Embark on the amazing adventure of a lifetime starting in Budapest, and explore exciting cities and towns across Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. On this five-star river cruise experience, the heart of Europe comes to life showcasing its culture, history, customs, and welcoming people at every turn. Here, unending opportunities to discover the magic of the region are yours as you sail up the Danube towards Passau. Delve into enchanting destinations with insightful sightseeing excursions to places including: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Regensburg, and Passau. Coupled with the stylish comfort, boutique hotel ambiance, delicious cuisine, and ultimate convenience offered by sailing on an upscale river cruise vessel, each off-the-beaten path town or popular destination along the Danube awaits with memories you'll cherish for a lifetime!

The 'AMADEUS Silver II' is the second 135m vessel in the AMADEUS fleet and will continue the success of its sister vessel as well as implementing both new and familiar concepts: The public areas popular with the passengers, for example the classic 'Cafe Vienna' and outdoor glass-shielded 'River Terrace', have been incorporated into the planning of the new boat. The cabin design plans are a new and forward-thinking part of the company's premium focus: the original cabin number of 90 will be reduced to 84 in order to create more space for larger cabins and public areas. In future, the cabin bathrooms will offer more space and special luxury furnishings.


Day 1 Depart USA
Depart the USA for Budapest, Hungary. Meals and refreshments served on board.

Day 2 Budapest
Arrive in Budapest and embark your luxury Amadeus cruise ship this afternoon. Settle into your cabin and explore the range of onboard amenities. Join your fellow guests for a welcome cocktail before your welcome dinner is served in the restaurant. Later, relax in the lounge and enjoy a gentle evening as we see Budapest by night, with a traditional folklore program to entertain you. (D)

Day 3 Budapest - City Tour
Today, after breakfast, your included city tour will take in the main highlights of this enchanting capital. See the Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, and St. Stephen's Cathedral and enjoy the fine views from Buda Castle. Upon return have some leisure time or head on an optional Szentendre  Esztergom tour, before setting sail during the early evening. (B,L,D)

Discounted Package Tour - 
Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom
This excursion follows the bank of the Danube to the small artists' village of Szentendre, which is seen on foot. The drive continues up to the imposing ruins of Visegrad, from which there is a magnificent view of the "knee" of the Danube, and on to Esztergom, the highlight of this tour. This town is dominated by the country's largest neoclassical (1820) basilica and one of the largest churches in Europe. You rejoin the vessel in Esztergom.

Day 4 Bratislava - City Tour/Vienna
Arriving in Bratislava this morning you will see the city dance before your eyes on your included city tour. See the new building of the National Theatre, a unique Blue Church, St. Alzbeta, Old Town Centre as well as other famous landmarks. The ship sets sail at lunch time, leaving Slovakia behind and heading towards the Austrian capital, Vienna. This evening relax onboard or head out on an optional Vienna by night tour. (B,L,D)

Discounted Package Tour - "Vienna by Night Tour "
After dinner you can join the "Vienna at night" tour, on which you drive through the Wienerwald up to the Kahlenberg, Vienna's best viewpoint, with a view of the city over vineyards. Then a drive through the traditional wine village Grinzing takes you to the oldest champagne cellars in Austria. On a tour through the 300 year old basement of Schlumberger world you will learn interesting details about the "Traditional Method" that came from the region Champagne to Vienna.

Day 5 Vienna - City Tour
Wake up in Vienna this morning and after breakfast the included city tour will take in the main highlights of this Imperial capital. See the Ringstrasse, the Schwarzenbergplatz, the Karlskirche and Vienna's stunning Opera House. The last stop will be the impressive St. Stephan's Cathedral. Later today you can optionally tour the Schoenbrunn Palace or spend the afternoon exploring independently. This evening you may attend an optional concert by a Viennese Orchestra. Otherwise, spend your evening at leisure, exploring this grand city. The ship departs from Vienna in the early hours. (B,L,D)

Discounted Package Tour - Excursion to Schoenbrunn Castle and Sound of Vienna Concert (Cat. B)
In the afternoon you can take an optional excursion to the Schoenbrunn castle, one of Vienna's most beautiful buildings. After dinner you could attend a music performance called "The Sound of Vienna" where the Salonorchester "Alt Wien", one of the famous interpreters of classical music, sparks off a unique firework of the most beautiful on its highest level.

Day 6 Vienna/Durnstein - City Tour/Melk - Melk Abbey Tour
This morning you dock in the lovely village of Durnstein - one of the bestknown wine villages in the Wachau region. Here you will enjoy an included walking tour through this picturesque spot on the Danube. At the end of the tour we invite you to have a glass of wine at a local restaurant. While having lunch on board, the ship meanders gently along the Danube arriving in Melk in the early afternoon. Here you will enjoy an included tour of the Wachau region, and a visit to the impressive 900-year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Depart from the Wachau in the evening and continue your journey east along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 7 Linz- Salzburg Tour/Passau
You will arrive in Linz this morning and after breakfast you will join an included excursion to Salzburg and the lakes and mountains region of the Salzkammergut, departing from Linz and rejoining the ship later in Passau. This evening it's time for the Captain's Gala Dinner, complete with a show performed by the crew. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Regensburg - Weltenburg Monastery
Sailing overnight, the ship reaches Regensburg this morning and you may disembark for an optional walking tour of the historic city center. In the afternoon you will join an included excursion to Weltenburg Monastery before returning to the ship in time for dinner. (B,L,D)

Discounted Package Tour - City Tour of Regensburg
Regensburg is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. Our sightseeing tour will show you some of the city's many impressive architectural and historical highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria.

Day 9 Passau/Munich to USA
After breakfast we leave Passau for the airport and your flight back to the USA. (B)

Day 9 Passau/Munich - City Walk
After breakfast we leave Passau and travel down the autobahn to Munich, the Capital of Bavaria. Munich sits at the foot of the Bavarian mountains and is the home of BMW, oompah bands, and a vibrant history and delicious beer. On your city tour you will see the fourth largest glockenspiel in the world, Marienplatz, Munich Cathedral and the Olympic Park. Today, Munich is the beer capital of the world and the home to the legendary Oktoberfest event. Oktoberfest is an important part of Bavarian culture and history, having been held since 1810. After the city tour you will check into your hotel and relax. The rest of the day is yours to explore. (B)

Day 10 Munich - Neuschwanstein Castle Tour
Following breakfast, we enter the fairytale kingdom of 19th century Bavaria on our Neuschwanstein Castle tour! You'll visit the enchanted castle once inhabited by King Ludwig II and take in the breathtaking alpine views of lakes and rugged mountains. Neuschwanstein appears through the mist like something out of a dream, and as you listen to your guide you will learn about the tragic reign of the legendary "mad" Ludwig, including the obsession that drove him to build his secluded dream castle in the Alps. Afterwards you have time to explore Munich, Germany's lifestyle capital. Visit its beer famous Keller's (such as Salvatorkeller, Lowenbraukeller or Hofbraukeller), explore its vibrant shopping, or enjoy dinner at a traditional Bavarian restaurant. (B)

Day 11 Munich to USA
Central Holidays will escort you to the airport for your departure flight home today. We hope you had a touching and enlightened journey with us. (B)

B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner


  • DELUXE 5 STAR ACCOMMODATIONS - 7 nights aboard the 5-star MS Amadeus Silver II. All staterooms are equipped with private bathrooms, air-conditioning, direct-dial telephone, color TV with satellite channels. B and A categories have French balcony - S categories have walk out balcony
  • SUPERB CUISINE - Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, and midnight snacks), wine, coffee and tea with lunch and dinner (including a gala welcome dinner and the Captain's gala dinner)
  • WELCOME RECEPTION - A welcome captain's cocktail reception
  • DAILY ENTERTAINMENT - Daily performances onboard featuring folklore programs, music performances, lectures, and theme dinners
  • GREAT PORTS OF CALL - We cruise to the fascinating and historic towns and cities of Budapest (overnight stay), Esztergom, Bratislava, Vienna (overnight stay), Linz, Regensburg, and Passau
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAM - For your enjoyment we have 7 tours: City tour of Budapest, City tour of Bratislava, City tour of Vienna, City walk of Durnstein incl. wine tasting, Excursion to Melk Abbey, City tour of Salzburg with Salzkammergut & lunch, Excursion to Weltenburg Monastery
  • PROFESSIONAL CRUISE DIRECTOR - Assistance of an experienced cruise director onboard
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR GUIDE - Assistance of a professional local guide during transfers from airport/boat/airport
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport to the boat
  • DELUXE MOTORCOACHES - Touring by private deluxe airconditioned motor coach
  • FUEL TAXES, SURCHARGES AND PORT TAXES - All airline fuel surcharges, taxes and port fees
  • COACH TRANSPORTATION - Coach transport from Passau to Munich
  • FIRST-CLASS ACCOMMODATIONS - Hotel accommodations for 2 nights
  • SUPERB CUISINE - 2 included meals consisting of 2 buffet breakfasts
  • SIGHTSEEING TOUR PROGRAMS - Sightseeing, including local guide and all entrance fees as follows: City tour of Munich and tour of Neuschwanstein Castle including local guide
  • PROFESSIONAL TOUR DIRECTOR - Assistance of a professional Tour Director for the entire length of the tour
  • BAGGAGE HANDLING AND TRANSFERS - Baggage handling for one piece of checked luggage outside of the airport


  • Relaxing way to travel - just 1 unpack and 1 pack 
  • Deluxe 5 star accommodations 
  • Gourmet dishes 
  • Choice wines
  • Daily performances/activities on-board such as folklore programs, music performances, & lectures 
  • Spectacular views of the scenery passing by of charming towns and fascinating cultural sights, right from the comfort of your staterooms 
  • Overnight stay in Budapest & Vienna Historic Budapest, a convergence of East and West and UNESCO World Heritage Site 
  • Bratislava's gothic-baroque style 
  • Vienna's grand boulevards, exquisite architecture and charming cafes Austria's wine -producing UNESCO - listed Wachau Valley 
  • Magnificent 900 year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk 
  • Baroque architecture and Mozart's birthplace of Salzburg 
  • Pristinely preserved medieval treasures of Regensburg and Linz 
  • Passau, the "City of Three Rivers" 
  • King Ludwig II's Fairy tale Neuschwanstein Castle, the model for Disney's Sleeping Beauty Castle 
  • Munich, the Capital of Bavaria including Marienplatz, Munich Cathedral, Glockenspiel, Olympic Park, and much more...
Please note: Though rare, it may be necessary to substitute hotels/ships and adjust itineraries at guide's/captains discretion due to local conditions.