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Scenic Danube River Cruise - 2018

Departs: 10/22/2018 Returns: 11/2/2018

Including Budapest, Vienna & Prague

12 Days | All Airfare Included

Explore the history and culture of the beautiful Blue Danube from our privately chartered, luxurious Amadeus Cruises <em>Amadeus Silver.</em>
Scenic Danube River Cruise - 2018 Image 1

Daily Itinerary Items

Day 1: Fly to Hungary
Our trip begins with an overnight flight to Hungary.

Day 2: Budapest
We arrive in Budapest and check-in to our stunning hotel ideally located within walking distance of historical landmarks, our accommodations are perfect for both exploration and relaxation. Tonight, we join together at a local restaurant to enjoy authentic gypsy music at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner. D

Day 3: All Aboard!
After breakfast, we depart for a tour of Budapest, known as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. We view the Parliament building, Millennium Monument in Hero's Square, and the neo-Renaissance Opera House. Highlights include the towering dome of St. Stephen's Basilica, the Royal Castle Hill district and the seven stone towers of the fisherman's Bastion, symbolizing the leaders of the country's conquering tribes. This afternoon we board the luxurious Amadeus Silver. This evening we enjoy a special Welcome Reception & Voyage Dinner followed by an illumination cruise of Budapest. B,D

Day 4: Szentendre & Esztergom 
Awake to sweeping views of the river as we glide along the Danube’s famous waters. Enjoy the splendor of the vessel as you sip your morning coffee at the Café Vienna or take in the sublime landscapes from the River Terrace. We go ashore this afternoon and discover the artists’ village of Szentendre, see the imposing ruins of Visegråd and visit Esztergom, home to one of the largest basilicas in Europe. B,L,D

Day 5: Bratislava
We arrive in Bratislava for a delightful city tour. Bratislava Castle, standing on the Little Carpathian mountain range provides panoramic views of three countries simultaneously; Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. We continue to Austria where we are guests at the Kursalon, one of Vienna's most enchanting buildings. Listen as the Alt Wien orchestra plays waltzes and famous concert melodies. B,L,D

Day 6: Vienna
The grand sights of Vienna await us today as we tour the historic city centre. Gaze over the famous Gothic St. Stephen's Cathedral, the quirky Expressionist house known as Hundertwasserhaus and the former imperial Hofburg Palace. After lunch, become enchanted with Schönbrunn Palace. Boasting a staggering 1,441 opulent rooms and charming gardens, this palace is known as one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Tonight enjoy music provided by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar or pamper yourself in the massage room. B,L,D

Day 7: Melk
Melk is located in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is internationally famous for its delicious wine and fruit. We tour the Baroque style Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Visit the modern Abbey Museum and tour the Prelature Hall, the Marble Hall and the world-famous Abbey library known for its extensive historical manuscript collection. B,L,D

Day 8: Linz & Passau
Learn about Linz, Austria, once acknowledged as a European Capital of Culture. Step into dazzling St. Mary's Cathedral; visit the Brucknerhaus, a renowned concert hall; and make time to try a Linzer torte. The afternoon takes us into Germany and the city of Passau. We walk the City of Three Rivers, and take in the Baroque masterpiece, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring the largest cathedral organ in the world. B,L,D

Day 9: Regensburg & Weltenburg Abbey
We arrive at Regensburg, Germany, and make our way to the Hall of Liberation, an awe-inspiring building fashioned after the Parthenon in Athens. After, we board an excursion boat and travel to the Benedictine Abbey of Weltenburg. The monastery, founded about 620 AD, is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. We tour abbey church and taste the famous dark beer of Weltenburg, the oldest monastery brewery in the world. This evening we enjoy the Captain's Gala Dinner. B,L,D

Day 10: Cesky Krumlov
Discover one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic. The medieval village of Cesky Krumlov dates back to 1240 and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city including views of Krumlov Castle. We arrive in Prague this evening and check-in to a luxurious hotel. B

Day 11: Prague
Learn why Prague is one of the best-preserved medieval cities with a walking tour. Observe Saint Vitus Cathedral, the architecture of the Royal Palace, historical churches and panoramic views. This evening enjoy a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner including the welcome drink, Medovina, a sweet mead of Moravian honey, followed by a traditional menu and music. B,D

Day 12: Return Home
We board our flight home, filled wit hamazing memories of our incredible European adventure!;B

B - Breakfast; CB - Continental Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner; T - Tea

Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes
All airfare, taxes & fuel surcharges
All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes and fuel surcharges (minimum value of $165 per person)
• Holiday Vacations Tour Director
• Baggage handling at hotels & aboard ship
• Hotel and cruise ship transfers
• $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

25 Excellent Meals Featuring
• Welcome Dinner at with authentic gypsy music
• All meals aboard ship
• Farewell Dinner with folklore show

All Accommodations Featuring
1 night in Budapest
2 nights in Prague

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits
7 nights aboard the Amadeus Silver
• Included daily shore excursions (minimum value of $450 per person)

Ports of Call
Budapest, Hungary
Szentendre/Esztergom, Hungary
Bratislava, Slovakia
Vienna, Austria
Melk/Emmersdorf, Austria
Linz , Austria
Passau, Germany

Attractions & Highlights
City tour of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Passau, Cesky Krumlov & Prague
St. Stephen s Cathedral in Budapest
Fisherman s Bastion
Evening Illumination Cruise in Budapest
Bratislava Castle
Schönbrunn Palace
St. Stephen s Cathedral in Vienna
The Sound of Vienna concert at Kursalon Vienna
Melk Abbey
Hall of Liberation
Weltenburg Abbey

Tour Pricing

Category - Occupancy Price (Per Person)
Airport Haydn Deck - Double $5399
Airport Haydn Deck - Single $6799
Airport Mozart Stateroom - Double $6799
Airport Mozart Stateroom - Single $8899
Airport Mozart Suites - Double $7699
Airport Mozart Suites - Single $10499
Airport Strauss Deck Aft - Double $6099
Airport Strauss Deck Aft - Single $7699
Airport Strauss Deck Forward - Double $6299
Airport Strauss Deck Forward - Single $8099

Final Payment Date: 7/19/2018

Guaranteed Airport Departure Cities

All tour prices include airfare from the guaranteed airports listed below. Additional cities, including flights from states not listed, are availible on request. Additional fees may apply. for more information, please call 1-800-826-2266 and one of our friendly Tour Consultants will be happy to assist.


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Little Rock, Fayetteville


Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, San Francisco





District of Columbia

Washington D.C.


Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Fort Myers, Jacksonvillle, Orlando, Tallahassee, Tampa/St. Petersburg, West Palm Beach






Chicago, Moline/Quad Cities


Indianapolis, Evansville, Fort Wayne, South Bend


Des Moines, Cedar Rapids




Louisville, Lexington


New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport






Detroit, Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Saginaw


Duluth, Minneapolis/St.Paul, Rochester


Jackson, Gulfport/Biloxi


St.Louis, Kansas City, Springfield/Branson


Billings, Bozeman, Missoula


Omaha, Lincoln


Las Vegas

New Jersey


New Mexico

New York

New York City, Albany, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse

North Carolina

Charlotte, Greensboro, Raleigh/Durham

North Dakota

Fargo, Bismark, Grand Forks


Cleveland, Cincinnati, Columbus, Dayton


Oklahoma City, Tulsa




Philadelphia, Allentown, Harrisburg/Middleton, Pittsburgh

South Carolina

Charleston, Greenville/Spartanburg

South Dakota

Sioux Falls, Rapid City


Nashville, Knoxville, Memphis


Houston (IAH) George Bush InterContinental Airport, Austin, Dallas/Ft.Worth, San Antonio


Salt Lake City


Norfolk, Richmond


Seattle/Tacoma, Spokane

West Virginia



Milwaukee, Appleton, Eau Claire, Green Bay, Madison, Central WI/Wausau/Mosinee


Tour prices are guaranteed and include airfare, federal taxes, airport security charges, airline segment fees, airport passenger facility charges and fuel surcharges, if applicable. International airfare also includes applicable airport fees and taxes assessed by individual countries. Airline luggage fees are an additional charge and are payable directly to the airlines at check in.


Seat assignments are controlled by the airline. We will no longer solicit requests and seating cannot be guaranteed by Holiday Vacations


PLease be advised that some commercial airlines offer reduced award miles to travelers booked on a group reservation. Holiday Vacations is happy to submit your frequent flyer number to the airlines, but makes no guarantee that full mileage will be awarded.


Departue cities are subject to change due to limited or discontined airline service. The availablility of airline seats may be limited from each departure city. Holiday Vacations reserves the right to provide ground transportation to or from a larger or alternate airport.


You may request a departure from a city not listed. Holiday's air department will determine the feasibility of your request and advise you of any additional cost, if applicable.


You may request a land only price. If the tour is purchased as land only, it will be your responsibility to meet the group at the arrival airport at the time designated by Holiday Vacations. If you prefer, you can join the tour at the first night's hotel. Taxi or other airport transfer costs are not included for independant arrival or departure.

Itinerary ID:47210946 | Tour Code: CRDL1022183
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