Danube River Cruise (West) 2020

Danube River Cruise (West) 2020

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Sat, Jul 11, 2020
Sat, Jul 18, 2020
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Countries Visited

Austria , Germany , Hungary , Slovakia

Tour Itinerary

Enjoy family river cruising to 8 unforgettable destinations in 4 countries on an all-inclusive adventure along the Danube River through the heart of Europe.

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
Arrive in Budapest
Get ready for adventure as you travel to your new home, an AmaWaterways ship, for the duration of your adventure.

Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship
Savor a dinner on the ship made in the local style with fresh ingredients as you float gently on the edge of Budapest.

Illuminations Cruise
Experience a night to remember along the Danube River with the buildings of Budapest lit up like a fairytale. Enjoy the spectacular architecture of the city as your ship leisurely cruises through the calm waters—and toast to the beginning of your fantastic journey on the Adventures by Disney River Cruise!
Dinner Included

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Enjoy breakfast on board and then head out to explore Budapest.

Full Day Activity Options


Visit Budapest Central Market Hall
Shop like a local as you take in the sights, foods and arts and crafts of Budapest's largest indoor market, which has been restored to its stunning neo-Gothic beauty. 

Lazar Equestrian Park
This rolling, pastoral, bucolic family estate is a combination of a working farm and an entertainment venue featuring the famed masters of horsemanship—the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, see Hungarian cowboys known as "csikósoks" in action, be entertained by a delightful horse show, learn how to make goulash and meet farm animals up close at a petting zoo. 

Lunch at Lazar Equestrian Park
Enjoy lunch at the park and be treated to live music by traditional Hungarian folk musicians. Challenge your fellow Adventurers to a goulash-making competition—and afterward, enjoy dining on this local favorite! 

Panoramic City Tour of Budapest
Witness some of the most striking views and vistas to be seen anywhere in the world. Nature combines with art to astonish you as you absorb the sheer wonder that is Budapest.


Budapest Walking Food Tour
Take your taste buds on a fantastic food-filled tour of the many flavors of Budapest, including tastings at the Central Market Hall and other well-known venues. 

Lunch on Board Ship or On Your Own in Budapest
Choose to dine on board the ship, or continue your exploration of Budapest and discover a lunch spot of your own among the many restaurants throughout the city. 

On Your Own in Budapest
Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and sites of this wonderful city.

Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious dinner on board the ship with Budapest as a majestic backdrop.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and get ready to explore Bratislava.

Excursion to Bratislava, Slovakia
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is also its largest city and cultural center. Surrounded by the picturesque Little Carpathian mountains, Bratislava boasts a variety of architectural masterpieces ranging from famous castles and medieval towers to grand 20th-century buildings.

Bratislava Walking Tour & Scavenger Hunt
Discover the capital of Slovakia in a fun and interactive adventure that leads you through picturesque streets as you learn fascinating historical facts, bizarre legends and amazing stories.

Lunch On Board the Ship
Savor regional specialties as you eat lunch on board the ship.

Explore Schloss Hof
Explore this extraordinary Baroque palace with its unique gardens and farm, which was Prince Eugene of Savoy’s country estate in the Marchfeld. Listen to costumed storytellers weave tales about Schloss Hof’s history, enjoy a Schnapps tasting experience and learn to waltz in the grand ballroom. Junior Adventurers can delight in the petting zoo and a dress-up activity—and even make a baked treat they get to eat!

Dinner On Board the Ship
Savor regional local foods as dinner is served aboard the ship before setting sail from Bratislava.

Karaoke Night On Board the Ship
Sing your heart out as you enjoy a familiar sing-along or tackle a soaring solo as the whole family cheers you on.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 4: Vienna, Austria
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast and get ready for your adventures in Vienna.

Panoramic City Tour of Vienna
Take a motor coach tour of Vienna—the jewel of Austria—featuring beautiful historic and contemporary architecture throughout. Discover fascinating details about this grand city that was home to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Sigmund Freud and many more.

Tour of Historic Schönbrunn Palace
Enjoy a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace (translated as "beautiful spring")—one of the most magnificent palaces in the Hapsburg territory. Learn the rich history of this World Cultural Heritage site, a testament to Baroque. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that include a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.

Junior Adventurer Activities at Schönbrunn Palace
Junior Adventurers enjoy visiting the Palace's Children's Museum, dressing up in historical garb and the labyrinth maze in the garden. Children's activities are hosted by Adventure Guides.

Private Marionette Show and Strudel-Making at Schönbrunn Palace
Regroup for 2 wonderful family activities! Vienna is famous for its marionettes—and at Schönbrunn Palace the whole family can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show. Then, enjoy a strudel-making demonstration showing you how to make a famous regional treat—apple strudel!

Choose Your Lunch Option

On Your Own Lunch Time in Vienna
Enjoy a delicious lunch in Vienna, taking your pick of the many small restaurants offering various types of cuisine including traditional Viennese food. Also, visit the Naschmarkt—an open-air market that has existed since the 16th century—and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.

Enjoy Lunch on Board the Ship
Explore Vienna on your own then enjoy a delicious lunch on board the ship.

Choose Your Afternoon Activity

Take a Bike Ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey
This bike ride will be one to remember! The rarely seen but incredibly beautiful path to the Abbey is truly unforgettable. Klosterneuburg Abbey holds scores of historical artworks in its collections, ranging from the world-famous Verdun Altar from 1181 to a rich collection of gothic panel painting, magnificent Baroque works and modern paintings. 

On Your Own in Vienna
Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own—with shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion, Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries. With over 20 outdoors markets spread throughout Vienna, you'll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children's rides, live music and more!

Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship and enjoy the sights of Vienna in the background.

Choose Your Evening Activity

Visit a Traditional Wine House (Heurige)
Toast the merry vacation you're enjoying at one of the iconic Vienna wine houses! A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits you at a marvelous family-run local wine tavern. Snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads along with live music and entertainment from a local performer.

Attend a Mozart & Strauss Concert at Schönbrunn Palace
Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in the 1,441-room Baroque palace that is one of the most renowned architectural monuments and concert venues in the country.

Please Note: Some activities have limited capacity and are on a first come, first served basis.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 5: Melk, Austria
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your day of exploration.

Choose Your Morning Activity

Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the Castle
Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from the castle of the river, vineyards and villages. (Weather dependent.)

Bike Along the Danube River from Krems to Dürnstein
This 1-hour bike ride is the perfect choice for those who desire a little less pedaling than our 4-hour option. Ride along the gorgeous Danube River, leisurely pedaling down a picturesque bike path towards Dürnstein.

Experience a Family-Run Apricot Farm
Visit a working apricot farm in a region that specializes in apricots and taste the products made there. Enjoy wine for the adults, juice for the kids, a tour of the vineyards—and the grove for all. Take home a jar of marmalade home as a reminder of the visit!

Enjoy Lunch On Board the Ship
Eat lunch aboard the ship as it serenely cruises through the Wachau Valley.

Explore the Famed Melk Benedictine Abbey
Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.

Cultural Activities Around the Danube River
Get a taste of the local flavors with a fish activity, marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting. Also, take a traditional Austrian dance lesson and learn more about the Danube River, which lies beneath the abbey.

Choose Your Afternoon Activity

Tour of the Countryside with a Bike Ride from Krems to Melk
Take a serene 4-hour bike ride from Melk to Krems (via the storybook village of Dürnstein) and enjoy the pastoral landscape dotted with rolling Wachau Valley vineyards.

Ice Cream Party Onboard the Ship
Head up to the top deck for an onboard ice cream party! You'll lap up your delicious treat while checking out Melk's beautiful landscape which includes some stunning castles.

Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
Rejoin your fellow Adventurers at dinner on board the ship.

On Your Own in Melk
Explore this picturesque city situated next to the Wachau Valley along the Danube. Visit some of its notable sites, including the city’s oldest building, the “House on the Rock,” which dates back to the 15th century. You’ll also find some lovely café’s and shops to enjoy.

Junior Adventurer Movie Night
Children can enjoy a movie on the ship that highlights the destination while the Adventure Guides keep things fun. Teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge.

Please Note: Some activities have limited capacity and are on a first come, first served basis.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 6: Linz, Austria
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you venture into Salzburg.

Day Tours of Salzburg
Explore the picturesque city of Salzburg with a local expert as your guide, admiring its iconic spires, charming gardens and backdrop of green hills. View the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Monastery and Old Town as well as the hidden alleys and shops that line Getreidegasse in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hometown. And visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music!

En route to Salzburg choose one of the following activities (both options include a viewing of The Sound of Music movie in the motor coach):

Choose Your Day Activities

Visit Mondsee
Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake, with imposing Drachenwand mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of Music. Plus, you'll enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant.

Explore the Salt Mines
The Salt Mines of Hallein are among the oldest mines in the World that are open to the public. Take a raft through the underground salt mines and zoom down a mineshaft slide—all while learning the rich history of Austria's "white gold." Plus, enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant.

Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Linz as your backdrop.

Show off Your Pipes with The Sound of Music Sing-Along
Enjoy the movie The Sound of Music like never before as our Adventure Guides lead a spirited sing-along.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 7: Passau, Germany
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Wake up to a tasty breakfast and get ready for your day's adventures.

Morning Activity – Walking Tour of Passau
Enjoy a lovely themed walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th century period clothing. One of Passau's many highlights is St Stephen's Cathedral, with its 17,000 pipe organ. Included in the tour is a marzipan-making activity that will delight your sweet tooth—and give you enough to take some home and share.

Choose Your Afternoon Activity

Climb the Famous Tree Path Kopfing
Climb on the famous Tree Path Kopfing. Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges. Kids can enjoy playing on a giant slide and fun-filled adventure playground. After lunch, climb on the famous Tree Path Kopfing. Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges. Kids can enjoy playing on a fun-filled adventure playground.

Aldersbacher Brewery Tour & Tasting
Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Aldersbacher Brewery. A working brewery and museum, the Aldersbacher Brewery is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Enjoy a pretzel and drink while you tour the brewery and monastery.

On Your Own in Passau
Explore the beautiful "City of Three Rivers," where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers converge. Browse the delightful shops that run from Old Town through the pedestrian zone to the “New Center.” Taste refreshing German beer at one of Passau’s 5 breweries and sample some delicious Bavarian fare in one of the excellent restaurants, wine bars or pubs.

Private Oktoberfest Reception
Get ready to party German-style at this private Oktoberfest celebration where costumed local entertainers show you the music, folk dancing, beer, pretzels and more that have made this a yearly event all across the world.

Dinner and Toast to Your Adventure at the Captain's Farewell Cocktail Party
Raise your glasses with the Captain as you say goodbye to your unforgettable adventure.
Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included

Day 8: Vilshofen, Germany
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.

Transfers to Munich Airport (MUC)
Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime!
Breakfast Included

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Minimum Age: 4
Suggested Age: 8+

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Adventures By Disney Tours Customer Reviews

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Ratings based off 19 reviews about Adventures By Disney Tours. Currently showing 1 reviews with comments only.
By Carolyn S on May 16, 2018

We loved the trip. Got to see many things we may not have found on our own and it was fun to have companions along the way. The guides were wonderful, friendly and super competent. Really, no complaints at all.

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