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Bucharest to Vienna

Journey highlights.

On one incredible Journey, travel along the legendary Danube River, through the powerful landscapes of the Iron Gates and into the serene refinement of the Schönbrunn Palace. Be amazed by the “Paris of the East,” Bucharest before embarking on a river cruise through five world-famous capitals. From Bulgaria to Serbia, Hungary and Slovakia, you will stand among the most beautiful and some of the oldest cities and landmarks in Europe before ending in exquisite Austria.

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Peleș Castle, Romania

Admire one of the most stunning palaces in all of Europe. With spectacular landscapes, magnificent collections of art, stained glass and weapons, Peleș Castle in Romania is absolutely divine. A Neo-Renaissance castle set in the Carpathian Mountains, wander through the elaborately decorated and fairytale-like royal palace.

Equestrian Show

A highlight of Hungary, stop in Kalocsa, known as the “paprika capital of the world”, and take a short ride to a traditional ranch on the Hungarian Puszta. Here, stand in awe as the Magyar cowboys parade, race and demonstrate tricks used during wartime. A magnificent demonstration, take the time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the gorgeous Puszta.

Belgrade, Serbia

Discover the “white city” where the Sava and Danube Rivers kiss. One of the oldest cities in Europe, saunter through the unique city of Belgradeto see Kalemegdan Fortress, Terazije Square, the Serbian parliament, and the magnificent St. Sava Church. Belgrade is an intriguing place where the old world comes to meet the new world.

Budapest, Hungary

Roam through Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube”. A city built in the ‘golden age,’ marvel at the remnants of the past found around each corner. From the Great Market Hall to the views from Castle Hill, and the exceptional evening cruise to see the Hungarian Parliament, discover the dramatic splendour of Buda and Pest.

Vienna, Austria

Explore the masterpieces on display around Vienna. Drive along the grand Ring Boulevard and stroll through the city center. Known as ‘the city of music,’ engage in the extraordinary experience of listening to the marvelous sounds of a classical music performance at Golden Hall. With an legacy shaped by residents such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, Vienna is a magical city.

The Iron Gates

Utterly entrancing, the Danube, also known as the “river of kings” is lined with mysterious medieval castles, idyllic lush hillsides and beautiful ancient villages. Drift along the romantic blue waters into a narrow gorge surrounded by towering cliffs and cross the iconic Iron Gates that separate Serbia and Romania.

Journey Itinerary

Depart for bucharest, romania.

Enjoy your private car home pick up service. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow guests, and board your flights to Bucharest, Romania. Our Journey Manager travels with you to take care of all the details throughout the journey, enabling you to concentrate on your experience.

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WELCOME TO BUCHAREST

Bucharest, Romania’s capital and largest city, has an exciting heritage of mixed cultures, influenced by the ancient Romanian aristocracy and the communist society. After arriving at Bucharest airport, we meet our friendly local guide who introduces us to the city before we transfer to our hotel. This evening join your fellow guests for a casual welcome dinner.

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We travel on the road to Romania’s North, through the very scenic Valley of Princes to the 19th-century Peleș Castle. Take in the spectacular views and tour its magnificent collections of art, stained glass, and weapons before we continue to Azuga to learn about the Prahova Valley’s historic cellars. At Rhein-Azuga Wine Cellar, enjoy a selection of champagne and a delicious lunch. Admire the stunning mountain vistas on a beautiful drive to our hotel in Brasov. After settling in, we enjoy dinner  at the hotel.

Peleș Castle in Sinaia, Romania

TRANSYLVANIA: BRAN & BRASOV

Transylvania is arguably Romania’s most famous and picturesque region. We begin the day with a road trip to the village of Bran to the famous “Dracula Castle,” which earned this designation because of its medieval look and past owner, Count Vlad the Impaler.

After hearing the legendary tales, visit one of the main cities in Transylvania, Brasov, to wander its medieval city centre and marvel at the imposing Gothic architecture of the Black Church. We return to our hotel for dinner.

Bran Castle in Transylvania, Brasov

CANTACUZINO CASTLE

Today we visit the Cantacuzino Castle. The Cantacuzino Castle is situated in Bușteni, Romania. The building, whose construction was completed in 1911, was conducted by the architect Gregory Cerchez at the request of Prince George Grigore Cantacuzino. With the Bucegi Mountains as a backdrop, stroll the 3,000-metre estate before discovering portraits of the Cantacuzino family. Tonight, enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow passengers of the MS Amadeus Riva.

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After breakfast, explore Bucharest’s capital city, fondly known as the “Paris of the East.” See the Opera House, the Triumph Arch, and the Main Square. Marvel at the impressive Palace of Parliament, the second-largest building in the world. Enjoy lunch, then meander along the Strada Lipscani and through the ancient streets in Bucharest’s Old Town. See the majestic National Museum of Romania and the lavish CEC Palace and visit the Romanian Orthodox Stavropoleos Monastery and Church.

Following a full day of discovery, depart for the port city of Fetesti, and board the Amadeus Riva, your home for the next nine days. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail, followed by a specially prepared welcome dinner.

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DANUBE DELTA

The Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a sanctuary for around 300 different bird species. This morning, board a small delta safari boat for an intimate exploration of the delta’s shimmering lagoons and narrow channels to witness the largest pelican colony at Sahalin lagoon. Return to the Amadeus Riva.

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HIRȘOVA & CONSTANTA

Embark on a leisurely visit to the small Romanian town of Hârșova. Cross the Black Sea’s golden sandy beaches as we head for a guided tour of Constanta. A walk into the city’s Old Town features sights of its prominent and historic buildings, including the Great Mosque, the Casino Constanta, and the Genovese Lighthouse. A short visit to the National Museum of History and Archaeology further reveals the city’s rich history and unique blend of cultures.

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VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

Pay a visit to Giurgiu before we cross the Danube to Ruse, where we begin our day excursion towards Veliko Tarnovo, Bulgaria’s oldest town. Upon arrival, pass by the fortress Zarewez, visit the 13th-century church of St. Peter and Paul, and enjoy some free time to explore this medieval city. Before returning to the boat, we continue to the nearby small town of Arbanassi, famous for its ornately painted churches, stopping at a typical Bulgarian restaurant along the way. We meet up with the Amadeus Silver II in Svishtov this afternoon.

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Utterly entrancing, the Danube, also known as the “river of kings” is lined with mysterious medieval castles, idyllic lush hillsides and beautiful ancient villages. Spot the face of Chief Decebalus carved onto the cliffs of the Romanaian side. Drift along the romantic blue waters into a narrow gorge surrounded by towering cliffs and cross the iconic Iron Gates that separate Serbia and Romania.

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BELGRADE, SERBIA

Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, is one of the oldest cities in Europe. Embark on a city tour and enjoy the impressive views over the river at the Kalemegdan Fortress. See such highlights as the National Museum, Terazije Square, and the Serbian parliament and marvel at the massive St. Sava Church. After a refreshment break at the Hotel Majestic, spend some free time exploring at your leisure.

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MOHÁCS & KALOCSA, HUNGARY

Let the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hungary fill your senses. Enjoy a leisurely morning of river cruising and take in the beauty of the Danube. After departing the tiny harbour town of Mohács following lunch, we drive into the Hungarian Puszta or Great Hungarian Plain. View the passing scenery dotted with villages and farmland. Stop to see local handicrafts and a demonstration of a local dance before visiting the House of Paprika. Our exploration of the Puszta continues with a visit to a traditional Hungarian ranch, where we enjoy a glass of local wine and watch a fantastic equestrian show. We join the ship late this afternoon in Kalocsa.

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The Danube flows through the heart of the city, dividing it into two parts: Buda on the western banks and Pest on the eastern. First, explore Pest, including its Great Market Hall, the splendid Hungarian State Opera, and the famous Heroes’ Square. Continue across into Buda, and take in the unforgettable view from Castle Hill before stopping at St. Matthew’s Church and Fisherman’s Bastion. After lunch, visit the Royal Palace of Gödöllö and see the spectacular ballroom with its beautiful marble stucco details. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board while cruising down Budapest’s illuminated skyline.

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BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

A full morning of sailing brings us to Bratislava, the capital of the young Slovakian Republic, by midafternoon. Our excursion passes St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Grassalkovich Palace before continuing up the hill to admire stunning, panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside. Afterwards, a guided walking tour leads us through the gorgeous Old Town to such sites as the Primatial Palace, the Academia Istropolitana, the Opera House, and Maximilian Fountain. Late this afternoon, we return to the boat and prepare for the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA

With an artistic and intellectual legacy shaped in part by former residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, Vienna is a magical city and capital of Austria. After arriving into Vienna this morning, we say goodbye to our lovely staff and bid farewell to the Amadeus Silver II. Today, we embark on a panoramic city tour and see Vienna’s top sights as we drive along the grand Ring Boulevard and stroll through the beautiful heart of this historic city. Dine at a local restaurant before checking into our hotel and enjoying an afternoon at leisure to rest or explore. Following dinner at the hotel, experience one of Vienna’s greatest performances: a classical music concert by the Vienna Mozart Orchestra at the Golden Hall in Musikverein, home of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra. This is sure to be a night of magic you won’t soon forget!

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SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE

Our final full day in Vienna begins with a visit to the famous 18th century Schönbrunn Palace, the Habsburgs’ former summer residence. Following lunch at a local restaurant, we visit the Museum of Fine Arts and discover the Kunstkammer Wien. In the evening, join your fellow travellers one last time and enjoy a farewell dinner at a typical Viennese Heurigen, famous for their comfortable atmosphere and fine wines.

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Today we bid “auf wiedersehen” to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

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Signature Inclusions on This Journey

In addition to our essentials, your journey includes our following signature inclusions:, 24/7 professional journey manager.

  • Will travel with you from Canada and handle every detail In addition to knowledgeable local guides

Memorable Private Excursions

  • Private excursions crafted by our team
  • All sightseeing & entrance fees included

Private Car Pick-up Service

  • Within a 200-kilometre radius, let your Journey begin in elegant comfort with a private chauffeured car to the airport

Generous Tips & Gratuities

  • For the porters, local guides, hotel staff & many more, paid by us on your behalf

Our essentials included with your Journey:

  • 9 nights on the MS Amadeus Riva II
  • 6 nights in outstanding hotels
  • All meals included (15 breakfasts, 13 lunches, 15 dinners)
  • Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner on board
  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Air Canada & Lufthansa
  • All taxes as well as port & service charges
  • “Whisper” radios included for use during excursions
  • Flights from select Canadian gateways for only $100
  • Other gateways & travel classes available
  • Porterage for one piece of luggage per person
  • Complete information & assistance leading up to your departure
  • Branded overnight carry-on or backpack

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Fares & Staterooms

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C4 — Haydn Deck

Located on the Haydn deck, these well-appointed cabins are the perfect place to relax following a day of exploring the Danube River.

  • Small Panoramic window
  • Choice of bed configuration (double or twin)
  • Flatscreen television
  • Spacious wardrobe
  • Private bathroom with spacious shower
  • Hair dryer, climate control & in-room safe

Double Occupancy

Single occupancy, c1 — haydn deck.

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B4 — Strauss Deck

Located on the Strauss deck, these cabins are the perfect combination of incredible panoramic views of the Danube River, as well as inspiring interiors.

  • Drop-down Panoramic window

B1 — Strauss Deck

A1 — mozart deck.

Located on the Mozart deck, these cabins are the perfect combination of incredible panoramic views of the Danube River, as well as inspiring interiors.

Mozart Suite on the MS Amadeus Silver II

Mozart Suite — Mozart Deck

The leisurely pace to river cruising reaches a new height when you stay in the Mozart suite. Whether you are lounging on the corner couch or walk-out balcony enjoy the pristine views of the Danube without having to leave the comfort of your own room.

  • Comfortable corner sofa
  • Walk-out exterior balcony
  • Walk-in wardrobe
  • En-suite bathroom & bathrobe

Prices are per guest in CAD, all taxes included.

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AUSTRIA, SLOVAKIA, HUNGARY, CROATIA, SERBIA, ROMANIA, AND BULGARIA

Sail down the Danube River stopping at some of Eastern Europe’s most fascinating cities—from Vienna and Budapest to Belgrade and Bucharest. Before setting sail, go sightseeing in Vienna, which features beautiful palaces and modern architecture. Then, depart on the ship to Bratislava, Slovakia where you’ll explore the sights around Old Town. The next stop down the river takes you into Hungary for a visit to Budapest. You’ll tour the city and then have a full day to discover sights at your leisure. Sail along the picturesque Drava River to Croatia for a day around Vukovar and then set your sights on Serbia, with stops at the charming cities of Novi Sad and Belgrade. Admire the stunning vistas as we cruise to Bulgaria, bringing you to Vidin. From Bucharest, we’ll travel to Brasov and nearby Bran where the highlight is the mystical Vlad Tepes Dracula’s Castle.

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Itinerary at a Glance

Tour Itinerary:

  • 10-night Danube Cruise to Vienna (Austria), Bratislava (Slovakia), Budapest (Hungary), Vukovar (Croatia), Novi Sad (Serbia), Belgrade (Serbia), Vidin (Bulgaria)
  • 2 nights in Brasov (Romania)
  • 1 night in Bucharest (Romania)

Tour Highlights

  • Hofburg Palace (Vienna)
  • St. Martin’s Cathedral (Bratislava)
  • Matthias Coronation Church (Budapest)
  • Gypsy Concert (On Board – Budapest)
  • Walking Tour with Concert (Vukovar)
  • Kalemegdan Fortress (Belgrade)
  • Authentic Serbian Lunch with plum brandy
  • Iron Gates Gorge
  • Baba Vida Fortress (Vidin)
  • Palace of Parliament (Bucharest)
  • Peles Castle
  • Brasov City Tour
  • Dracula’s Castle

Your Tour Includes

  • 10-night cruise on the Danube River
  • Two nights in a Brasov hotel
  • One night in a Bucharest hotel
  • 35 meals: 14 breakfasts, 9 lunches, 12 dinners plus 2 glasses of wine or beer with lunch and dinner on cruise
  • All on board activities, themed dinners, and special services including early riser breakfast, afternoon cakes & tea, 24/7 coffee station, late night snacks and entertainment each evening
  • Comprehensive sightseeing tours, shore excursions, onboard lectures, folklore performances, and concerts
  • Professional English-speaking Cruise Manager and local English-speaking guides throughout

Is this tour right for you? Find out What to Expect

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Note: Flights may not be available on all departures.

You can find more details on the Before You Depart page.

Day 1: Arrive Vienna (Austria)

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Welcome to Vienna, the splendid capital of Austria and the center of the Hapsburg Empire. Travelers should make their own way to our cruise ship for embarkation. This evening, we'll enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by an orientation briefing and reception and then dinner.

Day 2: Set Sail from Vienna

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Today, we'll explore Vienna's glorious past as we embark on an included panoramic tour that takes us along the Ring Boulevard, past Emperor Franz Josef's Hofburg Palace and the State Opera to the Cathedral of St. Stephen's. This afternoon is free for us to explore Vienna independently. Our Cruise Manager can assist us in arranging tickets for an optional concert or cultural performance. We'll set sail from Vienna late this evening.

Day 3: Bratislava (Slovakia)

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Welcome to Slovakia! This morning, our walking tour takes us to Bratislava's lovely city center, past St. Martin's Cathedral and the Primate's Palace. Our sightseeing ends with a walk through Old Town where we'll see Michael's Gate, Michael's Tower, the Main Square, Old Town Hall, and the Slovak National Theatre. We'll return to our ship for lunch and then enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore Bratislava at our own pace. Our dinner is back on board with the evening free to waltz the night away!

Day 4: Budapest (Hungary)

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We'll spend our morning cruising the Danube River to Budapest. This afternoon, our motorcoach tour of this lovely city includes some of the most popular sights: The Parliament Building, St. Stefan Cathedral, the Opera, the Square of Heroes, (the Millennium monument) and the town park with the Vajdahunyad Castle, etc. During our tour, we'll enjoy stops at the Square of Heroes, the Fisherman's Bastion and Gellert Hill. The rest of our evening is at leisure.

Day 5: Budapest (Hungary)

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Today, we have a full day at leisure to explore Budapest independently. Consider joining our Cruise Manager for an optional walking tour of downtown Budapest. Prior to dinner we can enjoy a short live concert of Hungarian Gypsy music performed in the lounge. This evening, we'll set sail and begin cruising to our next destination.

Day 6: Vukovar (Croatia)

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After breakfast this morning, we can head up to the sun deck to take in the beautiful vistas as we sail into Vukovar, Croatia. This afternoon, after entry formalities, we'll depart on our walking tour. Afterward, we can enjoy free time to explore the city at leisure before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day 7: Novi Sad (Serbia)

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Welcome to Serbia! When we wake up this morning, we'll say "hello" to Novi Sad, Serbia's lively university town. We'll be delighted by our walking tour through the town center and its gorgeous pedesrian-friendly nooks and corners dotted with restaurants and people-watching cafés. After our tour, we'll have free time to explore the charming streets or we can join an optional tour to the local winery for a wine, cheese, and honey tasting. This evening, we'll continue sailing towards Serbia's vibrant capital, Belgrade, also known as "White City."

Day 8: Belgrade

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We'll witness "new" Belgrade today as it rebuilds and once again warmly welcomes Western visitors. Located on a hill at the confluence of the Danube and Sava rivers, this ancient city dates back to the Roman Empire and was destroyed and rebuilt several times during its tumultuous history. This morning's tour of the city highlights includes the Kalemegdan Fortress, the imposing St. Sava Cathedral and the cobblestone bohemian quarter of Skadarlija. For lunch we will venture to an authentic Serbian restaurant, where you will meet a Serbian multi-generation family and enjoy a wonderful taste of Serbian home-made food, unlimited drinks, live music, and hospitality. We will return to the ship and after dinner, you'll be entertained by a local folklore ensemble featuring dancers and musicians dressed in colorful costumes.

Day 9: Sailing through the Iron Gates (Serbia)

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This morning, we'll savor the beautiful vistas while leanring about the fascinating history of the Balkans. After lunch, we'll enjoy one of the highlights of our voyage: passage through the impressive Iron Gates Gorge and the gigantic Djerdap Lock where the Danube surges down from the Carpathian Mountains. The views along the two-mile-long gorge are spectacular! This evening, we'll arrive in Vidin, Bulgaria, and enjoy a festive Captain's Farewell dinner on board.

Day 10: Vidin (Bulgaria)

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This morning, we'll embark on a walking tour of this delightful Bulgarian river port highlighted by a visit to the 13th-century fortress named "Baba Vida" ("Grandma Vida"), the best-preserved medieval fortress in the country. Afterward, we'll have some free time for strolling and shopping or we can consider joining the optional Belogradchik Rock excursion.

Day 11: Bucharest – Sinaia – Brasov

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Today, we'll disembark and depart by road for Sinaia, stopping to visit the magnificent Peles Castle, a former summer residence of the Romanian Royal Family. Afterward, we'll continue to Brasov, a medieval resort town set high in the scenic Carpathian Mountains.

Day 12: Dracula's Castle Excursion

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This morning, we'll enjoy a tour of Brasov including Town Square and the renowned Black Cathedral. Later, we'll continue to the nearby town of Bran where the highlight of our visit is a tour of the mystical Vlad Tepes Dracula's Castle. This afternoon is at leisure so we can explore lovely Brasov independently.

Day 13: Brasov – Bucharest

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After breakfast, it's time to check out of our hotel and board our bus for our leisurely 2-hour ride back to Bucharest for a half-day city tour prior to checking into our hotel. This evening, we'll enjoy a wonderful farewell dinner with live entertainment at one of the city's renowned restaurants.

Day 14: Depart Bucharest

Our tour comes to an end after breakfast this morning.

Guided Tour Pricing

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Travelers may choose to purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination. Please note this may change your tour start date.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement applies when not sharing a room. Select a date above to see the rates for that specific departure.

For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5:30 pm Eastern) at 1.800.337.7773 .

Reservations and Payments Reservations can be made online or by phone ( 1.800.337.7773 ) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $300 per person. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.

Featured Accommodations

Ms river sapphire.

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Refurbished in 2020, this 164-passenger premium vessel offers a casual and friendly ambiance. Cabins are spread over three decks with the lower deck featuring windows that do not open, and the middle and upper decks featuring floor to ceiling French balconies. While onboard, enjoy the restaurant, panorama lounge, sun deck, and fitness room. The onboard currency is the Euro and Visa and Mastercard are also accepted.

View Cabin Options and Deck Plans

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Eroilor Nr. 27 Brasov, Romania

Novotel Hotel

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Calea Victoriei 37B Sector 1 010061, Bucharest, Romania

Optional Tours

Enhance your trip with these optional tours. Indicated optional tours are available to pre-book when you reserve your trip and can be added to your reservation up to final payment. This is the best option to guarantee your spot on your preferred optional tour! Optional tours require a minimum number of participants. Optional tours are non-refundable unless they do not operate.

Some optional tours can be purchased in-destination and may cost extra. The payment methods and currency information to purchase tours in-destination will be provided on final documentation.

Classical Music Concert

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Day 2 Evening Tour. €79 per person

Quite rightfully, Vienna is often called the "Musical Capital of the World". Enjoy a concert in the heart of Vienna at Kursalon Wien, an exclusive and splendid building of the 19th century built in the Italian Renaissance style. In the very place where Johann Strauss used to direct his orchestra from the position of first violin, enjoy the essence of Vienna's classical music! The Salonorchester Alt Wien, one of the best-known interpreters of classical Viennese music, presents an evening full of Viennese charm with waltzes, polkas, arias and duets, as well as operetta and piano concerto melodies. Accompanied by excellent opera vocalists and our enchanting ballet soloists, Vienna's classical music reveals itself as a living firework display for all the senses.

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Walking Tour of Downtown Pest

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Day 5 Morning Tour. €20 per person

Join your Cruise Director for a delightful stroll down Vaci Utca, the city's main pedestrian promenade full of shops, cafes, and beautiful people! Your stops will include the Great Market Hall and Gerbeaud, the oldest sweet shop in Budapest which opened in 1858! Your tour ends with a delightful ride aboard an old-fashioned tram back to the docking location.

Krusedol Monastery & Wine Tasting

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Day 7 Afternoon Tour. €42 per person

Travel by motor coach through the Serbian countryside for a visit to Krusedol Monastery, located on the nearby mountain of Fruska Gora where more than 15 Serbian orthodox monasteries were built in medieval times. Well renowned for its fresco paintings dating from the early 16th century, the monastery is also a burial place for legendary personalities throughout Serbian history, such as King Milan Obrenovic and Duchess Ljubica. On the way back, stop in Sremski Karlovci, center of wine production in the region. Here we'll visit the Zivanovic family whose members have been producing their private label "Bermet" wine for over a century and whose products have been enjoyed by members of the Habsburg Monarchy as well as the Russian Tsars! Our hosts will welcome us to their large garden, including a wine cellar, and the "Museum of Honey". In this lovely ambiance we'll enjoy several varieties of wine including "Bermet", accompanied by their own organic honey!

Belogradchik Rocks

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Day 10 Afternoon Tour. €45 per person

Take the tour to the most famous natural phenomena in the region, Belogradchik Rocks. This rocky fairy-tale is spread from west to east and it is 30km long and 3km wide. The most attractive rocks are around the town and named as The Madonna, The Monks, The Rider, The Dervish, The Bear, Adam and Eve, The Castle, The Little Shepherd, The Mushrooms, The Lion and many others. The Belogradchik fortress is situated at an altitude of 610 m above sea level. Experience the memorable view from the top of the fortress.

Important Note: This tour is only recommended for active walkers, as it requires going up steps and slopes for a full experience.

What to Expect

Max group size: 24 travelers, activity level: level 1.

Expect most included touring to require walking and standing periods up to 3 hours at a time (up to 2 times per day) on easy terrain with some light stairs. Learn More

Pacing Level: Leisurely

Expect half-day tours most days with a free day in most cities to explore independently. There are few to no early mornings and/or long travel days by bus (don’t worry—there are always comfort stops!), and you may expect to stay in most accommodations for 4+ nights. Learn More

New in 2025: ETIAS Visa Waiver Required for U.S. Passport Holders

A valid passport is required for international tours. Effective for travel in 2025, U.S. passport holders are required to apply for an ETIAS visa waiver. Please visit our Passports & Visas page to learn more about any required actions, next steps, and additional costs.

The ship may dock in uneven terrain. Travelers may encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps, and significant slopes on the shore excursions.

For more detailed information about this tour and destination, visit our Before You Depart section.

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Danube River: Vienna to Bucharest

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This extraordinary journey from the Habsburgs’ imperial capital of UNESCO-inscribed Vienna to the captivating Black Sea features two nights in Romania’s elegant capital of Bucharest and a nine-night river cruise through the Iron Gates to discover the eastern Danube River Valley. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage-designated castles, palaces and squares of Budapest; Hungary’s fabled Puszta (plains); the young territories of Serbia and eastern Croatia; and the ancient land of Bulgaria. Enhance your experience with the Vienna Pre-Program and/or Transylvania Post-Program Options.

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  • Exclusively chartered, 13-day, 13-night voyage featuring two nights in Bucharest, Romania, and a nine-night luxury cruise along the fabled Danube River—one of the greatest river journeys in the world.
  • Visit seven countries (Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania) and five capital cities.
  • Experience the best of Eastern Europe during an ideal time of year on this exclusive land and river itinerary.
  • Cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates dividing the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains.
  • See the best of Eastern Europe during autumn, an ideal time of year to visit.
  • Vienna Pre-Program and Transylvania Post-Program Options.

Day 1 - Depart Home City

Day 2 - Vienna, Austria / Embark Amadeus Silver III

Day 3 - Bratislava, Slovakia

Day 4 - Budapest, Hungary

Day 5 - Kalocsa

Day 6 - Vukovar, Croatia / Novi Sad, Serbia

Day 7 - Belgrade

Day 8 - Donji Milonavac for Lepinski Vir / Cruise through the Iron Gates

Day 9 - Nikopol, Bulgaria / Veliko Târnovo / Ruse

Day 10 - Fetești, Romania for Constanța

Day 11 - Fetești / Disembark boat / Bucharest

Day 12 - Bucharest

Day 13 - Bucharest / Return to home city

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Amadeus Silver III

Exclusively Chartered Deluxe River Boat

• Only 84 stylish suites and staterooms, each with a river-view. • All meals are included on board the river boat, as well as wine and beer served with lunch and dinner. • Luxury amenities of a stylish deluxe hotel.

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Vienna Pre-Program Option

Vienna showcases an open‑air museum of splendid Baroque architecture in its historical center—a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the famous Ringstrasse, see this remarkable city’s most important landmarks. Visit Hofburg Palace and see the Gothic‑style Stephansdom (Saint Stephen’s Cathedral). Learn more about the Austrian Empire in Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Habsburgs’ summer estate. Accommodations are for two nights in the 5‑star InterContinental Vienna hotel

Romania, Sinaia, Peles Castle

Transylvania Post-Program Option

Extend your tour by three nights to explore the treasures of medieval Transylvania. Highlights include the 19th‑century Peles Castle; the imposing, 14th‑century Bran Castle (believed to have inspired the Dracula story); the Black Church in Brasov; the UNESCO World Heritage‑designated Sighisoara; and UNESCO‑inscribed Prejmer, the largest fortified church in southeast Europe. Spend two nights in the Aro Palace in Brasov and one night in the 5‑star InterContinental Athénée Palace Hotel Bucharest.

Pre- and Post-Program Options are available at an additional cost. Details will be provided with your reservation confirmation.

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A retired CIA intelligence officer, Jonna Hiestand Mendez served as a Chief of Disguise for the agency’s Office of Technical Services. During her 27-year career, her responsibilities included preparing the CIA’s most highly placed foreign assets to gather intelligence using espionage technology and techniques. With expertise in operational disguise and identity transformation, Jonna later focused her efforts in the most difficult and hostile areas, where she and her colleagues matched wits with the Soviet KGB, the East German Stasi and the Cuban DGI.

Over her career, Jonna has briefed presidents and prime ministers and has lectured extensively. In addition, she and her late husband Antonio Mendez co-wrote several books, including Spy Dust, Argo and The Moscow Rules .

A recent recipient of the Patriot Award from the Daughters of the American Revolution for “lifelong service to America in the defense of freedom,” Jonna is also a founding Advisory Board member of the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C.

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Program Itinerary

Day 1 departure.

Depart your home city for your flight to Vienna, Austria.

Day 2 Vienna, Austria

Arrive the next day in the capital city of Vienna, where you will embark the Amadeus Silver III. Attend the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Dinner this the evening.

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia

In Bratislava, enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town. See the Gothic 14th‑century St. Martin’s Cathedral and the elaborate Primate’s Palace, a breathtaking 18th century landmark. Stroll through St. Michael’s Gate, the only remaining portion of the city’s medieval fortifications.

Day 4 Budapest, Hungary

Start the day on the Buda side of the river to see Castle Hill and visit St. Matthias Church and the Fisherman’s Bastion. In Pest, see the Parliament Building, the second largest in Europe. At UNESCO‑inscribed Heroes’ Square, admire monuments honoring Magyar chiefs who established the Kingdom of Hungary. Along Andrássy Avenue, see the Hungarian State Opera House and the Chain Bridge that links Pest to Buda.

After dinner on board the ship this evening you will see the best of Budapest on a nighttime illumination cruise. Watch the city’s glittering historical landmarks light up the sky as they reflect off the Danube.

Day 5 Kalocsa

Enjoy a scenic drive through Hungary’s protected puszta and visit a farm to see a performance of Hungarian horsemanship. Learn about the history of paprika on your way to Kalocsa, where you will visit the Folk Art House and the Bishop’s Palace.

Day 6 Vukovar, Croatia / Novi Sad, Serbia

In Vukovar, see 18th‑century Eltz Manor and the iconic Grand Hotel, famously purchased by the city’s Labor Movement in 1919. Visit the Baroque Church of Saints Philip and James. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad’s Old Town to see the Name of Mary Church, Town Hall, and the 17th‑century Petrovaradin Fortress, nicknamed the “Gibraltar of the Danube.”

Day 7 Belgrade

Embark on a tour of Belgrade, featuring Terazije Square and Temple of St. Sava. Visit Kalemegdan Fortress and the famous “House of Flowers” museum dedicated to former Yugoslavia’s leader, Josip Broz Tito.

Day 8 Donji Milanovic / Iron Gates

Visit Lepenski Vir archeological site and museum to see the impressive exhibition center of Paleolithic artifacts. Later, enjoy spectacular views of the Danube Gorge and cruise past the Iron Gates.

Day 9 Nikopol, Bulgaria for Arbanasi and Veliko Tarnovo/Ruse

Visit Arbanasi’s perfectly preserved Konstantsaliev House, a unique, fortress‑like structure originally built at the end of the 17th century and reconstructed several times—today serving as an ethnographic museum. The next stop will be a visit to the Church of the Nativity before continuing to the city of Veliko Tarnovo, one of Bulgaria’s oldest settlements. Explore the historical center of this “City of the Tsars” and see the 12th-century Tsarevets Fortress.

Day 10 Constanţa, Romania

In Constanta Old Town, see the poet Ovid’s statue in Ovidiu Square, the Great Mahmudiye Mosque and the Orthodox Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul. Enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception on board this evening.

Day 11 Fetesti / Bucharest, Romania / Disembark the river boat

Your land tour in Bucharest begins with an authentic lunch at a local restaurant and a visit to the National Art Museum of Romania, located in the 19th century Royal Palace in Revolution Square.

Check in to the InterContinental Athénée Palace Bucharest.

Day 12 Bucharest

Today you will visit the immense Palace of Parliament, the world’s second largest administrative building, and the National Village Museum. The largest of its kind in Europe, this open-air ethnographic museum features a collection of 50 buildings representing the history and design of Romania’s rural architecture.

Enjoy a farewell reception at the hotel this evening.

Day 13 Bucharest / Return to home city

Check out of the hotel and transfer to the airport for a flight back to your home city.

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Discover the “City of Waltzes,” Austria’s elegant capital and European center of classical music. In Bratislava, view grand palaces from the Hapsburg era and delve into Budapest’s vibrant culture. Be captivated by lesser-known gems as you visit towns and cities across the Balkans. Explore Bucharest’s old-world charm, tree-lined boulevards and witness its socialist architecture. With visits to five capital cities, this 17-day voyage is sure to inspire.

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  • Embark on a remarkable cruise that takes you through six captivating countries: Austria, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania with stops in 9 unforgettable cities.
  • Wander through Vienna, renowned as a bastion of classical music and a historic imperial city in Europe.
  • In Bratislava, uncover a wealth of captivating sites including the National Theatre, St. Martin's Cathedral, Michael's Gate, the old town hall, and the awe-inspiring rock fortress.
  • Traverse Budapest's network of seven bridges, connecting the traditional cosmopolitan district of Buda with the lively Pest.
  • Explore quaint villages in Croatia and Serbia, genuine treasures of their rich historical heritage.
  • Marvel at the striking rock sculptures of the Iron Gates.
  • Introduction
  • Day 1 Vienna
  • Day 2 Vienna
  • Day 3 Bratislava
  • Day 4 Budapest
  • Day 5 Budapest
  • Day 6 Mohacs
  • Day 7 Vukovar and Novi Sad
  • Day 8 Belgrade
  • Day 9 Navigation
  • Day 10 Vidin
  • Day 11 Turnu Magurele

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Bucharest is Romania’s cultural capital. Its original fortress, the first of many, was built to protect the Walachian state from the Turks. Today, it is a city of elegant French-style boulevards, lush gardens and green expanses, including the tranquil Bucharest Botanical Garden. The historic Lipscani district exudes the old-world charms of cobblestone alleys, inns and shops. The sprawling Palace of Parliament is the world’s largest civilian building, said to contain 3,000 rooms.

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    Discover the "City of Waltzes," Austria's elegant capital and European center of classical music. In Bratislava, view grand palaces from the Hapsburg era and delve into Budapest's vibrant culture. Be captivated by lesser-known gems as you visit towns and cities across the Balkans. Explore Bucharest's old-world charm, tree-lined boulevards and witness its socialist architecture. With ...

  12. Scenic (15 Night Cruise from Vienna to Bucharest)

    17 Days Venice Valletta. Operated By: Scenic. From 22,873. Save 467. Book online and enjoy exclusive savings on Scenic's 16 Day Danube Delta Discovery beginning your journey in Vienna and travelling through to Bucharest. 2024 & 2025 season departures.

  13. Vienna River Cruises

    Vienna to Bucharest. FREE International Airfare*, Special Fares & $25 Deposit 17 days. 12 tours. 7 countries. $5,299 from. Learn More; PRICE & BUILD; Hide map Show map. ... Vienna River Cruises. The yuletide season transforms Vienna's beautiful squares into delightful Christmas markets. Festive lights illuminate the Old Town.

  14. Viking River

    In Bratislava, view grand palaces from the Hapsburg era and delve into Budapest's vibrant culture. Be captivated by lesser-known gems as you visit towns and cities across the Balkans. Explore Bucharest's old-world charm, tree-lined boulevards and witness its socialist architecture. With visits to five capital cities, this 17-day voyage is ...

  15. River Cruises Starting In Vienna

    River Cruises From Vienna Choose from 22 unique river cruises starting in Vienna, and travelling to Amsterdam, Basel, Bucharest, Budapest, Istanbul and more. December is the most popular month to join a river cruise from Vienna and you can select from 112 departures available from seven leading river cruise lines.

  16. Danube River Cruise

    Danube River Cruise, Europe River Cruise, Europe Cruise. EuroRiverCruises.com. Home: About Us : Itineraries: Destinations: Hot Specials: Our Fleet: About River Cruising: Sea Cruising: ... Danube River Bucharest to Vienna - 12 days 2010 Departures: 2010 Pricing: Bucharest to Vienna - 12 days : For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539 .

  17. 2024 Itinerary

    Discover the "City of Waltzes," Austria's elegant capital and European center of classical music. In Bratislava, view grand palaces from the Hapsburg era and delve into Budapest's vibrant culture. Be captivated by lesser-known gems as you visit towns and cities across the Balkans. Explore Bucharest's old-world charm, tree-lined boulevards and witness its socialist architecture. With ...

  18. Bucharest River Cruises Europe

    Enjoy river cruises Bucharest. Discover Bucharest's stunning countryside, spectacular cities and ancient towns. Explore Bucharest river cruises in style. Rivers; Oceans; ... Vienna to Bucharest. FREE International Airfare*, Special Fares & $25 Deposit 17 days. 12 tours. 7 countries. $5,299 from. Learn More; PRICE & BUILD; Hide map Show map.

  19. Danube Serenade: Romantic Journey from Vienna to Bucharest (Turnu

    With the River Cruise tour Danube Serenade: Romantic Journey from Vienna to Bucharest (Turnu Magurele) , MS Fidelio, you have a 11 days tour package taking you through Vienna, Austria and 8 other destinations in Europe. Danube Serenade: Romantic Journey from Vienna to Bucharest (Turnu Magurele) , MS Fidelio includes accommodation, meals and more.

  20. Passage to Eastern Europe

    See Bucharest's 3,000-room Palace of Parliament. Make <i>banitsa</i> bread with a home cook in Vidin. Explore Belgrade's Ottoman and European treasures, including the 6th-century Kalemegdan Fortress. View the Danube's towering Iron Gate. Witness Hungary's daredevil Puszta horsemen. Behold Budapest's grandeur. Once hidden behind the Iron Curtain, the eastern Danube still has secrets ...

  21. Bucharest River Cruises

    Bucharest is Romania's cultural capital. Its original fortress, the first of many, was built to protect the Walachian state from the Turks. Today, it is a city of elegant French-style boulevards, lush gardens and green expanses, including the tranquil Bucharest Botanical Garden. The historic Lipscani district exudes the old-world charms of cobblestone alleys, inns and shops. The ...