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

2025

2024


ViennaBucharest

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. 

Itinerary

What better place to begin a European river cruise? Vienna. Here in one of Europe’s finest Imperial beauties is where your adventure begins aboard our luxury AMADEUS vessel. Join our Cruise Director for a Welcome Cocktail and raise your glass to celebrate new adventures. Our chef will spoil you with a lovingly created Welcome Dinner before your ship sets sail for Bratislava at night.

Stay Vienna

Over Night

A new memory for your travel diary: As the sun rises, we arrive in the Slovakian capital. Located at the confluence of the Morava and Danube Rivers, Bratislava impresses with its Gothic and Baroque architecture. During a morning tour, we take you up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views. Then walk through the historic center and fall in love with the fascinating history of the city. Back on board, enjoy a leisurely lunch before departing for the local wine region. Spend the afternoon touring a family-owned vineyard for a private, behind-the-scenes look at winemaking. Before midnight, the ship weighs anchor for the next port, Esztergom.

Stay Vienna

Departure at 2:00am

Stay Bratislava

7:00am - 11:00pm

Excursions

A sight as if created by angels: The Basilica of Esztergom is Hungary's largest and perhaps most beautiful church. Its splendor unfolds on the morning excursion, followed by a guided tour to artists' village of Szentendre. Meanwhile, the vessel glides towards the "Queen of the Danube". Enjoy an afternoon full of wonders in the Hungarican capital, Budapest. The grand Matthias Church and Fisherman’s Bastion are just two of the architectural wonders of this city. If food is your passion, join “An Authentic Taste of Budapest” which starts at the vast market hall and continues to the famous geothermal baths. In the evening, our illuminated cruise through Budapest will light up your heart, while your spirit comes alive with a spirited folklore show of local artists who dance, sing and enchant aboard.

Stay Esztergom

7:00am - 8:30am

Excursions

Stay Budapest

12:00pm - 9:00pm

Excursions

In eastern Croatia, Vukovar serves as your gateway to the natural world. In the afternoon, your excursion starts in baroque Vukovar and takes you to Kopački Rit, one of the largest wetlands in Europe and home to rich birdlife, animals, and plants. A boat takes you through untouched moors and a virgin floodplain where nature thrives. In the village of Kopačevo, you can sample Croatian fruit brandies and wines, before you continue your drive to the village of Osijek for a walk through the town. Back in Vukovar, board the ship and enjoy a leisurely dinner as we cruise to Belgrade.

Stay Vukovar

12:30pm - 10:00pm

Excursions

A new day dawns in a new country. Belgrade, the vibrant capital of Serbia, retains a western influence while remaining true to its deep cultural roots and history. During a morning sightseeing tour, visit Kalemegdan Fortress located at the confluence of the Sava and the Danube with breathtaking views and unforgettable stories. Afterwards, discover the true personality of this city and see the National Museum, the Parliament, and the St. Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in the world. After lunch, accompany us to Topola and Oplenac and trace the heritage of the Serbian royal family. In the evening, take a private bus through Belgrade, enjoying the dazzling city lights and an evening at an authentic Serbian folklore performance.  Afterwards, enjoy regional specialties and the offbeat rhythm and bohemian culture of the artists' quarter of Skadarlija. 

 

Stay Belgrade

8:00am - 11:59pm

Excursions

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

Excursions

Stay Donji Milanovac

1:00pm - 2:30pm

At lunchtime you arrive in the Bulgarian town of Svistov, the southernmost point on the Danube. Which do you prefer? An excursion and tour of Rousse with a fascinating visit to the Basarbovo rock monastery; or an excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and the quaint village of Arbanasi. With either choice, you’ll encounter rich histories and culture, before returning to the ship which docks in Giurgiu for the evening. 

Stay Svishtov

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Excursions

Stay Rousse

6:00pm - 8:00pm

Stay Giurgiu

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Open your eyes, you're in paradise! From Hârşova, discover the breathtakingly beautiful Danube Delta, one of the largest wetland biotopes in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage Site with a rich variety of flora and fauna. The bus takes you from Hârşova to Tulcea to your excursion boats for a delta safari and a voyage of discovery through the beautiful nature reserve. In the evening, a folklore program awaits you on board.

Stay Harsova

9:00am - 11:00pm

Excursions

You leave your AMADEUS ship in Festeşti after breakfast - but your journey does not end there. A transfer will take you to another adventure on land: Bucharest. Get ready to explore the capital city of Romania, which has developed its very own charm with a lively cityscape and colorful mix of buildings from different eras. Spend an afternoon sightseeing in this vibrant metropolis of two million people. After a typical local lunch, you will check into a centrally located 4- or 5-star hotel, before joining us for a farewell dinner.

Stay Bucharest

Over Night

Excursions

Stay Fetesti

3:00am - 9:00am

Enjoy breakfast in your luxury hotel before a private transfer to Otopeni Airport. We wish you safe travels home and look forward to seeing you again soon!

Stay Bucharest

Over Night

Excursions

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:

$150 pp Early Booking Discount

Book now and save $150 per person for all bookings made until 30 November 2024.

Dates & Prices


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Inclusions

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 $ 311 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
  • Vukovar, Osijek and Kopacki Rit
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Visit of the fortress Golubac
  • Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress

Package B | for only $ 472 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
  • AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest
  • Vukovar, Osijek and Kopacki Rit
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Bohemian quarter Skadarlija & Serbian folklore
  • AMADEUS Active: Djerdap National Park
  • Rousse with Basarbovo Monastery

Package C | for only $ 585 per person

  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region
  • 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
  • Lepenski Vir archaeological site
  • Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress

Vienna – Bucharest

Unit Price

Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

$ 68

AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region

$ 82

Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre

$ 69

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

$ 57

OR AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest

$ 57

Evening cruise with folklore show on board

Included

Vukovar, Osijek and Kopacki Rit

$ 85

Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress

$ 53

Topola, Oplenac and the Serbian Royal Dynasty

$ 53

Bohemian quarter Skadarlija & Serbian folklore

$ 75

Visit of the fortress Golubac

$ 23

OR Lepenski Vir archaeological site

$ 66

OR AMADEUS Active: Djerdap National Park

$ 71

Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress

$ 81

OR Rousse with Basarbovo Monastery

$ 79

Full-day excursion to the Danube Delta (only bookable on board)

$ 0

Folkore program on board

Included

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

Included

Transfer to the Bucharest airport

Included

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Transfer

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 $ 45

Airport - Port $ 51

Vienna City Centre - Port $ 45

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