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New Year Cruise on the Danube

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Round Trip Passau to Budapest7 Days

Bratislava, Slovakia
Bratislava, Slovakia

See the New Year in in style on this relaxed and stylish river cruise aboard one of the elegant Amadeus fleet from Lüftner Cruise. From the Bavarian city of Passau (where three rivers meet) the cruise goes downstream to Budapest, the beautiful capital of Hungary.

Visit 3 capital cities and pass wonderful winter scenery such as the Schlögener loops below Passau, the picturesque Wachau district of Austria (steeped in legends) and the magnificent Benedictine abbey at Melk.

What's Included

  • 6 nights' full board cruise
  • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Quality red and white wines with dinner
  • 24 Hour coffee station on board the ship
  • Cocktail reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Onboard entertainment and enrichment programme
  • New Year's Eve cruise through Budapest with fantastic firework displays
  • Memorable New Year's celebration on board
  • Daily musical performances
  • Services of an experienced multilingual cruise director
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise
  • All port charges and local taxes
  • Flexible optional excursion packages allow you to choose the itinerary that suits you.

Day 1: Passau

Map of the Danube River
Map of the Danube River

Board your luxuruous ship from 4pm onwards. Enjoy a welcome cocktail as you settle into your cabin and explore the range of amenities on board. This evening there will be a Welcome Dinner on board.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Vienna

Arrive in Vienna this afternoon where you may wish to take part in an optional city tour, showcasing all the main attractions such as the State Opera, the Hofburg Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral. Alternatively you can spend the afternoon at leisure, exploring at your own pace.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3 (New Year's Eve): Budapest

Sail into Budapest at lunchtime today. Spend the afternoon exploring independently or join an optional city tour before returning to the ship for an celebratory evening of entertainment to see in the New Year. You will have a first class view of Budapests wonderful firework dsplay as we take an evening cruise, passing magnificent floodlit buildings on both sides of the river, and under the illuminated chain bridge to the sounds of a lively gypsy band as we celebrate New Year's Eve on board.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4 (New Year's Day): Budapest

This morning's breakfast offers some 'anti-hangover' remedies for anyone who may have seen the New Year in with a little too much enthusiasm! The ship casts off from Budapest at midday. Spend the whole day aboard relaxing on board as the pretty winter landscapes float by.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Bratislava

Today's port of call is the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, a city with a history dating back over 2000 years. An optional guided tour will introduce you to the main sights, including the 13th century castle, which offers breathtaking views over Slovakia, Hungary and Austria. Tonight the Captain invites you to his Gala Dinner.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Melk/Emmersdorf

The ship travels through the scenic wine region of the Wachau today, arriving in Emmersdorf at lunchtime. From here you can join an optional tour of the Wachau region, incorporating a visit to the impressive Benedictine Abbey at Melk and a wine tasting session. In the late afternoon, set sail along the Danube towards the German border.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Passau

Your New Year's Danube cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Passau after a final breakfast on board.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

Lüftner MS Amadeus Queen

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver III

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver II

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

Lüftner MS Amadeus Silver

Overview

Lüftner vessels are a premium river vessels, providing outstanding comfort and quality, accompanied by superb service in a classic and elegant atmosphere. Menus are carefully selected to include local specialities with each dish being a work of art.

They are bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

View Ship Factsheet & Deckplan

Lüftner MS Amadeus Royal - Deck Plan

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Luftner MS Amadeus Royal - deck plan
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Lüftner MS Amadeus Elegant - Deck Plan

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Brilliant - Deck Plan

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Diamond - Deck Plan

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Lüftner MS Amadeus Princess - Deck Plan

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Luftner MS Amadeus Princess - deck plan
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Cruise Only

In order to provide clients with the upmost flexibility in travel choices these cruise prices are quoted on a cruise only basis.

Please call for a flight inclusive price to meet your specific requirements.

DepartShipRouteFrom
Dec 29Amadeus Silver IIPassau-Passau£1067Cabin Upgrades 
Lower DeckCat C-4172 ft², fixed windows£1067
Lower DeckCat C-1172 ft², fixed windows£1281
Middle DeckCat B-4188 ft², French balcony£1536
Middle DeckCat B-1188 ft², French balcony£1674
Upper DeckCat A-1188 ft², French balcony£1867
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside balcony£2224
Optional ExcursionsPriceAB
City tour of Vienna£27Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
City Tour of Budapest£26Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
City tour of Bratislava£26Green Tick IconGreen Tick Icon
Wachau, incl Melk Abbey & Wine tasting£44Green Tick Icon
Total£80£124
Pre-purchase Package Price£67£105

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What our Clients say

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Mrs Hopkins, AmaWaterways - Grand Danube

I cannot fault Global River Cruising. I have never been on a cruise before so inevitably felt a little anxiety - which deck to book a cabin on, how long a cruise for a first-timer, help with alternative travel to avoid London Airports,....all these and others instilled a trust that was reassuring.

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Mr Collier, Scenic - Rhine Highlights

Simeon at GRC organised a trip for four of us a couple of years ago and was excellent. So we have asked him to do the same for us again this year and once again to our complete satisfaction.

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