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Christmas Markets on the Danube Cruise Land Forward

From Budapest, Hungary to Prague, Czech Republic
Length: 13 Days - Departs: Sat, Nov 22, 2025
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Departure
Nov 22, 2025
Arrival
Dec 04, 2025

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River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Budapest, 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen and 3 nights in Prague (or reverse)

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Nov 22, 2025
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Nov 23, 2025
    BUDAPEST. 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 River. Often described as the '''Queen of the Danube,''' Budapest is well-known for its fairytale-like Fisherman'''s Bastion, Buda Hill and its magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. However, this sprawling city is full of rich history and culture and offers many '''hidden''' treasures as you venture further pasts its river banks. During this excursion, your guide will take you deeper into the city to discover fascinating sites lesser-known to the average traveler. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Nov 24, 2025
    BUDAPEST ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your hotel to board your ship. (B,D)
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Nov 25, 2025
    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 and tradition. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. 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)
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Nov 26, 2025
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA ''' VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title '''Coronation City of Kings,''' as you'''ll discover during your walking tour. You'''ll also have an opportunity to visit Bratislava'''s charming Christmas market. Or join a special '''Tastes of Slovakia''' tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. Enjoy a free evening to explore Vienna on your own. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Nov 27, 2025
    VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tourshowcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of theHabsburgs, before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join aguided bike ride through Vienna. In the afternoon, experience the spectacular festive atmosphere of the Sch''nbrunn Christmas Markets. at the beautifully decorated Christmas Markets in this magnificent city. In the evening, spend some free time at the beautifully decorated and illuminated Rathaus Square and the Chirstkindlmarkt, Vienna'''s largest Christmas Market. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Nov 28, 2025
    WEISSENKIRCHEN ''' WACHAU VALLEY ''' MELK. After reaching Weissenkirchen, you'''ll have a choice of excursions. Join a walking tour in D''rnstein and then taste some of the village'''s distinctive wines. Or visit a local boutique to taste Durnstein'''s special apricot treats, such as jams and chocolates. Prefer more active adventures? Join a guided bike tour from Weissenkirchen to Melk. For those not biking to Melk, you'''ll sail through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Melk, where you will have the opportunity to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Nov 29, 2025
    LINZ. Linz is known for being the city of Christmas cr''ches and its ever-popular Linzer torte. While here, you have a choice of three excursions. The first is a morning walking tour through Linz'''s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz'''s Christmas Markets. Or you can go on a guided bike tour through Linz and along the city'''s famed '''Culture Mile''' and the Danube River. Or go on a full-day visit to Salzburg where you'''ll enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and its breathtaking Christmas Markets. Alternatively, you can visit the charming mountain town of ''esk'' Krumlov, a guest favorite located just over the Czech-Austrian border, on a full-day excursion. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Sun, Nov 30, 2025
    PASSAU. During the season of Advent, beautiful Passau dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen'''s Square'''also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. If you prefer a more active adventure, hike to Paulinerkloister Mariahilf or join a guided bike ride along the Danube. Later, sail for Vilshofen, where you'''ll be treated to an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Mon, Dec 01, 2025
    VILSHOFEN ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' REGENSBURG ''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Depart the ship and drive through the countryside to Regensburg, one of Germany'''s best preserved medieval cities, whichyou'''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, enjoy a visit to Old Town'''s Christmas market. Later continue your journey on to Prague and check into your hotel. (B)
  11. Day 11
    Tue, Dec 02, 2025
    PRAGUE. Discover Prague with a choice of a city tour or a castle 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 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, where you will find the famous Astronomical Clock. You will then have free time to explore Prague'''s renowned Christmas Markets in the Old Town Square. (B)
  12. Day 12
    Wed, Dec 03, 2025
    PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery established in 993. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech'''s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)
  13. Day 13
    Thu, Dec 04, 2025
    DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (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 system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • 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
  • Captain'''s Welcome Cocktail and 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
  • Local Flavors tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Marriott (or similar), including tour and dailybreakfast
  • Transfer from ship in Vilshofen via Regensburgwith walking tour and Christmas Market and thento Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Imperial(or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets,Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast

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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 4 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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