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The "City of Three Rivers" presents many scenic views on the water and across a town rich in Gothic-style architecture.
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Passau, Germany

Once part of the Roman Empire, Passau is now a charming German tourist destination that is now reminiscent of Italy on the Danube River. The original city was burned during war and rebuilt with a heavy emphasis on baroque-style architecture. You will see this in the many churches, homes, and buildings that await your presence. Passau is an easily walkable city with a diverse culinary scene and a lovely selection of shops. If you are taking a cruise from Passau, you might consider spending an extra day or two in the city before or after.

Many river cruise lines offer cruises that visit Passau. Among the cruise lines that offer cruises from Passau are CroisiEurope, Uniworld River Cruises, and Viking River Cruises. A great time to cruise from Passau is between May and September, as that is when the weather is most pleasant.

French-inspired CroisiEurope offers 5- and 10-night Danube River cruises from Passau onboard MS France, MS L’Europe, MS Gerard Schmitter and MS Symphonie.

For an all-inclusive cruise from Passau, you might consider booking with Uniworld River Cruises. Their “super ship” S.S. Maria Theresa offers a series of 7-night cruises from Passau to Budapest, as well as 7- to 10-night Christmas Market itineraries during December. If you are looking for a truly immersive cultural experience, you might consider booking with Viking River Cruises. Viking features a number of 7-night cruises from Passau onboard at least 12 of their opulent long ships!

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Cruise Lines with Cruises to Passau, Germany

The following cruise lines offer cruises sailing to Passau, Germany. Select a cruise line to view the upcoming cruises that visit Passau, Germany:

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River Cruise Lines

Becoming more and more popular, a river cruise is an immerse and destination-focused vacation experience, on a small and luxurious vessel.

River cruises sail through the inland waterways of some of the world's most interesting vacation destinations (i.e. Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and North America), and provide their guests with a greater opportunity to spend time visiting more unique ports of call than a traditional cruise typically would.

Because the destination is the star of a river cruise, (typically guided) shore excursions are included at no additional charge by many River cruise lines. There are usually many interesting lectures given during the cruise, by experts on the history and culture of the region being visited.

Among the famous rivers that one may take a river cruise on are the Rhine, Mississippi, Seine, Danube, Mekong, Nile, Yangtze, Amazon and Douro.

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Deluxe Cruise Lines

These cruise lines fit (quality and, usually, price-wise) somewhere in between Premium and Luxury cruise lines.

A country club casual atmosphere can be expected on these lines, as can be elegant accommodations and gourmet cuisine. These cruise lines are a great option for adults looking for a upscale, yet laid back, vacation.

Unique itineraries are often available on these cruise lines, as their small-to-mid-sized ships can visit ports of call that large ones can't get to.

The pricing on Azamara Club Cruises includes select beverages and pre-paid gratuities, while the pricing of Viking Ocean Cruises includes shore excursions and select beverages.

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Specialty Cruise Lines

These cruise lines offer a truly unique vacation experience, with a wide range of possible amenities and itineraries. Some are expedition cruise lines, others have sailing yachts or are coastal ships.

On these types of cruise lines, there's usually a focus on a specific destination or theme. Itineraries are usually very destination intensive, aided by the fact that they're able to reach many ports of call that larger ships can't.

Expedition cruise lines are a great fit for adventure-seeking travelers, featuring exciting destinations like the Galapagos Islands, Antarctica, and the Norwegian coast. During the cruise, there will usually be plenty of interesting lectures given by experts on the destination being visited. Often, shore excursions are included in the cost of the cruise. In fact, some of these cruise lines have all-inclusive pricing. There's a definite focus on the ship's surrounding scenery, as well as opportunities to view wildlife in their natural habitat. Small, but comfortable, ships are commonplace here, with anywhere from basic to very luxurious public spaces, cuisine, and accommodations (depending on the cruise line and ship).

Sailing Yachts, sail-assisted motor ships, offer a really unique vacation experience. Accommodations and cuisine on these intimate vessels can be anywhere from good to fantastic, depending on the cruise line. Destinations offered by these cruise lines may include the Caribbean, Europe, Panama Canal, Tahiti, and Costa Rica.

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Luxury Cruise Lines

When the finest cruise vacation is your top priority, this is the place to start.

On a luxury cruise line, guests experience highly personalized service, a more intimate (and usually formal) onboard experience, gourmet cuisine, well-appointed accommodations, and fantastic amenities. Many of these brands have smaller ships, allowing them to reach ports of call that the larger ships can't, which results in unique itineraries.

All of these brands feature a version of all-inclusive pricing, and some of them have ships with all-suite accommodations. Although these cruise lines are usually more expensive than the rest, they also provide their guests with so much more, resulting in a fantastic value when considering all that's included.

  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 24 (28 - 196 Guests)
  • Intimate Environment, Inclusive Value
  • Wine + Beer Included w/ Lunch & Dinn
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Avalon Waterways
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 19 (16 - 166 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions Included
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
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  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 46 (16 - 226 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Pricing
  • Authentic French Cuisine
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Emerald Cruises
  • Deluxe / River / Specialty Cruise Line
  • Ships: 12 (84 - 204 Guests)
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
  • Valuable Inclusions
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Riviera River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 13 (126 - 169 Guests)
  • British-owned Cruise Line
  • Spacious Accommodations
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Scenic Luxury Cruises & Tours
  • Luxury / River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 15 (68 - 228 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive
  • Offers River and Yacht Cruises
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Tauck Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 25 (40 - 310 Guests)
  • All inclusive pricing
  • Family owned cruise line
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Uniworld River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 17 (32 - 159 Guests)
  • All-Inclusive Product
  • Every Stateroom Has River View
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Viking River Cruises
  • River Cruise Line
  • Ships: 66 (52 - 386 Guests)
  • Shore Excursions & Wi-Fi Included
  • Wine & Beer Included at Lunch &
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Things to do near Passau, Germany

These are just a few of the more popular tourist attractions in Passau, along with a brief description:

♦ Three Rivers Meeting Point

When spending time in Passau, you can witness a stunning natural phenomenon. This port city is sometimes known as the “City on Three Rivers” because of its location where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz river meet. Each river sports its own color, so you can easily see where the water comes together from each waterway. The Inn River has a white hue, the Ilz water has a dark, almost black hue, and the Danube has a dark blue tint. Seeing each river swirl together is something you can only experience in Passau!

♦ St. Stephen’s Cathedral

For a truly magnificent, breathtaking sight in Passau, you simply cannot skip over visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Originally destroyed by fire, the second version of this church (what you see today) is over 3,000 years old and features a giant pipe organ. If you’re lucky, you might be able to enjoy a pipe organ performance. While inside, you will be blown away by this structure’s dramatic ceilings, beautiful artwork, and intricate attention to detail.

♦ Mariahilf Monastery

If you want the best views in Passau, consider paying a visit to Mariahilf Monastery. Located on a hill overlooking the city, this attraction is a great way to get some active exploration in during your vacation. Once you reach the top, you’ll be rewarded with fabulous panoramic views and the opportunity to explore the old pilgrimage church. There are over 300 steps leading to the top, with plenty of spots to stop and rest on your way up.

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