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Classical Danube Cruise (Budapest - Passau) - Lueftner Cruises
8 days

Classical Danube Cruise (Budapest - Passau)

From Budapest to Passau
Tour Operator:
Lueftner Cruises
Ship capacity:
150
Age range:
8 to 99
Operated in:
English, German
Tour id:
79160
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US $1,838
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Highlights

  • Explore Hungary's throbbing capital city, Budapest
  • Take in stunning views of the historic Bratislava
  • Cruise through picturesque Wachau in Austria
  • Experience Regensburg the Bavarian way

Itinerary

Start in Budapest and end in Passau! With the River Cruise tour Classical Danube Cruise (Budapest - Passau), you have a 8 days tour package taking you through Budapest, Hungary and 9 other destinations in Europe. Classical Danube Cruise (Budapest - Passau) includes accommodation, an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Welcome Dinner & Evening Cruise
  2. Day 2: Visit to Esztergom, the former imperial residence of Hungary
  3. Day 3: Visit to historic old town of Bratislava
  4. Day 4: Walk through the gardens of Schönbrunn Castle
  5. Day 5: Cruise along the romantic Wachau valley
  6. Day 6: Excursion to the Mozart-town of Salzburg
  7. Day 7: Bavarian evening on board
  8. Day 8: Farewell
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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Flights
  • Insurance
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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.2
  • Itinerary
    Good
    4.0
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.3
  • Accommodation
    Good
    3.9
  • Food
    Excellent
    4.4
  • 4.5
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  • LW
    · September 20th, 2019
    The staff was friendly and the service was really good. The excursions were all worth visiting. I enjoyed the stay in Amadeus Brilliant. In addition, Tourradar was reliable. It gave me prompt assistance wherever I asked a question or requested help.
    Trip date: August 2019
  • J
    · September 14th, 2019
    We cruised from Budapest to Passau and visited 3 capital cities and several smaller ones. The weather was hot and sunny in the first 2 days, then we had pouring rain in Vienna and unstable weather in the later part of the cruise. Nonetheless, we... Show more
    Trip date: August 2019
  • TC
    · May 29th, 2019
    The transfer from the airport that should have taken me to the ship did not happen so it left a sour note right at the beginning. The people at TourRadar were doing some investigation about the missed transfer, but I felt that they doubted my claim.... Show more
    Trip date: May 2019
  • EL
    · May 19th, 2019
    The itinerary was great. WE loved Budapest, and Vienna especially. Magdalena the ship's cruise director talked about the tours the day before so we knew what to expect. There was lots of food. The desserts were 5 star!. All staff friendly, amazing.
    Trip date: May 2019
  • LB
    · June 4th, 2018
    Overall, it was enjoyable. Room was clean and while not spacious, was just enough space. Meals were quite large and very tasty. The excursions were sometimes a bit long but maybe I noticed more due to the heat. All the staff were pleasant and helpful.
    Trip date: May 2018
  • BB
    · May 7th, 2018
    Cruise was fantastic. Staff very attentive.
    Trip date: April 2018
  • Classical Danube Cruise (Budapest - Passau) reviewer 7
    · November 18th, 2017
    Cruise ship was well maintained and accommodations were good. Staff relatively attentive and helpful. On this particular cruise, being English speaking and having more than half the passengers be part of a Japanese tour group and the majority of the... Show more
    Trip date: November 2017
  • NL
    · November 12th, 2017
    From start to end this trip was everything we had wanted it to be. The service was cordial and professional. The tours were excellent and very very informative. Glad we decided to take extra excursions. The boat was sparkling clean at all times and... Show more
    Trip date: November 2017

Dates & Availability

8 days
Classical Danube Cruise (Budapest - Passau)
From Budapest to Passau
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  • Tuesday
    6 Jul, 2021
    English, German
    Tuesday
    13 Jul, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,419
  • Saturday
    21 Aug, 2021
    English, German
    Saturday
    28 Aug, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,419
  • Wednesday
    25 Aug, 2021
    English, German
    Wednesday
    1 Sep, 2021
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    $2,419
  • Saturday
    2 Oct, 2021
    English, German
    Saturday
    9 Oct, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,063
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  • Wednesday
    20 Oct, 2021
    English, German
    Wednesday
    27 Oct, 2021
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,223
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    Monday
    11 Apr, 2022
    English, German
    Monday
    18 Apr, 2022
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,161
    $1,837
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    Tuesday
    14 Jun, 2022
    English, German
    Tuesday
    21 Jun, 2022
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,210
    $1,879
    0% Interest Instalments
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    Saturday
    30 Jul, 2022
    English, German
    Saturday
    6 Aug, 2022
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,333
    $1,983
    0% Interest Instalments
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    Sunday
    21 Aug, 2022
    English, German
    Sunday
    28 Aug, 2022
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,456
    $2,088
    0% Interest Instalments
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    Friday
    30 Sep, 2022
    English, German
    Friday
    7 Oct, 2022
    Multiple Room Types
    $2,456
    $2,088
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Frequently Asked Questions

    • What payment methods are accepted on board?

      You can make payments by cash, bank card with Maestro symbol and credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club and American Express) on board. The currency on board is the Euro; however, the following currencies are accepted to settle your on-board account if needed: Swiss franc (CHF), British pound (GBP) US dollar (USD) and Norwegian krone (NOK).

    • I have a special dietary requirement can this be catered for?

      There is always a vegetarian option for all meals on board the ships, however, if you have other special dietary requirements or suffer from food allergies, please inform your cruise specialist at the time of booking. On a request basis, Lueftner's chefs will certainly provide special dishes suitable for people with conditions such as lactose or gluten intolerance and will do their very best to offer an alternative to every guest where required.

    • How much luggage can you take on board?

      On Lueftner cruises there are no restrictions with luggage in regards to the number of bags each guest may bring on board the ships, however, please bear in mind storage space is limited, and it is recommended that each passenger brings only one checked bag and one piece of hand luggage.

    • Is there a dress code on board?

      There is no strict dress code on board as Lueftner like their guests to feel comfortable, however, they do recommend elegant clothing for dinner and for special occasions.

In regards to what clothing to pack here are some recommendations: 

Comfortable, casual clothing is appropriate both onshore and onboard and we suggest lightweight clothing that can be layered. Shorts are appropriate for most tours, however long pants may be required for inside visits on some excursions. Your cruise manager will advise when and if this is required. Mix-and-match color schemes work best to help keep baggage light. You will find a significant amount of walking over uneven terrain during your time ashore. We recommend comfortable walking shoes with good ankle support. Sturdy sandals are another good option.

Don’t forget to pack a lightweight, waterproof jacket (preferably hooded) or even a heavier-weight wind-breaker for cooler temperatures. Also, keep in mind that the ship, motor coaches and other venues visited on our itinerary are air-conditioned and may be quite cool. We recommend you that you pack a lightweight sweater or long sleeve shirts and carry them with you on excursions.

    • Can you arrange transfers?

      Once you have a confirmed booking on the cruise, we can request transfers to and from the port for you. For more information please do not hesitate to contact us.

    • Is the price fixed throughout the year?

      The price will vary according to departure date (high season in the summer months) and the ship that would be used during the cruise.

    • Is a single supplement available?

      If you are travelling alone on this tour, a mandatory single supplement will be added to the tour price. You can see the additional surcharge on the 'Book Now' page.

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    Good to Know

    • Currency
      Euro
      Austria and Germany
      Ft
      Forint
      Hungary
    • Plugs & Adapters

      As a traveller from USA, Canada, England, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa you will need an adaptor for types C, E, F.

      Type C
      Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia
      Type E
      Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia
      Type F
      Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia
    • Vaccines
      • These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
      • Tick-borne encephalitis - Recommended for Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. Ideally 6 months before travel.
      • Hepatitis A - Recommended for Hungary and Slovakia. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
      • Hepatitis B - Recommended for Hungary and Slovakia. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    • Visa
      • Unfortunately we cannot offer you a visa application service. Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and where you wish to travel. Assuming your home country does not have a visa agreement with the country you're planning to visit, you will need to apply for a visa in advance of your scheduled departure.
      • Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.
    • Payment information
      • For any tour departing before August 10th, 2021 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after August 10th, 2021, a minimum payment of 20% is required to confirm your booking with Lueftner Cruises. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 95 days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
      • The following cards are accepted for "Lueftner Cruises" tours: Visa, Maestro, Mastercard, American Express or PayPal. TourRadar does NOT charge you an extra fee for using any of these payment methods.
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      Some tours are not suitable for mobility-restricted traveller, however, some operators may be able to accommodate special requests. For any enquiries, you can contact our customer support team, who are ready and waiting to help you.

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