Discover eight countries and many World Heritage sites as you cruise the fabled Danube River through the heartland of Central and Eastern Europe between Germany and Bulgaria, with stays in Prague and Sofia.

Starting at: $5,090 Make a Reservation Ask Us A Question or Call 855-330-1542
 The Wachau Valley of the Danube, a World Heritage site, Austria  Budapest, one of Europe's most beautiful cities, situated along the Danube River  Fishermen's Bastion, Budapest  The Matthias Church, located on the Buda side of Budapest  The Strauss Memorial in Vienna, a city renowned for music  St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna  The gardens at Vienna's Schonbrunn Palace, a World Heritage site and the Habsburgs' summer residence  The village of Durnstein, along the Wachau Valley, Austria  Interior of Melk Abbey, the renowned Benedictine monastery overlooking the Danube  The beautiful rococo design of St. Stephan's Cathedral in Passau  Historic Melk Abbey, overlooking the Danube River, Austria  Prague's Old Town Square  Prague and the Vltava River and historic Charles Bridge   The legendary Charles Bridge, Prague  Hradcany Hill with St. Vitus Cathedral, Prague  The 13th-century Old New Synagogue, Prague  The medieval astronomical clock, Old Town Square, Prague

A Danube River Cruise

From Bulgaria to Germany and the Czech Republic Aboard the 160-guest Amadeus Silver

15-16 days from $5,090

Discover eight countries and many World Heritage sites as you cruise the fabled Danube River through the heartland of Central and Eastern Europe between Germany and Bulgaria, with stays in Prague and Sofia.

or Call 855-330-1542

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Organization and execution of our trip with Smithsonian Journeys was excellent from first contact to farewell.

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Amadeus Star

The Amadeus Star will make its debut in 2019 and is the latest addition to the Lüftner River Cruise fleet of fine cruise ships. All 82 staterooms are generously proportioned and have a river view. Suites have walk out balconies and category A, B and C cabins have drop down panoramic windows. Each cabin has hotel-style bedding with plush pillows and duvet cover, and modern bathrooms with hairdryer and toiletries. On the Amadeus Star, like the others in the fleet, hospitality is more than just a tradition, it is a passion and attention to every detail, from beautifully-appointed surroundings and gourmet dining selections to the enthusiastic professionalism of the staff. With a staff and crew trained to the highest standards of service, the ambiance onboard is relaxed yet impeccably gracious. The culinary element begins in the bright Panorama Restaurant with a generous breakfast buffet plus freshly cooked egg dishes. For lunch, one can choose between varied menus and buffet specialties in the Panorama-Restaurant or a light lunch alternative in the Panorama Bar. Dinner each evening is a composed 4-course menu involving regional specialties. Lunch and dinner include wine, water, coffee/tea. Complimentary tea, coffee, and water station are available 24/7 on board.

Amadeus Silver (2018 Departures)

This gracious ship with luxury cabins and suites offers the utmost in service, safety and comfort. Step into the elegant reception area and immerse yourself in an ambiance akin to an elegant European hotel. Relax in the panoramic lounge, indulge yourself with a soothing massage, browse in the boutique or connect with friends and family back home on the Internet. At the end of each day, return to the comfort of your bright, modern cabin featuring views of the passing scenery, satellite TV and a private bathroom with shower. As an added value feature all of your meals are included and local table wines are served with each dinner during the cruise portion of your journey. Savor international cuisine at the restaurant’s delicious breakfast and luncheon buffets, and enjoy regional specialties at dinner each evening. Complimentary wine and beer served with lunch and dinner.

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