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Get a feel for relaxed river cruising and sail through awesome scenery along the mighty Danube before discovering how history unfolded during leisurely stops in its cities, castles and vineyards.
- VIP door-to-door travel service
- 12 nights aboard the ship
- 35 meals: 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 12 dinners
- Optional travel insurance underwritten by Great Lakes Insurance SE, UK Branch and additional cancellation rights on overseas holidays for over 50s, or a price reduction if not required (cover is subject to medical questions)
- Return flights and transfers.
- Saga Cruise Assistant on board
- Complimentary Wi-Fi on board
- Wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on the ship
- Cocktail party and Saga dinner
- Vienna city tour
Day 1: UK to Budapest to Visegrad
Fly to Hungary's capital and transfer to the port where you will embark Amadeus Classic this afternoon and enjoy a welcome drink and dinner tonight. Your cruise begins as you head to Visegrád, where the ship will moor for the night.
Day 2: Visegrád to Esztergom
Spend the morning in Visegrád in Pest County on the Danube Bend. It's famous for the remains of an early Renaissance summer palace and the medieval citadel. Perhaps take a walk to the castle and find out why the hexagonal Solomon Tower built in 1258 once held Dracula!
Day 3 Bratislava
This morning, enjoy an included tourist 'road train' tour of the capital's highlights, including, the historical Old Town and Bratislava Castle. Another excursion this afternoon allows you to sample Slovakian wine and see examples of Majolica pottery.
Day 4: Vienna
You arrive in Vienna in the early hours. This morning, enjoy an included half-day tour of this dynamic city – steeped in imperial history, yet brimming with contemporary attractions and museums. Another excursion visit Schönbrunn Palace – a stunning former imperial summer residence. After dinner there is an optional excursion to a Strauss and Mozart concert before your ship departs Vienna in the early hours.
Day 5 Vienna to Krems to Weissenkirchen
Depart Vienna in the early hours. Arrive in Krems, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the architectural influences over the centuries can still be seen in the quaint narrow streets and 16th-century houses. Depart at lunchtime, arriving at Weissenkirchen in the beautiful Wachau Valley mid-afternoon.
Day 6 Linz
Amadeus Classic arrives in Linz around lunchtime. The city was founded by the Romans and became an important trading point. Explore the city where Hitler spent his youth and the great mathematician Johannes Kepler discovered the 'third law of planetary motion', on an optional tour this afternoon.
Day 7: Linz
Enjoy another day to soak up the vibrant atmosphere of this former European Capital of Culture which boasts attractions from past and present and a spectacular location where the Danube changes direction. Set sail again late tonight.
Day 8 Passau
Arrive in Passau, the 'Venice of Bavaria', this morning. It has a beautiful location at the meeting point of three rivers – the Danube, Inn and Ilz. The surrounding hills create a picture-postcard backdrop to the city’s towers, spires and red-roofed houses. Enjoy an optional walking tour with a local guide to the banks of the Danube.
Day 9 Melk to Durnstein
This morning you'll explore the historic town of Melk, a charming medley of architectural styles from across the centuries. Its jewel is the abbey which sits on a bluff above the town. This masterpiece of baroque architecture, with a lavishly decorated interior contains innumerable artistic treasures and can be visited on an optional tour. Later this morning, you'll cruise along the Danube to Durnstein, where you can take a self-guided tour.
Day 10: Vienna
You arrive in Vienna in the early hours and have the whole day at leisure. Your ship departs Vienna late tonight.
Day 11: Budapest
Three cities became one when Buda, Pest and Óbuda merged in 1873 and though unified are still very different in character. Arrive mid-afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure as you moor here for the next two nights.
Day 12; Budapest
There are magnificent sights for you to discover on your included half-day sightseeing tour, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle. Alternatively you may opt to join excursions to Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park Horse Farm. After dinner, enjoy a relaxing evening in anticipation of tomorrow's disembarkation.
Day 13 Budapest to UK
Disembark Amadeus Classic after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.
Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don't include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment's notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.
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