Melodies of the Danube

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Enjoy a fascinating cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen

Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns.

Included Features

  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Free-flowing red & white wines, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board
  • All local taxes

Extend your journey with a land tour. Conclude your journey with a three night stay in Munich or Prague.

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Book early and EO will pay
for your gratuities
SPACE IS LIMITED AND OFFERS
ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE

This offer not valid on EO Group Departures with Guest Lecturers


Full Itinerary

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - EMBARKATION

 

Arrive in Budapest and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

BUDAPEST

 

This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you will enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also includes Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - VIENNA, AUSTRIA

 

Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, choose the “Communist History” tour that includes landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

VIENNA

 

Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your panoramic city tour, which will include the Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to stroll along the boutique-lined Kärntnerstrasse, sample Vienna’s famous pastries or visit a museum. Or, if you prefer, join an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have an opportunity to attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

DÜRNSTEIN - MELK

 

We arrive in Dürnstein this morning, where you will have a walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets and see the magnificent blue tower of the local Stiftskirche (abbey church). Look for the castle ruins high on a hill where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom. Return to the ship and continue onwards to Melk via the gorgeous scenery of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After the ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, you will visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see jewel-encrusted crosses containing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments, as well as the abbey’s priceless collection of medieval manuscripts. (B,L,D)

LINZ

 

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 choice 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.” (B,L,D)

PASSAU, GERMANY - VILSHOFEN

 

Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Enjoy a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets and St. Stephan’s Cathedral. This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen,where you will enjoy a festive “Oktoberfest” celebration with local food, beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D)

VILSHOFEN - DISEMBARKATION

 

This morning, disembark in Vilshofen


2016 Departure Dates

Ship Name Embarkation Discount* Price**
AmaViola 10/27/16 $500 $3099
AmaViola 11/10/16 $750 $2799

* Special offer applies to Cat. E through AA based on double occupancy
** Cabin category pricing will vary

Register for any of the dates above by contacting Amy Kroslak at Educational Opportunities.

Email: akroslak@travelwithus.com
or call: 1.800.247.0017 ext. 336

 

Important: Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 sailings are subject to change. Port Charges: $168 per person. Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price & Suites 100% of twin price. Single Supplement for Land: $700 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). *Balcony Celebration promotional pricing applicable to select dates in balcony stateroom categories C-AA (excludes categories E, D, Single, A+, AA+ and Suites). Offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, are limited to availability, are capacity controlled and are subject to change or termination without notice.