Danube Cruise with Prague in 2017 and 2018

3 Nights in Prague and Cruise From Nuremberg to Budapest 

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Book by 30 Sep 2017 and receive 10% early bird discount on selected 2018 cruises

From Golden Prague, one of Europe's loveliest capital to bustling Budapest, indulge in the sites, sounds and vistas of the Danube sailing through some of the most romantic and inspiring landscapes of Old Europe.

Prague to Budapest Danube cruise

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Individual arrival in Prague and optional transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure for relaxation or  to explorer this lovely city.
 
Day 2 PRAGUE
After breakfast we embark on a sightseeing tour of  "Golden Prague" with its golden spires and historic town center listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. We will see the Wenceslas Square and the Metronome then drive up to the castle hill to see its authentic Medieval Prague castle. From the castle we walk don on a gentle slope to the city center crossing Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square where we see the Church of Our Lady and Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock dating back to the 15th century.  Stay and enjoy the performance with its zodiac signs and moving figures appearing every hour to the amusement of spectators. (B)

Day 3 PRAGUE
Day at leisure to get to know Prague on your own or we can book an optional day tour for you to one of the nearby castles or the medieval towns of Kutna Hora or participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp.(B)

Day 4 PRAGUE - PILSEN - EMBARKATION - NUREMBERG
After breakfast we depart by motor coach to Pilsen, the city where the famous Pilsner beer originates from.  Contrune thgh the lovely Bohemian and German countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

Day 5 NUREMBERG - CROSSING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
Today, take the Medieval History of Nuremberg tour and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle. Previously one of Europe's greatest trade towns, you will see some of the original city walls and towers constructed around Nuremberg. Another tour option is the World War II history tour to explore Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. Designated the "City of the Reichsparteitage (Nazi Party Rallies), you will visit the Zeppelin Field and Rally grounds. Visit the Coliseum and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D) In the afternoon the ship will sail to Regensburg through the Main-Danube canal.

Day 6 REGENSBURG
This morning we arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. We will show you this historic town's main sites on a guided tour including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD. I In the afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey and see the scenic Danube Gorge (seasonal) or take a guided bike tour to visit the Walhalla Temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PASSAU - LINZ, AUSTRIA
After breakfast, arrive at picturesque Passau, at the confluence of  the Inn and Ilz rivers with the Danube. Join a Passau walking tour. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. You will also have an option of of joining a guided bike tour along the Danube  r a hike up to the Veste Oberhouse Fortress perched on the hill with excellent view of the city of the rivers below. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship which is now docked in Linz. After dinner, perhaps take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city. (B,L,D)

Day 8 MELK - VIENNA
Sail through the narrow meandering valley of Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Your guided tour takes you to Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey. If you prefer, you can participate in a guided bike tour instead. Return to the ship for lunch and continue sailing through the romantic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna, after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)
 
Day 9 VIENNA
Savor the elegant city of imperial Vienna once capital of the powerful Austro Hungarian Empire. View on a guided city tour the Baroque palaces, the world famous Vienna Opera House, the Gothic City Hall, the majestic Ringstrasse, the awe-inspiring St. Stephens Cathedral and more. if it is not your first time in Vienna we suggest to join an other tour instead, called the Hidden Vienna. You will still have time to stroll around the old center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries in the popular historic Cafe houses. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephenss Basilica, the famous Heroes square and more. During dinner, the ship will sail through the illuminated river front of Budapest with its majestic buildings setting a romantic background. (B,L,D)


Day 11 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART BUDAPEST
Bid farewell to Budapest and optional transfer to the airport for your homeward flight or stay longer in Budapest and try one of the famous thermal water spas (B)

 

PROGRAM OUTLINE

 

Day
Destination Activities
1
Prague Optional Transfer to hotel
2
Prague City tour
3 Prague Free time
4
Prague Transfer to Pilzen
 
  Free time
 
Nuremberg EMBARKATION
 
  Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
5
Nuremberg Medieval Nuremberg OR World War II
 
  Cruise Main-Danube Canal
 
Hilpoltstein Crossing Continental Divide
6
Regensburg Walking tour 
7
Passau Walking tour or castle hike
 
Linz Cruise
8
Melk Benedictine Abbey tour  or bike tour
 
Vienna Free time 
9
Vienna City tour
    or Hidden Vienna tour
10
Budapest City tour or castle hike & Illuminations Cruise
11
Budapest DISEMBARKATION

 

Included features:

  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Prague including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from the Hotel in Prague to the Ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 Nights Deluxe Cruise Accommodation in an Outside Stateroom - 82% of the Staterooms with large French Balconies (Twin Balconies on select vessels)
  • Daily Sightseeing Program as outlined in the Itinerary
  • Infotainment System in all Staterooms with Free Internet, Hit Movies, Music Library and English Language TV Stations
  • Terry Bathrobes and White-on-white plush Bedding in all Staterooms
  • Superb 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 and soft drinks with every Dinner on board the Ship
  • Bottled Water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special Highlights including Lectures, Theme Dinners, Cooking Demonstration, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music
  • Use of Bicycles to explore on your own
  • Services of Professional Cruise Manager
  • All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All local Taxes

Departure dates and prices (US$)   For special discounts click here

Departure
Dates 2017
Start
City
Ship
Name
Cruise
Only
Cruise
& Land
30 Oct 2017 Prague AmaDante $2999 $3779
Inquire about 2018 prices      

 Port Charges in 2017: $168 per person

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

Single supplement for Land: in 2017: US$ 480

Prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.
To upgrade to a higher Category, add the following amount per person:

Amadante
Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price 2017
D
Piano Deck
Amadante AmaSerena AmaCerto
Window
$299
C
Violin/Cello Deck
Amadante AmaSerena AmaCerto
French Balcony
$899
B
Violin/Cello Deck
Amadante
French Balcony
$1099
BB Cello Deck on
AmaCerto or AmaSerena
French /outside Balcony $1399
BA Violin Deck on
AmaCerto or AmaSerena
French /outside Balcony $1599
AB Cello Deck on
AmaCerto or AmaSerena
French /outside Balcony $1799
A
Violin Deck
Amadante
French Balcony
$1199
A+
Violin Deck
Amadante
French Balcony
$2199
AA Violin Deck on
AmaCerto or AmaSerena
French /outside Balcony $1999
AA+ Violin Deck on
AmaCerto or AmaSerena
French /outside Balcony $2599
S
Violin Deck
Amadante
French Balcony
$2399
SS Violin Deck on
AmaCerto or AmaSerena
French /outside Balcony $3199

NOTE: Children are not accepted.

Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.

The choices are:
Choice A: Two twin beds
Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size) m   MS Amadolce ship description   Ms AmaDante


Ms Amalegro Amadante Amadagio Amacello Amadolce Amacerto  AmaPrima Amalyra cruiseship description

 

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