Viking Var

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Cruise line
Viking Cruises

Current cruise:
7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
11 Aug, 2017 - 19 Aug, 2017

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Viking Var Review and Specifications

Specifications of Viking Var

Year built 2013  /  Age : 4
Flag state Switzerland
Builder Neptun Werft GmbH (Rostock, Germany)
Class Viking Longship
Owner Viking Cruises
Operator Viking River Cruises
Speed 15 kn / 28 kph / 17 mph
Length (LOA) 135 m / 443 ft
Beam (width) 29 m / 95 ft
Gross Tonnage 5000 gt
Passengers 95 - 190
Crew 50
Decks 4
Cabins 95
Decks with cabins 3
Christened by Geraldine Norman

Review of Viking Var

The Viking Var boat cruises on Danube and Rhine river in Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland, departing from Amsterdam, Basel, Budapest, Nurnberg and Passau. This Viking longship is named after Var/Vor - in Norse mythology the goddess of oaths/contracts among humans, including wedding vows between men and women. She is also one of the handmaidens of goddess Frigg (wife of Odin).

Three quarters of Viking Var cabins feature either a French balcony or a full veranda, and suites have both. On board ship you will find 95 outside staterooms (two Explorer Suites, seven Veranda Suites, thirty-nine Veranda Staterooms, twenty-two French Balcony Staterooms and twenty-five Standard Staterooms. All suites have two rooms, a veranda off their living room and French balcony in bedroom. Explorer Suites offer 270-degrees view of river and beyond. You can choose from various stateroom classes, ship locations and onboard entertainment options to enjoy sailing through scenery, while enriching time in Europe’s remarkable destinations.Viking Var cruise ship Viking “green” ships feature solar panels, hybrid energy-efficient engines and organic herb garden. Viking cruise ship Var carries 190 passengers who benefit from the comfortable amenities like flat-panel 40” Sony TVs and in-room refrigerators. Don't forget to try the putting green and the walking track, or have a rest in the library corner. There is also an onboard boutique, laundry service and free wireless internet service shipwide.

Viking Var river cruise prices are per person and based on double occupancy. These are only indicative Viking cruise rates. They might be different when you book your Viking River Cruises Europe cruisetour deals, influenced by travel agency promotions, special offers and discounts, group travel booking or last-minute deals rates. On some Viking Var cruise tours, the line offers round-trip USA airfare discount deals (on select cabins or itineraries/dates).

River Cruise Itineraries

Follows the list of Viking Var river cruise itineraries as themes, officially announced by the Viking Cruises line:

  • "HEART OF GERMANY” are 6-days Main river cruises from Frankfurt to Nuremberg, and the reverse from Nuremberg to Frankfurt. These deals offer 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Also included in the fares are bus transfers Frankfurt to Heidelberg (for a full-day excursion), Wurzburg (full-day tour, bus travel to Rothenburg, embarkation in Gerlachshausen), Nuremberg (overnight dock). Optional luxury hotel packages are offered for: Germany (2-night Nuremberg or 2-night Cologne/Koln) and Czech Republic (3-night Prague).
  • "ROMANTIC DANUBE" are 7-days river cruises from Nuremberg to Budapest, and the reverse from Budapest to Nuremberg/Nurnberg. These deals offer 3 countries to visit (Austria, Germany, Hungary) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Disembarkation in Nuremberg offers two optional hotel packages - 2-night Nuremberg or 3-night Prague (Czech Republic). On departures from Germany (Nuremberg) sailing part starts on Day 2 with the Main-Danube Canal cruise (passing through the locks) to end in Budapest (with optional 2-night Budapest hotel package).
  • "DANUBE WALTZ” are 7-days river cruises from Budapest to Passau, and the reverse from Passau to Budapest. These deals offer 4 countries to visit (Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. Passau disembarkation includes a bus transfer from Passau to Munich, with optional 3-night Prague hotel package (Czech Republic). Passau embarkation includes bus transfer Munich to Passau.
  • "RHINE GETAWAY” are 7-days river cruises from Amsterdam to Basel, and the reverse from Basel to Amsterdam, with 4 countries to visit (Holland, Germany, France, Switzerland) and 6 complimentary land tours/excursions. These deals include disembarkation in Mannheim (for the Heidelberg tour and embarkation again in Speyer) and disembarkation in Kehl for the Strasbourg tour. Disembarkation in Amsterdam offers optional 2-night Amsterdam hotel package.

Viking Var wiki

  • Accident reports and news CruiseMinus.com
  • Cabin grades number: 8
  • Total number of cabins: 95 (of which 9 Suite, 22 French Balconies, 25 with a non-opening window).
  • Restaurants: Var (dining room), Aquavit Terrace (al fresco).
  • Lounges & Bars: Observation, Var Atrium (lobby), Library (Internet), Shop (gifts, souvenirs), top-deck (shaded relaxation area, Sky Bar, Herbal Garden, putting green, walking track, shaffleboard). The Var longship doesn’t have gym room, pool, jacuzzi, spa.
  • Viking Var cruise deals are inclusive of Internet (Wi-Fi), all tours/excursions, ground transfers, live evening entertainment, daily lecturers, food and wine tastings, 24-hour coffee/tea, replenished daily bottled water.
  • Note: To/from Viking Var boat transfers and airport meet&greet services are included in the fares only when airfares are purchased through the Viking cruise line.
  • Viking Var is one of the latest generation Viking Cruises longships. This is a new (patented) Viking river cruise boat design allowing bigger accommodations without the need to shrink public areas size and to compromise the vessel's general comfort. The Viking ship Var represents the line's latest Longship-class river boat design. Viking Cruises longships feature energy-efficient hybrid engine technology, solar panels and an interior design by "Yran & Storbraaten" (Norway). The patented "longship" design ("Rottet Studios", USA) allows much larger passenger accommodations with full-size balconies. The additional cabin space is created by 1 m (3,3 ft) off-center shifting of the deck's corridor.
  • The Viking cruise ship Var was launched in 2013. It was christened by mrs Geraldine Norman - founder of "Times-Sotheby Art Index" (charting fine art prices), a top expert in the Hermitage Museum's history, also editor of the "Hermitage Magazine" and co-creator of the two exclusive Viking Cruises Russia tours in St Petersburg (themed "Hermitage - Behind Closed Doors" and "Glories of the Hermitage"). The ship’s christening ceremony was held in Amsterdam, Holland, setting a Guinness World Record for "Most Ships Inaugurated in One Day by One Company". On March 20, 2013, Var was inaugurated together with the Viking longships Aegir, Atla, Bragi, Embla, Forseti, Jarl, Rinda, Skadi and Tor. Four of the longships were present in Amsterdam, while the other six attended the ceremony via live satellite video link from the Neptun Werft's shipbuilding yard in Rostock, Germany.

Cabins Types/Categories (number, location), high to low

  • Suites - ES (x2, deck3), AA (x7, deck 3)
  • Balcony Staterooms - A (x20, deck3), B (x17, deck2)
  • French Balcony Staterooms (with floor to ceiling door-windows) - C (x5, deck3), D (x15, deck2)
  • RiverView Staterooms - E (x18, deck1), F (x7, deck1).

Note: You can see the CruiseMapper's list of all river cruise ships and riverboats in the "itinerary" section of our River Cruises hub. All companies and their fleets are listed there.

Viking Var Itineraries 2017

The below listed Viking Var cruise prices on 2017 itineraries are only indicative and Per Person (in US dollars, based on double occupancy). These are the cheapest Viking Cruises fares on the ship’s lowest category cabins available for booking. Cruise fares typically change with departure dates approaching, last minute deals, discounts, promotions, independent travel agency offers.

Departure
Itinerary ports
Nuremberg cruise port

26 May 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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26 May      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
28 May     Nuremberg, Germany   
29 May     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
30 May     Kelheim, Germany   
30 May     Regensburg, Germany   
31 May     Passau, Germany   
01 Jun     Danube River   
01 Jun     Melk, Austria   
02 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
03 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
03 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

02 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2692
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02 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
04 Jun     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
05 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
06 Jun     Melk, Austria   
06 Jun     Danube River   
07 Jun     Passau, Germany   
08 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
08 Jun     Kelheim, Germany   
09 Jun     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
09 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
10 Jun      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

09 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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09 Jun      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
11 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
12 Jun     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
13 Jun     Kelheim, Germany   
13 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
14 Jun     Passau, Germany   
15 Jun     Danube River   
15 Jun     Melk, Austria   
16 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
17 Jun     Budapest, Hungary   
17 Jun      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

16 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2692
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16 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
18 Jun     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
19 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
20 Jun     Melk, Austria   
20 Jun     Danube River   
21 Jun     Passau, Germany   
22 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
22 Jun     Kelheim, Germany   
23 Jun     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
23 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Jun      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

23 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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23 Jun      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
25 Jun     Nuremberg, Germany   
26 Jun     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
27 Jun     Kelheim, Germany   
27 Jun     Regensburg, Germany   
28 Jun     Passau, Germany   
29 Jun     Danube River   
29 Jun     Melk, Austria   
30 Jun     Vienna, Austria   
01 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
01 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

30 June 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2692
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30 Jun      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
02 Jul     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
03 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
04 Jul     Melk, Austria   
04 Jul     Danube River   
05 Jul     Passau, Germany   
06 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
06 Jul     Kelheim, Germany   
07 Jul     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
07 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
08 Jul      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

07 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2392
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07 Jul      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
09 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
10 Jul     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
11 Jul     Kelheim, Germany   
11 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
12 Jul     Passau, Germany   
13 Jul     Danube River   
13 Jul     Melk, Austria   
14 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
15 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
15 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

14 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2392
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14 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
16 Jul     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
17 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
18 Jul     Melk, Austria   
18 Jul     Danube River   
19 Jul     Passau, Germany   
20 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
20 Jul     Kelheim, Germany   
21 Jul     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
21 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
22 Jul      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

21 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2392
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21 Jul      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
23 Jul     Nuremberg, Germany   
24 Jul     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
25 Jul     Kelheim, Germany   
25 Jul     Regensburg, Germany   
26 Jul     Passau, Germany   
27 Jul     Danube River   
27 Jul     Melk, Austria   
28 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
29 Jul     Budapest, Hungary   
29 Jul      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

28 July 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2392
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28 Jul      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
30 Jul     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
31 Jul     Vienna, Austria   
01 Aug     Melk, Austria   
01 Aug     Danube River   
02 Aug     Passau, Germany   
03 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
03 Aug     Kelheim, Germany   
04 Aug     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
04 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
05 Aug      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

04 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2392
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04 Aug      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
06 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
07 Aug     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
08 Aug     Kelheim, Germany   
08 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
09 Aug     Passau, Germany   
10 Aug     Danube River   
10 Aug     Melk, Austria   
11 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
12 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
12 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

11 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2392
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11 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
13 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
14 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
15 Aug     Melk, Austria   
15 Aug     Danube River   
16 Aug     Passau, Germany   
17 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
17 Aug     Kelheim, Germany   
18 Aug     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
18 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
19 Aug      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

18 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2392
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18 Aug      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
20 Aug     Nuremberg, Germany   
21 Aug     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
22 Aug     Kelheim, Germany   
22 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
23 Aug     Passau, Germany   
24 Aug     Danube River   
24 Aug     Melk, Austria   
25 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
26 Aug     Budapest, Hungary   
26 Aug      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

25 August 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2392
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25 Aug      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
27 Aug     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
28 Aug     Vienna, Austria   
29 Aug     Melk, Austria   
29 Aug     Danube River   
30 Aug     Passau, Germany   
31 Aug     Regensburg, Germany   
31 Aug     Kelheim, Germany   
01 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
01 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
02 Sep      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

01 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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01 Sep      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
03 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
04 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
05 Sep     Kelheim, Germany   
05 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
06 Sep     Passau, Germany   
07 Sep     Danube River   
07 Sep     Melk, Austria   
08 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
09 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
09 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

08 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2692
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08 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
10 Sep     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
11 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
12 Sep     Melk, Austria   
12 Sep     Danube River   
13 Sep     Passau, Germany   
14 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
14 Sep     Kelheim, Germany   
15 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
15 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
16 Sep      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

15 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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15 Sep      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
17 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
18 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
19 Sep     Kelheim, Germany   
19 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
20 Sep     Passau, Germany   
21 Sep     Danube River   
21 Sep     Melk, Austria   
22 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
23 Sep     Budapest, Hungary   
23 Sep      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

22 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2692
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22 Sep      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
24 Sep     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
25 Sep     Vienna, Austria   
26 Sep     Melk, Austria   
26 Sep     Danube River   
27 Sep     Passau, Germany   
28 Sep     Regensburg, Germany   
28 Sep     Kelheim, Germany   
29 Sep     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
29 Sep     Nuremberg, Germany   
30 Sep      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

29 September 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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29 Sep      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
01 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
02 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
03 Oct     Kelheim, Germany   
03 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
04 Oct     Passau, Germany   
05 Oct     Danube River   
05 Oct     Melk, Austria   
06 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
07 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
07 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

06 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2692
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06 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
08 Oct     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
09 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
10 Oct     Melk, Austria   
10 Oct     Danube River   
11 Oct     Passau, Germany   
12 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
12 Oct     Kelheim, Germany   
13 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
13 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
14 Oct      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

13 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2692
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13 Oct      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
15 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
16 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
17 Oct     Kelheim, Germany   
17 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
18 Oct     Passau, Germany   
19 Oct     Danube River   
19 Oct     Melk, Austria   
20 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
21 Oct     Budapest, Hungary   
21 Oct      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

20 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2242
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20 Oct      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
22 Oct     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
23 Oct     Vienna, Austria   
24 Oct     Melk, Austria   
24 Oct     Danube River   
25 Oct     Passau, Germany   
26 Oct     Regensburg, Germany   
26 Oct     Kelheim, Germany   
27 Oct     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
27 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
28 Oct      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

27 October 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2242
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27 Oct      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
29 Oct     Nuremberg, Germany   
29 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Kelheim, Germany   
30 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Regensburg, Germany   
31 Oct 23:00 - 23:00     Passau, Germany   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Danube River   
01 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Melk, Austria   
02 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Vienna, Austria   
03 Nov 23:00 - 23:00     Budapest, Hungary   
03 Nov      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

03 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $2242
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03 Nov      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
05 Nov     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
06 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
07 Nov     Melk, Austria   
07 Nov     Danube River   
08 Nov     Passau, Germany   
09 Nov     Regensburg, Germany   
09 Nov     Kelheim, Germany   
10 Nov     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
10 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
11 Nov      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany   
Nuremberg cruise port

10 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Nuremberg to Budapest
Prices starting
from $2242
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10 Nov      Departing from Nuremberg, Germany   
12 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
13 Nov     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
14 Nov     Kelheim, Germany   
14 Nov     Regensburg, Germany   
15 Nov     Passau, Germany   
16 Nov     Danube River   
16 Nov     Melk, Austria   
17 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
18 Nov     Budapest, Hungary   
18 Nov      Arriving in Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
Budapest cruise port

17 November 2017 7 nights / 8 days, one-way from Budapest to Nuremberg
Prices starting
from $1942
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17 Nov      Departing from Budapest, Hungary   
19 Nov     Budapest, Hungary (Tours ashore)   
20 Nov     Vienna, Austria   
21 Nov     Melk, Austria   
21 Nov     Danube River   
22 Nov     Passau, Germany   
23 Nov     Regensburg, Germany   
23 Nov     Kelheim, Germany   
24 Nov     Main-Danube Canal, Germany   
24 Nov     Nuremberg, Germany   
25 Nov      Arriving in Nuremberg, Germany