Beautiful Blue Danube & Danube Delta
FRC-238375/212561 Rhine/Danube
16 Nights from
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Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4+C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price

Excursions and excursion packages: additional £207 -£487 per person - call for details. Save 15% when you book prior to your cruise.

At A Glance

What's Included

  • Fifteen night's on board in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included - buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24-hour complimentary coffee and tea station
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar
  • Fitness room (open 24 hours)
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard

 

What's Not Included

  • Shore excursions - excursions packages are available to purchase per guest to allow you to tailor-make your perfect itinerary
  • International & domestic air fares
  • Overseas transfers
  • Parking
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance etc.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the inclusions.
Itinerary
1
Day 1
Passau, Germany

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

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Day 2
Vienna, Austria

Arrive in Vienna this afternoon where the sights of this imperial city await. Spend time exploring the dynamic history before reboarding the vessel for dinner and setting off for Hungary.

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Day 3
Esztergom, Hungary

Spend a relaxing day cruising the beautiful blue Danube or opt to join an excursion to Esztergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings and seat of the Archbishop and Szentendre, an artists’ colony with numerous contemporary galleries and museums reflecting the artistic history of Hungary.

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Day 3
Budapest, Hungary

Just before lunch, the vessel stops in Budapest for our guests on the optional shore excursion to rejoin.

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Day 4
Belgrade, Serbia

During lunch, you'll arrive in Belgrade, one of the oldest European cities and the capital of Serbia. The “White City” is one of the most historically rich and important in all of Serbia and boasts a large number of monuments from different times and cultures. Travel to the Kalemegdan Fortress for an impressive panoramic view over the Danube and the Sava Rivers. See the National Museum, the Parliament, Terazije Square and the Palace of Princess Ljubica, as well as St. Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in the world. If you feel like a snack, taste some of the best food along the Skadarlija, offering some amazing local cuisine. Dinner this evening is on board as the vessel continues through the countries of the Danube.

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Day 5
Vidin, Bulgaria

Reach Bulgaria this afternoon and visit Vidin, a town renowned for its centuries of history. Wander through the streets and view the many churches and Renaissance buildings which decorate the town. A short distance away is the Baba Vida Fortress, located on the banks of the Danube, which is the only fully preserved medieval fortress in Bulgaria. Another fortress, Kaleto, stands imposingly beside Vidin and is worth a visit.

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Day 6
Oltenitza, Romania - Fetesti, Romania

The day is spent cruising the Danube as it winds through the beautiful countryside of Romania. Relax on deck as the picturesque scenery glides by. An excursion to the Eastern European capital city of Bucharest is offered for those wishing to explore inland. After dinner, the vessel stops to pick up the returning excursion.

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Day 7
Danube Delta, Romania

Spend the morning cruising Sfantu Gheorghe (Saint George), one of the 3 main channels that make up the Danube Delta. At the meeting of the Black Sea and the Danube, this UNESCO site hosts 27 different ecosystems and is home to many unique species of birds, fish, and other creatures.

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Day 7
St Gheorghe, Romania

From the fisherman’s village of Saint George, observe daily life for the people who inhabit this fertile delta. For those wishing to delve further into the scenic waterways, the optional Delta Safari boat excursion awaits. During dinner, enjoy the sunset over the waters of the Danube Delta as your vessel departs and begins the journey back up the Danube.

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Day 8
Hirsova, Romania - Fetesti, Romania

Relaxation is on the schedule today as the vessel plies the waters of the Danube. The afternoon offers an opportunity to see Constanta, the oldest city on the Black Sea coast. This ancient metropolis by the sea is Romania’s longest continually inhabited city. The vessel stops for those on the excursion to rejoin before dinner this evening.

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Day 9
Russe, Bulgaria - Svishtov, Bulgaria

Continue to enjoy your experience on board, consider a massage or relax in the lounge and view the passing scenery. For a little more adventure, an optional excursion is offered to Veliko Tarnovo, the oldest town in Bulgaria. This pretty town is located on the steep banks of the river Yantra at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. High on a peak is the remains of the medieval town of Tsarevets, where 22 tsars made history in the 2nd Bulgarian empire. Rejoin the vessel at Svishtov as lunch is served.

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Day 10
Iron Gate, Romania

On deck, there is so much natural beauty to take in as you cruise the mighty Danube River and the picturesque “Iron Gates.” The Iron Gates is a narrow gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania, featuring breathtaking scenery. This part of the river is named the Iron Gates for the two hydroelectric dams that control the water flow. Keep an eye out for the many caves and rock sculptures hiding among the steep hills. Over dinner this evening, recount the beauty of the day with your fellow travellers.

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Day 11
Novi Sad, Serbia

Late morning, arrive in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, known for its 19th-century buildings and stunning parks. See the Catholic St. Mary’s Church, the Orthodox Church of St. George and the home of Albert Einstein. Also, explore the impressive fortress Petrovaradin, that has the distinction of ‘never being taken by the enemy’.

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Day 11
Vukovar, Slovenia

This evening the vessel stops in Vukovar, located on an important trade route at the confluence of the Vuka and Danube rivers. All would pass by on the way to Budapest and Vienna upstream and Romania downstream.

12
Day 12
Mohacs, Hungary

This morning, visit the tiny harbour town of Mohács, a melting pot of nations. Two important battles took place in the fields around this town, which had a huge impact on European history. The battle in 1526 was lost and was the beginning of the reign of the Ottoman Empire for the next century and a half. In 1687, the Austrian troops and Habsburg allies overturned the empire and regained the cities of the Danube.

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Day 12
Kalocsa, Hungary

This afternoon, relax on board or join the optional excursion to the ‘Puszta‘ to enjoy the scenery of the endless plain, where the sky stretches into the horizon.

13
Day 13
Budapest, Hungary

Early this morning we dock in Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. A special treat this evening awaits, as musicians come on board to entertain with traditional music of Hungary, as the vessel cruises the Danube to see this beautiful city by night. Remain overnight.

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Day 14
Bratislava, Slovakia

Discover the Slovak capital of Bratislava this afternoon. The city is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. You can also see Bratislava Castle, high above the city. From Michael’s Gate, take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner on board this evening.

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Day 15
Durnstein, Austria

This morning arrive in Dürnstein, a tiny village surrounded by vineyards.

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Day 15
Melk, Austria

Durnstein serves as a jumping off point for an optional excursion to Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey. During the day, the vessel winds its way through picture perfect scenery in the UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley. Rich fields of vineyards line the shores with pretty houses dotting the landscape. This afternoon, with all travellers safely back on board, the vessel cruises toward the port where this magnificent voyage began.

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Day 16
Passau, Germany

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Sail on board MS Amadeus Brilliant
Accommodation

Amadeus Suite

The Amadeus Suites offer 'Walk-out' exterior balconies with their own seating area and panoramic windows to watch the riverside views. Each cabin features an Amadeus Signature bed and an ensuite with glass-enclosed shower and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries consisting of: lotion, bath gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a bar of soap. A spacious wardrobe for your clothes, an in-room safe, fully stocked mini-bar, hair dryer, alarm clock, phone, and for that home from home comfort robes and slippers are available for your use.

Large, flat-screen TVs offer a variety of stations in English and German. They have a selection of complimentary on-demand movies that include newer releases in addition to older flicks.

Available only to Suite passengers you will be assigned a personal concierge. and will receive room service each morning.

Category A Stateroom

The Cat A Staterooms offer 'Walk-out' exterior balconies with their own seating area and panoramic windows to watch the riverside views. Each cabin features an Amadeus Signature bed and an ensuite with glass-enclosed shower and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries consisting of: lotion, bath gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a bar of soap. A spacious wardrobe for your clothes, an in-room safe, fully stocked mini-bar, hair dryer, alarm clock, phone, and for that home from home comfort robes and slippers are available for your use.

Large, flat-screen TVs offer a variety of stations in English and German. They have a selection of complimentary on-demand movies that include newer releases in addition to older flicks.

Category B Stateroom

Featuring automatic opening floor-to-ceiling windows ideal for photographers who want the best shots of the passing scenery.

Each cabin features a queen-sized bed and an ensuite shower room with glass-enclosed shower and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries consisting of: lotion, bath gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a bar of soap. A spacious wardrobe for your clothes, an in-room safe, hair dryer, alarm clock, phone, and for that home from home comfort robes and slippers are available for your use.

Large, flat-screen TVs offer a variety of stations in English and German. They have a selection of complimentary on-demand movies that include newer releases in addition to older flicks.

Category C1 Stateroom

The Cabins on the Haydn Deck have fixed windows that cannot be opened due to the waterlevel.

Each cabin features a queen-sized bed and an ensuite shower room with glass-enclosed shower and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries consisting of: lotion, bath gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a bar of soap. A spacious wardrobe for your clothes, an in-room safe, hair dryer, alarm clock, phone, and for that home from home comfort robes and slippers are available for your use.

Large, flat-screen TVs offer a variety of stations in English and German. They have a selection of complimentary on-demand movies that include newer releases in addition to older flicks.

Category C4 Stateroom

The Cabins on the Haydn Deck have fixed windows that cannot be opened due to the waterlevel.

Each cabin features a queen-sized bed and an ensuite shower room with glass-enclosed shower and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries consisting of: lotion, bath gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a bar of soap. A spacious wardrobe for your clothes, an in-room safe, hair dryer, alarm clock, phone, and for that home from home comfort robes and slippers are available for your use.

Large, flat-screen TVs offer a variety of stations in English and German. They have a selection of complimentary on-demand movies that include newer releases in addition to older flicks.

Category CEK Stateroom

The Cabins on the Haydn Deck have fixed windows that cannot be opened due to the waterlevel.

The Cat CEK Stateroom features a single bed and an ensuite shower room with glass-enclosed shower and complimentary L'Occitane toiletries consisting of: lotion, bath gel, shampoo and conditioner, as well as a bar of soap. A spacious wardrobe for your clothes, an in-room safe, hair dryer, alarm clock, phone, and for that home from home comfort robes and slippers are available for your use.

Large, flat-screen TVs offer a variety of stations in English and German. They have a selection of complimentary on-demand movies that include newer releases in addition to older flicks.

Dining

Step aboard an Amadeus vessel and taste everything that the landscapes, regions, and the adventurous head chef can offer you in the way of carefully composed menus and local specialities. The kitchen team combines its love of cooking with its goal to present you with modern haute cuisine tempered with a classical approach to food.

To this end, they recommend and serve you selected wines that go perfectly with each dish. You will see for yourself how each plate that leaves the Amadeus kitchen is a work of art that our waiters know just how to place before you with charm, cheerfulness, and panache. Dinner is the crowning glory of each day of the cruise.

Panorama Restaurant

Gourmet dishes, a choice of wines and a fantastic atmosphere await you aboard. Our passengers enjoy exclusive full board catering, allowing them to relax completely and let our attentive dining room staff spoil them from early till late. With every lunch and dinner, quality wines from Europe’s best wine regions are included.

The ambitious chefs conjure up the most delicious dishes, adding his own enthusiasm to the freshest local ingredients. You’ll be surprised by the range of carefully selected menus, Austrian delicacies, and international specialities that allows you to choose between classical haute cuisine, regional dishes and a vegetarian alternative. 

Entertainment

Travel brings people together. You will enjoy traveling over land and water with like-minded people.

You get talking, introduce yourselves, exchange pleasantries and - just minutes later - find yourself playing a game of chess or golf or having a companionable drink in the Panorama Bar. Shared pleasures when traveling simply doubles up the joie de vivre.

When all is said and done, getting to know other interesting people is one of the very special sources of pleasure that spring up for river cruise passengers who choose Amadeus. Not only is there so much to admire and talk about during the cruise but, again and again, moments when everyone joins in the laughter that keeps on breaking out. 

Panorama Bar and Lounge

After dinner why not take yourself to the Panorama Bar and Lounge. Entertainment from local musicians and a fully stocked bar where you will find your favourite tipple. With an elegant decor and floor to ceiling windows the Panorama bar and lounge allows you wonderful river views of the towns and cities of Europe.

Amadeus Club

Located at the aft on the Mozart Deck. The Amadeus Club is a comfortable space with plenty of chairs and tables and unimpeded views of the outside. The decor is nautical, with models of sailing ships and a replica bell. Self-service tea and coffee area is available, where passengers can help themselves to cappuccinos or espressos and choose from 16 varieties of tea. 

Internet Station & Library

Located within the Amadeus Club is the Internet Cafe where passengers can use one of the two computers here to log onto the Net for a rate of 30 euros a week, 50 euros for two weeks or 3 euros per hour. Also within the club is the library- well stocked with books available in several languages. Passengers can also borrow board games at their leisure.

Sun Deck

The Sun deck is the hub of activity onboard. Enjoy a game of chess, bowls or take an amble around the walking track while taking in the beautiful, riverside views. 

Enrichment

The vessel docks, and you disembark and discover new things...

You see Europe at its most beautiful - gliding through memorable riverside scenery and passing many different kinds of sights, small towns, and bustling big cities. An Amadeus river cruise has its own special way of showing you the most diverse sights of Europe and keeps on surprising you - whether on board or ashore - as you learn new aspects of Europe's complex history.

The impressions you gain along the banks of the rivers seem to be almost infinite - such that, however well you may know a stretch of country, you find yourself discovering it all over again.  

Excursions

As you disembark with a small group of no more than 24 guests each excursion is led by an expert local guide, to experience Europe at its most authentic.

Those who book excursions are provided a Quietvox system. Passengers wear earpieces and receivers, while tour guides speak into a transmitter. This means passengers can go at their own pace among the group without missing what the tour guide is saying.

HealthFitness

Exercise and relaxation, variety and calm. It is precisely these alternations that characterise each day you spend on an Amadeus cruise.

So you can, if you like, start the morning with a visit to the fitness studio or join an exercise class on the sun deck. But if you would prefer to relax completely, you can treat yourself to a massage or make an appointment with the hairdresser.

You might also like to lounge on the sun deck with a good book, appreciating the scenery floating slowly by, or get to chatting to other passengers over coffee and cakes. Whatever you decide to do, Amadeus life offers a perfect mixture of inspiring entertainment and beneficial relaxation.

Fitness Room

Located on the Haydn Deck there is a fitness facility that includes cardio equipment: a treadmill, rowing machine and exercise bikes.

Massage Room

Indulge yourself with a relaxing massage at the Spa located on the Haydn Deck.

Hair Salon

Fancy a makeover? Then head to the hair salon where haircutting and styling services are on offer for men and women. Located on the Haydn Deck where services range from 9 to 30 Euros.

Facilities

Disabled Facilities

Amadeus welcome guests with special needs. Guests who have any medical, physical or other special needs must contact their Travel Agent or this cruise operator directly to obtain specific information. All vessels and coaches are equipped to European standards. Vessel operators will, under appropriate circumstances, permit passengers to use motorised scooters and wheelchairs that satisfy criteria confirmed by the cruise operator. In all cases passengers must understand and accept that the vessels do not have lifts permitting easy access from deck to deck, and that some decks are multi-level and/or have significant thresholds to be negotiated. Accordingly physically disabled passengers may need the services of a responsible adult, and should be aware that crew availability to assist them is often severely limited.

Dietary Requirements

Please pass on any special requirements to your travel agent before leaving home and then see the restaurant manager on board. Additional costs may be incurred in fulfilling dietary wishes and Amadeus reserve the right to decline certain requirements.

Age Restrictions

Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Amadeus does not maintain facilities or services for children aboard their cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult over the age of 21. Amadeus regret that they cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age, and they reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age of 18 years on board.

Dress Code

Amadeus recommend that you wear light clothing and comfortable footwear for land excursions. A jacket or jumper is advisable in the evenings. Please dress respectively for supper and special occasions.

Additional Information

Ship Features

  • Panorama Lounge / Bar
  • Library
  • Hairdressing
  • Fitness Room and walking track
  • Gift Shop
  • Small pool
Deck Plans

Sun Deck

 

  • Sun Deck with deck chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Lido-bar
  • Chess board
  • Shuffleboard

 

Mozart Deck

 

  • Panorama Bar
  • Panorama Decking
  • Amadeus Club with Internet Station
  • Amadeus Suites
  • Category A Staterooms

 

Strauss Deck

 

  • Panorama Restaurant
  • Reception
  • Shop
  • Category B Staterooms

 

Haydn Deck

 

  • Fitness Room
  • Massage
  • Hairdresser
  • Lift
  • Category C1 Staterooms
  • Category C4 Staterooms
  • Category CEK Staterooms

 

Upcoming Cruises
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