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
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 22VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$1,749
Mar 29VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$1,849
Apr 3VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,699
Apr 5VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$1,949
Apr 12VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,549
Apr 17VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,649
Apr 19VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$2,249
Apr 26VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,949
May 3VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$2,949
May 10VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,199
May 15VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
May 24VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,399
May 31VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,399
Jun 5VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$3,149
Jun 7VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,399
Jun 12VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
Jun 14VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,149
Jun 26VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,399
Jun 28VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,149
Jul 3VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$3,049
Jul 12VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,049
Jul 24VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,299
Jul 26VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$2,299
Jul 31VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$2,299
Aug 9VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,049
Aug 21VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
Aug 23VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,149
Aug 28VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$3,499
Aug 30VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,249
Sep 6VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,599
Sep 18VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,599
Sep 20VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,599
Sep 27VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,599
Oct 2VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,349
Oct 4VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,349
Oct 9VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$3,249
Oct 11VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,399
Oct 18VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$3,299
Oct 25VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,199
Oct 30VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,099
Nov 1VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$2,249
Nov 6VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$2,149
Nov 8VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$1,899
Nov 13VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,049
Nov 15VilshofenBudapestAmaStella$2,049
Nov 20VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$2,049
Nov 22VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$1,799
Dec 25VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$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
EMBARK DATE EMBARKATION CITY DISEMBARKATION CITY SHIP NAME PRICES
Mar 23VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$1,749
Mar 24VilshofenBudapestAmaCerto$2,249
Mar 30VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,349
Apr 6VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,549
Apr 13VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,649
Apr 20VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,749
Apr 27VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,949
May 4VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,049
May 11VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,149
May 18VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
May 25VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,149
May 27VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$3,149
Jun 1VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
Jun 8VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,149
Jun 10VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$3,149
Jun 15VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
Jun 22VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,149
Jun 29VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,149
Jul 6VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,049
Jul 13VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,049
Jul 20VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,049
Jul 27VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,049
Aug 3VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,049
Aug 10VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,049
Aug 19VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$3,149
Aug 24VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,249
Aug 31VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,349
Sep 2VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$3,349
Sep 14VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,349
Sep 16VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$3,349
Sep 21VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,349
Sep 28VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,349
Oct 5VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,349
Oct 12VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$3,149
Oct 14VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$3,149
Oct 19VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$3,049
Oct 26VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,849
Oct 28VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$2,849
Nov 2VilshofenBudapestAmaSerena$2,249
Nov 9VilshofenBudapestAmaViola$2,149
Nov 11VilshofenBudapestAmaLea$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.