Cruising the Beautiful Danube River

  • Aboard

    Croisi Euope river cruiser MS France on Full Board basis

  • Duration

    08 – 14 August 2024

  • From:

    Ebd Till 29 March – Twin Sharing €1,529

  • Visiting

    • Passau
    • Melk
    • Durnstein
    • Vienna
    • Esztergom
    • Budapest

The beautiful blue Danube
From Passau to Budapest via Melk and Vienna, these cities rich in culture and history will unveil their secrets. Discover the Schoenbrunn Palace and the beautiful Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its wooded hillsides, orchards, small villages, vineyards and monasteries, it is the most picturesque part of the Danube and where the majestic Dürnstein Castle stands.

Thursday, 08th August | Meet the tour leader at Malta International airport at 7 a.m for check in on our KM Malta flight departing to Munich at 9 a.m. Upon arrival, a private coach will transfer us to the centre of Munich for some free time. In the late afternoon we head to our 3-star hotel located outside Passau for room check-in and overnight.

Friday, 09th August | After breakfast and room check-out, transfer to Passau to enjoy some free time in this beautiful town. Described as the Bavarian Venice and also The City of Three Rivers, magical Passau is very much defined by water. Situated on a peninsula where the River Danube is met by the River Inn from the south and the Rive Ilz from the Bavarian Forest to the North. In the afternoon we then board our Croisi Europe river cruise ship for 5 nights of leisure, delicious food and breath-taking scenery. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail and then begin to cruise towards the beautiful region of Engelhartszell.

Saturday, 10th August | Join us on an optional excursion as we visit Melk Abbey. We’ll return to the ship in the late morning and cruise on to Dürnstein. Enjoy some free time exploring this picturesque village, with it’s Baroque-style church – the most famous in the Wachau region thanks to the legend of King Richard the Lionheart. We’ll return on board in the afternoon before cruising on to Vienna. After our arrival, join us on an optional Vienna by night excursion.

Sunday, 11th August | After breakfast join us on an optional morning excursion as we visit Vienna and Schoenbrunn Palace. Enjoy the afternoon free to explore this marvelous city at your own pace or you may wish to join an optional afternoon excursion taking a horse-drawn carriage ride though Vienna. We’ll return to the ship in the evening and cruise towards Budapest, passing through Bratislava on the way. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

Monday, 12th August | This morning you may wish to explore Esztergom, the former capital city of Hungary and known as the capital of the Danube Bend and famous for its beautiful cathedral. Back on board for lunch and we cruise the river onto Budapest. The Hungarian capital lies along the banks of the Danube and is one of the most attractive cities in Europe. Enjoy some free time sightseeing the city before returning to the ship. After dinner, join us on an optional excursion as we explore Budapest by night.

Tuesday, 13th August | After breakfast you may wish to join us on an optional morning guided tour of Budapest. After lunch you may join one of two optional excursions to discover the Gellert Baths and Spa or the Budapest Market Halls. After dinner, enjoy the evening exploring Budapest on your own or alternatively join us on an optional excursion enjoying an evening of traditional dancing in the city.

Wednesday, 14th August | Enjoy breakfast on board this morning before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. followed by transfer to Vienna airport in time for check in for our KM Malta Airlines flight departing at 5 p.m. arriving in Malta at 7.20 p.m.

Price per person | Main Deck Cabin

EBD Till 29 March – Twin Sharing €1,529

Normal Twin Sharing €1,579

Supplements :
• Upper Deck Cabin – €130 per person
• Single Cabin Supplement – €395

PRICE INCLUDES

  • KM Malta Airlines flights Malta to Munich & Vienna to Malta, Airport taxes & fuel surcharge
  • 20 kgs checked-in luggage & 10kgs cabin baggage
  • Airport transfers
  • 1 night accommodation in a 3-star hotel outside Passau on bed & breakfast basis
  • 5 nights on board the standard class Croisi Euope river cruiser MS France on Full Board basis (incl drinks but not ones on the special list), from dinner on the 1st day till breakfast on the last day
  • Services of a Tour Leader
  • All taxes and port fees
  • Services of an onboard hostess/host

Optional Excursions

Guided tour of the Melk Abbey€68
Guided tour of Vienna by Night€49
Guided tour of Vienna & Schoenbrunn Palace€104
Budapest by Night€36
Morning tour of Budapest€40
Traditional evening in Budapest€56
Total for all excursions€353
Special prepaid package for above 6 excursions
(if booked before 08 July)
€295

Alternate excursions

Carriage ride in Vienna€155
Gellert baths (bathing possible)€132
Budapest Market Halls€93

Travel Mall booking terms and conditions apply and are taken as being read  and consented to. Please read them carefully before booking.