New Year on the Danube
Low Deposit £50 pp
Experience the magic of southeastern Germany from your spectacular base in Passau. Explore the wild Bavarian Forest, and welcome the New Year in style with an unforgettable evening cruise along the iconic Danube River.
You meet your Tour Manager this morning at our exclusive Departure Office in London St Pancras International, where you board the Eurostar to Brussels. You continue to Nuremberg via Frankfurt, where you overnight.
After a morning at leisure in Nuremberg, you continue to Passau, a picturesque town in Lower Bavaria. Also known as the 'City of Three Rivers', Passau lies at the confluence of three mighty rivers; the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube. Your hotel here is the 4* Hotel Passauer Wolf, which boasts an incredible location on the banks of the Danube. This evening you dine in a nearby local restaurant, enjoying traditional German cuisine.
After an orientation tour of Passau this morning, you have some time at leisure. Take the opportunity to explore the cobbled streets of the Old Town, known for its impressive 17th century Baroque architecture and the distinctive St. Stephen's Cathedral. This evening, you board your ship for a magnificent New Year's Eve river cruise, undoubtedly the highlight of your trip. Enjoy a Gala dinner and live music as you cruise into the scenic Danube Valley, before returning to Passau at midnight for an unforgettable, panoramic firework display.
Today's excursion takes you by coach into the unspoilt Bavarian Forest, a remarkable area of sparkling lakes and seemingly endless woodland, and Germany's first national park. Here, you experience a guided walk along the world's biggest treetop path, an amazing series of elevated wooden walkways that offer an incredible opportunity to appreciate nature from a different perspective.
After breakfast this morning, you bid farewell to Passau, travelling by rail to Cologne, where you enjoy a farewell dinner together tonight. After some time to explore Cologne independently on Day 6, you travel to Brussels, where you connect with the Eurostar service to London.
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany