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14 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow & Budapest


River Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Warsaw, Munich-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Warsaw
    • 2 nights Krakow
    • 1 night Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard an exclusive charter of the Deluxe MS Amadeus Royal
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers & port fees
  • 27 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 9 dinners
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager & cruise director
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Wireless audio system for excursions

Special Features

  • Royal Route, Warsaw
  • Wawel Castle, Krakow
  • Vienna City Tour
  • Nuremberg City Tour

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise director for every 40 passengers
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

DAY 1, Monday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Poland. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital and cultural center of the country. Transfer to the hotel; the remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight, join your tour manager for a briefing on the fascinating journey that awaits you. Afterward, a welcome drink and dinner celebrates your arrival in Warsaw
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Warsaw City Tour
Today's introduction to the bustling metropolis of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit glorious Lazienki Park, built in the 17th century, one of the jewels of the city. Here, view the large bronze statue of Frederic Chopin, the famed Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, born in a small village in Warsaw. Continue along the beautiful Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences. Arrive at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto; stop at the inspiring Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Walk through the Old Town with its cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle, former residence of Polish kings, lovingly restored after its destruction during World War II; its decorations feature salvaged works of art from the old castle. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to discover the Old Town on your own
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Depart Warsaw and travel south to Czestochowa, known for the famous Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Czestochowa to visit the shrine as it is said to have miraculous powers. After the visit, continue to Krakow, former residence of the Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Return to the hotel in Krakow for dinner and overnight
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Krakow City Tour & Auschwitz
Morning tour of medieval Krakow begins at the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Continue to the former Jewish district, with its ancient synagogues and main square of the former ghetto. View the remaining walls of the ghetto and Oscar Schindler's factory, made famous in the movie Schindler’s List. Continue to the Old Town and to lively Market Square. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church with its tall brick tower overlooking the square and the Renaissance Cloth Hall where traders offer a variety of wares as their predecessors did many generations ago. This afternoon journey to the town of Oswiecim where the Nazis built Auschwitz, their largest concentration and death camp. The stories of those who were sent there, and who perished in this place, emphasize the scope of Hitler’s extermination efforts. After an introduction and historic film, the solemn visit includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. Stop at the former Birkenau Extermination Camp before returning to Krakow
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
Today drive through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and the city of Budapest in the late afternoon. Often called “The Paris of the East,” Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful cities. Time to relax before tonight’s fun-filled optional tour. Travel to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you’ll be entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live gypsy music
Optional: Hungarian Dinner and Show (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Budapest City Tour & Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure, or participate in the optional tour that traces the rich Jewish heritage of Budapest. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue, which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest. This Moorish-style building is Europe’s largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the inspiring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum. In the afternoon, the city tour begins in Pest; view the Parliament, Royal Palace and Heroes' Square. Cross the Danube over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda Hills to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fishermen’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then continue to the port to embark your cruise. Tonight, a gala welcome dinner sets the mood for your delightful river cruise. The ship will set sail at 10pm. Bon Voyage!
Optional: Budapest Jewish Interest Tour (AM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Bratislava City Tour
This morning, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat sails along the scenic Danube. After lunch on board, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin's Cathedral, coronation site of the Kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colorful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail just before midnight
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Vienna City Tour
Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the “City of Music” at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Melk Abbey
This morning, arrive in the Bavarian village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning and relax on board as the boat cruises through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Afternoon in Passau
Today presents a wonderful opportunity to join the optional full day tour to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including the Mirabella Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. If you choose to remain on board, the boat docks in 2500-year-old Passau in the afternoon with opportunity to explore the city independently. Well known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade, Passau is a Bavarian town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Regensburg
Optional: Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Regensburg City Tour
Arrive in Regensburg this morning, one of German’s largest and best preserved medieval cities designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city’s stunning architecture as we view the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, and the Porta Pretoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Return to the boat or spend the afternoon at leisure discovering the delights of Regensburg on your own. Tonight, after dinner, the boat sets sail for Nuremberg
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Nuremberg City Tour
This morning, relax on board as the ship cruises through the Main-Danube Canal. Arrive after lunch in Nuremberg, an energetic city with a visible history of almost one thousand years. Today's guided excursion begins at the historic Palace of Justice where the War Crimes Tribunal met in 1946 and continues to the vibrant Market Square where Germany’s most famous Christmas Market is held. After the tour, time to stroll through the shops on your own before returning to the ship for the Captain's farewell dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Depart for the USA
This morning transfer to the airport in Munich for your departure flight. The Munich airport is approximately a 2 hour drive from the port. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

Radisson Blu Centrum Hotel, Warsaw

This deluxe class hotel is located in the center of the business, cultural, and tourist areas of Warsaw, at the crossroad of Jana Pawla II Avenue and Grzybowska Street.

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Marriott Hotel Warsaw, Warsaw

This deluxe hotel is situated nearby the Palace of Culture and Science.

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Radisson Blu Hotel Krakow, Krakow

This deluxe hotel is centrally located in the business and cultural district of Krakow.

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Andels Hotel, Krakow

This first class hotel is centrally located in beautiful Old Town Krakow near to Main Train Station.

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Intercontinental Budapest, Budapest

This deluxe hotel has magnificent views of the Danube River.

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Radisson Blu Beke, Budapest

This first class hotel is near the city center, a short walk to shopping, historic sights and theaters.

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Amadeus Royal,

The MS Amadeus Royal has 68 spacious outside cabins and 4 suites each fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and satellite color TV.

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Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

Wilanow Palace

Day #3 01 Jan 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $45
This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. Our tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanov was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobiesky. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

Wieliczka Salt Mine

Day #4 01 Mar 2014 - 30 Nov 2014         $66
Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally.

Please Note: The tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Dinner & Show in Budapest

Day #6 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $89
Travel this evening to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you’ll be energetically entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live gypsy music.

Budapest Jewish Interest Tour

Day #7 21 Apr 2014 - 03 Jun 2014         $65
05 Jun 2014 - 23 Sep 2014         $65
25 Sep 2014 - 07 Oct 2014         $65
09 Oct 2014 - 14 Oct 2014         $65
This tour highlights the many different aspects of Budapest's rich Jewish heritage. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest and Europe. This Moorish style building is Europe's largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum.

Schonbrunn Palace Tour

Day #9 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $59
Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured and aromatic gardens.

***Tours operating from Nov 23 - Dec 26 will include the Schonbrunn Christmas Market

Classical Viennese Concert

Day #9 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $73
Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz. The chamber orchestra is accompanied by a professional dance performance, recalling the golden age of the 19th-century Viennese ballrooms.

Tour of Salzburg

Day #11 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $105
Enjoy a full-day excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including Mirabella Palace, the house where Mozart lived, Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter's Cemetery. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, and then there will be time to explore the streets of Salzburg on your own before returning to the boat.

Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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2014 Dates & PricesLand/Cruise OnlyAir & Land/Cruise
May 5 (Sold Out)$30094139
May 19 (Sold Out)$35094799
Jun 2$36095139
Jun 16$35095079
Jun 30 (Sold Out)$32094809
Aug 25 (Sold Out)$35094739
Sep 8$36094809
Sep 22$34094629
Oct 6$31094289
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*Not Included:
Optional shore excursions and gratuities.


Additional Information:
Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

Passengers returning from Munich on Day 14 should select flights that depart no earlier than 11:00 am. The Munich airport is approximately a 2 hour drive from the Nuremberg port.

Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.


Accommodation Details:
Apr 7 departure: some passengers will be accommodated at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw in Warsaw.

Jun 2 and Jun 16 departures: some passengers will be accommodated at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw in Warsaw and the Andels Hotel in Krakow.

Sep 18 departure: some passengers will be accommodated at the Marriott Hotel Warsaw in Warsaw, the Andels Hotel in Krakow and the Radisson Blu Beke in Budapest.


Entry Requirements:
Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.




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