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From Amsterdam, Netherlands to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 15 Days - Departs: Sun, May 02, 2021
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May 02, 2021
Arrival
May 16, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights in Amsterdam & 14-night cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest through the heart of Europe and across the continental divide

  1. Day 1
    Sun, May 02, 2021
    ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Magnificent Europe cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Mon, May 03, 2021
    AMSTERDAM. There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you'''ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. Or, enjoy a visit to the spectacular Keukenhof Gardens, which has millions of tulips planted across a 70-acre park. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Tue, May 04, 2021
    COLOGNE, GERMANY. Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany'''s most revered Gothicmasterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous K''lsch beer, onlymade in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Activeadventurers will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Wed, May 05, 2021
    RHINE GORGE ''' R''DESHEIM. Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, themost stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching R''desheim. Wine connoisseurs will want togo on a walking tour through the vineyards where you'''ll stop to sample wines at three different tasting stations.Or choose to drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to theNiederwalddenkmal Statue. For a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried'''s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you, or taste one of the town'''s special delights, R''desheimer coffee. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Thu, May 06, 2021
    MILTENBERG ''' WERTHEIM. Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the '''Pearl of the Main River.''' While on your walking tour, you'''ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views ofthe town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany'''s most beautiful city centers. While here, join a walking tour, hike to the ruins of Wertheim Castle, delight in a scenic bicycle ride along the Main River Valley or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Fri, May 07, 2021
    W''RZBURG. You have several choices of excursions. Join a walking tour of W''rzburg nestled alongthe '''Romantic Road,''' or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you prefer to get more active, hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in W''rzburg, or go on a guided bike tour through the countryside. Alternatively, go to Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. The town is so pretty that the imagery of Walt Disney'''s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Sat, May 08, 2021
    BAMBERG. Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways.Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions.Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry. And for a moreactive adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sun, May 09, 2021
    NUREMBERG. Enjoy breathtaking views during your scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal.
  9. Day 9
    Mon, May 10, 2021
    NUREMBERG. You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided tourthrough this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendaryfountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city'''s mostimportant WWII sites, including the coliseum. You'''ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom600, if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, partake in a traditional Franconian specialties tasting offamous Nuremburger bratwurst, rotbier (red beer) and lebkuchen (gingerbread). Later in the day, cruise throughthe man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Tue, May 11, 2021
    REGENSBURG. Explore one of Germany'''s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guidedwalking tour showcasing the city'''s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria'''s specialties'''beer, sausage and pretzels. And for a more activeadventure, bike to Walhalla where you will see the neoclassical white marble temple. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Wed, May 12, 2021
    PASSAU. Discover Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and ItalianBaroque architecture and St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between aguided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    Thu, May 13, 2021
    MELK, AUSTRIA. Cruise to Melk where you can visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe'''s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries. For a more active adventure, you can also join a guided bike tour along the Danube River. (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    Fri, May 14, 2021
    VIENNA. The heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, remains as renowned today as it hasthroughout history. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site awash with Baroque treasures. Yourcity tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace ofthe Habsburgs. Conclude in Vienna'''s historic city center and then visit the majestic St. Stephen'''s Cathedral, whichhas stood watch over Vienna for 700 years and is one of the most important and beloved landmarks in Austria.Or, if you prefer to go on a more active adventure, then join a guided bike tour through Vienna. Duringthe afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    Sat, May 15, 2021
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Discover the '''Queen of the Danube''' on your city tour beginning with a visitto the Great Market Hall followed by a panoramic tour of both the Buda and the Pest sides of the river. As analternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill. (B,L,D)
  15. Day 15
    Sun, May 16, 2021
    DISEMBARKATION ''' DEPART BUDAPEST. Bid adieu to Budapest and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube, Main, Rhine

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 14 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • AWARD-WINNING DINING
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef'''s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Amsterdam at the BarbizonPalace or Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky (or similar),including walking tour, Zaanse Schans visit anddaily breakfast

Health and Safety Protocols for AmaWaterways

Whether you are a loyal past guest or are considering river cruising with us for the first time, we thank you for entrusting AmaWaterways with your future river cruise plans. Here are some of the measures we are taking to protect our guests on board and ashore:

Pre-Cruise

  • Prior to boarding, an online health and contact screening questionnaire will be required.

Embarkation

  • At embarkation, guests’ temperatures will be taken with no-contact infrared thermometers. If, for any reason, further testing is required, shoreside medical treatment centers are within close proximity.
  • Your luggage handles will be sanitized before delivery to your stateroom.

On Board

  • Protocols continue to change; however, at this time, guests are required to wear face coverings when moving through public spaces.
  • We will have ample hand sanitizers available throughout the ship and their frequent use is required by all guests and crew.
  • Our crew has implemented enhanced cleaning and disinfecting measures throughout the ship.
  • We use state-of-the-art fan coil air conditioning units; there is no recirculating of air on board our ships.
  • There will be limitations to the number of guests allowed to sail with us.
  • Safety and social distancing will be enhanced throughout our dining room.
  • You will still get plenty of fresh air and exercise as our bicycles, fitness mats and equipment will be thoroughly sanitized after each use. Use of the Fitness Room is by appointment with cleaning time between use. Throughout Europe and Asia, we provide a variety of onboard wellness activities led by professionally trained Wellness Hosts. Whenever weather permits, these small-group classes will be held on our spacious open-air Sun Decks.
  • Non-essential visitors are not permitted on board.

Exploring Ashore

  • Your personal portable Quietvox commentary systems will allow you to hear guides while social distancing.
  • Shore excursions will be conducted in small groups. Guests must use hand sanitizers when getting on and off our coaches that are thoroughly cleaned each morning.
  • In the event that ships are docked side by side, guests will be required to pass over Sun Decks.

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
5
Accommodations
5
Itinerary
5
Professional Staff
5
Repeat with Operator
5
Value for Money
5

Ratings based off 3 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

The ship and the crew were way above what I anticipated. AMA cruise line goes over and above to make sure you had the best time available. They offer many excursions every day to make your trip the very best.

We received excellent service from Affordable Tours and Ama Waterways.

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