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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 2: Mohács Mohács(Hungary)(Mohács)

Day 3: Vukovar Vukovar(Croatia)(Vukovar)

Day 3: Ilok Ilok(Croatia)(Ilok)

Day 3: Novi Sad Novi Sad(Serbia)(Novi Sad)

Novi Sad is a city in the southern Serbian province of Vojvodina. It is the administrative center of the Central Serbian region and the second-largest city in Serbia after Belgrade. The city has a population of 250,851, while the urban area of Novi Sad has a population of 403,795. The city is located on the Danube River, in the north-central part of Vojvodina. Novi Sad was founded in 1694 by the Habsburgs, after the expulsion of the Ottomans from Hungary. The city was the capital of the Serbian Empire from 1718 to 1739, when it was conquered by the Ottomans. The city was liberated from Ottoman rule in 1716 by the Habsburgs, and it remained under Habsburg rule until 1918, when it became part of the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats, and Slovenes. After World War II, Novi Sad became part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia. The city has many cultural institutions, including the Serbian National Theater, the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, and the University of Novi Sad. Novi Sad is also the home of the Exit music festival, which is held annually in July.

Day 4: 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 5: 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 6: Vidin Vidin(Bulgaria)(Vidin)

Day 7: Ruse Ruse(Bulgaria)(Ruse)

Day 8: Giurgiu Giurgiu(Romania)(Giurgiu)

One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the newly reimagined AmaVerde, is full of light, love and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs. The dashing ship is considered the captivating companion of the AmaBella as both ships were totally redesigned in 2021 and sail their imagined love story on the romantic Danube River. Spacious, sophisticated staterooms set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the comfortable fireside library and AmaVerde’s massage and hair salon. The Main Restaurant is the perfect home to exquisite meals and local wine pairings worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs—the internationally renowned gastronomic society. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, with its glass-enclosed kitchen and unique rolled lighting fixture, gives way to a vibrant multi-course parade of dishes with distinct regional flavors paired with hand selected wines. Enjoy a light lunch in our new “Café Bistro,” a perfect al fresco spot to play cards and mingle with your fellow guests. Additional amenities on AmaVerde include unlimited high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations in the staterooms, a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, heated swimming pool, putting green, fitness room and fleet of bikes.

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.

Main Restaurant

AmaWaterways’ expert chefs craft menus that feature exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine as well as traditional, Western offerings. At breakfast, sip sparkling wine as you partake fresh pastries, or opt for something made-to-order from the menu. Stop by the Main Lounge for a light lunch, or head to the restaurant for full menu service and high-quality regional wine or beer. Dinner is a delectable, multi-course affair with wine recommendations that accompany visually stunning, delicious dishes. Try local favourites — like goulash while cruising through Hungary, bratwurst and sauerkraut after returning to the ship from Vienna, or Camembert cheese while on the Seine — or something more familiar, like a sandwich. No matter what your preference, your taste buds are sure to be impressed.

The Chef's Table

Join a few of your fellow travellers at The Chef’s Table, where the kitchen — usually hidden — becomes part of the entertainment. You’ll have the opportunity to watch the chef prepare a special multi-course meal right in front of you. The menu here is unique, making this a truly distinct gastronomic experience. Indulge in delectable dishes served with unlimited fine wines, hand-selected just for this dinner. It is the only venue of its kind on the river.



Gratuities to your Cruise Manager and ship crew are not included in the vacation price. While the amount of these gratuities will depend upon your degree of satisfaction for services received. Gratuities on most vessels, but not all, may be charged on credit card as well as cash.

Main Lounge & Bar

With fewer passengers on board, guests can enjoy the luxury of space — our public areas, like lounges and restaurants, are never overcrowded.

Onboard Entertainment

Whether it’s traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment on board.

Fitness Centre & Spa

Are you looking for a way to stay fit on vacation? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from one destination to the next.

Massage Services and Hair Salon

After a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a soothing massage.

Swimming Pool & Whirlpool

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.

Deck 1

Sun Deck

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

Deck 2

Violin Deck

  • Bow Seating Area
  • Observation Lounge
  • Main Lounge & Bar
  • Gift Shop
  • Reception
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage & Hair Salon
  • The Chef's Table Restaurant
  • Suites 
  • Cat BA Staterooms 
  • Cat AA Staterooms
  • Cat C Staterooms 

Deck 3

Cello Deck

  • Main Restaurant
  • Cat BB Staterooms 
  • Cat AB Staterooms 
  • Cat C Staterooms 

Deck 4

Piano Deck

  • Cat D Staterooms 
  • Cat E Staterooms 
  • Crew Cabins

One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the newly reimagined AmaVerde, is full of light, love and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs.

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020 7183 7766
Price from: £pp
Fly cruise from: £pp

Cruise only from: £pp
Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
Departs: Monday, March 20, 2023
Duration: 7 NIGHTS
Reference: GOSA230320

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