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Voyage Across the Continent: Tulcea to Amsterdam aboard Amadeus Royal

The Danube

from £3,699 per person
2 passengers 23 nights
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A dramatic voyage along the Rhine, Main and Danube

This epic cruise from the Black Sea to the North Sea embraces historic towns and cities in seven countries.

Includes selected drinks with lunch and dinner on board.

Including...

1 night in a hotel, 22 aboard the ship

68 meals: 23 breakfasts, 22 lunches and 23 dinners

Excursions

  • City tour of Bucharest
  • Tour of Budapest
  • Tour of Bratislava
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Historic Nuremberg

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Day 1 UK to Bucharest

Bucharest, Romania

Fly to Bucharest and transfer to a locally rated 4-star hotel in Bucharest, for an overnight stay with dinner included.

Bucharest Romania Europe

Day 2 Bucharest to Tulcea

Palace of Parliament, Bucharest

This morning get ready to explore Bucharest, popular with the jet set and known as ‘Little Paris’ in the 1900s. Enjoy an included tour of the lively capital of Romania. See the enormous Palace of the Parliament – dictator Nicolae Ceausescu’s egotistical folly – and the Patriarchal Church, before lunch at a local restaurant. Later travel to Tulcea and embark Amadeus Royal for the beginning of your 22-night cruise to Amsterdam.

Tulcea Romania Europe

Day 3 Tulcea to Danube Delta

Heron on the Danube Delta

Set sail from Tulcea in the early hours and cruise through the stunning wetland biosphere of the Danube Delta.

Listed by UNESCO, the reserve has a diversity of habitats that attract over 300 species of birds and during the breeding-period you may see hundreds of pelicans plus heron, swan and wild duck. You might opt to depart the ship to join an optional tour of the wonderful surroundings at closer quarters.

Depart during lunch and sail to Braila.

Danube Delta Romania Europe Danube Tulcea

Day 4 Braila

Spend the morning in Braila, an important trading port in the 19th century and home to some elegant merchants’ villas as a result. In the Old Town you’ll find some interesting churches and a theatre named after a famous Romanian actress. Perhaps take a tram ride – the electric tramline system established in the 19th century is still going strong! Enjoy a leisurely afternoon cruising along the Danube towards Rousse.

Rousse Bulgaria Europe Braila Romania

Day 5 Rousse to Svistov to Nikopol

Veliko Tarnovo, Svistov

Spend the morning in Rousse, the country’s biggest inland port and the site of the former base of the Roman Empire’s Danube fleet, and go exploring. Stroll around the historic city centre and see Freedom Square with its pretty fountains and grand monuments. This afternoon sail to Svistov, from where you may like to take an optional excursion to the ancient Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo.

Cruise on to moor overnight in Nikopol.

Nikopol Bulgaria Europe

Day 6 Nikopol

Nikopol

The town of Nikopol features the remains of a ruined fortress, a 13th century church and a drinking fountain constructed in the second century. Explore at your leisure or alternatively opt for an excursion to Pleven to visit an historic panorama depicting the events of the Russian-Turkish War of 1877. Set sail again after lunch.

Nikopol Bulgaria Europe Danube

Day 7 Cruising

The confluence of the Sava and Danube rivers, Belgrade

Enjoy a day at leisure on board as you head towards Belgrade.

Danube Belgrade Serbia Europe

Day 8 Belgrade to Novi Sad

Belgrade

Spend the morning in Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, exploring what is one of Europe's oldest cities with many monuments from different eras and cultures. Highlights include the National Museum, the parliament and St Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in the world. Perhaps join an optional tour of the city which also visits the Kalemegdan Fortress. Depart for Novi Sad, which you can also see on an optional tour, after lunch.

Novi Sad Serbia Europe Belgrade Mohacs Danube

Day 9 Mohács to Kalocsa

Mohacs

Explore this Hungarian port, where building boomed with the coming of the 19th-century steamboat traffic. Alternatively, you might like to join an optional excursion through the Hungarian lowlands or Puszta where you can enjoy a performance of traditional horsemanship. The ship continues to Kalocsa and pauses briefly for excursion participants to rejoin the ship.

Mohacs Hungary Europe Danube Budapest Kalocsa

Day 10 Budapest 🎧

Budapest

Arrive in the Hungarian capital in the early hours. Enjoy a day at leisure to explore independently and perhaps enjoy a coffee while people-watching in one of the many welcoming cafes.

Budapest Hungary Europe Danube

Day 11 Budapest 🎧

Budapest architecture

This morning you can join an included sightseeing tour of the city, comprising Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. Discover cobbled streets, medieval architecture, wide avenues and impressive 19th-century public buildings, plus the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle.

You set sail at lunchtime and spend the afternoon cruising towards Bratislava.

Budapest Hungary Europe Danube Bratislava Slovakia

Day 12 Bratislava to Vienna 🎧

Vienna

This morning an included guided tour of Slovakia’s capital, Bratislava, reveals the old town, Bratislava Castle, from where you’ll have a bird’s-eye view of the city, and the Gothic-style Cathedral. Eleven Kings of Hungary were crowned here while Turks occupied their own capital, Buda.

Relax on board this afternoon as you sail towards Vienna, arriving this evening, when you might opt to join an excursion to take-in a concert.

Bratislava Slovakia Europe Danube Vienna Austria

Day 13 Vienna to Dürnstein 🎧

Durnstein

Join an included sightseeing tour of Vienna's highlights, including the Ringstrasse and Opera House, this morning.

This afternoon, set sail for Dürnstein where you’ll moor overnight.

Vienna Austria Europe Danube Dürnstein

Day 14 Dürnstein to Melk 🎧

Melk Abbey

Explore medieval Dürnstein.

It’s one of the most picturesque towns on the Danube and also where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in Kuenringer Castle – now in ruins – in the late 12th century.

Later this morning depart for Melk, famous for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a baroque masterpiece. You might like to explore Melk Abbey on an optional guided tour.

Dürnstein Austria Europe Melk Abbey Melk Danube

Day 15 Passau 🎧

Passau

During lunch arrive in Passau, the most easterly city in Bavaria whose wealthy past is reflected in its fine buildings.

Located at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers, it is often referred to as the ‘Venice of Bavaria’. The oldest part of the town stands on a narrow strip of land between the Inn and the Danube, with most of the main sights close to the Danube so it’s easy to explore independently. Alternatively, after lunch, you may like to take a short optional walking tour of Passau with a local guide.

Depart later this afternoon.

Danube Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 16 Regensburg to Kelheim

Regensburg

Spend the morning in the lovely old town of Regensburg, set on the banks of the River Danube. See the twin spires of St Peter's Cathedral and its colourful stained-glass windows. An optional excursion visits Weltenburg Abbey, a masterpiece of German baroque architecture overlooking the Danube Gorge. Your ship pauses briefly in Kelheim for excursion participants to rejoin her.

Danube Regensburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 17 Nuremberg

Nuremburg

Arrive in Nuremberg for an included sightseeing tour that reveals the elegant architecture and major sights of this historic Bavarian city, from its medieval beginnings to the present. Once famous for the manufacture of toys, it achieved infamy in the 20th century as the setting for the notorious Nazi rallies, and later for the war crimes trials of 1945-46.

Nuremberg Bavaria Germany Europe Main

Day 18 Bamberg 🎧

Bamberg

You'll have all day to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bamberg.

The city is built on seven hills just like Rome, one of which has a castle on top, another a monastery. The old town has three districts, one of which is on an island linked by a bridge on which the Altes Rathaus – the Old Town Hall – is located! Alternatively, you may prefer to join an optional walking tour or culinary-themed excursion.

Main Bamberg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 19 Wurzburg 🎧

Wurzburg

An important city in the Middle Ages, Würzburg owes its present appearance to the prince-bishops of the Schönborn family, who commissioned many wonderful baroque buildings in the 17th and 18th centuries.

An optional city sightseeing tour this afternoon includes the impressive Residenz Palace, designed in the 18th century by Balthasar Neumann who developed his very own style of baroque architecture.

Depart Würzburg early evening.

Main Würzburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 20 Miltenberg

Miltenberg

Enjoy a leisurely morning on board as you cruise to Miltenberg.

Explore this ancient town which includes a 13th-century castle, timber-framed houses and old wine taverns and maybe join an optional visit to a local brewery.

Later this afternoon set sail and cruise overnight towards Rüdesheim.

Main Miltenberg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 21 Rüdesheim to Koblenz 🎧

Rudesheim

Spend the morning in the charming old wine town of Rüdesheim.

Perhaps stroll through the atmospheric Drosselgasse, a narrow street lined with taverns. Or join an optional excursion to either a local winery or Siegfried’s Museum of Mechanical Music where you can see – and hear – all kinds of eccentric self-playing music machines!

Later this afternoon you'll arrive in ancient Koblenz, which is dominated by the Ehrenbreitstein Fortress.

Drosselgasse Rüdesheim Rhineland-Palatinate Rhineland Germany Europe Koblenz Rhine

Day 22 Cologne 🎧

Cologne

Arrive in Cologne in the early hours to explore some of its many and varied sites of interest.

One you won’t want to miss is the mighty Gothic cathedral, built to house relics of the Magi and Germany's most popular tourist attraction. Been there, done that? Perhaps visit the Chocolate Museum instead!

Depart Cologne after lunch and sail on to Amsterdam.

Rhine Cologne North Rhine-Westphalia Rhineland Germany Europe

Day 23 Amsterdam 🎧

Amsterdam canal

You'll have the whole day to explore this vibrant city.

Perhaps join a culinary-themed walking tour or you might prefer to join an optional coach tour and canal cruise that highlights the vivid history of the city, which started life as a fishing village in the 13th century. Another optional excursion visits Volendam, Edam and the Katwoude Cheese Farm.

Dutch and Belgian Waterways Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

Day 24 Amsterdam to UK

Amsterdam city view

Disembark Amadeus Royal after breakfast and start your return journey to the UK.

Dutch and Belgian Waterways Amsterdam Holland Netherlands Europe

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.

🎧 Interactive maps and audio headset tours are available for exploring independently in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Passau, Bamberg, Würzburg, Rüdesheim, Koblenz, Cologne and Amsterdam.

Voyage Across the Continent: Tulcea to Amsterdam aboard Amadeus Royal

The Danube

from £3,699 per person
2 passengers
23 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £200 if not required
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Voyage Across the Continent: Tulcea to Amsterdam aboard Amadeus Royal

The Danube

from £3,699 per person
2 passengers
23 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £200 if not required