Across Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest
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Across Europe - Amsterdam to Budapest

2025

2024


AmsterdamBudapest

15 Days

Spanning 2,000 kilometers across Europe, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Budapest the “Queen of the Danube”, the castles lining the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers are testaments to the majesty of European history. The beauty of the Rhine with its castles and cathedral cities, the engineering feat of the Main-Danube canal and the wonders of the Danube River are all highlights along the way.

Traverse five countries (Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Slovakia & Hungary) with visits to numerous capital cities, while passing through the unique landscapes of the myth-enshrouded Lorelei, the “Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque UNESCO Wachau Valley region, and the Danube knee at Visegrad. Join us as we witness several hundred years of history in the heart of Europe.

Due to low clearance heights at bridges and locks on the river route between Frankfurt and Regensburg, access to the sun deck might be restricted for safety reasons.

Itinerary

Historic Amsterdam is the starting point of your European cruise. After embarkation, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail and Dinner. Sing along some sea shanties with a local choir this evening in the Panorama-Bar.

Stay Amsterdam

Over Night

Excursions

In the morning, enjoy a boat trip along the famous Amsterdam canals followed by a trip to the peaceful countryside of the Waterland region. Enjoy the waterside of historic fishing villages and stroll along the long stretch of eateries. Rejoin your ship in Utrecht for lunch.

Stay Amsterdam

Departure at 8:30am

Excursions

Stay Utrecht

11:30am - 12:30pm

In the morning, you will arrive in beautiful Cologne. Discover the highlights of the city on the guided city tour. End with a glass of typical Kölsch, a famed Rhineland beer. Nature lovers will enjoy the excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park, Germany’s first nature reserve, and to Drachenfels castle ruins. After an exciting day, return to the vessel to continue south along the river.

Stay Cologne

10:00am - 8:00pm

Excursions

The morning starts on a high note with the passage of the Lorelei in the Upper Middle Rhine Valley. At lunchtime, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a picturesque wine-making town in the Rhine Gorge. Discover the region’s rich history on a walking tour and admire the magical collection of instruments at the Music Cabinet Museum. Or choose to take a tram ride through the vineyards of Rüdesheim on the “Wine Express“, enjoy some fine wine and stroll along the quaint “Drosselgasse“.

Stay Ruedesheim

12:00pm - 3:00pm

Excursions

After a tranquil morning on board, join the afternoon excursion to Miltenberg and Wertheim. Miltenberg is a town flanked by the river Main and an incredible, forested hillside and features Miltenberg castle.

Continue to Wertheim and explore the medieval streets with their half-timbered houses and the unique glass museum. This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop.

Stay Miltenberg

2:00pm - 2:30pm

Excursions

Stay Wertheim

6:30pm - 7:00pm

Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish architecture, located in the center of the Franconian wine country. In the morning, experience the many beautiful sights of the town as well as the Residence, a Baroque palace. The tour concludes with wine tasting in the ancient wine cellar of a local vineyard. Relax on board this afternoon.

Stay Wuerzburg

9:00am - 1:00pm

Excursions

Spend the morning cruising the scenic Main river. After lunch, arrive in the imperial city of Bamberg, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings. It is ranked as one of Germany’s most attractive towns and is also the place to begin your crossing of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal.

Join a presentation about the canal which allows free flow of traffic between the North Sea and the Black Sea.

Stay Bamberg

1:00pm - 7:00pm

Excursions

The former imperial city of Nuremberg awaits you today with its turbulent history and sights. After breakfast, explore the city on the morning tour and admiring the romantic old town.

In the afternoon, learn more about World War II and the Nazi past at the Documentation Center of Nuremberg. Back on board, we will go to the European watershed separating the Main and Danube rivers.

Stay Nuremberg

7:30am - 5:00pm

Excursions

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Choose to uncover the secrets of this remarkable UNESCO Site during a walking tour. A special Bavarian themed evening celebrates this wonderful region.

Stay Regensburg

1:00pm - 10:00pm

Excursions

Arrive in time for lunch in the three-rivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. In the afternoon, join the city walking tour, which showcases the most enchanting sights of this historic city including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Back on board, enjoy dinner.

Stay Passau

12:00pm - 4:00pm

Excursions

In the early morning, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley. Spend the morning discovering this typical Lower Austrian town or travel across the river to Melk and its famous magnificent Benedictine abbey — the largest in Austria.

Back on board for lunch, continue through the vineyards of the Wachau to the village of Dürnstein. Take a guided afternoon tour in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets, and sample the local wines. Upon arrival in Vienna, opt for the “Sound of Vienna“ concert and listen to popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era at a local salon. The vessel remains overnight.

Stay Emmersdorf

6:30am - 11:30am

Excursions

Stay Duernstein

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Excursions

Stay Vienna

Arrival at 7:15pm

Excursions

Enjoy the sights of Vienna on the “Imperial Discovery tour“ tour, including the Ringstrasse, the Vienna State Opera House, the Museum Quarter and more. In the afternoon, venture to Schönbrunn Palace. Home to the Habsburg Royal family who ruled the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna wears its historic wealth and grandeur on its sleeve.

After a full day of exploration, enjoy a multicourse dinner on board.

Stay Vienna

Departure at 11:59pm

Excursions

Awaken today in the capital city of Bratislava, Slovakia. Join the walking tour of Bratislava and see the famous old town, the former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings and more. Later in the day, opt for an excursion to the Little Carpathian mountain range to a family-owned vineyard. Learn more about the local winemaking tradition, dating back to Celtic and Roman times.

Stay Bratislava

7:00am - 8:00pm

Excursions

With its neo-Gothic Parliament, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda castle and Chain Bridge, the Hungarian capital of Budapest is a perfect finale to your trip. This morning, explore the sites of the Hungarian capital Budapest on a city tour.

In the afternoon, food lovers can enjoy the alternate excursion for an authentic taste of Budapest, which starts at the market hall. On board this evening, enjoy a Hungarian folklore show as your vessel cruises the Danube to see this beautiful gem by night. Remain overnight in the “Queen of the Danube“.

Stay Budapest

Arrival at 8:30am

Excursions

After breakfast, the entire AMADEUS crew bids you farewell and wishes you a safe journey home.

Stay Budapest

Over Night

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

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Dates & Prices

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Inclusions

Suites & Staterooms

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view (except Amadeus Brilliant)
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in cabin
     

Gourmet Dining

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner
  • Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club
  • Welcome and Farewell Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
     

Voyage of Discovery

  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Variety of enriching onboard programs, including fascinating lectures, cooking demonstrations, local cultural performances, and music by our onboard musicians 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
    WiFi is avaliable throughout the vessel including staterooms
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only £ 419 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Amsterdam with canal trip and Holland waterland
  • Cologne walking tour and Kölsch tasting
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • Regensburg with brewery and beer tasting
  • Passau walking tour
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

Package B | for only £ 545 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Amsterdam with canal trip and Holland waterland
  • Cologne walking tour and Kölsch tasting
  • Rüdesheim with Music Cabinet Museum
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • Regensburg with brewery and beer tasting
  • Passau walking tour
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

Package C | for only £ 689 per person

  • Amsterdam with canal trip and Holland waterland
  • Cologne walking tour and Kölsch tasting
  • Rüdesheim with Music Cabinet Museum
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • The Documentation Center of Nuremberg
  • Regensburg with brewery and beer tasting
  • Passau walking tour
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest

Package D | for only £ 869 per person

  • Amsterdam with canal trip and Holland waterland
  • Cologne walking tour and Kölsch tasting
  • Siebengebirge and Drachenfels castle ruins
  • Rüdesheim Drosselgasse and its autentic Asbach brandy
  • Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum
  • Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting
  • Bamberg walking tour
  • Nuremberg - capital of Franconia
  • The Documentation Center of Nuremberg
  • Regensburg with brewery and beer tasting
  • Passau walking tour
  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • "Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Visit to Schönbrunn Palace
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • AMADEUS Taste: Wineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest

Amsterdam – Budapest

Unit Price

Shanty Choir on board

Included

Amsterdam with canal trip and Holland waterland

£ 71

Cologne walking tour and Kölsch tasting

£ 40

Siebengebirge and Drachenfels castle ruins

£ 74

Rüdesheim with Music Cabinet Museum

£ 30

Rüdesheim Drosselgasse and its autentic Asbach brandy

£ 42

Miltenberg and Wertheim with glass museum

£ 43

Würzburg walking tour with Residence and wine tasting

£ 63

Bamberg walking tour

£ 31

Nuremberg - capital of Franconia

£ 57

The Documentation Center of Nuremberg

£ 58

Regensburg with brewery and beer tasting

£ 48

Bavarian evening on board

Included

Passau walking tour

£ 22

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

£ 56

Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting

£ 43

"Sound of Vienna" classical concert (Cat. B)

£ 67

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

£ 42

Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

£ 65

Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

£ 52

AMADEUS Taste: Wineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region

£ 63

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

£ 43

AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest

£ 43

Evening cruise with folklore show on board

Included

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Train Station - Port £ 48

Airport - Amsterdam City Centre £ 57

Airport - Port £ 57

Budapest (Hungary)

Port - Train Station £ 30

Port - Airport £ 52

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