Passau

Buildings and Schaibling Tower on the side of Inn River near its confluence with Danube
Buildings and Schaibling Tower on the side of Inn River near its confluence with Danube

On the German-Austrian border at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers sits the charming Bavarian city of Passau. Nicknamed the ‘City of Three Rivers’, pretty Passau has made the most of its unique location throughout its fascinating history. For centuries its waterways were vital trading routes, bringing wealth which helped to shape and develop the beautiful old streets here; while today they serve as gateways for visitors stopping-by to take in the city’s historic highlights and cultural delights.

As well as its rivers, Passau is renowned for its colourful architecture and typically Bavarian charm. Wandering the delightful streets of this relatively small and easy to explore city is always a memorable spectacle, with an abundance of sights to uncover. The Altstadt old town district – largely untouched since prince bishops ordered its construction in the 17th century –  is home to a number of soaring towers, stunning palaces, pretty promenades and the gothic-style Town Hall; as well as the iconic St Stephen’s Cathedral. This wonderfully ornate, baroque-style monument is a must-visit to marvel at the huge organ and grand bells alone.

The Vesta Oberhaus, which towers above the city on the northern bank of the Danube, is not to be missed too. Built in the 13th century to guard Passau, this impressive fortress is today a fascinating museum and gallery showcasing the city’s interesting history. Also well worth a visit is the Pilgrimage church ‘Mariahilf’; the glass museum, which exhibits one of the largest glassware collections in the world; and the Innpromenade, where you can take in the pretty parks and ancient tunnels, enjoy some retail therapy and grab a pint of the local brew, and see where the city’s three rivers meet. 

Cruises to Passau

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 26 Apr 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2003

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
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Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 03 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200405

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £3,899pp
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Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 17 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2005

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 24 May 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2006

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 31 May 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R200708

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £3,999pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 14 Jun 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2008

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Regensburg • Sun 04 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2024

  • You’re in for rich rewards throughout this journey along the beautiful Upper Danube, from the cultural, historical and architectural delights of incredible destinations to stunning countryside scenes admired from aboard
  • Explore Regensburg – Germany’s ‘medieval marvel’ – and Passau on foot, to see mighty churches, cathedrals and much more; and be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley before sailing on to three captivating capitals.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.

Fly-cruise from £1,599pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Cities & Scenery of the Historic Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 11 Oct 2020
21 nights • Brabant • R202526

  • Experience the ultimate Danube adventure, sailing through beautiful and historic countries to visit remarkable cities and savour unforgettable scenic cruising through breathtaking, ever-changing landscapes.
  • You’ll visit Belgrade for a traditional Serbian folklore show, navigate the glorious Iron Gates gorge, uncover the Bulgarian delights of Ruse and much more en route to the blissful Danube Delta, Romania’s natural wonderland.
  • On the return journey, highlights will include chances to revel in Budapest’s abundant attractions; admire the postcard-perfect Wachau Valley; and take a walking tour of pretty Passau, with its soaring towers, spectacular palaces and iconic cathedral.

Fly-cruise from £4,099pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Cultural Cities of the Upper Danube

Departs: Budapest • Sun 25 Oct 2020
7 nights • Brabant • R2026

  • Embark on an epic journey of discovery and savour some of Europe’s very best sights and highlights, from the diverse attractions of stunning destinations to the valleys and vineyards of gorgeous, unspoilt countryside.
  • You can revel in Vienna’s majestic palaces and famous musical heritage; take in the legendary landmarks of Bratislava, such as its imposing castle and gothic-style cathedral; and succumb to the charms of Budapest.
  • After explorations of three glorious capitals, you’ll be enchanted by Austria’s breathtaking Wachau Valley; and sail on to Germany for chances to take in the churches, cathedrals and medieval sites of Passau and Regensburg on foot.

Fly-cruise from £1,699pp
Fares Explained | What's Included?