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From Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Fri, Dec 16, 2022
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Departure
Dec 16, 2022
Arrival
Dec 23, 2022

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Reduced Single Supplement

Mention Promo Code: PT2697
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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 up to 25% on select Europe and Asia river cruises. As an alternative, solo travelers may choose other available special offers where applicable. (Not all sailings are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable sailings.)
Must Book By Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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Limited-time Savings of 25% Single Supplement is only applicable to select 2022 Europe and Asia sailings (excluding AmaMagna) and applies to balcony staterooms, excluding A+, AA+ and Suites. 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 March 31, 2022 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.

20th Anniversary Sale, Free Air + $20 Reduced Deposits

Mention Promo Code: PT3049
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20th Anniversary Sale, Free Air + $20 Reduced Deposits

20th Anniversary Sale, Free Air + $20 Reduced Deposits

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There has never been a better time to explore the world with your loved ones by your side while sailing on board an award-winning river cruise ship. In celebration of AmaWaterways 20th anniversary, they are delighted to announce a very special limited-time offer. Reserve a select Europe or Mekong River cruise by September 30, 2022, and you will receive FREE AIRFARE from all gateways in US and Canada or 20% savings, plus take advantage of a reduced deposit of just $20 per person. Best of all, this is combinable with Double Loyalty Savings of $200 per person exclusively for AmaWaterways' past guests. (Blackout dates apply, contact your Travel Consultant for applicable dates.)
Must Book By Fri, Sep 30, 2022
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Terms & Conditions: Free Economy Air or 20% cruise discount offer is applicable to new FIT bookings reserved between July 1 - September 30, 2022. Free air is based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic/trans-Pacific airfare departing from all gateways (based on availability). Ask for Promo code: ANIV-20AIR. Free Air or 20% cruise discount is applicable to select 2022 Europe & Mekong sailings. 20% cruise savings applies to total cruise fare, based on category purchased (applied to double occupancy). Offer applicable to all categories for double occupancy; Excludes A+, AA+, SA, SB, and suites for single occupancy bookings. Ask for Promo code: ANIV-20. Single supplement is at 120% of double occupancy price, excludes A+, AA+, SA, SB, and suites. Ask for Promo code: ANIV-20SOLO

Double Loyalty Savings is applicable to new FIT and Group bookings reserved between July 1 - September 30, 2022. Offer applied to AmaWaterways past guests only. Past guests will receive an additional $100 per person discount on select 2022 Europe and Mekong sailings. Ask for Promo code: DOUBLE-LOYALTY. Reduced deposit of $20.00 per person is valid through September 28, 2022 and applies to select Europe and Mekong sailings for 2022, which is non-refundable. Final payment terms of 90 days prior to sailing still apply. Port charges, stateroom upgrades, optional land packages, visas, air fare, and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts (unless stated), limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Offers are capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction, or withdrawal without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the state of California. CST#2065452-20

Free Round-trip Airfare is applicable to all US and Canadian gateways. Free air is based on economy, round-trip, trans-Atlantic/trans-Pacific airfare departing from all gateways (based on availability). Premium Economy and Business Class upgrades will be offered at prevailing rates; if purchased, are guaranteed for long-haul flights, but not U.S. Domestic or intra-Europe/Intra-Asia flights. Offer includes base economy ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. Certain long-distance transfers not included. Once your airline tickets have been issued, any changes will be subject to penalty and any additional fare collection if not cancelled within 24 hours of ticketing will apply. Should the name on your airline reservation not match your passport exactly, your airline reservation will have to be cancelled, full penalties will be assessed and your reservation will have to be recreated subject to market pricing at the time of the new reservation. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. AmaWaterways air promotions will be provided 75 - 90 days before the travel start date and once full payment is received for the river cruise. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules and air schedule is at the discretion of AmaWaterways under this special air promotion. Additional luggage, seat selection, and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule.

$100 per person Military Service Member Savings

Mention Promo Code: PT2711
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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 Sat, Dec 31, 2022
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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

3 nights in Prague & 7-night cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

  1. Day 1
    Fri, Dec 16, 2022
    NUREMBERG, GERMANY ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship for your Iconic Christmas Markets cruise. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Sat, Dec 17, 2022
    NUREMBERG. Join a city tour of WWII highlights and then walk through Nuremberg'''s cobblestone streets to the Imperial Castle and 900-year-old city ramparts, followed by a visit to some of the local Christmas markets. Later, you can visit Nuremberg'''s Christkindlesmarkt, one of the world'''s largest and most famous Christmas markets. You will also cross the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal as the day ends. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Sun, Dec 18, 2022
    REGENSBURG. Regensburg is one of Germany'''s best preserved medieval cities, as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join a guided walking tour showcasing the city'''s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, before visiting the Old Town Christmas market. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria'''s specialties'''beer, sausage and pretzels. Or bike to the base of Walhalla where there is a neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. Later in the day, you'''ll be treated to one of Bavaria'''s most beautiful and romantic Christmas markets at Thurn and Taxis, where you can watch artisans make their unique arts and crafts. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Mon, Dec 19, 2022
    PASSAU. Join a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen'''s. Go in search of Bavarian-style crafts at the Christmas Market. Or, for the active adventurer, join a guided bike tour along the Danube. Alternatively, you can travel through the serene Austrian Alps to Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart. Your full-day excursion in Salzburg includes a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and its Christmas Markets, including the Hellbrunn Palace, where its inner courtyard is turned into a romantic backdrop for one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Tue, Dec 20, 2022
    MELK, AUSTRIA ''' VIENNA. High on a rocky outcrop lies the Melk Abbey, one of Europe'''s most revered Baroque monasteries. Visit this magnificent Benedictine Abbey, which now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, go on a guided bike ride around Melk. Afterward, enjoy a scenic cruise of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Vienna and exploring the local Christmas markets. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Wed, Dec 21, 2022
    VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. Afterwards, you'''ll visit the Christmas Markets. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike along the Danube River. During the afternoon, visit the Sch''nbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. This market presents a glittering and stellar Christmas experience. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Thu, Dec 22, 2022
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Budapest is one of Europe'''s most regal and storied cities'''and many of its most iconic sights can be seen right off the banks of the Danube. Your tour through this sprawling World Heritage city offers splendid views from historic Buda Castle of the twin cities on both banks of the river. You'''ll also visit Fisherman'''s Bastion and see the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen'''s Basilica, Heroes''' Square and much more. Later, explore this beautiful city'''s Christmas Markets. As an alternative, you can hike to Castle Hill, walking along Fishermen'''s Bastion and take in all the iconic sites of Budapest with an active exploration. (B, L, D)
  8. Day 8
    Fri, Dec 23, 2022
    BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship in Budapest and bid farewell to the city before preparing for your return flight home. (B)

Countries Visited

Austria, Hungary, Germany

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, 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 Daily 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
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Nuremberg with Christmas Market visit en route

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
3.9
Accommodations
3.7
Itinerary
3.9
Professional Staff
3.9
Repeat with Operator
4.1
Value for Money
3.7

Ratings based off 11 reviews - currently showing 1 reviews with comments only

Vince is my agent that tends to my wife and myself's travel desires. He is the most accommodating person with the company providing an extremely competitive competitive rate.

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