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Cruise across Europe

From £2,649 pp

This cruise spans 2,000 kilometers across Europe, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Budapest, the so-called “Queen of the Danube”.

Highlights of the cruise include the passage through the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, visits to numerous capital cities, unique landscapes such as the myth-enshrouded Lorelei rock, the “Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque Wachau region, and the Danube-knee at Visegrad (the Hungarian Wachau).

Whats Included:

  • Flights from the UK based on London economy.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Overseas transfers
  • Gourmet dining onboard
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Services of an experienced English-speaking onboard Cruise Director
  • 24 hour coffee station​
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for optional excursions
  • All local taxes & port charges included

Optional excursions are available from £13pp.  Pre book a package and save 15%

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Day 1 - Amsterdam

The historic Dutch capital city of Amsterdam is a wonderful starting point for your 15 day European cruise across Europe. After embarkation, enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail, followed by a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner. The vessel overnights in Amsterdam.

Dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam & Utrecht

Begin your exploration with a relaxing cruise through a myriad of landscapes along the Rhine river, For more active pursuits, spend the morning exploring the canal city of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside, rejoing the vessel in the town of Utrecht in time for lunch.

This evening join your fellow travelers for dinner

Day 2 - Amsterdam & Utrecht

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Cologne

After breakfast, view our arrival into the beautiful city of Cologne. Every year visitors from all over the world are drawn to the historical city and its 2000-year history. Explore the historic Old Town and visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, along with the twelve Romanesque Cathedrals that span the city.

There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress. To sample a bit of local flora and fauna, the National Park lies a short ride from the city.

After an exciting day, return to the vessel spend the evening cruising the Danube.

Day 3 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Oberwesel

Early this morning, join your fellow travellers on deck for the famous passage of the Loreley. This narrow passage on the Rhine has inspired a modern day folklore story of the siren of the river. After breakfast the vessel docks in Oberwesel, the ‘City of Towers,’.

Enjoy a walk around the wall that still surrounds much of the city. There are a large number of churches, as well as many historic houses that showcase the architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Spend the afternoon relaxing on deck, with the passing of the beautiful Rhineland countryside, as the vessel continues its journey.

Day 4 - Oberwesel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Miltenberg

Today, choose to remain onboard for a relaxing day or join our optional excursion in the afternoon to Miltenberg and Wertheim, two towns famous for their architecture and museums. Both are unique in their own way and are reflective of the storied history of the area.

In Wertheim explore the medieval streets with its half-timbered houses and glass museum. In Miltenberg walk through the streets lined with half timbered houses and historic market square.

This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop.

Day 5 - Miltenberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Würzburg

Welcome to the Bavarian city of Würzburg, located in the heart of the Franconian wine region! Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards.

As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings.

Relax onboard this afternoon and enjoy a sumptuous dinner.

Day 6 - Würzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Bamberg

The morning is spent cruising the beautiful Main. After lunch arrive in the UNESCO-protected Imperial city of Bamberg and see the New Residence, the unique Town Hall built on a bridge, and the Imperial Cathedral with its four towers. Overlooking the city are seven churches, each atop a hill, surrounding the town.

This evening, we transit the Main-Danube canal highlighted with a talk onboard about this important waterway.

Day 7 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Following breakfast, enjoy your day in Nuremberg. Consider a visit to the romantic Old Town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II. A hub for history, Nuremberg is home to many museums including the Documentation Center, which recounts the effects of the Nazi Regime and World War II on the city and surrounding areas.

Back on board, it’s full steam ahead before crossing the European watershed separating the Main and Danube Rivers.

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Regensburg

In the afternoon, visit one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. This UNESCO world heritage site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history throughout the centuries. The stone bridge, built in 1135-1146, the Church of St James, and the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city.

This evening is a special Bavarian theme celebrating the wonderful region cruised thus far.

Day 9 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Passau

Arrive in time for lunch in the three-rivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz.

Explore the city with its St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to one oft he largest pipe organs in the world. The imposing fortress Veste Oberhaus is located high on the hill, overlooking the town and the three rivers. Back onboard, enjoy dinner as the vessel sets off toward the romantic Wachau Valley.

Day 10 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Emmersdorf, Melk, Durnstein

In the early morning, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected, cultural heritage landscape, of the Wachau Valley. Spend the morning discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey. – the largest in Austria.

Back onboard for lunch, continue through the vineyards of the Wachau to the village of Dürnstein. Spend the afternoon in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets, and perhaps sample the local wines. Vienna.

After dinner, arrive in Vienna and opt for the “Sound of Vienna” and listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era, at a local salon, as the vessel remains overnight.

Day 11 - Emmersdorf, Melk, Durnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Vienna

There is much to see and do in this Imperial capital city.. Drive the Ringstrasse with its impressive buildings, see the famous Vienna State Opera House, the Museums Quarter with historic and contemporary buildings with works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists, St Stephen’s Cathedral and numerous other important sites.

In the afternoon continue your exploration or perhaps venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous former summer palace and gardens of Empress Maria Theresia.

After a full day of exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard.

Day 12 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Bratislava

Awake today in the capital city of Bratislava in Slovakia. Walk through the city, see the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia.

Traverse through the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, and admire other impressive sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings. Bratislava is a little jewel along the Danube.

This evening celebrate with the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 13 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Budapest

The beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest is a perfect finale to your trip. One of the largest cities in the European Union, Budapest offers many interesting sites, including the largest building in Hungary: the neo-Gothic Parliament building, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge, which connects the two sides of the city – Buda and Pest.

Onboard this evening, enjoy a Hungarian folklore show as your vessel cruises the Danube to see the beautiful city by night. Remain overnight.

Day 14 - Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 -Budapest

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Breakfast

Day 1 - Budapest

This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

Breakfast

Day 2- Budapest

Spend a full day exploring Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway.

With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. This evening, a Hungarian folklore show and evening cruise through the “Paris of the East” on your Amadeus Vessel is a perfect start to the cruise.

Day 2- Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Bratislava

Arrive in the capital city of Bratislava this afternoon. The old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop, and the current residence of the president of Slovakia are part of the charm of this city.

Walk through the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, where you can admire the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, to the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university in the city, which dates back to the 15th century. Back onboard, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 3 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna

There is much to see and explore in the impressive Imperial Vienna. Drive along the Ringstrasse, visit one of the many museums, or visit the Naschmarkt for a sample of culinary delights, the city is yours.

An excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence of Empress Maria Theresia is offered this afternoon, as well as an evening concert ‘Sound of Vienna’ at a local music hall to round out your stay.

Late in the evening, the vessel departs toward the romantic Wachau Valley.

Day 4 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Durnstein, Wachau, Melk/Emmersdorf

Awake in the village of Dürnstein, known as the “Pearl of the Wachau”. Spend the morning in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets, and perhaps sample the local wines. After lunch onboard, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected landscape, of the Wachau Valley.

Spend the afternoon discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey, the largest in Austria and a seat of higher education.

Day 5 - Durnstein, Wachau, Melk/Emmersdorf

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Passau

Our next port of call is the three-rivers city of Passau, located at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. High above the rivers, the Veste Oberhaus 13th century fortress houses a city museum and observation tower.

The old town of Passau is filled with outstanding Baroque architecture, including St Stephen’s Cathedral containing the largest pipe organ in the world with 17,974 pipes. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner as you continue to beautiful Regensburg.

Day 6 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Regensburg

Visit the beautiful city of Regensburg one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. Among its architectural treasures are churches, monasteries, the town hall, and one of Europe’s oldest bridges, which has spanned the Danube since the 12th century. Explore the city and feel the former power and wealth which once controlled the trade route to the Orient.

Step inside the Regensburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter, and admire this masterpiece of Gothic architecture in southern Germany. Spend the afternoon cruising the waterways of the Danube. A Bavarian theme surrounds the evening with a special menu and festivities.

Day 7 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Following breakfast, enjoy your day in Nuremberg. Consider a visit to the romantic Old Town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II.

A hub for history, Nuremberg is home to many museums including the Documentation Center, which recounts the effects of the Nazi Regime and World War II on the city and surrounding areas. Back on board, it’s full steam ahead.

Day 8 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Bamberg

Sail Bamberg is a perfect place to begin your exploration, the Imperial city of Bamberg. This medieval town is a UNESCCO World Heritage site, is home to This UNESCO n to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the Imperial city of Bamberg.

This medieval town retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, and Baroque facades. As you take in the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries.

Relax onboard this afternoon while cruising the Main River.

This evening enjoy a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal.

Day 9 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Wurzburg

Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the center of the Franconian wine country. Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards.

As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings. From Würzburg, you can venture to nearby Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War.

Return to the ship and continue down the river Main.

Day 10 - Wurzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

Two historic cities on the river Main are on the agenda for today or enjoy a day of cruising. In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets with its half-timbered houses and glass museum, all watched over by the two-clock tower on the hill. Continue to Miltenberg, a city flanked by the river Main and an incredible forested hillside.

In this unique town, see one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel “Zum Reisen” and the Miltenburg Castle.

This is another wonderful opportunity to sample some of the region’s red wines.

After a relaxing afternoon cruising, join your fellow travellers for a beautifully prepared dinner.

Day 11 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Oberwesel

Today we visit the “Town of Towers,” so named because of the 16 towers still standing along the original city wall surrounding the town. Oberwesel is home to two Gothic churches located on opposite ends of town – both worth a visit.

In the shadow of the Schönburg Castle, enjoy a glass of the city’s famous Riesling wine as you take in the beautiful views.

Back onboard this afternoon, cruise through the scenic passage of the Loreley.

Day 12 - Oberwesel

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Cologne

Awake in Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, with its skyline marked by the twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral among modern buildings.

New blends with the old in this metropolis. After a morning in the city, you may want to visit nearby Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels rock. Germany’s first nature reserve, with the world-renowned Hotel Petersberg, is a great way to spend the afternoon.

Tonight is a special night on board, the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Day 13 - Cologne

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Utrecht & Amsterdam

Spend the morning cruising the waterways of the Netherlands or take the opportunity to disembark in Utrecht and explore the countryside which includes a visit to a local factory to learn about Holland’s famous export – cheese.

Rejoin the vessel in Amsterdam,, the capital of the Netherlands. With a canal system as intricate and unique as Venice, this city is known for its 17th century architecture and many museums.

Before returning to the ship this evening, be sure to catch a glimpse of the bridge lights reflecting off the canal water.

Day 14 - Utrecht & Amsterdam

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Amsterdam

We bid you farewell after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Breakfast

Amadeus Queen Pool & Amadeus Lounge

The Amadeus Queen, the 15th river cruise ship of the Austrian ship operator, will tour the Danube, Rhine and Main rivers as well as Dutch and Belgian waterways from spring 2018. Similar to its prominent predecessors, this ship will also continue the company’s orientation to high quality river cruises in Europe.

This new vessel follows the award-winning model of the Amadeus Silver ships but offers even further innovative developments. The popular concept of spaciousness has been maintained. This includes not only generous public areas but also spacious cabins: 12 large suites impress with an outdoor balcony and a cozy reading corner whilst the 69 standard cabins mainly have panoramic window fronts which can be automatically lowered and luxurious bathrooms. A new on-board highlight is the indoor pool, the roof of which can be opened in fine weather. In the evenings, this area may also be used for informative talks, functions and cinema showings.

Amadeus operate bilingual cruises (English/German), meaning that all announcements, menus and daily programme, etc. will be provided in both languages. All excursions are operated with English speaking guides.

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar
• Indoor Swimming Pool with Amadeus-Club Lounge
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with lounge chairs, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Sun Deck Lido-Bar
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles onboard
• Wi-Fi available
• Lift

Accommodations & Amenities

Stay in one of the elegantly appointed Classic Staterooms or Amadeus Suites and enjoy unexpected little luxuries.

Classic Staterooms

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 69 large staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Escape with the view from your state-of-the-art panoramic window on the Strauss and Mozart decks that extends across the entire width of the cabin. Automatically lower the windows to make the stateroom become it’s own balcony. Included are all the necessary details: a flat screen TV, WiFi, cabinet, seating area, a safe, and the Amadeus Signature Bed and en-suite bathroom with shower and WC.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include the innovative French Balcony.

Balcony Suites

These 12 carefully designed suites with a lounge area, offer outdoor seating to sip your morning coffee and 284 sq ft of space to relax. Included are the little luxuries as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a large luxurious bathroom with shower & WC, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a safe and a minibar.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

 

Balcony Suites

284 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Luxurious bathroom en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe & hair dryer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
Amadeus Queen Suite
Amadeus Queen French Balcony Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

188 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

B-1  & B-4 Staterooms

188 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Mini-bar
  • Large walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Queen French Balcony Cabin
Amadeus Queen Cat C-1 & C-4 Lower Deck Cabin

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

172 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Panoramic window (cannot be opened)
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Queen Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

Very few river cruises go all the way down to the Danube Delta, the ships won’t fit.  Lüftner (Amadeus) have been doing this route for over 40 years, during the dark communist days and are the experts.  The wildlife in the Delta is a unique experience that you will never forget.

Austrian family hospitality makes cruising a relaxed affair. Excursions can be added ad hoc to allow more independent exploration and free time for you.

A European facing, luxury cruising experience with English the language onboard. One of our favourite river cruise lines and the one all the others have learnt from.

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin with a limited number of single cabins available on all decks, at the relevant supplement.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Apr 25Amadeus QueenAmsterdam£2649SAVE 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£2649  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£3019  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£3719  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£3699  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£4069  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£4689  
Jul 6Amadeus BrilliantBudapest£2669SAVE 15%Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£2669  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£3029  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£3029  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£3489  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£3739  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£4099  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£4729  

For 2019 Amadeus River cruise all prices includes flights
Flights included are from London
Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details


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