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New Year on the Danube


Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany

7 days Sold out

2020 Tour code: 21PCN

About the tour

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.


What’s included


Day 1 - London to Nuremberg

You meet your Tour Manager this morning at our Departure Office in London St Pancras, where you board the Eurostar to Brussels. You continue to Nuremberg via Cologne, where you stay for the night.

  • Dinner
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

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
Danube Cruise
Day 4 – 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 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
Bavarian Forest
Days 6-7 - 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
Return Home

Additional information

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.

Mobility information

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.


Hotel Mondial am Dom

Hotel Mondial am Dom, Cologne

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Hotel Dreifluessehof

Hotel Dreifluessehof, Passau

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New Year on the Danube

Welcome in the New Year experiencing the magic of Southern Germany


Lynne Broadley
Helen Laverack
Luke Simpson