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Grand Danube Cruise (Wine Cruise) Cruise Land Forward

From Prague, Czech Republic to Bucharest, Romania
Length: 22 Days - Departs: Fri, Jul 11, 2025
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Jul 11, 2025
Arrival
Aug 01, 2025

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For a limited time, receive a complimentary 2-, 3-, or 4-night land package before or after select 2024 and 2025 Europe river cruises. With more than 20 different land packages available with this offer, you have a variety of ways to extend your vacation. Plus, this offer is combinable with special AirPlus fixed rates on airfare – a great value on your entire journey. (Not all packages are applicable, contact your Travel Consultant for details.)
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Complimentary Land Package offer is valid on new FIT and Group reservations made between January 1 through March 31, 2024; applies to select 2024 and 2025 Europe sailings and is based on double occupancy. Tour Operators are eligible; additional restrictions apply. Certain sailings and/or land packages may not be available due to special local events. Not all advertised Land Packages are eligible for this offer – details advised at time of booking. Additional land packages associated with mentioned itineraries are also available at an additional cost. Complimentary Land is only valid with the purchase of a participating cruise at full fare. Hotel to/from ship transfer is included with eligible complimentary land package. Airport arrival and departures transfers are not included but may be purchased at an additional cost. Offer is combinable with AirPlus Rates, Combination Cruise Savings, Past Guest Savings and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Solo Travelers must pay full cruise fare, inclusive of full fare single supplement rates, in order to receive complimentary land on eligible land packages. Offer is not applicable to travel advisors and does not apply to industry rates or other offers deemed by AmaWaterways. We will seek to use hotels listed (if any) on your confirmation. Changes may be necessary; therefore, hotel brand name listed on invoice is not guaranteed. An effort will be made to substitute similar hotels, but the level of similarity may vary. When possible, AmaWaterways will book guests traveling together on conjunction bookings in the same hotel if the requests are made. All requests are subject to availability. AmaWaterways will provide the confirmed details for the hotel after the promotion ends. Must request promo code FREELAND-PRE or FREELAND-POST at time of booking for double occupancy; Single occupancy bookings must request promo code LANDSOLO-PRE or LANDSOLO-POST. Port charges, other optional land packages, visas, airfares and gratuities are additional. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. AmaWaterways reserves the right to correct any errors or omissions at any time. Other restrictions apply.


River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague, 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Giurgiu, 2 nights in Brasov and 2 nights in Bucharest (or reverse)

  1. Day 1
    Fri, Jul 11, 2025
    ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Sat, Jul 12, 2025
    PRAGUE. Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is consideredone of Europe'''s most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that'''s recognized as a UNESCOWorld Heritage Site. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Sun, Jul 13, 2025
    PRAGUE. Beer has been an important part of the Czech Republic since 993, when the first brewery wasestablished. Beer is vital to the country'''s national identity, so much so that the Czechs are the biggest consumersof beer in the world. Join a beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes Czech beer some of the best in theworld. (B)
  4. Day 4
    Mon, Jul 14, 2025
    PRAGUE ''' REGENSBURG''' EMBARKATION ''' VILSHOFEN, GERMANY. Depart from Prague via motorcoach and enjoy a stop in Regensburg. After a local highlights tour, drive to Vilshofen where you will board your ship. Later in the day, enjoy a festive Oktoberfest celebration ''' an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,D)
  5. Day 5
    Tue, Jul 15, 2025
    VILSHOFEN. Enjoy a free morning to walk around the quaint village of Vilshofen. Later, cruise to Passau, where you have the option of exploring it one of three ways. Take a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Inn River or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress.. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Wed, Jul 16, 2025
    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 Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city'''s famed '''Cultural Mile''' and the Danube. During the afternoon, for guests who have not chosen the full-day Salzburg tour, visit the charming mountain town of ''esk'' Krumlov ''' a guest favorite, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Thu, Jul 17, 2025
    WEISSENKIRCHEN, AUSTRIA. Head up to the Sun Deck for panoramic views as you unwind with a scenic cruise through the Strudengau and UNESCO-designated Wachau valleys. After reaching Weissenkirchen, you'''ll be treated to your choice between two excursions. Take a walking tour of D''rnstein before tasting some of Weissenkirchen'''s famed wines, made with apricots from Austria'''s Wachau Valley. For a more active adventure, hike the trail up to the ruins of D''rnstein Fortress, where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive, and where you'''ll find spectacular views of the valley, river and village below. As a reward for completing the hike, enjoy tasting the wines of Weissenkirchen following your descent from the hill. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Fri, Jul 18, 2025
    WEISSENKIRCHEN, AUSTRIA. Today you will have the chance to join our tour of magnificent Melk Abbey. Sitting on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, the Benedictine abbey is one of Europe'''s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries, and you will marvel at the beautiful frescoes painted inside. Alternatively, get active on a bike tour through the breathtaking Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Sat, Jul 19, 2025
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA. The '''City of Waltzes''' is a treasure trove and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in the UNESCO-designated historic city center and visit St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. For a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Sun, Jul 20, 2025
    ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY. Today you have the opportunity to visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. Start on the Buda side, 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, admiring the colossal Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes''' Square and the moving '''Shoes on the Danube Bank''' memorial. (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    Mon, Jul 21, 2025
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Visit the 19th-century G''d''ll'' Palace with its royal stables and Baroque theater. This palace became the favored residence of the much-loved Habsburg Empress and Hungarian Queen Elizabeth, affectionately known as Sissi, followed by lunch at G''d''ll'' Restaurant. Afterward, head for Puszta, the vast flat Great Hungarian Plain where you will tour a genuine Hungarian cs''rda (farm) run by the carriage-drive world champion brothers Lazar. Following the tour, witness a unique, unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship, a tradition that goes back to the hordes of Magyar tribes conquering Hungary in the 9th century. (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    Tue, Jul 22, 2025
    MOH''CS ''' P''CS. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Moh''cs and then visit P''cs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCOdesignated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter'''s Basilica, the city'''s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Sz''chenyi Square, the heart of Old Town P''cs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. Prefer to see the city on two wheels, join a bike tour; and for wine connoisseurs, you'''ll want to go instead to the Szeksz''rd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary, established more than 2,000 years ago. (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    Wed, Jul 23, 2025
    VUKOVAR, CROATIA ''' NOVI SAD, SERBIA. Novi Sad is sometimes called the '''Serbian Athens.''' Discover Novi Sad on a walking tour to Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the Old Town center. Alternatively, stay in Vukovar, a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you'''ll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ov''ara Memorial and Eltz Manor House. You may also explore the city on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, be treated to a tasting of Croatian wines. (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    Thu, Jul 24, 2025
    BELGRADE. Explore Serbia'''s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour that includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Or hike to the well-preserved Belgrade Fortress with its conical towers. In the afternoon, visit the Podrum Panajotovic Wine Cellar, where old traditions and excellent wine are preserved 10 meters below the streets of Belgrade. For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
  15. Day 15
    Fri, Jul 25, 2025
    SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES. The Iron Gates is one of Europe'''s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains. (B,L,D)
  16. Day 16
    Sat, Jul 26, 2025
    VIDIN, BULGARIA. Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria'''s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. Familiarize yourself with Bulgarian wines instead at Dos Alamos, a winery located next to vineyards on a hilly terrain where the sun shines all day long. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)
  17. Day 17
    Sun, Jul 27, 2025
    ROUSSE ''' GIURGIU, BUCHAREST. Visit Bulgaria'''s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples, either followed by a wine tasting, or with a little extra free time in the capital. You can opt instead to go to Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings. Later in the day, travel through the Romanian countryside to the capital of Bucharest, known as the '''Little Paris of the East.''' Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city center and its elegant architecture, followed by a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. Later in the day, head to the Leventa complex set in a unique fortification dating back almost 200 years where you will be treated to a tasting of three wines and learn more about their winemaking tradition. (B,L,D)
  18. Day 18
    Mon, Jul 28, 2025
    GIURGIU ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' BRA''OV, ROMANIA. Disembark the ship in Giurgiu and board a motorcoach to journey through the Romanian countryside to Bran, where you'''ll visit Transylvania'''s legendary Bran Castle, which is forever linked with the legend of Dracula. Afterwards, you'll travel to the lovely village of Bra''ov. Enjoy a tour of the town and then check into your hotel. (B)
  19. Day 19
    Tue, Jul 29, 2025
    BRA''OV ''' SIGHI''OARA. Dracula lovers will be in for another treat with an excursion to Sighi''oara, birthplace to Transylvania'''s most notorious ruler, Vlad ''epe'', also known as Vlad the Impaler, or Dracula. It'''s hard to believe that this perfectly preserved UNESCO designated town filled with resplendent pastel-colored buildings, stone lanes, medieval towers and pedestrian-friendly Old Town was Vlad's place of birth. His home is still here, marked with a placard; however, today it houses a kitschy restaurant called '''Casa Dracula.''' (B)
  20. Day 20
    Wed, Jul 30, 2025
    BRA''OV ''' SINAIA ''' BUCHAREST. En route to Bucharest, stop in Sinaia to visit the Pele'' Castle, considered by many to be one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Tour the castle, which was once the residence of the royal family. Later in the day, visit Snagov Monastery, where Vlad the Impaler, inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula, is believed to be buried, before checking into your hotel. (B)
  21. Day 21
    Thu, Jul 31, 2025
    BUCHAREST. Bucharest, Romania'''s capital, has earned its nickname, the '''Little Paris of the East,''' with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a visit to the city'''s most impressive sites'''including the historic city center and the Palace of the Parliament, second only to the Pentagon as the largest administrative building in the world. (B)
  22. Day 22
    Fri, Aug 01, 2025
    DEPART BUCHAREST. Bid farewell to Burcharest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 14 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 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 HiltonHotel Prague (or similar), including city tour,Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Prague to Regensburg with a highlights tour and thenon to the ship in Vilshofen
  • Transfer from the ship in Giurgiu to Bran Castle and then Brasov
  • 2 nights hotel in Bra''ov at the Kronwell Bra''ov Hotel(or similar), including city tour, Sighi''oara excursionand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Brasov to Bucharest via Sinaia with Peles Castle tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton Hotel Prague (or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Prague to Regensburg with a highlights tour and thenon to the ship in Vilshofen
  • Transfer from ship in Giurgiu to Bucharest for a city tour and flight to Istanbul.
  • 3 Nights hotel in Istanbul, with city tours 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.

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