The Danube River is the second largest river system in Europe and has been inspiring artists, poets and musicians for centuries. Considered by many to be the beating heart of Europe, central countries such as Hungary, Austria, and the Czech Republic are all interconnected by the arteries of the great Danube River. The cities, towns and villages that line the Danube River banks are architecturally beautiful and vividly alive with history and culture. Planning a journey to the Danube River and looking for more inspiration? We've compiled some useful links to explore our upcoming trips, sources of inspirational information and helpful resources from our blogging archives to get you started.
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The theme of this special itinerary is the scenic heart of Eastern Europe, as we cruise along the shores of the Danube, which is considered one of the world’s greatest rivers. Our journey begins in Bucharest, at the very centre of Romanian heritage. After a couple of days exploring this fascinating city we embark on the gracious ms Amadeus Queen to cruise 1,200 miles up the Blue Danube through the heart of Eastern Europe. Along the way we’ll explore many of the wonderful cities, historic palaces, picturesque medieval walled towns and some of the most spectacular river scenery in the world. Days are filled with scenic cruising and exciting ports of call... READ MORE
This outstanding river cruise begins in Prague and continues through the heart of Europe to Budapest. It is a veritable feast of culture, history and riches. Historically, people lived close to the rivers in Europe as they were the principal routes of commerce and trade. We wind our way along the beautiful Danube, where music and romance are alive at every turn, passing fabled castles and cathedrals and visiting centuries old marketplaces. We journey through the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary in style, combining spectacular scenery with cultural enrichment while ensuring that all our creature comforts are met... READ MORE
“Budapest is truly a city of a thousand faces. The city is spread out over a large area and it's worth taking the time to experience its geographical diversity, from the Buda hills, the banks of the Danube and Margaret Island to the bustling downtown Pest area. The city is divided into Buda and Pest, which are are connected by bridges... ” READ MORE
“Czech food is delicious, comforting, very filling and addictive, so make sure you reserve enough time to walk off those calories. Yes, there won’t be many salads - or vegetables for that matter - in the list that follows. But you did not travel to Prague to eat salad, right? From Steak Tartar, to Schnitzel…” READ MORE
"During a week of sailing down the Danube from Budapest to eastern Austria, one day stands out. It’s close to the end of the voyage, and the ship is breezing through a particularly idyllic stretch. The craggy banks are studded with bursts of greenery and the occasional boxy church. The view, and the weather, have drawn most of the passengers to..." READ MORE
From Our Archives
“I cannot heap enough praise on AmaWaterways and the beautiful ms AmaLea. Combined with a delightful host of interesting ports-of-call and a wonderful group of travellers, we experienced a beautiful and unforgettable voyage on the legendary Danube River...” READ MORE
"Everyone knows about the soft, buttery and flaky golden croissants that the French are so fond of, but did you know this delicacy actually has an Austrian background? Viennese to be more accurate! It's said Viennese bakers created this crescent-shaped pastry called Kipferl back in the…" READ MORE
"Follow the majestic Danube river and you’ll know everything about Linz. Only 50 kilometres south of the border with Czech Republic, Linz is a vibrant city and an incomparable culture hub. Exploring Linz means delving into the heart of enchanting Austrian traditions..." READ MORE
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