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

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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. 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. Drift along the river through the Wachau Valley dotted with castles and small riverside towns. Discover Vienna’s historic sites as you are immersed in the city’s atmosphere of opulence and elegance. Behold Munich’s many charms including its world-famous Glockenspiel. Discover regal Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube,” as well as Slovakia’s remarkable capital, Bratislava.

Highlights
  • Witness a performance of the 2022 Oberammergau Passion Play.
  • Cruise through the stunning Wachau Valley.
  • Attend the Captain's Gala Dinner.
  • 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.
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.
Options
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


Destinations
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Europe
Tour Types
  • River Cruise
  • Scenic
  • Traditional Coach
  • 50 plus
  • Couples
  • Seniors
  • Fishing
  • Shopping
  • Walking
  • Art
  • History
  • Ruins-Archaeology

Location: Oberammergau

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

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

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Location: Oberammergau

Your tour begins in the quaint village of Oberammergau, nestled in the Bavarian Alps and renowned for wood-carving and the Passion Play. Time permitting, enjoy a brief orientation walk through town before sitting down for a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,Dinner,

Location: Oberammergau, Passion Play Theater 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: ,<I>MS Amadeus Silver II</I>

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Oberammergau, Munich, Passau

Journey to Munich for a fascinating city tour that highlights Olympic Park, the world-famous Glockenspiel* and Marienplatz, a beautiful square surrounded by shops, restaurants and cafés. Continue to the charming town of Passau, a 2,000-year-old fairy-tale city that rests at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers. Unpack for a relaxing 6-night Danube River cruise aboard your lovely ship. This 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. Meet your crew at a welcome aboard cocktail reception, followed by a delightful dinner.

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

Meals: ,Breakfast,Dinner,

Location: Passau, Linz

Join a local guide on a leisurely paced walking tour of Passau. Explore the ornate Baroque architecture, the quaint cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Continue sailing to Linz, Austria’s third-largest city, and enjoy a tour of the riverside town of Linz featuring the 13th-century Hauptplatz (Austria’s largest medieval square) and the 18th-century Trinity Column. Enjoy free time to explore the old castle grounds, the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-Gothic New Cathedral, Austria’s largest church.

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

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Linz, Wachau

This morning, enjoy a leisurely morning of board your cruise ship. This afternoon, continue cruising through the romantic Wachau Valley, dotted with magnificent castles and small riverside towns. Sail towards Vienna, Austria’s beautiful capital city.

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, visit one of their famous museums, 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: Bratislava, 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. Continue sailing to Budapest, “Queen of the Danube.” Tonigiht you are invited to attend the Captain's Gala with your fellow passengers.

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

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,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. Gather this evening for a farewell dinner, then 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, celebrating the end of an unforgettable journey.

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

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Budapest

Your tour comes to a close today.

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Included
  • Accommodation
  • Drinks with Meals
    -(non-alcoholic)
  • Train Tickets
    -(if train occurs once tour starts and before tour ends – i.e. not airport transfers)
  • Meals – Half Board
  • Fully Guided

Not Included
  • Airport Transfers at Destination
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  • Country Entry Visas
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  • Tipping and Gratuities
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No, unless you purchase and land and air package from Collette.
No, the fees associated with required Visa’s are an additional expense.
We can accommodate children as young as 5 years old, provided they are traveling / rooming with a parent or legal guardian.
Effective immediately and until further notice, all guests will be required to bring one of the following: proof of vaccination (official vaccination certificate in paper or electronic form), proof of recovery from COVID-19 or a negative test result (FDA Approved diagnostic) for a test performed 72-hours or less from the start date of the tour with you on tour to verify information you will be pro
Yes, our Customer Care center would be happy to help.
That will vary by country of residence and country destination.
Primarily, yes. All of the coaches used must meet rigourous safety and cleanliness standards.
Yes. Baggage is limited to 1 checked bag and 1 carry per person.
Absolutely. Out tours are crafted with that in mind – striking a balance between included experiences and time to explore on your own.
Varies by tour, but typically thjey are 4* / 4*+, and an occaissional 5*
Igratuities for included meals and accommodation housekeeping are included. It is customary to tip you Tour Manager and driver at the end of the tour.
Yes, you will receive full information within the weeks leading up to your departure.
Yes, most likely. Our tours draw travelers from the United States, Canada and Australia, predominatly.
Yes, an experienced Tour Manager, with the passion for travel, discovery and the destination - will guide you through your journey from start to finish,

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

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This tour is operated by Collette, Inc.

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Start:Austria
Finish:Slovakia
Group size:10 - 44
Suitable for: 5-99
Physical rating:Low, Activity Level 1
Diets:Vegetarians, Please contact Collette with any specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
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