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Danube to the Black Sea

Enjoy a hotel stay in the Romanian capital of Bucharest, before joining your ship and cruising right from the Danube Delta where the Danube meets the Black Sea. Cruise west from Fetesti through seven different countries to Vienna. Exclusively packaged with flights from the UK and overseas transfers

Exclusive Blue Water Package
10 nights from £1739pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Atheneum, Bucharest
  • Central University Library, Bucharest
  • Iron Gates
  • Kelomagadan Fortress, Belgrade
  • National Assembly, Belgrade
  • Puszta horses
  • Hungarian Parliament, Budapest
  • Fisherman's Bastion, Budapest
  • Sunset in Budapest
  • Bratislava Castle

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Amadeus River Cruises

Discover the natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta and explore the contrasting capital cities of Bucharest, Belgrade, Budapest and Bratislava on this special voyage along the Danube.

See the sights of the Romanian capital of Bucharest during an overnight hotel stay, before embarking your luxurious ship and cruising to the breathtaking Danube Delta, teeming with wildlife. Perhaps take the optional safari boat excursion along the beautiful channels which make up the Delta, before heading to the quaint town of Hirsova, overlooked by the magnificent Lipovan Church.

Admire stunning scenery as you cruise the famous Iron Gates en route to the Serbian capital of Belgrade at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, and home to the largest Orthodox church in Serbia, the striking St Sava Church.

From Mohacs, take the opportunity to visit the vast plains of the Puszta, and explore the Hungarian capital of Budapest, where iconic sights include the Hungarian Parliament and ornate Fisherman's Bastion, before admiring the impressive Bratislava Castle which towers above the Slovakian capital of Bratislava.

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Bucharest to Vienna Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Bucharest (Romania)

Fly from the UK to Bucharest and transfer to your centrally located hotel for an overnight stay. Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Bucharest - Fetesti

After breakfast, check-out of the hotel and enjoy a city tour of Bucharest, with highlights including the magnificent Parliament Palace, the spectacular Opera House and beautiful Triumph Arch, inspired by the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant before continuing your tour through the historic centre on foot. Admire the Stavropoleos Church, one of the oldest in the city, before transferring to Fetesti port to embark your ship. Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 3 - Danube Delta - St George

Admire the stunning scenery of the Danube Delta. This morning is spent cruising St George, one of the main channels in the Delta. The Danube Delta is where the Black Sea meets the Danube and is a UNESCO site with nearly thirty different ecosystems and a variety of wildlife. You can observe daily life in the fishing village of St George or take the optional Delta Safari boat excursion (only bookable on board). Watch the sunset over the Danube Delta during dinner this evening.

Day 4 - Hirsova

Your ship arrives in the beautiful town of Hirsova where you can see the Roman Ruins of Carsium and the unique Lipovan Church which overlooks the town. In the distance are the Cliffs of Danube and the historic city of Constanta. Perhaps take the optional excursion to Constanta and the Black Sea coast.

Day 5 - Girurgiu - Svishtov (Bulgaria)

Cruise through the breathtaking Bulgarian countryside past traditional villages. There is an optional excursion to Veliko Tarnovo, the oldest town in Bulgaria, which is located at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. Later, the ship arrives in Svishtov.

Day 6 - Iron Gates

Your ship cruises the dramatic Iron Gates, a narrow gorge which separates the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains, and offers breathtaking scenery.

Day 7 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Belgrade is the beautiful capital of Serbia and is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Key sights include the impressive Kalemegdan-Belgrade Fortress, the Parliament and the magnificent St Sava Church, Serbia's largest Orthodox church. Belgrade has a lively pedestrian area as well as a variety of museums, from the Nikola Tesla Museum to the Aeronautical Museum. There is an optional city tour available. Rejoin the ship this afternoon.

Day 8 - Mohacs (Hungary)

Visit the Hungarian town of Mohacs which has a fascinating history as two important battles took place here, one in 1526 and the other in 1687. This afternoon relax onboard or take the optional excursion to the Puszta with its endless plain.

Day 9 - Budapest

The Hungarian capital of Budapest is home to several UNESCO-listed sights, including Heroes Square and the Buda Castle quarter. The city is also home to the iconic Hungarian Parliament, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and eighty geothermal hot springs. The covered market is popular with the locals and has delicious fresh produce as well as the famous Hungarian paprika. Perhaps join the optional city tour or optional excursion to the Royal Palace of Godollo, before returning to the ship and enjoying a special Hungarian evening on board following by a cruise along the illuminated waterfront.

Day 10 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. The spectacular Bratislava Castle towers over the city, while Michael's Gate is the perfect place to start a stroll through the historic centre where sights include St Martin's cathedral and the Primatial Palace. Perhaps join the optional city tour. Captain's Gala Dinner on board this evening.

Day 11 - Vienna (Austria) - UK

After breakfast, disembark and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Vienna to Bucharest Itinerary

Day 1 - UK - Vienna (Austria)

Fly from the UK to Vienna and transfer to the ship. Welcome Dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Vienna - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia and home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra. The spectacular Bratislava Castle towers over the city, while Michael's Gate is the perfect place to start a stroll through the historic centre where sights include St Martin's cathedral and the Primatial Palace. Optional excursions include a tour of Bratislava and an optional visit to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace in the afternoon.

Day 3 - Esztergom (Hungary) - Budapest

This morning arrive in Esztergom. Disembark for an optional excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre, a small riverside town, or relax on board whilst cruising to Budapest. This afternoon there is an optional city tour before scenic 'Budapest by Night' cruising.

Day 4 - Mohacs - Vukovar (Croatia)

This afternoon there is an optional excursion to Vukovar and Kopacki Rit Nature Park. Kopacki Rit is one of Europe's largest wetlands, home to more than 290 species of birds

Day 5 - Belgrade (Serbia)

Belgrade is the beautiful capital of Serbia and is located at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers. Key sights include the impressive Kalemegdan-Belgrade Fortress, the Parliament and the magnificent St Sava Church, Serbia's largest Orthodox church. Belgrade has a lively pedestrian area as well as a variety of museums, from the Nikola Tesla Museum to the Aeronautical Museum. Today's optional excursions include a morning city tour of Belgrade, an excursion to Topola and Oplenac and an evening visit to the artist's quarter Skadarlija.

Day 6 - Iron Gates

Your ship cruises the dramatic Iron Gates, a narrow gorge which separates the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains, and offers breathtaking scenery.

Day 7 - Svishtov (Bulgaria) - Giurgui (Romania)

Disembark this morning in Svishtov for an optional excursion to Veliko Tarnono and Arbanassi including lunch. Alternatively, stay on board and enjoy scenic cruising through the breathtaking Bulgarian countryside past traditional villages. Captain's Gala Dinner this evening.

Day 8 - Danube Delta - St George

This morning is spent cruising St George, one of the main channels in the Delta. The Danube Delta is where the Black Sea meets the Danube and is a UNESCO site with nearly thirty different ecosystems and a variety of wildlife. Optional 'Delta Safari' boat excursion (only bookable on board)

Day 9 - Fetesti - Bucharest

Disembark and transfer to a centrally located hotel in Bucharest. Enjoy a city tour of Bucharest with included lunch. Farewell Dinner this evening.

Day 10 - Bucharest - UK

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Bucharest airport for your return flight to the UK.

The Captain reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 8 or 9-night full board cruise in an outside cabin on Amadeus Royal
  • Overnight hotel stay in Bucharest
  • Flights from the UK and overseas transfers
  • Complimentary wine, draft beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Tea and coffee available all day
  • Complimentary bottled water in cabin replenished daily
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Wireless AMADEUS Audio System for all excursions
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and gala dinner
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Port taxes

Price Does Not Include

  • Excursions
  • Travel Insurance

Additional Information

  • Optional excursions:
  • Forward Itinerary (Bucharest to Vienna)
  • Constanta and the Black Sea Coast: £41pp
  • Veliko Tarnovo with Arbanassi incl lunch: £61pp
  • City tour of Belgrade: £27pp
  • Puszta excursion: £48pp
  • City tour of Budapest: £26pp
  • Godollo Castle: £37pp
  • City tour of Bratislava: £26pp
  • Reverse Itinerary (Vienna to Bucharest)
  • City tour of Bratislava: £26pp
  • Imperial Schlosshof Palace: £41pp
  • Esztergom and Szentendre: £31pp
  • City tour of Budapest: £26pp
  • Vukovar and Nature Park Kopacki Rit: £43pp
  • City tour of Belgrade: £27pp
  • Topola and Oplenac: £27pp
  • Artists' quarter Skadarlija: £39pp
  • Veliko Tarnovo with Arbanassi incl lunch: £61pp
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2017 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

Bucharest to Vienna (10 nights)

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Royal
Oct 15£1580£1830

Vienna to Bucharest (9 nights)

Departure Date Cruise Only from Exclusive Blue Water Package from
Amadeus Royal
Oct 08£1489£1739

Price Information

  • Prices are per person based on two sharing a Cat C-4 cabin. Single cabins are available
  • Cabin Upgrade Supplements:
  • C-1: £252pp - £259pp
  • B-4: £565pp - £599pp
  • B-1: £741pp - £787pp
  • A-1: £973pp - £1033pp
  • Suite: £1408pp - £1495pp
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