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New Year on the Danube

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(Tour code: 20PCN)

Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany

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.

  • Passau
  • New Year’s Eve cruise on the Danube
  • Bavarian Forest National Park
  • Time at leisure in Nuremberg
  • Time at leisure in Cologne
  • Stunning 4-Star Accommodation
What’s Included
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • New Year's Eve cruise
  • Bavarian Forest National Park

New Year on the Danube 2019Tour Details

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Day 1 Nuremberg

London to Nuremberg

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 Brussels, where you overnight.

  • Dinner
Days 2-3 Passau


After a morning at leisure in Nuremberg, continue to Passau, a picturesque town in Lower Bavaria. Also known as the 'City of Three Rivers', Passau lies at the confluence of the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube. This evening, dine in a nearby local restaurant serving traditional German cuisine. Enjoy a tour of this classic German city on Day 3, which features the elegant and striking St Stephan's Cathedral - a Baroque masterpiece.

  • Day 2 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 3 - Breakfast
Day 4 Passau

New Year’s Eve Danube cruise

This morning you board your ship for a short New Year's Eve river cruise along the Danube Valley. Upon your return you have some time at leisure in Passau. Why not take the opportunity to explore the cobbled streets of the Old Town, known for its impressive 17th century Baroque architecture and distinctive St. Stephen's Cathedral? This evening, enjoy a gala dinner and live Bavarian folk music in a traditional local restaurant.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5 Bavarian Forest
Bavarian Forest

Bavarian Forest National Park

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.

  • Breakfast
Days 6-7 Return Home
Return Home

Cologne and return to London

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 7, you travel to Brussels, where you connect with the Eurostar service to London.

  • Day 6 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 7 - Breakfast

Departure Times

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.

What’s included
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
  • Exclusive meeting point at our St Pancras Departure Office
  • All rail and coach travel throughout your tour
  • 6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast and 4 dinners
  • New Year's Eve cruise
  • Bavarian Forest National Park
  • Guided tour of Passau
  • Time at leisure in Passau, Nuremberg and Cologne

Not Included

  • Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged.


Due to the nature of our tours they are generally unsuitable for those with restricted mobility. If you’d like to discuss any particular holiday with us in this respect, then please don’t hesitate to call us.

Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson
New Year on the Danube

Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany


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