Classical Danube River Cruise and Munich

Cruise the Danube River aboard the Amadeus Brilliant. Begin your journey in Munich and enjoy stops in Passau, Regensburg, Linz, Vienna, Bratislava and conclude in Budapest. Experience museums, baroque castles, gardens, and a wine tasting along the way.

CRUISE PROGRAM - Scheduled departures - 9-day/8-night package visiting Munich, Passau, Regensburg, Linz, Melk, Weissenkirchen, Vienna, Bratislava, Esztergom & Budapest. Includes an arrival transfer in Munich, a 1-night hotel stay with breakfast in Munich, a 1st class train ticket from Munich to Passau & a 7-night Danube cruise with all meals on board and complimentary wine or beer with dinner.


  • Transfers per itinerary
  • Hotels per itinerary or similar
  • Meals per itinerary; (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner
  • Cruising
  • Port taxes
  • ASTA TOP Tour operator travel funds protection program
  • Train tickets per itinerary
  • Complimentary quality European red and white wines with every dinner
  • Services of an experienced cruise director throughout the cruise
  • Special onboard entertainment per itinerary
  • Captain's Gala Dinner
  • On ship gourmet dining including buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack
  • Complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water throughout the cruise


  • Porterage; one luggage per person
  • Shore excursions
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours
  • Customary tips and gratuities
  • Transfers not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Local city taxes
  • Flights

Daily Itinerary



Munich – Arrival

Upon arrival, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. You will have the day at leisure to explore this historical city of culture.



Munich – Passau – Embark Cruise

After lunch, make your own way to the train station and catch your train to Passau. Upon arrival, board your cruise ship to embark on your 8-day cruise (check-in starts at 4:00 pm). A welcome cocktail and dinner awaits you tonight. (B,D)



Regensburg (Germany)

In the morning, arrive in Regensburg with its large medieval center, located at the convergence of the Danube and Regen Rivers. You will have a full day to explore this town. Consider joining optional walking tour of Regensburg in the morning. In the afternoon, you may join an optional excursion to the Weltenburg Abbey. Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian evening on board. (B,L,D)



Passau (Germany) – Linz (Austria)

Arrive in Passau at 8:00 am where you can enjoy an optional city walk. As an alternative, an optional full-day excursion to Salzburg including the Salzkammergut will be offered as well (if you have joined this excursion you will travel to Linz by bus). Sail to Linz where you will arrive at 4:30 pm. Consider joining an optional walking tour. (B,L,D)



Melk – Weissenkirchen – Vienna (Austria)

Arrive in Melk at 8:00 am and consider joining an optional excursion to the local abbey, set in a picturesque landscape by the Danube River, and a wine tasting (if you have joined this excursion you will travel to Weissenkirchen by bus). The ship departs Melk for Weissenkirchen at 9.00 am. Depart for Vienna at 4:00 pm. (B,L,D)



Vienna (Austria)

Spend a full day in Vienna and enjoy this city of music, rich in architectural ensembles including Baroque castles and beautiful gardens. In the morning, you may join an optional city tour of Vienna. Consider taking an optional guided tour of Schoenbrunn Palace in the afternoon. An optional "Sound of Vienna" concert will be offered in the evening. (B,L,D)



Vienna (Austria) – Bratislava (Slovakia)

Arrive in Bratislava in the morning where you can join an optional city tour. In afternoon, an optional excursion to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace with its beautiful terraced garden and idyllic manor farm will be offered. Tonight, enjoy a Captain’s Gala Dinner. (B,L,D)



Esztergom – Budapest (Hungary)

In the morning, you may join an optional excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom, known for its museums, galleries, and local artists (if you have joined this excursion you will travel to Budapest by bus). The ship departs Esztergom for Budapest at 8.30 am. This afternoon, you will have the choice to take part in an optional city tour with visits to the Fishermen‘s Bastion and the Matthias Church. Tonight, enjoy a fascinating evening cruise along the illuminated city including a typical Hungarian folklore show aboard. (B,L,D)



Budapest – Disembark Cruise – Return

After breakfast, disembark the ship and make your own way to the airport or train station for your next destination. (B)