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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 8 October 2009

My wife and I recently took the Gate1 12-day Danube River cruise, which starts with 3 days in Budapest, 6 days of river cruising, ending with 3 days in Prague. It really is an amazing experience, and the history in these areas is incredible. The...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2015

We just returned from a Viking River Cruise, Danube Waltz. We added the 3 night Prague and 2 night Budapest stays. The Viking staff were all very knowledgeable, professional and very courteous. I just wanted to give a little insight into the Viking experience for...More

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What an experience to visit the Danube. Many bridges cross this beautiful river. With so many interesting buildings to see from all view points.

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Reviewed yesterday

Did a boat tour seeing a lot of either side of the Budapest part of the Danube and really is impressive at night

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My son and I were on a little tour of Europe after his semester abroad in fabulous Prague! Last stop was Budapest and at the last minute he booked an evening cruise on the Danube. It was wonderful. You must see the magnificent Parliament Building...More

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Reviewed yesterday

We were some of the lucky ones that were able to cruise into Budapest on the Danube. The water levels have been so low that the Viking Cruise from Amsterdam couldn't make it to Budapest without a boat swap. Budapest is a lovely city and...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were a group of ten who are first time cruisers with Viking. We cruise at least once a year and have gone on Princess, Celebrity, Royal Caribbean, NCL, and Oceania. All of us were very disappointed with how our trip was handled. Because of...More

Thank Marlene A
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took a one hour cruise on the Danube with the cruise line Legend. Clean, spacious and comfortable boat. Excellent narration, happy courteous staff/crew. We were provied with refreshments during the cruise which were most welcome. A must if you visit Budapest.

Thank TonyK39
Reviewed 2 days ago

Viking did not make us aware of the potential for low water when we booked our November river cruise. Had they told us we would not have booked that one. We spent more time on the buses between ships than sailing on the Danube. 3...More

Thank Bonnie14450
Reviewed 2 days ago

As many of you may know, there has been little rain in Mid-Europe this year, hence the Danube and the Rhine are very low. Nevertheless, our trip boat from APTtravelmarvel, managed to navigate through the river. Watching the town of Budapst at night from the...More

Thank Diana R
Reviewed 3 days ago

We chose this cruise based on the recommendation of our cruise agent and the itinerary (we really wanted to visit Prague). We have been on almost a dozen ocean cruises prior to this adventure. The ship was clean and had a minimal draft. This was...More

Thank Mark E
Reviewed 4 days ago

Took the river cruise which is most definitely worth the money (HUF 6200 / USD22 which includes 2 drinks). You'll get a very different view of the Chain Bridge, Parliament, Fisherman's Bastion, etc. All well lit and look very grand. The 7pm cruise takes 2...More

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14 November 2018|
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Response from lawrenceschaefer250 | Reviewed this property |
We sailed from the Black Sea to Passau and could go no further west due to low water level. We were on the Danube Aug 26 to Sept 17.
Leanne S
12 November 2018|
Response from Elana G | Reviewed this property |
Winter conditions.
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12 November 2018|
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Response from joe h | Reviewed this property |
I am not familiar with this cruise company I use the water bus the only downside is there is no commentary but can a tourist showing small pictures and brief outline of each building etc. Joe