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




11 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. 


After landing at the Otopeni Airport in Bucharest, you will be picked-up at the airport for a transfer to the Hotel. Meet your fellow travelers at a Meet & Greet Dinner this evening.

Stay Bucharest

Over Night


After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin a full-day exploration of the capital city of Romania, dubbed “Little Paris“ for its French-inspired architecture and avenues. Your adventure begins with a panoramic city tour along city’s broad boulevards, past the State University, the Triumphal Arch, Romanian Athenaeum and former Royal Palace. Continue on foot through the historic center and visit one of the oldest Orthodox churches in the city: Stavropoleos. After lunch in a local restaurant, take a picture of the Parliament Palace, constructed under famous Communist leader Nicolae Ceaușescu. Your afternoon concludes with a transfer to the Danube port of Fetești, for embarkation. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and a specially-prepared Dinner.

Stay Bucharest

Over Night


Stay Fetesti

Departure at 5:00pm


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

12:01am - 11:00pm


During breakfast, arrive in the small Romanian town of Hârșova. This is your gateway to an excursion to Constanța, the oldest continually inhabited city in Romania and its largest sea port, tracing its history some 2,500 years. The guided tour through this important cultural and economic center highlights a synthesis of Greek, Roman, Balkan-oriental and European influences and offers views of the Great Mahmudiye Mosque, famous Genoese Lighthouse and Archaeology Museum. Step on the golden beaches of the Black Sea before returning to the ship. This evening, enjoy dinner as the vessel continues to Bulgaria.

Stay Fetesti

3:00am - 8:00am


Stay Chiciu

2:00pm - 4:00pm

This morning, the ship reaches the southern-most harbor on the Danube — Svishtov — which is situated on the Bulgarian side of the river. For those wanting to explore a little farther inland, an excursion including lunch is offered to the enchanting Veliko Tarnovo, the oldest town in Bulgaria. High on a peak are the remains of the medieval town of Tsarevets, where 22 tsars made history in the 2nd Bulgarian empire. The flagships of the neighboring museum village of Arbanassi consist of the Church of the Nativity, adorned with splendid murals, and the rose oil, which is a speciality of this picturesque town. After a delicious lunch in a local restaurant, return to the ship which is now docked in Nikopol.

Stay Svishtov

8:00am - 9:00am


Stay Nikopol

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Today it is time to unwind and relax on board, as the vessel makes its way through the river’s narrowest points, known as the ‘Iron Gates’. Between Drobeta Turnu Severin and Moldova Veche, the Danube forces its way through the eye of a needle of huge gorges. In between, Europe‘s highest rock sculpture, which shows the likeness of the Dacian king Decebalus. Power and beauty combined in 110 kilometers of river.

Stay Cruise Day

Over Night

Today we will introduce your curiosity to Serbia‘s capital. On our city tour of Belgrade, the Kalemegdan Fortress tells of eventful times. Timelessly beautiful: the view over  the Danube and Sava. Afterwards, discover Terazije Square, the castle of Princess Ljubica, and the city‘s indomitable dynamism. Would you rather ennoble the day? Then join us alternatively to Topola and Oplenac and trace the heritage of Serbian kings.

Stay Belgrade

9:30am - 4:30pm


The Puszta presents you a wonder of vastness on our excursion. Heaven and earth seem to merge. On the way you will visit the „paprika capital“ Kalocsa. First you will nibble a few delicacies made of paprika, the „red gold“ of the country, then you will experience Hungarian saddle strength at a rousing horse show.

Stay Mohacs

11:30am - 2:00pm


Stay Kalocsa

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Good morning, you have a rendezvous with the „Queen of the Danube“. On the round trip she shows her seductive sides — with the State Opera House, Parliament, Heroes‘ Square and Castle Hill with the Fishermen‘s Bastion. The culinary refinements of this enchanting city will delight you on our afternoon excursion.

In the evening, our light tour through Budapest will make your heart glow. It will catch fire during a spirited folklore show on board.

Stay Budapest

8:00am - 9:00pm


The best way to take in the beauty of the Slovak capital is on our city tour. First up the castle hill and lose yourself in the distance. Then walk through the historic center of Bratislava and fall in love with baroque palaces and squares. A lot of attention to culinary detail will be served in the evening with our festive Captain‘s Gala Dinner.

Stay Bratislava

3:30pm - 7:00pm


After breakfast, the entire AMADEUS crew bids you farewell and wishes you a safe journey home. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Stay Vienna

9:00am - 12:00pm

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

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

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.

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

Package B | for only $ 379 per person

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

  • Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta
  • Constanța archeology and Black Sea coast
  • Topola, Oplenac and the Serbian Royal Dynasty
  • Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

Package C | for only $ 518 per person

  • Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta
  • Constanța archeology and Black Sea coast
  • Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • An Authentic Taste of Budapest
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

Bucharest – Vienna

Unit Price

Pick-up at the Bucharest airport, Transfer to a 4—5 stars hotel in Bucharest, Welcome Dinner and overnight in the hotel


City tour Bucharest including lunch


Guided transfer to the Danube port Fetesti, embarkation in the afternoon


Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta

$ 124

Folklore program on board

$ 0

Constanța archeology and Black Sea coast

$ 76

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch

$ 110

Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress

$ 52

OR Topola, Oplenac and the Serbian Royal Dynasty

$ 52

Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta

$ 92

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

$ 51

An Authentic Taste of Budapest

$ 54

Evening cruise with folklore show on board


Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

$ 51

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)

Port - Train Station $ 38

Port - Airport $ 45

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