The Romantic Danube : 2018 - Prague to Budapest : ms AmaViola (Cruise & Land)

OVERVIEW

Lined with charming red-roofed villages, steeply terraced vineyards, picturesque churches and the crumbling ruins of medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated writers, musicians and artists throughout the centuries. Begin your journey in the legendary capital, Prague, followed by Vienna and Budapest, as well as remarkably preserved towns and villages that appear untouched by the passage of time. Along the way, savor the world-renowned wines of Austria's Wachau Valley, indulge in decadent local cuisine and tour a 900-year-old Benedictine abbey in Melk.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Regensburg and on to Vilshofen
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in riverview stateroom or suite - most staterooms offer twin balconies
  • Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • "Sip & Sail" Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Cocktail Reception and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Guided shore excursions in every port including Limited Edition Tours
  • Live entertainment, cooking demonstration and more
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Services of a professionally trained Cruise Manager throughout your cruise and land stay
  • An all English-speaking staff on board
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

    Day 2 : PRAGUE
    This morning, choose between a standard city tour and a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with a historic city center that's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Next, visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital's famous Astronomical Clock, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the city's many charming cafés. (B)

    Day 3 : PRAGUE
    Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor cafe, or shop for local handicrafts. (B)

    Day 4 : PRAGUE - REGENSBURG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION - VILSHOFEN
    Depart Prague this morning and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue on to the charming 1,200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen and board your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers at a private Oktoberfest celebration in Vilshofen, with traditional beers and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Later, enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. (B,D)

    Day 5 : 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 6 : 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 7 : 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 8 : 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 9 : 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 10 : 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 11 : BUDAPEST - DISEMBARKATION
    Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 6/30/2017
    Duration
    11 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaViola

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Prague  
    Day 2Prague  
    Day 3Prague  
    Day 4Prague  
    Day 5Vilshofen  
    Day 6Linz  
    Day 7Weissenkirchen  
    Day 8Vienna  
    Day 9Bratislava  
    Day 10Budapest  
    Day 11Budapest  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/27/2018$3,379.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    04/10/2018$3,679.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    04/24/2018$3,979.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    05/08/2018$4,179.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    05/22/2018$4,179.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    06/05/2018$4,179.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    06/19/2018$4,179.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    07/03/2018$4,079.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    07/17/2018$4,079.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    07/31/2018$4,079.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
    08/28/2018$4,379.00* (USD) / Cruise & LandQuote
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    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges: $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price. Single supplement waived on D & E categories. Please check at time of booking as offer is capacity controlled.

    Single Supplement for Land: $480 per person.

    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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