The classic Route
Passau - Vienna - Bratislava - Budapest

The most popular river-cruise of all is the approx. 600 km long way from Passau to Budapest. Romantic narrow valleys, lovely wineyards and the expanses of the Hungarian plains are in charming interplay with each other. In the middle of all these you can find abbeys, castles and palaces as well as the three EU-capital cities Vienna, Bratislava & Budapest.

7 x nights

Entertainment evenings

A, SK, H

Train travel bookable

from € 698,- / 7 x nights in 2-bed cabin astern, full board and much more

Dates 2019

Low season:
Friday, September 27th till October 4th
(not available)

High season:

Friday, May 3rd till May 10th (not available)

Friday, May 24th till May 31st(not available)

Friday, July 5th till July 12th (not available)

Friday, August 30th till September 6th (not available)

Friday, September 13th till September 20th (not available)

Friday, September 20th till September 27th (not available)

Day 1, Passau
Friday - Individual arrival to Passau. Embarkation starting at 3 pm. Welcome Snack. 4.30 pm transfer from parking spot or 4.45 pm from railway station to the ship. Departure with MS Primadonna at 7 pm.

Day 2, Melk - Dürnstein
Saturday - Passage through the Strudengau. Optional: Abbey visit in Melk. Through the Wachau to Dürnstein (UNESCO-world heritage)

Day 3, Bratislava
Sunday - In the morning arrival in Bratislava, guided city walk (1 h). Optional: Visit of the Primatial palace with Slovakian national gallery or the Pressburg (interesting exhibitions) or time for an individual visit of the city. Entertainment evening in the board theatre.

Day 4, Budapest
Monday - In the morning shipping through the "Danube knee" (Donauknie) to Budapest. Optional: City sightseeing tour by bus (3 h). In the afternoon individual visit of the city. In the evening shipping through the festive-illuminated city.

Day 5, Esztergom - Komárno
Tuesday - Arrival in Esztergom in the morning. Walk to the cathedral (1.5 km), the mother of the Hungarian church including a guided tour. Shipping to Komárno in the afternoon. Guided walking tour through the castle city and city of birth of Franz Lehár. Entertainment evening in the board theatre.

Day 6, Vienna
Wednesday - Arrival in Vienna in the morning. Optional: bus tour through the city of Waltz & ticket treasury in the Hofburg with the German imperial crown/empire-insignia. Tasting of Austrian quality-wines in the board theatre and Danube-quiz.

Day 7, Grein - Linz
Thursday - Arrival in the morning in Grein, the baroque ship city; Concert in the great hall of the castle. Arrival in Linz in the early afternoon. Ride to the top of the Postlingberg with great views over the whole city and visit of the Linz castle.

Day 8, Passau
Saturday - Disembarkation until 10 am. Bus transfer at 9.30 am to the parking place or train station.

In the map you will find the route of the cruise.

CabintypeLow season
price p.p.
High season
price p.p.
2-Bed cabin main deck ASTERN€ 698,-€ 799,-
2-Bed cabin main deck€ 788,-€ 889,-
2-Bed cabin upper deck€ 1.196,-€ 1.456,-
2-Bed cabin promenade deck€ 1.236,-€ 1.496,-

Prices are valid for booking online. If booked by telephone or as written booking surcharge of + € 10, - /person on all prices.


  • Cruise Passau - Budapest - Passau including harbour fees
  • 7 x full board according to culinary in the booked cabin category
  • Private parking Passau (fenced private property, unattended) including transfer to / from the ship
  • 4 entertainments in the on-board theatre
  • 1 x partial body massage (à 20 min.), 1 x Hydrojet-massage (á 15 min.) and 1 x traditional beard shave per cabin
  • Cathedral tour Esztergom
  • Classic-hits concert in Grein
  • Guided city tour Bratislava (1 hour) and Komárno
  • Ticket Linz castle
  • Ticket Pöstlingbergbahn (Europe´s steepest railway) return
surcharges for single cabin usage in % on the base price
main deck ASTERN+ 0% surcharge
main deck+ 50% surcharge
upper & promenade deck+ 75% surcharge

Surcharge Beverage package € 168,-

Non-alcoholic drinks, coffee/tea, sparkling wine, open wines, beer.


  • Sightseeing tour Vienna (Hop-On Hop-Off) & ticket treasury
  • Visit of the Primatial palace in Bratislava with Slovakian national gallery or Pressburg
  • Guided tour abbey Melk (1.5 km walk/train booakable on spot)
  • Sightseeing tour Budapest

The land excursions are, depending on availability, also each bookable on the ship, e.g. sightseeing tour Budapest € 40,- pp.

Your contact person

Julia Beyer
Tel: (+43) 0732-2080-5001
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