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




11 Days

Experience the extraordinary destinations of Eastern Europe on this Danube River cruise adventure through the Balkans. Begin your river cruise along the beautiful Danube River in Vienna, the capital city of Austria. Visit Slovakia’s quaint town of Bratislava, take a fascinating guided tour of the Serbian capital of Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe. Visit the fortress Golubac and the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Tarnovo. Cruise through the dramatic views of Iron Gates Gorge - a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Enjoy a thrilling ride through the Danube Delta by boat and immerse yourself in nature. After your cruise, spend one night in Bucharest and explore its old-world charm, tree-lined boulevards and witness its socialist architecture. This cruise can also be booked in the opposite direction Bucharest to Vienna.


Our friendly crew awaits your arrival at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest. Your journey begins with a transfer to your 4-5 star hotel. Get to know fellow travelers during the first Meet & Greet dinner.

Stay Bucharest

Over Night


Awake in the exciting city of Bucharest, capital of Romania. Start your adventure by exploring the city, nicknamed “Little Paris” for the French-inspired architecture and stately boulevards. Enjoy the endless historic beauty of key landmarks including State University, the Triumphal Arch, Romanian Athenaeum, and the Royal Palace. Stroll through the historic district and see Stavropoleos, one of the oldest Orthodox churches in the city. Indulge in local cuisine over lunch, before our tour takes you to the impressive Parliament Palace for a photo stop. In the afternoon, a transfer takes you to the Danube port of Fetești. Shortly after embarkation, your river dream begins.  The evening kicks off with a Welcome Cocktail and a Welcome Dinner. It’s time to celebrate! 

Stay Bucharest

Over Night


Stay Fetesti

Departure at 8:30pm


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

12:01am - 11:00pm


After your morning coffee, join us to Constanta, 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

In the morning, the vessel arrives in the Bulgarian town of Svisthov, the southernmost point on the Danube. If you wish, you can go ashore here for an excursion to 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. Afterwards, the village of Arbanassi promises authentic murals at the Church of the Nativity and rose oil, the local specialty. Enjoy a delicious Bulgarian lunch before reaching the ship in Nikopol.

Stay Svishtov

8:00am - 9:00am


Stay Nikopol

1:00pm - 4:00pm

Look no further than the Sun Deck or your cabin window for spectacular scenery as we spend a leisurely day aboard. Get your camera ready as we pass through the Iron Gates, the river’s narrowest stretch bordered by massive stone cliffs. For more than 110 kilometers, we experience nature at her finest. Europe’s highest rock sculpture mirrors the image of Dacian King Decebalus and he peers down at the passing vessel. 

Stay Iron Gates

Over Night

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 stories of eventful times. 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. 

Stay Belgrade

9:30am - 4:30pm


Relax on board in the morning, before your vessel arrives in Mohacs at lunch. A UNESCO World Heritage site, the Puszta in eastern Hungary introduces you to a rare vast grassland nearly unchanged for more than 2,000 years. The sky meets land at the endless horizon and ancient traditions endure. Taste “red gold” when you visit the paprika capital, Kalocsa, where the local cuisine and delicacies include paprika. Travel with us to a local horse show and marvel at the spectacular Hungarian horsemanship and strength.

Stay Mohacs

11:30am - 2:00pm


Stay Kalocsa

7:00pm - 8:00pm

On this fine morning, a Queen appears along the river. Budapest, the "Queen of the Danube", enchants with her grace and architectural style. During the tour, explore the State Opera House, Parliament, and Heroes Square. From the towers of Fisherman’s Bastion, capture the beauty of the river landscape to carry home with you. If food is your passion, join “An Authentic Taste of Budapest” in the afternoon which starts at the vast market hall and continues to the famous geothermal baths. As the sun lowers beyond the river, our lighted tour through the city serves as the prelude for a full evening of entertainment filled with fun and folklore.

Stay Budapest

8:00am - 9:00pm


In the afternoon, 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 tour, we take you up to the Castle Hill for breathtaking views. Then walk through the historic center and fall in love with fascinating history of the city. Back on board, celebrate with new friends at our Captain’s Gala Dinner. 

Stay Bratislava

3:00pm - 7:00pm


Following breakfast, the goodbyes begin. Our AMADEUS crew bids you farewell, wishing you safe travels home with the hope we cruise again together.

Stay Vienna

Arrival at 4:00am

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:

$150 pp Early Booking Discount

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

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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 $ 249 per person

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

  • Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

Package B | for only $ 321 per person

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

  • Constanța and the Black Sea coast
  • Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

Package C | for only $ 451 per person

  • Constanța and the Black Sea coast
  • Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • AMADEUS Taste: 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


Bucharest "Paris of the East" and lunch


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


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

$ 0

Folkore program on board


Constanța and the Black Sea coast

$ 85

Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch

$ 115

Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress

$ 53

Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta

$ 96

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

$ 57

AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest

$ 57

Evening cruise with folklore show on board


Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

$ 68

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 $ 45

Port - Airport $ 51

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