Passau to Passau -
5 night Danube Discoveru River Cruise
DAY 1: Engelhartszell (Embarkation)
Where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet, pretty Passau is the well-located starting point for your Danube journey. Arrive a day or two before your river cruise, and spend some time getting to know the impressive Altstadt (Old Town) complete with magnificently grand buildings reflecting the city's colourful history.
DAY 2: Vienna
As scenic sailing goes, the picture-perfect stretch of Danube river valley between Melk and Krems is pretty hard to beat. Famed for its cute towns dotting verdant landscapes dipping into the River Danube, the Wachau Valley is best enjoyed from the Sun Deck or balcony of your A-ROSA ship. We'll pass through the Wachau Valley in the morning, so put down the book, grab a coffee, and let the scenery unfurl in front of you...
There is simply nowhere like Vienna. Rich in culture, gastronomy and good looks, this grand city is wonderful at any time of year. Picture Baroque palaces, enormous beautifully-tended gardens hidden behind unassuming facades, the grandest of coffee houses where you can practically sense the historic figures of yesteryear putting their heads together. From Freud to Klimt, Beethoven to Strauss, this intellectual and musical juggernaut will undoubtedly be one of the highlights of your Danube cruise. And that's without even mentioning the famous Sachertorte…
An overnight stay here in the city will be one of the main highlights of your Danube river cruise. You may decide to put on the glad rags and head out for a classical music concert. Schoenbrunn's is particularly impressive. But whatever you choose to do, you can enjoy in the knowledge your stylish and comfortable A-Rosa ship is waiting for you back in port.
DAY 3: Bratislava
Squeezed snugly between Austria and Hungary, Slovakia’s capital Bratislava may be compact, but it packs a punch in history, culture and striking looks. With a location that has carved it out as an ethnic melting pot since ancient times, you can expect to see the influence play out in every corner of the city. Picture a medieval and Gothic old town alive with the sound of different languages and nationalities, grand baroque palaces built by Hungarian nobility and communist-era blocks and unique futuristic bridge reflecting its more recent past. Travel outside of the city, along the banks of the River Danube, and you’ll also find the surrounding area is naturally blessed too. Rolling away to the north of Bratislava, you’ll discover the excellent vineyards of the Small Carpathians waiting to be discovered.
DAY 4: Krems - Melk
Sometimes on a river cruise, it's the unexpected stops that surprise you. And Krems an der Donau may well be just that place. Krems, as it's known to its friends, is a small town that punches well above its weight both culturally and scenically. Time here is best spent meandering the banks of the River Danube, dipping into the story-book perfect churches and museums and sampling the region's world-class Riesling and Grüner Veltliner wines.
No visit to Melk would be complete without discovering its famous abbey. Set high above the River Danube commanding incredible views across this area's beautiful valleys and Melk's cute cobbled town, Melk Abbey is undoubtedly the star of the show. Inside, you'll find rooms perfectly combining the Baroque and the modern, fascinating artefacts and exhibitions and, the jewel in the crown, the stunning library with intricately frescoed ceiling, spiral staircase and thousands upon thousands of books.
DAY 5: Wachau Passage
Where the future meets the past, the buzzing city of Linz mixes charming Altstadt (Old Town) splendour with a cutting-edge technology scene. Expect daring art installations, a futuristic gallery and a fantastic cosmopolitan feel in the city named European Capital of Culture in 2009. The Austria of your imagination is always just footsteps away though, dip into the Altstadt and find yourself lost amidst Renaissance houses and cosy restaurants.
DAY 6: Engelhartszell (Disembarkation)Your cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Engelhartszell after breakfast.
Engelhartszell to Engelhartszell
|1||Engelhartszell (Austria)||5:00pm||Embarkation 2:00pm|
|2||Vienna (Austria)||01:00pm||Optional city tour of Vienna with free time|
|04:00am||Optional tour to Schoenbrunn Palace|
|3||Budapest (Hungary)||12:30pm||6:30pm||Optional city tour of Budapest with free time|
|3||Bratislava (Slovakia)||08:00am||12:00am||Optional city tour of Bratislava|
|4||Krems (Austria)||1:00pm||2:00pm||Stop for Melk Abbey excursion|
|4||Melk (Austria)||6:00pm||7:00pm||Pick up Melk Abbey Excursion|
|6||Engelhartszell (Austria)||7:00am||Disembarkation 08:00|
- subject to changes -
2023 Per Person Cruise Only Fares
|Departure||Ship||Cat (S) Deck 1
|Cat (A) / (G) Family
|Cat (C) Deck 2 French Doors||Cat (D) Deck 3 French Doors||Cat (E) Deck 3 Jr Suite French Doors||Cat (F)
**Please note that this is a bi-lingual ship with information provided in both English and German, and an international cruise host on board.**
REGULAR Rate includes: cruise and port taxes, listed INCLUDED excursions, and a beverage package - Soft Drinks, as well as tea and coffee specialties, Beer, sparkling white wine, Cremant and Prosecco (in a glass), as well as open wines and daily recommendations from the wine menu (by the glass), Cocktails and long drinks throughout the day and evening. Sightseeing excursions are not included and can be booked onboard.
Cabins are Cat B with
Cabins are Cat C with
4 front cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A
4 Deck Ship
Green Cabins are Cat D with
French doors, Lite blue is Jr Suite with French Doors and Dark blue are suites with balconies
Cabins are Cat C with
| Deck 1
2 yellow cabins
are Cat S
Other cabins are Cat A