Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta
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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta

2024

2025


PassauPassau

16 Days

Experience the full length of the Danube, the most beautiful river of Europe. Begin in Passau and cruise 4,000 river kilometers to kilometer zero of the Danube where it empties into the Black Sea. Visit eight countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania), and five world-renowned capital cities (Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest).

Experience the glorious beauty of the narrowest part of the Danube as it cruises through the “Iron Gates” which is a series of 4 gorges and basins which divide Serbia and Romania. This is the narrowest part of the Danube, which breaks through the mountains with the Carpathians on one side and the Balkans on the other.

Couple this spectacular passage with the journey to the estuary of the Danube, where it meets the Black Sea, and the UNESCO protected site of the Danube Delta with its vast wildlife and natural beauty, for an unforgettable experience.

Itinerary

This afternoon, embark your vessel settle into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

Stay Passau

Departure at 6:00pm

Arrive in Vienna this afternoon where the sights of Imperial Vienna await. Spend time exploring this majestic city with its dynamic history on a city tour, before reboarding the vessel for dinner and departing for Hungary.

Stay Vienna

2:00pm - 6:30pm

Excursions

Spend a relaxing day cruising the blue Danube or opt to join an excursion to Esztergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings and Szentendre, an artists’ colony with numerous contemporary galleries and museums. Just before lunch, the vessel stops to allow our guests on the optional shore excursion to rejoin, before continuing down the Danube.

Stay Esztergom

7:30am - 8:30am

Excursions

Stay Budapest

12:30pm - 1:00pm

During lunch, 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 a panoramic view over the Danube and the Sava Rivers. Take a stroll on the lively pedestrian area for shopping. Alternatively join an excursion into the Serbian countryside to Kovačica‘s colorful naïve artist‘s village. Dinner this evening is on board as the vessel continues cruising.

Stay Belgrade

1:30pm - 7:00pm

Excursions

Reach Bulgaria this afternoon and visit Vidin, a town renowned for its centuries of history. Join a walking tour through the streets and view the many churches and Renaissance buildings decorating the town. Or join an excursion to Belogradchik, located a short distance away, and visit the Baba Vida fortress for a concert. Located on the banks of the Danube, Baba Vida is the only fully-preserved medieval fortress in Bulgaria. Back on board for dinner, the vessel continues.

Stay Vidin

3:00pm - 6:30pm

Excursions

Voilà: Do you feel French? That‘s because of our trip to the ”Paris of the East.“ An optional excursion to Bucharest is offered for those wishing to explore this capital city, with dinner at a local restaurant, rejoining the vessel in Feteşti. For those remaining on board, enjoy a relaxing day cruising the Danube River.

Stay Oltenita

1:30pm - 2:30pm

Excursions

Stay Fetesti

8:30pm - 10:00pm

Wake up this morning as the vessel cruises to kilometer 0 of the Danube River, where it meets the Black Sea.

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. From the fisherman’s village of Saint George, observe the daily life of the people who inhabit this delta. For those wishing to delve further into the scenic waterways, the optional Danube Delta nature experience awaits. During dinner, enjoy sunset over the waters of the Danube Delta as your vessel departs and begins its return upriver.

Stay Danube Delta

Over Night

Stay Saint George

2:00pm - 10:00pm

Excursions

Relaxation is on the schedule today as the vessel plies the waters of the Danube. The afternoon offers an opportunity to see Constanța, 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.

Stay Hirsova

1:00pm - 2:00pm

Excursions

Stay Fetesti

7:00pm - 7:30pm

For a little more adventure today, opt to join the guided tour to Veliko Tarnovo, the oldest town in Bulgaria. This pretty town is located on the steep banks of the river Yantra. Alternatively, visit the city of Rousse and the only active cave monastery in Bulgaria, the rock-hewn Basarbovo Monastery, built in the 16th century approximately 115 feet above the river. Both excursions rejoin the vessel in Svishtov in time for lunch

Stay Rousse

8:00am - 8:30am

Excursions

Stay Svishtov

12:30pm - 1:00pm

On deck there is much natural beauty to take in as your vessel makes its way through the river’s narrowest points, known as the ‘Iron Gates’. Watch from the Sun Deck as the vessel passes through the steep gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains which form the natural border between Serbia and Romania. Admire the largest sculpture on a riverbank: the face of Decebalus. The waterflow is controlled by two hydroelectric dams, jointly operated by Romania and Serbia, which create the largest reservoir system along the entire Danube.

Stay Cruise Day (Iron Gates)

Over Night

While approaching Novi Sad late this morning, view the symbol of the city on the right bank of the Danube, the famed Petrovaradin fortress. Join the guided tour to take a closer look at this fortress that no enemy has ever taken and see the main sights of the 2022 European Capital of Culture.

Continue to Sremski Karlovci, a multiethnic town associated with wine, spirituality and poetry. This evening, the vessel stops in Vukovar, in Croatia, located on an important trade route at the confluence of the Vuka and Danube Rivers. Opt for an evening tour to explore this bustling city, before the vessel departs for the next port of call.

Stay Novi Sad

10:00am - 2:00pm

Excursions

Stay Vukovar

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Excursions

The tiny harbor town of Mohács is a melting pot of nations. Join us on a morning visit to an over 700 years old watermill, one of the few where grinding is still performed by stones. Its collection of tools shows the evolution of grain processing from prehistoric to modern times. Taste a typical oven pie before returning to the ship. This afternoon, relax on board or join the optional excursion to the “Puszta“ where you will visit a horse ranch for a traditional equestrian show. Rejoin your vessel in Kalocsa in time for dinner.

Stay Mohacs

8:00am - 2:00pm

Excursions

Stay Kalocsa

7:00pm - 8:00pm

Early morning the vessel arrives in the Hungarian capital, Budapest. This morning, explore the sites of the town, on a city tour. In the afternoon, food lovers can enjoy the excursion “An Authentic Taste of Budapest“ which starts at the market hall. Admire Budapest’s famous geothermal baths and, finally, make a stop for delicious cakes and pastry. Alternatively, visit the Baroque Royal Palace of Gödöllő, one of the most important Hungarian palaces.

After an exciting day of discovery, a special Hungarian evening is planned with traditional music topped with an evening cruise down the Danube.

Stay Budapest

4:00am - 9:30pm

Excursions

New day, new capital — and just as worth discovering. On our tour you will follow the historical traces of the Habsburg monarchy. Afterwards we stroll through Bratislava‘s  small, but very beautiful old town with its historical center.

Stay Bratislava

3:00pm - 7:00pm

Excursions

This morning, arrive in Dürnstein, a tiny village surrounded by vineyards, which serves as a starting point for an optional excursion to Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey. For those wishing to explore the artistry of Austrian winemaking a little more in depth, join the excursion to a Winzer Krems vineyard and winery.

This afternoon, with all travelers safely back on board, the vessel cruises toward the port where this magnificent voyage began. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Stay Duernstein

9:00am - 9:30am

Excursions

Stay Melk / Emmersdorf

1:00pm - 2:00pm

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

Stay Passau

Arrival at 8:30am

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

Dates & Prices

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, mini-bar, ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony, ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Panoramic windows (cannot be opened), ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Panoramic windows (cannot be opened), ample closet space, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Panoramic windows (cannot be opened), ample closet space, single bed, flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Inclusions

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)

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 of Europe served with dinner on board 
  • 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 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees 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 € 371 per person

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

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Bucharest "Paris of the East" and dinner
  • Danube Delta nature experience
  • Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

Package B | for only € 598 per person

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

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Kovačica - Rural Serbia
  • Vidin walking tour
  • Bucharest "Paris of the East" and dinner
  • Danube Delta nature experience
  • Constanța archeology and Black Sea coast
  • Rousse with Basarbovo Monastery
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • An Authentic Taste of Budapest
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Winzer Krems vineyard and winery

Package C | for only € 804 per person

  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress
  • Excursion to the Baba Vida fortress with concert
  • Bucharest "Paris of the East" and dinner
  • Danube Delta nature experience
  • Constanța archeology and Black Sea coast
  • Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress
  • Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci
  • Vukovar evening walking tour
  • Visit to a 700 years old mill with oven pie tasting
  • Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Visit to the Royal Palace of Gödöllő
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Visit to Melk Abbey and walking tour in Melk

Passau – Passau

Unit Price

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

€ 46

Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre

€ 58

Dynamic Belgrade & Kalemegdan Fortress

€ 46

OR Kovačica - Rural Serbia

€ 34

Vidin walking tour

€ 23

OR Excursion to the Baba Vida fortress with concert

€ 54

Bucharest "Paris of the East" and dinner

€ 109

Danube Delta nature experience

€ 64

Constanța archeology and Black Sea coast

€ 67

Veliko Tarnovo and the Tsarevets Fortress

€ 68

OR Rousse with Basarbovo Monastery

€ 66

Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci

€ 46

Vukovar evening walking tour

€ 33

Visit to a 700 years old mill with oven pie tasting

€ 55

Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta

€ 81

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

€ 45

Visit to the Royal Palace of Gödöllő

€ 59

OR An Authentic Taste of Budapest

€ 48

Evening cruise with folklore show on board

Included

Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

€ 45

Visit to Melk Abbey and walking tour in Melk

€ 70

OR Winzer Krems vineyard and winery

€ 53

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:

Passau (Germany)

Train Station - Port € 28

Airport Munich - Port Passau € 109

Parking outdoor 16 days € 135

Parking 16 days garage € 150

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