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Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau

8 days from £2,599 per person


Embark on a scenic, slow-paced sail along the Danube. It’s one of Europe’s prettiest rivers - lush vineyards and an Alpine backdrop give way to regal cities, ancient castles and villages balanced on hilltops. Starting in Budapest, we’ll work our way east through Hungary, Slovakia and Austria, wrapping up in picturesque Passau, just over the Bavarian border. Your trip will be packed with memorable moments, from attending an exclusive classical concert at a Viennese palace to sampling Austrian wines in the Wachau Valley.

Your holiday includes:

8 excursions and visits

  • Choice of Budapest panoramic highlights and Parliament visit or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Budapest walking tour
  • Bratislava - small but precious walking tour
  • Exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at a Viennese palace
  • Exclusive ‘Morning with the Masters’ at Vienna Art History Museum
  • Choice of Vienna - Imperial City Highlights or ‘Do as the Locals Do’ Vienna walking tour
  • Melk Abbey with library visit and choice of Dürnstein village stroll and saffron workshop or Dürnstein wine estate visit with tasting
  • Choice of full-day Salzburg (lunch not provided) or Linz town and country: opera house and cider farm visit
  • Choice of Passau walking discovery tour with St Stephan’s organ concert or ‘Let’s Go’ bike ride along the Inn River or ‘Let’s Go’ hike along the Ilz River


  • 7 nights cruise on S.S. Maria Theresa
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with a leading airline from London Heathrow or Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • All meals on board, impeccably prepared using the freshest and finest local ingredients


  • The finest riverview cabins afloat, with included robes and slippers
  • Unlimited drinks on board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee, tea and mineral water (excludes premium wine and premium spirits)
  • Captain’s welcome/farewell receptions and dinners
  • Award-winning service, with the highest staff to guest ratio in the industry
  • All gratuities on board and ashore
  • All entertainment plus signature lectures
  • Shore excursions in the company of English-speaking local expert guides
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Complimentary use of bicycles/Nordic walking sticks
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Uniworld cruise manager

Enchanting Danube

  • VIP Outbound1

    Day 1 - UK - Budapest

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Budapest. Meet your Uniworld representative on arrival and transfer to the port to embark S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star).

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • Day 2 - Budapest

    Located on opposite sides of the Danube, Buda and Pest each has its own distinctive character and charm. Explore this dynamic and multi-faceted city with your choice of tours - see it on four wheels or on your own two feet. Take a Budapest panoramic highlights tour with Parliament visit or a Budapest walking tour. Cap your day off with the captain’s welcome reception and dinner.

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • Day 3 - Cruising the Danube River - Bratislava - Vienna

    Enjoy a day of leisure aboard your floating hotel. Then explore Slovakia’s capital city, Bratislava, on a walking discovery tour before docking in the imperial city of Vienna. Later, join an exclusive Mozart & Strauss concert at a Viennese palace.

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • Day 4 - Vienna

    You’re in for a real treat with ‘Morning with the Masters’, an exclusive early opening and art tour of the Vienna Art History Museum, ending with a reception in the magnificent Cupola Hall. Then choose a guided walk or city tour that highlights Viennese essentials.

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • Day 5 - Dürnstein - Cruising the Wachau Valley - Melk

    Dürnstein is a lovely place to wander cobblestone lanes, browse quaint shops and maybe hike up to a ruined castle. You can also opt for a tasting at Austria’s oldest winery or learn all about the world’s costliest spice from the Wachau Valley’s only saffron grower. Later, visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey and its extraordinary baroque-style library.

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • Day 6 - Linz (Salzburg or Linz)

    Salzburg or Linz - the choice is yours. In UNESCO-designated Salzburg, you’ll see Mozart’s childhood home and the garden where the famous ‘Do-Re-Mi’ scene from ‘The Sound of Music’ was filmed. If you wish, head to nearby Linz instead, a former Roman settlement that is now a vibrant centre for the arts. After a guided walking tour that stops for coffee and a taste of Linzer torte, venture into the countryside to visit a local farm and sample another delicious treat - hard cider, a speciality of the region.

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • Day 7 - Passau

    Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube. In Passau, discover the medieval city with a walking tour to the baroque St Stephen’s Cathedral, to hear a concert played on Europe’s largest pipe organ. For cyclists, join a local guide for a bike ride along the Inn River; for hikers, go on a guided hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River. Spend your last night on board at the captain’s farewell reception and dinner. Please note: St Stephen’s organ concert is only available from 1 May-31 October, excluding Sundays and Catholic holidays. An alternative venue will be organised before and after these dates.

    S.S. Maria Theresa (5-star)

  • VIP Inbound

    Day 8 Passau - Munich - UK

    Transfer to Munich Airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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The deposit due for this holiday is £250pp

Enchanting Danube

Budapest to Passau

8 days from £2,599 per person