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    A jaunt around Bratislava
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    Sailing through the Wachau Valley
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    The melting pot of Budapest
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    Waltz around Vienna
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Discover the treasures of the Danube in the heart of Europe

Embark Amadeus Classic in Budapest and cruise through awesome scenery along the mighty Danube and see how history unfolded in its cities, castles and vineyards.


Including VIP door-to-door travel service

12 nights aboard the ship

35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners

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Day 1 UK to Budapest to Visegrad


Fly to Hungary's capital and transfer to the port where you will embark Amadeus Classic this afternoon and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner tonight. Your cruise begins as you head to Visegrád, where the ship will moor for the night.

Visegrád Hungary Europe

Day 2 Visegrád to Esztergom


Spend the morning in Visegrád in Pest County on the Danube Bend. It's famous for the remains of an early Renaissance summer palace and the medieval citadel. Perhaps take a walk to the castle and find out why the hexagonal Solomon Tower built in 1258 once held Dracula! Your ship departs at lunchtime for Esztergom, arriving early afternoon with time to explore independently. Alternatively, you can explore Esztergom and Szentendre on an optional tour. Cruise towards Bratislava overnight.

Esztergom Hungary Europe

Day 3 Bratislava


This morning, enjoy an included tourist 'road train' tour of the capital's highlights, including, the historical Old Town and Bratislava Castle. Another excursion this afternoon allows you to sample Slovakian wine and see examples of Majolica pottery. Set sail before dinner and cruise towards the Austrian border.

Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Day 4 Vienna

Schonbrunn Palace

You arrive in Vienna in the early hours. This morning, enjoy an included half-day tour of this dynamic city – steeped in imperial history, yet brimming with contemporary attractions and museums. Another excursion visit Schönbrunn Palace – a stunning former imperial summer residence. After dinner there is an optional excursion to a Strauss and Mozart concert before your ship departs Vienna in the early hours.

Vienna Austria Europe

Day 5 Vienna to Krems to Weissenkirchen


Depart Vienna in the early hours. Arrive in Krems, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the architectural influences over the centuries can still be seen in the quaint narrow streets and 16th-century houses. Depart at lunchtime, arriving at Weissenkirchen in the beautiful Wachau Valley mid-afternoon. The town, which is famous for producing fine wines, takes its name from the huge 14th-century 'white church' that dominates the landscape. Depart late this evening.

Weissenkirchen Austria Europe

Day 6 Linz


Amadeus Classic arrives in Linz around lunchtime. The city was founded by the Romans and became an important trading point. Explore the city where Hitler spent his youth and the great mathematician Johannes Kepler discovered the 'third law of planetary motion', on an optional tour this afternoon. You will remain moored here overnight.

Linz Austria Europe

Day 7 Linz


Enjoy another day to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this former European Capital of Culture which boasts attractions from past and present and a spectacular location where the Danube changes direction. Set sail again late tonight.

Linz Austria Europe

Day 8 Passau


Arrive in Passau, the 'Venice of Bavaria', this morning. It has a beautiful location at the meeting point of three rivers – the Danube, Inn and Ilz. The surrounding hills create a picture-postcard backdrop to the city’s towers, spires and red-roofed houses. Enjoy an optional walking tour with a local guide to the banks of the Danube, then on to Cathedral Square which is dominated by St Stephen's Cathedral, home to Europe’s largest church organ. Set sail before dinner and sail overnight towards Melk.

Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 9 Melk to Durnstein


This morning you'll explore the historic town of Melk, a charming medley of architectural styles from across the centuries. Its jewel is the abbey which sits on a bluff above the town. This masterpiece of baroque architecture, with a lavishly decorated interior contains innumerable artistic treasures and can be visited on an optional tour. Later this morning, you'll cruise along the Danube to Durnstein, where you can take a self-guided tour. Set sail early evening bound for Vienna.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 10 Vienna


You arrive in Vienna in the early hours and have the whole day at leisure. Your ship departs Vienna late tonight.

Vienna Austria Europe

Day 11 Budapest


Three cities became one when Buda, Pest and Óbuda merged in 1873 and though unified are still very different in character. Arrive mid-afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure as you moor here for the next two nights.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 12 Budapest

Buda Castle

There are magnificent sights for you to discover on your included half-day sightseeing tour, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle. Alternatively you may opt to join excursions to Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm. After dinner, enjoy a relaxing evening in anticipation of tomorrow's disembarkation.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 13 Budapest to UK

Disembark Amadeus Classic after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Budapest Hungary Europe

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