Join Us For 11 Days of AmaWaterways Luxury!
7 Night Melodies of the Danube Cruise
3 Night Prague Extension
|August 19, 2022 - August 29, 2023
Budapest to Vilshofen on AmaViola, followed by Prague
|** BOOK BY JUNE 30 & SAVE $1200/PP **|
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.
DAY 1: EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)
DAY 2: BUDAPEST
Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)
DAY 3: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
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 special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)
DAY 5: WEISSENKIRCHEN – GREIN
After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D)
DAY 6: LINZ, AUSTRIA
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 Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. In the afternoon, you can also choose to visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
*Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion
DAY 7: PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN
Discover the 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. Alternately, choose between a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or a guided bike tour along the Danube River. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)
DAY 8: VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION
Vilshofen to Prague Transfer & Regensburg
DAY 9: Prague
"Golden City of a Hundred Spires" Tour
Prague Castle Hike
Optional Tour: Folklore Dinner
DAY 10: Prague
Optional Tour: Terezin
DAY 11: Prague
Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your flight home. (B)
|Per Person CAD Pricing
Inclusive of gratuities and port charges.
|Category E - Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.||$5,673|
|Category CA - French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.||$ ASK|
|Category BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.||$ ASK|
|Category AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.||$ ASK|
|Category Suite - French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 350 sq. ft.||$ ASK|
|Other categories are available upon request.
Prices and availability subject to change.
A $500.00 CAD per person deposit is due at the time of booking. $250.00 CAD per person are refundable up to 121 days prior to embarkation.
Pre- and Post Hotel/Land Packages are available. Please contact me for more information