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Rhine & Danube Symphony

From £1,639 pp

This one week cruise combines the majesty of two great European rivers – the Rhine and the Danube.

Explore the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles and experience the tranquil meandering of the Main. Travel the manmade Main-Danube canal – a stunning technological marvel – as you transit into the beautiful Danube river.

Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg.

Whats Included:

  • Economy flights from London.  Regional flights or rail available on request
  • Fascinating river cruise in on outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows
  • 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%.

 

Rhone - Hospice de Beaune
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Regensburg at Night
Danube - Regensburg
Day 1 - Cologne - Germany

The beautiful city of Cologne is a wonderful starting point for your 8-day European cruise.

After embarkation, enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail, followed by a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner.

Depart at 6pm

Dinner

Day 2 - Rüdesheim

After a relaxing morning onboard, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a picturesque winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge.

The romantic river landscape of the Middle Rhine Valley has enchanted visitors for centuries and has therefore been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002.

A real treat is the unique Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, where you can get both entertained and fascinated by viewing and listening to self playing instruments.

Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers.

Optional Excursions:

Rüdesheim walking tour including music cabinet museum

Day 2 - Rüdesheim

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Wertheim & 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.

Begin with a walking tour in Miltenberg, its timber-frame houses give a feeling of 16th and 17th century Germany.

In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets and unique glass museum.

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

Optional Excursions:

Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours

Day 3 - Wertheim & Miltenberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Würzburg

Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known or lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the centre 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 wine 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 halftimbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War.

Return to the ship and continue down the River Main.

Optional Excursions:

Wurzburg walking tour including wine tasting

Excursion to Rothenberg ob der Tauber

Day 4 - Würzburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Bamberg

The morning is spent cruising the beautiful Main river.

After lunch arrive in the beautiful Imperial city of Bamberg. This medieval town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings 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.

This evening, join a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal as we enter the waterway to cross onto the Danube river.

Optional Excursions:

Bamberg walking tour

Day 5 - Bamberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Nuremberg

Following breakfast, enjoy your day.

Consider a visit to the romantic Old Town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II. Pass by the Palace of Justice, the venue of the Nuremberg trials, and delve into the old town to walk through the narrow medieval alleyways starting at the foot of the castle. Arrive in the main Nuremberg square, stroll through the farmers market with lots of fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts and dried fruit.

Back on board, it’s full steam ahead and the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Optional Excursions:

City tour Nuremberg

Day 6 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Regensburg

A morning arrival brings your vessel to 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 years.

The stone bridge, built in 1135 – 1146, the Church of St James, the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis, and Patrician houses are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city.

Perhaps sample a Regensburg bratwurst or search for the famous black forest cukoo clocks, there is something for everyone.

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

Optional Excursions:

Regensberg walking tour

Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey

Day 7 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Passau

This morning your vessel arrives in lower Bavaria, in the three-rivers city of Passau.

After a generous breakfast we bid you farewell and wish you a safe journey home. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Arrival at 8am

Breakfast

Amadeus Silver III Exterior

A trip on board the elegant AMADEUS Silver III combines the luxuries of a 5-star hotel with innovative design and the first-class service.  This, the latest ship in the AMADEUS Silver line, includes all the amenities of its sister ships.

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 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 III 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.

Amadeus Silver III Panorama Lounge

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 III Suite
Amadeus Silver III Cabin

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 III Cabin
Amadeus Silver III 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
  • Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

 

Amadeus Silver III Deck Plan
Amadeus Silver III - Cabin Plans
Amadeus Imperial

Launching in April 2020, the Amadeus Imperial is designed to offer our guests an effortless combination of the vibrant energy of a river cruise day with an increasingly calm and intimate ship experience.

The new ship offers 72 spacious deluxe cabins (17.5m/ 188 sq.ft.) and 12 Amadeus suites (26.4m² / 284 sq.ft.) in total. As on all ships built since 2011, the Amadeus Imperial cabins on the Mozart and Strauss decks also feature lowerable panoramic windows along the entire cabin width. All deluxe cabins and suites are equipped with comfortable, spacious bathrooms, an infotainment system, a flat screen television, a telephone, a cabin safe, a minibar and individually adjustable air conditioning. The suites also have an accessible outdoor balcony with a seating area.

(Please note images featured are of a similar ship, Amadeus Imperial images will be updated once the ship building has been completed)

Amadeus Silver III Panorama Lounge

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 18  staterooms. The beautiful 172 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

French Balcony Cabins

Be transported into a realm of chic comfort in one of the 54 enlarged staterooms. The beautiful 188 sq ft design is loaded with high-tech hospitality and swanky décor. Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

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. Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

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 III Suite
Amadeus Silver III Cabin

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 III Cabin
Amadeus Silver III 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
  • Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

 

Amadeus Silver III Deck Plan
Amadeus Silver III - Cabin Plans
Amadeus Star Sketch

The AMADEUS STAR will be the next highlight of our fleet from April 2019.

The new ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 AMADEUS Suites. Similar to our other ships, the AMADEUS STAR cabins on the Mozart and Strauss Deck also feature lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the AMADEUS ships. All deluxe cabins and suites offer comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen television, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and air conditioning which can be individually regulated. Furthermore, the suites feature walk-on external balconies with seating.

Amadeus Star Lounge Sketch

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 III Suite
Amadeus Silver III Cabin

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 III Cabin
Amadeus Silver III 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
  • Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.
Amadeus Star - Deck Plan
Amadeus Star - Cabin Plans

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DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Sep 12Amadeus Silver IICologne£1799Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1999  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2259  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2419  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2619  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2969  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Jun 21Amadeus StarPassau£1639Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1639  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², French Balcony£2039  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2179  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2339  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2649  
Aug 26Amadeus ImperialCologne£1639Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckC-4172 ft², Fixed Windows£1639  
Lower DeckC-1172 ft², Fixed Windows£1799  
Middle DeckB-4188 ft², Panoramic Window£2039  
Middle DeckB-1188 ft², French Balcony£2179  
Upper DeckA-1188 ft², French Balcony£2339  
Upper DeckSuite284 ft², Outside Balcony£2649  

Flights
Flights included are from London – Regional flights available, supplements apply – Please call for details

Arrival & Transfer

You’re in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer.

COLOGNE (GER)
Airport – Port  £ 30
Train Station – Port  £ 24

PASSAU (GER)
Port – Train station £ 18
Port – Airport Munich £ 72

 


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

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.
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