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New Year on the Danube

7 Days from £1,199per
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(Tour code: 21PCN)

Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany

Experience the magic of southeastern Germany from your spectacular base in Passau. Cruise along the iconic Danube River, explore the wild Bavarian Forest and welcome the New Year in style at an unforgettable gala evening.

  • Guided tour of Passau
  • Cruise on the Danube
  • Discover Bavarian Forest National Park
  • Time at leisure in Nuremberg
  • Time at leisure in Cologne
What’s Included
  • 4* Hotel Accommodation
    6 nights' hotel accommodation with breakfast each day and 4 dinners
  • Cruise on the Danube
  • Fully escorted by a UK Tour Manager from start to finish
    All rail and coach travel throughout your tour

New Year on the Danube 2020Tour Details

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Day 2 Passau


After a free morning in Nuremberg, continue to Passau, a picturesque town in Lower Bavaria. Also known as the 'City of 3 Rivers', Passau lies at the confluence of the Inn, the Ilz, and the Danube. Board the coach to your hotel for the next 4 nights and after checking in, we enjoy dinner.

Day 3 Danube Cruise
Danube Cruise

Danube Cruise

Embark on a guided tour of Passau this morning, exploring the historic buildings of this peninsular city. Later, you board your ship and cruise along the Danube Valley past lush green hills and idyllic hamlets.

Upon your return you have the rest of the day to yourself 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?

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

New Year’s Eve in Passau

Spend the New Year's Eve in Passau, exploring at your own pace. This evening, enjoy a gala 7-course dinner accompanied by Champagne at Oberhaus Restaurant, followed by traditional Bavarian music and dancing.

  • 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.

Luke Simpson
Helen Laverack
New Year on the Danube

Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany


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