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Danube Highlights - BASIC

Itinerary

Danube Cruise
Routenkarte Donau Hoehepunkte

This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

This is a real highlight of your Danube cruise: Vienna, the capital of Austria with that extra-special something. The locals sound as though they are singing when they speak, and it is customary for certain business owners to address their regular customers with their full title. That’s just the way things are done here. With its wealth of museums, galleries, palaces and castles, plus the state opera and many theatres, the city enjoys a lively cultural scene all year-round. The Viennese are proud of their city – and rightly so!

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Trips

€ 45

On this tour, you will get to know Vienna's most historically significant sights. We will begin with a drive along the Ringstrasse with its magnificent buildings, such as the State Opera, the Museum of Art History and the Museum of Natural History, the Hofburg Palace, the Parliament Building, the city hall, the university, the stock exchange and past numerous palaces and monuments to famous composers, poets and artists. We will then continue to travel along the Prater with its famous Ferris Wheel to the Hundertwasser house, to St. Charles's Church and the Viennese Music Association. One of Vienna’s landmarks can only be reached by foot due to its location – St. Stephen's Cathedral. After a brief tour of the outside, you will be taken back to your cruise ship.

Price:

€ 45 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Stadtrundfahrt in Wien mit Hofburg

Do you know how many bridges Budapest has? There are seven in total – and they span the river between the neighbourhoods Buda and Pest. The most well known is probably the Széchenyi Chain Bridge. Take a look at Budapest’s imposing structures for yourself as you cruise down the Danube. And if you go out onto the sun deck of your A-ROSA ship, you’ll also have an unobstructed view of Budapest’s famous parliament building. The perfect way to experience a stunning city.

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Trips

€ 39

While you are sitting relaxed on your coach, the highlights of Budapest will pass by: the Millennium Monument on the spacious Heroes' Square, the magnificent opera, the former stock exchange and the imposing parliament building. During our city walking tour through the Buda hills we will pass the Matthias Church and visit the Fisherman's Bastion. From here, you can enjoy a fantastic view over the Danube and Pest. We continue our tour to Gellért Hill and visit the 220-metre-long citadel, at the southern tip of which the Statue of Liberty towers. The view from here is magnificent.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 3.5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

Stadtrundfahrt durch Budapest mit vielen Sehenswürdigkeiten
€ 699

It's not just the destination that's the reward here, but the journey too. Especially over such an impressive metropolis as Budapest! After a short drive to the airport, you will board your helicopter and enjoy the 'Queen of the Danube' for 20 minutes from a bird's eye view.

Price:

€ 699 for up to 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 1.5 h

Transport:

car and helicopter

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Rundflug über Budapest
€ 169

To Margaret Island, a little shopping afterwards and ending at Castle Hill? Or would you prefer to leisurely stroll along the Váci Utca and then enjoy a coffee at Café New York? You can plan your perfect day in Budapest on your own. It's up to you. With your personal guide and driver, you can explore Budapest individually.

Price:

€ 169 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Budapest individuell entdecken
€ 269

Travel in comfort and visit all the parts of Budapest that you really want to see. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 269 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

minivan and on foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

€ 249

Your driver will take you and your partner or travel companion to various places of interest such as Castle Hill, Gellert Baths and Spa or Heroes’ Square. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 249 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Bratislava, home to approximately 450,000 inhabitants and located on the left bank of the Danube, is a young capital city – the youngest in Europe, in fact. Throughout the old town, you’ll see traces of the Austro-Hungarian Empire wherever you go. This leisurely city of baroque and rococo, palaces and palisades, and art and coffee houses is a perfect place to wander around, marvel at impressive sights, relax and unwind.

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Trips

€ 39

Taking you directly to the most beautiful view, the Bratislava City Express will deliver you to the Bratislavský Hrad (Bratislava Castle). From the 85-metre-high plateau, you can see far over the Danube. The city owes its name to Duke Wratislaw, who built the complex in the middle of the 17th century. Maria Theresia decided to reconstruct the castle a century later as you'll see on your visit today. After the castle, you will explore the historical centre with its Renaissance houses and baroque palaces by foot.

Price:

€ 39 per person

Duration:

approx. 2 h

Transport:

„Bratislava City Express“ and on foot

€ 229

A stroll through the city centre followed by a walk up to the castle to enjoy the views and, last but not least, a spot of window shopping at the Eurovea shopping centre. It’s up to you to decide what you’ll do. Your personal tour guide is very familiar with Bratislava and will show you the best sights and attractions.

Price:

€ 229 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

on foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Bratislava individuell entdecken
€ 329

Booking a private people carrier will ensure that you travel through the city in comfort, whether you choose to visit Castle Hill, the old town or the UFO restaurant with its observation deck. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish. Enjoy getting to know the fantastic city of Bratislava on a tour that’s as individual as you are.

Price:

€ 329 per reservation for max. 5 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

minivan and on foot

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Panorama über Bratislava
€ 269

Would you like to go on a customised tour with your partner or travel companion? Your driver will take you to various sights and attractions including Castle Hill. You can also book an expert tour guide at the same time if you wish.

Price:

€ 269 per reservation for max. 2 persons

Duration:

approx. 3 h

Transport:

private car with driver

Hint:

This excursion is only bookable on request. We recommend that you make a reservation online.

Bratislave entdecken

Wachau

You are about to enjoy a real treat for the senses as you experience the Wachau up close. You will be mesmerised by the famous Danube valley between Melk and Krems. Taking in this fascinating river landscape as you stand on the sun deck of one of the A-ROSA Danube fleet is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. It is no wonder that the Wachau is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This really is an absolute must-see.

Krems

Arr 08:00 am Dep 08:30 am

Krems an der Donau is not far from the Austrian capital of Vienna. The city is part of the Wachau, a stretch of the Danube valley and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your Danube cruise will take you through Krems, passing through the Wachau on the way to and from Vienna.

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Trips

€ 69

Dürnstein's main sight is the church with its blue and white baroque spire. Artful reliefs show the suffering of Christ and four obelisks with the images of the apostles’ tower into the sky. The Collegiate Church was built in the 15th century and was originally an Augustinian monastery, before it was rebuilt in baroque style. The fortress, which towers over the city, was built in the middle of the 12th century and became the prison of King Richard I (Richard the Lionheart) about fifty years later. The fortress was widely destroyed in the 17th century and today, only the fascinating and romantic ruins remain. You will then continue along the Danube to one of Europe’s most magnificent baroque buildings and the highlight of this excursion: the Benedictine Abbey Melk. Situated on a 60-metre-tall ridge, it offers a fantastic view over the Danube and the dreamlike landscape of the Wachau.

Price:

€ 69 per person

Duration:

approx. 4.5 h

Transport:

bus and on foot

€ 299

Starting on the Krems airfield, the flight will take you over the picturesque landscape of Lower Austria, passing the Salzkammergut with the famous lakes Attersee and Wolfgangsee, over the Limestone Alps and back to Krems along the Danube. The exclusive Cessna (aircraft) with panoramic windows seats nine passengers. Enjoy a unique and exclusive scenic flight, which will definitely be the highlight on your Danube trip.

Plane: Cessna Grand Caravan EX

Price:

€ 299 per person

Duration:

approx. 4 h

Transport:

plane

Hint:

minimum number of participants: 4 persons; excursion weather dependant.

Rundflug über die Wachau genießen

Melk

Arr 12:30 pm Dep 01:00 pm

A visit to Melk, the ‘Gateway to the Wachau’, brings you to the Danube Valley UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you can marvel at glorious landscapes. And no trip to the Wachau would be complete without a trip to Melk Abbey, a Benedictine monastery. This is a region where towns and landscapes appear to exist in perfect harmony.

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This is the departure point for your Danube cruise. Our tip: to ensure that you get off to a relaxed start, travel the day before the cruise begins and spend the night at one of our partner hotels. This will allow you to explore the region around Passau, too. And when your ship sets sail for an exciting Danube cruise, you will have already enjoyed your first few adventures.

A-ROSA Basic

The tariff for flexible (or spontaneous) relaxation. For certain travel dates we offer the "A-ROSA Basic" tariff with a limited contingent at short notice.

 

The “A-ROSA BASIC” rate includes the following services:

  • Breakfast Buffet
  • Free use of most onboard facilities (e.g. sauna, gym)
  • Water during meal times
  • Daily varied entertainment
  • Port charges

Only now at a special price: A-ROSA FullboardPlus for € 29 per night.

If you don't want to worry about anything on board and want to enjoy the high-quality A-ROSA buffets at noon and in the evening, we recommend the A-ROSA FullboardPlus for the entire trip. This can only be booked for the complete trip and all persons in one cabin and up to 7 days before departure.

Prices per person and night: Full boardPlus € 29 or € 14 for children (ages 2 to 15 years). Children up to 2 years free of charge.

For additional booking on embarkation day on board € 39 per person/night. You can also register for the buffets each day at an extra charge or book the A-ROSA Dinings.

 

Dates & Prices

Arrival & Hotel

Outbound & Return flight; e.g. with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Eurowings, KLM, Swiss

From various German airports an Zurich to Vienna, incl. transfer Airport – Ship – Airport (incl. taxes).

Flights from € 329 per person

ONEWAY FLIGHT FROM/TO BUCHAREST FOR DANUBE DELTA CRUISES

For our Danube Delta cruises from and to Oltenita the flight from/to Frankfurt/Main, Munich and Düsseldorf airport is included in the travel price.

Flights from many other German airports or Zurich and Vienna from € 69 per person.

A-ROSA Rail & Cruise

Train operated by Deutsche Bahn from all German train stations to Passau or Vienna.

Train from € 159 per person (Return / 2nd Class).

Train from € 79 per person (Oneway / 2nd Class).

Arrive on your own - and park safely!

If you plan your arrival individually, we offer you a parking space in a guarded car park for the length of your cruise.

Price from € 42 per car (Passau/ fenced parking lot)
Price from € 47 per car (Passau/ roofed parking space)

Price from € 37 per car (Engelhartszell/ fenced parking lot)
Price from € 47 per car (Engelhartszell/ roofed parking space)

The hotel is located in the ‘Innstadt‘, which is part of the newly developed district ‘InnViertel‘ of Passau. The hotel offers two and three-room appartments. You can reach within walking distance (approx. 10 minutes) the pedestrian area and the old town with the university and Stephen’s cathedral. A parking lot in the underground car park can be booked additionally for a surcharge per night. Each appartments is equipped with the following facilities: air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, flatscreen TV, safe, kitchenette, spacious bathroom with underfloor heating, towel dryer, shower (some rooms with a bathtub), hairdryer, make-up mirror, toilet. The hotel has also a lift.

Size ca.

63 sqm
for up to 2 persons

Double occupancy

€ 89 p. p.

incl. breakfast

Size ca.

73 sqm
with 2 bedrooms
for up to 4 persons

Double occupancy

€ 109 p. P.
incl. breakfast

3-person occupancy

€ 79 p. P.
incl. breakfast

4-person occupancy

€ 69 p. P.
incl. breakfast

Hotel Residenz stands out with one of Passau’s top locations: right by the Danube, in the heart of Passau’s old town. All attractions are within easy walking distance. Rooms are modern and comfortable, the “Comfort” category and above have air conditioning. The hotel has five exclusive Suites or Junior Suites that are designed very differently. For prices and availability, please enquire when making your reservation. Soak up the hotel’s calm atmosphere by either relaxing in the small but comfortable sauna or listening to classical music with a glass of wine in the hotel’s very well-stocked library.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 109 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

Located in a historical building dating back to the 14th century, Hotel Passauer Wolf has a very special atmosphere. Yet the hotel also meets state-of-the-art standards from extensive refurbishment in 2009. The fantastic location in the middle of the old town, right between the cathedral and the pedestrian zone, makes the hotel a perfect starting point for sightseeing and shopping. Enjoy your complimentary welcome drink at the bar or in your comfortably furnished room. Then relax in the hotel spa’s whirlpool and sauna. Use of the spa is included in the booking price. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 109 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

This modern hotel in Passau is located in quiet green surroundings just 200 m from the Danube and 500 m from the town centre on the other side of the river. Enjoy a complimentary drink on arrival in the light-filled lobby, by the palms on the terrace or in your comfortable hotel room. The hotel bar is open in the evenings. Alternatively, you can enjoy complete relaxation in the spa, which offers a Finnish sauna, a steam room, a whirlpool and an infrared sauna. Free Internet access and a bottle of mineral water are available in each room. For luggage and passenger transfers to / from the A-ROSA transfer in Passau (distance from / to hotel approx. 1–2 km) we recommend a taxi.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 69 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 109 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

Hotel Wesenufer is located right by the Danube in Wesenufer, which is near Engelhartszell (7 km) and Waldkirchen am Wesen (4 km). The nearest train station is Passau (37 km). The hotel building itself is more than 300 years old and was carefully renovated in 2008 and 2013. All rooms feature a modern interior design to make you feel at ease. The rooms – some of which have a balcony or terrace looking on to the Danube – are equipped with a flatscreen TV, free Wi-Fi, a phone, a safe, a minibar and a bathroom with a shower, toilet and hairdryer. The hotel also has three wheelchair-accessible rooms. Enjoy the view of the Danube from your terrace, the seasonal and regional meals in the Schloss restaurant, and the sauna and steam bath in the spa. Free parking is available on request. Guest and luggage transfer to and from the ship is available for a fee payable at the hotel. When booking, please inform the hotel of your requirements.

Included services

1. overnight stay incl. breakfast, extended stay possible

Double occupancy

€ 75 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 89 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 79 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Double occupancy

€ 99 p. P.

Single occupancy

€ 119 p. P.

Ships on this cruise

A-ROSA BELLA

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A-ROSA BELLA

A-ROSA DONNA

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A-ROSA DONNA

A-ROSA MIA

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A-ROSA MIA

A-ROSA RIVA

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A-ROSA RIVA

A-ROSA FLORA

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A-ROSA FLORA