A cruise on the beautiful Blue Danube and the Passion Play in Oberammergau , Germany

5-Night Cruise Budapest to Passau and 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Oberammergau (reverse direction)

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Budapest to Munich (OBP) - 8 days

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Munich to Budapest (OPB) - 8 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Munich (OBP)

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DAY 1: BUDAPEST (Embarkation Day)

Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 6:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before dinner. In the evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Evening of traditional entertainment in Budapest. This one-and-a-half-hour show will take you across all the regions of Hungary through its folklore and Gypsy dance and music.

DAY 2: BUDAPEST - BRATISLAVA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest. The metropole was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, with its winding streets, Turkish baths and Buda Castle; and Pest, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
DISCOVERY: Budapest bike tour. You’ll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride: a unique way to see the city’s historic center.
The afternoon will be spent cruising to Bratislava. Our ship will cruise through the night.

DAY 3: BRATISLAVA - VIENNA

We'll arrive in Bratislava in the early morning. Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. Lined by the Danube, Bratislava intrigues. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city which reveals magnificent baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares. The pastel-colored façades give its many houses their unique style.
DISCOVERY: Hiking in the Little Carpathians Protected Landscape Area, including the geographically rich Sandberg expanse. From Devin Castle, we’ll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
Our ship will cruise to Vienna. This evening, enjoy some free time or join us on an excursion common for both Classic and Discovery excurisons packages: Vienna by night. Vienna symbolizes power and strength through its architecture and monuments. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatize the lovely baroque structures.

DAY 4: VIENNA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Visit Schoenbrunn Palace, a former summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs. We’ll travel on The Ring, part of the vast changes to the Viennese cityscape that took place in the second half of the nineteenth century, before arriving at the palace. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in Austria.
DISCOVERY: Visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie and Klangforum Wien in residence. (Note: The tour of the Konzerthaus might be replaced by a tour of the Musikverein or the opera if it is booked for shows or not available) After, have a seat in one of the lovely cafés to enjoy a steaming cup of Viennese coffee and a pastry.


This afternoon, join us on an excursion common for both Classic and Discovery excursions packages: Tour Hofburg Palace, an imperial march through history, art and luxury. The Palace is also known for having been during 600 years the "Winter Residency" of the Habsburgs. You will visit the Sisi Museum and the Imperial Apartments and access the 19 official and private rooms that once belonged to Franz Joseph and Elisabeth. The Imperial Apartments are a reflection of the monarchic splendor.

In the evening, join us on an optional excursion: Concert of Viennese music (subject to availability). Famous waltz melodies will take you back to the era of Franz Joseph and Sisi. We'll start cruising during the night.

DAY 5: MELK - PASSAU

We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit of Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. You will be able to stroll through the streets of this medieval town and visit the Baroque abbey. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery that hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 900 students. In the evening, we'll start cruising towards Passau. Tonight is our gala dinner and evening.

DAY 6: PASSAU - Oberammergau

Enjoy one last buffet breakfast on board before discovering Passau on your own. With its charm and unique atmosphere, the “city of three rivers” is one of the most impressive sites located on the course of the Danube. 300 years ago, Italian master architects rebuilt the city in baroque style with high towers and picturesque squares which you’ll get to see while ambling down lovely paved streets. We’ll have lunch in town. Around 2.00 p.m., departure by coach to Oberammergau, known throughout the world for its Passion Play. After checking into a 3-star hotel, you’ll enjoy dinner in the area.

Day 7: Oberammergau - The Passion Play

You’ll be transferred by coach to the village. Enjoy the morning and lunch on your own. Use this time to stroll and take in the atmosphere and wonderful pastel-painted homes--some dating back to the 13th century--decorated with religious motifs. After, you’ll be transferred to the theater for the performance of the spectacular Passion Play.

In 1633, the residents vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague, they would produce a play thereafter depicting the life and death of Jesus. Performed during years ending in zero, it is considered as one of the grandest in the world.

The production involves over 2,000 performers, musicians, and stage hands--all residents of the village. They rehearse for over six months and present the play over 100 times during a performance year. The open-air theater adds to the magic of the show. We have reserved the best orchestra seats for our customers. A meal is included with the show and will be served during intermission. After the show, you’ll be transferred to the hotel by coach.

Day 8: Oberammergau - Munich

In the morning, you’ll be transferred by coach to the Munich airport. End of our services.

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Munich to Passau

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Day 1: Munich - Oberammergau

We’ll meet you at the Munich airport, where you’ll be transferred to Oberammergau, known throughout the world for its Passion Play. After checking into a 3-star hotel, you’ll enjoy dinner in the area.

Day 2: Oberammergau - The Passion Play

You’ll be transferred by coach to the village. Enjoy the morning and lunch on your own. Use this time to stroll and take in the atmosphere and wonderful pastel-painted homes--some dating back to the 13th century--decorated with religious motifs. After, you’ll be transferred to the theater for the performance of the spectacular Passion Play.

In 1633, the residents vowed that if God spared them from the bubonic plague, they would produce a play thereafter depicting the life and death of Jesus. Performed during years ending in zero, it is considered as one of the grandest in the world.

The production involves over 2,000 performers, musicians, and stage hands--all residents of the village. They rehearse for over six months and present the play over 100 times during a performance year. The open-air theater adds to the magic of the show. We have reserved the best orchestra seats for our customers. A meal is included with the show and will be served during intermission. After the show, you’ll be transferred to the hotel by coach.

Day 3: Oberammergau - PASSAU (Embarkation Day)

We’ll leave by coach for Passau, arriving for lunch. Enjoy some free time on your own in the city this afternoon. Known as the “City of Three Rivers” it is one of the most impressive sites along the Danube. The Old Town, created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century, contains soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes. We’ll board our ship at 6:00 p.m. and after comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail before we cast off. We’ll have dinner and cruise through the night.

Day 4: PASSAU - VIENNA

Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Melk Abbey. Originally a Baroque-style palace built between 1702 and 1736, it is now a Benedictine monastery and hosts a prestigious coed school with more than 700 students. We’ll return on board. When we arrive in Dürnstein, enjoy some time on your own. We’ll then begin to cruise towards Vienna. This evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Vienna by night. Vienna symbolizes power and strength through its architecture and monuments. Street lights and special lighting accentuate shapes and dramatize the lovely baroque structures.

Day 5: VIENNA

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Join us for a visit to Schoenbrunn Palace, a former summer residence for the Hapsburg monarchs. We’ll travel on The Ring, part of the vast changes to the Viennese cityscape that took place in the second half of the nineteenth century, before arriving at the palace. The 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural, and historical monuments in Austria.
DISCOVERY: Visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall, which has the Vienna Symphony, Vienna Chamber Orchestra, Wiener Singakademie and Klangforum Wien in residence.(1) After, have a seat in one of the lovely cafés to enjoy a steaming cup of Viennese coffee and a pastry.
Explore the city on your own this afternoon or as an option (price not included): set out on a horse and carriage ride through Vienna.
Tonight is our festive gala evening. We’ll cruise through the night towards Esztergom.

Day 6: ESZTERGOM - BUDAPEST

Enjoy time on your own in Esztergom. Established in 972 AD, Esztergom has always played an important role in Hungary's history. Take in the historic sites and the city's architectural heritage as you stroll down its streets. We’ll then spend the afternoon cruising to Budapest. This evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Budapest by night.

Day 7: BUDAPEST

Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest. The metropole was once two distinct cities united only in 1873: Buda, with its winding streets, Turkish baths and Buda Castle; and Pest, with its flatter landscape offering a panoramic view over the banks of the Danube.
DISCOVERY: Budapest bike tour. You’ll see all the important sights of the city on an easy-paced ride: a unique way to see the city’s historic center.
Enjoy the afternoon on your own or as an option (price not included): join us for an optional visit to the famous Gellert Baths. The current spa was founded in 1918, and a visit to the Art Nouveau thermal baths is a beautiful and historical experience. (Don’t forget to bring your swimsuit!)
This evening, join us on an excursion for both packages: Traditional entertainment in Budapest. Enjoy an evening of traditional Hungarian entertainment in one of the city’s theaters. To the beat of lively Gypsy music, you’ll dive into the local folklore and learn about the country's diverse traditions.

Day 8: BUDAPEST (Disembarkation Day)

Enjoy breakfast on board this morning. End of our services.

 

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise .
  • Until further notice, it is only possible to select one of the 2 excursions packages on offer. You will thus only be able to book the Classic Package OR the Dynamic Package. Please advise at the time of booking the excursion package you wish to choose.

2020 Departure Dates

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin and the SINGLE TRAVELER rate.
From Budapest (OBP)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Suite w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin Suite w/ french balcony - Single Passenger Rate
Jun 17, 2020
Symphonie
$3,922
$4,187
$4,187
$5,579
$5,844
$5,844
Jul 17, 2020
Symphonie
$3,831
$4,096
$4,096
$5,488
$5,753
$5,753
Aug 26, 2020
Symphonie
$3,831
$4,096
$4,096
$5,488
$5,753
$5,753
               
From Munich (OPB)
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Suite w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Lower Deck Cabin w/ picture window - Single Traveler Rate
Upper Deck Cabin w/ french balcony- 2 twin beds
Upper Deck Cabin Suite w/ french balcony - Single Passenger Rate
Jul 20, 2020
Symphonie
$3,701
$3,966
$3,966
$5,358
$5,623
$5,623
Aug 21, 2020
Symphonie
$3,831
$4,096
$4,096
$5,488
$5,753
$5,753
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

Prices Include:

your cruise with all meals from dinner on D3 to buffet breakfast on D8 drinks on board the ship (excluding drinks from our wine list and those from our special list at the bar) extended stay in Oberammergau on half-board basis from dinner on D1 to breakfast on D3, accommodation in a three-star hotel, ticket to the Oberammergau Passion Play in category 1 + meal during intermission, transportation by coach, the services of a guide from D1 to D3, lunch on D3 the excursions included in the package selected except carriage ride through Vienna and excursion to Gellert Baths accommodation in double-occupancy cabin with shower in private bathroom welcome cocktail onboard entertainment gala dinner and evening assistance from our onboard host/hostess all port fees

Prices Do Not Include:

Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers) • Travel Cancellation Insurance • Drinks from the wine list and champage from the onboard bar • The drinks served during excursions, transfers and Oberammergau extended stay • The carriage ride through Vienna and the excursion to Gellert Baths • Gratuities • Personal expenses

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