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RIVER C R U I SE S

2018

DANUBE | RHINE · MAIN · MOSELLE | RHÔNE · SAÔNE SEINE | THE DUTCH AND BELGIAN WATERWAYS


Travel the Amadeus Way

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Dear Amadeus Traveller, Delve inside our new 2018 cruise brochure to see all that we have to offer in this new travel year! We invite you to explore Europe in true European style and comfort, aboard one of our many vessels and itineraries. From Amsterdam to the Danube Delta and the Black Sea, to the north and south of France, and the beautiful scenery of the Rhine and Danube rivers, our cruises are designed to showcase our European heritage. We stop and visit the best of the countries we travel through with carefully planned programmes of shore excursions to show the very best of these magnificent cities and villages. For over 30 years our family has been pioneering innovation in river cruising and this year will be no different. Following the launch of our newest ship, the Amadeus Provence with a beautiful infinity pool, we are thrilled to announce we will christen our new flagship, the Amadeus Queen, in 2018. The vessel will feature generously sized cabins, an innovative indoor pool deck with a retractable roof and spacious, elegant public rooms and cruise the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers. New for 2018, our exclusive Golf and Wine programmes will round off our specialty cruise offerings, adding to our music and winter itineraries. The award-winning Amadeus fleet offers something for everyone. From the entire Amadeus team, we wish you happy reading as you explore all that our fleet has to offer you in 2018. We can’t wait to welcome you on board as a part of the Amadeus family!

Dr. Wolfgang Lüftner and Martina Lüftner and the Amadeus Team

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Our River Cruises at a Glance

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Contents

Tallinn

Stockholm

Travel the Amadeus Way An Overview of the Amadeus Services Amadeus Cruiser Club

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6 –11, 16 –17 12 14

Rhine · Main · Moselle, the Dutch and Belgian Waterways Riga

LATVIA

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Minsk

BE LA RUS

Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam | 8-day cruise

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Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel or Basel – Amsterdam | 8-day cruise

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Three-Rivers Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg or Nuremberg – Amsterdam | 8-day cruise

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Rhine and Danube Symphony Cologne – Passau | 8-day cruise

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Cruise Across Europe Amsterdam – Budapest or Budapest – Amsterdam | 15-day cruise

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Danube · Danube Delta Warsaw

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H U NG ARY Szentendre Budapest Puszta

Kalocsa

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Iron Gate

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Bucharest

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Classical Danube Passau – Budapest or Budapest – Passau | 8-day cruise

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Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau | 8-day cruise

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Blue Danube Nuremberg – Budapest or Budapest – Nuremberg | 8-day cruise

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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau – Danube Delta – Passau | 16-day cruise

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1,200 Miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna | 11-day cruise Vienna– Danube Delta – Bucharest | 10-day cruise

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France: Seine · Rhône · Saône

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Paris, Normandy and the River Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris | 8-day cruise

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Treasures of Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Arles – Lyon | 8-day cruise

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Themed Cruises

Mohacs

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Golf Cruises: Rhine, Danube and Seine 80 Wine Cruises: Rhine, Danube and Rhône & Saône 80 Music Cruises: Rhine and Danube 81 Winter Cruises: Rhine and Danube 81

The Amadeus Fleet 82– 91 General Terms and Conditions of Travel 2018 92-93 Important Information 94 2018 Cruise Planner 95

BULGAR IA

Skopje

MAZ E DONI A

Tirana

A L B ANIA TURKE Y G RE E CE

Ankara

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Welcome on Board!

Let your worries fade away on board. Travel with us through the heart of Europe in relaxing style, while seeing the best of some of the largest rivers in the world.

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YOUR RELAXING RETREAT On board our vessels, you’ll find yourself crafting a space that is all your own with everything you need at your fingertips.

Feel Good Guarantee Choosing to take a river cruise is choosing to enjoy the serenity and convenience of a floating hotel on your European holiday. Relax in one of our many diverse spaces onboard from the outdoors of the Sun Deck, the window filled Panorama-Bar and Lounge, and the quiet of the Amadeus Club. Enjoy a drink at the Lido Bar or grab a bite to eat in the well-appointed restaurant. Round off your experience with a massage or a visit to the hair salon and keep active in our convenient Fitness Centre.

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A Feast for the Senses

In the Panorama Restaurant, revel in stunning views of the river while savoring our take on haute cuisine. Our restaurant and kitchen staff can’t wait to provide excellent service and warm hospitality at the height of international standards.

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BAKERY AND PATISSERIE Our delicious tarts, cakes, desserts and light pastries are all made on board using the very finest ingredients, as well as our fresh bread, made daily.

Authentic Cuisine Meals onboard are prepared with high-quality regional and local ingredients to give you a taste of the areas we are passing through, bringing you an authentic taste of the region. Wines recommended by the maitre d‘ will pair well with every meal. No matter the cruise, the Captain’s Gala Dinner represents the height of tradition and culinary artistry.

CULINARY DEMONSTRATION Savor our European heritage through our onboard cooking demonstrations.

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Encounter the Exceptional Onboard all of the elegant ships of the Amadeus fleet, hospitality is more than just a tradition, it is a passion. A passion you will experience in every detail, from beautifullyappointed surroundings and gourmet dining selections to the enthusiastic professionalism of those taking care of you. With a staff and crew trained to the highest standards of service, the ambience onboard is relaxed yet impeccably gracious, designed to make you feel right at home in the heart of Europe.

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The Amadeus Crew

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An integral part of the Amadeus family, the highly-trained crew on board is dedicated to making your trip an unforgettable experience. Working around the clock, our many years of service will show through our passionate service. Don’t be surprised if your waiter knows exactly how you like your eggs prepared, the bartender knows your favourite cocktail and our onboard musicians know what song is bound to get you dancing!

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An Overview of Amadeus Services

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Services during the Cruise •

Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards

Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows

 ccessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Silver” A ships, the “Amadeus Provence” and the “Amadeus Queen”

 ourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch G and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack

 uality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, Q local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard

Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner

24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea

Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner

Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard

 timulating and enriching onboard programmes, including S fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians

Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions

Complimentary use of onboard bicycles

All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Optional Services •

 xcursions E The excursions during the cruises are described in detail in each itinerary. We offer the opportunity to customise your experience. You can book excursion packages in advance at a special discount or on board after you embark.

Pre- or post-programme in Prague is available on select departures of the “Classical Danube” (p. 44 – 47)

 xtend your stay in Paris before or after the cruise “Paris, NorE mandy and the river Seine” (p. 70 – 73)

Onboard laundry service

Transfers to and from the vessel, to/from the train station, and/ or the airport and/or city centre depending on the embarkation/ disembarkation locations. You will find more detailed information in the individual cruise programmes.

Themed Cruises Details about our themed cruises (Golf Cruises, Wine Cruises, Classical Music Cruises and Winter Cruises) can be found on pages 80-81.

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Join the Amadeus Family!

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Amadeus CRUISER CLUB Membership for our Club is complimentary, apart from a few minutes of your time to fill in the form and join.

Amadeus Cruiser Club Have you been on a cruise with us before, made lots of exciting discoveries and really loved it? If so, then you are warmly invited to join our Amadeus Cruiser Club. Hundreds of destinations, thousands of kilometers of rivers and endless options: be rewarded for your loyalty with many advantages starting with the very next cruise.

MEMBERSHIP IN THE Amadeus CRUISER CLUB

You can become a member after your very first cruise on board an Amadeus ship, and enjoy the following benefits: • An exclusive onboard credit of € 30,- per person on your next cruise • Private Amadeus Cruiser Club cocktail reception with the Cruise Director

Amadeus CRUISER CLUB STAR MEMBERSHIP

After your 3rd cruise on an Amadeus ship, you become a STAR MEMBER and enjoy the following benefits: • An exclusive onboard credit of € 50,- per person on your next cruise • Private Amadeus Cruiser Club cocktail reception with the Cruise Director • A welcome gift in your cabin • An invitation to sit at the captain’s table during the Captain’s Gala Dinner • Complimentary upgrade of your cabin to the next category at the start of your cruise (subject to availability)

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The Amadeus Difference – Customise your River Cruise

Our experienced Cruise Managers look forward to acquainting you with the highlights of the last two millennia of European art and culture and give insight into the life and history of the regions through which we travel. Whether you take a shore excursion with one of our experienced local tour guides or plan something special, you will truly experience your holiday your way.

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Amadeus AUDIO SYSTEM For every guided excursion we offer our ultra-lightweight, wireless Amadeus Audio System. Wear the receiver or carry it in your pocket, and the headphones enable you to hear every word your tour guide says.

The Finest Way to Travel

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City, countryside, river and so much more! Enter a world of wonderful contrasts: bustling cities that turn into dreamy, romantic villages and cultural landmarks that make way for impressive natural wonders. Experience a new sensation every day as you relax, learn about foreign cultures and make new friendships, or sit back and admire the fabulous panorama as you float past. With all this rich variety, one thing remains the same: the warm welcome you will receive from the Amadeus family the moment you come on board.

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Rhine, Main, Moselle, the Dutch and Belgian Waterways

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Marksburg in the upper Middle Rhine Valley


TULIP SERENADE

20 –23

8-day cruise Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam

CLASSICAL RHINE

24–27

8-day cruise Amsterdam – Basel or Basel – Amsterdam

THREE-RIVERS CRUISE

28–31

8-day cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg or Nuremberg – Amsterdam

RHINE & DANUBE SYMPHONY 32–35 8-day cruise Cologne – Passau

CRUISE ACROSS EUROPE

36– 41

15-day cruise Amsterdam – Budapest or Budapest – Amsterdam

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Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam 8-day cruise from £1,046 per person Experience Holland in the most beautiful way, by cruising along its extensive waterways, which flow through the country like an intricate net, past almost endless tulip fields and many small, picturesque places where you have the opportunity for an abundance of unforgettable excursions. In addition to Amsterdam, the so-called “Venice of the North”, other highlights of this trip include Rotterdam, Ghent, Antwerp

WATERWAYS OF HOLLAND AND BELGIUM

and Brussels.

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The Netherlands are known worldwide for its tulips – rich in colour – and the impressive windmills.


Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Amsterdam Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening Traditional Shanty Choir onboard show 2 Amsterdam 22.00 City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and flower market in the morning North Holland excursion in the afternoon (from Amsterdam/to Amsterdam) 3 Arnhem 08.00 19.30 ”The Bridge of Arnhem“ and the Airbourne Museum Hartenstein in the morning City tour of Arnhem and open-air museum in the afternoon 4 Middelburg 12.00 18.00 Guided tour of the Delta Works and Veere* or Middelburg walking tour* 5 Ghent 02.00 19.30 City tour of Ghent in the morning City tour of Bruges in the afternoon (from/to Ghent) 6 Antwerp 05.00 20.00 City tour of Antwerp in the morning City tour of Brussels in the afternoon (from/to Antwerp) Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Rotterdam 06.00 21.00 City tour of Rotterdam with food hall* or Excursion to Kinderdijk* in the morning (from/to Rotterdam) Visit to the Keukenhof flower gardens (from/to Rotterdam) in the afternoon Scenic evening cruising through Rotterdam 8 Amsterdam 05.00 Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Tulip Serenade

Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam DAY 1 | NETHERLANDS: AMSTERDAM This afternoon, embark and settle into your cabin. This evening, join us for a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner. A Traditional Shanty Choir performance onboard makes a perfect beginning to your journey.

WATERWAYS OF HOLLAND AND BELGIUM

DAY 2 | AMSTERDAM After a restful night on board, set off to see the sights of one of the most unique cities in Europe. Beautiful bridges connect numerous parts of the city which is divided by hundreds of canals and waterways, lined with 17th century architecture. Be sure to stop by the Oude Kerk (Old Church), the oldest building in the city or perhaps stop by the Anne Frank House – the day is yours to explore. Enjoy a delicious dinner onboard after which the vessel departs Amsterdam. DAY 3 | ARNHEM Breakfast is served as the vessel arrives in the city of Arnhem. Located in the eastern part of the Netherlands, Arnhem is a bustling city with plenty to offer, including a rich heritage including the famous John Frost Bridge – a ‘bridge too far‘ during the Battle of Arnhem, the Airborne Museum of Hartenstein and an open air museum which recounts daily life in Arnhem. You can also visit the Burgers’ Zoo, the most-visited zoo in the Netherlands. Back on board, enjoy dinner as we cruise to the Capital of Zeeland. 22

Rotterdam: the historical buildings of Delfshaven in the evening light

DAY 4 | MIDDELBURG After a morning spent cruising the waterways, we arrive in the picturesque town of Middelburg. In the Golden Age (17th c), the Dutch East India Company flourished, evidenced by the merchant houses and storefronts that line the canals. For a feat of modern technology, visit the impressive Delta Works. This expansive series of dams was built to protect the area against flooding and high tides. Several original windmills still stand on the outskirts of town, representing another innovative technology of a bygone era.

for its diamond trade, Antwerp is also home to numerous cultural jewels. Among them, the Cathedral of Our Lady with paintings by the famous Baroque artist Peter Paul Rubens, including the Raising of the Cross and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, is not to be missed. Spend the afternoon in Antwerp following individual pursuits or venture to the nearby capital city of Brussels, a major centre for international politics. This evening enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

DAY 5 | BELGIUM: GHENT Overnight, cross the border into Belgium and reach the city of Ghent, where your vessel will remain anchored for the day. Ghent is the country’s third largest city and one of Belgium’s best kept secrets. Home to the beautiful St. Bavo Cathedral and the famous Ghent Altarpiece, Ghent is also home to numerous other museums. There is something for everyone. Another beautiful city worth visiting is nearby Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood with its holy relic – a vial of blood – that is said to be that of Jesus. Or perhaps visit the Groeninge Museum with its collection of artwork that spans several centuries. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner.

DAY 7 | NETHERLANDS: ROTTERDAM On today’s return to the Netherlands, we arrive at another major port city – Rotterdam. This vibrant city has a strong maritime history as well as bold, modern architecture. Nearby, the historic windmills of Kinderdijk are a good example of the rich history of the Netherlands and are in contrast to the modern city. This afternoon venture to the Keukenhof Flower Gardens. This beautiful park features more tulips in flower than anywhere else in the world. Over 7 million bulbs are planted here annually, with visitors from around the world coming to explore the 9-and-a-halfmile network of footpaths, including the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands. Later this evening, enjoy a scenic cruising through Rotterdam as the vessel sets off for its final port of call – Amsterdam.

DAY 6 | ANTWERP Wake up in this beautiful Belgian port city, one of the largest ports in the world. Famous

DAY 8 | AMSTERDAM After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you back again soon!


Vessel

Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Brilliant

05 Apr - 12 Apr 18

Amadeus Royal

11 Apr - 18 Apr 18

£1,046 £1,194 £1,375 £1,482 £1,622 £1,869 £1,046 £1,194 £1,375 £1,482 £1,622 £1,869

Amadeus Brilliant

12 Apr - 19 Apr 18

£1,046 £1,194 £1,375 £1,482 £1,622 £1,869

Amadeus Queen

27 Apr - 04 May 18

£1,416 £1,622 £1,894 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593

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Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam Unit price Packages A B C l l l City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and flower market £41 North Holland excursion £35 l The historic town hall, “stadthuis” of Middelburg l l l „The Bridge of Arnhem“ and the Airborne Museum Hartenstein £46 City tour of Arnhem and open-air museum £46 l l Guided tour of the Delta Works and Veere* £68 Middelburg walking tour* £15 l • Modern ship technology with the l l l City tour of Ghent £31 highest safety standards City tour of Bruges £31 l • Generous outside cabins, most with l l l City tour of Antwerp £31 a French balcony or drop-down City tour of Brussels £31 l panorama windows • Accessible outside balconies in the l City tour of Rotterdam with food hall* £27 suites of the “Amadeus Queen” Excursion to Kinderdijk* £54 l • Gourmet dining, including a breakfast l l l Visit to the Keukenhof flower gardens £58 buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner Total per person £207 £302 £419 menus with menu choices (including Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £176 £257 £356 typical regional specialities and fresh

Inclusions

*Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

See Holland’s natural beauty: Keukenhof

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ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Amsterdam/airport – vessel or v. v. £43 Amsterdam/station – vessel or v. v. £35

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Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel or Basel – Amsterdam 8-day cruise from £964 per person

Discover the many beautiful facets of “Father Rhine” during this week long cruise along one of the most important and attractive rivers of Europe. Along the way you will pass the Dutch Ijsselmeer and take a detour along the winding Moselle river. Delight in the panorama of the myth enshrouded Middle Rhine RHINE · MOSELLE

Valley with its winelands, the prominent Lorelei rock, and the highest density of castles in the world. Further highlights of this trip include visits to the very historic river cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg and Basel.

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The Reichsburg, overlooking the town, offers a spectacular view of Cochem and the Moselle river.


Your itineraries Cruise Amsterdam – Basel DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Amsterdam Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2

Amsterdam 08.30 City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip in the morning Hoorn 13.00 13.30 and North Holland excursion (from Amsterdam/to Hoorn) Cruise along the Ijsselmeer

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Cologne

16.00 20.00 Cologne walking tour in the afternoon

4 Scenic cruising on the Moselle Cochem 14.00 21.45 Cochem walking tour with wine tasting 5 Koblenz 06.00 11.00 Koblenz walking tour in the morning Scenic cruising through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Rüdesheim 17.00 22.00 Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum 6 Mannheim 06.00 13.00 Excursion to Heidelberg (from/to Mannheim) Speyer 15.30 19.30 Speyer walking tour in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 7

Strasbourg

07.30 13.00 City tour of Strasbourg in the morning

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Basel

09.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Cruise Basel – Amsterdam DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Basel 17.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2

Strasbourg 09.00 23.00 City tour of Strasbourg in the morning Alsace and Wine excursion in the afternoon

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Speyer Mannheim

07.00 12.00 Speyer walking tour in the morning 14.30 Excursion to Heidelberg (from/to Mannheim)

4 Mannheim 01.00 Rüdesheim 07.00 12.00 Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum Scenic cruising through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Koblenz 15.30 Koblenz walking tour 5

Koblenz 06.00 Scenic cruising on the Moselle Cochem 13.30 18.00 Cochem walking tour with wine tasting

6 Cologne 07.00 14.30 Cologne walking tour in the morning Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Late morning cruise along the Ijsselmeer Hoorn 13.00 13.30 North Holland excursion and city tour of Amsterdam Amsterdam 17.30 with canal trip (from Hoorn/to Amsterdam) 8

Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Classical Rhine

Amsterdam – Basel

Sunset over the Rhine city of Cologne, with a view over the Cathedral and the Hohenzollern Bridge

(Programme Basel – Amsterdam on request) DAY 1 | NETHERLANDS: AMSTERDAM This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner. DAY 2 | AMSTERDAM · HOORN Begin your day with a relaxing cruise through a myriad of landscapes along the Rhine river. For more active pursuits, spend the morning exploring the canal city of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside, rejoing the vessel in the town of Hoorn. This afternoon, cruise on the Ijsselmeer, one of the largest inland freshwater lakes in Holland. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner.

RHINE · MOSELLE

DAY 3 | GERMANY: COLOGNE After lunch, view our arrival into the beautiful city of Cologne. Every year visitors from all over the world are drawn to the historical city and its 2000-year history. Explore the historic Old Town, visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, or perhaps sample some of the famous Kölsch beer brewed in Cologne. There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress. After an exciting day, we return to the vessel and make our way south. DAY 4 | COCHEM Today our Amadeus vessel takes a special trip down the romantic Moselle river, the largest 26

tributary of the Rhine, and anchors at the old town of Cochem. The scenery in the Moselle Valley has been dominated by vineyards for millennia. Cochem itself has narrow streets, twisting alleys and medieval town gates, churches and walls. Discover the beauty of Cochem, visit the stunning Reichsburg Castle and sample some of the Riesling wines produced in this region. This evening we set off towards Koblenz. DAY 5 | KOBLENZ · RÜDESHEIM This morning arrive in Koblenz, ideally situated at the confluence of the Rhine and the Moselle rivers. The Romans, the Franks, the Holy Roman Empire, the French, and the Germans have all had a hand in this strategic city’s 2000 year history. St. Castor Basilica, the Church of our Beloved Lady, and the Emperor Kaiser Wilhelm’s memorial at the German Corner, are just a few of the sites which reflect the history of the area. This afternoon, spend time on deck as we cruise the most beautiful section of the river – the legendary Upper Middle Rhine Valley. A real treat is the unique Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum in Rüdesheim, where you can get both entertained and fascinated by viewing and listening to self playing instruments. Back onboard your crew awaits with a delicious dinner. DAY 6 | MANNHEIM · SPEYER After breakfast, explore the bustling town of Mannheim. This unique city has many sights to see including the University of

Mannheim, the National Theater Mannheim, and St. Sebastian’s Church. It is also home to Luisenpark, one of the most beautiful parks in all of Germany. Nearby Heidelberg is another old university city which is also a worthwhile visit. This afternoon’s call is at Speyer, a city known for its Cathedral where eight Roman Emperors and German Kings are interred. The Old Town Gate, Memorial Church, and Transportation Museum are all highlights of this beautiful city. Tonight, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner after your exciting day. DAY 7 | FRANCE: STRASBOURG This morning we arrive in the dynamic capital of Alsace. This beautiful city’s sights include the famous cathedral Straßburger Münster and the Petite France quarter, a former mill and tanner district that still maintains its medieval charm. Half-timbered houses, the Ponts Couverts, the Palais de Rohan, the Council of Europe are among the wonders that Strasbourg holds in store for you. The Grand Island, the city centre, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is connected to the rest of the city by 22 stone bridges. After lunch onboard, take in the views of the romantic Rhine as we move towards Switzerland, our final destination. DAY 8 | SWITZERLAND: BASEL After breakfast we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Vessel

Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Amsterdam – Basel Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Silver III

16 May - 23 May 18

£1,564 £1,787 £2,075 £2,239 £2,470 £2,856

Amadeus Queen

18 May - 25 May 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

Amadeus Silver III

30 May - 06 June 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

Amadeus Royal

18 Oct - 25 Oct 18

£1,359 £1,540 £1,787 £1,935 £2,116 £2,445

C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

Amadeus Brilliant

29 Mar - 05 Apr 18

£964 £1,087 £1,252 £1,359 £1,482 £1,704

Amadeus Silver III

31 Mar - 07 Apr 18

£1,276 £1,457 £1,688 £1,828 £1,992 £2,305

Amadeus Silver III

23 May - 30 May 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

Amadeus Silver III

06 June - 13 June 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

Amadeus Silver II

28 June - 05 July 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

Amadeus Silver III

30 Aug - 06 Sept 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

Amadeus Royal

25 Oct - 01 Nov 18

£1,359 £1,540 £1,787 £1,935 £2,116 £2,445

Amadeus Silver II

04 Nov - 11 Nov 18^

£1,293 £1,482 £1,704 £1,852 £2,017 £2,322

^ Golf and wine itineraries available. Modified programmes - call for details.

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8 days Basel – Amsterdam

Picturesque wine villages along the Moselle

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017

Inclusions

Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins.

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For deck plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Amsterdam – Basel/Basel – Amsterdam Unit price Packages A B C C** l l l l City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip/North Holland excursion £47 l l l l Cologne walking tour £15 l l l City tour of Cochem with wine tasting £33 l l l Koblenz walking tour £13 l l l Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum £20 l l l l Excursion to Heidelberg £40 Speyer walking tour £13 l l l l l l City tour of Strasbourg £46 l Alsace and wine excursion £46 Total per person £161 £201 £227 £273 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £137 £171 £193 £232 **Basel – Amsterdam cruise only For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411 “Petite France” in Strasbourg: the former tanners‘ and millers‘ quarter, with its canals and half-timbered houses

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships, and the “Amadeus Queen” Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

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Transfers prices per person in sterling Amsterdam/airport – vessel or v. v. £43 Amsterdam/station – vessel or v. v. £35 Basel/vessel – airport or v. v. £46 Basel/vessel – station or v.v. £46

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Three Rivers Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg or Nuremberg – Amsterdam 8-day cruise from £1,416 per person

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

This cruise includes a trip along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, which are undoubtedly Europe’s most important and beautiful rivers. Your cruise begins from Amsterdam on the North Sea and continues along the fascinating Dutch waterways, down to Nuremberg, or in the opposite direction, from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. You will visit the historic cities of Cologne, Würzburg and Bamberg and cruise the most important connection between the Danube and the Main: the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. Finally, you will pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, an inspiration for many writers and poets.

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A unique urban landscape: Amsterdam‘s Canal Ring


Your itineraries Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Amsterdam Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2

Amsterdam 08.30 City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Utrecht 11.30 12.30 Holland excursion (from Amsterdam/to Utrecht)

3 Cologne 10.00 20.00 Cologne walking tour in the morning Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle in the afternoon 4 Scenic cruising through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Oberwesel 09.00 12.00 Oberwesel walking tour 5

Miltenberg 14.00 14.30 Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours Wertheim 18.30 19.00 (from Miltenberg/to Wertheim)

6 Würzburg

09.00 13.00 Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting Captain’s Gala Dinner

7 Bamberg 13.00 19.00 Bamberg walking tour in the afternoon Evening talk on board about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal 8

Nuremberg 07.30 Disembarkation after breakfast

Cruise Nuremberg – Amsterdam DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Nuremberg 18.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2

Bamberg 08.00 12.30 Bamberg walking tour in the morning Onboard talk about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal

3 Würzburg 09.00 18.00 Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting in the morning Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the afternoon 4

Wertheim 07.00 09.00 Wertheim and Miltenberg walking tours Miltenberg 12.30 13.00 (from Wertheim/to Miltenberg)

5 Oberwesel 09.00 14.00 Oberwesel walking tour Scenic cruising through the Upper Middle Rhine valley 6 Cologne 00.01 19.00 Cologne walking tour in the morning Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 7

Utrecht 08.30 09.00 North Holland excursion (from Utrecht/to Amsterdam) Amsterdam 12.00 Afternoon city tour of Amsterdam with canal trip

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Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

N E T HE R LA N DS Amsterdam Utrecht

Rh

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GE R M A N Y ine

Cologne

B E L GI UM

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Oberwesel

Wertheim Würzburg

Main

Bamberg

Miltenberg Rothenburg ob der Tauber Nuremberg

FRANCE

MainDanube canal

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Three Rivers Cruise

Nuremberg – Amsterdam

Nuremberg: Hangman’s Bridge and Tower

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

(Programme Amsterdam – Nuremberg on request) DAY 1 | GERMANY: NUREMBERG This afternoon, embark the vessel in Nuremberg where the Rhine, Main and Danube connect. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its towers, city gates, walls, and half-timbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War. Return to the ship and continue down the river Main.

DAY 2 | BAMBERG The Imperial city of Bamberg is a perfect place to begin your exploration. This medieval town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage, which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings and Baroque facades. As you take in the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries. Relax onboard this afternoon while cruising the Main river. This evening join a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-MainDanube canal.

DAY 4 | WERTHEIM · MILTENBERG Two historic cities on the river Main are on the agenda for today or enjoy a day of cruising. In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets with its half-timbered houses and glass museum, all watched over by the two-clock tower on the Berg Wertheim (castle). Continue to Miltenberg, a city flanked by the river Main and an incredible forested hillside. In this unique town, see one of the oldest inns in Germany, the Hotel “Zum Riesen” and the Miltenburg Castle. This is another wonderful opportunity to sample some of the region’s red wines. After a relaxing afternoon cruising, join your fellow travellers for a beautifully prepared dinner.

DAY 3 | WÜRZBURG Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the centre of the Franconian wine country. Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards. As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings. From Würzburg, you can venture to nearby Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most 30

DAY 5 | OBERWESEL Today we visit the “Town of Towers”, so named because of the 16 towers still standing along the original city wall surrounding the town. Oberwesel is home to two Gothic churches located on opposite ends of town – both worth a visit. In the shadow of the Schönburg Castle, enjoy a glass of the city’s famous Riesling wine as you take in the beautiful views. Back onboard this afternoon, cruise through the scenic passage of the Lorelei.

DAY 6 | COLOGNE Awake in Cologne, the fourth-largest city in Germany, with its skyline marked by the twin spires of the Cologne Cathedral among modern buildings. New blends with the old in this metropolis. After a morning in the city, you may want to visit nearby Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels rock. Germany’s first nature reserve, with the world-renowned Hotel Petersberg, is a great way to spend the afternoon. Tonight is a special night on board, the Captain’s Gala Dinner. DAY 7 | NETHERLANDS: UTRECHT · AMSTERDAM Spend the morning cruising the waterways of the Netherlands or take the opportunity to disembark in Utrecht and explore the country­ side which includes a visit to a local factory to learn about Holland’s famous export – cheese. Rejoin the vessel in Amsterdam, the capital of the Netherlands. With a canal system as intricate and unique as Venice, this city is known for its 17th century architecture and many museums. Before returning to the ship this evening, be sure to catch a glimpse of the bridge lights reflecting off the canal water. DAY 8 | AMSTERDAM We bid you farewell after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Vessel

Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Amsterdam – Nuremberg Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Brilliant • 03 May - 10 May 18 £1,416 £1,622 £1,869 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593 01 June - 08 June 18

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

8 days Nuremberg – Amsterdam

C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

Amadeus Silver II

£1,729 £1,976 £2,280 £2,470 £2,717 £3,145

24 May - 31 May 18

•  Special cruise “Rhine in Flames“, slightly changed itinerary and excursion packages, information on request. Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82 – 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling

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Amadeus Queen

Decorative Dutch clogs with flowers

RHINE IN FLAMES Experience the spectacular “Rhine in Flames” celebration from your premier seat on the Amadeus ship during the cruise of 03 May – 10 May 2018, in Bonn. Countless glowing, red Bengal fireworks bathe the riverside promenades and the local landscape in festive light. Surrounded by mesmerizing fire-images in the sky, you will travel in a convoy of festively illuminated ships. The fireworks display is the grand finale of the trip. This is a special experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg Unit price Packages A B C l l l City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland excursion £47 l l l Cologne walking tour £15 Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle £50 l Oberwesel walking tour £13 l l l Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours £30 l l l Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting £42 Bamberg walking tour £21 l • Modern ship technology with the Total per person £104 £134 £218 highest safety standards Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £88 £114 £185 • Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down Cruise Nuremberg – Amsterdam Unit price Packages panorama windows A B C • Accessible outside balconies in the Bamberg walking tour £21 l suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships, l l l Würzbug walking tour with wine tasting £42 and the “Amadeus Queen” Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber £27 l • Gourmet dining, including a breakfast l l Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours £30 buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including Oberwesel walking tour £13 l typical regional specialities and fresh l l l Cologne walking tour £15 ingredients from the areas travelled Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle £50 l through), afternoon tea and a midnight l l North Holland excursion £35 snack l l l City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip £41 • Quality red and white wines from the Total per person £98 £163 £274 best wine regions of Europe, local Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £83 £139 £233 draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411 • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea • Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002: the upper Middle Rhine Valley and the village of Oberwesel. Captain’s Gala Dinner • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard • Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians • Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees © clearlens/Shutterstock.com

Inclusions

Transfers prices per person in sterling Nuremberg/airport – vessel or v. v. £53 Nuremberg/main station – vessel or v.v. £53 Nuremberg/city centre– vessel or v.v. £53 Amsterdam/vessel – airport or v. v. £43 Amsterdam/vessel – station or v.v. £35

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Rhine & Danube Symphony Cologne – Passau

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL · DANUBE

8-day cruise from £1,359 per person

This one week cruise combines the majesty of two great European rivers – the Rhine and the Danube. Explore the Upper Middle Rhine Valley with its numerous castles and experience the tranquil meandering of the Main. Travel the manmade Main-Danube canal – a stunning technological marvel – as you transit into the beautiful Danube river. Discover the half-timbered buildings of Miltenberg and Wertheim, along with the UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Würzburg, Bamberg and Regensburg.

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau boasts one of the largest cathedral organs in the world.


Your itinerary

NEW

DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Cologne 18.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Rüdesheim 11.30 16.00 Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum 3 Miltenberg 11.00 12.30 Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours Wertheim 16.30 18.15 (from Miltenberg/to Wertheim) 4 Würzburg 08.00 18.00 Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting in the morning Excursion Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the afternoon 5 Bamberg 15.00 19.00 Bamberg walking tour in the afternoon Onboard talk about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal 6 Nuremberg 05.00 13.00 City tour of Nuremberg in the morning Captain‘s Gala Dinner 7 Regensburg 08.00 18.00 Regensburg walking tour in the morning Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey in the afternoon Bavarian evening on board 8 Passau

08.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL · DANUBE

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

N E T HE R LA N DS

GE R M A N Y Rh

BELGI UM

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Cologne

Rüdesheim

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Main

Wertheim Würzburg Bamberg

Miltenberg Rothenburg ob der Tauber Nuremberg

FRANCE

MainDanube canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

Regensburg Passau

Danube

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Rhine & Danube Symphony

Cologne – Passau DAY 1 | GERMANY: COLOGNE The beautiful city of Cologne is a wonderful starting point for your 8-day European cruise. After embarkation, enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail, followed by a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner.

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL · DANUBE

DAY 2 | RÜDESHEIM After a relaxing morning onboard, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a picturesque winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge. The romantic river landscape of the Middle Rhine Valley has enchanted visitors for centuries and has therefore been included in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites since 2002. A real treat is the unique Mechanical Music Cabinet Museum, where you can get both entertained and fascinated by viewing and listening to self playing instruments. Back on board, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers. DAY 3 | WERTHEIM · MILTENBERG Today, choose to remain onboard for a relaxing day or join our optional excursion in the afternoon to Miltenberg and Wertheim, two towns famous for their architecture and museums. Both are unique in their own way and are reflective of the storied history of the area. Begin with a walking tour in Miltenberg, its timber-frame houses give a feeling of 16th and 17th century Germany. In Wertheim, explore the medieval streets and unique glass museum. This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop. 34

Bamberg‘s Old Town: the largest undamaged historic Old Town in Germany

DAY 4 | WÜRZBURG Today, visit Würzburg, a city in Bavaria known for lavish baroque and rococo architecture, located in the centre of the Franconian wine country. Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards. As the central hub for wine in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings. From Würzburg, you can venture to nearby Rothenburg ob der Tauber, one of the most perfectly preserved medieval towns in Europe. Its towers, city gates, walls, and halftimbered gables have remained unchanged since the Thirty Years’ War. Return to the ship and continue down the river Main. DAY 5 | BAMBERG The morning is spent cruising the beautiful Main river. After lunch arrive in the beautiful Imperial city of Bamberg. This medieval town is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, which retains its medieval layout of three settlement areas, along with its historic buildings and Baroque facades. As you take in the seven hills of Bamberg, each topped with a stunning church, enjoy a beer from one of the many local breweries. This evening, join a talk about the creation and importance of the Rhine-Main-Danube canal as we enter the waterway to cross onto the Danube river.

DAY 6 | NUREMBERG Following breakfast, enjoy your day. Consider a visit to the romantic Old Town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II. Pass by the Palace of Justice, the venue of the Nuremberg trials, and delve into the old town to walk through the narrow medieval alleyways starting at the foot of the castle. Arrived in the main Nuremberg square, stroll through the farmers market with lots of fruits, vegetables, flowers, nuts and dried fruit. Back on board, it’s full steam ahead and the Captain’s Gala Dinner. DAY 7 | REGENSBURG A morning arrival brings your vessel to one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. This UNESCO world heritage Site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history throughout the years. The stone bridge, built in 1135 – 1146, the Church of St James, the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis, and Patrician houses are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city. Perhaps sample a Regensburg bratwurst or search for the famous black forest cukoo clocks, there is something for everyone. This evening offers a special Bavarian theme, celebrating the wonderful region cruised thus far. DAY 8 | PASSAU This morning your vessel arrives in lower Bavaria, in the three-rivers city of Passau. After a generous breakfast we bid you farewell and wish you a safe journey home. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Vessel

Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Cologne – Passau Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Silver III

05 Oct - 12 Oct 18 £1,359 £1,540 £1,787 £1,935 £2,116 £2,445

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price

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Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin

For deck plan, please see page 85.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Cologne – Passau Unit price Packages A B C l l l Rüdesheim walking tour with Music Cabinet Museum £20 l l Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours £30 l l l Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting £42 Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber £27 l l l Bamberg walking tour £21 l l l City tour of Nuremberg £31 l l l Regensburg walking tour £13 l l Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey £47 Total per person £106 £204 £231 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £90 £173 £196 For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

On the UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites: Regensburg

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The Würzburg Residence and its garden is one of the most beautiful and important Baroque palace complexes in Europe.

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

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Transfers prices per person in sterling Cologne/airport – vessel or v.v. £33 Cologne/main station – vessel or v.v. £26 Passau/main station – vessel or v.v. £19 Munich/airport – vessel or v.v. £56

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Cruise Across Europe Amsterdam – Budapest or Budapest – Amsterdam 15-day cruise from £2,733 per person

This cruise spans 2,000 kilometers across Europe, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube”. Highlights of the cruise include the passage through the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, visits to numerous capital cities, unique landscapes such as the myth-enshrouded Lorelei rock, the “Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque Wachau region, and the Danube-knee RHINE · MAIN · DANUBE

at Visegrad (the Hungarian Wachau). You will also see imposing architectural buildings along the banks of the rivers, such as Melk Abbey and the Esztergom Basilica, high above the Danube – both witnesses of several hundred years of European history. This cruise is a fascinating trip through Europe’s heritage of art and culture.

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The beautifully lit Chain Bridge in Budapest


Your itinerary Cruise Amsterdam – Budapest DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Amsterdam Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Amsterdam 08.30 City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Utrecht 11.30 12.30 Holland excursion (from Amsterdam/to Utrecht) 3 Cologne 10.00 20.00 Cologne walking tour in the morning Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle in the afternoon 4 Oberwesel 09.00 12.00 Scenic cruising through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Oberwesel walking tour 5 Miltenberg 14.00 14.30 Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours Wertheim 18.30 19.00 (from Miltenberg/to Wertheim) 6 Würzburg

09.00 13.00 Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting

7 Bamberg 13.00 19.00 Bamberg walking tour Evening talk on board about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal 8 Nuremberg 07.30 17.00 City tour of Nuremberg in the morning Guided tour of the Documentation Centre of Nuremberg in the afternoon Cruise the European Watershed in the evening 9 Regensburg 13.00 22.00 Regensburg walking tour in the afternoon Bavarian evening on board 10 Passau

12.00 16.00 Passau walking tour

1 Emmersdorf 06.30 11.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the morning 1 Dürnstein 12.30 15.00 Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting in the afternoon Vienna 19.30 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit 2 Vienna 1 23.59 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 3 Bratislava 07.00 20.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning 1 Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 4 Budapest 1 08.30 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show on board 15 Budapest Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

NETHE R LA N DS Amsterdam Utrecht

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Regensburg Passau

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Cruise Across Europe

Amsterdam – Budapest Beautiful Schönbrunn Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vienna.

(Programme Budapest – Amsterdam on request) DAY 1 | NETHERLANDS: AMSTERDAM The historic Dutch capital city of Amsterdam is a wonderful starting point for your 15-day European cruise across Europe. After embarkation, enjoy an evening Welcome Cocktail, followed by a carefully prepared Welcome Dinner. The vessel overnights in Amsterdam.

around the wall that still surrounds much of the city. There are a large number of churches, as well as many historic houses that showcase the architecture of the 17th and 18th centuries. Spend the afternoon relaxing on deck, with the passing of the beautiful Rhineland countryside, as the vessel continues its journey.

DAY 2 | AMSTERDAM · UTRECHT Begin your exploration with a relaxing cruise through a myriad of landscapes along the Rhine river. For more active pursuits, spend the morning exploring the canal city of Amsterdam and the surrounding countryside, rejoing the vessel in the town of Utrecht in time for lunch. This evening join your fellow travellers for dinner.

DAY 5 | MILTENBERG · WERTHEIM Today, choose to remain onboard for a relaxing day or join our optional excursion in the afternoon to Miltenberg and Wertheim, two towns famous for their architecture and museums. Both are unique in their own way and are reflective of the storied history of the area. In Wertheim explore the medieval streets with its half timbered houses and glass museum. In Miltenberg walk through the streets lined with half timbered houses and historic market square. This evening, enjoy another memorable meal as the ship plies the waters toward our next stop.

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DAY 3 | GERMANY: COLOGNE After breakfast, view our arrival into the beautiful city of Cologne. Every year visitors from all over the world are drawn to the historical city and its 2000-year history. Explore the historic Old Town and visit the famous twin-spired Cologne Cathedral, along with the twelve Romanesque Cathedrals that span the city. There are many medieval houses, bridges, and gates that will delight the historian in you, while the more modern skyscrapers that tower overhead are sure to impress the Siebengebirge National Park. To sample a bit of local flora and fauna, the National Park lies a short ride from the city. After an exciting day, return to the vessel spend the evening cruising the Danube. DAY 4 | OBERWESEL Early this morning, join your fellow travellers on deck for the famous passage of the Lorelei. This narrow passage on the Rhine has inspired a modern day folklore story of the siren of the river. After breakfast the vessel docks in Oberwesel, the ‘City of Towers,’. Enjoy a walk 38

DAY 6 | WÜRZBURG Welcome to the Bavarian city of Würzburg, located in the heart of the Franconian wine region! Experience the many beautiful sights of the town such as the marketplace, the Maria Chapel and the old main bridge, the Marienberg Fortress and the surrounding vineyards. As the central hub for wineries in this part of Germany, Würzburg is the perfect place to visit some of the local wineries for tastings. Relax onboard this afternoon and enjoy a sumptuous dinner. DAY 7 | BAMBERG The morning is spent cruising the beautiful Main. After lunch, arrive in the UNESCO-protected Imperial city of Bamberg and see the New Residence, the unique Town Hall built on a bridge, and the Imperial Cathedral with its

four towers. Overlooking the city are seven churches, each atop a hill, surrounding the town. This evening, we transit the RhineMain-Danube canal highlighted with a talk onboard about this important waterway. DAY 8 | NUREMBERG Following breakfast, enjoy your day in Nuremberg. Consider a visit to the romantic Old Town of Nuremberg, lovingly restored after the destruction incurred during World War II. A hub for history, Nuremberg is home to many museums including the Documentation Centre, which recounts the effects of the Nazi Regime and World War II on the city and surrounding areas. Back on board, it’s full steam ahead before crossing the European Watershed separating the Main and Danube rivers. DAY 9 | REGENSBURG In the afternoon, visit one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history throughout the centuries. The stone bridge, built in 1135 – 1146, the Church of St James, and the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city. This evening is a special Bavarian theme celebrating the wonderful region cruised thus far. DAY 10 | PASSAU Arrive in time for lunch in the three-rivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. Explore the city with its St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to one of the largest pipe organs in the world. The imposing fortress Veste Oberhaus is located high on the hill, overlooking the town and the three rivers. Back onboard, enjoy dinner as the vessel sets off toward the romantic Wachau Valley.


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In Vienna‘s old city the original Viennese coffee house culture flourishes.

Passau: the baroque St. Stephen‘s Cathedral

DAY 11 | AUSTRIA: EMMERSDORF · DÜRNSTEIN · VIENNA In the early morning, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected, cultural heritage landscape, of the Wachau Valley. Spend the morning discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or visit Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey – the largest in Austria. Back onboard for lunch, continue through the vineyards of the Wachau to the village of Dürnstein. Spend the afternoon in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets, and perhaps sample the local wines. After dinner, arrive in Vienna and opt for the “Sound of Vienna” concert and listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era, at a local salon, as the vessel remains overnight.

Martin’s Cathedral, former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings. Bratislava is a little jewel along the Danube. This evening celebrate with the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

DAY 12 | VIENNA There is much to see and do in this Imperial capital city. Drive the Ringstrasse with its

impressive buildings, see the famous Vienna State Opera House, the Museums Quarter with historic and contemporary buildings housing works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and numerous other important sites. In the afternoon continue your exploration or perhaps venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous former summer palace and beautiful gardens of Empress Maria Theresia. After a full day of exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard. DAY 13 | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Awake today in the capital city of Bratislava in Slovakia. Walk through the city, see the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the Archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. Traverse through the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, and admire other impressive sights such as the Primatial Palace and St.

DAY 14 | HUNGARY: BUDAPEST The beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest is a perfect finale to your trip. One of the largest cities in the European Union, Budapest offers many interesting sites, including the largest building in Hungary: the neo-Gothic Parliament building, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge, which connects the two sides of the city – Buda and Pest. Onboard this evening, enjoy a Hungarian folklore show as your vessel cruises the Danube to see the beautiful city by night. Remain overnight. DAY 15 | BUDAPEST After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Bratislava’s imposing castle has been nicknamed “the upturned table” because of its striking architecture.

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Your itinerary Cruise Budapest – Amsterdam DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

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1 Budapest Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Budapest 22.00 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show 3 Bratislava

4 Vienna 08.00 23.30 City tour of Vienna Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) in the evening 5 Dürnstein 07.00 11.00 Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting Emmersdorf 14.00 18.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the afternoon 6 Passau

The Imperial Castle of Nuremberg

14.00 23.59 City tour of Bratislava

12.00 16.30 Passau walking tour in the afternoon

7 Regensburg 09.30 12.30 Regensburg walking tour in the morning Bavarian evening on board 8 Nuremberg 09.00 18.00 City tour of Nuremberg in the morning Guided tour of the Documentation Centre of Nuremberg in the afternoon 9 Bamberg 08.00 12.30 Bamberg walking tour in the morning Evening talk on board about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal 0 Würzburg 09.00 18.00 Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting in the morning 1 Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the afternoon 1 Wertheim 07.00 09.00 Wertheim and Miltenberg walking tours 1 Miltenberg 12.30 13.00 (from Wertheim/to Miltenberg)

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2 Oberwesel 09.00 14.00 Oberwesel walking tour 1 Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley

The original fish market in the old town of Cologne

3 Cologne 1 00.01 19.00 Cologne walking tour in the morning Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 4 Utrecht 1 08.30 09.00 North Holland excursion in the morning (from Utrecht/ to Amsterdam) Amsterdam 12.00 City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip in the afternoon 15 Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

Flowery views in Amsterdam…

NETH E R L A N DS Amsterdam Utrecht

GE R M A N Y POLAND

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Cologne

Würzburg Rothenburg ob der Tauber

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Main Oberwesel Miltenberg

Bamberg

Wertheim

FRANCE

MainDanube canal

Emmersdorf Dürnstein

Regensburg Passau

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Bratislava Danube

Melk Vienna Budapest A UST R I A

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CZECH REPUBLIC

Nuremberg

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Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 15 days Amsterdam – Budapest Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Brilliant • 03 May - 17 May 18

£2,733 £3,145 £3,663 £3,968 £4,379 £5,103

Amadeus Queen

£3,121 £3,599 £4,150 £4,504 £4,957 £5,738

01 June - 15 June 18

15 days Budapest – Amsterdam

C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

Amadeus Silver II

£3,121 £3,599 £4,150 £4,504 £4,957 £5,738

17 May - 31 May 18

• Special cruise “Rhine in Flames“, slightly changed itinerary and excursion packages, information on request.

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price. Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82 – 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling

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Vessel

The spectacular fireworks celebration of “Rhine in Flames”

RHINE IN FLAMES Experience the spectacular “Rhine in Flames” celebration from your premier seat on the Amadeus ship during the cruise of 03 May – 17 May 2018, in Bonn. Countless glowing, red Bengal fireworks bathe the riverside promenades and the local landscape in festive light. Surrounded by mesmerizing fire-images in the sky, you will travel in a convoy of festively illuminated ships. The fireworks display is without any doubt a highlight of this cruise, a very special experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

Cruise Amsterdam – Budapest Unit price Packages A B C l l l City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland excursion £47 l l l Cologne walking tour £15 Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle £50 l Oberwesel walking tour £13 l l l Miltenberg and Wertheim walking tours £30 l l l Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting £42 Bamberg walking tour £21 l l l l City tour of Nuremberg £31 • Modern ship technology with the Guided tour of the Documentation Centre of Nuremberg £40 l highest safety standards l l Regensburg walking tour £13 • Generous outside cabins, most with Passau walking tour £13 l a French balcony or drop-down l l l Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 panorama windows Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting £20 l • Accessible outside balconies in the “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £45 l suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships, l l l City tour of Vienna £28 and the “Amadeus Queen” Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 l • Gourmet dining, including a breakfast l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner l l Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 menus with menu choices (including l l l typical regional specialities and fresh City tour of Budapest £27 ingredients from the areas travelled Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö £37 l through), afternoon tea and a midnight Total per person £254 £338 £614 snack Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £216 £287 £522 • Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local Cruise Budapest – Amsterdam Unit price Packages draft beer, and soft drinks with every A B C lunch and dinner onboard l l l City tour of Budapest £27 • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö £37 l • 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea l l City tour of Bratislava £27 • Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and l l l City tour of Vienna £28 Captain’s Gala Dinner l l Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace £37 • Complimentary bottled water in your “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £45 l stateroom l l Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting £20 • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard l l l Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 • Stimulating and enriching onboard l l Passau walking tour £13 programmes, including fascinating Regensburg walking tour £13 l talks, cooking demonstrations and l l l City tour of Nuremberg £31 music by our onboard musicians • Hands-free Amadeus Audio System Guided tour of the Documentation Centre of Nuremberg £40 l (headphones) for all excursions Bamberg walking tour £21 l • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles l l l Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting £42 • A ll port taxes, embarkation, Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber £27 l disembarkation and lock fees l l Wertheim and Miltenberg walking tours £30

Inclusions

Oberwesel walking tour £13 l l l l Cologne walking tour £15 prices per person in sterling Excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle £50 l Amsterdam/airport – vessel or v.v. £43 l l North Holland excursion £35 Amsterdam/station – vessel or v.v. £35 l l l City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip £41 Budapest/vessel – airport or v.v. £38 Total per person £248 £356 £629 Budapest/vessel – station or v.v. £22 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £211 £303 £535 Budapest/vessel – city centre or v.v. £17 For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

Transfers

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Danube ¡ Danube Delta

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The Amadeus Silver in the Wachau region between Melk and Krems


CLASSICAL DANUBE

44 – 47

DANUBE RHAPSODY

48 – 51

BLUE DANUBE

52 – 55

BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE  AND DANUBE DELTA

56 – 61

1,200 MILES ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE

62 – 67

8-day cruise Passau – Budapest or Budapest – Passau 8-day cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau

8-day cruise Nuremberg – Budapest or Budapest – Nuremberg

16-day cruise Passau – Danube Delta – Passau

11-day cruise Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna or 10-day cruise Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest

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Classical Danube Passau – Budapest or Budapest – Passau 8-day cruise from £1,317 per person

This quintessential cruise along the beautiful Danube connects Passau, the ‘Three Rivers City’ of the Inn, Ilz and Danube, with the Hungarian capiital city of Budapest. Traverse four of Europe’s most important countries while visiting three world famous capital cities. This scenic cruise through beautiful landscapes, including the UNESCO protected Wachau Valley, is full of culture,

DANUBE

history and charm.

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The beautiful Boroque Melk Abbey sits on the hill overlooking the town and the Danube river.


Your itineraries Cruise Passau – Budapest DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau 18.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Regensburg 09.30 20.00 Regensburg walking tour in the morning · Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey in the afternoon · Bavarian evening on board 3 Passau 08.00 10.00 Passau walking tour in the morning* or full-day excursion to Salzburg with Salzkammergut and lunch (from Passau/to Linz)* Linz 16.30 22.00 Linz walking tour in the afternoon* 4 Emmersdorf 08.00 09.00 Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey and wine tasting Weissenkirchen 10.30 16.00 (from Emmersdorf/to Weissenkirchen) Vienna 21.30 5 Vienna City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit 6 Vienna 03.00 Bratislava 08.00 22.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Esztergom 07.00 08.30 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre (from Esztergom/ Budapest 13.00 to Budapest) · City tour of Budapest in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show 8 Budapest Disembarkation after breakfast Cruise Budapest – Passau DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Budapest Embarkation from 16:00 ­Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening Evening cruise Budapest with folklore programme 2 Budapest 13.30 City tour of Budapest · Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom 18.30 20.00 Esztergom (from Budapest/to Esztergom) 3 Bratislava 08.00 23.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace in the afternoon 4 Vienna 07.00 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit 5 Vienna Dürnstein Emmersdorf

02.00 08.00 12.00 Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting 15.00 19.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the afternoon

6 Linz 07.00 08.30 Linz walking tour in the morning (from Linz/to Aschach)* or Aschach 11.00 11.30 full-day excursion to Salzburg with Salzkammergut and lunch (from Linz/to Passau)* Passau 17.00 18.30 Passau walking tour* · Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Regensburg 10.00 20.00 Regensburg walking tour in the morning · Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey in the afternoon · Bavarian evening on board 8 Passau

08.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

Pre- or Post-Programme in Prague

Prague

Extend your cruise with a 2-day stay in Prague, the “Golden City”.

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The optional stay in Prague can be booked on select departures as a pre-programme to the Passau – Budapest trip or as a post-programme to the Budapest – Passau trip.

Passau

Emmersdorf Weissenkirchen Dürnstein Linz

Salzburg

A UST R I A

Melk

SLO V A KI A

Bratislava

Esztergom

Vienna

Szentendre

Budapest

HUN GA R Y

Danube

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C Z E C H  R E P UB L I C

Regensburg

Puszta

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Classical Danube

Passau – Budapest

Weissenkirchen: the fortified church Maria Himmelfahrt overlooking the Danube

(Programme Budapest – Passau on request) DAY 1 | GERMANY: PASSAU This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner. DAY 2 | REGENSBURG Begin your cruise with a visit to Regensburg. This UNESCO site boasts architecture from many centuries, reflective of its varied history throughout the centuries. The stone bridge, built in 1135 – 1146, the Church of St. James, and the Schloss of Thurn and Taxis are a few of the highlights of this beautiful city. Back onboard this evening, experience a Bavarian evening with lively traditional music and a dinner of local specialities. DAY 3 | PASSAU | AUSTRIA: LINZ A short stop this morning shows you the threerivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. At St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see an organ with 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the second largest in the world. The imposing fortress Veste Oberhaus is located high on the hill overlooking the town and the three rivers. This afternoon, the vessel stops in the third largest city in Austria – Linz.

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The main street and square are marked with unique churches, concert venues, and plenty of artists who come to the city to thrive. Time permitting, sample one of the famous Linzer Tortes before returning to the vessel. 46

DAY 4 | EMMERSDORF · WEISSENKIRCHEN · VIENNA This morning presents an opportunity to visit the famous Benedictine Abbey of Melk which stands over the Danube, or continue with the vessel to the town of Weissenkirchen. Here, sample some of the region’s famous Riesling wines or enjoy a leisurely stroll through the cobbled streets. This morning’s optional excursion will rejoin the ship in the early afternoon before departing for Vienna. Dinner is served with dishes of regional specialties. The ship arrives late evening in Vienna and remains overnight.

Slovakia. Walking through the city, see the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. You can also walk through the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings. Bratislava is a little jewel along the Danube.

DAY 5 | VIENNA There is much to see in Imperial Vienna: its lavish palaces, the Museums Quarter displaying works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists, the impressive buildings along the Ringstrasse, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the famous Vienna State Opera among many others. This afternoon perhaps venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous summer palace and gardens of Empress Maria Theresia and the Habsburg empire. Cap off your Vienna experience with an optional excursion “Sound of Vienna” concert. Listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era. The vessel remains in Vienna.

DAY 7 | H UNGARY: ESZTERGOM · BUDAPEST Relax onboard as the vessel makes its way to Budapest, Hungary. For those interested in exploring the Hungarian countryside, spend the morning visiting Esztergom and its Basilica dedicated to Saint Mary, and Szentendre, known for its art galleries and museums. After lunch, explore the beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest. Uniquely straddling the Danube river, the Buda side with its Fisherman’s Bastion and the Pest side with its famous Hungarian Parliament building, are connected by the beautiful Chain Bridge. An evening cruise onboard your Amadeus vessel along the illuminated skyline, accompanied by a folklore show of music and dance, is a perfect ending to your visit.

DAY 6 | V  IENNA | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Awake today the capital city of Bratislava in

DAY 8 | BUDAPEST After breakfast we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Passau – Budapest Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Silver II

12 Apr - 19 Apr 18

£1,416 £1,622 £1,894 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593

Amadeus Elegant

01 June - 08 June 18

£1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

Amadeus Brilliant

22 June - 29 June 18

£1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

Amadeus Silver II

07 Oct - 14 Oct 18

£1,482 £1,704 £1,976 £2,140 £2,346 £2,717

Amadeus Elegant

24 Oct - 31 Oct 18

£1,359 £1,564 £1,811 £1,951 £2,157 £2,486

8 days Budapest – Passau

C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

Amadeus Silver II

19 Apr - 26 Apr 18

£1,416 £1,622 £1,894 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593

Amadeus Brilliant

17 May - 24 May 18

£1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

Amadeus Silver

24 May - 31 May 18

^ £1,647 £1,894 £2,182 £2,363 £2,593 £3,005

Amadeus Queen

15 June - 22 June 18

Amadeus Brilliant

29 June - 06 July 18

Amadeus Brilliant

31 Oct - 07 Nov 18

£1,647 £1,894 £2,182 £2,363 £2,593 £3,005 £1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

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£1,317 £1,499 £1,729 £1,869 £2,058 £2,363

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The beautiful Neo Renaissance Slovak National Theatre

Cruise extension in Prague is available for this departure, see details below. ^ Golf and wine itineraries available. Modified programmes - call for details.

Inclusions

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017

Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Elegant and on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins.

For deck plans, please see pages 82 – 91. •

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Passau – Budapest Unit price Packages A B C D l l l l Regensburg walking tour £13 l l l Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey £47 Passau walking tour* £13 l l l Full-day excursion to Salzburg with Salzkammergut and lunch* £76 Linz walking tour* £16 l l l l Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey and wine tasting £45 l l l l City tour of Vienna £28 Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace £37 l l “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £44 l l l l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 l l Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £32 l l l l l l City tour of Budapest £27 Total per person £140 £218 £370 £417 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £119 £185 £315 £354 Cruise Budapest – Passau Unit price Packages A B C D l l l l City tour of Budapest £27 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £32 l l l l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 l l l l l l City tour of Vienna £28 Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 l l “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £45 l l l l l l Dürnstein walking tour and wine tasting £20 Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 l l l Linz walking tour (incl. transfer)* £25 l l l Full-day excursion to Salzburg with Salzkammergut and lunch* £76 Passau walking tour* £13 l l l l Regensburg walking tour £13 l l l l Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey £47 Total per person £149 £275 £392 £430 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £127 £234 £333 £366 *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked.

For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships, and the “Amadeus Queen” Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Passau/station – vessel or v. v. £19 Munich /airport – vessel or v.v. £56 Budapest/vessel – airport or v. v. £38 Budapest/vessel – station or v. v. £22 Budapest/vessel – city centre or v.v. £17 PRE-OR POST-Programme in Prague to or from Passau · prices per person in sterling Double room Single supplement

£532 £230

Minimum number of participants: 9 Included services: • 2 nights with breakfast in 4 – 5 star hotel • 1 elegant dinner at the hotel • Transfer Passau/vessel – Prague/hotel or v. v. • Experienced tour guide • Prague city tour 47


Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 8-day cruise from £1,416 per person

Journey along the most beautiful stretches of the Danube into the heart of the once illustrious Habsburg monarchy. Explore the art and cultural landscape of historic Europe as your vessel travels through four countries, scenic landscapes and visits three world famous capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. Explore the majestic Melk Abbey, the beauty of the Hungarian countryside and taste the regional wines of the Wachau DANUBE

Valley as you discover the best of Europe.

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Esztergom Basilica – the largest church in Hungary – situated hight on a hilltop


Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau 17.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Emmersdorf 09.00 13.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey with wine tasting Vienna 19.15 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit 3 Vienna 19.00 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 4 Budapest 11.30 City tour of Budapest in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show 5 Budapest 13.30 Excursion to the Puszta in the morning Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom in the afternoon Esztergom 19.00 19.15 (from Budapest/to Esztergom) 6 Bratislava 08.00 13.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Linz

14.00 22.00

Linz walking tour in the afternoon

8 Passau

07.30 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Danube Rhapsody

Passau – Budapest – Passau DAY 1 | GERMANY: PASSAU This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2 | A  USTRIA: EMMERSDORF · VIENNA In the early morning, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected, cultural heritage landscape of the Wachau Valley. Spend the morning discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey – the largest in Austria. Back onboard, the vessel continues its journey to Vienna, arriving just in time to go ashore and enjoy an optional performance of the “Sound of Vienna”, at Vienna’s Kursalon, where the “Alt Wien” orchestra plays popular melodies from Vienna’s classical era. Remain overnight.

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DAY 3 | VIENNA There is much to see and do in this Imperial capital city. Drive the Ringstrasse with its impressive buildings, see the famous Vienna State Opera House, the Museums Quarter with historic and contemporary buildings with works by Egon Schiele, Gustav Klimt and other artists, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and numerous other important sites. In the afternoon continue your exploration or perhaps venture to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous former summer palace and gardens 50

Beautiful Bratislava, Plague Column at Rybne Namestie (Fish Square)

of Empress Maria Theresia. After a full day of exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard as the vessel departs.

vessel in Esztergom before dinner. Watch the departing lights of the city as the vessel continues to Slovakia.

DAY 4 | HUNGARY: BUDAPEST After a relaxing morning onboard, arrive in Budapest shortly before lunch. Spend the afternoon in this capital city which uniquely straddles the Danube River. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. A special treat this evening awaits, as musicians come onboard to entertain with traditional music of Hungary, as the vessel cruises the Danube to see this beautiful city by night. Remain overnight.

DAY 6 | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Discover the Slovak capital of Bratislava, home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the Archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. Take a leisurely stroll from Michael’s Gate through the historic city center and the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. The Academia Istropolitana is the oldest university in the city, dating back to the 15th century. Cruise the Danube this afternoon and enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner this evening.

DAY 5 | BUDAPEST · ESZTERGOM This morning offers time to discover more of Budapest or an opportunity to explore rural Hungary with a visit out to the ‘Puszta’ or countryside. In the afternoon, relax onboard or join the optional excursion to visit Szentendre, an artist’s village with galleries and art museum and Esztergom, the seat of the Hungarian Catholic church and former capital city. Those on excursion rejoin the

DAY 7 | AUSTRIA: LINZ Enjoy a relaxing morning onboard before reaching Linz, the third largest city in Austria. See the Mozarthaus and the Renaissance villas here, along with the main street and square, which are marked with unique churches and concert venues. Time permitting, taste a piece of the famous Linzer Torte before returning to the ship. Join your fellow travellers for your last evening onboard. DAY 8 | GERMANY: PASSAU After a generous breakfast, the Amadeus crew bids you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Vessel

Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Passau – Budapest – Passau Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Elegant

04 Apr - 11 Apr 18

£1,416 £1,622 £1,894 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593

Amadeus Silver II

05 Apr - 12 Apr 18

£1,416 £1,622 £1,894 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593

Amadeus Silver

31 May - 07 June 18

£1,647 £1,894 £2,182 £2,363 £2,593 £3,005

Amadeus Silver

07 June - 14 June 18

£1,647 £1,894 £2,182 £2,363 £2,593 £3,005

Amadeus Brilliant

15 June - 22 June 18

£1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

Amadeus Brilliant

06 July - 13 July 18

£1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

Amadeus Queen

14 July - 21 July 18

Amadeus Silver

20 July - 27 July 18

£1,564 £1,811 £2,075 £2,239 £2,470 £2,856

Amadeus Queen

28 July - 04 Aug 18

£1,564 £1,811 £2,075 £2,239 £2,470 £2,856

Amadeus Silver

11 Aug - 18 Aug 18

£1,564 £1,811 £2,075 £2,239 £2,470 £2,856

Amadeus Silver

18 Aug - 25 Aug 18

£1,564 £1,811 £2,075 £2,239 £2,470 £2,856

Amadeus Elegant

03 Sept - 10 Sept 18

£1,499 £1,729 £1,992 £2,157 £2,363 £2,758

Amadeus Elegant

31 Oct - 07 Nov 18

£1,317 £1,499 £1,729 £1,869 £2,058 £2,363

£1,564 £1,811 £2,075 £2,239 £2,470 £2,856

• Special cruise “Music and Fireworks on the Danube“, slightly changed itinerary and excursion packages, information on request. Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant and on Amadeus Elegant at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82 – 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau Unit price Packages A B C l l l Excursion to Melk Abbey with wine tasting £45 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £45 l l l l City tour of Vienna £28 l l Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace £37 l l l City tour of Budapest £27 l l l Excursion to the Puszta (from/to Budapest) £49 l Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom £32 l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 l l Linz walking tour £16 Total per person £176 £229 £306 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £150 £195 £260

The marvelous fireworks on the Danube

MUSIC AND FIREWORKS ON THE DANUBE During the cruise of 14–21 July, 2018, you will experience the spectacular fireworks synchronised with thematically tuned music (15 July, 2018, starting at 22:00 in Grein). The fireworks are all about myths and legends associated with the Danube. Onboard your Amadeus vessel you will have a front row seat for this fantastic show. The music and fireworks with the Danube glimmering with splashes of colour is a special experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

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For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411 Melk Abbey’s magnificent Baroque library boasts an enormous collection of historic books.

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships and the “Amadeus Queen” Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Passau/station– vessel or v.v. £19 Munich/airport– Passau/vessel or v.v. £56

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Blue Danube Nuremberg – Budapest or Budapest – Nuremberg 8-day cruise from £1,416 per person

DANUBE · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

Experience the beauty and history of the Danube River as this cruise passes through four of Europe’s most important countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia), and calls at three world-famous capital cities (Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava). View diverse landscapes such as the “Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque, myth-enshrouded Wachau region, and the Danube-knee at Visegrad (the Hungarian Wachau, as well as the RhineMain-Danube canel - a masterpiece of engineering). The cruise can be booked either from the Bavarian town of Nuremberg to Budapest – the “Queen of the Danube”, or in the opposite direction.

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A view onto the old Kuenringer town of Dürnstein, the “Pearl of the Wachau”, with its colourful abbey and castle ruins


Your itineraries Cruise Nuremberg – Budapest DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Nuremberg 17.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Regensburg 13.00 22.00 Regensburg walking tour in the afternoon Bavarian evening on board 3 Passau

12.00 16.00 Passau walking tour in the afternoon

4 Emmersdorf 06.30 11.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the morning Dürnstein 12.30 15.00 Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting in the afternoon Vienna 19.30 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit in the evening 5 Vienna 23.59 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 6 Bratislava 07.00 20.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Budapest 08.30 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show on board 8 Budapest Disembarkation after breakfast Cruise Budapest – Nuremberg DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Budapest Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Budapest 22.00 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show on board 3 Bratislava

14.00 23.59 City tour of Bratislava in the afternoon

4 Vienna 08.00 23.30 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit in the evening 5 Dürnstein 07.00 11.00 Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting Emmersdorf 14.00 18.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey 6 Passau 12.00 16.30 Passau walking tour in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Regensburg 09.30 12.30 Regensburg walking tour in the morning Bavarian evening on board 8 Nuremberg 09.00 Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Bratislava Vienna

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Budapest

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Blue Danube

Budapest – Nuremberg

Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest’s castle district offers wonderful views.

(Programme Nuremberg– Budapest on request) DAY 1 | HUNGARY: BUDAPEST This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner.

DANUBE · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

DAY 2 | BUDAPEST Spend a full day exploring Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. Should you be interested in history, a visit to the stunning Gödöllö Palace this afternoon promises a treat both historically and visually. Sissi, the Habsburg Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary, loved this castle and spent much time here. This evening, a Hungarian folklore show and evening cruise through the “Paris of the East” on your Amadeus vessel is a perfect start to the cruise. DAY 3 | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Arrive in the capital city of Bratislava this afternoon. The old city walls, the summer residence of the Archbishop, and the current residence of the president of Slovakia are part of the charm of this city. Walk through the carefully restored old town of Bratislava, from Michael’s Gate, where you can admire the neoclassical Primatial Palace 54

and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation church for Hungarian kings, to the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university in the city, which dates back to the 15th century. Back onboard, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers. DAY 4 | AUSTRIA: VIENNA There is much to see and explore in the impressive Imperial Vienna. Drive along the Ringstrasse, visit one of the many museums, or visit the Naschmarkt for a sample of culinary delights, the city is yours. An excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence of Empress Maria Theresia is offered this afternoon, as well as an evening concert ‘Sound of Vienna’ at a local music hall to round off your stay. Late in the evening, the vessel departs toward the romantic Wachau Valley. DAY 5 | DÜRNSTEIN · EMMERSDORF Awake in the village of Dürnstein, known as the “Pearl of the Wachau”. Spend the morning in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets, and perhaps sample the local wines. After lunch onboard, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected landscape of the Wachau Valley. Spend the afternoon discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, the largest in Austria and a seat of higher education.

DAY 6 | GERMANY: PASSAU Our next port of call is the three-rivers city of Passau, located at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. High above the rivers, the Veste Oberhaus 13th century fortress houses a city museum and observation tower. The old town of Passau is filled with outstanding Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral containing the largest pipe organ in the world with 17,974 pipes. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner as you continue to beautiful Regensburg. DAY 7 | REGENSBURG Visit the beautiful city of Regensburg, one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. Among its architectural treasures are churches, monasteries, the town hall, and one of Europe’s oldest bridges, which has spanned the Danube since the 12th century. Explore the city and feel the former power and wealth which once controlled the trade route to the Orient. Step inside the Regensburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter, and admire this masterpiece of Gothic architecture in southern Germany. Spend the afternoon cruising the waterways of the Danube. A Bavarian theme surrounds the evening with a special menu and festivities. DAY 8 | NUREMBERG We bid you farewell after breakfast in the city of Nuremberg. We hope to welcome you back soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks A-1 Suite C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 8 days Nuremberg – Budapest Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Brilliant

10 May - 17 May 18

£1,416 £1,622 £1,869 £2,033 £2,239 £2,593

Amadeus Queen

08 June - 15 June 18

£1,647 £1,894 £2,182 £2,363 £2,593 £3,005

8 days Budapest – Nuremberg

C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

Amadeus Silver II

£1,647 £1,894 £2,182 £2,363 £2,593 £3,005

17 May - 24 May 18

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82 – 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling

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Vessel

Cruise Nuremberg – Budapest Unit price Packages Grilled Nuremberg sausages – a regional specialty A B C l l Regensburg walking tour £13 Passau walking tour £13 l • Modern ship technology with the l l l Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 highest safety standards Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting £20 l • Generous outside cabins, most with “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £45 l a French balcony or drop-down l l l City tour of Vienna £28 panorama windows Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace £37 l • Accessible outside balconies in the l l l City tour fo Bratislava £27 suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships, l l Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 and the “Amadeus Queen” l l l • Gourmet dining, including a breakfast City tour of Budapest £27 buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö £37 l menus with menu choices (including Total per person £119 £173 £325 typical regional specialities and fresh Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £101 £147 £276 ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight Cruise Budapest – Nuremberg Unit price Packages snack A B C • Quality red and white wines from the l l l City tour of Budapest £27 best wine regions of Europe, local Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö £37 l draft beer, and soft drinks with every l l City tour of Bratislava £27 lunch and dinner onboard l l l City tour of Vienna £28 • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner l l Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace £37 • 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £45 l • Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and l l Dürnstein walking tour with wine tasting £20 Captain’s Gala Dinner l l l Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 • Complimentary bottled water in your l l Passau walking tour £13 stateroom l Regensburg walking tour £13 • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Total per person £119 £162 £284 • Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating £101 £138 £241 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount talks, cooking demonstrations and For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411 music by our onboard musicians • Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions UNESCO World Heritage: city of Regensburg with its stone bridge and the Regensburg Cathedral • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

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Inclusions

Transfers prices per person in sterling Nuremberg/airport – vessel or v. v. £53 Nuremberg/station – vessel or v. v. £53 Nuremberg/city center – vessel or v.v. £53 Budapest/vessel – airport or v. v. £38 Budapest/vessel – station or v. v. £22 Budapest/vessel – city centre or v.v. £17

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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau – Danube Delta – Passau 16-day cruise from £2,014 per person Experience the full length of the Danube, the most beautiful river of Europe. You will cruise along 4,000 river kilometers, visit eight countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania), and five world renowned capital cities (Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest). The trip through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains, is a particular highlight of this scenic cruise. The journey to kilometer zero, the estuary of the Danube that meets the Black Sea, and visit UNESCO protected site of the Danube Delta

DANUBE · DANUBE DELTA

with its vast wildlife and natural beauty is an unforgettable experiences.

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Pelicans in the Danube Delta nature reserve


Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

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ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau 18.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Vienna

14.00 18.30 City tour of Vienna

3 Esztergom Budapest

07.30 08.30 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre 12.30 13.00 (from Esztergom/to Budapest)

4 Belgrade

13.30 19.00 City tour of Belgrade in the afternoon

5 Vidin

15.00 18.30 Excursion to Vidin and Belogradchik

6 Oltenita Fetesti

13.30 14.30 City tour of Bucharest with dinner 20.30 22.00 (from Oltenita/to Fetesti)

7 Danube Delta Cruise the St. George branch to km 0 of the Danube at the Black Sea St. George 14.00 22.00 “Delta Safari“ boat excursion (only bookable on board) 8 Hirsova Fetesti

13.00 14.00 Excursion to Constanta with Black Sea coast 19.00 19.30 (from Hirsova/to Fetesti)

9 Rousse Svishtov

08.00 08.30 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo in the morning 12.30 13.00 (from Rousse/to Svishtov)

10 Iron Gates Cruise day with passage of the world famous Iron Gates 11 Novi Sad Vukovar

10.00 14.00 City tour of Novi Sad and excursion to Sremski Karlovci 19.00 22.00 Evening excursion to Vukovar

2 Mohacs 1 08.00 Mohacs walking tour in the morning 14.00 Great Hungarian Puszta tour in the afternoon Kalocsa 19.00 20.00 (from Mohacs/to Kalocsa) 13 Budapest 04.00 21.30 City tour of Budapest in the mornign Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Evening cruise Budapest with folklore show 14 Bratislava 15.00 19.00 City tour of Bratislava in the afternoon Captain’s Gala Dinner 5 Dürnstein 1 09.00 09.30 Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey and wine Emmersdorf 13.00 14.00 tasting (from Dürnstein/to Emmersdorf) 16 Passau

08.30 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta

Passau – Danube Delta – Passau DAY 1 | GERMANY: PASSAU This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner. DAY 2 | AUSTRIA: VIENNA Arrive in Vienna this afternoon where the sights of Imperial Vienna await. Spend time exploring this majestic city with its dynamic history before reboarding the vessel for dinner and setting off for Hungary.

DANUBE · DANUBE DELTA

DAY 3 | H  UNGARY: ESZTERGOM · BUDAPEST Spend a relaxing day cruising the beautiful blue Danube or opt to join an excursion to Esztergom, the former residence of the Hungarian kings and seat of the Archbishop, and Szentendre, an artists’ colony with numerous contemporary galleries and museums reflecting the artistic history of Hungary. Just before lunch, the vessel stops for our guests on the optional shore excursion to rejoin. DAY 4 | SERBIA: BELGRADE During lunch arrive in Belgrade, one of the oldest European cities and the capital of Serbia. The “White City” is one of the most historically rich and important in all of Serbia and boasts a large number of monuments 58

Explore the Danube Delta by boat on our “Delta Safari” excursion.

from different times and cultures. Travel to the Kalemegdan Fortress for an impressive panoramic view over the Danube and the Sava rivers. See the National Museum, the Parliament, Terazije Square and the Palace of Princess Ljubica, as well as St. Sava Cathedral, the largest Orthodox church in the world. If you feel like a snack, taste some of the best food along the Skadarlija, offering some of the best in local cuisine. Dinner this evening is onboard as the vessel continues through the countries of the Danube. DAY 5 | BULGARIA: VIDIN Reach Bulgaria this afternoon and visit Vidin, a town renowned for its centuries of history. Wander through the streets and view the many churches and Renaissance buildings which decorate the town. A short distance away is the Baba Vida Fortress, located on the banks of the Danube, which is the only fully-preserved medieval fortress in Bulgaria. Another fortress, Kaleto, stands imposingly beside Vidin, and is worth a visit. DAY 6 | ROMANIA: OLTENITA · FETESTI The day is spent cruising the Danube as it winds through the beautiful countryside of Romania. Relax on deck as the picturesque scenery glides by.

An excursion to the Eastern European capital city of Bucharest is offered for those wishing to explore inland. After dinner the vessel stops to pick up the returning excursion. DAY 7 | DANUBE DELTA · ST. GEORGE Spend the morning cruising Sfantu Gheorghe (Saint George), one of the 3 main channels that make up the Danube Delta. At the meeting of the Black Sea and the Danube, this UNESCO site hosts 27 different ecosystems and is home to many unique species of birds, fish, and other creatures. From the fisherman’s village of Saint George, observe daily life for the people who inhabit this fertile delta. For those wishing to delve further into the scenic waterways, the optional Delta Safari boat excursion awaits. During dinner, enjoy sunset over the waters of the Danube Delta as your vessel departs and begins the journey back up the Danube. DAY 8 | HIRSOVA · FETESTI Relaxation is on the schedule today as the vessel plies the waters of the Danube. The afternoon offers an opportunity to see Constanta, the oldest city on the Black Sea coast. This ancient metropolis by the sea is Romania’s longest continually inhabited city. The vessel stops for those on the excursion to rejoin before dinner this evening.


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The medieval Tsarevets fortress overlooks the charming place of Veliko Tarnovo.

The artists› town of Szentendre

DAY 9 | BULGARIA: ROUSSE · SVISHTOV Continue to enjoy your experience onboard, consider a massage or relax in the lounge and view the passing scenery. For a little more adventure, an optional excursion is offered to Veliko Tarnovo, the oldest town in Bulgaria. This pretty town is located on the steep banks of the river Yantra at the foot of the Balkan Mountains. High on a peak is the remains of the medieval town of Tsarevets, where 22 tsars made history in the 2nd Bulgarian empire. Rejoin the vessel in Svishtov as lunch is served.

at the confluence of the Vuka and Danube rivers. All would pass by on the way to Budapest and Vienna upstream and Romania downstream.

DAY 10 | IRON GATES On deck there is much natural beauty to take in as you cruise the mighty Danube river and the picturesque “Iron Gates.” The Iron Gates is a narrow gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains which forms a natural

border between Serbia and Romania, featuring breathtaking scenery. This part of the river is named the Iron Gates for the two hydroelectric dams that control the water flow. Keep an eye out for the many caves and rock sculptures hiding among the steep hills. Over dinner this evening recount the beauty of the day with your fellow travellers. DAY 11 | S  ERBIA: NOVI SAD | CROATIA: VUKOVAR Late morning arrive in Novi Sad, the second largest city in Serbia, known for its 19th century buildings and stunning parks. See the Catholic St. Mary’s Church, the Orthodox Church of St. George, and the home of Albert Einstein. Also the impressive fortress Petrovaradin, that has the distinction of ‘never being taken by the enemy’. This evening the vessel stops in Vukovar, located on an important trade route

DAY 12 | H  UNGARY: MOHACS · KALOCSA This morning, visit the tiny harbour town of Mohács, a melting pot of nations. Two important battles took place in the fields around this town, which had a huge impact on European history. The battle in 1526 was lost and was the beginning of the reign of the Ottoman Empire for the next century and a half. In 1687 the Austrian troops and Habsburg allies overturned the empire and regained the cities of the Danube. This afternoon relax onboard or join the optional excursion to the ‘Puszta‘ to enjoy the scenery of the endless plain, where the sky stretches into the horizon.

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A highlight of the trip is the passage through the “Iron Gates”, a naturally formed gorge that creates the border between Romania and Serbia.

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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta

Passau – Danube Delta – Passau

Beautiful Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley

DAY 13 | BUDAPEST Early this morning we dock in Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. A special treat this evening awaits, as musicians come onboard to entertain with traditional music of Hungary, as the vessel cruises the Danube to see this beautiful city by night. Remain overnight.

DAY 14 | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Discover the Slovak capital of Bratislava this afternoon. The city is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the Archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. You can also see Bratislava Castle, high above the city. From Michael’s Gate, take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner onboard this evening.

jumping off point for an optional excursion to Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a Baroque masterpiece!

DAY 15 | AUSTRIA: DÜRNSTEIN This morning arrive in Dürnstein, a tiny village surrounded by vineyards, which serves as a

DAY 16 | GERMANY: PASSAU After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

Vineyards and orchards are hallmarks of the Wachau.

The beautiful Baroque Royal Palace of Gödöllö

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During the day the vessel winds its way through picture perfect scenery in the UNESCO protected Wachau Valley. Rich fields of vineyards line the shores with pretty houses dotting the landscape. This afternoon with all travellers safely back onboard, the vessel cruises toward the port where this magnificent voyage began.

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Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Vessel

Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 16 days Passau – Danube Delta – Passau Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Elegant

11 Apr - 26 Apr 18

£2,014 £2,426 £2,919 £3,207 £3,594 £4,294

Amadeus Silver

27 July - 11 Aug 18

£3,142 £3,619 £4,170 £4,524 £4,977 £5,759

Amadeus Brilliant

06 Aug - 21 Aug 18

£2,853 £3,290 £3,800 £4,088 £4,499 £5,199

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price Single cabins available on Amadeus Brilliant and on Amadeus Elegant at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Passau – Danube Delta – Passau Unit price Packages A B C l l l City tour of Vienna £28 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £32 l l l l City tour of Belgrade £28 Excursion to Vidin and Belogradchik £21 l l l l City tour of Bucharest with dinner £67 Boat excursion Delta Safari Bookable onboard only Excursion to Constanta with Black Sea coast £41 l l l l Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo £36 l l City tour of Novi Sad and excursion to Sremski Karlovci £28 Evening excursion to Vukovar £18 l l l Mohacs walking tour £13 Great Hungarian Puszta tour (by bus from Mohacs to Kalocsa) £49 l l l l City tour of Budapest £27 Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö £37 l l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 l l Excursion to the Wachau with Melk Abbey and wine tasting £45 Total per person £213 £299 £497 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £181 £254 £422 For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

Enjoy the traditional dance of the Hungarian people.

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The Romanian Orthodox Patriarchal Cathedral in Bucharest is a designated historical monument.

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships” Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Passau/station– vessel or v.v. £19 Munich/airport – Passau/vessel or v.v. £56

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1,200 Miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube 11-day cruise Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna or 10-day cruise Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest 10-day cruise from £1,811 per person

This unforgettable journey combines the best of Europe’s countryside, cities and villages as well as natural beauty. Travel through seven countries (Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania) and five world famous capital cities (Vienna, Budapest, Bratislava, Belgrade and Bucharest). Be amazed as you DANUBE · DANUBE DELTA

pass through the “Iron Gates”, the imposing gorge where the Danube breaks through the Carpathian Mountains. Follow the Danube to kilometer zero, where the Danube meets the Black Sea culminating in a visit to the Danube Delta. A UNESCO protected site filled with over 300 species of birds and 45 species of freshwater fish, among beautiful flora. History, tradition and natural beauty makes this an unforgettable trip.

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The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is one of the largest and most impressive buildings in the world.


Your itinerary Cruise Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna

m it15% Frühbucher-Bonus

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ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Bucharest Meet & greet at Bucharest airport Transfer to a centrally located hotel (4–5 star) in Bucharest Welcome Dinner Overnight in the hotel 2 Bucharest Check out after breakfast City tour of Bucharest with lunch Transfer to the Danube port of Fetesti Fetesti 17.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner 3 Danube Delta Cruise the St. George branch to km 0 of the Danube and the Black Sea St. George 09.00 15.00 ”Delta Safari” boat excursion (only bookable on board) 4 Hirsova

07.00 12.00 Excursion to Constanta and the Black Sea coast

5 Giurgiu Rousse Svishtov

07.00 08.00 08.30 09.30 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi and lunch 13.30 16.00 (from Rousse/to Svishtov)

6 Iron Gates Cruise day with passage of the world famous Iron Gates 7 Belgrade 09.30 16.30 City tour of Belgrade in the morning Leisure time in the early afternoon 8 Mohacs Kalocsa

11.30 14.00 Excursion to the Puszta 19.00 20.00 (from Mohacs/to Kalocsa)

9 Budapest 08.00 21.00 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Evening cruise with folklore show 0 Bratislava 1 15.30 19.00 City tour of Bratislava Captain’s Gala Dinner 11 Vienna

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Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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1,200 Miles on the Beautiful Blue Danube

Bucharest – Danube Delta –Vienna

The distinctive outline of Bratislava Castle can be seen from afar.

(Programme Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest on request) DAY 1 | ROMANIA: BUCHAREST Arrive at the Bucharest airport and transfer to your centrally located hotel. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner and your evening in Bucharest.

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DAY 2 | BUCHAREST · FETESTI After breakfast, check out of your hotel and begin a full day exploration of the capital city of Romania, the “Paris of the East”. Your adventure begins with a panoramic city tour which includes a stop at the impressive Parliament Palace. Construction began in 1984 under the Communist leader Nicolae Ceausescu, it is the second largest administrative building in the world after the Pentagon in the United States. Continue along the city’s broad boulevards, past the opera house and the Triumph Arch – modeled after the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. After lunch in a local restaurant, continue on foot through the historic centre of Bucharest. Visit the Stavropoleos Church (dating back to 1724), which is one of the oldest Orthodox churches in the city, and the Romanian Orthodox Church. Your afternoon concludes with a transfer to the Danube port of Fetesti, for embarkation. After settling into your cabin, enjoy a delicious Welcome Cocktail and a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner. DAY 3 | DANUBE DELTA · ST. GEORGE The natural beauty of the Danube Delta is on full display today. Spend the morning cruising Sfantu Gheorghe (Saint George), one of the 3 main channels that make up the Danube Delta. At the meeting of the Black Sea and the Danube, this UNESCO site hosts 27 different 64

ecosystems and is home to many unique species of birds, fish, and other creatures. From the fisherman’s village of Saint George, observe daily life for the people who inhabit this fertile delta. For those wishing to delve further into the scenic waterways, the optional Delta Safari boat excursion awaits. During dinner, enjoy sunset over the waters of the Danube Delta as your vessel departs and begins the journey back up the Danube. DAY 4 | HIRSOVA During breakfast, arrive in the small Romanian town of Hirsova. Explore the famous ancient Roman Ruins of Carsium, and the Lipovan Church, a unique structure which stands high above the city. In the distance you can see the Cliffs of Danube, the Black Sea Coast, and on a clear day, even Constanta, the oldest continually inhabited city in Romania. Constanta is an important cultural and economic centre, home to the famous Genoese Lighthouse, the Archaeology Park, and the Great Mahmudiye Mosque. This evening, enjoy dinner as the vessel continues to Bulgaria. DAY 5 | R  OMANIA: GIURGIU | BULGARIA: ROUSSE · SVISHTOV Spend the day cruising the Danube river through the Bulgarian countryside, dotted with delightful homes and villages. For those wanting to explore a little farther inland, an optional excursion is offered to Veliko Tarnovo, the oldest town in Bulgaria. This pretty town is located on the steep banks of the river Yantra at the foot of the Bal­kan Mountains. High on a peak is the remains of the medieval town of

Tsarevets, where 22 tsars made history in the 2nd Bulgarian empire. The vessel arrives in Svishtov, where guests will rejoin and lunch is served. DAY 6 | IRON GATES The natural beauty of the mighty Danube river is on full display as your Amadeus vessel makes its way around bends and through the picturesque “Iron Gates”. This beautiful passage is named “Iron Gates” for the two hydroelectric dams that control the waterflow. Watch from the deck as the vessel passes through the narrow gorge between the Carpathian and Balkan Mountains which forms a natural border between Serbia and Romania. Keep an eye out for the many caves and rock sculptures hiding among the steep hills overlooking the Danube. Recount the spectacular day with your fellow travellers over dinner. DAY 7 | SERBIA: BELGRADE After breakfast, arrive in Belgrade, one of the oldest European cities and the capital of Serbia. The city lies at the juncture of the Danube and the Sava rivers. The “White City” is one of the most historically rich and important places in all of Serbia. From the Kalemegdan-Belgrade fortress, you’ll have an impressive panoramic view over the Danube and the Sava rivers. Once an important military fortification, it now serves as the central park of Belgrade. Be sure to see the National Museum, the Parliament, the Terazije Square, and the Palace of Princess Ljubica. Another highlight is the St. Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in Serbia. The


DAY 8 | HUNGARY:  MOHACS · KALOCSA This morning visit the tiny harbour town of Mohács, a melting pot of nations. Two important battles took place in the fields around this town, which had a huge impact on European history. The battle in 1526 was lost and was the beginning of the reign of the Ottoman Empire over the country for the next century and a half. In 1687 the Austrian troops and Habsburg allies overturned the empire and regained the cities of the Danube. This afternoon relax onboard or join the optional excursion to the Puszta to enjoy the scenery of the endless plain, where the sky stretches into the horizon. DAY 9 | BUDAPEST Early this morning we dock in Budapest, the capital and largest city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the

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city has a bustling pedestrian area with plenty of shops and markets ripe for exploration. To taste the local cuisine, the Skadarlija (Skadars­ka Street) is a pedestrian street filled with restaurants and cafes, emanating the spirit of Old Belgrade. Belgrade has a wide variety of museums with something for everyone, including historical museum, the Nikola Tesla museum dedicated to the man who made significant contributions to electric engineering, and an Aeronautical Museum displaying over 200 aircrafts that had been operated by the Serbian and Yugoslav Air Forces as well as other rare aircraft and aviation equipment. Rejoin the ship this afternoon and continue along the Danube.

The Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade is one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.

third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling city. A visit to the covered market is a feast for the senses. The market is a favourite with the locals for the fresh produce, seafood and spices, including the famous Hungarian paprika. Should you be interested in history, a visit to the stunning Gödöllö Palace this afternoon promises a treat both historically and visually. Sissi, the Habsburg Empress of Austria, Queen of Hungary, loved this castle and spent much time here. After the day’s explorations, a special Hungarian evening is planned with the traditional music and dance of the country topped with an evening cruise down the Danube to see this beautiful city

by night. DAY 10 | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Discover the Slovak capital of Bratislava this afternoon. The city is home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the Archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. You can also see Bratislava Castle, high above the city. From Michael’s Gate, take a leisurely stroll through the historic city centre, where you can admire sights such as the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner onboard this evening. DAY 11 | AUSTRIA: VIENNA After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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The Danube Delta nature reserve is famous because it is one of the greatest wetlands on earth.

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Your itinerary Cruise Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest m it15% Frühbucher-Bonus

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ARR DEP PROGRAMME

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1 Vienna Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner

The artists quarter Skadarlija by night

2 Vienna 02.00 Bratislava 07.00 23.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace in the afternoon 3 Esztergom 07.00 08.30 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre Budapest 12.00 21.00 (from Esztergom/to Budapest) City tour of Budapest in the afternoon Evening cruise with folklore show on board 4 Mohacs Vukovar

07.00 09.00 14.30 22.00 Excursion to Vukovar and Kopacki Rit Nature Park

5 Belgrade 08.00 23.00 City tour of Belgrade in the morning Excursion to Topola and Oplenac in the afternoon Evening excursion to the artists’ quarter Skadarlija 6 Iron Gates Cruise day with passage of the world famous Iron Gates 7 Svishtov 07.00 08.00 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo Giurgiu 12.30 13.15 (from Svishtov/to Giurgiu) Captain’s Gala Dinner 8 Danube Delta Cruise the St. George branch to km 0 of the Danube and the Black Sea St. George 10.00 15.00 “Delta Safari“ boat excursion (only bookable on board) 9 Fetesti 09.00 Bucharest

Disembarkation after breakfast Transfer to a centrally located hotel (4–5 stars) in Bucharest City tour of Bucharest with lunch Farewell Dinner Overnight in the hotel

0 Bucharest 1 Check out after breakfast Transfer to Bucharest airport Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

Horse show in the Puszta

Explore the interior of the Delta by safari boat.

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Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour Dates

Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest Amadeus Silver

Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

02 July - 11 July 18

£1,811 £2,074 £2,403 £2,592 £2,839 £3,292

Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna

C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

Amadeus Silver

09 July - 19 July 18

£2,036 £2,325 £2,695 £2,917 £3,205 £3,699

Amadeus Silver III 22 Oct - 01 Nov 18

£1,847 £2,119 £2,448 £2,629 £2,901 £3,353

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price. For deck plan, please see page 85 – 87.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling Cruise Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest Unit price Packages A B C l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 l l l Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £32 l l l City tour of Budapest £27 Excursion to Vukovar and Kopacki Rit Nature Park £44 l l l l City tour of Belgrade £28 Excursion to Topola and Oplenac £28 l l l Evening excursion to the artists’ quarter Skadarlija £40 l l l Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo £36 Boat excursion Delta Safari Bookable onboard only Total per person £118 £190 £303 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £100 £162 £258

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Fortress ruins in Kalemegdan Park

Inclusions

Bucharest land programme: • Transfers from vessel–Bucharest hotel and Bucharest hotel–airport or v.v. • 1 night in a centrally located 4- or 5-star hotel in Bucharest, including breakfast • Farewell-/Welcome dinner in Bucharest • City tour of Bucharest (with lunch) • Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards • Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows • Accessible outside balconies in the Cruise Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna Unit price Packages suites of the “Amadeus Silver” ships A B C • Gourmet dining, including a breakfast Boat excursion Delta Safari Bookable onboard only buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner l l Excursion Constanta and Black Sea coast £41 menus with menu choices (including l l l Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with lunch £63 typical regional specialities and fresh l l l ingredients from the areas travelled City tour of Belgrade £28 through), afternoon tea and a midnight Excursion to the Puszta (by bus from Mohacs to Kalocsa) £49 l snack l l l City tour of Budapest £27 • Quality red and white wines from the Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö £37 l best wine regions of Europe, local l l l City tour of Bratislava £27 draft beer, and soft drinks with every Total per person £145 £186 £272 lunch and dinner onboard Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £126 £158 £231 • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411 • Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner The beautiful interior of the St George’s Church on the optional excursion to Topola and Oplenac • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard • Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians • Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Vienna/airport – vessel or v. v. £28 Vienna/station – vessel or v. v. £24 Vienna/city centre– vessel or v. v. £24

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Avignon›s “Pont Saint-Bénézet” bridge and the Papal Palace


PARIS, NORMANDY AND THE RIVER SEINE

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TREASURES OF BURGUNDY AND PROVENCE

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8-day cruise Paris – Le Havre – Paris

8-day cruise Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Arles – Lyon

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Paris, Normandy and the River Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 8-day cruise from £906 per person This week long cruise aboard the Amadeus Diamond, which begins and ends in Paris, combines the most romantic city in the world with a fascinating journey into the past of the Impressionist masters. Follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cezanne and Gaugin on this tour along the winding Seine river into Normandy (one of the most beautiful regions of France), up to Le Havre on the rugged Atlantic coast. Normandy played an important role in World War II with its D-Day landing beaches. Visits to idyllic Normandy villages, the “museum town” of Rouen and the picturesque harbour town of Honfleur, are only some of the wonders to be

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An evening view in Paris from the famous Ponte Alexandre III over the Seine, of the impressive Eiffel Tower.


Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Paris 20.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Conflans 01.30 17.00 Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise in the morning Leisure time in the afternoon 3 Rouen

08.00 17.30 Rouen walking tour in the morning Excursion along the “Abbey Trail“ in the afternoon

4 Le Havre 03.30 Excursion to Étretat in the morning Excursion to Honfleur in the afternoon 5 Le Havre 09.00 Full-day excursion to the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy* or full-day excursion to “Fascinating Caudebec- 15.00 22.00 Normandy“* (each from Le Havre/to Caudebec-en-Caux, en-Caux with lunch) 6 Les Andelys 08.00 09.00 Excursion to Château Gaillard and Giverny Vernon 11.30 (from Les Andelys/to Vernon) 13.30 Excursion to the Palace of Versailles Poissy 19.30 20.30 (from Vernon/to Poissy, only bookable in advance) Captain’s Gala Dinner 7 Paris 03.00 City tour of Paris in the morning Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district in the afternoon “Paris by Night“: illuminated cruise on the Seine 8 Paris Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

Pre- or Post-Programme in Paris Extend your river cruise with a stay in Paris, the world-famous capital of France, where there is much to explore and discover. We are happy to make a reservation for you in a 4-star centrally located hotel.

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Paris – Le Havre – Paris DAY 1 | FRANCE: PARIS This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner. DAY 2 | CONFLANS Arrive in Conflans, at the confluence of the Oise and the Seine. Visit the little town of Auvers-sur-Oise, an inspiration to many of the famous Impressionist masters, including Cezanne, Pissarro and Daubigny. The most famous of these artists is Vincent van Gogh, whose final resting place is located here. Visit Auberge Ravoux, where Van Gogh painted close to 80 canvases, which are a vivid reflection of life in the village. In the afternoon, take a walk on your own to discover Conflans. Regarded as the French capital of shipping, this town is home to a 17th century castle standing within the municipal park and housing the Museum of Shipping. Take in the breathtaking view from the Park of the Priory over the Seine and the castle of Prieuré.

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The Palace of Versailles is considered a highlight of European palace architecture.

Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. This afternoon venture down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view of countless churches, castles, and abbeys. DAY 4 | LE HAVRE Although the harbour of Le Havre was greatly destroyed in World War II, it was rebuilt and continues to be an important port city in Normandy. Explore the Normandy coastline with a walk along Ètretat’s cliff-top paths for a view of steep chalk rocks with impressive needle-like formations, which have inspired many wellknown artists. Nearby, is the city of Honfleur, where the Seine meets the Atlantic. This harbour town is regarded as a jewel on the Côte Fleurie and is a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. DAY 5 | LE HAVRE · CAUDEBEC-EN-CAUX Today, visit some of the most important places in recent history – the Normandy landing beaches. See Ponte du Hoc, Omaha Beach, the American military cemetery in Colleville, and the remains of the artificial harbour in Arromanches. If you prefer, explore the rural you can explore the rural charms of the Normandy region. Visit the historic towns of Caen and Bayeux, following the footsteps of William the Conqueror, the Duke of Normandy, and the subsequent King of England. Discover the richness of Calvados and the famous cheese of Pont l’Évêque. DAY 6 | LES ANDELYS · VERNON · POISSY

Today, your vessel anchors in the little town of Les Andelys in the shadow of Chateau Gaillard, the one time home to Richard the Lionheart. Relax in town or venture farther afield to nearby Giverny, home to Impressionist Claude Monet, until his death in 1926. The beautiful surroundings and vivid flora, were inspiration for some of his most famous works. Return to the ship in Vernon for lunch. Round off your Normandy experience with a visit to the spectacular Palace of Versailles. Originally a small hunting lodge, the palace was extended to its current size by the “Sun King” Louis XIV. and is now one of Europe’s largest palaces. Onboard, the Captain’s Gala Dinner is a wonderful finish to a fantastic day. DAY 7 | PARIS In the early morning, it is once more “Bienvenue” to the French capital. Explore the sights of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and the bustling ChampsÉlysées. Another interesting area to explore is quirky artists’ district of Montmartre and the Sacré-Coeur, located on the highest hill in northern Paris. On your last evening, enjoy an illuminated Paris from the ship or the streets, where you can fully see the “City of Lights” in all her glory. DAY 8 | PARIS After breakfast we bid you “adieu” and hope to see you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Paris – Le Havre – Paris Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Diamond 29 Mar - 05 Apr 18

£1,005 £1,235 £1,523 £1,688 £1,894 £2,305

Amadeus Diamond 12 Apr - 19 Apr 18

£1,087 £1,359 £1,663 £1,852 £2,099 £2,527

Amadeus Diamond 19 Apr - 26 Apr 18

£1,087 £1,359 £1,663 £1,852 £2,099 £2,527

Amadeus Diamond 14 June - 21 June 18

£1,745 £2,017 £2,322 £2,511 £3,005 £3,186

Amadeus Diamond 28 June - 05 July 18

£1,745 £2,017 £2,322 £2,511 £3,005 £3,186

Amadeus Diamond 05 July - 12 July 18

£1,745 £2,017 £2,322 £2,511 £3,005 £3,186

Amadeus Diamond 26 July - 02 Aug 18

£1,745 £2,017 £2,322 £2,511 £3,005 £3,186

Amadeus Diamond 16 Aug - 23 Aug 18

£1,745 £2,017 £2,322 £2,511 £3,005 £3,186

Amadeus Diamond 13 Sept - 20 Sept 18

£1,745 £2,017 £2,322 £2,511 £3,005 £3,186

Amadeus Diamond 25 Oct - 01 Nov 18 ^

£1,005 £1,235 £1,523 £1,688 £1,894 £2,305

Amadeus Diamond 01 Nov - 08 Nov 18

£906 £1,128 £1,375 £1,523 £1,729 £2,075

^ Golf and wine itineraries available. Modified programmes - call for details.

Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017 Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price

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For deck plan, please see page 90.

Rouen›s astronomical clock “Gros Horloge”

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling

Inclusions

Cruise Paris – Le Havre – Paris Unit price Packages A B C D l l l l Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise £76 l l l l Rouen walking tour £13 l Excursion along the “Abbey Trail” £50 l l l l l Excursion to Étretat £39 l l Excursion to Honfleur £39 l Full-day excursion to the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy* £136 Full-day excursion to “Fascinating Normandy”* £140 l l l l Excursion to Château Gaillard and Giverny £59 l Excursion to the Palace of Versailles** £77 l l City tour of Paris £39 l l l Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district £39 l l l “Paris by Night”: illuminated cruise on the Seine £51 Total per person £244 £316 £506 £502 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £207 £269 £430 £427

*Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. **Must be booked in advance. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

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The lovely old harbour of Honfleur with its picturesque, narrow houses

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Paris/airport CDG – vessel or v.v. £48 Paris/airport CDG – hotel or v. v. £48 Paris/station– vessel or v. v. £39

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Treasures of Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Arles – Lyon 8-day cruise from £988 per person

Enjoy this uniquely beautiful cruise along the French rivers Rhone and Saône. You will experience picturesque villages, world famous wine regions such as the Cote d’Or, unforgettable stretches of land in the regions of Provence and Burgundy, and impressive views of historic cities and monuments. Food,

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wine, art, architecture, scenery and history – it all comes together in glorious

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harmony in the South of France. Travelling in comfort and style the Roman emperors would have envied, you’ll find yourself falling under the timeless spell of southern France on a journey that is nothing less than magnifique!

Lavender, the “blue gold” of Provence


Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

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1 Lyon 22.00 Embarkation from 16:00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Mâcon 08.00 19.00 Morning Mâconnais excursion with wine museum tour Visit to Cluny Abbey in the afternoon Burgundy excursion to Beaune with wine tasting in the morning Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin in the afternoon (from Chalon-sur-Saône/to Tournus)

3 Chalon- 08.00 14.30 sur-Saône Tournus 17.30 19.30 4 Lyon

06.00 12.00 City tour of Lyon in the morning

5 Avignon 09.00 Avignon walking tour with Papal Palace in the morning Excursion to the Pont du Gard and Uzès in the afternoon 6 Avignon 05.00 Arles 08.00 18.30 Arles walking tour in the morning Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park in the afternoon 7 Châteauneuf- 04.30 08.30 Excursion to the Ardèche Gorge du-Rhône Le Pouzin 12.00 14.00 (from Châteauneuf-du-Rhône/to Le Pouzin) Captain’s Gala Dinner 8 Lyon

08.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Lyon – Arles – Lyon DAY 1 | FRANCE: LYON This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a speciallyprepared Welcome Dinner.

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DAY 2 | MÂCON This morning the vessel arrives in the town of Mâcon, located in southern Burgundy. This wine-producing region produces some of the most expensive wines in the world. Spend the morning exploring the city, and perhaps visit the wine museum, dedicated to the history and production of Burgundy wines. Near the city of Mâcon is the Cluny Abbey, dedicated to St. Peter. This afternoon offers the opportunity to visit the ‘spiritual heart of medieval Europe’. Founded in 910 by Guillaume d’Aquitaine, the abbey is comprised of three abbey churches. At its height, it was home to over 10,000 monks.

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DAY 3 | CHALON-SUR-SAÔNE · TOURNUS Continue to explore the wine region with a stop in the town of Chalon sur Saône. Halftimbered houses overlook the square, and it offers art galleries, specialty shops as well as a museum dedicated to photography. The countryside is filled with famous vineyards

Lyon is famous for its fascinating history and its first class gastronomy.

such as Pommard and Puligny, a wine lover’s delight. This afternoon enjoy the scenery as the vessel continues its way along the Saône, or perhaps choose to explore the medieval towns of Brancion and Cormatin and rejoin the vessel in Tournus. DAY 4 | LYON At the confluence of the Rhone and the Saône rivers, sits the third-largest city in France. This UNESCO World Heritage city is known for its cuisine as well as historical and architectural landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourviere and the Vieux Lyon (Old Lyon) which is the Renaissance area along the bank of the Saône. Relax this afternoon as the vessel sails through the picturesque countryside. DAY 5 | AVIGNON The Provencal city of Avignon is home to the Papal Palace, once the seat of Western Christianity in the 14th century. The Papal Palace was home to six papal conclaves but became obsolete when the papacy decided to return to Rome. The area of Provence is also home to the Pont du Gard, a three-level aqueduct constructed over 2000 years ago by the Romans and is one of the architectural

masterpieces of the ancient world. Your vessel remains in Avignon this evening. DAY 6 | AVIGNON · ARLES Arles captured the imagination of the brilliant Impressionist painter, Van Gogh. Walking through the town, many of the settings may seem familiar as some of Van Gogh’s best known pieces reflect the beauty of the town. Outside of Arles, the Camargue Nature Park is located. The Park covers 86,000 hectares and is known for its unique flora and fauna as well as semi-wild bulls and white Camargue horses. DAY 7 | CHÂTEAUNEUF-DU-RHÔNE · LE POUZIN Spend the day relaxing onboard, or disembark for the optional excursion to the Ardèche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Your vessel plies the beautiful waterways of Provence as it winds its way back to Lyon. This evening, the Captain invites you to his Gala Dinner. DAY 8 | LYON We bid you farewell after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in sterling based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour Dates Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Lyon – Arles – Lyon Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart Amadeus Provence

29 Mar - 05 Apr 18

£1,087 £1,334 £1,663 £1,828 £2,075 £2,511

Amadeus Provence

05 Apr - 12 Apr 18

£1,194 £1,482 £1,828 £2,017 £2,280 £2,774

Amadeus Provence

24 May - 31 May 18

£1,910 £2,198 £2,527 £2,758 £3,268 £3,498

Amadeus Provence

31 May - 07 June 18

£1,910 £2,198 £2,527 £2,758 £3,268 £3,498

Amadeus Provence

14 June - 21 June 18

£1,910 £2,198 £2,527 £2,758 £3,268 £3,498

Amadeus Provence

21 June - 28 June 18

£1,910 £2,198 £2,527 £2,758 £3,268 £3,498

Amadeus Provence

26 July - 02 Aug 18

£1,811 £2,099 £2,429 £2,610 £3,128 £3,334

Amadeus Provence

02 Aug - 09 Aug 18

£1,811 £2,099 £2,429 £2,610 £3,128 £3,334

Amadeus Provence

16 Aug - 23 Aug 18

£1,811 £2,099 £2,429 £2,610 £3,128 £3,334

Amadeus Provence

30 Aug - 06 Sept 18

£1,910 £2,198 £2,527 £2,758 £3,268 £3,498

Amadeus Provence

04 Oct - 11 Oct 18

£1,482 £1,770 £2,116 £2,305 £2,568 £3,062

Amadeus Provence

11 Oct - 18 Oct 18

£1,482 £1,770 £2,116 £2,305 £2,568 £3,062

Amadeus Provence

18 Oct - 25 Oct 18

£1,482 £1,770 £2,116 £2,305 £2,568 £3,062

Amadeus Provence

01 Nov - 08 Nov 18 ^

£988 £1,235 £1,499 £1,663 £1,869 £2,280

^ Wine itinerary available: Lyon – Arles. Modefied programme. Call for details Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017

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The Aqueduct of Pont du Gard

Single cabin supplement per person for all dates: C-4 + C-1: 15% · B-4: 30% · B-1: 50% · A-1: 60% · Suite: 100% of cruise price

Inclusions

For deck plan, please see page 84.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in sterling

Cruise Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Arles – Lyon Unit prices Packages A B C l l l Mâconnais excursion with visit to a wine museum £54 l l Visit to Cluny Abbey £46 l l l Burgundy excursion to Beaune with wine tasting £54 Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin £46 l l l l City tour of Lyon £30 l l l Avignon walking tour with Papal Palace £30 Excursion to the Pont du Gard and Uzès £37 l l l Arles walking tour £36 l l Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park £22 l l Excursion to the Ardèche Gorge £36 Total per person £190 £286 £391 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £162 £243 £332 For full details of the shore excursions please contact us on 0800 035 6411

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The pink flamingo is one of the 340 bird species of the Camargue, one of the most beautiful natural regions in Europe.

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Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards Generous outside cabins, most with a French balcony or drop-down panorama windows Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “Amadeus Provence” Gourmet dining, including a breakfast buffet, multi-course lunch and dinner menus with menu choices (including typical regional specialities and fresh ingredients from the areas travelled through), afternoon tea and a midnight snack Quality red and white wines from the best wine regions of Europe, local draft beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner 24-hr. coffee station with coffee and tea Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard Stimulating and enriching onboard programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our onboard musicians Hands-free Amadeus Audio System (headphones) for all excursions Complimentary use of onboard bicycles A ll port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in sterling Lyon/airport– vessel or v.v. £54 Lyon/station – vessel or v.v. £37

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Themed Cruises – Featuring Special Programmes on Board and Ashore

WINTER CRUISES on the Rhine and the Danube

CLASSICAL MUSIC CRUISES on the Rhine and the Danube

GOLF CRUISES on the Rhine, the Danube and the Seine

WINE CRUISES on the Rhine, the Danube and Rhône & Saône

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Experience unforgettable times on board while enjoying our carefully selected themed programmes


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NEW

Golf &Wine Cruises

Unique golf experiences

Étretat‘s beautiful 18-hole golf course, situated high on the cliff with breathtaking scenery

Selected Dates

Golf Cruises

• RHINE: 8-day cruise Basel – Amsterdam – 04 Nov 18 – 11 Nov 18 (Amadeus Silver II)

Those who have always dreamed of a thrilling river cruise through Europe, discovering some fantastic destinations while playing on some of the best golf courses in the world, are in for a real treat! We are excited to offer the

• DANUBE: 8-day cruise Budapest – Passau – 24 May 18 – 31 May 18 (Amadeus Silver)

opportunity to golf on some of Europe’s finest courses. You can choose from three itineraries: the Seine in Northern France, along the majestic Danube or on the mighty Rhine. On each itinerary we include four rounds of 18 hole golf, at the best championship clubs, always accompanied by the golf expert and PGA teaching golf pro, Frank Adamowicz.

• SEINE: 8-day cruise Paris – Le Havre – Paris – 25 Oct 18 – 01 Nov 18 (Amadeus Diamond)

Further details about the cruises are available. Call for details.

Wine Cruises

Selected Dates • RHINE: 8-day cruise Basel – Amsterdam – 04 Nov 18 – 11 Nov 18 (Amadeus Silver II)

We are pleased to introduce our wine themed cruises, a rare opportunity for wine lovers. Visit famous wineries to learn about the regional wines and of course enjoy wine tastings. A special dinner with wine pairings onboard and wine discussions led by Master of Wine round off this special programme. Discover wines along the Danube from Budapest to Passau, including the UNESCO protected Wachau Valley; the Rhine cruise features wine of the Alsace & Moselle while cruising from Basel to Amsterdam; the cruise on the Rhône reflects France’s long history of winemaking.

• DANUBE: 8-day cruise Budapest – Passau – 31 Oct 18 – 07 Nov 18 (Amadeus Brilliant) • RHÔNE · SAÔNE: 8-day cruise Lyon – Arles – 01 Nov 18– 08 Nov 18 (Amadeus Provence)

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The most important and widespread grape varieties of the Wachau: the noble wines Grüner Veltiner and Riesling © SPH/Shutterstock.com

Pure enjoyment – spicy, peppery, or a hint of fruit


Nathan Quartet, one of the virtuoso ensembles onboard your Rhine music cruise

Exclusive music recitals

Classical Music Cruises

Selected Dates

These cruises are tailored for lovers of classical music and offer an exclusive music programme ashore and onboard. Specially selected music ensembles make your voyage unforgettable with a variety of rich classical pieces. Experience the music of European masters through private concerts in unique places such as the St. Thomas Church in Strasbourg, Beethoven’s house in Bonn, the famous Melk Abbey, or Duna Palace in Budapest. Whether travelling on the Rhine from Basel to Amsterdam or the Danube from Passau to Budapest, our music expert will be onboard to enhance your inspiring musical journey.

Advent, Christmas and New Year Cruises Our winter cruises along the Rhine and Danube are a great way to celebrate! Dreamy landscapes and romantically illuminated towns beckon invitingly during the advent season. The snow-covered riverside scenery will enchant you just as much as the aromas of mulled wine, roasted almonds and freshly baked gingerbread. Whether you choose to visit the most beautiful Christmas markets during the contemplative advent season, enjoy a resounding Christmas celebration, or an exciting New Year’s party, your festively decorated Amadeus-ship provides a comfortable place to celebrate. The festively decorated Nuremberg Old Town with its traditional Christmas market.

• RHINE: 8-day cruise Amsterdam – Basel – 28 Oct 18 – 04 Nov 18 (Amadeus Silver II) • DANUBE: 8-day cruise Passau – Budapest – 01 Sep 18 – 08 Sep 18 (Amadeus Silver)

Further details about the cruises are available. Call for details.

Selected Dates • MAGIC OF ADVENT RHINE 6-day cruise Cologne – Strasbourg– Cologne – 12 Dec – 17 Dec 18 (Amadeus Silver) DANUBE 7-day cruise Vienna – Nuremberg – 28 Nov– 04 Dec 18 (Amadeus Queen) – 10 Dec– 16 Dec 18 (Amadeus Queen) – 10 Dec– 16 Dec 18 (Amadeus Silver III) • CHRISTMAS CRUISES RHINE 7-day cruise Cologne – Strasbourg– Cologne – 22 Dec– 28 Dec 18 (Amadeus Silver II) DANUBE 7-day cruise Passau – Bratislava – Passau – 22 Dec– 28 Dec 18 (Amadeus Silver III) – 22 Dec– 28 Dec 18 (Amadeus Queen) • NEW YEAR‘S EVE CRUISES RHINE 8-day cruise Cologne – Basel – Cologne – 28 Dec– 04 Jan 19 (Amadeus Silver II) DANUBE 7-day cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau – 29 Dec– 04 Jan 18 (Amadeus Queen) Further details about the cruises can be found in our separate theme cruise brochure. Please note: Receive an early booking discount of 15% on the above mentioned regular cruise prices if you book before 30th November 2017

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The Amadeus Fleet Innovative and luxurious

Our elegant fleet of ships were designed to impress. Whether brand new or completely refurbished, our spacious cabins and public spaces provide a comfortable place to relax. Common to all of our vessels is our highly praised and uncompromising service, delicious cuisine and soothing decor. Whether you join us on one of our smaller vessels, the innovative Silver Fleet, the Amadeus Provence or the brand new Amadeus Queen, we are sure your cruise will be a memorable experience.

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The Amadeus Silver in Cologne


NEW: AMADEUS QUEEN

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ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Indoor Pool • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

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TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2018 • Registry: Germany • Length: 135 m | 443 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,45 m | 5 feet • Height above water: 6 m | 19,8 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 69/12 • Max. passengers: 162 • Crew members: approx. 46

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (26,4 m2 / 284 sq.ft.) with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony •  Staterooms (17,5 m2/ 188 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with drop-down panoramic windows •  Staterooms (16 m2 / 172 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Cabins with connecting doors are available on Haydn Deck on request •  Mini-Bar (all staterooms except categories C-1 and C-4) •  Walk-in wardrobe •  Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC •  Bathrobe in Suites •  Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone • In-room safe

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AMADEUS PROVENCE Suite, Mozart Deck

Infinity Pool

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar • Amadeus-Club • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Pool Deck with swimming pool and Lido-Bar • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (26,4 m2 / 284 sq.ft.) with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony • Staterooms (17,5 m2 /188 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with drop-down panoramic windows • Staterooms (16 m2 / 172 sq.ft. on Haydn Deck with smaller pano­ra­mic windows (cannot be opened) •  Cabins with connecting doors are available on Haydn Deck on request • Mini-Bar (all staterooms except categories C-1 and C-4) • Walk-in wardrobe • Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed • Flat-screen television • Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC • Bathrobe in Suites • Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone • In-room safe 84

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TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2017 • Registry: Germany • Length: 110 m | 361 feet • Width: 11 m | 36,5 feet • Draft: 1,45 m | 5 feet • Height above water: 6 m | 19,8 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 62/8 • Max. passengers: 140 • Crew members: approx. 40


AMADEUS SILVER III

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

Panorama-Bar and Lounge

Suite, Mozart Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club • “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Staterooms, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2016 • Registry: Germany • Length: 135 m | 443 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,45 m | 5 feet • Height above water: 6 m | 19,8 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 72/12 • Max. passengers: 168 • Crew members: approx. 46

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (26,4 m2 / 284 sq.ft.) with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony •  Staterooms (17,5 m2/ 188 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with drop-down panoramic windows •  Staterooms (16 m2 / 172 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Cabins with connecting doors are available on Haydn Deck on request •  Mini-Bar (all staterooms except categories C-1 and C-4) •  Walk-in wardrobe •  Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC •  Bathrobe in Suites •  Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone • In-room safe

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AMADEUS SILVER II

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck Amadeus-Club

Suite, Mozart Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club • “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (26,4 m2 /284 sq.ft.) with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony • Staterooms (17,5 m2 /188 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with drop-down panoramic windows •  Staterooms (16 m2 / 172 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller pano­ra­mic windows (cannot be opened) •  Mini-Bar (all staterooms except categories C-1 and C-4) •  Walk-in wardrobe •  Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC •  Bathrobe in Suites •  Hair dryer •  Direct dial telephone • In-room safe 86

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2015 • Registry: Germany • Length: 135 m | 443 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,45 m | 5 feet • Height above water: 6 m | 19,8 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 72/12 • Max. passengers: 168 • Crew members: approx. 46


AMADEUS SILVER

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

Panorama-Bar

Suite, Mozart Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station • “Café Vienna” with Viennese coffee specialities • Outdoor glass-shielded “River Terrace” • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room (on 2 Decks) • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry Service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2013 • Registry: Germany • Length: 135 m | 443 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,45 m | 5 feet • Height above water: 6 m | 19,8 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 78/12 • Max passengers: 180 • Crew members: approx. 46

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (24 m2 / 259 sq.ft.) with comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out exterior balcony • Staterooms (16 m2 /172 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with drop-down panoramic windows • Staterooms (16 m2 / 172 sq.ft.) on Haydn deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) • Mini-Bar in Suites • Walk-in wardrobe • Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed • Flat-screen television • Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC • Bathrobe in Suites • Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone • In-room safe

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AMADEUS BRILLIANT

Suite, Mozart Deck

Entrance

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station •  Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-toceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony, Mini-Bar and bathrobes •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Two single cabins (10 m2 /  107,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) • Ample closet space •  Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC •  Hair dryer •  Direct dial telephone • In-room safe 88

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

C-EK

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2011 • Registry: Germany • Length: 110 m | 361 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,30 m | 4,4 feet • Height above water: 5,85 m | 19,2 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 68/8 • Max. passengers: 150 • Crew members: approx. 40


AMADEUS ELEGANT

Amadeus Elegant Entrance

Panorama-Bar

Suite, Mozart Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station •  Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board, Golf Putting Green and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

C-EK

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2010 • Registry: Germany • Length: 110 m | 361 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,30 m | 4,4 feet • Height above water: 5,85 m | 19,2 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 68/8 • Max. passengers: 150 • Crew members: approx. 40

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-toceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony, Mini-Bar and bathrobes • Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Two single cabins (10 m2 /  107,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Ample closet space •  Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC in staterooms, bathtub/WC in Suites •  Hair dryer • Direct dial telephone •  In-room safe

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AMADEUS DIAMOND

Foyer

Panorama-Bar

Diamond Suite

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station •  Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, shade awnings, giant Chess Board, Golf Putting Green and Shuffleboard • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-toceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony, Mini-Bar and bathrobes •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Two single cabins (10 m2 /  107,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) • Ample closet space • Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC in staterooms, bathtub/WC in Suites •  Hair dryer •  Direct dial telephone •  In-room safe 90

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

C-EK

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2009 • Registry: Germany • Length: 110 m | 361 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,30 m | 4,4 feet • Height above water: 5,85 m | 19,2 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 62/12 • Max. passengers: 146 • Crew members: approx. 40


AMADEUS ROYAL

Stateroom, Mozart Deck

Fitness Room /Vital-Club

Suite, Mozart Deck

ONBOARD FACILITIES • Panorama-Restaurant • Panorama-Bar and Lounge • Amadeus-Club with Internet station • Sun Deck with Lido-Bar, lounge chairs, small Fun Pool, shade awnings and giant Chess Board • Fitness Room / Vital Club • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

Suite

A-1

B-1

B-4

C-1

C-4

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2005 Complete renovation: 2015 • Registry: Germany • Length: 110 m | 361 feet • Width: 11,4 m | 37,5 feet • Draft: 1,30 m | 4,4 feet • Height above water: 5,85 m | 19,2 feet • Speed: 25 km/h | 15,5 mph • Decks: 4 • Staterooms/Suites: 67/4 • Max. passengers: 142 • Crew members: approx. 40

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-toceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony, Mini-Bar and bathrobes • Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Strauss and Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony •  Cabin no. 204 and 206 with big round panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Haydn Deck with smaller panoramic windows (cannot be opened) •  Ample closet space •  Choice of bed configuration: double or twin bed •  Flat-screen television •  Individual climate control • En-suite bathrooms with shower/WC in staterooms, bathtub/WC in Suites •  Hair dryer •  Direct dial telephone •  In-room safe

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GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF TRAVEL 2017

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These Terms and Conditions should be read carefully and apply when we are the organiser of

what this means for you and who to contact if things go wrong. We will provide you with the

your package including travel by air and a cruise. In all other cases Fred. River Cruise is simply

services listed on the ATOL Certificate (or a suitable alternative).

an agent for Dr. W. Lueftner Reisen GmbH trading as Amadeus River Cruises and Lueftner

3.3 In some cases, where we aren’t able to do so for reasons of insolvency, an alternative

River Cruises and you will receive a Confirmation Invoice from us on their behalf after the

ATOL holder may provide you with the services you have bought or a suitable alternative (at

booking has been made. Where we act as an agent, only clauses 16 to 17 apply and you

no extra cost to you). You agree to accept that in those circumstances the alternative ATOL

should ask for a copy of Dr. W. Lueftner Reisen GmbH’s booking conditions before confirming

holder will perform those obligations and you agree to pay any money outstanding to be

your holiday if you have not seen them already. The transportation of passengers and

paid by you under your contract to that alternative ATOL holder. However, you also agree

baggage on a vessel of the Amadeus fleet is governed solely by the Terms and Conditions of

that in some cases it will not be possible to appoint an alternative ATOL holder, in which case

the Passenger Ticket Contract (available on request).

you will be entitled to make a claim under the ATOL scheme (or your credit card issuer where

Your contract is with Fred. Olsen Travel Ltd (“FOT”), a company registered in England and

applicable).

Wales (Company Registration No. 2287241). A contract will exist when we have accepted

3.4 If we are unable to provide the services listed (or a suitable alternative, through an

a deposit and issued our confirmation invoice. These Booking Conditions, together with

alternative ATOL holder or otherwise) for reasons of insolvency, the Trustees of the Air Travel

any other information brought to your attention before you booked your package, form the

Trust may make a payment to (or confer a benefit on) you under the ATOL scheme. You agree

basis of your contract and set out our respective rights and obligations, and all bookings are

that in return for such a payment or benefit you assign absolutely to those Trustees any claims

accepted by us subject to these Booking Conditions, which are governed by English Law, and

which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the services,

the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of

including any claim against us, the travel agent (or your credit card issuer where applicable).

Scotland or Northern Ireland if you live there and wish to do so. In these Booking Conditions,

You also agree that any such claims may be re-assigned to another body, if that other body

references to “we” and “us” mean FOT and “you” and “your” include the lead-named

has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

person on the confirmation invoice (who must be at least 18 years old at the time of booking)

3.5 When you buy a package holiday that doesn’t include a flight, protection is provided by

and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made.

way of a bond held by Fred. Olsen Travel Ltd with ABTA. For further information, please see

1. Reservations, Deposit and Final Payment

www.abta.com.

1.1 To make a reservation please contact Fred. River Cruises, Olympus House, 2 Olympus

4. ABTA

Close, Ipswich IP1 5LN on 0800 035 6411, email sales@fredrivercruises.co.uk, website www.

We are a Member of ABTA, membership number 96925. We are obliged to maintain a high

amadeus-rivercruises.co.uk, or contact your preferred ABTA agent.

standard of service to you by ABTA’s Code of Conduct. We can also offer you ABTA’s scheme

1.2 A minimum, non-refundable deposit of 10% of the total holiday cost is required at the

for the resolution of disputes which is approved by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute.

time of booking. In addition to the deposit, payment for flights and other services may be

If we can’t resolve your complaint, go to www.abta.com to use ABTA’s simple procedure.

required and may also be non-refundable. A receipt will be issued upon payment.

Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can be found

1.3 The remaining balance must be paid no later than 90 days prior to the embarkation or

on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute (ODR)

departure date. Bookings made less than 90 days prior to the embarkation or departure date

Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is a means

must be paid in full on confirmation of the reservation. If the balance is not paid in time, we

of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint should be

reserve the right to cancel the booking and retain the deposit.

resolved.

1.4 A surcharge may apply to payments made by credit card.

5. Passport and Visa Requirements

1.5 All monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on behalf and for the benefit of

It is your responsibility to check and fulfil the passport, visa, health and immigration

the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust at all times. This is subject to the agent’s obligation to

requirements applicable to your itinerary. You must check requirements for your own

pay it to us for so long as we do not fail. In the unlikely event of our failure, any money held

specific circumstances with the relevant Embassy and/or Consulate and your own doctor

at that time by the agent, or subsequently accepted from you by him, is and continues to

as applicable. Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after your return date. If

be held on behalf of and for the benefit of the Trustees of the Air Travel Trust without any

your passport is in its final year, you should check with the relevant Embassy. For further

obligation to pay that money to us.

information, please contact the Passport Office on 0870 5210410 or visit www. passport.gov.

2. Pricing

uk. Up to date travel advice can be obtained from the Foreign and Commonwealth Office,

2.1 The price of the package includes:

visit www.fco.gov.uk. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel or participate

(i) Transport for the outward and homeward bound journeys, including transfers,

in particular shore excursions because you have not complied with any passport, visa or

outlining the type of transport, characteristics and category as featured in the contract or

immigration requirements.

documentation submitted to you.

6. Cancellation by You

(ii) The accommodation, with the board type featured in the contract or in the documentation

You may cancel your contract subject to notice to us in writing and payment to us of a

submitted to you. Special diets (vegetarian or special diets) are only guaranteed if they have

cancellation fee in accordance with the following scales:

been agreed by the parties when the contract is formalised.

More than 90 days prior to departure - 10% of full holiday price plus non-refundable items

(iii) All other services and complements specified in the brochure or which is expressly stated

89 to 60 days - 35% of full holiday price plus non-refundable items

in the contract or documentation submitted to you.

59 to 30 days - 50% of full holiday price plus non-refundable items

2.2 The price of the package does not include Visas, and/or government charges for entering

29 to 15 days - 80% of full holiday price plus non-refundable items

and leaving any of the countries included in the itinerary, that will be paid directly by you

14 to 0 days - 100% of full holiday price plus non-refundable items

if required by the local authorities, tourist charges for accommodation, excess luggage,

We strongly recommend you take out suitable insurance to cover you for possible

vaccination certificates, on board laundry service, or excursions except where specifically

eventualities that would require you to cancel your holiday. Holiday insurance premiums are

stated as included. We reserve the right to amend the price of unsold holidays at any time

not refundable in the event of cancellation.

and correct errors in the prices of confirmed holidays within 7 days of the booking.

7. Changes by You

2.3 Price review. Pricing is accurate at time of printing. Changes in (transportation costs,

If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change any part of your

including the cost of fuel) (dues, taxes or fees chargeable for services such as landing taxes

booking you must inform us in writing. Whilst we will do our best to assist, we cannot

or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports) and (exchange rates) mean

guarantee that we will be able to meet your requested change. All changes will be subject

that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked. However,

to a charge of £30 and any further costs we incur in making this alteration. You should be

there will be no change within 30 days of your departure. We will absorb and you will not

aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made

be charged for any increase equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements,

and you should contact us as soon as possible. Where we are unable to assist you and you

which excludes insurance premiums and any amendment charges. You will be charged for

do not wish to proceed with the original booking we will treat this as a cancellation by you

the amount over and above that, plus an administration charge of £1 per person together

and a cancellation fee may be payable. Please note that it is important at the time of booking

with an amount to cover any agent commission. If this means you have to pay an increase

to advise the names of travellers that match the name given on their passport. Failure to do

of more than 10% of the price of your travel arrangements, you will have the option of

so will usually result in a name change charge by the airline.

accepting a change to another holiday if we are able to offer one (we will refund any price

8. Accuracy

difference if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling and receiving a full refund of all

We endeavour to ensure that all the information and prices both on our website and in our

monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel you must do

brochures are accurate. However, occasionally changes and errors occur and we reserve the

so within 14 days from the date on your final invoice. Should the price of your holiday go

right to correct prices and other details in such circumstances. You must check the current

down due to the changes mentioned above, by more than 2% of your holiday cost, then any

price and all other details relating to the arrangements that you wish to book before your

refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that any travel arrangements are not

booking is confirmed.

always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the price

9. Changes or Cancellation by Us

of your travel due to contractual and other protection in place.

9.1 As we plan your holiday arrangements many months in advance we may occasionally

3. Financial Protection

have to make changes or cancel your booking and we reserve the right to do so at any

3.1 We provide full financial protection for our package holidays.

time. If we make a major change to your holiday, we will inform you or your travel agent as

3.2 For flight-based holidays this is through our Air Travel Organiser’s Licence number 0944.

soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. You will have the choice

When you buy an ATOL protected flight or flight inclusive holiday from us you will receive an

of either accepting the change of arrangements, accepting an offer of alternative travel

ATOL Certificate. This lists what is financially protected, where you can get information on

arrangements of comparable standard from us if available (we will refund any price difference


if the alternative is of a lower value), or cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of

property or from personal injuries or death, or from loss or delay, arising out of the acts,

all monies paid. In some cases, we will also pay compensation. These options don’t apply for

omissions or negligence of any independent contractors, such as air carriers, hotels, shore

minor changes. Examples of minor changes include alteration of your outward/return travel

excursion operators, restaurateurs, transportation providers, medical personnel or other

by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of accommodation to another of the

providers of services or facilities. All arrangements made with independent contractors,

same or higher standard, and changes of carriers. Please note that carriers such as airlines

including medical services, are made solely for convenience to participants and are done at

used in the brochure may be subject to change.

the participant’s own risk. Medical personnel are independent contractors. We specifically

9.2 Alteration of the holiday may be made of necessity or because it appears to us or any

disclaim all liability for damages for emotional distress, mental suffering or psychological

other party acting as operator responsible for the holiday or part of the holiday desirable for

injury of any kind. Under no circumstances shall we or Amadeus River Cruises be construed as

the safety, comfort or enjoyment of passengers or the operational efficiency of the holiday.

a carrier under a contract for safe carriage of the passenger or his or her belongings.

Where possible and appropriate, we will make reasonable efforts to ensure that any changes

12.4 No responsibility is accepted for loss or damage caused to passengers by failure to

are as limited as practical. Such alteration will not amount to material alteration of the

perform the contract or improper performance of the contract where the failure or improper

holiday contract.

performance happens without fault on our part or that of any other party acting as operator

9.3 We will not cancel your travel arrangements less than 14 days before your departure

or otherwise involved in the supply of services under this contract because:

date, except for reasons of force majeure (see 9.5). We may cancel your holiday before this

(i) it is attributable to fault on the part of the passenger; or

date if, for example, you fail to pay the final balance on time (see 1.3).

(ii) it is unforeseeable and unavoidable and attributable to a third party who does not supply

9.4 We reserve the right in our absolute discretion to terminate without notice the holiday

services included in the holiday; or

arrangements of any customer whose behaviour is such that it is in our opinion likely to

(iii) it is due to unusual and unforeseeable circumstances beyond our control, the

cause distress, damage, danger, or annoyance to our customers, our/supplier employees, or

consequences of which could not have been avoided by the exercise of due care, or an event

to any third party, or to property. If you are prevented from travelling because, in our or our

which we or anyone who supplies services included in the holiday booked could not foresee

suppliers’ opinion, you appear to be unfit to travel or likely to cause discomfort or disturbance

or forestall including but not limited to circumstances related to unusual weather or sea/river

to others, our responsibility for your holiday ceases and we shall be under no obligation to

conditions.

pay any refund, compensation or costs to you. Please note that we have no control over the

12.5 No liability is accepted in respect of arrangements or commitments made by or on

behaviour of other persons staying at or visiting your holiday accommodation and we are not

behalf of you that are not part of the holiday contract.

responsible for any withdrawal or impairment of facilities or other loss or damage caused by

12.6 All carriage (by land, air and sea) is subject to the conditions of carriage of the actual

them. Under no circumstances are you entitled to share or sub-let your accommodation with

operator/carrier. These may limit or exclude liability. Save as otherwise provided in these

anyone other than those individuals shown on your booking.

Conditions, the carriers’ conditions of carriage are expressly incorporated into the Contract

9.5 We will not pay you compensation if we have to cancel or change your travel

and are deemed to be expressly accepted by you at the time of the Booking. Copies of these

arrangements in any way because of force majeure. For the purposes of these Booking

Conditions are available on request from us.

Conditions, force majeure means any unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond our

13. Complaints/Claims

control. These can include, for example, war, riot, industrial dispute, terrorist activity and its

13.1 If you have a problem during your holiday, please inform the relevant supplier (e.g.

consequences, civil commotions, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather conditions,

your hotelier, vessel officer) immediately who will endeavour to put things right. If your

epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport, interference by

complaint is not resolved locally, please follow this up within 28 days of your return home by

authorities, requisitioning of the Vessel, perils of the sea, foundering of the Vessel, explosion,

writing to us at our address (see 1.1), giving your booking reference and all other relevant

insurrection and government restraint, or any other cause whatsoever beyond our reasonable

information. Please keep your letter concise and to the point. It is strongly recommended that

control. In particular, unusually low or high river water levels may cause changes to the

you communicate any complaint to the supplier of the services without delay and complete

itinerary, possible re-embarkation on another vessel or transfer(s) by coach or rail, or even to a

a report form whilst on holiday. If you fail to follow this simple procedure, we will have been

shortening of the journey. The Vessel’s captain sometimes has to take such decisions quickly,

deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you were on

and as such, these measures may not justify your withdrawal from the contract, and you may

holiday and this may affect your rights under this contract. Please also see clause 4 on ABTA.

not derive from them any claims on us or our suppliers, especially claims for compensation in

13.2 We shall not be required to refund any amount paid by any passenger who must

damages.

terminate their holiday prematurely for any reason, nor shall we, Amadeus River Cruises

10. Disabled Passengers

or the owners or operators of the vessels identified in this brochure be responsible for the

We are not a specialist disabled holiday company, but welcome guests with special needs

lodging, meals, return transportation or other expenses incurred by such passengers.

and we will do our utmost to cater for any special requirements you may have. You are

14. Flights

required to advise us in writing, at or prior to the time a holiday is booked, of any physical,

14.1 This publication is the sole responsibility of FOT. It is not made on behalf of, and does

emotional or mental condition which may require professional attention during the holiday,

not commit any airline mentioned or any other airline whose services are used during the

including those passengers who are physically challenged and require the use of wheelchairs

course of the holiday. Notwithstanding this any rules, regulations, terms and conditions

or other similar facilities. All vessels and coaches are equipped to European standards.

published by any such airline will apply and may limit the airline’s liability to you in certain

Vessel operators will, under appropriate circumstances, permit passengers to use motorised

circumstances.

scooters and wheelchairs that satisfy criteria confirmed by Amadeus River Cruises. In all

14.2 The prices quoted in this brochure do not include flights, which will be added as part of

cases passengers must understand and accept that the vessels do not have lifts permitting

your holiday package with us.

easy access from deck to deck, and that some decks are multi-level and/or have significant

14.3 We shall provide details of the relevant airline routing and any intermediate stops as

thresholds to be negotiated. Accordingly, physically disabled passengers may need the

soon as possible, but any changes to the actual airline or routing are considered to be a

services of a responsible adult, and should be aware that crew availability to assist them is

minor change and if this happens, you will not be entitled to cancel without penalty nor will

often severely limited.

compensation be paid.

11. Children/Minors

15. Travel Insurance

Due to the nature of the cruise itineraries, Amadeus River Cruises does not maintain facilities

We reserve the right to refuse or cancel a booking if you do not have personal travel

or services for children aboard their cruise vessels. On all cruises and cruise journeys, minors

insurance. We will treat any cancellation for this reason as a cancellation by you and the

under the age of 18 must be accompanied and share a cabin with a parent, legal guardian or

cancellation charges will be payable as set out above. Please read your policy details carefully

other responsible adult over the age of 21. We regret that we cannot accommodate children

and take them with you on holiday.

under 12 years of age, and we reserve the right to limit the number of minors under the age

It is your responsibility to ensure that the insurance you purchase is adequate and appropriate

of 18 years on board.

for your particular needs, and covers all travel, cancellation, medical and repatriation liabilities

12. Liability

for the holiday. We reserve the right to request full details of your insurance policy, however

12.1 If the contract we have with you is not performed or is improperly performed by us or

please note that we do not check insurance policies for suitability. You are responsible for

our suppliers we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of

indemnifying us in full in the event that we incur any losses or expenses arising out of your

your travel arrangements.

failure to take out adequate insurance cover.

12.2 Our liability or that of any other party acting as operator or otherwise involved in the

16. Acting as Agent

supply of services under this contract may be limited by international conventions including

Where we act only as agent for Dr. W. Lueftner Reisen GmbH trading as Amadeus River

the Strasbourg Convention on the Limitation of Liability of Owners of Inland Navigation

Cruises and Lueftner Cruises, we will pass on a confirmation invoice on their behalf with

Vessels (CLNI), with protocols and amendments, together with the further provisions of

the holiday price converted to Sterling, which you should check to ensure accuracy. In these

the International Convention of Limitation of Liability for Maritime Claims, 1976, with

situations, our liability is limited to situations of proven negligence on our part, and any

revisions and amendments. Where these or any other conventions apply to any service or

other claims must be sent direct to Dr. W. Lueftner Reisen GmbH with whom you shall be in

accommodation supplied during any part of the holiday, no matter by whom the service

contract. In these circumstances, all monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on

or accommodation supplied is directly performed, the limits of liability afforded by such

our behalf at all times.

conventions apply to us and any other party acting as operator or otherwise involved in the

17. Data

supply of services during the holiday.

Personal details will be held and processed by us to enable fulfilment of the holiday

12.3 We accept no liability or responsibility, whether occasioned by railroad, coach or any

contract. You hereby agree to this information being passed to any third parties in order for

other conveyance, for any injury, damages, loss, accident, delay or irregularity which may

the supply of the holiday. Personal details supplied to us may also be used for marketing

be occasioned either by reason or defect, through the acts or defaults of any company or

purposes. Marketing communications from us will allow you the opportunity to opt out of

person, or in carrying out the arrangements of the holiday, as a result of any cause beyond

further marketing communications. We will not disclose personal details to third parties for

our control. You specifically release us from all claims for loss or damage to baggage or

marketing purposes without express permission.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION AIR CONDITIONING: Please note that the air conditioning in your cabin is only guaranteed to be effective if you keep the doors and windows closed. The air conditioning can be regulated individually in each cabin.

ship. This is part of the river cruise experience and is perfectly normal and beyond the control of the ship company. Guests may experience obstructed views from staterooms when the ship is docked.

ANNOUNCEMENTS: A public address system enables our Cruise Directors to provide you with important information about places we are passing, our programmes on board and our excursions ashore. You can hear these announcements on the Sun deck, in your cabin, and in all the public areas of the vessel.

ENTERTAINMENT Programme: The schedule for the onboard entertainment may be found in the Daily Programme.

CHANGING MONEY: The vessel does not have a money exchange however Bureau de Change can be generally found close to the docking locations. CLOTHING: In the daytime and during shore excursions, we recommend wearing casual clothing and comfortable footwear. A jacket or sweater may be required during the evening. For dinner and for special occasions we recommend smart casual. CRUISE DIRECTOR‘S TEAM: The Cruise Director‘s team will look after you throughout the cruise and will always be happy to give you any additional information you require. CRUISE ITINERARIES: Although every effort is made to keep itineraries as advertised, we reserve the right to make changes and substitutions, as necessary, to ensure the safety of our guests and our vessels. Changes may be made at short notice due to force majeure, high or low river levels, maintenance work or waiting times at locks and bridges owing to traffic congestion. Announcements will be made onboard to keep you informed of any important changes. DAILY SCHEDULE: A Programme is produced every day and placed in your cabin. It contains important information such as meal times, departure times for excursions and other events, and shows the timetable for all services provided by the crew.

FAMILY RATE: With 30% reduction for children: The Amadeus Queen, Amadeus Provence and Amadeus Silver III have a limited number of C-1 cabins with connecting doors, which can be booked on request for 2 adults with 1 or 2 children. The two adults pay the regular cruise price, the accompanying child or a maximum of 2 accompanying children receive a 30% discount in the adjacent cabin. We regret that we cannot accommodate children under 12 years of age. FITNESS: A fitness room is open 24 hours a day on every Amadeus vessel. GRATUITIES: In accordance with international custom, it is usual to leave a gratuity for the staff. The amount is, of course, up to you and should serve as recognition for good service. As a guideline, we would suggest 5 – 7 Sterling per guest per day. HAIRDRESSER: For your convenience a hair salon is found on all Amadeus vessels. If you require the hairdresser‘s services, please make an appointment on board.

DECKCHAIRS: There are plenty of deckchairs on the Sun deck which are available free of charge.

INSURANCE: While travel insurance is not required in order to participate in this programme, Amadeus River Cruises strongly recommends that each guest purchase a travel protection plan, as unforeseen circumstances can occur both prior to and during travel.

DINING TIMES: The ship‘s onboard restaurant provides a relaxed environment and accommodates all guests in one seating. The dining schedule will be listed in the Daily Programme. The Maitre D‘ will assist with seating.

INTERNET/E-MAIL: E-mail and internet stations are available on all Amadeus vessels. A wireless network (WiFi) is also available on board for your use. You can obtain further details on board or from your travel agent in advance.

DRINKING WATER: The ship has been outfitted with a sophisticated filtration system, and the tap water in each stateroom is safe for drinking. In addition, bottled water is included in your stateroom.

LAUNDRY SERVICE: Laundry service is available onboard for a nominal fee. Please note that neither self-service laundry facilities nor dry cleaning services are available.

ELECTRICITY: 220 V alternating current, 50 Hertz. Use of 110 V devices will require a 2-pin adapter. ELEVATORS: All Amadeus vessels in this brochure are equipped with an elevator that services all decks except the Sun Deck. EMBARKATION / DISEMBARKATION: Local river authorities allocate docking space around ship arrivals and departures in port. Typically, river ships dock facing upstream. Occasionally port conditions require ships to tie up alongside each other, in which case guests may be required to walk through another ship to access their own

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EXCURSION Programme: A minimum of 20 guests is required for excursions by coach and 25 guests for walking tours. A detailed description of the shore excursions will be included with your travel documents. The Cruise Director‘s team will be happy to provide additional information onboard. The team will also keep you informed about timings of excursions and also give additional advice for independent exploration.

LIBRARY: There is a selection of light reading material available for your use on board. Whenever possible, daily newspapers are also made available. At the end of the cruise we ask you kindly to return any books or magazines you have borrowed. MEDICATION: If you require any special medication, please ensure that you have an adequate supply before joining the cruise. The onboard pharmacy is equipped for emergencies; there is a fee to cover costs for medication. Please let us know if you require any special medical attention.

ONBOARD ACCOUNT: The ship operates on a ‘cashless’ system and all onboard charges are billed directly to each guest’s onboard account. Your account will include your personal expenditures in the bar, restaurant, onboard shop, etc. At the end of the cruise, you will be presented with a bill for settlement prior to disembarkation. ONBOARD CURRENCY: The currency used on board is the Euro. You can settle your account on board in cash or any of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. ONBOARD SHOP: This shop offers exclusive Amadeus branded items, plus souvenirs, postcards and stamps, accessories and some everyday essentials. PETS: Pets are not permitted on board. POSTAL SERVICE: Letters and postcards can be mailed through the Reception desk. Mail will be sent from the next port of call. SAFE: Each stateroom is equipped with a safe. You may leave your valuables in your cabin safe or deposit them at Reception to be held in the vessel‘s safe. The vessel is not responsible for any items left in the stateroom. SERVICES NOT INCLUDED: Shore excursions, gratuities, travel insurance and other personal expenditures. SMOKING: For safety reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside any Amadeus vessel. We ask our passengers who smoke to be considerate to those who do not. Smoking is only permitted in designated areas of the Sun deck. SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Please notify Amadeus Cruises at least 60 days in advance if you have any dietary needs or considerations that need to be taken into account. We will do our best to ensure that your request is accommodated, but cannot guarantee all dietary needs and preferences can be met. Some requests may incur an additional charge. TELEPHONE: Amadeus vessels have a GSM system and direct-dial telephones in all cabins. Outgoing calls are charged to your account. TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: Before joining your cruise, please check with your travel agent or the relevant embassy about the current entry requirements for the countries in question. In order to ensure smooth passage between customs areas, passports are handed to Reception on embarkation, where they are kept in safe custody. TV CHANNELS: TV is received by satellite. When in locks and on certain stretches of the river, there may be slight interference/interruptions to the service. Please note: Cruise programme, excursions, tour dates and prices are subjects to change. (August 2017)


2018 CRUISE PLANNER MARCH Name Cruise Page 29 Mar–05 Apr Classical Rhine Basel – Amsterdam 24 29 Mar –05 Apr Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 29 Mar –05 Apr Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 31 Mar –07 Apr Classical Rhine Basel – Amsterdam 24 APRIL Name Cruise Page 04 Apr–11 Apr Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 05 Apr–12 Apr Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam 20 05 Apr –12 Apr Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 05 Apr–12 Apr Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 11 Apr –18 Apr Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam 20 11 Apr –26 Apr Danube/Danube Delta Passau – Danube Delta – Passau 56 12 Apr –19 Apr Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam 20 12 Apr –19 Apr Classical Danube Passau – Budapest 44 12 Apr –19 Apr Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 19 Apr –26 Apr Classical Danube Budapest – Passau 44 19 Apr –26 Apr Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 27 Apr–04 May Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam 20 MAY Name Cruise Page 03 May –10May Three-Rivers Cruise • Amsterdam – Nuremberg 28 03 May–17May Cruise Across Europe • Amsterdam – Budapest 36 10 May–17May Blue Danube Nuremberg – Budapest 52 16 May–23May Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel 24 17 May–31May Cruise Across Europe Budapest – Amsterdam 36 17 May–24May Classical Danube Budapest – Passau 44 17 May–24May Blue Danube Budapest – Nuremberg 52 18 May–25May Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel 24 23 May–30May Classical Rhine Basel – Amsterdam 24 24 May–31May Three-Rivers Cruise Nuremberg – Amsterdam 28 24 May–31May Classical Danube * Budapest – Passau 44 24 May–31May Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 30 May–06 Jun Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel 24 31 May– 07 Jun Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 31 May–07 Jun Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 JUNE Name Cruise Page 01 Jun – 08 Jun Three-Rivers Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg 28 01 Jun – 15 Jun Cruise Across Europe Amsterdam – Budapest 36 01 Jun – 08 Jun Classical Danube Passau – Budapest 44 06 Jun – 13 Jun Classical Rhine Basel – Amsterdam 24 07 Jun – 14 Jun Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 08 Jun – 15 Jun Blue Danube Nuremberg – Budapest 52 14 Jun – 21 Jun Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 14 Jun – 21 Jun Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 15 Jun – 22 Jun Classical Danube Budapest – Passau 44 15 Jun – 22 Jun Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 21 Jun – 28 Jun Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 22 Jun – 29 Jun Classical Danube Passau – Budapest 44 28 Jun – 05 Jul Classical Rhine Basel – Amsterdam 24 28 Jun – 05 Jul Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 29 Jun – 06 Jul Classical Danube Budapest – Passau 44 JULY Name Cruise Page 02 Jul – 11 Jul 1,200 Miles/Danube Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest 66 05 Jul – 12 Jul Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 06 Jul – 13 Jul Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 09 Jul – 19 Jul 1,200 Miles/Danube Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna 62 14 Jul – 21 Jul Danube Rhapsody • Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 20 Jul – 27 Jul Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 26 Jul – 02Aug Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 26 Jul – 02Aug Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 27 Jul – 11Aug Danube/Danube Delta Passau – Danube Delta – Passau 56 28 Jul – 04Aug Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 AUGUST Name Cruise Page 02 Aug– 09Aug Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 06 Aug– 21Aug Danube/Danube Delta Passau – Danube Delta – Passau 56 11 Aug– 18Aug Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 16 Aug– 23Aug Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 16 Aug– 23Aug Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 18 Aug– 25Aug Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 30 Aug – 06 Sep Classical Rhine Basel – Amsterdam 24 30 Aug– 06 Sep Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74

SEPTEMBER Name Cruise Page 01 Sep – 08 Sep Classical Music (Danube) Passau – Budapest 81 03 Sep – 10 Sep Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 13 Sep – 20 Sep Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 74 OCTOBER Name Cruise Page 04 Oct – 11 Oct Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 05 Oct – 12 Oct Rhine&Danube Symphony Cologne – Passau 32 11 Oct – 18 Oct Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 07 Oct – 14 Oct Classical Danube Passau – Budapest 44 18 Oct – 25 Oct Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel 24 18 Oct – 25 Oct Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-s.S. – Arles – Lyon 74 22 Oct– 01 Nov 1,200 Miles/Danube Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna 62 24 Oct – 31 Oct Classical Danube Passau – Budapest 44 25 Oct– 01 Nov Classical Rhine * Basel – Amsterdam 24 25 Oct– 01 Nov Paris, Normandy/Seine * Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 28 Oct– 04 Nov Classical Music (Rhine) Amsterdam – Basel 81 31 Oct– 07 Nov Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 48 31 Oct– 07 Nov Classical Danube ** Budapest – Passau 44 NOVEMBER Name Cruise Page 01 Nov –08 Nov Paris, Normandy/Seine Paris – Le Havre – Paris 70 01 Nov–08 Nov Burgundy and Provence ** Lyon – Arles 80 04 Nov–11 Nov Classical Rhine */** Basel – Amsterdam 24 28 Nov– 04 Dec Magic of Advent Vienna – Nuremberg 81 DECEMBER Name Cruise Page 10 Dec–16 Dec Magic of Advent Vienna – Nuremberg 81 12 Dec–17 Dec Magic of Advent Cologne – Strasbourg – Cologne 81 22 Dec–28 Dec Christmas Cruise Cologne – Strasbourg – Cologne 81 22 Dec–28 Dec Christmas Cruise Passau – Bratislava – Passau 81 28 Dec–04 Jan New Year’s Eve Cruise Cologne – Basel – Cologne 81 29 Dec–04 Jan New Year’s Eve Cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau 81

Colour coding: Holland and Belgium Rhine Danube Rhine and Danube Rhône · Saône Seine Musical Cruises Winter Cruises

Cruises marked with * are also bookable as themed cruises with special programmes on board and ashore. Please note the further information on page 80 – 81. * Golf Cruises, ** Wine Cruises Cruises marked with • are special cruise with spectacular fireworks – “Rhine in flames” respectively “Music fireworks on the Danube”, having slightly changed itinerary and excursion packages.

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