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From Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Length: 8 Days - Departs: Sat, Mar 29, 2025
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Departure
Mar 29, 2025
Arrival
Apr 05, 2025

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River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague and 7-night Vilshofen to Budapest

  1. Day 1
    Sat, Mar 29, 2025
    VILSHOFEN ''' EMBARKATION. Board the ship for your Romantic Danube cruise. Later in the day, attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (D)
  2. Day 2
    Sun, Mar 30, 2025
    VILSHOFEN ''' PASSAU. Explore Vilshofen'''s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the '''City of Three Rivers.''' Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the '''Veste Oberhaus,''' Passau'''s Castle Hill; or go on a guided bike tour to Wernstein. (B,L,D)
  3. Day 3
    Mon, Mar 31, 2025
    LINZ, AUSTRIA. 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 Linz'''s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city'''s famed '''Culture Mile''' and the Danube. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, ''esk'' Krumlov. (B,L,D). . *Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion
  4. Day 4
    Tue, Apr 01, 2025
    WEISSENKIRCHEN. Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to D''rnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in D''rnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, D''rnstein'''s famed church cloister tower, considered the most beautiful of its kind in all of Austria. For the more active adventurer, you can venture high above the town for a visit to the majestic ruins of Kuenringer Castle, or '''D''rnstein''' (dry stone) castle from which D''rnstein derives its name. After free time in Durnstein, you will leave for a special wine tasting in Weissenkirchen, nestled in the Wachau Valley. Wines from the Weissenkirchen region tend to have a pronounced freshness, spiciness, finesse and complexity. Locally grown Rieslings and Gr''ner Veltliners are renowned around the world and you will get to sample a few. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Wed, Apr 02, 2025
    WEISSENKIRCHEN ''' KREMS, AUSTRIA.. Visit the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey (Stift Melk), one of Europe'''s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries. Within these walls, you will find frescos painted by Johann Michael Rottmayr and Paul Troger, as well as a famed collection of musical manuscripts. After your tour, enjoy free time exploring the picturesque village of Melk, one of Europe'''s great cultural heritage sites. Or for the more active cruise, take a guided bike tour through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Sail to Krems, where you will enjoy a special wine tasting at Schloss Gobelsburg, formerly a Cistercian monastery, one of the oldest wineries in Austria. Visit this beautiful castle and have the opportunity to tour their cellars, learning more about the traditional methods drawn from historical wine-making practices, as well as tasting some traditional Austrian wines. (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    Thu, Apr 03, 2025
    VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. In the evening, enjoy wine and live music at a traditional Austrian Heuriger (wine tavern). (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Fri, Apr 04, 2025
    ESZTERGOM, HUNGARY. Esztergom is your gateway to Budapest. 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)
  8. Day 8
    Sat, Apr 05, 2025
    BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B) Note: The Great Market Hall is closed on Sundays.

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 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
  • 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 InterContinental(or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tastingand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Prague to Regensburg with city tour and then onto Vilshofen
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Munich at Hotel Bayerischer Hof(or similar), including city tour, Hofbrauhaus beerand pretzels tasting, and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Munich to Vilshofen with a visit to BMW World Museum or Nymphenburg Palace

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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
Accommodations
4.2
Itinerary
4.2
Professional Staff
4.2
Repeat with Operator
3.8
Value for Money
3.8

Ratings based off 5 reviews - currently showing 2 reviews with comments only

Fantastic trip. AMA Waterways staff was excellent! I would highly recommend this trip and this company

Could not improve on this fabulous tour

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