Romantic Danube

Cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest onboard the AmaSerena

8 Days  |  Jul 12-20, 2018

Starting At $500 below Catalog
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.

Romantic Danube

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Your AMAWaterways Cruise Includes:

  • Seven Nights Luxury Accommodations
  • Visit the Countries of:
    • Austria
    • Germany
    • Hungary
    • Slovakia
  • 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 . . . . $3,049 Double

Cat D . . . French Balcony . . . $3,349 Double

Cat CB . . French Balcony . . . $3,649 Double

No Single Surcharge!  Single price same as Double.

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

 

 

Day 1 – Embarkation – Vilshofen, Germany

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board. (D)

Day 2 – Vilshofen – Passau

Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers.” Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill. (B,L,D)

Day 3 – Linz, Austria

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. 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 join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House; 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 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 4 – Weissenkirchen

Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

Day 5 – Vienna

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)

Day 6 – Bratislava, Slovakia

Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 – Budapest, Hungary

Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)

Day 8 – Budapest – Disembarkation

Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

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