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Day 1: Budapest Budapest(Hungary)(Budapest)

Known as the 'Queen of the Danube', magnificent Budapest exudes a cultural sophistication that entices and enchants. It graces both sides of the river with grand historic buildings, regal bridges, and graceful tree-lined boulevards. The city's elegant beauty and romantic atmosphere has given it Parisian status among the Eastern European countries.

Budapest offers the visitor the familiarity of European grandeur with a distinct Hungarian flavour. This is evident in the neo-Gothic Parliament buildings, sidewalk cafes, and Magyar cuisine; classical concerts and Hungarian folk music; and the cobbled streets of medieval neighbourhoods and shady parks. Highlights for visitors include a river cruise on the Danube and a thermal bath in one of the Turkish-era bathhouses.

Budapest was originally two cities built on either side of the Danube, namely Buda and Pest. The two districts are still distinct in their contrasting makeup. The older and more charming Buda comprised of atmospheric cobbled streets, little picturesque coloured houses, and a medieval, neo-Classical mixture of architecture set among the gentle hills of the west bank. It is famous for its historic Castle Hill, featuring the Royal Palace; museums and galleries; St Matthias Church; and the ramparts of Fisherman's Bastion.

Pest lies on a flat plain and is the commercial core of the city. It bustles with fashionable shopping areas and has characteristically wide, leafy boulevards. Andrássy Boulevard is the Champs-Elysées of Budapest, lined with a typical mosaic of architectural styles and buildings with the enormous Heroes' Square at the end.

A history of numerous wars and invasions, with repeated destruction and rebuilding, has created the Budapest of today, with an amalgamation of styles, created over time during periods of loving restoration by a proud and resilient nation of people; it is a city of charm and character and never drops out of favour with travellers.

Day 3: Mohács Mohács(Hungary)(Mohács)

Day 4: Vukovar Vukovar(Croatia)(Vukovar)

Day 5: Belgrade Belgrade(Serbia)(Belgrade)

Belgrade has developed into a prominent European capital, its promising growth and optimism seeking to overshadow its turbulent past. The history of Belgrade goes back some 6,000 years, and is filled with tales of conflict and tragedy. But no matter the cost or devastation, the city has always bounced back and is in the midst of a cultural and creative revival.

Situated where the Sava and Danube rivers meet on the Balkan Peninsula, the beauty and charm of the city is not found in gorgeous buildings or sweeping parks. Instead, it beats with an identity layered with relics of many generations and the remaining customs of countless invaders. Decidedly Old World with a hint of the Orient, varying cultural influences and architectural styles jostle for attention in Belgrade, combining to imbue the modern city with its own unique aura.

The best place to begin understanding the city is at the site of its original ancient settlement, the hill called Kalemegdan, now a fascinating park-like complex of historic structures overlooking the Old Town (Stari Grad). Here, the Military Museum traces the history of the city's bloody past, from its first conflict with the Roman legions in the 1st century BC to its most recent conflagration, when NATO forces bombed the city for 78 straight days in 1999.

Those less fascinated by history and who would rather enjoy modern Belgrade will find myriad leisure and pleasure opportunities in the city. From the techno scene of its famed nightclubs to the restaurants and street performances of bohemian Skadarlija Street, visitors to Belgrade will feel welcomed by the warm and proud residents of this indomitable city.

Day 6: Iron Gates Iron Gates(Romania)(Iron Gates)

The Iron Gates is a city in Romania situated at the point where the Danube River flows through the Iron Gates gorge, between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. The city has a population of over 100,000 people and is the administrative centre of the Iron Gates County.

The Iron Gates has a long history, dating back to the Roman times when it was known as Trajan's Bridge. The city was an important military outpost and the site of several battles. In the Middle Ages, the Iron Gates was an important trading city, and the site of a major fair.

 Today, the Iron Gates is a major industrial city, with a large steel mill and a shipyard. The city is also a major tourist destination, with many beautiful parks and monuments.

Day 7: Ruse Ruse(Bulgaria)(Ruse)

Day 8: Giurgiu Giurgiu(Romania)(Giurgiu)

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaReina introduced in 2014, provides a distinctive river cruise experience. As you walk on board and are greeted by a warm welcome and a flute of bubbly from the staff, you’ll see a magnificent glass elevator. 

Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 160-290 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the suites at 300 sq. ft. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet shower heads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. The AmaReina offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and speciality coffee station. 

The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you'll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. You'll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track and heated swimming pool on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

Unique Feature

With the exception of Portugal and Russia, all Luxury River Cruises and Essential River Cruises river ships in Europe are equipped with bicycles that are free to borrow on request. Several also store electronic bikes on board.

Guided bicycle tours operate on Luxury River Cruises between mid-April and October. We provide helmets for your safety. Bicycles are free to borrow on Essential River.

Cruises for European Gems departures only.

Savour exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef's Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.

The Chef's Table

Dine at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen becomes part of the entertainment. Watch as the chef prepares a special, multi-course meal right in front of you and indulge in delectable dishes paired with hand-selected unlimited fine wines. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience.

Fine Dining

Our expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine. Try local favourites like goulash while cruising through Hungary, or Camembert cheese while on the Seine, or something more familiar, like a steak. No matter what your preference, your taste buds are sure to be impressed.

A Variety of Dining Options

Enjoy a wide choice of dining options, with carefully crafted menus offering vegetarian and gluten free options, multi-course tasting menus, early-riser breakfasts and light lunches in the main lounge and on the sun deck. A selection of complimentary tapas, refreshments, tea, coffee and snacks are also available throughout the day.

La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs

AmaWaterways and President Rudi Schreiner were inducted into La Confrérie de la Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, a prestigious international gastronomic society dedicated to fine cuisine. Membership is by invitation only and is extended to those possessing world-class culinary acumen. All of our ships in Europe are members.

The Drinks Are On Us - Sip & Sail

Enjoy complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks during lunch and dinner, as well as sparkling wine and fresh-squeezed juices during breakfast. You can also enjoy complimentary wines, beer, spirits and soft drinks at our pre-dinner Sip & Sail cocktail hour. 



Tipping is included for all APT operated tours.

There are a few activities whereby tipping is not included such as Tailor Made Holidays, Africa & South America's City Stays & Extensions, and the Northern Lights Adventure in North America.

Your Sales consultant can provide you with detailed advice during your booking enquiry specific to the destination you are visiting.

Main Lounge & Bar

This versatile space hosts a bar, dance floor, plenty of comfortable couches and big windows on three sides and is used for everything from the morning port talks, daytime reading and chatting to scenic cruising, afternoon tea and evening entertainment.


Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms, featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations.

Onboard Entertainment

Whether it’s traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or contemporary piano favourites, you will enjoy an eclectic schedule of onboard entertainment every night.

Fitness Room

Are you looking for a way to stay fit on holiday? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights in our onboard Fitness Room while cruising from one destination to the next. Equipped with a treadmill, stationary bike, elliptical and more (may vary by ship) it’s easy to stay active.


Pamper your body and rejuvenate your spirit while you're on board at the deluxe Spa. Choose from a variety of treatments using only the finest products available.

Swimming Pool

Soak up some rays or take a dip in our refreshing pool with a swim-up bar as we pass by centuries-old castles, charming villages and other breathtaking scenery.

Hairdressing & Beauty Salon

Located on the Violin Deck amble on down and treat yourself to a makeover. Choose from a variety of beauty treatments using only the finest products available and our expert hair stylist and beauty therapist will have you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed.

Walking Track

Situated on the Sun Deck take in the views as you stroll around the walking track.

Active Discovery

AmaWaterways was the first river cruise line to offer a complimentary fleet of bicycles onboard for guests who prefer a more active way to explore. In many destinations throughout Europe, guests can join guided bike tours or hiking excursions through cities, along scenic riverfronts or up to hilltop castles.

Onboard Wellness Programme

Professionally trained Wellness Hosts lead a variety of fitness classes onboard our ships, including yoga, core strengthening and circuit training. Free to participate and open to all abilities, our Wellness Programme adds another dimension to our river cruises fleetwide in Europe in 2019 (excluding Douro).

Wellbeing Workshops

Join the onboard Wellness Host for discussions with a focus on healthy eating and relaxation techniques. Take away some useful tools that will help you continue your wellness journey well after you disembark your cruise.

Deck 1

Sun Deck

  • Lower Sun Deck
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Bicycles
  • Heated Pool
  • Sun Deck
  • Walking Track

Deck 2

Violin Deck

  • Al Fresco Dining Terrace
  • Observation Lounge
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Suites
  • Cat AA+ Staterooms
  • Cat AA Staterooms
  • Cat BA Staterooms
  • Cat C Staterooms

Deck 3

Cello Deck

  • Main Restaurant 
  • Elevator
  • Cat BB Staterooms

  • Cat AB Staterooms
  • Cat C Staterooms

Deck 4

Piano Deck

  • Cat D Staterooms
  • Cat E Staterooms

Leading the way in luxury and comfort, our Concerto River Ships represent a revolution in ship design. They are the grandest ships on Europe’s rivers and present a wealth of exclusive facilities and suites.

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Cruise Line: APT Guided Tours & River Cruises
Departs: Wednesday, March 15, 2023
Duration: 7 NIGHTS

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