Join us for a Romantic Danube River Cruise aboard AmaWaterways, AmaViola, starting at $4498* from Germany on May 24, 2024. You will see 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 River Inn bike tour. In Linz, you will have several choices of excursions. 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 the 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. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. You will continue onto Weissenkirchen, Vienna, Bratislava, and more.
Does not include International Airfare, Port Taxes, Transfers & Onboard Gratuities.
Purchase international Airfare through EO, Includes Fuel Surcharges and Taxes (subject to change)
To fly from a city near you, call 1-800-247-0017, X590, or register online at www.eo.travel
See attached brochure for Special Airfare Pricing from Select Cities*
- Meals on Ship
- Select Shore Excursions
- Wine, Beer & Soft Drinks
- Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
- Free Internet
- Terry Bathrobes in staterooms
- Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
- Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinners
- Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
- Administrative Fees
Day 1 MAY 24 – DEPART THE USA
Board your overnight flight to Germany.
Day 2 MAY 25 – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN
Arrive in Germany and board your luxurious river cruise ship.
Day 3 MAY 26 – 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 River Inn bike tour. (B, L, D)
Day 4 MAY 27 – 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 the 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. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B, L, D)
Day 5 MAY 28 – WEISSENKIRCHEN
Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, the 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 MAY 29 – 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 explore this iconic city further. (B, L, D)
Day 7 MAY 30 – BRATISLAVA
Day 8 MAY 31 – BUDAPEST
Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterward, 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 JUNE 1 – BUDAPEST– DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)
Note: The Great Market Hall is closed on Sundays.
Enhance Your Journey
PRE-TOUR Prague Starting from $900
May 21 - 25, 2024 • Starting at $900*
MAY 21 – DEPART THE USA
Board your overnight flight to Prague
MAY 22 – ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel.
MAY 23 – PRAGUE
Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city
center, which is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage
Site on your city tour or you can hike to the grand castle.
See Rudolfinum and the Hundertwasser Dancing House.
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. (B)
MAY 24 – PRAGUE
Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic,
with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner
Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made,
whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis.
Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity, so much
so that the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in
the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries
with a combination of big names and micro establishments
offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting
and discover for yourself what makes the Czech beer some
of the very best in the world. (B)
*Czech beer tasting may take place on Day 2 or Day 3 of
MAY 25 – PRAGUE - REGENSBURG, GERMANY -
VILSHOFEN - EMBARKATION
Depart from Prague via motorcoach and enjoy a stop in
Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval
cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you’ll
discover on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s
architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and
the Porta Praetoria. After touring Regensburg, continue
your journey to Vilshofen, where you will board your
luxury cruise ship. Cap the day off with an exclusive festive
Oktoberfest celebration. (B, D)
Guests taking an extension may be on a different flight
than their group and/or traveling companion.
*A 3.5% surcharge will be added to all credit card transactions.
Friday, May 24, 2024From $4498* Register Now!