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Interlude on the Danube

Passau →  Passau

4 Days

Journey through the heart of Europe, along the most beautiful stretches of the Danube. See the "Great Loop" - one of the most original sectors of the Danube, where the river, unable to erode the hard, volcanic granite, has created a meander-formed river bed.

Discover Vienna with its baroque buildings and in the evening, let the waltz begin in the “city of waltzes”! Admire the majestic Melk Abbey and taste the regional wines of the Wachau Valley.


Your cruise commences in Passau, the so-called “three-rivers city,” which lies at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz Rivers. After embarking in the afternoon and exploring your luxurious new accommodation, you are invited to meet your fellow guests and the cruise director at the Welcome Cocktail. This is followed by a delicious and atmospheric Welcome Dinner. Enjoy the first highlight of your cruise in the evening as your AMADEUS ship cruises along the panoramic Danube Valley and makes a 180-degree turn at the famous “Schlögener loop.”

Stay Passau
Departure 4pm

The beauty and power of nature will continue to amaze you this morning as your ship cruises through the romantic Wachau region, one of the most beautiful natural areas of Austria, shaped by the Danube River. The remainder of the day is dedicated to exploring Austria’s renowned capital city. In order to appreciate Vienna in comfort, join the afternoon city tour, which will take you to some of the most significant landmarks and destinations of this culturally rich metropolis and former imperial city. Admire the impressive buildings along the Ringstrasse, see the famous Vienna State Opera House, admire the works of Gustav Klimt and other significant artists at the Museum Quarter, visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and more. In the evening, soak up the city’s classical music culture at the “Sound of Vienna” concert.

Stay Vienna
1pm - 11.30pm

Early in the morning, your AMADEUS cruise ship will reach Dürnstein, a village known for its iconic blue church and outstanding local wines. You can choose to spend a relaxed day on board or, alternatively, take part in a morning excursion through the Wachau and to Melk Abbey, a Benedictine abbey majestically situated on a rocky outcrop with a view over the Danube. This bus tour will commence in Dürnstein and end at lunchtime in Emmersdorf, a village situated on the Danube in Lower Austria, where your ship will be waiting for you. Join your fellow guests and the captain in the evening and celebrate your trip at the elegant Captain’s Gala Dinner. 

Stay Dürnstein
7.30am - 9.30am
Stay Emmersdorf/Melk

In the morning, your ship returns to Passau in Germany. Enjoy a final breakfast on board before disembarking to commence your journey home, or to explore Passau’s historic landmarks on your own. The AMADEUS team wishes you well and hopes to welcome you on board again soon.

Arrival Passau



Dates & Prices

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  • large, outside river-view staterooms, most with drop-down panoramic windows; walk-out balconies in Suites
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks
    with every lunch and dinner onboard
  • Gourmet dining onboard 
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee and tea station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Fitness room (open 24 hours)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Excursion Packages

Owing to the variety of available excursions it‘s often difficult to choose between them - so on this cruise we offer you tailor-made and carefully composed sets of excursions that you can book in advance with 15% discount. All excursions can of course also be booked individually at regular rates on board.

Cruise Highlights Unit Price A
City tour of Vienna $ 43.00
Concert "Sound of Vienna" $ 69.00
Excursion to the Wachau including Melk Abbey and wine tasting $ 70.00
Onboard Booking Price $ 182.00
Prices for packages booked in advance $ 155.00

Additional Services

Arrival & Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. We can also reserve a parking place for your car. The following prices apply per person per transfer.

Train station – Port $ 26.00
Airport Munich – Port $ 102.00