Skip to navigation Skip to content
Search
  • *
    Dracula's castle
  • *
    Cosmopolitan Belgrade
  • *
    Iron Gates Gorge
  • *
    Vibrant Budapest
River Cruise
River Cruise

Transylvania and the Danube

The Danube

from £2,059 per person 11 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required
  • New New holiday
  • Half board at hotel/Full board on ship Half board at hotel/Full board on ship

Cruise the beautiful Danube through four countries after a three-night hotel stay in lively Transylvania

Contrast a thrillingly creepy castle and fire-stained church of Transylvania with the historic cities of Bucharest, Belgrade and Mohacs en route to beautiful Budapest, via the dramatic mountain scenery of the Iron Gates gorge…

Including...

3 nights in a hotel, 8 aboard the ship

30 meals: 11 breakfasts, 8 lunches and 11 dinners

Excursions

  • Walking tour of Brasov
  • Visit to Bran Castle
  • Tour of Belgrade
  • Budapest city tour

View Full Itinerary

Day 1 UK to Bucharest to Transylvania

Old Town Brasov, Romania

Fly to Bucharest.

Transfer to the locally rated 4-star Aro Palace Hotel, in the heart of Transylvania, for a three-night half-board stay. Enjoy dinner at the hotel tonight.


Day 2 Transylvania

Black Church, Brasov

Take a short drive to the centre of Brasov for an enjoyable walking tour of this beautiful town, including entrance to the impressive Black Church. Started in the 14th century, the interior of the Gothic church was destroyed by a fire in 1689 which left the outer walls and roof blackened.


Day 3 Transylvania

Legendary Bran (Dracula) Castle of Transylvania

Enjoy an included visit to 14th-century Bran Castle, the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula even though the author never visited Transylvania! It is thought that Vlad the Impaler, ruler of this area – Walachia – in the 15th century, may have been imprisoned here.


Day 4 Transylvania to Braila

Crossing the Carpathian mountains in Romania

Depart after breakfast for a scenic drive through the Carpathian Mountains to your ship. Stop for lunch and some free time in the hills en route.

Embark Amadeus Royal and look forward to your welcome drink reception and dinner as you remain moored here overnight.

Braila Romania Europe

Day 5 Braila

Bralia, Romania

Enjoy the morning discovering Braila, one of the three most important and wealthy ports on the Danube in this region during the 19th century. Depart at lunchtime for Rousse. Enjoy the facilities on board your ship as you cruise this afternoon and overnight.

Braila Romania Europe

Day 6 Rousse 🎧

Rousse

After a morning of cruising, arrive in Rousse, nicknamed 'Little Vienna', this afternoon.

The city prospered from its location on the Danube and is home to many grand and beautiful buildings. A good example is the Building of the Tax Administration with its elaborate facade. Enjoy the afternoon exploring and why not join an optional city tour.

You remain moored here overnight.

Rousse Bulgaria Europe

Day 7 Rousse to Svistov to Nikopol

Nikopol

Your ship departs Rousse early allowing you the morning to explore Svistov, one of the largest Bulgarian Danube ports. Perhaps discover nearby Pleven or Veliko Tarnovo on an optional excursion. Depart this afternoon for Nikopol where you pause briefly before cruising towards the Iron Gates.

Nikopol Bulgaria Europe

Day 8 The Iron Gates

Iron Gate

Cruise the Danube as it passes through the southern stretch of the dramatic Carpathian mountains and the foothills of the Balkans to the ‘Iron Gates’, a gorge framed by sheer cliffs. The passage was hazardous in ancient times as the water level was much lower, making it treacherous to navigate. Even though water levels have been raised the journey is still exciting.

The Iron Gates Romania Europe

Day 9 Belgrade to Novi Sad 🎧

Novi Sad

This morning, join an included city tour of Serbia's capital, Belgrade, one of the oldest cities in Europe and the meeting point of Eastern and Western Europe.

Depart after lunch and cruise to Novi Sad where you pause briefly before sailing towards Mohács in Hungary.

Novi Sad Serbia Europe

Day 10 Mohács

Mohacs, Hungary

Arrive in Mohács this morning with a couple of hours to explore the home of some of Hungary’s most exciting folk traditions. Perhaps join an optional full-day excursion through the Hungarian lowlands where you can enjoy a performance of traditional horsemanship, rejoining your ship when she pauses briefly in Kalocsa.

Amadeus Royal continues cruising to Budapest.

Mohacs Hungary Europe

Day 11 Budapest 🎧

Budapest

Arrive in the early hours, giving you a day in this thrilling city.

An included city tour will reveal the highlights and help you get your bearings so you can explore independently later this afternoon and evening. Alternatively you might choose to join an optional excursion to Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park horse farm. An optional unique experience features a culinary-themed walking tour of the city.

Your ship remains moored here overnight.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 12 Budapest-UK

This morning, disembark Amadeus Royal after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Please note

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours are available for exploring independently in Rousse, Belgrade and Budapest.


Read reviews
Ask a traveller
Transylvania and the Danube

The Danube

from £2,059 per person 11 2
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £54 if not required