Vilhjalm, Danube Waltz ex Budapest to Passau – 28 Jul 2021

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When it comes to river cruising, Viking River Cruises is the world leader. From Europe to Russia, from China to Southeast Asia, we offer cruises that allow you to fully experience the wonders of each region. Discover the Far East with a fascinating cruisetour along the Yangtze, Mekong or Irrawaddy Rivers. Take in the European countryside along the Danube, Rhine, Seine, Elbe or Douro. Our river cruises are a great way to explore new places or see a new side of a familiar destination. And a river cruise offers unrivaled convenience – unpack once in your deluxe stateroom, relax and enjoy everything the journey has to offer. State-of-the-art ships, comfortable accommodations, regional cuisine, daily guided shore excursions, and exemplary service all add up to an unforgettable journey at an incredible value.

Viking Cruises continues the Viking tradition of exploration along the world’s great waterways.

Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Half-height picture window
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Stateroom size: 150 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Half-height picture window
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Stateroom size: 135 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Individual climate control Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Stateroom size: 135 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to create a French balcony
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft. Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration) Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily Bathrobe and slippers available upon request Individual climate control Space under bed for storing suitcases Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Stateroom size: 205 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors open to a full-size veranda
Private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Sony 40-inch flat-panel TV with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Suite size: 275 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Full-size veranda off the spacious living room
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
Large private bathroom with shower and premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”
Early check-in (no later than 12 PM)
Complimentary Viking Air Plus & laundry services
Welcome champagne, daily fruit basket, mini-bar with wine, beer, soft drinks (replenished daily)
In-suite premium bathrobes & slippers, binoculars & complimentary shoe shine service

Suite size: 445 sq. ft.
Hotel-style beds 79 inches x 63 inches (with optional twin-bed configuration)
Private wraparound veranda off the spacious living room offers 270-degree views
Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors, known as a French balcony, in the bedroom
Large bathroom with shower, heated mirror & floor, premium bath products
Telephone, refrigerator, safe, hair dryer & bottled water replenished daily
Bathrobe and slippers available upon request
Individual climate control
Space under bed for storing suitcases
Roomy wardrobe with wooden hangers
Voltage: 220V and 110V in stateroom
Two Sony 40-inch flat-panel TVs with premium entertainment package including: BBC News, CNBC, CNN, National Geographic, TNT Series, Sky Sports, videos on demand and “View From the Bridge”

Viking Vilhjalm - Main Deck

Viking Vilhjalm - Middle Deck

Viking Vilhjalm - Upper Deck

Viking Vilhjalm - Sun Deck

Viking River Cruises boasts the most extensive fleet of river cruises vessels, and we are proud to offer you the best ships in each region where we travel. Viking ships are specially designed to navigate the world’s great rivers and provide convenient daily access to a plethora of destinations and experiences. Enjoy all the comfort and elegance of river cruising: attentive and professional staff, delicious onboard meals and spectacular scenery from every stateroom and public area.

Sailing our most popular itineraries, our award-winning Viking Longships® showcase innovative engineering, streamlined design and understated elegance for the most comfortable river cruise experience available.

Ship Features:

* 95 comfortable outside staterooms (2 Explorer Suites, 7 Veranda Suites, 39 Veranda Staterooms, 22 French Balcony Staterooms, 25 Standard Staterooms)
* All suites feature two rooms with a veranda off the living room and a French balcony in the bedroom
* Sun deck with 360-degree views and shaded sitting area; organic herb garden and solar panels; putting green, and walking track
* Aquavit Terrace with a revolutionary indoor/outdoor viewing area at the bow of the ship and grills for al fresco dining
* The Lounge and bar with floor-to-ceiling glass doors
* Restaurant with floor-to-ceiling windows for panoramic views
* Library corner and onboard boutique
* Elevator from Middle to Upper Deck only; no elevator access for categories F and E
* Free shipwide wireless Internet service
* Laundry service
* Ecologically friendly hybrid engines producing less vibrations for a smoother ride
* 40″ flat-panel Sony TV with infotainment system featuring movies on demand plus CNBC, CNN, National Geographic and more

Ship Profile & Stats

  • Maiden Voyage: 2018

Ship Facilities

  • Aquavit Terrace
  • Free Shipwide Wireless Internet Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Library
  • Observation Lounge & Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track
  • Boutique


Cruise Itinerary

DateActivityArriveDepart
28 Jul '21
Budapest, Hungary
29 Jul '21
Budapest, Hungary
30 Jul '21
Bratislava, Slovakia
31 Jul '21
Vienna, Austria
01 Aug '21
Krems, Austria
01 Aug '21
Durnstein, Austria
01 Aug '21
Melk , Austria
02 Aug '21
Linz, Austria
03 Aug '21
Passau, Germany
04 Aug '21
Passau, Germany

All itineraries and ports of call at the discretion of the cruise line subject to local weather conditions and may change without notice.

7 Night Cruise sailing from Budapest to Passau aboard Viking Vilhjalm.

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (Dinner)

Day 2 Budapest, Hungary
Today we see highlights of the once separate towns of Buda and Pest, starting with Pest’s National Opera House and historic Heroes’ Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fishermen’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this “City of Healing Waters.” Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia
Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia’s charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael’s Tower, the baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, and pass by several Hapsburg-era baroque palaces before returning to your ship. This evening you can relax or take a walk before our late departure. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vienna, Austria
Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or you may take an optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the “Versailles of Vienna,” erected in 1778 and graced by a number of formal gardens, Grecian statuary, the world’s oldest zoo and Roman ruins. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Krems
Today’s highlight is an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. Participate in an exclusive visitor program at Göttweig, created to provide an understanding of the daily business of the venerable institution. You may also take an invigorating bicycle ride through the Wachau Valley before returning to your ship. This afternoon, enjoy scenic sailing as we cruise toward Linz. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Linz, Austria
Wake up in Linz this morning and set off to explore this cultural gem by mini-train and on foot. Ride along the Danube’s south bank and take in the sights; see the Brucknerhaus concert hall, Linz Castle and the Market Hall, where Mozart wrote the Linz Symphony, followed by a walking tour of the city’s Old Quarter. Alternatively, join a full day optional excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the baroque and Renaissance buildings and the town’s charming streets, brimming with cafés, shops and galleries. Return on board for dinner and a late-evening departure. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 7 Passau, Germany
Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through Old Town and past traditional patrician houses. Admire the New Bishop’s Residence and see the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral; its ornate interior is home to the Europe’s largest church organ. Enjoy an onboard lunch, but return to the city to further explore on your own before dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Passau, Germany
After breakfast, disembark. (B)

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