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Grand Danube Cruise

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Grand Danube Cruise

From £3,956 pp

Travel to legendary destinations on a 14-night cruise, on which you will savor Wachau Valley wines, experience the beauty and history of Vienna and Budapest, and traverse the narrow Iron Gates.

You will also visit culturally rich countries like Bulgaria and Romania.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Award-winning onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes, Special Interest Tours
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
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Day 1 - Embarkation Nuremberg, Hungary

Embark your cruise in Nuremberg.

Tonight gather on board for a Welcome Dinner

Dinner

Day 2 - Nuremberg

You have two excursion options today.

Take a tour of the city’s medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace.

Later, the ship cruises the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg.

Day 2 - Nuremberg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Regensburg

Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities.

A guided walking tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D.

As an alternate option partake in a Bavarian Specialties tasting, or for an active option join the Walhalla bike tour.

 

Day 3 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Passau - Linz, Austria

After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers flow into the Danube.

You will have a choice of a walking tour of Passau’s Old Town, past the old city fortifications, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or more active guests may join either a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau.

Return to the ship this afternoon for a scenic cruise to Linz, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port

Day 4 - Passau - Linz, Austria

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Melk - Vienna

Early this morning, we cruise to Melk.

You have a choice between a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries, or a guided bike tour along the Danube.

Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the scenic Wachau Valley.

Arrive in Vienna after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own

 

Day 5 - Melk - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Vienna

This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three different excursions.

The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University.

Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School.

The second option is a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock.

 

Day 6 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Budapest, Hungary

Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river.

You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube.

Alternatively, you may also opt to join a hike up to Castle Hill on which you will see Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Parliament Square.

After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.

Day 7 - Budapest, Hungary

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Budapest

After breakfast this morning, take an excursion to Puszta, the vast Hungarian plain that stretches to the eastern border of the country. T

his area is home to Hungarian cowboys who still wear traditional dress and practice the skills of their Magyar ancestors.

After touring a typical csarda (farm), you will see an amazing performance of Hungarian horsemanship.

You’ll also enjoy warm Hungarian hospitality and a traditional lunch before returning to the ship in Budapest.

Day 8 -  Budapest

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Mohács

Arrive in Mohács around breakfast time and depart for your excursion to Pécs. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, the city was an important cultural base during many centuries of Ottoman rule.

You will see St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral, as well as either a mosque that has been converted to a church or the restored synagogue, before returning to the ship in Mohács.

Day 9 - Mohács

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Vukovar, Croatia- Novi Sad, Serbia

This morning, enjoy a Yugoslav Civil War tour of Vukovar that will show you the Ovcara Memorial and Cemetery, the monumental cross that serves as a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence.

Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia, one of Europe’s greatest historical treasures.

After a walking tour of the city, you will later in the evening see the Petrovaradin fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached and that is now home to a hotel, museum and artists’ studios.

Day 10 - Vukovar, Croatia- Novi Sad, Serbia

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11 - Belgrade

Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, that includes visits to Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava.

This afternoon you will have your choice of one of three excursions.

Your first option is a visit to the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, a beloved figure who was the leader of the Yugoslav Partisans during the Second World War and became the first President of Yugoslavia.

Your second option is a tasting of Serbian plum brandy and local snacks at the Quburich Distillery.

Your third option is a guided bike tour through Belgrade around Ada Ciganlija Island.

Day 11 - Belgrade

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12 - Scenic cruising through the Iron Gates

Today take a full day of cruising through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates.

Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania.

The banks of the river along this natural border are lined with sheer-faced rocks that stretch high overhead, a sight that will be an unforgettable highlight of your adventure.

Day 12 - Scenic cruising through the Iron Gates

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13 - Vidin, Bulgaria

Your time in Vidin begins with a visit to Belogradchik, a beautifully restored castle located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations, as well as Vidin Castle.

Afterwards, you will visit Baba Vida Fortress, the only entirely preserved medieval castle in the country, where you will be treated to a fascinating historical re-enactment.

You may also opt instead for a Banitsa pastry and yogurt tasting, or a guided bike tour on which you will see sights like the Ottoman post office and visit the synagogue.

The ship departs early afternoon.

Day 13 - Vidin, Bulgaria

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - Rousse - Giurgiu, Romania

Today, enjoy a visit to the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Turnavo. Here you will tour Tsarevets Hill, the old citadel of the city.

You will see the old fortress walls, the Royal Palaces and the Patriarchal church and the Baldwin’s Tower.

Or you may choose to take a walking tour of the Bulgarian city of Rousse.

Return to the ship afterward and enjoy a free evening.

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 15 - Giurgiu - Disembarkation

Disembark your cruise in Giurgiu.

Breakfast

With design inspired by classic ocean yachts, AMA Waterways’ revolutionary Concerto Class vessels provide the most delightful river cruise experience.  Accommodating 162 passengers in spacious staterooms, many incorporating the exclusive Twin Balcony concept.

Relax in comfortable and inviting public areas or take a dip in the heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations in five dining venues.

The ships also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies; plus a fleet of bicycles to enhance your river cruise experience.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*

*Payable locally

Accommodation & Amenities

81 Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and Suites range in size from 160-300 sq. ft.   Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish.

Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suites

300 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar fridge
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaCerto Suite
AmaWaterways AmaCerto Cat AA

Cat. AA + Cat. AB Staterooms

235 ft² -Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathroom with a separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. BA & Cat. BB Staterooms

210 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaCerto Cat BA
AmaWaterways AmaCerto Cat C

Cat. C  Staterooms

170 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Cat. D & Cat. E Staterooms

160 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck – Fixed Window

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen Televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways AmaCerto Cat D
AmaWaterways AmaCerto Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

AMAWaterways are rated as having the 10 best ships on the rivers by Berlitz river cruise guide.

Included excursions go beyond the ordinary with small groups tours exploring the culture and traditions of the places you visit as well as the main sights.  Real destination enrichment and deeper understanding is in the cost of your cruise.

Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.

DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Oct 20AmaCertoGiurgiu£4356Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£4356  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£4960  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£5760  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£6426  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£6693  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£6960  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£7226  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£8960  
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
May 12AmaCertoNuremberg£5255Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5255  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5676  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6521  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7225  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7507  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7789  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8070  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9901  
May 26AmaCertoGiurgiu£5255Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5255  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5676  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6521  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7225  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7507  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7789  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8070  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9901  
Jul 7AmaCertoNuremberg£5255Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5255  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5676  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6521  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7225  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7507  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7789  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8070  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9901  
Jul 21AmaCertoGiurgiu£5255Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5255  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5676  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6521  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7225  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7507  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7789  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8070  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9901  
Aug 4AmaCertoNuremberg£5255Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5255  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5676  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6521  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7225  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7507  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7789  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8070  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9901  
Aug 18AmaCertoGiurgiu£5466Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5466  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5887  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6732  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7436  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7718  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£8000  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8281  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£10112  
Sep 1AmaCertoNuremberg£5677Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5677  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£6098  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6943  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7647  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7929  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£8211  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8492  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£10323  
Sep 15AmaCertoGiurgiu£5677Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5677  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£6098  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6943  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7647  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7929  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£8211  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8492  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£10323  
Sep 29AmaCertoNuremberg£5607Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5607  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£6028  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6873  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7577  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7859  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£8141  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£8422  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£10253  
Oct 13AmaCertoGiurgiu£5184Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£5184  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5605  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6450  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£7154  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7436  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7718  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£7999  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9830  
Oct 27AmaCertoNuremberg£4832Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£4832  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£5253  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£6098  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£6802  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£7084  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7366  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£7647  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9478  
Nov 10AmaCertoGiurgiu£4550Cabin Upgrades
Lower DeckCat E160 ft², Fixed Windows£4550  
Lower DeckCat D160 ft², Fixed Windows£4971  
Middle DeckCat C170 ft², French Balcony£5816  
Middle DeckCat BB210 ft², Twin Balcony£6520  
Upper DeckCat BA210 ft², Twin Balcony£6802  
Middle DeckCat AB235 ft², Twin Balcony£7084  
Upper DeckCat AA235 ft², Twin Balcony£7365  
Upper DeckSuite300 ft², Twin Balcony£9196  


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