Embark on a captivating journey across Central Europe with our exclusive Danube River cruise. The Danube, often called the “Queen of Europe’s Rivers,” meanders through the heart of the continent, bearing witness to centuries of art, history, and culture.
This meticulously crafted itinerary unveils a cultural tapestry woven from the vibrant threads of four enchanting countries. It’s a dream come true for both novice river cruisers and seasoned travellers, offering a new perspective on beloved destinations.
Our partners, local destination experts, are your keys to unlocking the extraordinary. They’ll lead you beyond the typical tourist trails, providing fresh insights into iconic sites, introducing you to charming hidden gems, and granting you VIP access to exclusive experiences. Imagine a private early-morning tour of Vienna’s renowned Kunstkammer art collection. Experience that and much more with this river cruise holiday!
From Budapest to Passau, this voyage along the Danube is a sensory feast of captivating landscapes and rich histories. Whether you’re a culture enthusiast or an adventurer at heart, this river cruise promises an unforgettable experience. Join us in exploring Central Europe’s best, and let the Danube unveil its secrets in the most enchanting way. Contact our travel experts to make this dream journey a reality.
Flights to Budapest and return from Munich
Flying from Dublin Airport
1 checked bag per person roundtrip
Transfer from cruise ship to airport included
Ports of Call: Budapest | Budapest | Bratislava, Vienna | Vienna | Dürnstein, Melk | Linz (Salzburg) | Passau | Passau
Based on 2 adults sharing
Travelling March 2024
Departures from March to November, call us to quote for your chosen date
Board S.S. Maria Theresa in Budapest
Bratislava to Vienna
Durstein to Melk
Day 2 Board S.S. Maria Theresa in Budapest
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport. If your cruise package includes a group arrival transfer or if you have purchased a private arrival transfer, you will be greeted by a Uniworld representative and transferred to the ship.
Day 3 Budapest
Budapest is an enchanting city that presents a vibrant mix of medieval and modern. Choose from available excursions and explore the city.
In the evening, a special Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner will be prepared for you.
You'll keep sailing towards Bratislava during the night.
Day 4 Bratislava to Vienna
Your ship sets sail from Bratislava later this morning and heads for Vienna today. You may relax onboard all day, perhaps enjoying a drink on the Sun Deck and taking in the scenery as the ship wends its way along the Danube Bend. When you arrive in Vienna, you’ll cap off your day with a private concert of Mozart and Strauss at a stunning Viennese palace.
Day 5 Vienna
Vienna is a cultural treasure trove revered for its art and music (and sinfully rich pastries). Experience the “City of Waltzes” with a highlight tour of the city, as well as an expertly led tour of an extraordinary collection of art at the renowned Vienna Art History Museum.
You have leisure time after your tour to explore Vienna on your own. You might wish to visit the Albertina Museum, which houses one million old-master prints and an impressive collection of works by 19th- and 20th-century painters, ranging from Renoir to Rothko.
Day 6 Durstein to Melk
Dürnstein is one of our favorite towns along the Danube, a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle (with an intriguing tale all its own). Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library. You have two ports of call in the incredibly scenic valley, and an assortment of delightful ways to explore this lovely region.
Day 7 Linz (Salzburg)
Mozart’s birthplace of Salzburg is nestled in a glorious alpine setting that sparkles like a winter wonderland. Linz may be best known for its famous Linzer torte, but it’s also a hotbed for the arts. See the sights with a local expert and visit a family at their farm in the countryside. Explore the different sides of this beautiful city with your choice of excursions.
Day 8 Passau
Passau is a crossroads in more ways than one, as three rivers meet here and three nations nearly do, making for a fascinating cultural mosaic. Get to know the town and its main claim to fame—Europe’s largest pipe organ—or “Let’s Go” with an invigorating riverside hike.
Day 9 Disembark in Passau
Disembark the ship. If your cruise package includes a group departure transfer or if you purchased a private departure transfer, you will be transferred to Munich Airport for your flight home.