1.200 Miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube
10 Days
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1.200 Miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube




10 Days

This is a special cruise program with many unforgettable highlights, including seven countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania) and five world famous capital cities (Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest). A particular scenic highlight of this trip is the cruise through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains.

The journey to kilometer zero, at the estuary of the Danube where it meets the Black Sea, and the visit to the Danube Delta with its amazing wildlife and scenery will remain unforgettable experiences. The trip is rounded off by a stay in Bucharest, the legendary Romanian capital full of history and tradition. The cruise can be booked either from Vienna to Bucharest or in the opposite direction, from Bucharest to Vienna. 


This exciting journey along the Danube begins in Vienna, where you will embark in the afternoon. After exploring your floating luxury hotel, you have the opportunity of meeting the cruise director at a Welcome Cocktail. Our chef will spoil you with a lovingly prepared Welcome Dinner, after which your ship will weigh anchor and head towards Bratislava.

Stay Vienna

Arrival at 12:00pm

You arrive in the Slovakian capital of Bratislava before breakfast. This romantic city with its impressive Gothic and Baroque buildings is best explored in the morning, during the course of a city sightseeing tour, which takes you to all the most beautiful sights. You return to your AMADEUS ship for lunch on board, and thereafter you have the opportunity of visiting the imperial Festchloss Hof, once a residence of the Austrian Empress Maria Theresia, during the afternoon. The sumptuous gardens of this palace are highly recommended. Your ship weighs anchor before midnight and arrives in Esztergom in the morning.

Stay Vienna

Departure at 2:00am

Stay Bratislava

7:00am - 11:00pm


Start your morning with a guided tour featuring the awe-inspiring basilica of Esztergom and the artistic soul of Szentendre. Meanwhile, the vessel continued gliding towards the Hungarian capital, where guests who opted for the tour will rejoin for lunch. This afternoon, discover the grandeur of Matthias Church and the fairy-tale-like Fisherman‘s Bastion on a tour of Budapest. Alternatively, embark on “An Authentic Taste of Budapest”, starting at the market hall and continuing at the famous geothermal baths. As a special treat this evening, local artists come on board to entertain with dances and music, while the vessel cruises the Danube through this iconic city by night.

Stay Esztergom

7:00am - 8:30am


Stay Budapest

12:00pm - 9:00pm


Your cruise ship reaches Vukovar after lunch, and you can take a city sightseeing tour, followed by an excursion to the Kopacki Rit nature park. This 18-hectare nature reserve, situated at the confluence of the Drava and Danube Rivers, is home to a diverse bird  population and provides a protected environment for many species of plants and animals. Explore this wetland by boat and enjoy the unspoilt beauty of nature before returning to your vessel for dinner. Your ship departs during the night.

Stay Vukovar

12:30pm - 10:00pm


Enjoy a new day in a new country! You reach Belgrade, the vibrant and distinctly western-influenced capital of Serbia at breakfast time. This metropolis is home to many attractions from various eras and cultures, and you can view these during the course of a morning sightseeing tour. After lunch, you can join an excursion to Topola and Oplenac, where you can see the famous St. George’s Church, which is the final resting place of most of the Serbian royal family.

After dinner, take pleasure in an outing to the lively artists’ quarter Skardalija. The ship will leave the harbor before midnight.

Stay Belgrade

8:00am - 11:00pm


The fortress of Golubac with its magnificent views has an equally magnificent past filled with the spirits and sounds of successful battles to defend the fortress. Take a leap back to the Stone Age on our alternative excursion to the architectural site of Lepenski Vir with its exciting excavations and exhibits. For an active adventure, join us on a hike through the magnificent Djerdap National Park to its famous Kovilovo viewpoint. 

Rejoin the ship in Donji Milanovac and spend the afternoon on board for a truly impressive natural spectacle. Take a seat on the sun deck and relax as we cruise through one of the most impressive gorges in Europe which also marks the border between Serbia and Romania. One section, the Cazan near the town of Orşova, the river narrows to a scant 200 meters wide and 80 meters deep. The majestic views of the Carpathian and Balkan mountains paint a memorable scene. As we cruise, be sure to look for the small monastery church of Mraconia and the enormous 40-meter rock sculpture of the Dacian King Decebalus near Dubova. 

Stay Golubac

7:00am - 10:00am


Stay Donji Milanovac

1:00pm - 2:30pm

This morning, join us on a tour to discover the timeless charm of the „City of Tsars“, Veliko Tarnovo. Perched high on the hills of northern Bulgaria, this former capital of the Second Bulgarian Empire exudes a captivating blend of history, culture, and scenic beauty. Alternatively, explore the rock monastery of Bassarbovo followed by an insightful city tour of Rousse. With its strategic location on the Danube, Rousse has been a significant crossroads of trade and cultural exchange for centuries.

Stay Svishtov

1:00pm - 2:00pm


Stay Rousse

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Stay Giurgiu

8:30pm - 10:00pm

You reach the Romanian town of Hârşova during the night. After breakfast, our journey of discovery starts by bus to Tulcea and to the beautiful Danube Delta. Renowned as one of the world's most extensive wetland ecosystems, the Danube Delta stands as a testament to biodiversity, earning its prestigious UNESCO World Heritage designation. Skilled local guides will accompany you aboard small vessels, navigating the intricate network of canals and waterways that lead into the upper reaches of the Delta.

After your full-day excursion, return to the ship in Hârşova for an evening of cultural immersion. Enjoy a captivating folklore program, promising to enrich your voyage with the traditions and heritage of the region.

Stay Harsova

9:00am - 11:00pm


During breakfast you reach Feteşti, where you leave your AMADEUS vessel — but your trip is not over yet! You will be transferred to Bucharest, and check in at a centrally-located 4- or 5-star hotel. Thereafter, you can take part in a city sightseeing tour through this vibrant metropolis. At lunch time, you will dine in Bucharest, while in the evening you can enjoy a local specialities at a farewell dinner.


Stay Fetesti

Arrival at 3:00am

Stay Bucharest

Arrival at 11:00am


You can enjoy breakfast in your hotel before checkout and your transfer to the Otopeni airport, where your homeward journey begins. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Bucharest

Departure at 9:00am


We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

Reverse direction itinerary

Would you like to start your journey from the current disembarkation port? Then follow the link to the itinerary in reversed direction:

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In Bucharest

  • Guided transfer from the ship to Bucharest
  • City tour of Bucharest with lunch
  • Transfer to and overnight in a 4-5 stars hotel in Bucharest; farewell dinner and continental breakfast in the hotel
  • Transfer to Bucharest airport

Suites & Staterooms 

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner 
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • Massage services and hair salon
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only $ 236 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta

Package B | for only $ 445 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • An Authentic Taste of Budapest
  • Vukovar, Osijek and Kopacki Rit
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Visit of the fortress Golubac
  • Rousse with Basarbovo Monastery
  • Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta

Package C | for only $ 651 per person

  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Schloss Hof - Baroque Palace and Estate
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Vukovar, Osijek and Kopacki Rit
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Topola, Oplenac and the Serbian Royal Dynasty
  • Bohemian quarter Skadarlija & Serbian folklore program
  • Lepenski Vir archaeological site
  • Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress
  • Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta

Vienna – Bucharest

Unit Price

Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

$ 51

Schloss Hof - Baroque Palace and Estate

$ 76

Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre

$ 66

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

$ 51

OR An Authentic Taste of Budapest

$ 54

Evening cruise with folklore show on board


Vukovar, Osijek and Kopacki Rit

$ 80

Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress

$ 52

Topola, Oplenac and the Serbian Royal Dynasty

$ 52

Bohemian quarter Skadarlija & Serbian folklore program

$ 72

Visit of the fortress Golubac

$ 23

OR Lepenski Vir archaeological site

$ 66

OR AMADEUS Active: Djerdap National Park

$ 69

Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress

$ 77

OR Rousse with Basarbovo Monastery

$ 75

Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta

$ 124

Folklore program on board


Transfer to Bucharest and city tour with lunch, transfer to a 4-5 stars hotel in Bucharest, farewell dinner, overnight in the hotel


Transfer to the Bucharest airport


Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services


You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Vienna (Austria)

Train Station - Port $ 38

Airport - Port $ 45

Vienna City Centre - Port $ 38

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