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Budapest, Hungary Round-trip
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Fri, Feb 21, 2025
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Departure
Feb 21, 2025
Arrival
Feb 28, 2025

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River Cruise Itinerary

7 NIGHTS ''' CRUISE ROUNDTRIP FROM BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

  1. Day 1
    Fri, Feb 21, 2025
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY ''' EMBARKATION. Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship, perhaps exploring the city independently before the evening'''s briefings, cocktail hour and dinner. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Sat, Feb 22, 2025
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Take your time this morning as the ship cruises from Austria to Slovakia. 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. If you prefer exploring the world through your tastebuds, join a special '''Tastes of Slovakia''' tour to sample traditional flavors from the region, including local beer. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city, or journey further from the seat of your bike on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Sun, Feb 23, 2025
    WACHAU VALLEY ''' MELK, AUSTRIA. Spend your morning reveling in the postcard-perfect landscapes of Austria'''s picturesque UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Wachau Valley. Later in the day, arrive in Melk. Located above the city on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, Melk Abbey is one of Europe'''s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries and a breathtaking UNESCO World Heritage Site. Originally founded in the 11th century, the magnificent abbey now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. During your tour you will see some of Melk'''s musical manuscripts as well as frescoes painted by Johann Michael Rottmayr and Paul Troger. If you prefer a more active tour, you may hike to Melk Abbey or pedal around town on a guided bike tour. Alternatively, venture to the neighboring town of D''rnstein for a walking tour along its charming cobbled lanes, taking in the beauty of its brilliant blue Stiftskirche tower. (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    Mon, Feb 24, 2025
    LINZ, AUSTRIA. Arrive in Linz, where you'''ll have two choices for full-day excursions. Venture to Salzburg where you'''ll tour the historic center, lovely Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. You will also visit the museum at the famed yellow building known as Mozart Birth House and residence where the legendary composer was born in 1756 and lived until 1773. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael where the wedding scene from The Sound of Music was filmed. You may alternatively choose to join a full-day excursion to the charming Czech mountain town of ''esk'' Krumlov, where you can stroll its cobblestone streets; marvel at the city'''s picturesque Baroque and Renaissance-style buildings; and tour Krumlov Castle, one of Europe'''s largest castle complexes. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Tue, Feb 25, 2025
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Enjoy a full morning of scenic cruising, taking some time to sit back, relax and delight in the ever-changing views. Sleep in late, participate in a complimentary wellness class, treat yourself to a massage and get to know fellow cruisers while exploring all the amenities on board. In the afternoon, enjoy an overview of Vienna'''s history and all its famous landmarks on a city tour showcasing all its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen'''s Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Alternatively, take a thrilling guided bike ride along the romantic Danube Canal and through the city, traversing a bridge, cycling across a meadow and heading to Vienna'''s famous Ringstrasse Boulevard.'' (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Wed, Feb 26, 2025
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Following your overnight in the '''City of Waltzes,''' visit the UNESCO-designated Sch''nbrunn Palace and Gardens, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Built in the 18th century as an imperial summer residence, this magnificent 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. If you prefer to connect with nature, journey to the town of Cobenzl where you will embark on a hike through the famed Vienna Woods that inspired a waltz composed by Johann Strauss II. Later in the day, explore Vienna at your leisure. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Thu, Feb 27, 2025
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Start your exploration of the city on the Buda side of the Danube, following your guide through the city'''s Castle District where you will marvel at the fairytale turrets of Fisherman'''s Bastion, gaze upon the breathtaking panorama below and see Matthias Church, renowned for its striking tower and colorful mosaic roof. For a more active tour, hike to Budapest'''s Castle Hill. In the afternoon, explore the treasures of Pest, admire the colossal Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes''' Square and the moving '''Shoes on the Danube Bank''' memorial. In the evening, head up to the Sun Deck or stroll around town, delighting in the way Budapest'''s magnificent landmarks illuminate against the night sky. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Fri, Feb 28, 2025
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY ''' DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Budapest and prepare for your flight home. (B). (B,L,D) ''' Indicates Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are included on this day.''

Countries Visited

Austria, Hungary, Slovakia

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
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land packages
  • 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, as well as pop-up musical performances on shore
  • 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
  • Evening concert in Vienna
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • Land Package
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Marriott or Dorothea Hotel, Autograph Collection (or similar)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • "Hidden Budapest''' city tour
  • Transfer between hotel and ship with portage service

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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 2 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

This was my 3rd AMA trip and the AMA Magda was fantastic, land hotels especially in Vienna were all great. I want to travel that vessel agIn

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