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Blue Danube and Danube Delta

Sail the entire length of the River Danube on this 15-night cruise from Passau, visiting eight countries and passing through the spectacular Iron Gates to the Black Sea at the Danube Delta

Cruise Only
15 nights from £1701pp

Fly-Cruise Package
15 nights from £2001pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Melk Abbey
  • Durnstein
  • Bratislava Castle
  • Novi Sad
  • Belgrade
  • Budapest
  • Vienna

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Discover the natural beauty of the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta where the Danube meets the Black Sea, experience the dramatic Iron Gates and explore contrasting capital cities on this superb cruise.

Arrive in Austria where the majestic city of Vienna awaits, before sailing to Hungary where there is the chance to visit the former residence of royalty at Esztergom and the artists' colony at Szentendre. The Serbian capital of Belgrade lies at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, and is home to the largest Orthodox church in Serbia, the striking St Sava Church. See the Renaissance buildings in Vidin and cruise through the beautiful countryside of Romania with the opportunity to visit the capital city of Bucharest.

Cruise the Danube Delta and perhaps join the Delta Safari boat excursion to experience this scenic waterway in more detail. Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates to Novi Sad and Vukovar. From Mohacs, take the opportunity to visit the vast plains of the Puszta then explore the Hungarian capital of Budapest, whose iconic sights include the Hungarian Parliament and ornate Fisherman's Bastion. Admire the impressive Bratislava Castle which towers above the Slovakian capital of Bratislava before arriving in the Austrian village of Durnstein where there is the option to visit Melk Abbey.

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Blue Danube and Danube Delta Itinerary

Day 1 - Passau (Germany)

Embark your ship in Passau. Enjoy a welcome cocktail with fellow guests followed by a Welcome Dinner.

Day 2 - Vienna (Austria)

Arrive in the majestic city of Vienna this afternoon where there is an optional tour taking in the Ringstrasse and the historic centre, home to St Stephen's Cathedral.

Day 3 - Esztergom - Budapest (Hungary)

Spend the day cruising along the beautiful Blue Danube or opt to join the excursion to Esztergom, former residence of Hungarian kings, and Szentendre with its numerous galleries and museums. At lunchtime, a coach takes you to Budapest to rejoin the ship.

Day 4 - 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. Join the optional city tour to explore these magnificent highlights.

Day 5 - Vidin (Bulgaria)

Relax on board and cruise to the historic town of Vidin. Explore the Renaissance buildings on an optional tour which also features a trip to the gigantic Belogradchik Rocks at the foothills of the Balkans.

Day 6 - Oltenita - Fetesti (Romania)

Today there is the opportunity to join 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 dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 7 - 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 8 - Hirsova - Fetesti

From the beautiful town of Hirsova perhaps take the optional excursion to the historic city of Constanta and the Black Sea coast.

Day 9 - Rousse - 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. Rejoin the ship in Svishtov.

Day 10 - Iron Gates

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

Day 11 - Novi Sad (Serbia) - Vukovar (Croatia)

Cruise to Novi Sad in Serbia where there is the option to explore the city on a guided tour with an excursion to Sremski Karlovci. This evening stop in Vukovar where there is an optional city tour.

Day 12 - Mohacs - Kalosca (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. Explore the town on an optional walking tour before relaxing on board with an afternoon cruising or take the optional excursion to the Puszta for a trip to the Paprika House and a visit to the 19th-century home of a local upper-class farmer family. Admire the galloping of the beautiful Hungarian half-blood horses and enjoy the hospitality of hostesses and riders wearing traditional costumes.

Day 13 - 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 morning city tour or optional afternoon 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 14 - 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 15 - Durnstein (Austria)

Durnstein is the most famous wine-growing town in the region and the optional excursion takes in the Wachau Valley and Melk Abbey as well as a wine-tasting session.

Day 16 - Passau (Germany)

Disembark ship in Passau after breakfast.

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary.

Price Includes

  • 15-night full board cruise
  • Flight inclusive package prices include return 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 Wi-Fi 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:
  • City tour of Vienna - £29pp
  • Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre - £34pp
  • City tour of Belgrade - £29pp
  • Excursion to Vidin and Belogradchik - £22pp
  • City tour of Bucharest with dinner - £69pp
  • Boat excursion Delta Safari - bookable onboard only
  • Constanta and Black Sea coast excursion - £43pp
  • Veliko Tarnovo excursion - £37pp
  • Novi Sad city tour and excursion to Sremski Karlovci - £29pp
  • Evening excursion to Vukovar - £19pp
  • Mohacs walking tour - £14pp
  • Great Hungarian Puszta tour (by bus from Mohacs to Kalocsa) - £50pp
  • Budapest city tour - £28pp
  • Royal Palace of Godollo excursion - £38pp
  • Bratislava city tour - £28pp
  • Excursion to the Wachau Valley with Melk Abbey and wine tasting - £47pp
  • Save 15% on excursion packages - from £187pp
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2019 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • April
    • Apr 13th - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Elegant From: £1701
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1701 Cruise Only from: £2079 Cruise Only from: £2530 Cruise Only from: £2798 Cruise Only from: £3152 Cruise Only from: £2738
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2001 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2379 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2830 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3098 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3452 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3038
  • June
    • Jun 3rd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Elegant From: £1856
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1856 Cruise Only from: £2278 Cruise Only from: £2774 Cruise Only from: £3063 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £4160
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2578 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3074 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3363 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3757 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4460
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Passau and back - Sailing on: Amadeus Elegant From: £1856
      C-4 Window Cabin C-1 Window Cabin B-4 French Balcony B-1 French Balcony A-1 French Balcony Amadeus Suite French Balcony
      Cruise Only from: £1856 Cruise Only from: £2278 Cruise Only from: £2774 Cruise Only from: £3063 Cruise Only from: £3457 Cruise Only from: £4160
      Fly-Cruise Package from: £2156 Fly-Cruise Package from: £2578 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3074 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3363 Fly-Cruise Package from: £3757 Fly-Cruise Package from: £4460
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