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Melodies of the Danube : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise : Budapest to Vilshofen : ms AmaSerena

CRUISE FROM : Budapest to Vilshofen

Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

RIVERS: Danube

Melodies of the Danube

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • 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

  • 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
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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 Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily 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

    DETAILED ITINERARY

    Day 1 : EMBARKATION - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise past the capital's glittering riverfront. (D)

    Day 2 : BUDAPEST
    You cannot help but fall in love with Budapest, known as the "Queen of the Danube" with her distinct blend of medieval and modern beauty. Get to know the city with a tour that begins at the vibrant Great Market Hall packed from floor to ceiling with vendors selling all types of items from food to souvenirs. You'll then visit the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district, where you can admire dramatic vistas from 19th-century Fisherman's Bastion, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square, Houses of Parliament and the famous Chain Bridge. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 : BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Cruise to the "Coronation City of Kings," where you can join a walking tour or choose to taste local Slovakian specialties and learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli. Alternatively, hike up to Bratislava Castle. Later in the day, set sail for Vienna. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : VIENNA
    The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna's historic city center and then visiting St. Stephen's Cathedral. For a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : WEISSENKIRCHEN - GREIN
    After reaching Weissenkirchen in the heart of the Wachau Valley, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Discover the best of both Durnstein and Melk with a walking tour in Durnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. You can also opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by a visit to the abbey. For those who would like a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Durnstein and then be treated to a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner as well as a visit to a local boutique where you'll enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. Prefer more active adventures? Join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, set sail through the scenic Strudengau Valley to the medieval riverside town of Grein. Be treated to an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally above the village. While here, enjoy a folklore show along with a sparkling wine reception. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : 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 famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in "The Sound of Music." Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through the 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. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Ceský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : PASSAU, GERMANY - VILSHOFEN
    Discover the 2,000-year-old city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. Later, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer, Bavarian folk music and dancing-an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : VILSHOFEN - DISEMBARKATION
    This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen. (B)

  • Call (800) 533-5343 for more information or to book today! Mention code 13581567
    Cruise LineAmaWaterways
    OfferOffer valid through 12/31/2017
    Duration
    8 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaSerena
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    Itinerary
    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Budapest  
    Day 2Budapest  
    Day 3Vienna  
    Day 4Vienna  
    Day 5Grein  
    Day 6Linz  
    Day 7Vilshofen  
    Day 8Vilshofen  
    Dates/Pricing
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    DateDescriptionPrice FromQuote
    March 30, 2018 $1,849.00 (USD)Quote
    April 13, 2018 $2,149.00 (USD)Quote
    April 27, 2018 $2,949.00 (USD)Quote
    May 11, 2018 $3,149.00 (USD)Quote
    May 25, 2018 $3,149.00 (USD)Quote
    June 22, 2018 $3,149.00 (USD)Quote
    July 06, 2018 $3,049.00 (USD)Quote
    July 20, 2018 $3,049.00 (USD)Quote
    August 03, 2018 $3,049.00 (USD)Quote
    August 17, 2018 $2,649.00 (USD)Quote
    August 31, 2018 $2,849.00 (USD)Quote
    September 14, 2018 $3,349.00 (USD)Quote
    September 28, 2018 $3,349.00 (USD)Quote
    October 12, 2018 $3,149.00 (USD)Quote
    October 26, 2018 $2,349.00 (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    ImportantDates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.

    Single Supplement for Land$480 per person.

    Cruise & Land PricesPrices shown are for 3 nights in Prague; please add $540 per person for Munich.

    BeddingPlease 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).

    Itinerary ChangePlease note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.

    Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. 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. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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