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RHINE, MAIN & MOSELLE • DANUBE • RHÔNE & SAÔNE SEINE • DUTCH & BELGIAN WATERWAYS

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Dear Traveller Welcome to the 2017 cruise collection from Amadeus River Cruises. Join us on a journey of discovery across the most beautiful and interesting European waterways, special trips to world-famous cities and fascinating landscapes. On our cruises you will experience the heritage of Europe through its art, architecture and culture and get to know the people of the countries you travel through. We are proud to introduce our latest flagship, the “AMADEUS Provence”, which will operate along the Rhone and Saone rivers from 2017. We are convinced that the “AMADEUS Provence” will continue the excellence of the AMADEUS line. Our AMADEUS fleet, which has received numerous international awards, offers about 150 different, fascinating cruises throughout the year. Inside this brochure, discover our myriad of itineraries including specialty cruises focused on music and our winter cruises featuring the Magic of Advent, Christmas and New Year. The entire AMADEUS team wishes you an inspiring read and lots of fun putting together your personal dream journey along Europe’s most beautiful waterways. We look forward to welcoming you on board soon! Yours sincerely,

Steve Williams Managing Director Fred.\ River Cruises

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Contents Our River Cruises at a Glance Feel-Good Guarantee A Treat for Palate and Eye Join the AMADEUS Family! River Cruises – more than just a Holiday

Rhine · Main · Moselle, the Dutch and Belgian Waterways

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

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Danube · Danube Delta

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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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Musical Cruises: Rhine · Danube Classical Music Basel – Amsterdam | 8-day cruise Passau – Budapest | 8-day cruise

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Winter Cruises: Rhine · Danube

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The Magic of Advent Cologne – Rüdesheim – Cologne | 4-day cruise Vienna – Nuremberg | 7-day cruise Nuremberg – Vienna | 7-day cruise

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Christmas Cruises Cologne – Strasbourg – Cologne | 7-day cruise Passau – Bratislava– Passau | 7-day cruise

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New Year Eve Cruises Cologne – Basel – Cologne | 8-day cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau | 7-day cruise

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The AMADEUS Fleet 80– 91 Important Information 92 2017 Cruise Planner 93 General Terms and Conditions of Travel 2017 94– 95

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Our River Cruises at a Glance

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A Journey through a Thousand Landscapes

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Experience Europe’s most beautiful side - its unforgettable river landscapes, countless attractions, small towns and pulsating metropolises. A river cruise on an AMADEUS ship is an extraordinary

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way of seeing the many facets and faces of Europe. You will

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be surprised by the timeless tales of its history, both on board and on land. The sights and impressions along the riverbanks are almost endless, and you will discover many

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regions in a whole new way.

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Let us help you escape from your daily routine! On our cruises, Europe’s most beautiful cities and landscapes glide by gracefully, while gently lapping waves and calling seagulls

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greet us in every harbour.

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Breathe in the history of the largest rivers of the continent, and enjoy the view on deck while writing a travel memoir,

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reading a book or simply doing nothing as you allow us to pamper you.

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When you opt for a cruise, you are making the choice to take your time, to enjoy peace and to savour every moment of life,

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for every moment of life is worth living to the fullest. All the conveniences of a floating 5-star hotel await you on

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board the AMADEUS cruise ships: a large sun deck with reclining chairs and the Lido-Bar, the Panorama-Bar with

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an almost uninterrupted 360° view over the passing river landscapes, the viewing deck on the River Terrace, the stylish

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Panorama- Restaurant, as well as the relaxed AMADEUSClub.

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The services on board are complimented by fitness and

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massage areas and a hairdresser.

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Feel-Good Guarantee

The entire AMADEUS cruise team puts your well-being on board first. Great emphasis is placed on quality service which, together with the famed European hospitality on board, is the hallmark of the AMADEUS fleet. The captain will ensure that you reach each destination in a leisurely, timely fashion and you will be surrounded by good company. You will have the opportunity to get to know your fellow guests, and share this wonderful experience. You will discover the incomparable charm of making the journey the destination, while being constantly taken care of by the AMADEUS crew.

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PERFECTION DOWN TO THE SMALLEST DETAIL On an AMADEUS vessel, travelling takes on a new meaning – you will find everything here to make your room your personal domain and a place of peace and relaxation.

The AMADEUS Crew The highly-trained crew on board is part of the AMADEUS family, and works around the clock with dedication, to make your trip an unforgettable experience. You can rely on our many years of experience operating cruises along European rivers.

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A Treat for Palate and Eye A warm welcome to the Panorama-Restaurant, which boasts the best views of the most beautiful rivers and landscapes of Europe! The staff in the restaurant and in the kitchen look forward to satisfying your wishes with their warm hospitality, with atmospheric ambience, and excellent service, all of which are of the highest international standards of haute cuisine.

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BAKERY AND PATISSERIE In our on-board bakery and patisserie, we bake fresh bread every day, and create delicious tarts, cakes, desserts and light pastries. We make all of our products by hand using only the very finest ingredients. SHOW COOKING To round off your culinary experience, there are a number of on-board cookery demonstrations.

Culinary Delights When selecting ingredients, the chef looks for good quality produce, including regional, fresh products, and uses these to prepare culinary treats which will delight both the palate and the eye! The restaurant chef will recommend a selection of suitable wines, which accompany the meal. On all cruises, the culinary highlight of the trip is the traditional captain’s gala evening — a truly delicious experience on board!

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Join the AMADEUS Family!

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AMADEUS CRUISER CLUB Membership of our Club costs nothing, apart from a few minutes of your time while you fill in the form.

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 kilometres of rivers and endless options: whoever travels with us is rewarded for his 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 on-board 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 on-board 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 • Free upgrade of your cabin to the next category at the start of your cruise (subject to availability)w

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River Cruises – more than just a holiday Overview of Services during the Cruise • Modern ship technology with the highest safety standards • Generous outside cabins, with a so-called French balcony and windows across the entire outer side of the cabin. • Accessible outside balconies in the suites of the “AMADEUS Silver” and 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, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

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• Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hr. tea/coffee station • Welcome cocktail, welcome dinner and captain’s gala dinner • Stimulating and enriching on-board programmes, including fascinating talks, cooking demonstrations and music by our on-board musicians • Hands-free AMADEUS Audio System (headphones) for all excursions • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Complimentary Wi-Fi on board • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation an lock fees


Optional Services • Excursions (except music cruises, see below) The excursions during the cruises are described in detail in the separate shore excursion booklet. 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 for the following cruises: – “Three Rivers Cruise” p. 24-27 – “Classical Danube” p. 36-39 – “Blue Danube” p. 44-47 • Extension of stay in Paris for the cruise “Paris, Normandy and the River Seine” p. 62-65 • On-board laundry service • Transfers to and from the cruise ships, 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.

Excursions 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. As part of the organised sightseeing programme, with highly competent and multilingual travel guides, all the AMADEUS cruises are conceptualised around the principle of offering “the best of” all the countries and regions we travel through. How intensively you want to get to know the countries and their people is your decision. We offer you the opportunity to customise your experience, by choosing those excursions which are of interest. You can book tours in advance at a discount, or make a final decision on board the vessel.

AMADEUS AUDIO SYSTEM For every guided excursion we also offer our ultra-lightweight, wireless AMADEUS Audio System. You simply wear the receiver around your neck or carry it in your pocket, and the headphones enable you to hear every word your tour guide says even if you stray away from the group. This leaves you free to move around as you wish.

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Rhine, Main, Moselle, the Dutch and Belgian Waterways

An AMADEUS cruise ship at St. Goar in the upper Middle Rhine Valley

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TULIP SERENADE

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8-day cruise Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam

CLASSICAL RHINE

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8-day cruise Amsterdam – Basel or Basel – Amsterdam

THREE-RIVERS CRUISE

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8-day cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg or Nuremberg – Amsterdam

CRUISE ACROSS EUROPE

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15-day cruise Amsterdam – Budapest or Budapest – Amsterdam

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Tulip Serenade Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam

8-day cruise from £1,134 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

WATERWAYS OF HOLLAND AND BELGIUM

include Ghent, Antwerp and Brussels..

UNESCO World Heritage Site: five of the nineteen windmills of Kinderdijk

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Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Amsterdam Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Amsterdam 14.00 Morning city tour of Amsterdam incl. canal trip and flower market North Holland excursion in the afternoon (from Hoorn 18.00 23.00 Amsterdam/to Hoorn) or cruise along the Ijsselmeer 3 Arnhem 13.00 19.30 City tour of Arnhem and open-air museum* or ”The Bridge of Arnhem“ and the Airbourne Museum Hartenstein* 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 6 Antwerp 05.00 22.00 City tour of Antwerp in the morning City tour of Brussels in the afternoon (from/to Antwerp) Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Kinderdijk 08.00 10.00 Excursion to Kinderdijk Utrecht 14.00 14.30 Visit to the Keukenhof flower gardens Amsterdam 18.00 (from Utrecht/to Amsterdam) 8 Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. *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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Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam

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DAY 1 | NETHERLANDS: AMSTERDAM Embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

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DAY 2 | AMSTERDAM · HOORN After a restful night onboard, set off to see the sights of one of the most unique cities in Europe. Beautiful bridges connect the numerous parts of the city divided by hundreds of canals and waterways, overlooked by 17th century architecture. Be sure to stop by the Oude Kerk (Old Church), the oldest building in the city. In a nearby village, visit a cheese farm to learn about Dutch cheese production. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner as we continue to explore the Netherlands. DAY 3 | ARNHEM Experience the wonderful landscape along the river before arriving in Arnhem for lunch. This afternoon, explore the city of Arnhem, a small metropolis that was greatly affected by WWII. The Open-Air museum recounts daily life in Arnhem or visit the former Second World War battlefield and the Airborne Museum “Hartenstein”. 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. 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 Indies 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 byegone era. 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. The city of 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 also is home to numerous other museums – something for everyone. Another beautiful city worth visiting is nearby Bruges, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the Basilica of the Holy Blood which houses a relic, a vial of blood, that is said to be that of Jesus. Another worthwhile stop is the Groeninge Museum – with its collection of artwork that spans several centuries. This evening, join your fellow travellers for dinner. DAY 6 | ANTWERP Wake up in this beautiful Belgian City where

A unique urban landscape: Amsterdam’s Canal Ring

there is plenty to discover. Although famous 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. In the evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner. DAY 7 | NETHERLANDS: KINDERDIJK · UTRECHT · AMSTERDAM On today’s return to the Netherlands, the historic windmills of Kinderdijk are a good example of the rich history of the Netherlands. At midday, the vessel heads for Utrecht and the grand finale, 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-half-mile network of footpaths, including the largest sculpture park in the Netherlands. Should you choose to join the expedition to the flower gardens, you will rejoin the vessel in Amsterdam, where it remains overnight. DAY 8 | AMSTERDAM After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you back again soon!


Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel 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 Silver II AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Princess AMADEUS Princess AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Silver

£1,162 £1,335 £1,477 £1,614 £1,793 £2,102 £1,162 £1,335 £1,477 £1,614 £1,793 £2,102 £1,134 £1,227 £1,352 £1,477 £1,638 £1,924 £1,134 £1,227 £1,352 £1,477 £1,638 £1,924 £1,134 £1,227 £1,352 £1,477 £1,638 £1,924 £1,376 £1,584 £1,757 £1,924 £2,132 £2,513

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 at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82 – 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP

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Cruise Amsterdam – Ghent – Amsterdam Unit price Packages A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Amsterdam incl. canal trip and flower market £ £41 North Holland excursion £34 ✔ See Holland’s natural beauty: Keukenhof ✔ ✔ City tour of Arnhem and open-air museum or £45 *The Bridge of Arnhem and the Airborne Museum Hartenstein *Guided tour of the Delta Works and Veere £67 ✔ ✔ *Middelburg walking tour £14 • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Ghent £31 stateroom of your choice, most with French City tour of Bruges £31 ✔ balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Antwerp £31 Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III City tour of Brussels £31 ✔ • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio Excursion to Kinderdijk £29 ✔ headsets for all excursions ✔ ✔ ✔ Visit to the Keukenhof flower gardens £60 •  Services of an experienced, multilingual Rate per Person £163 £222 £400 Cruise Director SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £139 £189 £340 •  G ourmet dining with all meals included *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating

Inclusions

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The historic centre of Ghent is a veritable museum of early Flemish architecture.

• Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Amsterdam/airport – vessel or v. v. £51 Amsterdam/station – vessel or v.v. £42

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Classical Rhine Amsterdam – Basel or Basel – Amsterdam

8-day cruise from £695 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 Valley with its winelands, the prominent Lorelei rock, and the highest density of castles in the world. Further highlights of this trip include visit to the very

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historic river cities of Amsterdam, Cologne, Strasbourg and Basel.

The view from the vineyards at Kaub over the Castles of Gutenfels and Pfalzgrafenstein in the Middle Rhine Valley

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Your itineraries Cruise Amsterdam – Basel DAY/ PORT

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1 Amsterdam Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2

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

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Cologne

16.00 20.00 Cologne walking tour

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 Scenic cruising through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Rüdesheim 17.00 22.00 Rüdesheim walking tour incl. Music Cabinet Museum 6 Mannheim 06.00 13.00 Excursion to Heidelberg Speyer 15.30 19.30 Speyer walking tour Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7

Strasbourg 07.30 13.00 City tour of Strasbourg

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09.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Cruise Basel – Amsterdam DAY/ PORT

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1 Basel 17.00 Check-in 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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07.00 12.00 Speyer walking tour 14.30 Excursion to Heidelberg

4 Mannheim 01.00 Rüdesheim 07.00 12.00 Rüdesheim walking tour incl. 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 Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Late morning cruise along the Ijsselmeer Hoorn 13.00 13.30 North Holland excursion and city tour of Amsterdam Amsterdam 17.30 incl. canal trip (from Hoorn/to Amsterdam) 8

Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed above in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme

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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 Embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially-prepared Welcome Dinner.

RHINE · MOSELLE

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 evening join your fellow travellers for dinner.

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DAY 3 | GERMANY: COLOGNE After lunch,we arrive 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

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 and perhaps 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. Late this afternoon, the vessel arrives in Rüdesheim, a winemaking town in the Rhine Gorge. Discover the region’s rich history of winemaking – perhaps visit the local museum – a great place to start. Back onboard your crew awaits with a delicious dinner. DAY 6 | MANNHEIM · SPEYER After breakfast, explore the bustling metropolis 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!


Tour dates Vessel 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 18.05. – 25.05.* AMADEUS Silver II £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 01.06. – 08.06. AMADEUS Silver II £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 13.06. – 20.06. AMADEUS Silver £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 20.06. – 03.07. AMADEUS Silver £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 07.07. – 14.07. AMADEUS Silver II £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 11.07. – 18.07. AMADEUS Silver £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 20.07. – 27.07. AMADEUS Princess £1,311 £1,531 £1,799 £1,965 £2,185 £2,578 25.07. – 01.08. AMADEUS Silver £1,424 £1,674 £1,965 £2,150 £2,394 £2,822 05.09. – 12.09. AMADEUS Silver III £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 19.09. – 26.09. AMADEUS Silver III £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 03.10. – 10.10. AMADEUS Silver III £1,313 £1,561 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,733 17.10. – 24.10. AMADEUS Silver III £1,313 £1,561 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,733 26.10. – 02.11. AMADEUS Princess £1,198 £1,430 £1,715 £1,876 £2,090 £2,495 31.10. – 07.11.† AMADEUS Silver III £1,313 £1,561 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,733 C-4 C-1 B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Basel – Amsterdam Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart £1,120 £1,346 £1,638 £1,775 £1,971 £2,394 30.03. – 06.04. AMADEUS Princess 06.04. – 13.04. AMADEUS Silver III £1,313 £1,561 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,733 08.06. – 15.06. AMADEUS Silver II £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 20.06. – 27.06. AMADEUS Silver £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 30.06. – 07.07. AMADEUS Silver II £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 13.07. – 20.07. AMADEUS Princess £1,549 £1,781 £2,060 £2,233 £2,453 £2,852 18.07. – 25.07. AMADEUS Silver £1,424 £1,674 £1,965 £2,150 £2,394 £2,822 10.08. – 17.08. AMADEUS Princess £1,311 £1,531 £1,799 £1,965 £2,185 £2,578 29.08. – 05.09. AMADEUS Silver III £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 16.09. – 23.09. AMADEUS Silver II £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 26.09. – 03.10. AMADEUS Silver III £1,692 £1,950 £2,257 £2,443 £2,689 £3,120 10.10. – 17.10. AMADEUS Silver III £1,313 £1,561 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,733 02.11. – 09.11. AMADEUS Princess £695 £921 £1,213 £1,350 £1,546 £1,969 * Slightly amended timetable: tour date 18.05. Cochem walking tour from/to Koblenz, tour date 27.06. with"Rhine in Flames"firework spectacular. †Prices include excursion package B 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 plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP Cruise Amsterdam – Basel/Basel – Amsterdam City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland Walking tour of Cologne Walking tour of Cochem with wine tasting Walking tour of Koblenz Walking tour of Rüdesheim with Music Museum Excursion to Heidelberg Walking tour of Speyer City tour of Strasbourg **”Alsace & Wine” excursion Rate per Person SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES

Unit price

Packages A B C C** ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ £46 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ £14 ✔ ✔ £32 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ £13 ✔ ✔ £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ £39 ✔ ✔ £13 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ £45 £45

£157 £196 £222 £267 £133 £167 £189 £227

**Basel – Amsterdam cruise only Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

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

High above Cochem stands Reichsburg Castle

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Amsterdam/airport – vessel or v. v. £51 Amsterdam/station – vessel or v.v. £42 Basel/vessel – airport or v. v. £54 Basel/vessel – station or v. v. £54

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Cruise departing on 27.06. include the “Rhine in Flames” firework spectacular.

RHINE IN FLAMES Along the most beautiful section of the Rhine (at Rüdesheim / Bingen during the cruise of 27.06.– 04.07.16), you will experience the spectacular “Rhine in Flames” celebration from your premier seat on the AMADEUS ship. Countless glowing, red Bengal fireworks bathe the riverside promenades and the local landscape in festive light. The mountains and castles are magi­cally beautiful and the landscape is romantically lit. Surrounded by mesmerizing fire-images in the sky, you will travel in a convoy of festively illuminated ships. The musical fireworks display is the grand finale of the trip. This is a special experience that won’t soon be forgotten.

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Three-Rivers Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg or Nuremberg – Amsterdam

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

8-day cruise from £944 per person

This cruise includes a trip along the Rhine, Main and Danube rivers, which are undoubtedly Europe’s most important and beautiful rivers. Start your cruise across Europe from Amsterdam on the North Sea along the fascinating Dutch waterways, down to Nuremberg, or in the opposite direction, from Nuremberg to Amsterdam. You will visit the fascinating cities of Cologne, Würzburg and Bamberg and cruise the most important connection between the Danube and the Main:

Extension in Prague Extend your holiday with a 2-day stay in the capital city of Prague, known as the “Golden City”. The optional stay in Prague can be booked as a pre-programme to the Nuremberg – Amsterdam trip or as a post-programme to the Amsterdam– Nuremberg trip.

the Rhine-Main-Danube canal. Finally, you will pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, an inspiration for many writers and poets.

The upper Middle Rhine Valley, including the picturesque village of Oberwesel, has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2002.

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Your itineraries Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg

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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 Afternoon excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle 4 Scenic cruise 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 in the evening

7 Bamberg 13.00 19.00 Bamberg walking tour 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 Afternoon talk on board about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal 3 Würzburg 09.00 18.00 Morning Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting 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 cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley 6 Cologne 00.01 19.00 Cologne walking tour in the morning Afternoon excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7

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

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Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. 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 ine

Cologne

B E L GI UM Oberwesel

Wertheim Würzburg

Main

Bamberg

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Miltenberg Rothenburg ob der Tauber Nuremberg

FRANCE

MainDanube canal

Prague

CZECH REPUBLIC Danube

AUSTRIA

RHINE · MAIN · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

Amsterdam Utrecht

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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)

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DAY 1 | GERMANY: NUREMBERG 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 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. 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 twoclock 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 Reisen” 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

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 GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel 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 Elegant AMADEUS Princess

8 days Nuremberg – Amsterdam 20.06. – 27.06. 19.08. – 26.08. 28.10. – 04.11.

AMADEUS Silver III AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Silver

£1,489 £1,703 £1,959 £2,120 £2,322 £2,685 £1,489 £1,703 £1,959 £2,120 £2,322 £2,685 C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart £1,626 £1,864 £2,144 £2,322 £2,542 £2,941 £1,335 £1,531 £1,769 £1,918 £2,102 £2,441 £944 £1,167 £1,459 £1,619 £1,839 £2,244

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 at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP

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05.05. – 12.05. 31.08. – 07.09.

Local cuture brightens the scenery

Inclusions

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Cruise Amsterdam – Nuremberg Unit price Packages A B C • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland £46 stateroom of your choice, most with French ✔ ✔ ✔ Cologne walking tour £14 balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; ✔ Excursion to the National Park Siebengebirge and Drachenfels £49 Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III ✔ Walking tour of Oberwesel £13 • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Miltenberg and Wertheim £29 headsets for all excursions ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Würzburg with wine tasting £42 •  Services of an experienced, multilingual ✔ Walking tour of Bamberg £20 Cruise Director Rate per Person £102 £131 £213 • Gourmet dining with all meals included SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £87 £111 £181 (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, Cruise Nuremberg – Amsterdam Unit price Packages which accommodates all guests in one A B C seating ✔ Walking tour of Bamberg £20 • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Würzburg with wine tasting £42 drinks with every lunch and dinner on board ✔ Excursion Rothenburg ob der Tauber £26 • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Wertheim and Miltenberg £29 • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station ✔ Walking tour of Oberwesel £13 • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Cologne £14 Captain’s Gala Dinner ✔ Excursion to the National Park Siebengebirge and Drachenfels £49 • Special onboard entertainment including ✔ ✔ North Holland excursion £34 talks, cooking demonstration, onboard ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip £41 music performances and nightly music by Rate per Person £97 £160 £268 the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £82 £136 £228 • Fitness room (open 24 hours) Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment Prague: one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, can be explored as part of a pre- or after-programme. (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Nuremberg/airport – vessel or v. v. £63 Nuremberg/main station – vessel or v.v. £63 Nuremberg/city centre– vessel or v.v. £63 Amsterdam/vessel – airport or v. v. £51 Amsterdam/vessel – station or v.v. £42

PRE-CRUISE Programme IN PRAGUE to or from Passau · price per person in GBP Double room Single supplement

£485 £183

Minimum number of participants: 9 Included services: • 2 nights with breakfast in 5-star hotel • 1 elegant dinner at the hotel • Transfer Passau/vessel – Prague/hotel or v. v. • Experienced tour guide Prague city tour optionally bookable (£45)

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Cruise Across Europe Amsterdam – Budapest or Budapest – Amsterdam

15-day cruise from £2,536 per person

This cruise spans 2,000 kilometres across Europe, from Amsterdam at the North Sea to Budapest, the so-called “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 RHINE · MAIN · DANUBE

“Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque Wachau region, and the Danube-knee 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 thousand years of European history. This cruise is a fascinating trip through Europe’s heritage of art and culture.

Buda Castle, which was built in the 13th century, is a prominent landmark of Budapest with its fortified wall taking up most of the hill.

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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 Afternoon excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle 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

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 Morning guided tour of the Documentation Centre of Nuremberg Cruise the European Watershed in the evening 9 Regensburg 13.00 22.00 Regensburg walking tour Bavarian evening on board 10 Passau

12.00 16.00 Passau walking tour

1 Melk/ 1 06.30 11.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the morning Emmersdorf Dürnstein 12.30 15.00 Dürnstein walking tour and wine tasting in the afternoon Vienna 19.30 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) 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 Afternoon guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 4 Budapest 1 08.30 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 15 Budapest Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

NETHE R L A N DS Amsterdam Utrecht

GE R M A N Y P O LA N D

Rh

ine

Cologne

Würzburg Bamberg

Main Oberwesel Miltenberg

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Wertheim

FRANCE

MainDanube canal

CZECH REPUBLIC

Nuremberg

Emmersdorf Dürnstein

Regensburg Passau

SLO V A K IA

Bratislava Danube

Melk Vienna Budapest A UST R I A

SWI T Z E R L A N D ITALY

HUN GA R Y

RHINE · MAIN · DANUBE

BEL GI UM

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Cruise Across Europe

Amsterdam – Budapest

The Bamberg town hall is built on an artificial island in the middle of the Regnitz River

RHINE · MAIN · DANUBE

(Programme Budapest – Amsterdam on request)

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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.

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. 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

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

Vienna cafe

DAY 11 | AUSTRIA: MELK/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 travel across the river to nearby 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. Vienna. After dinner, arrive in Vienna and opt for the “Sound of Vienna” and listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era, at a local salon, as the vessel remains overnight.

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. Martin’s Cathedral, former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings.

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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Schönbrunn Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the most-visited attraction in Vienna.

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Your itinerary Cruise Budapest – Amsterdam 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 Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 3 Bratislava 14.00 23.59 Optional city tour of Bratislava* or guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace* 4 Vienna 08.00 23.30 City tour of Vienna in the morning 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 and wine tasting Melk/ 14.00 18.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey Emmersdorf

The fish market in the old town of Cologne

6 Passau

12.00 16.30 Passau walking tour

7 Regensburg 09.30 12.30 Regensburg walking tour Bavarian evening on board 8 Nuremberg 09.00 18.00 City tour of Nuremberg in the morning Afternoon guided tour of the Documentation Centre of Nuremberg 9 Bamberg 08.00 12.30 Bamberg walking tour Afternoon talk on board about the Rhine-Main-Danube canal

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0 Würzburg 09.00 18.00 Morning Würzburg walking tour with wine tasting 1 Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber in the afternoon

Tulips are Holland’s biggest export

1 Wertheim 07.00 09.00 Wertheim and Miltenberg walking tours 1 Miltenberg 12.30 13.00 (from Wertheim/to Miltenberg) 2 Oberwesel 09.00 14.00 Oberwesel walking tour 1 Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley 13 Cologne 00.01 19.00 Cologne walking tour in the morning Afternoon excursion to the Siebengebirge National Park and Drachenfels Castle Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 4 Utrecht 1 08.30 09.00 North Holland excursion (from Utrecht/to Amsterdam) Amsterdam 12.00 City tour of Amsterdam incl. canal trip 15 Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

Melk Abbey, built during the high Baroque era

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Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel 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 05.05. – 19.05. 31.08. – 14.09.

AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Princess

15 days Budapest – Amsterdam 13.06. – 27.06. 12.08. – 26.08. 21.10. – 04.11.

AMADEUS Silver III AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Silver

£2,977 £3,405 £3,917 £4,238 £4,643 £5,369 £2,977 £3,405 £3,917 £4,238 £4,643 £5,369 C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart £3,238 £3,714 £4,273 £4,626 £5,070 £5,868 £2,750 £3,214 £3,737 £4,083 £4,523 £5,320 £2,536 £3,000 £3,583 £3,904 £4,344 £5,154

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP Cruise Amsterdam – Budapest Unit price Packages A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland £46 ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Cologne £14 ✔ Excursion to the National Park Siebengebirge and Drachenfels £49 ✔ Walking tour of Oberwesel £13 ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Miltenberg and Wertheim £29 ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Würzburg with wine tasting £42 ✔ Walking tour of Bamberg £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Nuremberg £31 ✔ Guided tour of the Documentation Center (WWII) Nuremberg £39 ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Regensburg £13 ✔ Walking tour of Passau £13 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 ✔ Walking tour of Dürnstein with wine tasting £20 ✔ Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” (Cat.B) £44 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 ✔ Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 ✔ ✔ Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 ✔ Excursion to Gödöllö Castle £37 Rate per Person £249 £332 £604 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £212 £282 £513 Cruise Budapest – Amsterdam

Unit price

Packages

A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 ✔ Excursion to Gödöllö Castle £37 ✔ ✔ *City tour of Bratislava £26 ✔ *Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 ✔ ✔ Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 ✔ “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) £44 ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Dürnstein with wine tasting £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Passau £13 ✔ Walking tour of Regensburg £13 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Nuremberg £31 ✔ Guided tour of the Documentation Centre Nuremberg (WWII) £39 ✔ Walking tour of Bamberg £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Würzburg with wine tasting £42 ✔ Excursion to Rothenburg ob der Tauber £26 ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Wertheim and Miltenberg £29 ✔ Walking tour of Oberwesel £13 ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Cologne £14 ✔ Excursion to the National Park Siebengebirge and Drachenfels £49 ✔ ✔ North Holland excursion £34 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip £41 Rate per Person £244 £392 £618 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £207 £336 £525 *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

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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 at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Street art: sculptures in Budapest

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Amsterdam/airport – vessel or v. v. £51 Amsterdam/station – vessel or v.v. £42 Budapest/vessel – airport or v. v. £46 Budapest/vessel – station or v. v. £26 Budapest/vessel – city centre or v. v. £20

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Danube · Danube Delta

The AMADEUS Silver in the Wachau region between Melk and Krems

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CLASSICAL DANUBE

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DANUBE RHAPSODY

40– 43

BLUE DANUBE

44– 47

BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE  AND DANUBE DELTA

48– 53

1,200 MILES ON THE BEAUTIFUL BLUE DANUBE

54– 59

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 £867 per person

This itinerary connects Passau, the so-called “Three-Rivers City” on the Inn, Ilz and Danube rivers, with the Hungarian metropolis, Budapest, also known as the “Queen of the Danube”. This is a an exceptional journey through four of Europe’s most important countries, three world-famous capital cities, and through diverse landscapes such as the “Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque, myth-enshrouded Wachau region, and the Danube-knee at Visegrad (the Hungarian Wachau), with imposing religious structures along the banks of the rivers, such as Melk Abbey and the Esztergom Basilica. A highlight of DANUBE

the cruise is a visit to the 2,000 year old Bavarian town of Regensburg.

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

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Pre- or Post-Programme in Prague Extend this cruise with a 2-day stay in Prague, the “Golden City”, which is a special addition to your journey. The optional stay in Prague can be booked as a pre-programme to the Passau – Budapest trip or as a post-programme to the Budapest -Passau trip.


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 incl. Salzkammergut and lunch (from Passau/to Linz)* Linz 16.30 22.00 Linz walking tour in the afternoon* 4

Melk/ 08.00 09.00 Excursion to the Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and wine tasting Emmersdorf (from Melk/to Weissenkirchen) Weissenkirchen 10.30 13.00 Wien 19.00 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B)

5 Vienna City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 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 in the evening 7 Esztergom 07.00 08.30 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre (from Esztergom/ Budapest 13.00 to Budapest) · City tour of Budapest · Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 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 · Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 2 Budapest 13.30 City tour of Budapest · Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom 18.30 20.00 Esztergom (from Budapest/to Esztergom) 3 Bratislava Vienna

08.00 11.30 City tour of Bratislava 19.30 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B)

4 Vienna 5

Vienna Dürnstein Melk/ Emmersdorf

City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon

02.00 08.00 12.00 Dürnstein walking tour and wine tasting 15.00 19.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey

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 incl. Salzkammergut and lunch (from Linz/to Passau)* Passau 17.00 18.30 Passau walking tour* · Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 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. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

Prague

GER M ANY

C Z E C H  R E P UB L I C

Regensburg Emmersdorf Weissenkirchen Dürnstein

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Aschach Linz Salzburg

A UST R I A

Melk

SLO V A KI A

Bratislava

Esztergom Szentendre

Vienna

Budapest

HUN GA R Y

Danube

Puszta

DANUBE

Passau

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Classical Danube

Passau – Budapest

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

(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.

DANUBE

Back onboard this evening, experience a Bavarian evening with lively traditional music and a dinner of local specialities.

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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. 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.

DAY 4 | MELK/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. Everyone will rejoin the ship in the early afternoon to continue on to Vienna. After arrival in Vienna, opt for the “Sound of Vienna” and listen to the “Alt Wien” orchestra play popular pieces from Vienna’s classical era, as the vessel remains overnight. DAY 5 | VIENNA There is much to see in Imperial Vienna: its Imperial palaces, Museums Quarter with historic and contemporary buildings 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. After a full day of exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard. The vessel departs Vienna in the early hours. DAY 6 | V  IENNA | SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA Awake today the capital city of Bratislava in 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 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 8 | BUDAPEST After breakfast we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 8 days Budapest – Passau Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart 16.04. – 23.04. 29.04. – 06.05. 19.05. – 26.05. 25.05. – 01.06. 01.07. – 08.07. 05.07. – 12.07. 29.07. – 05.08. 20.08. – 27.08. 04.10. – 11.10.

AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Brilliant AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Princess AMADEUS Brilliant AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Silver AMADEUS Symphony

£1,143 £1,364 £1,638 £1,793 £1,995 £2,376 £1,143 £1,364 £1,638 £1,793 £1,995 £2,376 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,364 £1,590 £1,870 £2,049 £2,275 £2,691 £1,614 £1,858 £2,150 £2,328 £2,560 £2,971 £867 £1,063 £1,304 £1,444 £1,623 £1,968

Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates

Vessel 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 06.06. – 13.06. 15.06. – 22.06. 14.10. – 21.10.

AMADEUS Silver III AMADEUS Princess AMADEUS Silver

£1,614 £1,858 £2,150 £2,328 £2,560 £2,971 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,080 £1,325 £1,623 £1,783 £2,009 £2,426

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 GBP Cruise Passau – Budapest Unit price Packages A B C D ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Regensburg £13 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey £46 ✔ *Walking tour of Passau £13 ✔ *Full-day excursion to Salzburg incl. Salzkammergut and lunch £75 ✔ ✔ *Walking tour of Linz £15 ✔ ✔ ✔ Wachau excursion incl. Melk Abbey and wine tasting £44 ✔ ✔ Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” (Cat. B) £44 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 ✔ ✔ Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace £37 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 ✔ ✔ Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 ✔ ✔ Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £31 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £136 £213 £363 £410 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £116 £181 £309 £349

Weissenkirchen: The Fortified church Maria Himmelfahrt

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Cruise Budapest – Passau Unit price Packages A B C D ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 prices per person in GBP ✔ ✔ Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom £31 Passau/station – vessel or v. v. £23 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 Munich/airport – vessel or v. v. £67 ✔ ✔ Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” (Cat. B.) £44 Budapest/vessel – airport or v. v. £46 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 Budapest/vessel – station or v. v. £26 ✔ ✔ Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 Budapest/vessel – city centre or v. v. £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Dürnstein with wine tasting £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 PRE- OR POST-Programme IN PRAGUE ✔ *Walking tour of Linz with transfer £25 to or from Passau · prices per person in GBP ✔ ✔ *Full-day excursion to Salzburg incl. Salzkammergut & lunch £75 Double room £485 ✔ *Walking tour of Passau £13 Single supplement £183 ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Regensburg £13 Minimum number of participants: 9 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Weltenburg Abbey £46 Included services: Rate per Person £145 £270 £345 £382 • 2 nights with breakfast in 5-star hotel SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £123 £230 £293 £325

Transfers

*Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked.

Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

• 1 elegant dinner at the hotel

• Transfer Passau/vessel – Prague/hotel or v. v. • Experienced tour guide Prague city tour optionally bookable £45

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Danube Rhapsody Passau – Budapest – Passau 8-day cruise from £867 per person

This fascinating journey takes you along the most beautiful stretches of the Danube, into the heart of the once-illustrious Habsburg monarchy. From the Bavarian “Three-Rivers City” of Passau, cruise to Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube”.

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world-famous capital cities of Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava. Cruise through diverse landscapes such as the “Schlögener Schlinge”, the picturesque, myth-enshrouded Wachau region, and the Danube-knee at Visegrad. Admire imposing architectural buildings along the banks, such as Melk Abbey and the Esztergom Basilica. The cruise is also a journey

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through the art and cultural landscape of Europe’s several thousand year history.

Vienna: the Schönbrunn Palace and gardens are counted as one of the most beautiful Baroque complexes in the Europe.

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Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau 17.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Melk/ 09.00 13.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey and wine tasting Emmersdorf Vienna 19.15 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) 3 Vienna 19.00 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 4 Budapest 11.30 City tour of Budapest in the afternoon Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 5 Budapest 13.00 Excursion to the Puszta in the morning Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom in the afternoon Esztergom 18.30 19.00 (from Budapest/to Esztergom) 6 Bratislava 08.00 13.00 City tour of Bratislava Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Linz

14.00 22.00

Linz walking tour

8 Passau

07.30 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. 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.

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DAY 2 | A  USTRIA: MELK/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 of Empress Maria Theresia. After a full day of

Fisherman’s Bastion in the Budapest’s castle district offers a wonderful overview.

exploration, enjoy a relaxing dinner onboard as the vessel departs.

before dinner. Watch the departing lights of the city as the vessel continues on its way.

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, it’s home to the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, its 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 centre 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. The vessel departs Budapest shortly after lunch and continues to Slovakia. 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 vessel in Esztergom

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 breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin 16.04. – 23.04. 23.04. – 30.04. 23.04. – 30.04. 09.05. – 16.05. 13.05. – 20.05. 01.06. – 08.06. 08.06. – 15.06. 14.06. – 21.06. 21.06. – 28.06. 12.07. – 19.07. 22.07. – 29.07. 13.08. – 20.08. 27.08. – 03.09. 19.09. – 26.09. 22.10. – 29.10. 28.10. – 04.11. 31.10. – 07.11.

AMADEUS Rhapsody AMADEUS Rhapsody AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Brilliant AMADEUS Princess AMADEUS Princess AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Brilliant AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Elegant

£867 £1,063 £1,304 £1,444 £1,623 £1,968 £867 £1,063 £1,304 £1,444 £1,623 £1,968 £1,143 £1,364 £1,638 £1,793 £1,995 £2,376 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,245 £1,465 £1,709 £1,870 £2,078 £2,453 £1,245 £1,465 £1,709 £1,870 £2,078 £2,453 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,474 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,144 £1,364 £1,638 £1,793 £1,995 £2,376 £995 £1,240 £1,538 £1,698 £1,924 £2,341 £888 £1,109 £1,383 £1,538 £1,740 £2,121

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 GBP Cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau Unit price Packages A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Melk Abbey and wine tasting £44 Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” (Cat. B) £44 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 ✔ ✔ Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to the Puszta £48 Excursion to Szentendre and Esztergom £31 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 ✔ ✔ Linz walking tour £15 Rate per Person £171 £223 £298 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £145 £190 £253 Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

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Tour dates Vessel 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

Paprika: the key ingredient for Hungarian cuisine

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Passau/station– vessel or v.v. £23 Munich/airport– Passau/vessel or v.v. £67

Parking place prices in GBP Passau, 1 week outdoor parking Passau, 1 week garage (indoor)

£76 £91

Melk Abbey’s magnificent Baroque library boasts an enormous historic collection of books.

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Blue Danube Nuremberg – Budapest or Budapest – Nuremberg

8-day cruise from £1,245 per person

This cruise includes a trip along the Rhine-Main-Danube canal, a masterpiece of engineering, and along the Danube River. Pass DANUBE · MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

through four of Europe’s most important countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia), three world-famous capital cities (Vienna, Budapest and Bratislava), and through diverse landscapes such as the “Schlögener Schlinge” below Passau, the picturesque, mythenshrouded Wachau region, and the Danube-knee at Visegrad (the Hungarian Wachau), with imposing architectural buildings along the banks of the rivers, such as Melk Abbey and the Esztergom Basilica. The cruise can be booked either from the Bavarian town of Nuremberg to Budapest – the “Queen of the Danube”, or in the opposite direction.

An AMADEUS cruise ship in front of the Parliament Building in Budapest.

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Pre- or Post-Programme in Prague Extend this cruise with a 2-day stay in the attractive capital city of Prague, known as the “Golden City”. The optional stay in Prague can be booked as a pre-programme to the Nuremberg – Budapest trip or as a post-programme to the Budapest – Nuremberg trip.


Your itineraries 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 Bavarian evening on board 3 Passau 4

12.00 16.00 Passau walking tour

Melk/ 06.30 11.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey in the morning Emmersdorf Dürnstein 12.30 15.00 Dürnstein walking tour and wine tasting in the afternoon Vienna 19.30 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) in the evening

5 Vienna 23.59 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 6 Bratislava 07.00 20.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Afternoon guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Budapest 08.30 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ 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 Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 3 Bratislava 14.00 23.59 City tour of Bratislava* or guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace* 4 Vienna 08.00 23.30 City tour of Vienna in the morning 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 and wine tasting Melk/ 14.00 18.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey Emmersdorf 6 Passau 12.00 16.30 Passau walking tour Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Regensburg 09.30 12.30 Regensburg walking tour Bavarian evening on board 8 Nuremberg 09.00 Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. *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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Blue Danube

Budapest – Nuremberg

UNESCO World Heritage: city of Regensburg with its stone bridge and the Regensburg Cathedral

(Programme Nuremberg– Budapest on request)

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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.

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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. 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 restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, where you can admire the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral 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 out your stay. Late in the evening, the vessel departs toward the romantic Wachau Valley. DAY 5 | DÜRNSTEIN · MELK/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 GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin 12.05. – 19.05. 22.07. – 29.07. 07.09. – 14.09.

AMADEUS Elegant AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Princess 8 days Budapest – Nuremberg

£1,477 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 £1,358 £1,596 £1,870 £2,043 £2,275 £2,691 £1,477 £1,697 £1,965 £2,126 £2,340 £2,715 C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart

13.06. – 20.06. 12.08. – 19.08. 21.10. – 28.10.

£1,614 £1,858 £2,150 £2,328 £2,560 £2,971 £1,358 £1,596 £1,870 £2,043 £2,275 £2,691 £1,245 £1,465 £1,794 £1,959 £2,179 £2,602

AMADEUS Silver III AMADEUS Silver II AMADEUS Silver

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 at the same price as C-1 cabins. For deck plans, please see pages 82– 91.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP

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Tour dates Vessel 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

Grilled Nuremberg sausages with sauerkraut

Inclusions

Cruise Nuremberg – Budapest Unit price Packages • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view A B C stateroom of your choice, most with French ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Regensburg £13 balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; ✔ Walking tour of Passau £13 Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 Silver, Silver II and Silver III ✔ Walking tour of Dürnstein with wine tasting £20 • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio ✔ Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” (Cat.B) £44 headsets for all excursions ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 • Services of an experienced, multilingual ✔ Cruise Director Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour fo Bratislava £26 • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight ✔ ✔ Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 which accommodates all guests in one ✔ Excursion to Gödöllö Castle £37 seating Rate per Person £116 £170 £321 • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £99 £145 £273 Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board Cruise Budapest – Nuremberg Unit price Packages • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner A B C • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and ✔ Excursion to Gödöllö Castle £37 Captain’s Gala Dinner ✔ ✔ *City tour of Bratislava £26 ✔ • Special onboard entertainment including *Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 talks, cooking demonstration, onboard ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 music performances and nightly music by ✔ ✔ Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace £37 the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar ✔ Concert visit “Sound of Vienna” (Cat. B) £44 •  Fitness room (open 24 hours) ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Dürnstein with wine tasting £20 •  C omplimentary use of onboard bicycles ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Melk Abbey £37 • Non-smoking environment ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Passau £13 ✔ (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) Walking tour of Regensburg £13 Rate per Person £116 £201 £280 • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £99 £171 £238 *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

Transfers prices per person in GBP Nuremberg/airport– vessel or v. v. £63 Nuremberg/station– vessel or v. v. £63 Nuremberg/city centre– vessel or v.v. £63 Budapest/vessel – airport or v. v. £46 Budapest/vessel – station or v. v. £26 Budapest/vessel – city centre or v. v. £20

PRE-CRUISE Programme IN PRAGUE to or from Passau · price per person in GBP Double room Single supplement

£485 £183

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Minimum number of participants: 9

Melk Abbey is one of the top destinations in the Wachau.

Included services: • 2 nights with breakfast in 5-star hotel • 1 elegant dinner at the hotel • Transfer Passau/vessel – Prague/hotel or v. v. • Experienced tour guide Prague city tour optionally bookable £45

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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta Passau – Danube Delta – Passau 16-day cruise from £2,191 per person

On this cruise you truly experience the Danube, probably the most beautiful river of Europe, in its entire length. You will cruise along 4,000 river kilometres, visit eight countries (Germany, Austria, Hungary, Slovakia, Serbia, Croatia, Bulgaria and Romania), and five world renowned capital cities (Vienna, DANUBE · DANUBE DELTA

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 kilometre zero, the estuary of the Danube where it meets the Black Sea, and the visit to the Danube Delta with its vast wildlife and natural beauty will remain unforgettable experiences.

Pelicans in the Danube Delta biosphere reserve

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Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

mit 15% Frühbucher-Bonus

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau 18.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Uhr 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

5 Vidin

15.00 18.30 Excursion to Vidin and Belogradchik

6 Oltenita Fetesti

13.30 14.30 City tour of Bucharest including 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 Constanta and Black Sea coast 19.00 19.30 (from Hirsova/to Fetesti)

9 Rousse Svishtov

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

10 Iron Gates Scenic cruising and 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 Excursion to the Puszta in the afternoon Kalocsa 19.00 20.00 (from Mohacs/to Kalocsa) 13 Budapest 04.00 21.30 City tour of Budapest in the morning Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö in the afternoon Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 14 Bratislava 15.00 19.00 City tour of Bratislava Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 5 Dürnstein 1 09.00 09.30 Excursion to the Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and wine Melk/ tasting (from Dürnstein/to Emmersdorf) Emmersdorf 13.00 14.00 16 Passau

08.30 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. 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.

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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.

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Experience a small adventure on our “Delta Safari” boat trip!

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 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 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 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

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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In the beautiful town of Szentendre one finds many small lanes and squares, as well as numerous cafes.

View the quaint charm of Veliko Tarnovo.

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 Svishtov as lunch is served.

rivers. All would pass by on the way to Budapest and Vienna upstream and Romania downstream.

A highlight of the trip is the passage through the “Iron Gates”, one of the most imposing gorges in Europe, which forms the border between Romania and Serbia.

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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 at the confluence of the Vuka and Danube

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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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.

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Beautiful Blue Danube and Danube Delta

Passau – Danube Delta – Passau 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. DAY 15 | AUSTRIA: DÜRNSTEIN · MELK This morning arrive in Dürnstein, a tiny village

surrounded by vineyards, which serves as a jumping off point for an optional excursion to Melk and its magnificent Benedictine Abbey. 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. DAY 16 | GERMANY: PASSAU After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you again soon!

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Vineyards and orchards are hallmarks of the Wachau.

The beautiful Baroque Royal Palace of Gödöllö

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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.

An AMADEUS ship near Dürnstein


Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel 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 07.04. – 22.04. 16.05. – 31.05. 08.07. – 23.07. 11.10. – 26.10.

AMADEUS Brilliant AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Brilliant AMADEUS Symphony

£2,421 £2,893 £3,479 £3,811 £4,244 £5,060 £3,135 £3,607 £4,180 £4,525 £4,984 £5,787 £3,135 £3,607 £4,180 £4,525 £4,984 £5,787 £2,191 £2,612 £3,135 £3,428 £3,811 £4,550

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 GBP Cruise Passau – Danube Delta – Passau Unit price Packages A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna £27 Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £31 ✔ Enjoy the traditional dance of the Hungarian people. ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Belgrade £27 Excursion to Vidin and Belogradchik £21 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bucharest including dinner £65 Excursion Constanta and Black Sea coast £41 ✔ • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo £36 balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; ✔ ✔ City tour of Novi Sad and Sremski Karlovci £27 Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Excursion to Vukovar £18 ✔ Silver, Silver II and Silver III ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Mohacs £13 • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio Excursion to the Puszta £48 ✔ headsets for all excursions ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 • Services of an experienced, multilingual ✔ Cruise Director Excursion to Gödöllö Castle £37 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight ✔ ✔ Wachau excursion incl. Melk Abbey and wine tasting £44 snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, Rate per Person £207 £291 £487 which accommodates all guests in one SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £176 £247 £414 seating

Inclusions

Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

• Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Passau/station– vessel or v.v. £23 Munich/airport – Passau/vessel or v.v. £67

The first equestrian statue in Bucharest (1876): Prince Michael the Brave, ruler of Wallachia

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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 £1,489 per person

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

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

Bucharest: the Romanian Athenaeum, with its impressive dome, is the home of the National Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Your itinerary

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1 Bucharest Meet & greet at Bucharest airport Transfer to a centrally located hotel (4–5 stars) in Bucharest Welcome Dinner Overnight in the hotel 2 Bucharest Check out after breakfast City tour of Bucharest including 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 at the Black Sea St. George 09.00 15.00 ”Delta Safari” boat excursion (only bookable on board) 4 Hirsova

07.00 12.00 Excursion Constanta and Black Sea coast

5 Giurgiu Rousse Svishtov

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

6 Iron Gates Scenic cruising and 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 Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show on board 0 Bratislava 1 15.30 19.00 City tour of Bratislava Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 11 Vienna

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Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Bucharest – Danube Delta –Vienna

The Danube Delta biosphere reserve

(Programme Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest on request)

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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 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 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 metropolis, 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


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,

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Ljubica. Another highlight is the St. Sava Temple, the largest Orthodox Church in Serbia. The 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 aircraft 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.

Belgrade: colourful umbrellas in the street throw some welcome shade on hot summer days.

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 city. A visit to the covered market is a feast for the senses. The market is a favorite with the locals for the fresh produce, seafood and spices, including the famous Hungarian paprika. After the day’s explorations, a special Hungarian evening is planned with the traditional music 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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Bratislava’s imposing castle has been nicknamed “the upturned table” because of its striking architecture.

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Your itinerary Cruise Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest DAY/ PORT

mit 15% Frühbucher-Bonus

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Vienna Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner

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2 Vienna 02.00 Bratislava 07.00 23.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Afternoon guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace

The Church of Saint Sava in Belgrade

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 Scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ 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 Scenic cruising and passage of the world famous Iron Gates 7 Svishtov 07.00 08.00 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi incl. lunch Giurgiu 12.30 13.15 (from Svishtov/to Giurgiu) Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 8 Danube Delta Cruise the St. George branch to km 0 of the Danube at 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 including 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. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Delta safari boat trip

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Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart 08.10. – 17.10. AMADEUS Royal £1,489 £1,741 £2,054 £2,230 £2,462 £2,897 C-4

C-1/C-EK

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B-1

A-1 Suite

Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart £1,580 £1,839 £2,179 £2,367 £2,613 £3,075

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 90.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP Cruise Vienna – Danube Delta – Bucharest Unit price Packages A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace £41 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Esztergom and Szentendre £31 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 Excursion Vukovar & Nature Park Kopacki Rit £43 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Belgrade £27 Excursion to Topola and Oplenac £27 ✔ ✔ ✔ Evening excursion to the artists’ quarter Skadarlija £39 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi incl. lunch £61 Prices for packages booked in advance with 15% discount £140 £210 £321 Your discount £119 £179 £273 Cruise Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna Unit price Packages A B C ✔ ✔ Excursion to Constanta and the Black Sea Coast £41 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion Veliko Tarnovo with Arbanassi incl. lunch £61 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Belgrade £27 Excursion to the Puszta £48 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 ✔ Excursion to Gödöllo Castle £37 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 Rate per Person £140 £181 £266 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £119 £154 £226 Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

The beautiful interior of the St George’s Church on the optional excursion to Topola and Oplenac.

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Bucharest – Danube Delta – Vienna 15.10. – 25.10. AMADEUS Royal

Fortress ruins in Kalemegdan Park

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Vienna/airport – vessel or v. v. £34 Vienna/station – vessel or v.v. £28 Vienna/city centre– vessel or v. v. £28 Please note: This cruise can be booked one day longer from or to Passau as alternative. • 11 days Passau – Danube Delta – Bucharest Tour dates: 07.10.–17.10. from £1,667 per person • 12 days Bucharest – Danube Delta – Passau Tour dates: 15.10.– 26.10. from £1,758 per person

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France: Seine and Rhône · Saône

Lyon, the capital of the Départements Rhône-Alpes, is famous for its first-class gastronomy.

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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 £1,304 per person

This week-long cruise aboard the AMADEUS Diamond, which starts and ends in Paris, combines what is probably the most romantic city in the world with a fascinating journey into the past of the Impressionist masters. Follow the footsteps of van Gogh, Cezanne and Gaugin on this tour along the winding Seine River into Normandy (without doubt one of the most beautiful regions of France), up to Le Havre on the rugged Atlantic coast. Normandy is also an important part of European history due to events that took place there during the Second World War. 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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Paris: an evening view from the famous Ponte Alexandre III over the Seine, onto the Eiffel Tower.

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Your itinerary DAY/ PORT

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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- en-Caux Caux, includes 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 in the evening 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. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. *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 this 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.

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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 lived in a very simple and small room only lit by sky light. Inspired by the picturesque site with its inhabitants and surroundings, Van Gogh painted close to 80 canvases here, which come alive in the winding streets of the village.

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DAY 3 | ROUEN This morning we reach Rouen, often called the “Ville musée” (Museum Town). If you enjoy museums, visit one of the many art, history, and antiquities museums scattered through the city. Visit the cathedral that inspired Claude Monet and the modern Church of Joan of Arc with its magnificent 16th-century stainedglass windows. See the “Gros Horloge”, the astronomical clock, and the Parliament of Normandy. Also in Rouen is the “Place du Vieux Marché”, the site where Joan of Arc was burnt at the stake. This afternoon venture down the romantic “Abbey Trail” for a view

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

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 out 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 GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin

30.03. – 06.04. 06.04. – 13.04. 20.04. – 27.04. 11.05. – 18.05. 15.06. – 22.06. 22.06. – 29.06. 28.09. – 05.10. 05.10. – 12.10. 12.10. – 19.10.

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£1,304 £1,567 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,727 £1,304 £1,567 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,727 £1,304 £1,567 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,727 £1,692 £1,953 £2,257 £2,447 £2,921 £3,120 £1,692 £1,953 £2,257 £2,447 £2,921 £3,120 £1,692 £1,953 £2,257 £2,447 £2,921 £3,120 £1,692 £1,953 £2,257 £2,447 £2,921 £3,120 £1,304 £1,567 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,727 £1,304 £1,567 £1,876 £2,054 £2,287 £2,727

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 88.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP Cruise Paris – Le Havre – Paris Unit price Packages A B C D ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Auvers-sur-Oise £75 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Rouen £13 ✔ ✔ Excursion along the “Abbey Trail” £49 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Étretat £38 ✔ ✔ Excursion to Honfleur £38 *Excursion to the D-Day landing beaches of Normandy £133 ✔ ✔ *Full-Day excursion “Fascinating Normandy” £138 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion to Château Gaillard and Giverny £59 ✔ **Excursion to the Palace of Versailles £76 ✔ ✔ City tour of Paris £38 ✔ ✔ ✔ Guided walking tour of the Montmartre district £38 ✔ ✔ ✔ “Paris by Night”: illuminated cruise on the Seine £50 Rate per Person £240 £311 £498 £493 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £204 £264 £423 £419 *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. **Must be booked in advance. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

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Tour dates Vessel 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

The beautiful white chalk cliffs of Étretat

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP

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Paris/airport CDG – vessel or v. v. £57 Paris/airport CDG – hotel or v. v. £57 Paris/station – vessel or v.v. £48

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

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Treasures of Burgundy and Provence Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Arles – Lyon

8-day cruise from £1,424 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 RHÔNE · SAÔNE

and Burgundy, and impressive views of historic cities and monuments. A cruise in our inaugural season for the AMADEUS Provence is undoubtedly the best way to enjoy the sunny south of France.

Lavender, the “blue gold” of the Provence

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ARR DEP PROGRAMME

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 incl. wine museum tour Visit to Cluny Abbey in the afternoon 3 Chalon- 08.00 14.30 Burgundy excursion to Beaune incl. wine tasting sur-Saône Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin (from Chalon-sur Tournus 17.30 19.30 Saône/to Tournus) 4 Lyon

06.00 12.00 City tour of Lyon

5 Avignon 09.00 Avignon walking tour incl. 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 Viviers 04.30 08.30 Excursion to the Ardèche Gorge Le Pouzin 12.00 14.00 (from Viviers/to Le Pouzin) Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 8 Lyon

08.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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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. 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

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

countryside is filled with famous vineyards 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 semiwild bulls and white Camargue horses. DAY 7 | VIVIERS · LE POUZIN This morning offers the opportunity to view the Ardeche Gorge, another natural wonder of the area. Visit the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’ and rejoin the vessel in time for lunch. Alternately spend the day onboard relaxing. This evening is the Captain’s Gala Dinner. DAY 8 | LYON We bid you farewell after breakfast. We hope to welcome you again soon!


Tour dates Vessel 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 01.06. – 08.06. 15.06. – 22.06. 20.07. – 27.07. 03.08. – 10.08. 10.08. – 17.08. 17.08. – 24.08. 31.08. – 07.09. 07.09. – 14.09. 28.09. – 05.10. 12.10. – 19.10. 19.10. – 26.10. *26.10. – 02.11.

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£1,852 £2,132 £2,471 £2,679 £2,947 £3,423 £1,852 £2,132 £2,471 £2,679 £2,947 £3,423 £1,559 £1,828 £2,150 £2,352 £2,620 £3,096 £1,559 £1,828 £2,150 £2,352 £2,620 £3,096 £1,559 £1,828 £2,150 £2,352 £2,620 £3,096 £1,852 £2,132 £2,471 £2,679 £2,947 £3,423 £1,737 £2,017 £1,931 £2,564 £2,832 £3,308 £1,852 £2,132 £2,471 £2,679 £2,947 £3,423 £1,852 £2,132 £2,471 £2,679 £2,947 £3,423 £1,424 £1,704 £2,054 £2,245 £2,507 £2,989 £1,424 £1,704 £2,054 £2,245 £2,507 £2,989 £1,424 £1,704 £2,054 £2,245 £2,507 £2,989

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

*The prices for the dates include excursion package A. 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 82.

Excursions and excursion packages prices per person in GBP Cruise Lyon – Chalon-sur-Saône – Arles – Lyon Unit prices Packages A B C ✔ ✔ ✔ Mâconnais excursion incl. wine museum tour £54 ✔ ✔ Visit to Cluny Abbey £45 ✔ ✔ ✔ Burgundy excursion to Beaune with wine tasting £54 ✔ Excursion to Brancion and Cormatin £45 ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Lyon £30 ✔ ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Avignon with Pope Palace £30 ✔ Excursion to the Pont du Gard and Uzès £37 ✔ ✔ Excursion to the Camargue Nature Park £36 ✔ ✔ Walking tour of Arles £22 ✔ ✔ Excursion to the Ardèche Gorge £36 Rate per Person £190 £285 £389 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £161 £242 £331 Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

The Pont d’Arc in the Ardèche gorge

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

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Transfers prices per person in GBP Lyon/airport– vessel or v.v. £65 Lyon/station – vessel or v. v. £44

Parking place prices in GBP Lyon, 1 week outdoor parking

£77

Together with the rest of the old town, Avignon’s Gothic papal palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Classical Music Cruises along the Rhine and Danube Basel – Amsterdam and Passau – Budapest

8-day cruise from £1,528 per person These special cruises have been carefully designed for lovers of classical music, with specially-arranged music programmes on board and on land. These music cruises are offered on a Rhine cruise from Basel to Amsterdam and on the Danube from Passau to Budapest. Private concerts in unique places, such as a piano concert in the church of St. Thomas in Strasbourg, in the “Kaiserdom zu Speyer” (Imperial Speyer Cathedral), or in the Beethoven House in Bonn, are a few of the highlights of the music cruise along the Rhine. During the Danube music cruise, private concerts are held in the Residenz in Salzburg, in Melk Abbey, in the Moyzes Hall in Bratislava and in Duna Palace in Budapest. Performances in the famous opera houses in Vienna and Budapest are something special and not to be missed. An on-board music expert will accompany you on the cruise,

MUSIKKREUZFAHRTEN

enhancing your experience.

Ballerina in the Vienna State Opera

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Classical Music on the Rhine DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Basel 17.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening Welcome concert on board 2 Strasbourg 09.00 23.00 Morning city tour of Strasbourg with private organ concert in the church of St. Thomas Alsace and wine excursion in the afternoon 3 Speyer 07.00 21.00 Speyer walking tour in the morning Excursion to Heidelberg in the afternoon Evening concert in the cathedral of Speyer 4 Rüdesheim 05.00 12.00 Rüdesheim walking tour incl. Music Cabinet Museum Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley and ”Musical tea party“ on board Koblenz 16.00 Koblenz walking tour 5 Koblenz Cochem

06.00 Scenic cruise on the Moselle 14.00 18.00 Cochem walking tour with wine tasting

6 Bonn 05.00 12.00 A visit to Beethoven’s House in Bonn incl. piano concert Cologne 15.00 18.00 Cologne walking tour Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Amsterdam 12.00 City tour of Amsterdam with canal trip and North Holland excursion Farewell concert on board 8 Amsterdam Disembarkation after breakfast All excursions and concerts are included in the cruise rate. Detailed programme on request. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

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Classical Music on the Danube DAY/ PORT

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1 Passau 21.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening Welcome concert on board 2 Linz 03.00 23.00 Full-day excursion to Salzburg incl. Mozart House, lunch and an exclusive concert in the Residenz Palace of Salzburg 3 Melk/ 08.00 13.00 Excursion to Melk Abbey with concert in the famous Emmersdorf Kolomani Hall (or similar) Dürnstein 15.00 18.00 Dürnstein walking tour and wine tasting 4 Vienna 00.30 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon Optional evening “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) or visit to a performance at the Vienna State Opera** The Michael’s Gate in Bratislava

5 Vienna Visit to Belvedere Palace in the morning Leisure time in the afternoon (shuttle transfer to the city) Concert in the Panorama-Bar by members of the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (quartet) 6 Vienna 03.00 Bratislava 08.00 15.00 City tour of Bratislava with concert in the Moyzes Hall Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 7 Budapest 04.00 City tour of Buda in the morning Afternoon concert in the Duna Palace and city tour of Pest **Optional evening visit to a performance at the Hungarian State Opera 8 Budapest Disembarkation after breakfast All excursions and concerts are included in the cruise rate. Detailed programme on request. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

**Tickets for the State Operas in Vienna and Budapest can be booked on request about 18 – 20 weeks before departure, subject to availability.

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Heidelberg: an evening panorama from the castle terrace across the old town and the Neckar River

Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates

Vessel Cabin categories and decks C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Rhine: 8 days Basel – Amsterdam Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart 04.04. – 11.04. 24.10. – 31.10.

AMADEUS Silver AMADEUS Silver III

Danube: 8 days Passau – Budapest 09.04. – 16.04. 26.10. – 02.11.

AMADEUS Royal AMADEUS Royal

£1,630 £1,967 £2,416 £2,472 £2,718 £3,257 £1,528 £1,834 £2,242 £2,293 £2,518 £3,007 C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart £1,641 £1,917 £2,258 £2,452 £2,705 £3,181 £1,641 £1,917 £2,258 £2,452 £2,705 £3,181

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 plans, please see pages 82– 91. EX C URS IONS: The excursion programme for this cruise has been specifically designed around the theme of classical music. For this reason, you will find only some of the excursions listed in the shore excursion pamphlet. Please note that all the excursions mentioned in the programme are included in the cost of the cruise. **MUS IC CRUIS E ON THE DANUBE: SECURE YO UR T I C K E T S ! Pre order your tickets for an opera or ballet visit to the Vienna State Opera or the Hungarian State Opera before the beginning of your cruise with us. The tickets are available about 18-20 weeks before departure, subject to availability. Our prices also include transfers to/from the event venue. On request, we will be happy to send your detailed information about the programmes and prices.

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In the Mozart-town of Salzburg you will enjoy an exclusive concert in the Residenz.

The beauty of the canals in the heart of Amsterdam

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Basel/airport – vessel £54 Basel/station – vessel £54 Amsterdam/vessel – airport £51 Amsterdam/vessel – stations £42 Passau/station – vessel £23 Munich/airport – Passau/vessel £67 Budapest/vessel – airport £46 Budapest/vessel – station £26 Budapest/vessel – city centre £20

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Winter Cruises

Our winter cruises on the Rhine and the Danube are a real insider’s secret. The dreamy riverscapes and the beautifully illuminated towns have a unique charm that is particularly special, especially during Advent and the festive period. Whether you choose to visit the best Christmas Markets in each region, during the contemplative Advent period, or to enjoy a wonderful Christmas party or lively New Year celebration, with fantastic firework displays on the Rhine and the Danube, you can expect to spend what is probably the most beautiful time of year in an unforgettable way.

Christmas market in front of the Vienna City Hall

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Magic of Advent At this most contemplative time of year, you can enter a real winter fairytale. Visit the best Christmas Markets along the Rhine or the Danube, explore some sleepy little towns and riverscapes,warm your self with a delicious glass of mulled wine on board and immerse yourself in the wonderful traditions of the pre-Christmas period.

Magic of Advent on the Rhine 4-day cruise Cologne – Rüdesheim – Cologne DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Cologne 21.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Koblenz 08.00 17.00 Koblenz walking tour in the morning Visit to the Christmas Market in the afternoon (incl.) Boppard 19.30 Glühwein (mulled wine) party on board 3 Boppard 08.30 Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Rüdesheim 13.00 20.00 Rüdesheim walking tour incl. Music Cabinet Museum Visit to the Christmas Market (incl.) Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 4 Cologne

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Magic of Advent on the Danube 7-day cruise Vienna – Nuremberg DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Vienna Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Vienna 22.00 City tour of Vienna in the morning Afternoon visit to Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas Market “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) in the evening 3 Melk/ 08.30 14.00 Excursion to the Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and Glühwein Emmersdorf (mulled wine) party 4 Passau 08.30 16.00 Passau walking tour in the morning Visit to the Christmas Market in the afternoon (incl.) 5 Regensburg 09.00 21.00 Regensburg walking tour in the morning Afternoon visit to the Christmas Market at the Thurn and Taxis Palace in Regensburg Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 6 Roth Nuremberg

13.00 13.30 City tour of Nuremberg with Christmas Market 17.00 (from Roth/to Nuremberg)

7 Nuremberg Disembarkation after breakfast 7-day cruise Nuremberg – Vienna DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Nuremberg Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Nuremberg

13.00 City tour of Nuremberg with Christmas Market

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3 Regensburg 09.00 21.00 Regensburg walking tour in the morning Afternoon visit to the Christmas Market at the Thurn and Taxis Palace in Regensburg

Nuremberg Christmas market

Magic of Advent

4 Passau 09.00 15.30 Passau walking tour in the morning Visit to the Christmas Market in the early afternoon (incl.) 5 Melk/ 08.30 10.30 Excursion to the Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and Glühwein Emmersdorf (mulled wine) party (from Emmersdorf/to Weissenkirchen) Weissenkirchen 11.30 12.30 Vienna 17.30 “Sound of Vienna“ concert visit (Cat. B) Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 6 Vienna City tour of Vienna in the morning Afternoon visit to Schönbrunn Palace with Christmas Market 7 Vienna Disembarkation after breakfast Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme.

The nutcracker – a popular Christmas market item

GERM A N Y

MainDanube canal Nuremberg Roth

C Z E C H  R E P UB LI C

Regensburg

WINTER CRUISES

Passau

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Emmersdorf Melk

Weissenkirchen Dürnstein

SLO V A K IA

Vienna

A UST R I A HUN GA R Y


Christmas on the Rhine and the Danube 7-day cruise Cologne – Strasbourg – Cologne DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Cologne 22.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Koblenz 08.00 12.00 Koblenz walking tour Panoramic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley 3 Speyer 06.00 Speyer walking tour with Christmas Market in the morning Christmas party on board Attend Christmas Mass in the Imperial Cathedral of Speyer 4 Speyer 01.30 Kehl/ 12.30 22.00 City tour of Strasbourg (from/to Kehl) Strasbourg 5 Mainz 12.00 22.00 Mainz walking tour incl. Gutenberg Museum Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 6 Cologne

08.00

Cologne walking tour in the morning

7 Cologne Disembarkation after breakfast

The old town of Strasbourg in winter

7-day cruise Passau – Bratislava – Passau DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Passau 10.30 Passau walking tour** or full-day excursion to Salzburg incl. lunch and visit to the Christmas Market** (each from Passau/to Linz) Linz 17.30 20.00 Visit to the Christmas Market of Linz (incl.) 3 Melk/ 06.00 13.00 Excursion to the Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and Glühwein Emmersdorf (mulled wine) party Dürnstein 15.00 Christmas party on board Attend Christmas Mass in the Abbey Church of Dürnstein 4 Dürnstein 02.00 Vienna 08.00 City tour of Vienna in the morning Guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace in the afternoon 5 Vienna 03.00 Bratislava 08.00 12.00 City tour of Bratislava Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 6 Linz

13.30 22.00 Linz walking tour

7 Passau

08.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

Christmas Eve on Board Celebrate Christmas in a whole new way – on board our festively decorated AMADEUS cruise ship. Enjoy the Christmas stories, decorating the Christmas tree, and a joyous celebration of Christmas Eve on board. On this day, the restaurant will prepare a special gourmet dinner, after which you will have the option of attending a traditional midnight mass.

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. *Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme Classic Christmas dessert

Cologne Rhine

POLAND

GER MA N Y

Koblenz Mainz C Z E C H R E P U B L IC Speyer Strasbourg

Salzburg

SWITZERLAND

Emmersdorf Dürnstein

Passau Linz

Melk

Bratislava Vienna

A U ST R IA HUNGARY

WINTER CRUISES

Kehl

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New Year’s Eve on the Rhine and the Danube 8-day cruise Cologne – Basel – Cologne DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Cologne 17.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Uhr Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Rüdesheim Mainz

08.00 12.30 Rüdesheim walking tour incl. Music Cabinet Museum 15.00 18.00 Mainz walking tour incl. Gutenberg Museum

3 Kehl/ 12.00 18.00 City tour of Strasbourg (from/to Kehl) Strasbourg 4 Basel 08.00 City tour of Basel in the morning New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and New Year’s party on board 5 Basel

09.00 Cruise day: Enjoy a relaxing day on board

6 Speyer Mannheim

02.00 12.00 Speyer walking tour 14.00 23.59 Excursion to Heidelberg (from/to Mannheim)

7 Oberwesel 07.00 11.30 Koblenz 14.00 22.00 Colourful firework magic

Silvester Treat yourself to a memorable year end celebration with a special highlight: our New’s Year party on board. After a 5-course gala dinner we invite you to party with traditional Danube waltzes and spectacular fireworks.

8 Cologne

Oberwesel walking tour Scenic cruise through the Upper Middle Rhine valley Koblenz walking tour Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening

03.00 Disembarkation after breakfast

7-day cruise Passau – Budapest – Passau DAY/ PORT

ARR DEP PROGRAMME

1 Passau 18.00 Embarkation from 16.00 Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening 2 Vienna

13.00 19.00 City tour of Vienna

3 Budapest 12.00 City tour of Budapest in the morning New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner and scenic evening cruise “Budapest by Night“ with folklore show New Year’s party on board 4 Budapest

13.00 Leisure time in the morning

5 Bratislava 08.00 18.00 City tour of Bratislava in the morning Captain’s Gala Dinner in the evening 6 Melk/ 12.00 17.30 Excursion to the Wachau incl. Melk Abbey and Emmersdorf wine tasting 7 Passau

09.30 Disembarkation after breakfast

Excursions listed in blue are not included in the cruise price. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details. We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and programme. Happy New Year in a smart-casual ambience

Cologne Koblenz Oberwesel Rüdesheim Mainz Speyer

Rhine Mannheim

CZECH REPUBLIC

Heidelberg

Strasbourg Kehl

WINTER CRUISES

Basel SWITZERLAND

Emmersdorf

Passau Salzburg

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POLAND

GERMANY

Linz

Melk

A U ST R IA

Bratislava Vienna Budapest H U N G A RY


Cruise fares per person in GBP based on double occupancy of a cabin Tour dates Vessel Cabin categories and decks Magic of Advent cruise on the Rhine, C-4 C-1/C-EK B-4 B-1 A-1 Suite 4 days Cologne – Rüdesheim – Cologne Haydn Haydn Strauss Strauss Mozart Mozart 26.11. – 29.11. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 29.11. – 02.12. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 02.12. – 05.12. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 05.12. – 08.12. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 08.12. – 11.12. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 11.12. – 14.12. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 14.12. – 17.12. AMADEUS Princess £426 £541 £648 £709 £791 £972 Magic of Advent cruise on the Danube, 7 days Vienna – Nuremberg 10.12. – 16.12. AMADEUS Brilliant £817 £1,032 £1,240 £1,352 £1,505 £1,857 11.12. – 17.12. AMADEUS Silver II £888 £1,128 £1,352 £1,480 £1,648 £2,031 Magic of Advent cruise on the Danube, 7 days Nuremberg – Vienna 05.12. – 11.12. AMADEUS Silver II £888 £1,128 £1,352 £1,480 £1,648 £2,031 10.12. – 16.12. AMADEUS Elegant £817 £1,032 £1,240 £1,352 £1,505 £1,857 Christmas cruise on the Rhine, 7 days Cologne – Strasbourg – Cologne 22.12. – 28.12. AMADEUS Princess £853 £1,082 £1,296 £1,419 £1,582 £1,944 Christmas cruise on the Danube, 7 days Passau – Bratislava – Passau 22.12. – 28.12. AMADEUS Silver £888 £1,128 £1,352 £1,480 £1,648 £2,031 22.12. – 28.12. AMADEUS Silver II £888 £1,128 £1,352 £1,480 £1,648 £2,031 22.12. – 28.12. AMADEUS Brilliant £817 £1,032 £1,240 £1,352 £1,505 £1,857 22.12. – 28.12. AMADEUS Elegant £817 £1,032 £1,240 £1,352 £1,505 £1,857 New Year’s Eve on the Rhine, 8 days Cologne – Basel – Cologne 28.12. – 04.01. AMADEUS Princess £1,199 £1,432 £1,716 £1,876 £2,092 £2,494 New Year’s Eve on the Danube, 7 days Passau – Budapest – Passau 29.12. – 04.01. AMADEUS Elegant £980 £1,169 £1,403 £1,536 £1,709 £2,036 29.12. – 04.01. AMADEUS Brilliant £980 £1,169 £1,403 £1,536 £1,709 £2,036 29.12. – 04.01. AMADEUS Silver II £1,067 £1,281 £1,536 £1,674 £1,867 £2,224 29.12. – 04.01. AMADEUS Silver £1,067 £1,281 £1,536 £1,674 £1,867 £2,224 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 GBP Winter Cruises on the Rhine

Unit price/Components of the packages Advent Christmas Silvester A A B A B ✔ ✔ Koblenz walking tour £13 ✔ £13 ✔ £13 ✔ ✔ Rüdesheim walking tour £20 ✔ £20 ✔ ✔ ✔ Speyer walking tour £13 £13 ✔ ✔ City tour of Strasbourg £45 ✔ ✔ £45

✔ ✔ Mainz walking tour £14 ✔ £14 ✔ Cologne walking tour £14 ✔ ✔ City tour of Basel* £56 ✔ ✔ Excursion to Heidelberg £39 ✔ Oberwesel walking tour £13 Rate per Person £33 £72 £99 £147 £213 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £28 £61 £84 £125 £181

Winter Cruises on the Danube Unit price/Components of the packages Advent Christmas Silvester A B C A B C A B ✔ ✔ City tour of Nuremberg £31 ✔ ✔ ✔ Regensburg walking tour £13 ✔ ✔ Christmas Market Thurn & Taxis £29 ✔ ✔ Passau walking tour** £13 ✔ £13 ✔ ✔ ✔ £44 ✔ ✔ ✔ Excursion Wachau/Stift Melk £44 £44 ✔ “Sound of Vienna“ (Cat. B) £44 ✔ ✔ £27 ✔ ✔ ✔ £27 ✔ ✔ City tour of Vienna* £27 ✔ Guided tour Schönbrunn Palace £37 ✔ £37 ✔ ✔ Excursion to Salzburg** £75 ✔ ✔ ✔ ✔ City tour of Bratislava £26 ✔ £26 ✔ ✔ ✔ Linz walking tour £15 ✔ ✔ City tour of Budapest £26 ✔ Rate per Person £84 £128 £238 £81 £187 £224 £79 £123 SAVE 15% WITH OUR PACKAGES £71 £109 £202 £69 £159 £190 £67 £105 *not bookable on advance. **Christmas cruises: excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked. Please refer to the separate shore excursion pamphlet for specific details.

Father Christmas on board

Inclusions • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice, most with French balcony or drop-down panoramic windows; Walk-out balconies in suites on AMADEUS Silver, Silver II and Silver III • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating • Free-flowing quality red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner • 24-hour complimentary coffee/tea station • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the AMADEUS Duo in the Panorama-Bar • Fitness room (open 24 hours) • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles • Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted on the Sun Deck) • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees

Transfers prices per person in GBP Cologne/airport – vessel £40 Cologne/station – vessel £31 Vienna/airport –vessel £34 Vienna/station – vessel £28 Vienna/city centre– vessel £28 Nuremberg/airport –vessel £63 Nuremberg/station –vessel £63 Nuremberg/city centre–vessel £63 Passau/station –vessel £23 Munich/airport – Passau/vessel £67

Parking place prices in GBP Passau, 1 week outdoor parking Passau, 1 week garage (indoor)

£76 £91

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The AMADEUS fleet Your floating luxury hotels

The AMADEUS Silver in Cologne

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Eleven ships to make you feel great and fall in love – all brand new, recently built or completely refurbished. Common to them all is our highly praised and uncompromising standards of service, cuisine and dÊcor as we strive to attain perfection in our innovative Silver fleet and on the brand new AMADEUS Provence. Wherever you go with us, you are guaranteed to travel in the utmost comfort!

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NEW: AMADEUS PROVENCE Suite, Mozart Deck

Pool Deck (Rendering)

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

DECK PLAN

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

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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 pano­ra­ mic 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

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-4

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

DECK PLAN

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

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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 pano­ra­ mic 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

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

DECK PLAN

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

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STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling slidingglass 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

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

Suite, Mozart Deck

Panorama-Bar

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, 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-to-ceiling slidingglass 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

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

Panorama-Bar

Suite, Mozart Deck

DECK PLAN

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

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STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling slidingglass 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

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 PRINCESS

Suite, Mozart Deck

Wellness Tub

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, small Fun Pool, shade awnings, giant Chess Board and Shuffleboard • Wellness Tub (Vital-Club) • Fitness Room • Hair Salon, Massage Room • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Complimentary bicycles onboard • Wi-Fi available

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

C-1

C-4

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2006 • 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: 78/2 • Max. passengers: 160 • Crew members: approx. 40

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling slidingglass 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) •  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 ROYAL

Stateroom, Mozart Deck

Fitness Room /Vital-Club

Suite, Mozart Deck

DECK PLAN

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

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STATEROOM AMENITIES • Suites (22 m2 / 237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling slidingglass 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

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart and Strauss Deck

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


AMADEUS SYMPHONY

Suite, Mozart Deck

Amadeus-Club

Stateroom, 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 and Massage Room • Hair Salon • Gift Shop • Laundry service • Wi-Fi available • Elevator

Suite

A-1

B-1

Suite

B-4

C-1

Stateroom, Mozart Deck

C-4

TECHNICAL DATA • Built: 2003 Complete renovation: 2014 • 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: 68/4 • Max. passengers: 144 • Crew members: approx. 40

DECK PLAN

STATEROOM AMENITIES •  Suites (22 m2 /237 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling slidingglass doors with French Balcony, Mini-Bar and bathrobes •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Mozart Deck with floor-to-ceiling sliding-glass doors with French Balcony •  Staterooms (15 m2 /161,5 sq.ft.) on Strauss Deck with panoramic window •  Staterooms (15 m2/161,5 sq.ft.) in category B-4 on Strauss Deck and staterooms 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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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. 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. CHANGING MONEY: During your cruise, you can change money into the relevant currency at all of the ports outside the EU. Bureaux de change can generally be found close to where the vessel docks. CLOTHING: In the daytime and during shore excursions, we recommend wearing casual clothing and comfortable footwear. A jacket or pullover may be required during the evening. For dinner and for special occasions we recommend dress­ing smartly. 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: You will have been informed about the planned itinerary before your cruise, but this information is understood to be subject to change. 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. We will make prompt announcements on board to keep you informed of any important implications of such changes. DAILY SCHEDULE: A Daily Programme is produced every day and placed in your cabin on the previous evening. 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. DECKCHAIRS: There are plenty of deckchairs on the Sun deck which are available free of charge. DINING TIMES: At dining times there is one sitting, i.e. all passengers dine together. Times will be advised in the Daily Programme and your seating will be arranged by the Maitre D’.“ DRINKING: The water on board is of drinking water quality. However, since it is stored in tanks and is not fresh running water, we recommend that you order mineral water in the bar or restaurant. ELECTRICITY: 220 V alternating current, 50 Hertz. Use of 110 V devices will require a 2-pin adapter. EMBARKATION / DISEMBARKATION: Your Travel Agent can advice you of embarkation and disembarkation addresses. Please pay attention to any announcements from the Cruise Director during disembarkation. Owing to the large number of ships using the ports, it may be that several ships have to moor side by side, restricting the view from the cabins. Lüftner Cruises has no control over this. ENTERTAINMENT Programme: Please see

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the Daily Programme for the scheduled daily entertainment.

NOK and USD, credit cards such as American Express, Visa Card, MasterCard and Diners Club.

EXCURSION Programme: There must be a minimum of 20 participants per language for excursions to operate and 25 people in the case of land programmes. You will receive a description of the shore excursions with your travel documentation. The Cruise Director’s team will be happy to help if you require any further information while on board. The on-board team will also keep you informed about possible excursions, and can give you additional advice. A detailed description of the shore excursions can happily be provided in a separate brochure. Information available on request.

ONBOARD SHOP: This shop offers exclusive items under the AMADEUS name, plus souvenirs, postcards and stamps, accessories and some everyday essentials. Enquire about the shop’s opening hours at Reception.

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 GBP per guest per day. HAIRDRESSER: There is a ladies /gents hairdressing salon onboard. If you require the hairdresser’s services, please make an appointment on board. INSURANCE: Please check with your travel agent or insurance company in good time before your cruise about recommended insurance policies. 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. LAUNDRY: The onboard laundry will wash and iron your personal clothing for a small charge. Please contact Reception. There are no dry cleaning facilities on board. 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. LIFTS: AMADEUS Provence, AMADEUS Silver III, AMADEUS Silver II, AMADEUS Silver, AMADEUS Brilliant, AMADEUS Elegant, AMADEUS Diamond, AMADEUS Royal and AMADEUS Symphony all have lifts running between Haydn and Mozart decks. The lifts do not service the Sun deck. 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; a small sum to cover costs is charged for medication. Please let us know if you require any special medical attention. ONBOARD CURRENCY: The currency used on board is the Euro. You can settle your account on board in cash, Maestro debit card or any of the following credit cards: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Diners Club. The following means of payment are accepted for paying for land-based excursions and settling your onboard account: cash in EUR, CHF, GBP,

PETS: Pets are not permitted on board. POST: You can hand in post at the Reception desk. It will be posted at the next port at which the vessel stops. SAFE: You may leave your valuables, cash and traveller’s cheques in your cabin safe or deposit them at Reception to be held in the vessel’s safe. SERVICES NOT INCLUDED: Excursions, gratuities, insurance and other personal expenditure. 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 therefore only permitted on the Sun deck. SPECIAL DIETARY REQUIREMENTS: Please inform your travel agent about any special requirements before your cruise begins and contact the Restaurant Manager when on board. We reserve the right to decline certain dietary requests whilst others 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. YOUR ONBOARD SPENDING: The onboard accounting system records all your personal expenditure in the bar, restaurant, onboard shop, etc. At the end of the cruise, passengers are presented with their bills for settlement.

Please note: Cruise programme, excursions, tour dates and prices are subject to change. (October 2016)


2017 CRUISE PLANNER MARCH Name 30.03.–06.04. Classical Rhine 30.03.–06.04. Paris, Normandy/Seine April Name 04.04.–11.04. Classical Music (Rhine) 06.04.–13.04. Classical Rhine 06.04.–13.04. Tulip Serenade 09.04.–16.04. Classical Music (Danube) 06.04.–13.04. Paris, Normandy/Seine 07.04.–22.04. Danube/Danube Delta 16.04.–23.04. Classical Danube 16.04.–23.04. Danube Rhapsody 20.04.–27.04. Paris, Normandy/Seine 23.04.–30.04. Danube Rhapsody 27.04.–04.05. Tulip Serenade 28.04.–05.05. Tulip Serenade 29.04.–06.05. Classical Danube MAY Name 05.05.–19.05. Cruise Across Europe 05.05.–12.05. Three-River Cruise 09.05.–16.05. Tulip Serenade 09.05.–16.05. Danube Rhapsody 11.05.–18.05. Paris, Normandy/Seine 12.05.–19.05. Blue Danube 13.05.–20.05. Danube Rhapsody 16.05.–31.05. Danube/Danube Delta 18.05.–25.05. Classical Rhine 19.05.–26.05. Classical Danube 25.05.–01.06. Classical Danube JUNE Name 01.06.–08.06. Classical Rhine 01.06.–08.06. Danube Rhapsody 01.06.–08.06. Burgundy and Provence 06.06.–13.06. Classical Danube 08.06.–15.06. Classical Rhine 08.06.–15.06. Danube Rhapsody 13.06.–20.06. Classical Rhine 13.06.–27.06. Cruise Across Europe 13.06.–20.06. Blue Danube 14.06.–21.06. Danube Rhapsody 15.06.–22.06. Classical Danube 15.06.–22.06. Burgundy and Provence 15.06.–22.06. Paris, Normandy/Seine 20.06.–27.06. Classical Rhine 20.06.–27.06. Three-River Cruise 22.06.–29.06. Paris, Normandy/Seine 26.06.–03.07. Classical Rhine 27.06.–04.07. Classical Rhine 30.06.–07.07. Classical Rhine July Name 01.07.–08.07. Classical Danube 05.07.–12.07. Classical Danube 07.07.–14.07. Classical Rhine 08.07.–23.07. Danube/Danube Delta 11.07.–18.07. Classical Rhine 12.07.–19.07. Danube Rhapsody 13.07.–20.07. Classical Rhine 18.07.–25.07. Classical Rhine 20.07.–27.07. Classical Rhine 20.07.–27.07. Burgundy and Provence 22.07.–29.07. Danube Rhapsody 22.07.–29.07. Blue Danube 25.07.–01.08. Classical Rhine 27.07.–03.08. Paris, Normandy/Seine 29.07.–05.08. Classical Danube AUGUST Name 03.08.–10.08. Burgundy and Provence 10.08.– 17.08. Classical Rhine

Cruise Page Basel–Amsterdam 20 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Cruise Page Basel–Amsterdam 71 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Amsterdam–Ghent–Amsterdam 16 Passau–Budapest 72 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Passau–Danube Delta–Passau 48 Budapest–Passau 36 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Amsterdam–Ghent–Amsterdam 16 Amsterdam–Ghent–Amsterdam 16 Budapest–Passau 36 Cruise Page Amsterdam–Budapest 28 Amsterdam–Nuremberg 24 Amsterdam–Ghent–Amsterdam 16 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Nuremberg–Budapest 44 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Passau–Danube Delta–Passau 48 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Budapest–Passau 36 Budapest–Passau 36 Cruise Page Amsterdam–Basel 20 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Passau–Budapest 36 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Budapest–Amsterdam 32 Budapest–Nuremberg 44 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Passau–Budapest 36 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Nuremberg–Amsterdam 24 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Cruise Page Budapest–Passau 36 Budapest–Passau 36 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Passau–Danube Delta–Passau 48 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Nuremberg–Budapest 44 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Budapest–Passau 36 Cruise Page Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Basel–Amsterdam 20

10.08. – 17.08. Burgundy and Provence 31.08.–17.09. Burgundy and Provence 12.08.–26.08. Cruise Across Europe 12.08.–19.08. Blue Danube 13.08.–20.08. Danube Rhapsody 17.08.–24.08. Burgundy and Provence 19.08.–26.08. Three-River Cruise 20.08.–27.08. Classical Danube 27.08.–03.09. Danube Rhapsody 29.08.–05.09. Classical Rhine 31.08.–14.09. Cruise Across Europe 31.08.–07.09. Three-River Cruise 31.08.–07.09. Burgundy and Provence SEPTEMBER Name 05.09.–12.09. Classical Rhine 07.09.–14.09. Blue Danube 07.09.–14.09. Burgundy and Provence 16.09.–23.09. Classical Rhine 19.09.–26.09. Classical Rhine 19.09.–26.09. Danube Rhapsody 26.09.–03.10. Classical Rhine 28.09.–05.10. Burgundy and Provence 28.09.–05.10. Paris, Normandy/Seine OCTOBER Name 03.10.–10.10. Classical Rhine 04.10.–11.10. Classical Danube 05.10.–12.10. Paris, Normandy/Seine 07.10.–17.10. 1,200 Miles/Danube 08.10.–17.10. 1,200 Miles/Danube 10.10.–17.10. Classical Rhine 11.10.–26.10. Danube/Danube Delta 12.10.–19.10. Burgundy and Provence 12.10.–19.10. Paris, Normandy/Seine 14.10.–21.10. Classical Danube 15.10.–25.10. 1,200 Miles/Danube 15.10.–26.10. 1,200 Miles/Danube 17.10.–24.10. Classical Rhine 19.10.–26.10. Burgundy and Provence 21.10.–04.11. Cruise Across Europe 21.10.–28.10. Blue Danube 22.10.–29.10. Danube Rhapsody 24.10.–31.10. Classical Music (Rhine) 26.10.–02.11. Classical Rhine 26.10.–02.11. Classical Music (Danube) 26.10.–02.11. Burgundy and Provence 28.10.–04.11. Danube Rhapsody 28.10.–04.11. Three-River Cruise 31.10.–07.11. Classical Rhine 31.10.–07.11. Danube Rhapsody NOVEMBER Name 02.11.–09.11. Classical Rhine 26.11.–29.11. Magic of Advent 29.11.–02.12. Magic of Advent DECEMBER Name 02.12.–05.12. Magic of Advent 05.12.–08.12. Magic of Advent 05.12.–11.12. Magic of Advent 08.12.–11.12. Magic of Advent 10.12.–16.12. Magic of Advent 10.12.–16.12. Magic of Advent 11.12.–14.12. Magic of Advent 11.12.–17.12. Magic of Advent 14.12.–17.12. Magic of Advent 22.12.–28.12. Christmas Cruise 22.12.–28.12. Christmas Cruise 28.12.–04.01. New Year’s Eve Cruise 29.12.–04.01. New Year’s Eve Cruise

Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Budapest–Amsterdam 32 Budapest–Nuremberg 44 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Nuremberg–Amsterdam 24 Budapest–Passau 36 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Amsterdam–Budapest 28 Amsterdam–Nuremberg 24 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Cruise Page Amsterdam–Basel 20 Nuremberg–Budapest 44 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Cruise Page Amsterdam–Basel 20 Budapest–Passau 36 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Passau–Danube Delta–Bucharest 59 Vienna–Danube Delta–Bucharest 58 Basel–Amsterdam 20 Passau–Danube Delta–Passau 48 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Paris–Le Havre–Paris 62 Passau–Budapest 36 Bucharest–Danube Delta–Vienna 54 Bucharest–Danube Delta–Passau 59 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Budapest–Amsterdam 32 Budapest–Nuremberg 44 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Basel–Amsterdam 71 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Passau–Budapest 72 Lyon–Chalon-s.S.–Arles–Lyon 66 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Nuremberg–Amsterdam 24 Amsterdam–Basel 20 Passau–Budapest–Passau 40 Cruise Page Basel–Amsterdam 20 Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Cruise Page Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Nuremberg–Vienna 76 Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Vienna–Nuremberg 76 Nuremberg–Vienna 76 Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Vienna–Nuremberg 76 Cologne–Rüdesheim–Cologne 75 Cologne–Strasbourg–Cologne 77 Passau–Bratislava–Passau 77 Cologne–Basel–Cologne 78 Passau–Budapest–Passau 78

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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Passenger Ticket Contract (available on request).

where applicable).

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

any claims which you have or may have arising out of or relating to the non-provision of the

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

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

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

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

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

other body has paid sums you have claimed under the ATOL scheme.

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

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

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

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

booking) and all persons on whose behalf a booking is made.

www.abta.com.

1. Reservations, Deposit and Final Payment

4. ABTA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

procedure. Further information on the Code and ABTA’s assistance in resolving disputes can

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

be found on www.abta.com. You can also access the European Commission Online Dispute

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

(ODR) Resolution platform at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/odr/. This ODR platform is

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

a means of registering your complaint with us; it will not determine how your complaint

date must be paid in full on confirmation of the reservation. If the balance is not paid in

should be resolved.

time, we reserve the right to cancel the booking and retain the deposit.

5. Passport and Visa Requirements

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

obligation to pay that money to us.

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

2. Pricing

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

2.1 The price of the package includes:

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

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

visa or immigration requirements.

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

6. Cancellation by You

documentation submitted to you.

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

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

cancellation fee in accordance with the following scales:

documentation submitted to you. Special diets (vegetarian or special diets) are only

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

guaranteed if they have been agreed by the parties when the contract is formalised.

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

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

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

in the contract or documentation submitted to you.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

not refundable in the event of cancellation.

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

7. Changes by You

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

8. Accuracy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

booking is confirmed.

any refund due will be paid to you. However, please note that any travel arrangements are

9. Changes or Cancellation by Us

not always purchased in local currency and some apparent changes have no impact on the

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

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

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

3. Financial Protection

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

3.1 We provide full financial protection for our package holidays.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

a full refund of all monies paid. In some cases, we will also pay compensation. These


options don’t apply for minor changes. Examples of minor changes include alteration

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

of your outward/return travel by less than 12 hours, changes to aircraft type, change of

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

accommodation to another of the same or higher standard, and changes of carriers. Please

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

note that carriers such as airlines used in the brochure may be subject to change.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

holiday contract.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

services included in the holiday; or

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

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

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

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

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

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

or disturbance to others, our responsibility for your holiday ceases and we shall be under

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

no obligation to pay any refund, compensation or costs to you. Please note that we

conditions.

have no control over the behaviour of other persons staying at or visiting your holiday

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

accommodation and we are not responsible for any withdrawal or impairment of facilities

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

or other loss or damage caused by them. Under no circumstances are you entitled to share

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

or sub-let your accommodation with anyone other than those individuals shown on your

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

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

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

these Conditions are available on request from us.

Conditions, force majeure means any unusual or unforeseeable circumstances beyond

13. Complaints/Claims

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

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

and its consequences, civil commotions, natural or nuclear disaster, fire, adverse weather

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

conditions, epidemics and pandemics, unavoidable technical problems with transport,

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

interference by authorities, requisitioning of the Vessel, perils of the sea, foundering of the

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

Vessel, explosion, insurrection and government restraint, or any other cause whatsoever

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

beyond our reasonable control. In particular, unusually low or high river water levels may

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

cause changes to the itinerary, possible re-embarkation on another vessel or transfer(s) by

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

coach or rail, or even to a shortening of the journey. The Vessel’s captain sometimes has to

have been deprived of the opportunity to investigate and rectify your complaint whilst you

take such decisions quickly, and as such, these measures may not justify your withdrawal

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

from the contract, and you may not derive from them any claims on us or our suppliers,

on ABTA.

especially claims for compensation in damages.

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

10. Disabled Passengers

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

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

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

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

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

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

14. Flights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

circumstances.

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

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

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

of your holiday package with us.

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

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

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

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

often severely limited.

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

11. Children/Minors

compensation be paid.

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

15. Travel Insurance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

carefully and take them with you on holiday.

under the age of 18 years on board.

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

12. Liability

appropriate for your particular needs, and covers all travel, cancellation, medical and

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

repatriation liabilities for the holiday. We reserve the right to request full details of your

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

insurance policy, however please note that we do not check insurance policies for suitability.

your travel arrangements.

You are responsible for indemnifying us in full in the event that we incur any losses or

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

expenses arising out of your failure to take out adequate insurance cover.

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

16. Acting as Agent

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

these circumstances, all monies you pay to the travel agent are held by him on our behalf at

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

all times.

supply of services during the holiday.

17. Data

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

marketing purposes without express permission.

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for your peace of mind 09 44

Fred.\ River Cruises is part of Fred. Olsen Travel Limited, Olympus House, 2 Olympus Close, Ipswich, IP1 5LN 96

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