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Music Cruise Danube 2017

10% discount for booking made before 31 Oct 2016

Aboard the First Class Ms Amadeus Royal

Festival of Classical Music

Only two departures per year: 

6-13 Apr 2017 and 26 Oct- 2 Nov 2017 Passau to Budapest

For Lovers of Classical Music this is a  very special itinerary!

Danube Cruise Classical Music Festival

Enjoy opera performances in Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest, as well as a first-class music program on board. This journey takes you through 4 countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary and Germany) and you admire the most magnificent, fascinatingly varied scenery (ranging from the loop of the Danube at Schlengen, the picturesque Wachau region, home of many a legend, and to the charming Knee of the Danube at Esztergom). A cruise full of outstanding music program, art and history.

This cruise is a must for lovers of classical music!
Members of the noted ensembles will enchant you with works by Mozart, Strauss, Lehar and other composers on board. Symphonic concerts, operas and operettas await you in the music cities of Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. A knowledgeable lecturer will enhance the experience by providing you with a new understanding of the world of music.




Day 1 PASSAU, Germany
Independent arrival at Passau. Let us know if you wish to book airport transfer from Munich airport or railway station to the ship. Embarkation in Passau starts at 4 p.m. Enjoy a welcome cocktail and welcome dinner followed by a musical performance on board after. We sail toward Linz. Austria at 9 p.m.

Day 2 LINZ
Arrival at Linz, Austria's second largest city an old trading town and birthplace of Anton Buckner. This morning we offer a full day excursion to the city of Mozart, Salzburg with visit to the Mozart House and lunch as well as an exclusive concert for the group at the Residence Place. Return and join the ship again in Linz. Dinner, then sailing to the next ports of call: Melk

Day 3. MELK
Arrival at the charming Austrian town of Melk. We will have a guided visit of Melk Abbey, a Benedictie Abbey dating back to 1089, a UNESCO World Heritage building overlooking the Danube river and the town below. We will also attend a concert at the Abbey's famous St. Koloman Hall after which we return to the ship for lunch. Later join an other excursion at a nearby town of Durnstein famous for its castle ruins where the English king, Richard the Lionhearted was held in captivity after his return from the Holy Land. During this walking tour you will have the possibility to try some of the local Danube Valley wines. Dinner on board, then continue cruising towards Vienna.

Arrival Vienna, the city of music and joie de vivre whose specialties of Sachertorte and Heurigen dinners are just as famous as St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Imperial Palace. You can see Vienna's most important sights on the morning city tour followed by a concert at one of the city's palaces, or explore this historic city on your own. In the afternoon we visit the Scoennbrunn palace, the summer residence of the emperors, After dinner you could attend an optional performance at the Vienna State Opera or at Vienna Volksoper, Subject to availability at the time of booking.

Day 5. Vienna
This morning we will have a guided tour of the Belvedere Palace a stunning Baroque building, former residence of the Princes of Savoy. Today the palace is a renowned art museum with the largest collection of Gustav Klimt's painting. Return to the ship for lunch, afternoon free for your own activities. Do not forget to visit one of the historic cafe houses for people watching and to try one of the famous pastries or strudels of Vienna.
Dinner on board followed by an evening quartet concert by members of the Vienna Philharmonics at the piano bar of the ship.

Arrival in the 2000 year old city of Bratislava at 8 a.m. It used to be the capital of Hungary during the middle ages, now it is the capital city of Slovakia. The morning sightseeing tour will cover the city's major sights, including breathtaking views from Bratislava's 13th-century castle over the countryside where the 3 countries Austria, Hungary and Slovakia meet. The city tour includes a concert as well at the Moyzes Hall. Tonight we have the Captain's Gala Dinner on board.

In the morning join our city tour of the Buda part of the twin city Buda-Pest, called the Paris of the East, or you can look around Budapest on your own. With its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, Buda is the older and more historic  part, while Pest, with its wide avenues and impressive 19th-century public buildings, is the administrative and commercial center. East meets West in this fascinating city, which has an amazing variety of shops and restaurants. In the afternoon we attend a concert at the Duna Palace followed by a sightseeing tour of the Pest side of the city. Dinner on board, then in the evening enjoy an optional opera performance at the Budapest State Opera House. (subject to availability at the time of you booking the cruise).

Breakfast and disembarkation or stay longer at one of Budapest's renowned hot springs spas. or continue on an other cruise to the southern part of the Danube river.

Vessel Name
and Date
Prices per person in Euros. $ Rate varies depending on exchange rate of payment date in Categories below
C-4 Haydn Deck C-1/CE-K
Haydn Deck
B-4 Strauss
(Middle Deck)
B-1 Strauss (Middle Deck) A-1
Mozart Deck
Mozart Deck
Amadeus Royal
6-13 Apr 2017
1795 2120 2522 2750 3047 3607
Amadeus Royal
26 Oct- 2 Nov 2017
1795 2120 2522 2750 3047 3607

All cabins are outside and have two beds that can be linked together or set up separately, as per your choice.

Limited C-4 cabins:
AMADEUS Royal: 122, 124, 125, 127

Limited B-4 cabins:
AMADEUS Royal: 204, 206, 230, 231 (with big round panoramic windows, cannot be opened)

    Music Cruise includes:

  • 7 night cruise on 5 star ship all cabins outside with large windows or French balconies

  • Expert lecture on all music concerts, specially selected music program ashore and on board

  • All shore excursions in Celebration of the Great Masters

  • Wireless Audio-Guide for all excursions

  • Quality red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions are free-flowing with dinners

  • Complimentary bicycles for those interested

  • Superb dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon coffee & tea, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating

  • 24 hour coffee, tea and hot chocolate station

  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captains Gala Dinner,

  • Nightly piano music or concert

  • English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking allowed only on the Sun Deck)

  • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise

  • All port taxes included

  • Not included:
    Optional opera performances in the opera houses of Vienna (State Opera or Volksoper) and Budapest
    Tips, cancellation insurance
    Personal expenses

Arrival and departure Transfers:

Airport to Port Euro 41,-
Budapest City Center to Port Euro 18,-
Train Station to Port Euro 23,-

Passau Train station  to Port Euro 20,-
Airport Munich to Passau Port Euro 59,-

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