Scenic Danube River Cruise

Explore the history and culture of the beautiful blue Danube from our privately chartered, luxurious Amadeus Cruises ship. Arrive in Budapest, Hungary and board our stunning cruise ship for seven nights on the beautiful Danube River. Cruise westward through Central Europe with ports of call in Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany. Look forward to daily included shore excursions, lush the Wachau Valley, a Budapest evening illumination cruise, the medieval village Cesky Krumlov, and two nights in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. All meals are included aboard ship!

Hosted By: Brenda Sims

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Tour Highlights
  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes and fuel surcharges (minimum value of $165 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour
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Day 1 : Fly to Hungary

Our trip begins with an overnight flight to Hungary.

Day 2 : Budapest

We arrive in Budapest and check-in to our stunning hotel, ideally located within walking distance of historical landmarks. Our accommodations are perfect for both exploration and relaxation. Tonight we join together at a Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner.


Day 3 : All Aboard!

After breakfast, we depart for a tour of Budapest, known as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. We view the Parliament building, Millennium Monument in Hero’s Square, and the neo-Renaissance Opera House. Highlights include the towering dome of St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Royal Castle Hill district and the seven stone towers of the Fisherman’s Bastion, symbolizing the leaders of the country’s conquering tribes. This afternoon we board the luxurious Amadeus Queen.


Day 4 : Szentendre & Esztergom

Awake to sweeping views of the river as we glide along the Danube’s famous waters. Enjoy the splendor of the vessel as you sip your morning coffee and take in the sublime landscapes from the River Terrace. We go ashore this afternoon and discover the artists’ village of Szentendre, see the imposing ruins of Visegråd and visit Esztergom, home to one of the largest basilicas in Europe.


Day 5 : Bratislava

We arrive in Bratislava for a delightful city tour. Bratislava Castle, standing on the Little Carpathian mountain range provides panoramic views of three countries simultaneously; Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. We continue to Austria where we are guests at the Kursalon, one of Vienna’s most enchanting buildings. Listen as the Alt Wien orchestra plays waltzes and famous concert melodies.


Day 6 : Vienna

The grand sights of Vienna await us today as we tour the historic city centre. Gaze over the famous Gothic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the quirky Expressionist house known as Hundertwasserhaus and the former imperial Hofburg Palace. After lunch, become enchanted with Schönbrunn Palace. Boasting a staggering 1,441 opulent rooms and charming gardens, this palace is known as one of the most important cultural monuments in Austria. Tonight enjoy music provided by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar or pamper yourself in the massage room.


Day 7 : Melk

Melk is located in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is internationally famous for its delicious wine and fruit. We tour the Baroque style Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Visit the modern Abbey Museum and tour the Prelature Hall, the Marble Hall and the world-famous Abbey library known for its extensive historical manuscript collection.


Day 8 : Linz & Passau

Learn about Linz, Austria, once acknowledged as a European Capital of Culture. Step into dazzling St. Mary’s Cathedral; view the Brucknerhaus, a renowned concert hall; and make time to try a Linzer torte. The afternoon takes us into Germany and the city of Passau. We walk the City of Three Rivers, and take in the Baroque masterpiece, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, featuring the largest cathedral organ in the world.


Day 9 : Regensburg & Weltenburg Abbey

We arrive at Regensburg, Germany, and make our way to the Hall of Liberation, an awe-inspiring building fashioned after the Parthenon in Athens. After, we board an excursion boat and travel to the Benedictine Abbey of Weltenburg. The monastery, founded about 620 AD, is the oldest monastery in Bavaria. We tour abbey church and taste the famous dark beer of Weltenburg, the oldest monastery brewery in the world. This evening we enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.


Day 10 : Cesky Krumlov

Ruijs operates the pre and post land package (transportation, 4 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners, attractions, guide) for Prague, Cesky Krumlov and Budapest.

Discover one of the most beautiful cities of the Czech Republic. The medieval village of Cesky Krumlov dates back to 1240 and is now recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the historic inner city including views of Krumlov Castle. We arrive in Prague and check-in to our hotel this evening. Known for its Bohemian charm and fairytale architecture this city offers amazing culture.


Day 11 : Prague

Learn why Prague is one of the best-preserved medieval cities with a walking tour. Observe Saint Vitus Cathedral, the architecture of the Royal Palace, historical churches, and panoramic views. This evening, reminisce about the incredible adventures you’ve just had with your new friends at a special Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner.


Day 12 : Return Home

We board our flight home, filled with amazing memories of our incredible European adventure!


Additional Tour Information

Your Holiday Vacations Experience Includes

  • All airfare
  • All cruise port charges, government fees, taxes and fuel surcharges (minimum value of $165 per person)
  • Holiday Vacations Tour Director
  • Baggage handling at hotels aboard ship
  • Hotel and cruise ship transfers
  • $100 travel voucher for a future Holiday Vacations tour

All Accommodations Featuring

  • 1 night Budapest
  • 2 nights in Prague

Attractions & Highlights

  • St. Stephen's Basilica (Budapest)
  • Fisherman's Bastion
  • City tour of Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest
  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • The Sound of Vienna concert at Kursalon Vienna
  • Melk Abbey
  • Weltenburg Abbey

26 Excellent Meals Featuring

  • Holiday Vacations Welcome Dinner
  • Holiday Vacations Farewell Dinner

Exclusive Cruise Ship Benefits

  • 7 nights aboard the Amadeus Queen
  • All meals aboard ship
  • Included daily shore excursions (minimum value of $400 per person)
  • Ports of Call:
  • Budapest
  • Esztergom, Hungary
  • Szentendre, Hungary
  • Bratislava, Slovakia
  • Vienna, Austria
  • Emmersdorf/Melk, Austria
  • Linz, Austria
  • Passau, Germany
  • Regensburg, Germany

Tour Dates & Pricing

October 27th, 2019 - November 7th, 2019

Category - Occupancy

Price (Per Person)

Double Haydn Staterm


Double Mozart Staterm


Double Mozart Suite


Double Strauss Staterm-Aft


Double Strauss Staterm-Fwd


Single Haydn Staterm


Single Mozart Staterm


Single Mozart Suite


Single Strauss Staterm-Aft


Single Strauss Staterm-Fwd


Final Payment Date: 07/24/2019

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Brenda Sims

For more than 17 years, Brenda Sims began your lunch time with the familiar “Hello, Brazos Valley!” Brenda is host of Names and Faces at Noon. She has had the opportunity to interview political figures, movie stars and famous athletes, and the newsmakers of the Brazos Valley. Now, she has the opportunity to do in-depth interviews with those same Brazos Valley folks with her Names and Faces segment every other Thursday at noon.

Brenda was born in Dallas, attended the University of Texas and flew for Braniff Airlines in the late 1950s. Brenda later found her niche: working in the television industry.

Brenda was the recipient of the “You’re the Tops” award for community service, has been the co-chair of the American Heart Walk, served on the board of the College Station Medical Center, and even won the top award for showing goats at the 4H Youth Livestock Show.

Brenda has previously hosted several Holiday Vacations tours. 

Join Brenda and other KBTX viewers on this fabulous trip of a lifetime.