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Bavaria Cruises & boat tours

Our most recommended Bavaria Cruises & boat tours

Passau: Adventure Cruise on the Swarovski ship

1. Passau: Adventure Cruise on the Swarovski ship

Go on an adventure in Passau with this sightseeing cruise. Hop on at Passau and go on a round trip to Kasten and Obernzell and back. See sites like the Oberhaus Castle and the Monastery Maria Hilf from the comfort of the boat and listen to your guide tell you about the city's history and culture. Begin by meeting your guide in Passau’s old town. Jump on board, find a seat, and set sail. Be inspired by unique attractions on board, such as crystal water games, water theater, and other crystal and water attractions, all surrounded by one million Swarovski crystals installed in the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable view of Passau with its Italian flair and colorful buildings. See St. Stephan’s Cathedral, the confluence of the three rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Oberhaus Castle and the Monastery Maria Hilf. Your local guide will provide information about the city via loudspeakers.

Munich: Royal Water Music on the Starnberg Lake

2. Munich: Royal Water Music on the Starnberg Lake

The high point of the evening is the Royal Water Music in the salon on the main deck of MS Starnberg, a luxurious concert hall with exceptional acoustics. The Residence Soloists and members of the Munich Philharmonic will play masterpieces by Vivaldi, Handel, Mozart and others. Traditionally, on such royal occasions, a hunt would take place: the quarry would be driven out of the woods into the lake for the courtly company to shoot at. Such entertainment cannot, unfortunately, be provided; but you are sure to enjoy the exciting tales of the Bavarian Kingdom, told by cultural historians on board. After this a 3 course dinner including drinks and a champagne reception awaits you. The first course includes canapés, shrimps in potato jackets, a selection of bruschette, Parma ham and antipasti satays, and smoked salmon tartlets. The main course is of pork medallions and turkey steak in Calvados sauce with potato gratin and seasonal vegetables. For pudding you will be served dark and white chocolate mousses with forest berries. The festive music, the thrilling courtly tales, and the delicious 3 course dinner afterwards make this voyage on the Starnberg Lake a glorious and unforgettable event. The team of Bavaria Klassik welcome you onboard Bavaria's biggest luxury ship, the MS STARNBERG, on the Starnberg Lake. Let them treat you like royalty on an incredible cruise and take a trip through time to the days of bavarian royalty with a cultural historian. The ship is well-suited to all weather; in good weather, the concert portion of the evening even takes place on the sun deck. Enjoy a greeting with prosecco before a delicious 3-course meal with drinks, and the night really goes out with a bang as a Baroque firework show awaits you in Starnberg at the end of the tour.

Regensburg: Sightseeing Cruise to Walhalla

3. Regensburg: Sightseeing Cruise to Walhalla

Go on an adventure in Regensburg with this sightseeing cruise. Hop on in Regensburg and go on a round trip to Walhalla and back. Enjoy the beauty of the Danube River and listen to your guide tell you about the city's history and culture. Begin by meeting your guide in the center of Regensburg. Jump on board, find a seat, and set sail. Buy yourself a glass of champagne or a snack in the onboard restaurant, and be inspired by the one million Swarovski crystals installed in the ship. Enjoy an unforgettable view of the Walhalla from the comfort of the boat. Marvel at this neo-classical monument that was erected by King Ludwig I. The building honors important people in German history, from politicians to artists. Listen to your guide provide information about it via loudspeakers.

Regensburg: City Highlights Historical Boat Tour

4. Regensburg: City Highlights Historical Boat Tour

Discover the history and architecture of Regensburg from the river as you cruise along the Danube. Board the MS Bruckmadl and travel past the river’s whirling currents, known as ‘strudel’. See the colorful Old Town, St Peter’s Cathedral and the Stone Bridge as you go. Climb aboard the MS Bruckmadl to start the tour. Learn about the boat’s former life as the MS Agnes Bernauer, one of the shipping company Wurm & Noé's oldest vessels.  Pass through the medieval Old Town of Regensburg, under the 12th Century Stone Bridge and gaze at the cathedral's dramatic Gothic spires. Learn more about the city as you go from detailed facts over the boat’s loudspeaker.

Passau: City Highlights River Cruise

5. Passau: City Highlights River Cruise

Take in Passau from a different perspective and learn about its history, architecture, and more on a cruise along its three rivers – the Danube, Inn, and Ilz. See key sights from the water, including Oberhaus Castle, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and the Mariahilf Monastery. Board the boat and set sail to see Passau differently. Take in Veste Oberhaus and Veste Niederhaus, both parts of the former fortress of the Bishop on the mountain crest between the Danube and the Ilz. Marvel at Passau's Gothic and Baroque architecture from the water. As you sail, get information about what you're seeing via loudspeakers. See St. Stephan's Cathedral, the confluence of the three different colored rivers, Oberhaus Castle, and the Mariahilf Monastery. Buy drinks and snacks onboard to tuck into during the journey.

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4.8 / 5

based on 6 reviews

The "sea voyage" was super relaxing and very nice. The tables were beautifully set with white tablecloths and serviettes, very elegant. The program was varied with baroque music and good food. The staff is super friendly and very accommodating. I was pleasantly surprised that the drinks (I only drank water) were free and you were always asked if you wanted to have more. All in all: great value for money with a wonderful final fireworks display. I would highly recommend this ride. Thanks again to the organizers and the crew. And thanks to the passengers who gave the event a special touch with a chic style of clothing.

Top u for sure again

Super friendly, very accommodating, excellent food and very nice music. Everything extremely professional and very entertaining. Fireworks a bit disappointing.

Even though we had the cruise during a thunderstorm, the music was superb and the atmosphere was great. Enjoyed our dinner partners. Food was average.