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Cruise the lovely blue Danube – no other river in the world flows through as many countries.
The Danube flows through much of Central and Southeastern Europe, from the Black Forest into the Black Sea. The Danube was once a long-standing frontier of the Roman Empire and today is the river running through the largest number of countries in the world. Originating in Germany, the Danube flows southeast passing through or bordering Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Romania, Bulgaria, Moldova and Ukraine before draining into the Black Sea.
Enjoy this fabulous cruise through history hosted by your favorite tour managers, Chris McCool and Deb Howard.
Your ship, the AMADEUS STAR, a masterpiece of engineering and ship design, joined the fleet in April 2019.
The 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 a comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out external balcony.
|Call for Cabin Availability||PRICING (based on double occupancy)*|
|Cruise only (category E) lower deck
Cruise only (category D) lower deck
Cruise only (category C) middle deck
Cruise only (category B) middle deck
Cruise only (category A) upper deck
Suite upper deck
Category D & E
Category C & B
|Prague Extension||$699* +$250 single supplement|
|Air from Indianapolis||$1,200 **|
|Deposit||$500 per person|
|Travel insurance||Call for quote|
|Click here for Amadeus Star deck plan|
** Air pricing available from other cities, please call.
Cancellation policy: if insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges will be assessed as follows: cancellation charges are per-person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:
(i)up to 180 days before departure: $100
(ii) 179-76 days before departure: $250
(iii) 75-60 days before departure: 75% refunded of full package price, less any non-refundable air, train or theater tickets
(iv) 59-30 days before departure: 50% refunded of full package price
(v) 29-15 days before departure: 25% refunded of full package price
(vi) 14 days or less before departure: no refund
Day 1 – Saturday, 10/29/2022 – To Budapest
Home Pick-up and overnight flight to Europe. (IFM)
Day 2 – Sunday, 10/30/2022 – To Budapest
Arrive in Budapest, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the ship. Board the Amadeus Star for your 7 night cruise. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. (D)
Day 3 – Monday, 10/31/2022 – Budapest
Morning City Tour of beautiful Budapest including the neo-Gothic Parliament building, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge, which connects the two sides of the city – Buda & Pest. Your afternoon is at leisure onboard or join the optional excursion to the countryside to Esztergom, Visegrad Castle, and the artists‘ town of Szentendre. (B,L,D)
Day 4 – Tuesday, 11/1/2022 – Bratislava
Awaken in Bratislava. On your City Tour, walk through the city, see the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, old city walls, summer residence of the archbishop, and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. Traverse the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, to impressive Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Bratislava is a little jewel along the Danube. Enjoy this great city at leisure this afternoon, or join an optional excursion to impressive Schloss Hof. (B,L,D)
Day 5 – Wednesday, 11/2/2022 – Vienna
Enjoy an included Vienna City Tour. See lavish Hofburg Palace, impressive Vienna Opera House, and the majestic Ringstrasse. Have an afternoon at leisure or join the optional to sumptuous Schoenbrunn Palace. (B,L,D)
Day 6 – Thursday, 11/3/2022 – Dürnstein
The romantic Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Austria. In the morning your ship docks in Dürnstein. Wander through this quaint village on your Walking Tour featuring a visit to the Dürnstein Abbey. This afternoon, if you wish to explore the wines of the Wachau Valley, join the optional Winery Visit and Tasting. (B,L,D)
Day 7 – Friday, 11/4/2022 – Linz / Passau
Arrive in Linz, where your vessel makes a short stop. Relax onboard or join the full day optional excursion to the Mozart town of Salzburg with lunch at a local restaurant. Also on the optional, visit Mondsee, from The Sound of Music. Late in the afternoon, the vessel arrives at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz Rivers, in the three-rivers city of Passau. This evening, celebrate at the Captain’s Gala Dinner.(B,L,D)
Day 8 – Saturday, 11/5/2022 – Regensburg
Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 AD. Enjoy a Regensburg Walking Tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This afternoon’s optional is an excursion to the Danube Gorge and Weltenburg Abbey with a Beer Tasting. A traditional Bavarian dinner is served as your ship departs for Passau. (B,L,D)
Day 9 – Sunday, 11/6/2022 – Fly Home
Transfer to the airport and fly home. (IFM)
Optional 2 night extension to Prague:
Day 9 – Sunday, 11/6/2022 – Prague
If you choose this option, motorcoach to Prague.
Day 10 – Monday, 11/7/2022
Enjoy an included City Tour with the afternoon at leisure before your included Farewell Dinner & Folklore Show. (D)
Day 11 – Tuesday, 11/8/2022 – transfer to the airport and fly home. (B, IFM)