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AmaWaterways – The Romantic Danube – 11 days

 

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Introduction

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

Day 2 PRAGUE
Your morning sightseeing tour takes you to Prague’s historic city centre, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before visiting the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

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

Day 4 PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN
Depart Prague this morning and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue on to the charming 1,200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen and board your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers at a private “Oktoberfest” celebration in Vilshofen, with traditional beers and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Later, enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. (B,D) Day

VILSHOFEN – PASSAU
This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. In the afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Day 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA
The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 choice is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic centre made famous by the “Sound of Music.” (B,L,D)

Day 7 MELK – KREMS
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Melk. A guided tour will take you through Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley to Krems, where you will take a motor coach ride to Dürnstein. On your walking tour of this picturesque old town, you’ll see the magnificent blue façade of the local abbey church and the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a winery in Krems. (B,L,D)

Day 8 VIENNA
During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, take a “Communist” tour that includes such architectural landmarks as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and Soviet War Memorial. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to the historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of the river and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes’ Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 11 DISEMBARKATION – DEPART BUDAPEST
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

START
CITY
ITIN.
STARTS
SHIP
NAME
EMBARK
CITY
EMBARK
DATE
CRUISE
ONLY
CRUISE
& LAND
Prague 23 Mar AmaPrima Vilshofen 23 Mar £1,575 n/a
Prague 24 Mar AmaDolce Vilshofen 24 Mar £1,878 n/a
Prague 3 Apr AmaPrima Vilshofen 6 Apr £1,636 £2,109
Prague 18 Apr AmaDolce Vilshofen 21 Apr £1,878 £2,351
Prague 1 May AmaPrima Vilshofen 4 May £2,000 £2,472
Prague 2 May AmaDolce Vilshofen 5 May £2,000 £2,472
Prague 24 May AmaSerena Vilshofen 27 May £2,060 £2,533
Prague 29 May AmaPrima Vilshofen 1 Jun £2,060 £2,533
Prague 7 Jun AmaSerena Vilshofen 10 Jun £2,000 £2,472
Prague 24 Jun AmaSerena Vilshofen 24 Jun £2,000 n/a
Prague 26 Jun AmaPrima Vilshofen 29 Jun £2,000 £2,472
Prague ** 28 Jun AmaSonata Vilshofen 1 Jul £2,000 £2,472
Prague 12 Jul AmaSonata Vilshofen 15 Jul £2,000 £2,472
Prague 24 Jul AmaPrima Vilshofen 27 Jul £2,000 £2,472
Prague 26 Jul AmaSonata Vilshofen 29 Jul £2,000 £2,472
Prague 2 Aug AmaSerena Vilshofen 5 Aug £2,000 £2,472
Prague ** 9 Aug AmaSonata Vilshofen 12 Aug £2,000 £2,472
Prague 16 Aug AmaSerena Vilshofen 19 Aug £2,060 £2,533
Prague 21 Aug AmaPrima Vilshofen 24 Aug £2,060 £2,533
Prague 23 Aug AmaSonata Vilshofen 26 Aug £2,121 £2,594
Prague 30 Aug AmaSerena Vilshofen 2 Sep £2,181 £2,654
Prague 6 Sep AmaSonata Vilshofen 9 Sep £2,181 £2,654
Prague 13 Sep AmaSerena Vilshofen 16 Sep £2,181 £2,654
Prague 18 Sep AmaPrima Vilshofen 21 Sep £2,181 £2,654
Prague 27 Sep AmaSerena Vilshofen 30 Sep £2,181 £2,654
Prague 11 Oct AmaSerena Vilshofen 14 Oct £2,000 £2,472
Prague 16 Oct AmaPrima Vilshofen 19 Oct £1,939 £2,412
Prague 18 Oct AmaSonata Vilshofen 21 Oct £1,939 £2,412
Prague 1 Nov AmaSonata Vilshofen 4 Nov £1,757 £2,230
Prague ‡ 13 Nov AmaPrima Vilshofen 16 Nov £1,696 £2,169
Prague ‡ 15 Nov AmaSonata Vilshofen 18 Nov £1,696 £2,169
Prague ‡ 18 Nov AmaBella Vilshofen 21 Nov £1,696 £2,169
Prague 27 Dec AmaSonata Vilshofen 30 Dec £1,757 £2,230

** Jewish Heritage cruise.
‡ “In Celebration of Wine” cruise.

Notes:

Important:  Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 sailings are subject to change.

Port Charges:  £102 per person.

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

Single Supplement for Land:  £255 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).

 

 

  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from Prague to the ship in Vilshofen
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • 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 in all staterooms
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing 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

 

 

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