Romantic Danube 2018 & 2019 AmaWaterways River Cruise

Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Austria’s Lake District and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendour.

Budapest

Itinerary

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow guests on board.
Meals included: Dinner

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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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 centre, 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 centre 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, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen.
Meals included: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendours, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, 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.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your cruise comes to an end in Budapest.
Meals included: Breakfast

Price Guide

Fares displayed are cruise only, please call or enquire online for flights.

Date Price (pp)
23 March 2018 £3,975 Cat SS French Balcony Suite
24 March 2018 £2,375 Cat C French Balcony
30 March 2018 £3,175 Cat AA Twin Balcony
06 April 2018 £2,175
13 April 2018 £4,239 Cat SS Fr
20 April 2018 £2,299
27 April 2018 £3,439 Cat AB Twin Balcony
04 May 2018 £2,499
11 May 2018 £2,569
18 May 2018 £2,569
25 May 2018 £2,569
27 May 2018 £2,569
01 June 2018 £2,975 Cat C French Balcony
08 June 2018 £2,575
10 June 2018 £2,575
15 June 2018 £2,375
22 June 2018 £2,569
24 June 2018 £2,975 Cat CA French Balcony
29 June 2018 £2,199
06 July 2018 £2,499
08 July 2018 £4,499 Cat SS French Balcony Suite
13 July 2018 £2,499
20 July 2018 £2,499
22 July 2018 £2,335
27 July 2018 £2,335
03 August 2018 £2,499
05 August 2018 £2,499
10 August 2018 £2,335
19 August 2018 £2,569
24 August 2018 £2,639
31 August 2018 £2,699
02 September 2018 £2,699
14 September 2018 £2,699
16 September 2018 £2,699
21 September 2018 £2,699
28 September 2018 £2,699
05 October 2018 £2,499
12 October 2018 £2,575
14 October 2018 £2,575
26 October 2018 £2,025
28 October 2018 £2,025
02 November 2018 £1,649
09 November 2018 £2,639
11 November 2018 £1,555
22 March 2019 £1,529
30 March 2019 £1,599
31 March 2019 £1,599
14 April 2019 £2,299
19 April 2019 £2,029
26 April 2019 £2,169
28 April 2019 £2,339
28 April 2019 £2,339
03 May 2019 £2,415
05 May 2019 £2,555
10 May 2019 £2,415
17 May 2019 £2,699
24 May 2019 £2,479
26 May 2019 £2,479
31 May 2019 £2,699
02 June 2019 £2,625
07 June 2019 £2,485
14 June 2019 £2,485
16 June 2019 £2,625
21 June 2019 £2,479
23 June 2019 £2,479
23 June 2019 £2,479
30 June 2019 £2,625
05 July 2019 £2,485
14 July 2019 £2,625
19 July 2019 £2,479
21 July 2019 £2,479
26 July 2019 £2,479
28 July 2019 £2,619
02 August 2019 £2,479
09 August 2019 £2,479
11 August 2019 £2,449
16 August 2019 £2,479
18 August 2019 £2,479
25 August 2019 £2,699
30 August 2019 £2,619
08 September 2019 £2,839
13 September 2019 £2,699
15 September 2019 £2,899
22 September 2019 £2,839
27 September 2019 £2,699
04 October 2019 £2,899
06 October 2019 £2,769
11 October 2019 £2,555
13 October 2019 £2,555
18 October 2019 £2,485
20 October 2019 £2,555

Extend Your Cruise

Extend your stay, pre or post cruise, with these great value cruise extensions! Simply give our award winning team a call for full details on 0800 810 8220

  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Prague from £520pp (2018 departures only)
  • 3 nights pre cruise stay in Prague from £598pp (2019 departures only)
  • 2 nights pre cruise stay in Munich from £521pp (2019 departures only)

What's Included

  • Early Booking Discount! Save up to £700pp on selected 2019 departures*
  • 7 nights luxury accommodation
  • 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