From the Black Sea to the North Sea

This deluxe Danube River cruise from the Danube Delta to Amsterdam is truly an adventure. Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge on the Lower Danube and visit the Lepenski Vir archaeological site, as well as the eclectic rock formations of Belogradchik, and the grand attractions of Budapest. In Regensburg we'll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers and wines of the Wachau Valley in Austria, before sightseeing along the elegant boulevards of Vienna. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and round off your holiday with a relaxing cruise along the canals of Amsterdam.

Your cruise at a glance

  • Bucharest
    • Explore Romania’s capital on an included tour, then set sail for St Gheorghe for an optional boat trip into the UNESCO-listed Danube Delta.
  • Rousse
    • Discover Veliko Târnovo in Bulgaria on a guided sightseeing tour and visit the Tsarevet's Fortress; or join a tour of Rousse.
  • Belgrade
    • Cruise through the spectacular Iron Gates Gorge, visit Lepenski archaeological site and enjoy guided sightseeing in Belgrade.
  • Vienna
    • See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House on a guided sightseeing tour.
  • Amsterdam
    • Sail through the spectacular Rhine Gorge, past Lorelei Rock, and end your voyage with an overnight stay in Amsterdam with canal cruise and free time.

Wachau Valley


North Sea to the Black Sea - Bucharest to Amsterdam map

Day 1


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athénée Palace Hilton hotel (or similar) for one night.

Day 2

Bucharest - Fetesti (Embarkation)

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Guided sightseeing. Much recent history has taken place in Romania's capital city, and its wide, tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe—built in 1922 to honour the bravery of Romanian soldiers who fought in WWI—have gained it the name 'Paris of the East'. During your included tour this morning, see the main sights including Royal Palace Square, was the scene of riots in 1989, which led to the collapse of the communist dictatorship. Later, a coach ride takes you to Fetesti, where your river cruise vessel is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew at a welcome reception.

Day 3

St Gheorghe

Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Danube Delta excursion; see 'Km 0'. Arrive in St Gheorghe early this morning. After breakfast, join an excursion by small boat into the Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the best preserved of Europe's deltas, hosting over 300 species of birds and 45 species of freshwater fish. The Danube stretches 2,845km from its source in the Black Forest to its delta at the Black Sea. Km markings can be seen on the banks along the length of the river and today you can celebrate the end of the Danube's journey at 'Km 0'.

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Staterooms available

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Athenee Palace Hilton

Built in 1914 and set in the heart of the city, Athénée Palace Hilton is perfect for visiting Bucharest's spectacular sights. This beautiful hotel boasts fantastic views of Revolution Square and is close to the former Royal Palace and Romanian Athenaeum. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located in central Bucharest, the Athenee Palace Hilton hotel is situated just a five-minute walk from many popular tourist attractions, shops, theatres, cafes and iconic sites. The Old Town is a short stroll away. 

  • Facilities
    • Three restaurants
    • Bar
    • Café bistro
    • Heated indoor swimming pool
    • Jacuzzi
Athénée Palace Hilton Bucharest

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