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Melodies of the Danube (Wine Cruise) Cruise Only Forward

From Budapest, Hungary to Vilshofen, Germany
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sat, Nov 13, 2021
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Departure
Nov 13, 2021
Arrival
Nov 20, 2021

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Reduced Single Supplement

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Reduced Single Supplement

Reduced Single Supplement

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Are you traveling single and don't want to pay the full single supplement, take advantage of reduced single supplement of 25% on balcony staterooms or 10% single supplement on fixed window staterooms on select Europe and Asia river cruises. As an alternative, solo travelers may choose other available special offers, such as up to $750 cruise savings, where applicable. (Not all sailings are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
Must Book By Thu, Sep 30, 2021
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Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2021 & 2022 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. 10% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2021 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to fixed window staterooms, category D and E (Europe) and category C (Asia). Pricing reflects the solo traveler reduced single supplement for entry level fixed window and entry level balcony cabin categories. Offers are applicable to new FIT and Group reservations made by September 30, 2021 and is combinable with Past Guest Privilege Rewards and Future Cruise Benefit programs. 25% Single Supplement is also available on all sailings, applicable to Category E and D (Europe) and Category C (Asia). Single Supplement offers are not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, is limited to availability, is capacity controlled and is subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

Save up to $2000 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $2000 on 2021 River Cruises

Save up to $2000 on 2021 River Cruises

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Save up to $2000 per stateroom on select 2021 river cruises. Amount varies by sailing date and not all dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.
Must Book By Thu, Sep 30, 2021
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Promotional rates are valid on select sailings for new bookings only made from August 1 - September 30, 2021. Up to $2,000 Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy for select 2021 sailings. Offer is combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Guest Privilege Rewards, Future Cruise Benefit Program and Referral Program. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.

Save 10% on Combination River Cruise

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Save 10% on Combination River Cruise

Save 10% on Combination River Cruise

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For a limited time, when you reserve combination river cruises in Europe, you'll save 10% on your second sailing. 10% Cruise Savings applicable to all Europe sailings in 2021 – 2023 (where combination cruises are possible).
Offer is combinable with Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program.
Must Book By Fri, Dec 31, 2021
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Combination 10% Cruise Savings is per person, based on cruise-only fare and applies to second sailing only. 10% Cruise Savings is based on the purchase of two consecutive cruises, and is no longer valid should one cruise be cancelled. Offer is valid on new FIT and Group bookings only; does not apply to Charters. 10% Cruise Savings is applicable to reservations made between December 1, 2020 and December 31, 2021 and applies to select Europe sailings embarking in 2021 through 2023. Transfers and flights between cruises are not included. 10% Cruise Savings is combinable with other retail offers, excluding reduced single supplement offers. Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program may be combined with 10% Cruise Savings and are applicable only to past guests. Offer is not combinable with industry rates and other special offers. Any individual sailings eligible for air promotions reserved on a combination cruise may be subject to a supplemental airfare cost due to deviations. Individual sailings eligible for any promotional offers, including air promotions, must still adhere to it’s own terms and conditions. Solo travelers must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. 10% Cruise Savings is applied after all other promotions. Must mention promo code B2B10 in order to receive 10% Cruise Savings. Offers are limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

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If you are an active or retired military service member you will receive a $100 per person discount on any river cruise.
Must Book By Fri, Dec 31, 2021
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Military discount is $100 [C$120] off per person, applicable to cruise only, and is valid on new bookings only. Must be active military or retired with valid military ID. Offer is combinable with other promotions and discounts available at the time of booking. Offer is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Budapest, 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen and 3 nights in Prague

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Nov 13, 2021
    ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY ''' EMBARKATION. Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. You will meet your fellow passengers at an evening Welcome Aboard Wine Toast. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Nov 14, 2021
    BUDAPEST. Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes''' Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. 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 the Pest (flat) sides of the river (B,L,D).
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Nov 15, 2021
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA. The heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, remains as renowned today as it has throughout history. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site awash with Baroque treasures. Your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs, before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. You'''ll then visit the majestic St. Stephen'''s Cathedral, which has stood watch over Vienna for 700 years and is one of the most important and beloved landmarks in Austria. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Nov 16, 2021
    VIENNA ''' KREMS. Discover more of Vienna'''s on you '''Royal Treasures''' tour, or for a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley en route to Krems, the wine capital of this region. While in Krems, you will discover the town'''s rich array of wine-related history and culture with a visit to Schloss Gobelsburg wine cellar, dating back several centuries. Some of the finest vineyards in Austria belong to Schloss Gobelsburg, so you'''ll be in for a real treat tasting some of it vintages, including Riesling and Gr''ner Veltliner.
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Nov 17, 2021
    WEISSENKIRCHEN ''' YBBS ''' GREIN. After reaching Weissenkirchen in the heart of the Wachau Valley, you'''ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Choose a walking tour along the cobblestone streets of D''rnstein followed by a wine tasting. For those who would like a more culinary-focused experience, visit a local boutique where you'll enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. Prefer more active adventures? Join a guided hike to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive. Afterwards, you have a choice to tour the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey or go on a guided bike tour from D''rnstein to Ybbs along the famous Danube bike path. You'''ll then sail to Grein, known during the Middle Ages as the "golden city'''; and today, it continues to shine. The city is home to both Austria'''s oldest residential castle, Greinburg Castle, dating back to 1488, and its oldest theater, Stadttheater, built in 1791. Be treated to an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally above the village, and while here, enjoy a folklore show along with a wine reception. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Nov 18, 2021
    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 the old city center of Linz 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 excursion to 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, ''esk'' Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Nov 19, 2021
    PASSAU, GERMANY ''' VILSHOFEN. Discover the 2,000-year-old city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. Later, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer, Bavarian folk music and dancing'''an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Nov 20, 2021
    VILSHOFEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen. (B)

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • 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
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to Regensburg with city tour and then on to Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge (or similar), including tour and daily breakfast; and transfer to ship

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
4.5
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

Ratings based off 24 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

We booked the cruise and extensions which was 24 days. Evidentially, this trip could have been booked in segments which we were not aware of as the coming and going of various groups was very strange throughout. We started in Prague, always a great adventure. We were to go to Nuremberg, but due to low water were bused to the ship departure, Vilshofen, with options to hit the first two ports we missed by bus as excursions. Other folks joined from Vienna, a large group came onboard, and we were nearly at max going down the river. All but 18 people left at Budapest, including the Cruise Director. At that point we found out the second portion was a Wine Cruise with a different name, new director, and new passengers came aboard bringing us to capacity once again. So this became two cruises, actually, with totally different passengers on each except the original 18. As we continued for the extension, there were 40 of us until the end in Bucharest. One can see how this was rather disfunctional and more like a train ride with customers joining and departing continuously. Never knew who would be at dinner the next night. This may work from a business point, but very confusing to those that just purchased a single cruise with extensions and enjoyed meeting folks as we sailed down the river. Had I known there would be such a revolving door would have researched better and re-evaluated my choice. AMA, as always did a superb job, but the logistics of this whole adventure must have been a nightmare and stressful for the staff. Vacations need continuity.

All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.

The trip was outstanding. Very professional staff and excellent accommodations.

River cruise with AmaWaterways was great. No problems. It was a great cruise.

Everything was included in the price of this tour including the off shore excursions. There were so many excursions that the week went by very quick.

It was freezing cold and yet still a fantastic vacation!

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