River Cruises/EUROPE (Central)

Blue Danube Discovery

8-DAYS

CRUISE FROM : Budapest to Nuremberg
Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe's most famous destinations. Journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley wine-making region, and traverse Europe's Continental Divide.

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





ITINERARY

Day 1 : EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Bratislava. (D)
Day 2 : BRATISLAVA
This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city's major sites, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. Spend your evening in Bratislava before the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna later tonight. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : VIENNA
A panoramic tour of Vienna guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Hapsburg 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. You are free to explore on your own this afternoon, so be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : DÜRNSTEIN – MELK
After reaching the Wachau Valley early this morning, you will have three tour options: A walking tour along Dürnstein's cobblestone streets followed by a wine tasting, a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or an apricots and sweets tasting. Later, relax on board during a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley or join a guided bike tour along the Danube to Melk. Your ship arrives late this afternoon in Melk, one of Europe's most renowned spiritual and cultural heritage sites, where you will tour its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the charming town of Melk on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : LINZ, PASSAU
Arrive in Passau, a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Baroque architecture. You can explore this charming city on a walking tour, guided bike ride or on a hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. The ship cruises overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : REGENSBURG
This afternoon, the ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You have your choice of one of three tours this afternoon. Your first option is a guided walking tour of the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. Your second option is an opportunity to sample the city’s most renowned specialties – sausage, beer and pretzels. Your third option is a guided bike tour from Regensburg to Walhalla through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Valley. (B,L,D)
Day7 : NUREMBERG
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal and leisurely cruises through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of three activities in Nuremberg. Take a tour of the city’s medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. Alternatively, savor traditional flavors on a Franconian Specialties tasting as you sample the famous Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier and Lebkuchen. The ship moors here overnight. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : NUREMBERG – DISEMBARKATION
This morning, depart the ship after breakfast. (B)
(B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)

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
Apr 12BudapestApr 13AmaDanteNurembergApr 11$2,899
May 14BudapestMay 15AmaCertoNurembergMay 13$3,399
May 21BudapestMay 22AmaSerenaNurembergMay 20$3,399
Jun 7BudapestJun 8AmaDanteNurembergJun 6$3,399
Jun 11BudapestJun 12AmaCertoNurembergJun 10$3,399
Jul 30BudapestJul 31AmaSerenaNurembergJul 29$3,299
Aug 16BudapestAug 17AmaDanteNurembergAug 15$2,399
Aug 27BudapestAug 28AmaSerenaNurembergAug 26$3,499
Sep 13BudapestSep 14AmaDanteNurembergSep 12$3,599
Oct 8BudapestOct 9AmaSerenaNurembergOct 7$3,499
Oct 11BudapestOct 12AmaDanteNurembergOct 10$2,399
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
AmaDante
EPianoFixed WindowsBase Price
DPianoFixed Windows+$299
CViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$899
BViolin & CelloFrench Balcony+$1,099
AViolinFrench Balcony+$1,199
A+ViolinFrench Balcony+$2,199
SuiteViolinFrench Balcony+$2,399

Note:

  • Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
  • Port Charges: $168 per person.
  • Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $750 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).

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 30BudapestMar 31AmaCertoNurembergMar 29$2,349
May 27BudapestApr 28AmaCertoNurembergMay 26$2,949
May 25BudapestMay 26AmaCertoNurembergMay 24$3,149
Jun 9BudapestJun 10AmaSonataNurembergJun 8$3,149
Jun 22BudapestJun 23AmaCertoNurembergJun 21$3,149
Jul 6BudapestJul 7AmaCertoNurembergJul 5$3,049
Jul 7BudapestJul 8AmaSerenaNurembergJul 6$3,049
Aug 3BudapestAug 4AmaCertoNurembergAug 2$3,049
Aug 4BudapestAug 5AmaSerenaNurembergAug 3$3,049
Aug 31BudapestSep 1AmaCertoNurembergAug 30$3,349
Sep 1BudapestSep 2AmaSerenaNurembergAug 31$3,349
Sep 28BudapestSep 29AmaCertoNurembergSep 27$3,349
Sep 29BudapestSep 30AmaSerenaNurembergSep 28$3,349
Oct 26BudapestOct 27AmaCertoNurembergOct 25$2,849
Oct 27BudapestOct 28AmaSerenaNurembergOct 26$2,849
Nov 8BudapestNov 9AmaSerenaNurembergNov 7$2,649
Nov 9BudapestNov 10AmaCertoNurembergNov 8$2,549
Nov 15BudapestNov 16AmaViolaNurembergNov 14$2,549
Nov 17BudapestNov 18AmaLeaNurembergNov 16$2,549
CABIN UPGRADES PER PERSON
CATEGORY DECK STATEROOM ADDITIONAL
AmaCerto . AmaSonata . 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+ and Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
  • Single Supplement for Land: $750 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).

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.