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Amadeus Silver II

Classical Danube Cruise from Passau to Budapest (8 Days)

The Amadeus Silver II launched in April 2015 and continues the success of its sister vessel as well as implementing both new and familiar concepts including the outdoor glass-shielded ‘River Terrace’ and Cafe Vienna. Measuring 135 feet in length, the ship is substantially larger than the rest of the fleet allowing for more spacious cabins and innovative new facilities. There are 84 spacious cabins furnished to a very high standard and a range of amenities including fitness room, hairdressers, sun deck with Lido bar, golf putting green, giant chess and shuffleboard.

 

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Embark

Embark in Passau at 16.00hrs.

Day 1: Passau

Board your luxurious Amadeus cruise ship in Passau this afternoon. There will be time to settle in to your stateroom or suite before a Welcome Cocktail and your Welcome Dinner on board. The ship departs in the early evening.

Day 2: Regensburg

This morning's port of call is Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities and this morning's optional city walk will introduce you to the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria. In the afternoon you may wish to take an excursion to Weltenburg Monastery. Returning to the ship, there will be a rousing Bavarian Evening on board tonight.

Day 3: Passau - Linz

Returning to Passau you have the chance to explore the city on an informative optional walking tour. Alternatively you may choose to take an optional full day excursion to Salzburg and the mountains and lakes region of the Salzkammergut, returning to meet the ship in Linz in the late afternoon. In Linz there us the chance to join a walking tour of the city before dinner back on board.

Day 4: Emmersdorf - Weissenkirchen - Vienna

The ship arrives in Emmersdorf early today and from here you can take an optional tour of the scenic Wachau region, incorporating a visit to the impressive Benedictine Abbey at Melk and a wine tasting session. Rejoin the ship in Weissenkirchen where you can enjoy some free time. Late afternoon the ship sets sail for Vienna, arriving in the evening.

Day 5: Vienna

Wake in Vienna this morning and choose from a variety of optional excursions. You may opt for a morning city tour, showcasing all the main attractions such as the State Opera, the Hofburg Palace and St Stephen's Cathedral. Later today you may wish to visit Schönbrunn Palace or spend the afternoon exploring independently. This evening you have the chance to attend an optional classical concert by a Viennese orchestra'Sound of Vienna' - a truly memorable experience.

Day 6: Bratislava

Today your cruise continues towards the Slovakian capital, Bratislava. You may choose to join the optional sightseeing tour, which reveals the city's impressive history. This afternoon's optional excursion brings you to the Imperial Schlosshof Palace, a magnificent Baroque complex immensely rich in culture and heritage. Return to the ship and prepare for the Captain's Gala Dinner.

Day 7: Esztergom - Budapest

This morning arrive in Esztergom, where may join an optional excursion to the small artists' settlement of Szentendre. Continue to the Hungarian capital, Budapest in the afternoon and join an optional city tour which leads you to historic Buda Castle, from where you have a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest, spread over both banks of the river. Your tour also features the 500-year-old Matthias Church, St. Stephen's Basilica, the Fishermens Bastion and the Royal Palace. This evening enjoy a scenic evening cruise along the Danube, 'Budapest by Night', with a Hungarian folklore group to entertain you.

Day 8: Budapest

Your Classical Danube Cruise comes to an end this morning as you disembark in Budapest after breakfast.

Disembark

Disembark in Budapest.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board the ship
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant
  • Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating
  • 24 Hour coffee station
  • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions with every dinner on board
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Welcome dinner
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment with lectures, cooking demonstrations, onboard music performances and
  • nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • Complimentary use of bicycles
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual cruise director
  • Port taxes and local taxes
  • Modern wireless audiosystem for all excursions during the cruise

Excludes

  • International travel and transfers
  • Optional excursions (please ask for details of our optional excursion packages to complement your cruise itinerary)
  • Gratuities
  • Passport and visa requirements
  • Insurance and medical expenses
  • Personal expenses and onboard purchases
  • Beverages other than those already mentioned
 

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