Romantic Danube 2018 AmaWaterways River Cruise

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Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.



Fly from the UK to Munich, upon arrival transfer to Vilshofen to embark. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner.
Meals included: Dinner

This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Weissenkirchen. You have three choices of how to explore Dürnstein today. The first is a walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets followed by a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. Alternatively, you may join a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or enjoy an Apricots and Sweets tasting instead. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.
Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have three choices of excursions. The first is a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. The second is a Slovakian Specialties tasting where you will enjoy a welcome glass of sparkling wine, sample a creamy soup made from sheep's cheese and learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli. Finally, you can also join a hike up to Bratislava Castle, which includes visits to the Castle Upper Terrace and Court of Honor. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Alternatively, you may also opt to join a hike up to Castle Hill on which you will see Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Parliament Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Date Price (pp)
23 March 2018 £1,969 Fly Free
24 March 2018 £2,969 Fly Free
30 March 2018 £2,269 Cat BB Twin Balcony
06 April 2018 £1,999
13 April 2018 £2,239 Fly Free
20 April 2018 £2,299 Fly Free
27 April 2018 £2,439 Fly Free
04 May 2018 £2,499 Fly Free
11 May 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
18 May 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
25 May 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
27 May 2018 £2,569 Fly Free
01 June 2018 £2,569 Fly Free
08 June 2018 £2,569 Fly Free
10 June 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
15 June 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
22 June 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
24 June 2018 £2,569 Fly Free
29 June 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
06 July 2018 £2,299 Fly Free
08 July 2018 £2,499 Fly Free
13 July 2018 £2,299 Fly Free
20 July 2018 £2,499
22 July 2018 £2,129
27 July 2018 £2,129
03 August 2018 £2,299
05 August 2018 £2,499 Fly Free
10 August 2018 £2,299 Fly Free
19 August 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
24 August 2018 £2,445 Fly Free
31 August 2018 £2,499 Fly Free
02 September 2018 £2,699 Fly Free
14 September 2018 £2,699 Fly Free
16 September 2018 £2,699 Fly Free
21 September 2018 £2,699 Fly Free
28 September 2018 £2,699 Fly Free
05 October 2018 £2,499 Fly Free
12 October 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
14 October 2018 £3,299 Fly Free
26 October 2018 £2,369 Fly Free
28 October 2018 £2,469 Fly Free
02 November 2018 £2,099 Fly Free
09 November 2018 £2,639 Fly Free
11 November 2018 £2,169 Fly Free

Extend Your Cruise

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  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Prague from £520pp

What's Included

  • Fly for Free on selected departures if booked by 31st December
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • Non UK Transfers
  • All local taxes
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • 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