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Discovering in a visionary way

8 days Passau-Budapest-Passau 2019

Vibrant metropolises, stunning landscapes, and a whole new river experience! On this cruise on our new nickoVISION ship you will experience the popular cities of the Danube with ultimate comfort and sophisticated elegance. You can expect a cruise full of cultural highlights in the most beautiful landscapes, from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wachau valley to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. With our new, innovative concepts we create your dream river cruise based on your individual preferences - countless opportunities for excursions and three on-board restaurants ensure that no two days of your cruise will be the same.

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Why this river cruise?

New ship, built in 2018

>  Innovative on-board design with three restaurants to choose from at no extra charge

>  State-of-the-art comfort in an elegant environment

>  Countless opportunities for you to create a cruise according to your own preferences

>  Special excursions, for example the technical experience in the Ybbs-Persenbeug hydroelectric power plant or Maria Taferl, one of Austria’s most important pilgrimage sites

>  Time to make your own discoveries in Vienna, Budapest, and Bratislava

>  NEW: can be combined to make a cycle tour cruise with e-bike package

DAY 1 - Passau

Casting off 5:00 pm - Embark 4.00 p.m.

DAY 2 - Ybbs

From Ybbs you will drive with your E-Bike towards Pöchlarn, the Nibelungen city. On a flat bike route along the winding Danube river, you'll drive via Marbach with view on to Maria Taferl back to Ybbs (27 kilometers by bike)

Mooring 8:30 pm

Evening excursion to the Prater

The Prater is a large amusement park in the Second District and its official name is the Wurstelprater. It is equally popular with Viennese locals and tourists and this is its symbol: the Ferris wheel. It attracts visitors with its great view of the city.

DAY 3 - Vienna

Today you start your bike tour up the Danube towards the Vienna Forest. At Heurigendorf you hike on to the Leopoldsberg (you can take the accompanying bus if you want). On top, your E-Bikes are waiting for a leisurely and easy ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, after the visit you cycle back to your cruise ship in Vienna (34 kilometers by bike).

Casting off 6:00 pm

DAY 4 - Budapest

Mooring 9:30 

After a visit of the Visegrád Citadel your bike towards the Danube river. You'll take a ferry towards an island in the Danube Knee (Dunakanyar), where you proceed your e-bike tour. You head towards Szentendre which is known for its museum's galleries, and artists located on the banks of the Danube. From there you take a bus back to your luxury NickoVision cruise ship. (28 kilometers by bike)

Budapest by night with traditional Hungarian folk music performance.

DAY 5 - Budapest

With a 2-hour E-Bike city tour, you will experience the top highlights of Budapest, the Hungarian Parliament building, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, which is just over 100 years old. Along the Andrassy Avenue which runs from the city center to City Park, an elegant avenue with its Eclectic Neo-Renaissance palaces and houses you ride towards the Heroes' Square, one of the most-visited attractions in Budapest. (18 kilometers by bike)

Casting off 2:00 pm

DAY 6 - Bratislava

Mooring 7:30 am

You drive by bus from Bratislava to Austria on top of the Braunsberg, from where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the Danube between Austria and Slovakia. From here your bike tour starts down to the Danube bank. Past the Baroque palace complex of Schloss Hof, you drive to the impressive Devín castle ruins on the Slovak side. From there a bus will take you back to the ship to Bratislava. (28 kilometers by bike)

Casting off 1:30 pm

DAY 7 - Melk

Mooring 7:30 am

Transfer by bus to picturesque Dürnstein, from there you cycle through the vineyards with small winegrower's houses and Heurigenschänken to Weißenkirchen, from where it goes by bike to the ship in Melk. (34 kilometers by bike) in the excursion package at a preferential price.

Casting off 1:30 pm

DAY 8 - Passau

Mooring 7:30 am - Disembark by 9.30 a.m.


Duernstein / Wachau Valley Nickovision Danube Cruise

Your ship on its journey: nickoVISION

From July 2018, our new nickoVISION ship with its innovative design and a completely new onboard concept will be providing a new standard on the river! A ship for anyone who used to find river cruises “outdated”. For anyone who doesn't want to have to decide what they are eating for dinner at breakfast time. For anyone who wants spontaneous experiences and individual enjoyment while on holiday.

Deck Plan Danube Cruise Ship nickoVISION
Deck Plan Danube Cruise Ship nickoVISION

The services provided during your trip:

✅ 8-day cruise in an outside cabin in the category booked nickoVISION full board:

✔ Eat in three restaurants at no additional cost
✔ Generous breakfast buffet with coffee/tea, and juices
✔ Choose between multi-course menus, light meals & themed buffets for lunch and dinner
✔ Coffee/tea after lunch and dinner
✔ Coffee/cake or midnight snack depending on the daily itinerary
✔ Festive gala dinner
✔ Welcome & farewell reception with the captain

✅ Nicko Cruise director and local tour guides

✅ Comfortable Sennheiser Audio system for all excursions

✅ Onboard entertainment programme

✅ Use of SPA with gym, sauna and steam bath

✅ Luggage service from the landing stage to the cabin for embarking and disembarking

✅ All port and passenger fees

✅ E-bike package included (minimum number taking part: 10 persons)

✅ Travel Insurance Package:

✔ Travel Cancellation Insurance
✔ Health Assistance
✔ Travel Assistance
For safety, mobility, money and authorities, home and family
✔ Travel Curtailment Insurance
✔ Cover for Rebooking Fees
✔ Cruises Delay Insurance

Available dates:

22.04.-29.04.2019 - Price starts at Euro 1.519,-
01.07.-08.07.2019 - Price starts at Euro 1.719,-
29.07.-05.08.2019 - Price starts at Euro 1.719,-
30.09.-07.10.2019 - Price starts at Euro 1.619,-

per person in one double cabin main deck