Danube Serenade

Cruise from Vienna to Nuremberg onboard the AmaSonata

8 Days  |  Oct 13-21, 2018

Starting At $500 below Catalog
Vienna’s stately Ringstrasse gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur. Discover places where history is not only portrayed but an essential part of daily life as in Nuremberg and Regensburg. Sample a bite here and a drink there with the Wachau Valley’s Riesling. Fall in love with Old World Europe as you let the melodious Danube serenade you.

Danube Serenade

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Your AMAWaterways Cruise Includes:

  • Seven Nights Luxury Accommodations
  • Visit the Countries of:
    • Austria
    • Germany
  • Daily entertainment & cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
U.S. Tours Special Features:

  • Port Charges & Fees
  • Pre-paid Shipboard Gratuities
  • 1 Free Double with Every 5 Paid (Limit of 3)
  • No Single Supplement
  •  $250 Off for everyone deposited by Jan 31

Pre-Cruise Packages and Airfare are extra costs.

Prices Per Person

Cat E . . . Fixed Window . . . . $3,149 Double

Cat D . . . French Balcony . . . $3,449 Double

Cat CB . . French Balcony . . . $4,049 Double

No Single Surcharge!  Single price same as Double.

$250 Early Booking Discount with deposit by Jan 31, 2018

Day 1 – Embarkation – Vienna, Austria 

Embark your ship in Vienna and meet your fellow passengers on board this evening. (D)

Day 2 – Vienna

Experience the regal elegance of Vienna with one of three different excursions. Join a city tour that takes you by the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors. Afterwards, visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the world famous Spanish Riding School. During the afternoon, enjoy free time or bike to the majestic twelfth-century Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Durnstein – Melk

Join a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, before enjoying a local wine tasting. You may also choose to visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the finest apricot treats in the region. Later set sail to Melk through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. For those who wish a more active experience through the Wachau Valley, you can bike from Dürnstein to Melk. Once in Melk, visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most revered monasteries. (B,L,D)

Day 4 – Linz

Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you’ll tour such places as the historic center and Mirabell Gardens. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music.” Alternatively, you can choose two morning excursions in Linz. Join a walking tour through the old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days. Or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day tour in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Passau, Germany

Discover the 2,000-year-old city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views overlooking three rivers. (B,L,D) 

Day 6 – Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, and you’ll discover why on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternative option, sample some Bavarian specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a bike tour to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple built to honor the memory of famous Germans. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Nuremberg

Famous for its ancient castle, gingerbread and toy manufacturing, Nuremberg was also home to the infamous WWII-era Zeppelin Field and subsequent War Crimes Trials. You have two choices of excursions: one focusing on the medieval highlights and the second focusing on WWII. Enjoy a guided tour through this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendary fountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the coliseum. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, and Courtroom 600 if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). (B,L,D)

Day 8 – Nuremberg – Disembarkation

Bid farewell to Nuremberg as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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