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Historic Cities of Europe Budapest to Berlin aboard Amedeus Classic

The Danube

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Cruise from Budapest to Prague then travel overland to Berlin, discovering historic towns and cities along the way

Cruise through the fascinating riverscapes of the Danube and Main then enjoy time to explore the vibrant cities of Prague, Dresden and Berlin.

Includes wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board ship


7 nights aboard the ship, 5 in hotels

28 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners


  • Tour of Berlin
  • Budapest city tour
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Dresden and the Elbe Sandstone Mountains
Ann Widdecombe
Politician, author and television personality Ann Widdecombe will join this cruise on its October 23, 2019, departure. The former Conservative MP represented Maidstone in the House of Commons from 1987 until 2010, served as Shadow Home Secretary and was Prisons Minister in John Major’s Government in the mid-90s. Look forward to stories from Ann’s time in politics and her television appearances on Strictly Come Dancing, Celebrity Big Brother and Fit Club.

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Day 1 UK to Budapest

Budapest bridge

Fly to Budapest and journey by coach to your ship, the Amadeus Classic. Look forward to a welcome dinner on board this evening, and moor here overnight.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 2 Budapest


This is a city made up of two parts: Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. This morning you can see the highlights on an included sightseeing tour while this afternoon you might opt to visit the Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm on alternative excursions. Your ship sets sail before dinner and you will cruise overnight towards Slovakia.

Danube Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 3 Bratislava to Vienna


Early this afternoon arrive in the Slovakian capital, Bratislava, where you can admire the attractive Hapsburg baroque architecture. You may like to join an optional city tour, which includes a walk through the old town, passing St Martin's Cathedral, the town hall and St Michael's Gate. Soak up the atmosphere of this fascinating city before sailing towards Vienna this evening.

Danube Vienna Austria Europe

Day 4 Vienna


After arriving in the early hours, join an included tour of Austria's capital this morning, with another optional excursion visiting the imperial Schonbrunn Palace. This evening you might wish to join an optional excursion to a concert, as you remain moored here overnight.

Danube Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 5 Vienna to Dürnstein

Set sail at breakfast time and enjoy a relaxing morning sailing to Dürnstein, where you will moor at lunchtime and have the afternoon and evening at leisure.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 6 Dürnstein to Melk

Melk Abbey

Leave Dürnstein in your wake before breakfast as you cruise to Melk, where an optional excursion this morning visits the baroque abbey. Set sail again at lunchtime and spend the rest of the day and overnight cruising to Passau.

Danube Melk Austria Europe

Day 7 Passau


Arrive at breakfast time meaning you have the whole day to explore Passau, the most easterly city in Bavaria. While here, there's an optional walking tour with a local guide and, conveniently, most of the main sights are very close to the Danube. Alternatively you may wish to join an optional full-day excursion to Salzburg, across the Austrian border. Remain moored here overnight.

Danube Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 8 Passau to Prague

National Museum

Disembark Amadeus Classic and journey by coach to Prague in the Czech Republic. Spend the next two nights at the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel Prague (4Q), where dinner is included tonight.

Prague Czech Republic Europe

Day 9 Prague


After breakfast, perhaps join an optional sightseeing tour of Prague. You are free to dine independently this evening, and you'll certainly have many restaurants to choose from. Alternatively you might opt to join a dinner enjoyed over tales of Prague folklore.

Day 10 Prague to Dresden

Sandstone Mountains

Today you will travel into the Saxon Switzerland National Park to explore the dramatic Sandstone Mountains on an included tour. Then enjoy free time in Dresden. Built along both sides of the Elbe it became a major manufacturing centre in the 17th and 18th centuries, when the many beautiful baroque buildings earned Dresden the nickname 'the Florence of the Elbe'. While much was destroyed in World War II, a great deal of restoration has taken place and there is plenty to admire here. Tonight you'll stay at the Westin Bellevue Dresden Hotel (4Q), with dinner included.

Dresden Saxony Germany Europe

Day 11 Dresden to Berlin


Depart after breakfast and travel to Berlin where you'll stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Golden Tulip Berlin-Hotel Hamburg (4Q), with dinner included on the first night.

Day 12 Berlin

Brandenburg Gate, Berlin

Stylish, chic and unashamedly bohemian, Berlin has one of the most fascinating histories in Europe. This morning's included sightseeing tour reveals the major sights in what was formerly West and East Berlin, including the rebuilt Reichstag, Tiergarten Park, the elegant Kurfürstendamm in the west, and the Brandenburg Gate, Unter den Linden and the huge TV Tower in the east.

Day 13 Berlin to UK

Travel by coach to Berlin airport for your return flight to the UK. 

Please note

Some departures operate in reverse and ports of call, excursions and timings may vary. Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

Historic Cities of Europe Budapest to Berlin aboard Amedeus Classic

The Danube

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