River Cruises/EUROPE (Central)

Romantic Danube

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Vilshofen to Budapest
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
RIVERS: Danube






ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN, GERMANY
This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D)
Day 2 : VILSHOFEN – PASSAU
This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen's Cathedral. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : LINZ, AUSTRIA
The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music." The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : WEISSENKIRCHEN
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Weissenkirchen. You have three choices of how to explore Dürnstein today. The first is a walking tour along the town's cobblestone streets followed by a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk, one of Europe's largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, you may join a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or enjoy an Apricots and Sweets tasting instead. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : VIENNA
This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen's Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have three choices of excursions. The first is a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin's Cathedral. The second is a Slovakian Specialties tasting where you will enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, sample a creamy soup made from sheep's cheese and learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli. Finally, you can also join a hike up to Bratislava Castle, which includes visits to the Castle Upper Terrace and Court of Honor. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes' Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Alternatively, you may also opt to join a hike up to Castle Hill on which you will see Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and Parliament Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef's Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain's Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

NOT INCLUDED

  • Gratuities for guides & cruise personnel
  • Transatlantic air-fare (can be arranged by UET from any US city)
  • Items of personal nature & items not listed in the itinerary
  • Optional travel insurance plans:
    Optional travel insurance plans

  • Port charges

TOUR PRICES & DEPARTURE DATES:

2017 SAILINGS
DEP USA CANADA START CITY EMBARK DATE SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY CHECK-IN PRICES
Mar 21VilshofenMar 22AmaStellaBudapestMar 19$1,749
Mar 28VilshofenMar 29AmaViolaBudapestMar 26$1,849
Apr 2VilshofenApr 3AmaSerenaBudapestMar 31$2,699
Apr 4VilshofenApr 5AmaStellaBudapestApr 2$1,949
Apr 11VilshofenApr 12AmaViolaBudapestApr 9$2,549
Apr 16VilshofenApr 17AmaSerenaBudapestApr 14$2,649
Apr 18VilshofenApr 19AmaStellaBudapestApr 16$2,249
Apr 25VilshofenApr 26AmaViolaBudapestApr 23$2,949
May 2VilshofenMay 3AmaStellaBudapestApr 30$2,949
May 9VilshofenMay 10AmaViolaBudapestMay 7$3,199
May 14VilshofenMay 15AmaSerenaBudapestMay 12$3,149
May 23VilshofenMay 24AmaViolaBudapestMay 21$3,399
May 30VilshofenMay 31AmaStellaBudapestMay 28$3,399
Jun 4VilshofenJun 5AmaCertoBudapestJun 2$3,149
Jun 6VilshofenJun 7AmaViolaBudapestJun 4$3,399
Jun 11VilshofenJun 12AmaSerenaBudapestJun 9$3,149
Jun 13VilshofenJun 14AmaStellaBudapestJun 11$3,149
Jun 25VilshofenJun 26AmaSerenaBudapestJun 23$3,399
Jun 27VilshofenJun 28AmaStellaBudapestJun 25$3,149
Jul 2VilshofenJul 3AmaCertoBudapestJun 30$3,049
Jul 11VilshofenJul 12AmaStellaBudapestJul 9$3,049
Jul 23VilshofenJul 24AmaSerenaBudapestJul 21$2,299
Jul 25VilshofenJul 26AmaStellaBudapestJul 23$2,299
Jul 30VilshofenJul 31AmaCertoBudapestJul 28$2,299
Aug 8VilshofenAug 9AmaStellaBudapestAug 6$3,049
Aug 20VilshofenAug 21AmaSerenaBudapestAug 18$3,149
Aug 22VilshofenAug 23AmaStellaBudapestAug 20$3,149
Aug 27VilshofenAug 28AmaCertoBudapestAug 25$3,499
Aug 29VilshofenAug 30AmaViolaBudapestAug 27$3,249
Sep 5VilshofenSep 6AmaStellaBudapestSep 3$3,599
Sep 17VilshofenSep 18AmaSerenaBudapestSep 15$3,599
Sep 19VilshofenSep 20AmaStellaBudapestSep 17$3,599
Sep 26VilshofenSep 27AmaViolaBudapestSep 24$3,599
Oct 1VilshofenOct 2AmaSerenaBudapestSep 29$3,349
Oct 3VilshofenOct 4AmaStellaBudapestOct 1$3,349
Oct 8VilshofenOct 9AmaCertoBudapestOct 6$3,249
Oct 10VilshofenOct 11AmaViolaBudapestOct 8$3,399
Oct 17VilshofenOct 18AmaStellaBudapestOct 15$3,299
Oct 24VilshofenOct 25AmaViolaBudapestOct 22$2,199
Oct 29VilshofenOct 30AmaSerenaBudapestOct 27$3,099
Oct 31VilshofenNov 1AmaStellaBudapestOct 29$2,249
Nov 5VilshofenNov 6AmaCertoBudapestNov 3$2,149
Nov 7VilshofenNov 8AmaViolaBudapestNov 5$1,899
Nov 12VilshofenNov 13AmaSerenaBudapestNov 10$2,049
Nov 14VilshofenNov 15AmaStellaBudapestNov 12$2,049
Nov 19VilshofenNov 20AmaCertoBudapestNov 17$2,049
Nov 21VilshofenNov 22AmaViolaBudapestNov 5$1,799
Dec 24VilshofenDec 25AmaSerenaBudapestDec 22$1,899
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
AmaCerto . AmaSerena
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
AA+ViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$2,599
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,199
AmaViola . AmaStella
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CBViolinFrench Balcony+$599
CAViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,199

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $480 per person.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).
  • Itinerary Change: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

2018 SAILINGS
DEP USA CANADA START CITY EMBARK DATE SHIP NAME EMBARK CITY CHECK-IN PRICES
Mar 22VilshofenMar 23AmaSerenaBudapestMar 20$1,749
Mar 23VilshofenMar 24AmaCertoBudapestMar 21$2,249
Mar 29VilshofenMar 30AmaViolaBudapestMar 27$2,349
Apr 5VilshofenApr 6AmaSerenaBudapestApr 3$2,549
Apr 12VilshofenApr 13AmaViolaBudapestApr 10$2,649
Apr 19VilshofenApr 20AmaSerenaBudapestApr 17$2,749
Apr 26VilshofenApr 27AmaViolaBudapestApr 24$2,949
May 3VilshofenMay 4AmaSerenaBudapestMay 1$3,049
May 10VilshofenMay 11AmaViolaBudapestMay 8$3,149
May 17VilshofenMay 18AmaSerenaBudapestMay 15$3,149
May 24VilshofenMay 25AmaViolaBudapestMay 22$3,149
May 26VilshofenMay 27AmaLeaBudapestMay 24$3,149
May 31VilshofenJun 1AmaSerenaBudapestMay 29$3,149
Jun 7VilshofenJun 8AmaViolaBudapestJun 5$3,149
Jun 9VilshofenJun 10AmaLeaBudapestJun 7$3,149
Jun 14VilshofenJun 15AmaSerenaBudapestJun 12$3,149
Jun 21VilshofenJun 22AmaViolaBudapestJun 19$3,149
Jun 28VilshofenJun 29AmaSerenaBudapestJun 26$3,149
Jul 5VilshofenJul 6AmaViolaBudapestJul 3$3,049
Jul 12VilshofenJul 13AmaSerenaBudapestJul 10$3,049
Jul 19VilshofenJul 20AmaViolaBudapestJul 17$3,049
Jul 26VilshofenJul 27AmaSerenaBudapestJul 24$3,049
Aug 2VilshofenAug 3AmaViolaBudapestJul 31$3,049
Aug 9VilshofenAug 10AmaSerenaBudapestAug 7$3,049
Aug 18VilshofenAug 19AmaLeaBudapestAug 16$3,149
Aug 23VilshofenAug 24AmaSerenaBudapestAug 21$3,249
Aug 30VilshofenAug 31AmaViolaBudapestAug 28$3,349
Sep 1VilshofenSep 2AmaLeaBudapestAug 30$3,349
Sep 13VilshofenSep 14AmaViolaBudapestSep 11$3,349
Sep 15VilshofenSep 16AmaLeaBudapestSep 13$3,349
Sep 20VilshofenSep 21AmaSerenaBudapestSep 18$3,349
Sep 27VilshofenSep 28AmaViolaBudapestSep 25$3,349
Oct 4VilshofenOct 5AmaSerenaBudapestOct 2$3,349
Oct 11VilshofenOct 12AmaViolaBudapestOct 9$3,149
Oct 13VilshofenOct 14AmaLeaBudapestOct 11$3,149
Oct 18VilshofenOct 19AmaSerenaBudapestOct 16$3,049
Oct 25VilshofenOct 26AmaViolaBudapestOct 23$2,849
Oct 27VilshofenOct 28AmaLeaBudapestOct 25$2,849
Nov 1VilshofenNov 2AmaSerenaBudapestOct 30$2,249
Nov 8VilshofenNov 9AmaViolaBudapestNov 6$2,149
Nov 10VilshofenNov 11AmaLeaBudapestNov 8$2,049
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
AmaCerto . AmaSerena
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
AA+ViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$2,599
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,299
AmaViola . AmaLea
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CBViolinFrench Balcony+$599
CAViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BBCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,399
BAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,599
ABCelloFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,799
AAViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$1,999
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony & Outside Balcony+$3,299

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $480 per person.
  • Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).
  • Itinerary Change: Please note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.

Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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The brand new fleet of AMA-WATERWAYS   ships are setting new standards in European river cruising and offer a number of features not found on other European river cruise ships. Clients will enjoy the luxury of more space, 2 panorama lounges, Fitness Center, Massage  and Beauty Salon. There are 25 bicycles on board for you to explore the small towns and to ride on the many bicycle paths along the various rivers. The ships operate  for the English speaking market only.