Bucharest to Vienna

NEW! Sail the scenic Danube

Base Fare:
$9,950 per guest, double occupancy

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

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Your Journey includes

City tours: Bucharest, Hirsova, Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava
Activities: Equestrian show, Dracula’s castle, the House of Paprika & Sparkling wine tasting
All meals included: 16 breakfasts, 16 lunches & 16 dinners

7 nights in outstanding accommodation
9 nights aboard the MS Amadeus Star
Round trip air fare from Toronto with Air Canada (Air gateways available across Canada)
Private car home pick-up and return service

Bucharest to Vienna

Discover the cobblestoned streets and bohemian cafés of Bucharest and marvel at the mystical palaces of Bran and Peleș, before embarking on the brand new Amadeus Star for our journey along the legendary Danube. Soon after reaching “kilometre zero”, where the Danube meets the Black Sea, we begin our unforgettable river cruise through five world famous capitals. An 18-day journey like no other, offering the powerful landscapes of the Iron Gates, as well as the serene refinement of the Schönbrunn Palace within the same itinerary. Prepare to marvel at the sights along one of Europe's most fabled waterways.

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Base Fare:
$9,950 per guest, double occupancy

Our Signature

  • Truly all inclusive (even taxes!)
  • All meals included: 16 breakfasts, 16 lunches & 16 dinners
  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • Private car home pick up & return service
  • Fares in Canadian funds
  • All commentary in English
  • All admissions while on tour
  • Our famous little surprises!
  • Private shore excursions – intimate discoveries
  • The Best value in River Cruising - add up all the extras found elsewhere and our value is incomparable. Our per day costs are lower than any other

Memorable activities

  • City tours: Bucharest, Hirsova, Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava
  • Activities: equestrian show, Dracula’s castle, the House of Paprika & Sparkling wine tasting
  • Cruise the Danube Delta and the Black Sea
  • Ample free time in all the towns & cities you visit 

Outstanding accommodation

  • 7 nights in outstanding hotels
  • 9 nights aboard the ms Amadeus Star
    • Launching in Spring 2019, the innovative 164-passenger Amadeus Star has been specifically designed for itineraries on the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers and offers all the amenities of a floating five-star hotel with exceptional European hospitality. Featuring stunning architecture, a luxurious design, and modern furnishings, this first-class riverboat is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet.
  • Porterage of one piece of luggage

Comfortable transportation

  • Round trip air fare from Toronto with Air Canada
  • Air gateways available across Canada
  • Private car home pick up & return service

 

AMADEUS STAR

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

HAYDN C1:

  • TWIN: $9,950
  • SINGLE: On Request

Other Cabin Options & Supplements per guest

STRAUSS B4:

  • TWIN: +$ 1,500
  • SINGLE: On Request

STRAUSS B1:

  • TWIN: +$ 2,000
  • SINGLE: On Request

MOZART A1:

  • TWIN: +$ 3,000
  • SINGLE: On Request

MOZART SUITE:

  • TWIN: +$ 4,000
  • SINGLE: On Request

ALL FARES ARE FOR DEPARTURE FROM TORONTO. OTHER AIR GATEWAYS AVAILABLE.

These journey fares include the current known fuel surcharges. Additional charges may apply at final payment date. All fares are for departure from Toronto. Other air gateways available.

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Custom flight itineraries 
Do you want something different than our included air program? We are happy to help design a custom itinerary, just for you.

Pre Post overnights in Toronto 
We have a special agreement with our Toronto Airport hotel that includes 2 weeks of parking.

Journey Itinerary

Day 1

DEPART FOR BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Enjoy a private car ride to the airport. Guestsdeparting from the Toronto airport are assistedwith their check in. Meet your JourneyManager and fellow travellers and board your flight to Bucharest, Romania.
Overnight flight

Day 2

BUCHAREST TO SNAGOV

Gradina Vlahiia, a veritable Romanian village in Snagov, is our enchanting home for the first two nights of our journey. Within this fairy tale setting, enjoy a welcome dinner made using local produce. (L,D)
Overnight Gradina Vlahiia, Snagov (2 nights)

Day 3

ROMANIAN COUNTRYSIDE

This morning, explore Mogosoaia Palace and admire its indoor park and architecture. Enjoy lunch in the luxurious palace restaurant before returning to Bucharest for a special evening in the city’s oldest pub. (B,L,D)
Day 4

SINAIA

Today, drive to Sinaia and tour the stunning Peleș Castle, Neo-renaissance residence of King Charles I. Then, continue to the Rhein-Azuga wine cellar, believed to be one of the oldest in Europe, to enjoy local cuisine paired with a selection of sparkling wines. After settling into our accommodation in Poiana Brasov, enjoy dinner in a famous hunting restaurant. (B,L,D)
Grand Hotel Teleferic, Poian Brasov (2 nights)

Day 5

TRANSYLVANIA: BRAN & BRASOV

Bran Castle—known as the “Dracula Castle” because of its medieval look and former owner, Count Vlad the Impaler—is a highlight of any visit to Romania. After absorbing the castle’s rich history and myth, we make our way to the city of Brasov to marvel at the imposing Gothic architecture of the Black Church and to enjoy a traditional dinner.  (B,L,D) 

Day 6

NATURE RESERVE

This morning, we visit the “Libearty Zarnesti” nature reserve where 79 rescued bears have made their home amongst the lush forests, streams and ponds. Following lunch, we return to Bucharest where we settle in to our hotel and enjoy a welcome dinner with fellow passengers of the MS Amadeus Star. (B,L,D) 
Intercontinental Hotel, Bucharest (1 night)

Day 7
BUCHAREST

Welcome to Bucharest, the “Paris of the East,” where art nouveau lay in stark contrast with communist architecture. We visit one of the city’s oldest churches as well as the colossal Palace of the Parliament. After lunch, we make our way to Fetesti to board the MS Amadeus Star, your home for the next nine days. This evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail and dinner. All meals for the duration of the journey are served on board unless otherwise indicated. (B,L,D) 
Amadeus Star (9 nights) 
Day 8

DANUBE DELTA

Gain an intimate perspective of the lush Danube Delta aboard a small safari boat. A sanctuary for around 300 bird species, the delta’s narrow channels and shimmering lagoons are an ideal retreat for any wildlife lover. Disembark at the picturesque village of Sfântu Gheorghe to dine on fresh fish and homemade plum schnapps. (B,L,D) 

Day 9

HIRSOVA & CONSTANTA

After a relaxing morning on board, cross the golden beaches of the Black Sea to the ancient metropolis of Constanta. A walk into the historic city features views over the Great Mosque and Genovese Lighthouse, while a visit to the History and Archaeology Museum further reveals the city’s colourful past. (B,L,D) 

Day 10

VELIKO TARNOVO, BULGARIA

Spend the morning in the town of Giurgiu before crossing the Danube to Ruse, Bulgaria. Our excursion begins in the medieval town of Veliko Tarnovo for views of the magnificent fortress Zarewez and a visit to a 13th century church. We then continue to the small nearby town of Arbanassi, famous for its ornately painted churches, stopping at a typical Bulgarian restaurant before returning to the boat. (B,L,D) 

Day 11

IRON GATES

Relax on board as we cruise along the scenic Danube and pass through the famous Iron Gates, part of the border between Romania and Serbia.  (B,L,D) 

Day 12

BELGRADE, SERBIA

Belgrade is a gateway between East and West and a city that reveals its turbulent past through its ancient streets and monuments. Delve into the city’s history during our visit of the Kalemegdan fortress, Terazije square, and St. Sava Cathedral. After a refreshment break at the Hotel Majestic, spend some free time exploring the city’s quaint shops and galleries. (B,L,D) 

Day 13

MOHACS & KALOCSA, HUNGARY

Today, let the sights, sounds, and tastes of Hungary fill your senses. Begin the day with a relaxing drive into the Hungarian Puszta, stopping to observe demonstrations of local handicrafts and dance. Then, learn about another local specialty at the House of Paprika before continuing our exploration at a traditional Hungarian ranch, where we enjoy a glass of local wine while watching an equestrian show. (B,L,D) 

Day 14

BUDAPEST

The Danube flows through the city dividing Buda and Pest. We begin our tour with the east bank in Pest, which boasts the Great Market Hall, Hungarian State Opera, and Heroes’ Square. Then, crossing the Danube into Buda, take in the unforgettable view from Castle Hill and visit the Royal Palace of Gödöllő. In the evening, we enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show on board. (B,L,D) 

Day 15

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA 

A morning of cruising brings us to Bratislava where we admire the beauty of St. Martin’s Cathedral and Grassalkovich Palace. We continue our exploration with a guided walking tour through the city’s restored old town that has maintained its Gothic-Baroque style. Tonight, we enjoy the Captain’s Gala dinner. (B,L,D) 

Day 16

VIENNA, AUSTRIA

This morning, we bid farewell to the MS Amadeus Star and turn our attention to the exquisite sights of Vienna. Traverse the grand Ring Road, enjoying magnificent views as we enter the heart of the city. Dine at a local restaurant before spending a relaxing afternoon settling into our hotel. After dinner, let the ethereal sounds of classical music envelop you during a performance at the Golden Hall. This is sure to be a magical night you won’t soon forget. (B,L,D) 
Palais Hansen Kempinski, Vienna (2 nights)

Day 17

SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE

Our last full day in Vienna begins with a visit to the famous Schönbrunn Palace, where twenty galleries invite us to experience a world of curiosities and wonder. In the evening, enjoy a farewell dinner at a typical Viennese Heurigen, famous for its comfortable atmosphere and fine Viennese wines. (B,L,D) 

Day 18

HOME

Today we bid “auf wiedersehen” to our new friends and make our way to the airport for our flights home. Enjoy our private car to your home. (B)

B : Breakfast L : Lunch D : Dinner

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Journey Highlights





Peleș Castle, Romania

Visit the 19th-century Peleș Castle, Romania, widely considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Europe. Enjoy Romania's stunning landscapes, colourful medieval towns, and a layered history.

Belgrade, Serbia

Discover Belgrade, Serbia, one of the oldest cities in Europe and its unique heritage including the National Museum, Terazije Square, the Serbian parliament, and magnificent St. Sava Church, one of the largest Orthodox church in the world.

Budapest, Hungary

Explore Budapest, the “Queen of the Danube” and one of the most beautiful cities in the world! The Danube flows through the heart of the city, dividing it into two parts: Buda on the western banks and Pest on the eastern. A day of discovery awaits from exploring the Great Market Hall to admiring views atop of the Castle hill, and ending the day with a Hungarian folklore show.

Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of Austria! With an artistic and intellectual legacy shaped in part by former residents including Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud, Vienna is a truly magical city. A visit to Vienna is only complete with an evening at the Golden Hall to listen to ethereal sounds of classical music.

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