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Romantic Danube Cruise 2021

9 days
Austria, Germany, Hungary & Slovakia
Starting from $3398*

Join us on this Romantic Danube Cruise aboard AmaWaterway's AmaLea. This tour departs on November 14, 2021 and returns on November 22, 2021. On this cruise, you will see the sites in Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest and much more! This cruise starts at $3,398* for a fixed window stateroom. Special Airfare Pricing from Select Cities when you Register by March 31, 2020. (See brochure for prices)

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount and are based on double occupancy.

 

What’s Included

  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship
  • Select Shore Excursions
  • Deluxe Cruise Accommodations

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 NOVEMBER 14: DEPART USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Munich.

Day 2 NOVEMBER 15: VILSHOFEN – EMBARKATION

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen and attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Afterwards enjoy a welcome aboard wine toast with your fellow passengers. (D)

Day 3 NOVEMBER 16: 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; or go on a Danube bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 4 NOVEMBER 17: LINZ

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 5 NOVEMBER 18: WEISSENKIRCHEN

Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s 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 6 NOVEMBER 19: VIENNA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 NOVEMBER 20: 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 special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 NOVEMBER 21: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)

Day 9 NOVEMBER 22: BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION

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

Enhance Your Journey

PRAGUE PRE-TOUR Starting from $840

NOVEMBER 11: DEPART USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Prague.

NOVEMBER 12: ARRIVE IN PRAGUE

Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel.

NOVEMBER 13: PRAGUE

Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or 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. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, home to the Astronomical Clock. (B)

NOVEMBER 14: PRAGUE

Spend a day at leisure. Wander through the city admiring its diversity of architectural styles: Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Art Nouveau. Meander through its colorful local markets or simply relax in a café and be tempted by the many famous Czech beers. (B)

NOVEMBER 15: PRAGUE – REGENSBURG – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN

Check out of your hotel and depart Prague, stopping in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Continue on to Vilshofen to board your cruise ship. Later in the day, attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing, and afterwards enjoy a welcome aboard wine toast. (B,D)


Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

MUNICH PRE-TOURS Starting from $740

NOVEMBER 12: DEPART USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Munich.

NOVEMBER 13: MUNICH

Arrive in Munich and check-in to your hotel.

NOVEMBER 14: MUNICH

This morning you will tour Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s largest cities, as well as the undisputed beer capital of the world. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town through the city ending at the famous Glockenspiel, with its 43 bells and 32 life-size figures that portray historic scenes, such as a wedding celebration. You will also see Frauenkirche, the “Cathedral of Our Dear Lady.” The afternoon is free for you to explore Munich on your own or to visit some of the city’s many beer gardens, like the Hofbräuhaus. (B)

NOVEMBER 15: MUNICH – VILSHOFEN – EMBARKATION

Check out of your hotel and transfer to Vilshofen where you will board your luxury ship. Later in the day, attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,D)


Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight than their group and/or traveling companion. 

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

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