Bucharest to Vienna

NEW! Sail the scenic Danube on board the MS Amadeus Star

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

Early Reservation Bonus on 2019 departures:

Save 5%* per guest
Reserve by January 31st to qualify

Your Journey includes

City tours: Bucharest, Hirsova, Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna
Encounter Romania's unspoiled treasures & cruise through some of Europe's less-travelled towns
All meals included: 16 breakfasts, 16 lunches & 16 dinners
Free-flowing red and white regional wines, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner onboard
9 nights aboard the new MS Amadeus Star
7 nights in outstanding hotels
Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Air Canada Rouge (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

Signature inclusions

Before you travel

  • All taxes, port and service charges
  • Complete information and assistance before your journey
  • Branded overnight carry-on bag or backpack
  • Private car pick-up service or overnight at the Toronto Airport Hilton (or a credit instead of those services)

During your Journey

  • 24/7 professional Journey Manager services
  • Services of local guides
  • All gratuities
  • Porterage for one piece of baggage
  • Most meals as listed
  • All sightseeing and entrance fees as listed

Memorable activities

  • City tours: Bucharest, Hirsova, Belgrade, Budapest, Bratislava & Vienna
  • Explore Romania's rugged landscape, rich heritage & colourful medieval towns
  • Enjoy an equestrian show, discover Dracula's castle, visit the House of Paprika & savour a sparkling wine tasting
  • Spend two nights in a fairy-tale setting at Gradina Vlahiia
  • Experience the ethereal sounds of a classical concert at Vienna's Golden Hall

Outstanding accommodation

  • 9 nights aboard the MS Amadeus Star
  • 7 nights in outstanding hotels:
    • 2 nights in Snagov
    • 2 nights in Poian Brasov
    • 1 night in Bucharest
    • 2 nights in Vienna

Comfortable transportation

  • Round-trip airfare from Toronto with Air Canada
  • Air gateways available across Canada

CANADIAN DOLLARS PER GUEST

HAYDN C1

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

STRAUSS B4

  • TWIN: $11,450
  • SINGLE: On Request

STRAUSS B1

  • TWIN: $11,950
  • SINGLE: On Request

MOZART A1

  • TWIN: $12,950
  • SINGLE: On Request

MOZART SUITE

  • TWIN: $13,950
  • SINGLE: On Request

EARLY RESERVATION BONUS

Reserve your journey before January 31, 2019

AND SAVE UP TO 5%

ERB: SAVE 5%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 95% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by cheque or electronic bank transfer and we will deduct the remaining 5% off your journey’s fare.

ERB flex: SAVE 2%

Reserve one of our journeys prior to the early reservation date and pay 98% of the published fare at the time of your reservation by Visa, Mastercard or American Express and we will deduct the remaining 2% off your journey’s fare.

Should you not take advantage of the Early Reservation Bonus and decide to pay by cheque or electronic bank transfer at time of final payment, we will deduct $200 off your journey’s fare.

Please note: A deposit cheque and a post-dated final payment cheque are not considered payment in full. Final payment date is 120 days (or more, depending on the journey) prior to departure. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer, unless noted otherwise.

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

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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. Guests departing from the Toronto airport are assisted with their check-in. Meet your Journey Manager and fellow travellers and board your flights 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. We enjoy lunch en route. Enjoy a welcome dinner prepared using local produce within this fairy-tale setting. (L,D)
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. Over lunch, we reflect on this castle’s unique history and mysticism. 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 buildings 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 head 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 will be 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 shimmering lagoons and narrow channels 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 stroll through to the small town of Hirsova, 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 Zarewez fortress and a visit to a 13th century church. We then continue to the small town of Arbanassi, famous for its ornately painted churches, stopping at a typical Bulgarian restaurant before returning to our ship. (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 as we visit the Kalemegdan fortress, Terazije square, and Church of Saint Sava. 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

Today, 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. We enjoy lunch 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 of the sumptuous Schönbrunn Palace, where twenty galleries invite us to experience a world of curiosities and wonder. In the evening, we enjoy a farewell dinner at a typical Viennese Heuriger, famous for its fine Viennese wines and comfortable atmosphere. (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






Aboard the Amadeus Star

The perfect example of sophistication and class, the elegant Amadeus Star will set sail on her inaugural in Spring 2019, offering the finest luxury as guests sail along the spectacular Danube and discover the best of Eastern and Central Europe. The refined Restaurant along with the Panorama Bar and Lounge boast unforgettable views of the passing riverside scenery, while the outdoor Stern Terrace in the aft and the glass-shielded River Terrace in the bow allow guests to relax in the open air. Featuring stunning architecture, a luxurious design, and modern furnishings, the Amadeus Star is the epitome of first-class riverboats.

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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