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Classical Music on the Danube

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Danube Rhapsody

From £1,649 pp

This themed cruise has been designed especially for classical music lovers and features carefully selected music programs both on board and on land.

During your cruise from Passau to Budapest you will have the opportunity to experience private concerts in unique locations, such as in the Salzburg Mozarteum, Melk Abbey, the Duna Palace in Budapest and a special performance from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra Quartet on board your ship – all exclusively for Amadeus River Cruise guests.

Whats 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.
  • Excursions and concerts as specified in the itinerary
  • Fine 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
Kudlak Philharmonic Quartett
Danube - Wachau Valley with the historic town of Durnstein
Danube -Bratislava,-Slovakia.-View-of-the-Bratislava-castle,-main-square
Danube - Budapest Chain Bridge
Day 1 - Passau

Your classical music cruise begins in the “City of Three Rivers”, Passau. After embarking and settling in to your cabin, the cruise director invites you to a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a delicious Welcome Dinner. The music of Haydn, Schubert and van Beethoven are featured this evening in a small concert, a perfect way to start this special cruise.

Departure 9pm

Dinner

Day 2 - Linz

A music cruise would not be complete without a visit to the Mozart-town of Salzburg. Join a full-day excursion, following in the footsteps of the famous Austrian composer. A sightseeing walk through the city includes a visit to Mozart’s birthplace (Mozarthaus), followed by a lunch of local specialties. This afternoon, continue to the “Salzburg Residenz” Palace for an exclusive concert featuring classical Mozart arrangements. Return to the ship in the evening in time to depart for the Wachau.

SALZBURG SOLOISTS

W. A. Mozart: The Marriage of Figaro Overture, KV 492
W. A. Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-flat major, KV 207
W. A. Mozart: String Quintet No.4 in G minor, KV 516

Day 2 - Linz

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Melk/Emmersdorf - Dürnstein

During breakfast your ship arrives in Melk/Emmersdorf, situated in the UNESCO world heritage Wachau region. This morning’s included excursion is a highlight of the cruise – a visit to the famous Melk Abbey. Visit the impressive 900 year old abbey to view its treasures, then enjoy a special concert in the famous hall of St. Koloman, featuring music of Austria’s native son – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.

Return to the vessel for lunch before it departs for Dürnstein, the most famous wine-growing town in the Wachau Valley. This afternoon is free to explore or join an optional sightseeing tour and wine tasting. Early this evening, the vessel departs for the Imperial city of Vienna.

SLOVAK QUINTET

W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in F major, KV 138
W. A. Mozart: Clarinet Quintet in A major, KV 581

Day 3 - Melk/Emmersdorf - Dürnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna

The Austrian capital offers a kaleidoscope of opportunity for music lovers, as well as a multitude of world-famous sights, which you can explore during the course of a morning city tour.

This afternoon you have the option to explore the city on your own, or join the optional excursion to the sumptuous former summer palace of Schönbrunn and its extensive grounds.

This evening’s optional music choice features attending the classical music concert “Sound of Vienna”, where the “Alt Wien” Salon Orchestra will surprise and entertain you with lively Viennese classics.

Day 4 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vienna

Awake in Vienna for another full day to explore this impressive city. Spend the day discovering Vienna on your own or perhaps join the optional guided excursion to the UNESCO site of Belvedere Palace. Within the palace is the Belvedere Museum, which includes Austrian art, international artists, and the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings. End your day in style, returning to the ship for a private concert. A quartet from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra will perform pieces from Mozart and Schubert. Later tonight, your cruise ship departs Vienna and continues along the Danube River.

KUDLAK PHILHARMONIC QUARTET

W. A. Mozart: Divertimento in D major, KV 136
F. Schubert: String Quartet No. 10 in E-flat major, D 87

Day 5 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Bratislava

This morning your vessel reaches the Slovakian capital of Bratislava. After breakfast, explore the beautiful sights of this romantic city during the course of a city tour, highlighted by a musical concert. The Moyzes Hall, named after the Slovak composer Alexander Moyzes, is a perfect place to hear the music of Ludwig van Beethoven and Antonin Dvořák. Late in the afternoon, cruise through the beautiful Slovakian and Hungarian landscapes of the Danube as you head to your final destination, Budapest.

This evening, the captain requests the pleasure of your company at a festive Gala Dinner.

SLOVAK QUARTET

L. van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 5 in F minor, Op 20
A. Dvořák: String Quartet No. 12 Op, 96 in F major “American”

Day 6 - Bratislava

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Esztergom & Budapest

Viewing the monumental buildings along the banks of the Danube, you will understand why Budapest is also known as the “Queen of the Danube”. The city is split by the Danube river into Buda and Pest. This morning, you can take part in an optional tour through the Buda side of the city with its Fisherman’s Bastion, or explore on your own.

After lunch, an included tour of Pest showcases Hero’s Square and the famous Parliament Building. Celebrate your musical experience with a concert in the Danube Palace with strains of Mozart, Liszt and Brahms.

MARTIN IVANOV

W. A. Mozart: Piano Sonata in F major, KV 547
F. Liszt: Two Concert Études, S 145
F. Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12 and No. 13
J. Brahms: Hungarian Dance No. 6

Day 7 - Esztergom & Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Budapest

After your last breakfast on board you are transferred to the airport for your flight home.

Breakfast

Amadeus Silver on the Rhine

The AMADEUS Silver combines the exclusivity of a boutique hotel with the luxury and flexibility of a private yacht. This 135-meter ship was the first of the AMADEUS fleet, and received the honor of being awarded the sought-after “River Ship of the Year” title in 2013,

The ship accommodates a maximum of 180 passengers, with a choice of comfortable cabins with automatically lowerable french windows or generous suites with private, accessible balconies.

The glass-shielded River Terrace invites you to relax outdoors, while offering a breathtaking view of your surroundings. Enjoy the highest standards of cuisine aboard the AMADEUS Silver in the stylish Panorama Restaurant, which offers sufficient room for all passengers at one sitting, and where our kitchen crew will ensure that you are spoilt beyond your expectations.  Coffee-lovers will enjoy the on-board Café Vienna, which offers a wide variety of authentic Viennese coffee-time specialties.

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 172 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 259 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

259 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 Suite
Amadeus Silver French Balcony Cabin

A-1 Staterooms

172 ft² – Mozart (Upper) Deck

  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • 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

172 ft² – Strauss (Middle) Deck

  • Spacious en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer
  • Drop-down panoramic french window
  • 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 French Balcony Cabin
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 Deck Plan
Amadeus Elegant on the Rhine

The AMADEUS Elegant 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 Elegant Suite
Amadeus Elegant French Balcony Cabin

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 Elegant French Balcony Cabin
Amadeus Elegant Lower Deck

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

 

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  
Sep 1Amadeus SilverPassau£2334Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£2334  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£2605  
Middle DeckB-4172 ft², French Balcony£2895  
Middle DeckB-1172 ft², French Balcony£3074  
Upper DeckA-1172 ft², French Balcony£3305  
Upper DeckSuite259 ft², Outside Balcony£3733  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Oct 29Amadeus ElegantBudapest£1649SAVE 15%Cabin 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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