Danube River Cruise – Golf Programme

The Danube Concierge Golf Programme (available on Romantic Danube & Melodies of the Danube River Cruises)

Budapest to Vilshofen & vice versa


Imagine golfing at world-class courses in different countries all on one trip. Imagine not having to organise tee times, transportation, club cleaning and so on. Imagine having your favourite luxury hotel follow you wherever you go with everything you need for the perfect vacation. This is a match made in heaven to enable you to do just that—luxury river cruising and golf.

This Exclusive Concierge Golf Programme includes 7 nights on board one of an award-winning fleet of river cruise ships sailing along the iconic Danube and taking you to some of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses.

With this seamless golfing experience, guests are transferred from ship to course and back by private luxury Mercedes. Once on the course, you need only golf and enjoy—your tee time, practice balls and golf cart are prepared in advance, and after your round enjoy lunch in the course clubhouse. When it’s time to transfer back to the ship, your clubs will be cleaned and ready for the next course on your golf adventure.

Journey along the Danube and see first hand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
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Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)

DAY 2 BUDAPEST: Pannonia Golf & Country Club (golfers); City Tour (non-golf option)

PANNONIA COUNTRY CLUB: Host of the Hungarian Open. The 18-hole golf course of Pannonia Golf & Country Club was designed by the famous Austrian course designer Hans G. Erhardt. The golf course lies in a valley so the varied forms of its fairways provide a great golf experience. Lakes come into play at 8 holes and pin placements may also present a challenge at the hilly greens. With 6 different tee-boxes, both beginners and advanced players can get a true and fair idea of their golf skills. The natural environment and the beautiful, carefully maintained course inspires golfers to hit great shots. Erhardt also designed the Golf course Fontana, host of the Austrian Open for many years, and believes that Pannonia is still the best course in Hungary. [See separate post entitled Romantic Danube/Melodies of the Danube River Cruise for details of the City Tour option]

DAY 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA: Penati Golf Resort (golfers); City Tour (non-golf option)

PENATI COUNTRY CLUB, LEGENDS COURSE: Host of the Slovakian Open. This 18-hole golf course has been built according to plans authored by Nicklaus Design, one of the world’s leading design firms. The Nicklaus Design LEGENDS COURSE complies with USGA standards at the world PGA level. 60% of the world’s golf courses which host PGA tournaments have been designed by Nicklaus Design. Along with many other scenic features, this course counts the longest hole in Europe among its challenges. The 787 Yard par 6 15th hole awaits golf enthusiasts, offering 11 tees. The view alone is fascinating. [See separate post entitled Romantic Danube/Melodies of the Danube River Cruise for details of the City Tour option]

DAY 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Excursions (golfers & non-golf option)

Excursions (both golfers and non golfers) The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 WEISSENKIRCHEN – GREIN: Diamond Country Club (golfers): Excursions (non-golf option)

DIAMOND COUNTRY CLUB, DIAMOND COURSE: Host of the Lyoness Austrian Open This Championship course, host of the Lyoness Open, on the outskirts of Vienna, challenges every player’s ability thanks to the need for good course management and that important element of water. The 8th hole was designed by the legendary Miguel Angel Jimenez and really emulates the iconic Spaniard. Experience the European Tour standard which allows for precise shots in challenging settings, far from those packed fairways. The trim cut grass and perfectly kept greens allow for the best games of golf, surrounded by beautiful and fair water hazards. [See separate post entitled Romantic Danube/Melodies of the Danube River Cruise for details of the Excursions option]

DAY 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA: Excursions (both golfers and non-golf option)

The ship arrives in Linz where you can opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic centre, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael. Or join a walking tour through the old city centre of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. Later in the day, visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov. (B,L,D)


QUELLNESS GOLF RESORT BECKENBAUER COURSE: Host of the Porsche European Open Regal golfing pleasure on lush greens and perfect fairways – this championship course, created by former Masters champion Bernhard Langer, seems to be one with the meadow landscape surrounding the small river Rott and was awarded a “world class” rating within one year of opening. The 18 holes in Penning, right beside the Porsche Golf Course, do indeed pack a punch. They don’t hold back when it comes to challenges, but also offer sufficient opportunities for some serious success. What makes this golf course so special is the quality of the hand-mown greens and fairways, which remain tip-top even during the summer thanks to a double-row irrigation system [See separate post entitled Romantic Danube/Melodies of the Danube River Cruise for details of the Excursions option]


Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (B)

In addition to the wonderful selection of experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, our Exclusive Concierge Golf Program provides a seamless golfing experience from the moment you arrive to the moment you bid us farewell, including:
  • Concierge service, including club care
  • Private luxury Mercedes transportation to and from courses
  • A la carte lunch at each course with beer and wine
  • 1 round per golfer at each golf course
  • 1 shared golf cart per round
  • 1 range token per round
  • 1 Welcome Packet: a dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls per golfer, 1 pitch repair tool, 4 or 5 course guides, leather shoe bag
  • Club cleaning after each round


  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Local Flavours tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

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