Classic Danube River Cruise with Oberammergau Passion Play featuring a 6-night Danube River Cruise, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Munich

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  • Collette, Inc.

Cruise past breathtaking scenery pausing along the way in quaint villages and lively cities on a timeless trip down the Danube River. Your lovely state-of-the-art craft offers a special treat – unlimited wine at every dinner. Discover regal Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” as well as Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava. Explore Vienna’s historic sites as you are immersed in the city’s atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Drift along the river through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns. Behold Munich’s many charms including its world-famous Glockenspiel. In the charming Bavarian village of Oberammergau, you’ll witness a spectacular performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play, whose origins date back to 1634. Watch as the entire village comes together to present you with their rendition of this Biblical story.

Highlights
  • Board a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.
  • Cruise through the stunning Wachau Valley.
  • Visit Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century.
  • Discover Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava.
  • Take a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.
  • Witness a performance of the 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play.
  • Attend the Captain's Gala Dinner.
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Bratislava: Esztergom Szentendre

Esztergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings and seat of the Archbishop, is one of the highlights of this excursion. Your tour starts with a visit of the vast domed basilica, the largest cathedral in Hungary. Built in the early 19th century, it incorporates an ornate red marble chapel from an earlier church. Continue along the Danube to the imposing ruined fortress of Visegrad for a glorious view of the “knee” of the Danube. Then drive along the banks of the Danube to the artists’ village of Szentendre, a charming little town with two main churches showing signs of Serbian Orthodox influence, and brightly painted Baroque houses in the town center. Szentendre has developed as a center for ceramics, thanks to the influence of the local artist Margit Kovacs, who lived from 1920 to 1977. Continue south to Budapest along the scenic west bank of the River Danube. Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, it may be purchased once you are on board the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option once purchased it will be nonrefundable Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £70


Vienna: Sound of Vienna Concert

Enjoy an evening full of music. A special orchestra event in a local venue sparks off a unique firework of the most beautiful compositions from the king of waltz, Johann Strauss, as well as beloved Mozart. Excellent musicians, opera singers and magical ballet dancers present an evening full of Viennese charm with beautiful waltzes, polkas and operetta melodies performed at their highest level. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, it may be purchased once you are onboard the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option, once purchased it will be nonrefundable. Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £85


Vienna: The Schonbrunn Palace

Travel from the port via motorcoach to one of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings, Schonbrunn Palace. Schonbrunn Palace was modeled after the palace of Versailles, the residence of King Louis XIV (Le Roi Soleil) and was the long time summer residence of the Hapsburgs. You will have the opportunity to view the state apartments and ceremonial rooms, and then take a stroll through the palace’s beautiful gardens. The Schonbrunn Palace is one of Austria's treasures and a sight to be seen! Duration approximately 3.5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, it may be purchased once you are on board the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Once purchased, this option will be nonrefundable. Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £75


Innsbruck: Wachau Valley including Melk Abby

This is your opportunity to visit the Benedictine Melk Abbey, which has been home to a school since the 12th century and is home to an extensive medieval manuscript collection. The bluff on which Melk Abbey sits provides visitors with splendid views of the Wachau Valley and the Danube River. Duration approximately 3 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 20 passenger(s) is required to operate this option. This option is only available until 15 days prior to departure. After this time, it may be purchased once you are on board the cruise ship directly from the cruise line. Due to the nature of this option, once purchased it will be nonrefundable. Please note that the price is subject to change at any time prior to purchase.

Price: £95


Experiences
  • Take a walking tour of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city.
  • Discover Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava.
  • Board a cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline.
Destinations
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
Tour Types
  • Collette
  • River Cruise

Location: Budapest

Set out to explore the Danube River and experience the epic Oberammergau Passion Play.

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Location: Budapest

Unpack for a relaxing 6-night Danube River cruise. Your vessel offers the newest technology, a panoramic deck, terrace café, panorama salon and bar, excellent cuisine, outstanding service and unlimited wine and beer with every dinner onboard. After a welcome aboard cocktail reception and dinner, take in the essence of the region during an evening cruise to view Budapest’s stunning night skyline. Cap the night off with a fun-filled folklore show.

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Meals: Dinner

Location: Budapest

Embark on a tour of Budapest, Hungary’s lovely capital, featuring the historic Buda Castle area, Fisherman's Bastion and the 500-year-old St. Matthias Church. Enjoy splendid views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, nestled on opposing banks of the river.

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Budapest

Tour Slovakia's remarkable capital, Bratislava, and discover the city’s most celebrated sites including the 13th-century castle, Old Town, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, and the Archbishop's Palace. This afternoon, sail towards Vienna, Austria’s capital.

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Vienna

Join a local expert exploring Vienna's Imperial architecture including the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is at leisure to explore Vienna's Baroque elegance, stroll along the Kartner Strasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries.

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Emmersdorf

View the picturesque landscape as you cruise to the charming town of Emmersdorf. Relax and enjoy the scenery. This afternoon you continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns.

Accommodation: <I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Linz

This morning, enjoy a walking tour of the riverside town of Linz. Next, continue on to Passau which rests at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Enjoy a leisurely paced walking tour of this 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city, exploring the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Tonight you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala Dinner with your fellow passengers.

Accommodation: Oberammergau region hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Passau

Today, disembark your cruise ship and journey to Munich. Feel the energy of this lively and fascinating city during a tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel,* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Next, depart for the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps.

Accommodation: Oberammergau region hotel

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Oberammergau

This afternoon, witness a performance of the epic Passion Play. The original performance dates back to 1634. During the Thirty Year War, Oberammergau was spared the Black Plague and for this reason, the citizens vowed that every ten years they would give a play to honor the last days of the life of Christ. The performers of this once-in-a-decade event are all native to the village. To lend authenticity to the performance, the cast starts to grow their hair and beards more than a year in advance. Also, the intricate costumes are made locally by the villagers. During a break in the performance, join your fellow travelers for dinner before returning for the remainder of your Passion Play performance.

Accommodation: Movenpick Hotel Munich Airport

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Location: Oberammergau

Travel to nearby Linderhof Palace, one of the most artistic and stylistically complex ensembles of the 19th century. It is the only palace King Ludwig II of Bavaria was able to complete. Behind the Baroque façade is a Rococo world, rich in abundant ornamentation. Next, enjoy free time exploring medieval Füssen, the romantic town in the foothills of the Bavarian Alps. Make a special picture stop at Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany’s most famous castle and the inspiration for the castle in Sleeping Beauty. This evening, gather with your fellow travelers for a farewell dinner celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Location: Munich

Your tour comes to a close today.

Meals: Breakfast

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

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Start:Austria
Finish:Slovakia
Physical rating:1
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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