Viking Danube River Cruise

from Budapest to Passau

Departing sunday may 14 for 12 days / 11 nights


Join us on this River Cruise of a lifetime with Viking River Cruises… With Ports of Call in Budapest, Hungary - Bratislava, Slovakiaf, Germany - Passau, Vienna, Austria, Krems, Austria, Linz, Austria and Germany - Linz, Austria - Vienna, Austria - Hainburg, Austria and Passau, Germany. We sail aboard the Viking Aegir…a true delight in her own right sailing with 190 guests.


Viking Ship

Ship Highlights

Sailing the most popular itineraries, the award-winning Viking Longships showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

Longship Features:

  • 95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
  • Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels; putting green, and walking track
  • Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
  • Observation Lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
  • Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
  • Library corner and onboard boutique
  • Elevator from Middle to Upper Deck only; no elevator access for categories F and E
  • Free shipwide wireless Internet service
  • Laundry service
  • Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride

Itinerary:


Day 1 Depart USA with overnight Transatlantic flight

Overnight Transatlantic flight.

Day 2 Arrive in Budapest and transfer to the Viking Aegir.
Budapest, Hungary. Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Transfer to your ship from the airport.* After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (Dinner)
OVERNIGHT HOTEL Budapest, Hungary.

Day 3 Budapest, Hungary
Today we see highlights of the hilly Buda and cosmopolitan Pest sides of the city, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship; the rest of the day is yours to explore the city. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this “City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for dinner and evening departure. (B, L, D) After breakfast it’s time to enjoy our guided tour of this historic and beautiful City (Departure time in Final Itinerary). Rest of day at leisure.
OVERNIGHT Sailing the Danube.

Day 4 Bratislava, Slovakia
Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia’s charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael’s Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. This evening you can relax or take a walk before our late departure.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Vienna, Austria
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world’s oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Krems, Austria
Today’s highlight is an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. Participate in an exclusive visitor program at Göttweig, created to provide an understanding of the daily business of the venerable institution. You may also take an invigorating bicycle ride through the Wachau Valley before returning to your ship. This afternoon, enjoy scenic sailing as we cruise toward Linz.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Linz, Austria
Wake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural on foot. Ride along the Danube’s south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city’s Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town’s charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries. Return on board for dinner and a late-evening departure.
(B, D)

Linz

Day 8 Passau, Germany
Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. Admire the New Bishop’s Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to the Europe’s largest church organ. Enjoy an onboard lunch, but return to the city to further explore on your own before dinner.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Passau, Germany to Prague, Czech Republic
Transfer from your ship to your hotel. The rest of the day is free to explore on your own and sample some of the hearty local cuisine. This evening, see the city’s monuments, including the National Theater, Prague Castle and the famous Charles Bridge, beautifully illuminated. A Viking Host is available to help you plan your time in Prague so you can make the most of your visit.
Overnight Prague. Breakfast Included

Passau

Day 10 Prague
Set out on a panoramic tour of Prague, including a guided walk through Prague Castle. Few cities embody the past as authentically as Prague, the Czech Republic’s atmospheric capital that clings to its history with unwavering passion. Prague’s medieval architecture is its most prominent, but the city is also a rich repository of Romanesque, baroque and art nouveau buildings that stir the imagination. Later, enjoy free time to visit some of the city’s landmarks or museums.
Overnight Prague - Breakfast included

Day 11 Prague
Spend the day further exploring Prague on your own. See more of the Old Town or check out some of Prague’s more modern sights such as the Frank Gehry–designed Dancing House, an office building inspired by Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Cross Charles Bridge, see the Astronomical Clock and the Lennon Wall, and stand in historic Wenceslas Square. Stroll past the colorful cottages on Golden Lane, or visit the Jewish Quarter and see the 13th-century Altneuschul, Europe’s oldest active synagogue. (Breakfast)
Overnight Prague Hotel – Breakfast included

Day 12 – Prague and return flight home.
After breakfast, check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your return flight.
Breakfast Included

Staterooms & Pricing:

Viking Longships offer you a choice of stateroom category. From spacious Veranda Staterooms and French Balcony Staterooms with a sliding glass door, to two-room Veranda Suites, each offering understated elegance and sweeping river views

All Staterooms offer:

  • Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
  • Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom & roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
  • Individual climate control & space under bed for storing suitcases
  • Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
  • Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
  • Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
  • Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN,
  • National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
Different Stateroom Types:

Standard Stateroom (Category E & F) is a 150 sq. ft. Stateroom with a half-height picture window:

Standard Stateroom

Category E & F is $7,295 per person based on Double Occupancy

French Balcony Stateroom (Category C & D) is a 135 sq. ft. Stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to create a French balcony:

French Balcony Stateroom

Category C & D is $7,595 per person based on Double Occupancy


Veranda Stateroom (Category A & B) is a 205 sq. ft. Stateroom with floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that open to a full-size veranda:

Veranda Stateroom

Category A & B is $7,595 per person based on Double Occupancy

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Itinerary at a Glance

Starts: Sunday May 14th 2023
Ends: Thursday May 25th 2023

Itinerary

What's Included

  • Road Transportation to Sioux Falls (possible overnight)
  • Round trip coach class air from Sioux Falls to Budapest and return from Prague (call or email for pricing from other airports)
  • 1 overnight Transatlantic Flight
  • 7 nights aboard River Boat - Ports of Call as listed 
  • All meals once on board with complimentary Beer and House Wines served with lunch and Dinner
  • Visits to UNESCO Sites plus Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances
  • 24-hour specialty coffees, teas & bottled water & unlimited free WI-FI
  • One complimentary shore excursion in each port
  • All Taxes and Fees (Boat and Air) and all Transfers from Airport / Hotel /Ship / Airport

Pricing

  • Price: from $7,295 (double occupancy)
  • Single Supplement: Call for pricing

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Tour Brochure

How to Book

  • Deposit of $2,500pp due at time of booking
  • Further $1,000 by December 12th 2022
  • January 15th 2023 - Final Balance due
  • Booking Form

What You'll Need

  • A camera is a must
  • Binoculars would be a great idea
  • Passports are required for this tour
  • The currency in Europe is the Euro - you may wish to buy currency or carry travelers checks
  • Providing you have a major credit or debit card (VISA or MasterCard) you will be able to use local ATMs. Remember to check the charges with your bank prior to departure

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