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Danube Rhapsody, Passau - Budapest - Passau (8 Days)

The Amadeus Brilliant, launched in April 2011, is one of the newest additions to the growing Amadeus fleet. Measuring 110 metres in length and 11.4 metres in width this beautiful vessel complements the existing fleet perfectly. With a total of 4 decks, the ship features just 67 cabins and 9 additional suites, all with en suite shower facilities and most of which offer a French balcony. Other amenities include a spacious sun deck with sun loungers, international restaurant serving exquisite cuisine and an intimate lounge bar.





Embark in Passau at 16.00hrs.

Day 1: Passau

Arrive in Passau and check in from 4pm onwards. Settle in to your cabin as the ship sets sail at 5pm and enjoy a Welcome Cocktail as you explore the range of amenities on board. Later this evening you can meet your fellow passengers at a Welcome Dinner on the ship.

Day 2: Emmersdorf - Vienna

Spend the morning at Emmersdorf where you may join an optional excursion to the Melk Abbey with wine tasting. Arrive in Vienna in the evening. You may attend an optional 'Sound of Vienna' classical concert.

Day 3: Vienna

Spend a full day exploring Vienna where you may join an optional city tour in the morning and an optional guided tour of the Schonbrunn Palace in the afternoon.

Day 4: Budapest

The ship docks in Budapest late morning and from here you can take an optional city sightseeing tour, introducing you to historic Buda and cosmopolitan Best on either side of the Danube. In the evening you may join an optional evening cruise in Budapest with a folklore show.

Day 5: Budapest - Esztergom

The ship docks in Budapest this morning where you can join an optional Puszta excursion, travelling into the Hungarian Plains to see a display of the horsemanship for which the region is famous. In the afternoon join an optional excursion to the scenic Danube Bend region, calling at the small artists' settlement of Szentendre and at historic Esztergom, rejoining the ship near Esztergom in the early evening.

Day 6: Bratislava

Today your cruise continues towards the Slovakian capital, Bratislava. You may choose to join the optional sightseeing tour, which reveals the city's impressive history. This afternoon's optional excursion brings you to the Imperial Festival Palace, Castle Hof, a magnificent Baroque complex that was built in the early 18th Century and is immensely rich in culture and heritage.

Day 7: Linz

In the afternoon the ship arrives in the town of Linz where you may join an optional walking tour of this pretty town.

Day 8: Passau

Arrive in Passau early this morning and disembark after enjoying your final breakfast on board.


Disembark in Passau after breakfast on the last day.


  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • All meals during your cruise
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Quality red and white wines with dinner on board
  • Welcome Cocktail
  • Welcome Dinner
  • Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Evening Cruise "Budapest by Night" with folklore programme
  • Port taxes and local taxes
  • Daily onboard music programme


  • Optional excursions and tours as detailed in itinerary (please ask our agents about pre-booking optional packages)
  • Gratuities
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Flights and transfers

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