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Romantic Danube Cruise 2019 with Guest Speakers The Rev. Dr. Russell Levenson

9 days
Germany
Starting from $2898*

Join us on this 9 day Romantic Danube Cruise aboard the AmaWaterways, MS AmaSonata starting on October 24, 2019 starting at $2,898*.

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount.

What’s Included

  • Beverages with All Meals
  • Cruise
  • Meals on Ship

Daily Itinerary

Day 1 DEPART USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Munich.

Day 2 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 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 4 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, eský Krumlov, located just over the Czech- Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 5 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 savor a tasting of the region’s renowned wines. Or for the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. (B,L,D)

Day 6 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. 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 7 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Enjoy a walking tour of the “Coronation City of Kings” or join a culinary host to sample and prepare traditional Slovakian specialties. Active travelers can hike up to Bratislava Castle for magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 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 9 BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION

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

B = Breakfast L = Lunch D = Dinner

Enhance Your Journey

PRAGUE PRE TOUR $840

DEPART USA
Board your overnight flight to Prague.

ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel.

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)

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 to enjoy the many famous Czech beers. (B)

PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – 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.

Munich $740

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Munich.

Arrive in Munich and check-in to your hotel.

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)

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)

*All prices reflect a 4% cash discount B = Breakfast D = Dinner
 

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

Departure Dates

  1. October 24, 2019
*Prices reflect a 4% cash discount