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Danube Rhapsody

From £1,649 pp

Cruise the Danube through Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia, vising three world-famous capital cities, Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava on your journey from Nuremberg to Budapest.

Along the way see the engineering feat of the Main-Danube Canal, the Schlögener Schlinge (Danube Loop), the picturesque Wachau region, and the Danube-knee at Visegrad (the Hungarian Wachau), and .

What’s Included:

  • Flights from the UK based on London economy.  Regional flights or rail available on request.
  • Overseas transfers to and from the ship
  • Fascinating river cruise with large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies.
  • 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 in the UK and save 15%.

Danube Regensburg
Danube - Vienna Skyline with St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna, Austria
Danube -Bratislava,-Slovakia.-View-of-the-Bratislava-castle,-main-square
Danube - Wachau Valley with the historic town of Durnstein
Day 1 - Nuremberg

Arrive in Nuremberg and embark the vessel, getting settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

Departure 6pm

Day 1 - Nuremberg

Dinner

Day 2 - 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.

Optional Excursions:

Regensberg walking tour

Day 2 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - 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.

Optional Excursions:

Passau walking tour

Day 3 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Melk, Emmersdorf, Durnstein & Vienna

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.  It is a Grammar School known as a ‘Gymnasium’ in Austria

Optional Excursions:

Walking tour of Dürnstein and wine tasting

Excursion to Melk Abbey

Day 4 - Melk, Emmersdorf, Durnstein & Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - 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.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Vienna

Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace

Concert “Sound of Vienna”

 

Day 5 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - 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 travellers.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Bratislava

Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace (Nuremberg to Budapest direction only)

 

Day 6 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Esztergom & 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.

Optional Excursions:

City tour of Budapest

Excursions to Gödöllő Palace

Day 7 - Esztergom & Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Budapest

After breakfast we bid you farewell. 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
Amadeus Brilliant in Wachau Valley

The AMADEUS Brilliant is a 110-meter cruise ship built in 2011 and offers you premium travel comfort. Generous suites and cabins are located across three decks, offering accommodation for up to 150 passengers. The cabins are, for the most part, equipped with French balconies, which offer a fantastic view over the beautiful passing riverscapes.

Your culinary wishes will be attended to by our on-board Panorama-Restaurant, as well as by the Panorama-Bar, located above it, where you can sit back and relax in the lounge. All the on-board amenities are up to the customary high AMADEUS standard, and you can enjoy lounging on the spacious Sun Deck with its Lido Bar, or you can unwind with a good book in the quiet and comfortable AMADEUS Club. Regardless of what you choose to do, you will feel at home on board with us!

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 and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club with Internet station
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• 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 comfort in one of the 68 staterooms.

With 68 staterooms at a comfortable 161 sq ft. you’ll have space of your own with all the accouterments including a flat screen TV, WiFi, separate boudoir, cabinet, seating area, a safe, Amadeus Signature Bed and the panoramic view from your French balcony.

Staterooms are located on all decks. The Mozart and Strauss Decks include French Balcony floor to ceiling windows.

Balcony Suites

These 8 suites enjoy a lounge area, offer floor to ceiling glass doors with french balcony and 237 sq ft of space to relax.

Nestle in this nook, perfect for two that invites lounging while enjoying indulgent amenities.  In any one of the 8 suites you’ll enjoy the Amadeus Signature Bed, a separate bathroom with shower, WiFi, a flat screen TV, a minibar and panoramic windows with your own French balcony.

Suites are located on the Mozart Deck.

French Balcony Suites

237 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer
  • Mini-bar
  • Ample wardrobe space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Brilliant Suite
Amadeus Brilliant French Balcony Stateroom

A-1 Staterooms

161.5 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • 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

161.5 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Floor-to- ceiling sliding glass doors with French balcony
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe
Amadeus Brilliant French Balcony Stateroom

C-1 & C4 Staterooms

161 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

C-SNG Staterooms

107.5 ft² – Haydn (Lower) Deck

  • Panoramic windows (cannot be opened)
  • En-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Ample closet space
  • Single bed
  • Flat-screen television
  • Individual climate control
  • Direct dial telephone
  • In-room safe

 

Amadeus Brilliant Deck Plan
Amadeus Silver II on the River Rhine

Designed in stylish greys and berry tones, AMADEUS SILVER II combines modern innovation with comfort, ensuring that you feel at home on board. The ship accommodates a maximum of 168 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french panorama windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies.

The extensive Sun Deck and the outdoor, glass-shielded River Terrace offer plenty of room for mental and spiritual relaxation. Your culinary needs and desires will be taken care of by the elegant Panorama Bar, the Panorama Restaurant and the relaxed Café Vienna, which offer refreshing drinks and lovingly crafted culinary delights from the kitchen, and which will ensure that your every wish is met, around the clock.

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.

Amadeus Silver II Reception

Onboard Features & Facilities

• Panorama-Restaurant
• Panorama-Bar and Lounge
• Amadeus-Club
• “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities
• Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace”
• Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard
• Fitness Room
• Hair Salon, Massage Room
• Gift Shop
• Laundry Service
• Complimentary bicycles on board
• 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 72 enlarged 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.

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

Balcony Suites

These 12 deliberately 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 that have earned the Amadeus Silver Series the “2013 River Ship of the Year” award as well as the Amadeus Signature Bed, a luxurious bath and separate shower, 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 Silver II Suite
Amadeus Silver II French Balcony Cabin Cat A-1, B-1 & B-2

A-1 Stateroom

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 Silver II French Balcony Cabin Cat A-1, B-1 & B-2
Amadeus Silver II 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 Silver II Deck Plan

Why Choose this Cruise?

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 on board. 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  
May 2Amadeus QueenNuremberg£1789Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1789  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2249  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2599  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2959  
Jul 6Amadeus BrilliantBudapest£1649Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4161 ft², Fixed Windows£1649  
Lower DeckC-1161 ft², Fixed Windows£1859  
Lower DeckSingle108 ft², Fixed Windows£1859  
Middle DeckB-4161 ft², French Balcony£2089  
Middle DeckB-1161 ft², French Balcony£2229  
Upper DeckA-1161 ft², French Balcony£2399  
Upper DeckSuite237 ft², French Balcony£2749  

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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