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+44 1756 706500

Grand Danube Cruise

Cruise along the Danube through the dramatic Iron Gates and experience the beauty of Vienna and Budapest on this 14-night cruise through seven countries towards the Black Sea

Cruise Only
14 nights from £4225pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Iron Gates
  • Novi Sad
  • Vienna
  • Melk Abbey
  • Passau

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Save up to £1100pp PLUS Free flights and overseas transfers! Free flights are on selected departures and subject to availability. Prices shown include all discounts, including exclusive £50pp Blue Water discount. Subject to availability. Book by 31 Mar 2020

Grand Danube Cruise Special Offer

Begin your holiday in the beautiful city of Vilshofen, enjoying a traditional Oktoberfest celebration, before cruising to the Bavarian town of Passau, home to the world's largest cathedral organ.

Enjoy a walking tour through the old city centre of Linz or head to Salzburg, setting for the much-loved film, The Sound of Music. You'll then then cruise through the scenic UNESCO-listed Wachau Valley to Weissenkirchen, from where you can discover the magnificent Melk Abbey. Arrive in Austria's capital, Vienna to visit the city's splendid sights, including St Stephens Cathedral and the Opera House.

In the Slovakian capital of Bratislava, take in the spectacular Mirbach Palace, and in lively Budapest a tour takes you to the historic Fisherman's Bastion and St Stephen's Basilica. Explore Pecs then enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad before visiting Belgrade, the capital of Serbia with its myriad of streets, plazas and squares. Cruise through the breathtaking Iron Gates then visit the Baba Vida fortress and the beautifully restored Belogradchik castle. Tour the ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo or discover the Churches of Ivanovo, where churches, chapels and monasteries have been hewn into the side of a mountain.

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Grand River Danube Itinerary

Day 1 - Vilshofen (Germany)

Embark your ship in Vilshofen and meet your fellow travellers. Later, enjoy a festive Oktoberfest celebration - an Amawaterways exclusive. (D)

Day 2 - Volshofen - Passau

Enjoy free time exploring the quaint village of Vilshofen before cruising on to Passau. Perhaps join a guided walking tour of Passau and admire the Gothic Italian and Baroque architecture or enjoy a guided bike tour along the River Danube. Alternatively, hike to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Linz (Austria)

This morning, join a guided walking tour through the old city centre of Linz, cycle along the city's famed 'Cultural Mile' or perhaps head to Salzburg to discover the historic centre, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. This afternoon, enjoy a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District or opt for a half-day excursion to Salzburg. Alternatively, visit the charming Cesky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Weissenkirchen

Admire the scenery as you cruise through Strudengau and the UNESCO Wachau Valley. From Weissenkirchen, explore the pretty town of Durnstein and visit the magnificent Melk Abbey or perhaps hike to the ruins of Durnstein Fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive. Alternatively, sample apricot treats at a local boutique. This evening, enjoy a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Vienna

See the Baroque elegance in Vienna on a guided city tour past the famous Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and St Stephen's Cathedral. Alternatively join a bike tour along the Danube. This afternoon explore at leisure or take the guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Bratislava

From Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, you can enjoy a guided walking tour to the Old Town Hall and Mirbach Palace or join the Slovakian Specialities tasting and sample some local delicacies. Alternatively, hike up to Bratislava Castle before enjoying time at leisure to explore the city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

See the twin cities of Buda and Pest on a sightseeing tour and visit the Fisherman's Bastion, St Stephen's Basilica and the Heroes' Square, or enjoy an active hike to Castle Hill. After dinner, enjoy an 'Illuminations Cruise' this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Budapest

Visit the famous Puszta region, the vast flat plain where Hungarian cowboys still wear traditional dress. Try a traditional lunch goulash, tour a genuine Hungarian farm and watch an unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Mohacs

Arrive in Mohacs this morning and depart for an excursion to Pecs, an important early Christian bishopric and Turkish cultural base during many centuries of Ottoman rule. Alternatively, opt for a bike tour of Mohac's or head to the Szekszard wine region for a wine tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Vukovar (Croatia) - Novi Sad (Serbia)

In Vukovar join a guided walking tour including a visit to the Ovcara Memorial, a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia's struggle for independence, or travel to Ilok for a wine tasting. Cruise to Novi Sad and take a walking tour of the city or join an active biking tour through Fruska Gora National Park. This evening, visit the mighty Petrovaradin Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 11 - Belgrade

Explore Belgrade's plazas and squares. See the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox temple of St Sava. Choose to either visit the Royal Palace and the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, first president of Yugoslavia; enjoy Serbian plum brandy and snacks at a local distillery; or join a guided bike tour through Belgrade. (B,L,D)

Day 12 - Cruising the Iron Gates

Enjoy a full day of cruising through the awe-inspiring landscape of the Iron Gates where the Danube winds its way through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the foothills of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Day 13 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Visit the Baba Vida fortress which stands guard over the Danube here and take the excursion to Belogradchik, a beautifully restored 6th-century castle located in a landscape of stunning rock formations. Alternatively enjoy a Banitsa pastry and yoghurt tasting in a local home or see the sights on a guided bike ride. (B,L,D)

Day 14 - Rousse - Bucharest (Romania)

Tour the ancient capital of Veliko Tarnovo and see highlights including the old citadel, Royal Palaces and Baldwin's Tower. Alternatively discover the beautiful architecture of Rousse then visit the Churches of Ivanovo, where churches, chapels and monasteries have been hewn into the side of a mountain. Later, journey to the vibrant city of Bucharest, known as the 'Little Paris of the East' and join a panoramic tour to see the historic sights of the city centre. (B,L,D)

Day 15 - Giurgiu

Disembark in Giurgiu after breakfast. (B)

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner.

Price Includes

  • 14 nights full board deluxe accommodation in an outside cabin
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner plus bottled water in cabins replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Sip and Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • State of the art Infotainment System in all cabins with hi-speed internet, Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All local taxes and port charges

Price Does Not Include

  • Gratuities

Cruise Extensions

  • Prague Extension Extend your cruise with a 3-night pre-cruise stay in Prague. Please contact us for details
  • Romania Extension Extend your cruise with a 4-night post-cruise stay in Romania (2 nights in Brasov, 2 nights in Bucharest). Please contact us for details
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • March
    • Mar 29th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £4225
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  • April
    • Apr 12th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £4321
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    • Apr 26th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £5266
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  • May
    • May 3rd - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaMagna From: £5710
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    • May 24th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £5636
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  • June
    • Jun 7th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £5486
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  • July
    • Jul 19th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £4986
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  • August
    • Aug 2nd - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £4986
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    • Aug 16th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £4860
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    • Aug 16th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £4660
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  • September
    • Sep 13th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £6080
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    • Sep 27th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £5630
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    • Sep 27th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £6080
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  • October
    • Oct 11th - Nuremberg to Giurgiu - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £5260
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    • Oct 11th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £4860
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    • Oct 25th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaPrima From: £4564
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  • November
    • Nov 8th - Giurgiu to Nuremberg - Sailing on: AmaCerto From: £4319
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