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The Legendary Danube : 2017 - Prague to Budapest : ms AmaSerena (Cruise & Land)

OVERVIEW

Start your voyage with a visit to historic Prague, "the city of a hundred spires." Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe's most fabled rivers, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Visit centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your European river cruise vacation with visits to two grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest.

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • "Limited Edition Tours"
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding
  • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues
  • Unlimited red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways
  • All local taxes

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

    Day 2 : PRAGUE
    Your morning sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with a historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will take a panoramic tour of the city before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square and see the Church of Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. This evening, an optional "Folklore Dinner Show" provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and cultural traditions. (B)

    Day 3 : PRAGUE
    Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B)

    Day 4 : PRAGUE - PILZEN, GERMANY - EMBARKATION - NUREMBERG
    Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer, a pale gold-hued Bavarian style lager. After some free time in Pilzen, enjoy a scenic drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you will embark your ship. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

    Day 5 : NUREMBERG - CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
    You have two city tour options today. Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and see the medieval ramparts that surround the city as well as the Imperial Castle. You may also choose a "World War II tour" which takes you to the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available), and other important wartime sights. Later, the ship cruises to Regensburg. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : REGENSBURG
    This morning's scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : PASSAU - LINZ, AUSTRIA
    After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube. You have your choice of two tours today, a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. Passau is a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will have a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the "Sound of Music" and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship, now docked in Linz. After dinner, you may wish to take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : MELK - VIENNA
    Early this morning, we cruise through the scenic and romantic Wachau Valley en route to Melk. Your guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of the world's most famous monastic sites, located on a rocky outcropping overlooking the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the Wachau region. Arrive in Vienna after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own, or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : VIENNA
    Savor Vienna's Baroque elegance on a guided city tour that includes the world famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, St. Stephen's Cathedral and more. The tour is followed by free time in the city center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the imperial Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors and a fine example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, the ship continues down the Danube en route to Hungary. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes' Square and more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special "Illuminations Cruise" past the city's glittering riverfront. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : BUDAPEST - DISEMBARKATION
    Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    Duration
    11 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaSerena
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Prague  
    Day 2Prague  
    Day 3Prague  
    Day 4Prague  
    Day 5Nuremberg  
    Day 6Regensburg  
    Day 7Passau  
    Day 8Melk  
    Day 9Vienna  
    Day 10Budapest  
    Day 11Budapest  
    Dates/Pricing
    Click Quote or call (800) 533-5343 to get additional information on your chosen travel date. Special offers or competitive pricing may be available!

    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    October 13, 2017Cruise & Land$4,079.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges: $168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; A+ & Suites 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for Land: $480 per person.

    Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    *Early booking discount is per stateroom based on double occupancy. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Early booking discount is not combinable with group discounts. Early booking discount is applicable to 2017 departures only. Early booking discounts are not combinable.

      
     

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