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Amadeus Queen, 1200 Miles on Beautiful Blue Danube ex Vienna to Bucharest

9 Night Cruise sailing from Vienna to Bucharest aboard Amadeus Queen.

Departs
Wednesday, 29th July 2020
Ship
Amadeus Queen
Luftner Cruises
Pricing is From and Per Person
Cabin Twin Triple Quad Single
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9 Night Cruise sailing from Vienna to Bucharest aboard Amadeus Queen.

This is a special cruise program with many unforgettable highlights, including seven countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania) and five world famous capital cities (Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest). A particular scenic highlight of this trip is the cruise through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains.

The journey to kilometer zero, at the estuary of the Danube where it meets the Black Sea, and the visit to the Danube Delta with its amazing wildlife and scenery will remain unforgettable experiences. The trip is rounded off by a stay in Bucharest, the legendary Romanian capital full of history and tradition. The cruise can be booked either from Vienna to Bucharest or in the opposite direction, from Bucharest to Vienna.

Highlights of this cruise:

Vienna
Vienna is a unique blend of the historic and the modern with a wealth of architecture and artistic and musical heritage. Many of the world’s most important composers, including Beethoven and Mozart, have lived and performed behind Vienna’s Baroque façades. In addition to this Baroque splendor, there are excellent examples of Art Nouveau architecture .

The heart of Vienna is the Innerestadt where some of Vienna’s most popular tourist attractions can be found, along with pedestrianized streets lined with countless shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. The center point is the Graben (literally ‘moat’), which is a wide square lined with shops and pavement cafés under large umbrellas. Following the demolition of the city walls in 1857, the Ringstrasse was laid out and some of Vienna’s most beautiful buildings were built along it, between 1858 and 1865. Among the most important are the Staatsoper (State Opera House), Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts), Naturhistorisches Museum (Natural History Museum), Parlament (Parliament), Rathaus (City Hall) and Burgtheater.

Budapest
Budapest is the capital of Hungary. As the largest city of Hungary, it is the country's principal political, cultural, commercial, industrial, and transportation centre. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, its extensive World Heritage Sites includes the banks of the Danube, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, Heroes' Square and the Millennium Underground Railway, the second oldest in the world. Other highlights include a total of 80 geothermal springs, the world's largest thermal water cave system, second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building.

Most of Budapest's famous sights are concentrated on Castle Hill on the Buda side, in downtown Pest and along the riverside walkways. The main sights on Castle Hill are the Royal Palace, the National Gallery, the Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. In downtown Pest the main sights are the Parliament Building, St Stephen’s Basilica, the Great Synagogue and the Jewish Museum and the Eötvös Loránd University.

Budapest is also known for its many hot and thermal springs. Budapest has 118 hot springs that supply the city’s many bathhouses and spas with warm therapeutic spring water. Such was the reputation of its springs that in 1934, the Budapest was declared the “City of Springs.”

Vukovar
Vukovar is a city in eastern Croatia, and the biggest river port in Croatia located at the confluence of the Vuka river and the Danube. the city has a long cultural history, today it is most noted for its fate during the war in the early 1990's in the former Yugoslavia and often called "The Hero Town". It has been last and the only town in the Europe completely devastated since WWII.

Among a number of attractive buildings, severely damaged in the recent war, the most interesting are the Eltz Manor of the Eltz noble family from 18th century, Baroque buildings in the centre of the town, the Franciscan monastery, the parish church of St. James, the Serbian Orthodox church of St Nicholas, and the birth house of the Nobel prize winner Lavoslav Ružička.

Bucharest
Bucharest is the capital city, cultural, industrial, and financial centre of Romania. It is the largest city in Romania, located in the southeast of the country, and lies on the banks of the Dâmbovița River. The city boasts wide, tree-lined boulevards and a mix of historical (neo-classical), interbellum (Bauhaus and Art Deco), Communist-era and modern architecture. It also features a broad range of convention facilities, educational facilities, cultural venues, shopping arcades and recreational areas.

Bucharest has a large number of landmark buildings and monuments. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Palace of the Parliament. Others include the Arcul de Triumf, the Memorial of Rebirth, and the Romanian Anthenaeum. Other cultural venues include the National Museum of Art of Romania, Museum of Natural History "Grigore Antipa", Museum of the Romanian Peasant (Muzeul Ţăranului Român), National History Museum, and the Military Museum.

The Old Center is worth a visit. It features an assortment of middle 19th century buildings, ruins of the Wallachian princes' medieval court, churches, bank headquarters, a few hotels, clubs, restaurants and shops. Narrow cobblestoned streets retain the names of the ancient guilds that resided on them.

Cruise Itinerary
Date Activity Arrive Depart
29/07/20 Vienna, Austria
30/07/20 Vienna, Austria 02:00 AM
30/07/20 Bratislava, Slovakia 07:00 AM 11:00 PM
31/07/20 Esztergom, Hungary 07:00 AM 08:30 AM
31/07/20 Budapest, Hungary 12:00 PM 09:00 PM
01/08/20 Mohacs, Hungary 07:00 AM 09:00 AM
01/08/20 Vukovar, Croatia 02:30 PM 10:00 PM
02/08/20 Belgrade, Serbia 08:00 AM 11:00 PM
03/08/20 Iron Gate, Romania, Serbia
04/08/20 Svishtov, Bulgaria 07:00 AM 08:00 AM
04/08/20 Giurgiu, Romania 12:30 PM 01:15 PM
05/08/20 St Gheorge, Danube Delta 10:00 AM 03:00 PM
06/08/20 Fetesti, Romania 09:00 AM 09:30 AM
06/08/20 Bucharest, Romania overnight
07/08/20 Bucharest, Romania
Itinerary may vary by sailing date and itineraries may be changed at the cruise lines discretion. Please check itinerary details at time of booking and before booking other travel services such as airline tickets.

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