Danube Cruise Budapest Vienna Munich


 2017 and 2018

Cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen and discover Munich sailing through the beautiful Danube from Hungary, Slovakia, Austria and Germany visiting historic old towns and villages and enjoying the charms of  landscapes along Europe's most romantic river.

Budapest Germany Danube cruise with Munich

 Begin your cruise in magnificent Budapest, continuing on to historic Bratislava and legendary Vienna, the birthplace of the waltz. Pass through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the Melk Abbey; explore the Austrian Lake District and fairy-tale cities. End your journey with three nights in Munich Bavaria's attractive and bustling capital.

CRUISE SPECIAL DISCOUNTED DEPARTURES

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - EMBARKATION
Individual arrival in Budapest with optional airport transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception followed by dinner. We will be sailing in the evening around Budapest admiring  the illuminated palaces and the castle hill during our dinner.(D)
Day 2 BUDAPEST
This morning, your 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 Fishermans Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephens Basilica, the famous Heroes Square and more. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Arrival in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. After breakfast join a walking tour of the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martins Cathedral. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, we will take you to a typical wine tavern at the outskirts of Vienna for typical music, local wine and entertainment. (B,L,D)
Day 4 VIENNA
Admire elegant Vienna, former capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire with its many Baroque and Neo Gothic palaces. You will have two options for different tours. Your first option is a driving sightseeing tour, which will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, the Imperial Place and the historic St. Stephens Cathedral followed by a walking guided tour of the heart of the city. If it is not your first time in Vienna, we can recommend the Hidden Vienna tour that takes you to less touristic places like the interesting Art Nuveau buildings. The remainder of the day is at your leisure or you can join a guided bike tour to a nearby monastery or continue discovering the city on your own. Do not forget to visit one of the hundreds of historical coffee houses Vienna is so famous for and try some local cakes or delicious strudels. (B,L,D)
Day 5 DURNSTEIN - MELK - GREIN
This morning we reach the scenic Wachai Valley arriving at Weissenkirchen. You will have an option of taking a tour to Durnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the towns medieval cobblestone streets, passing by 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Your tour will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner, where you will enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. You may also hike up to the castle ruins where the English king Richard the Lionhearted was held in captivity after his return from the Holly Land. As an alternative, explore the majestic Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ship arrives at the charming town of Grein where you will have free time before continuing sailing towards Linz. (B,L,D)
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Day 6 LINZ
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour will take you along the Landstrasse to the citys main square. You will see St. Marys Cathedral, the Marian Column, Landestheatre and St. Martins, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon you have the choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the scenic Salzkammergut region, the Austrian Lake District, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic town of Gmunden, on the shore of Lake Traunsee. The second option is to join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the Sound of Music and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PASSAU, GERMANY - VILSHOFEN
Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, located at the confluence of three rivers, the In and Ilz and the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephans Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. You also have an option to take a guided bike tour along the shore to the nearby town of Eerlau or climb up the hill to the old fortress with excellent views of the rivers and towns below. In  the afternoon we sail to Vilshofen, a charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town where the Vils and the Danube meet. There, you'll enjoy Oktoberfest -type celebration with local food, beer, Bavarian folk music and dance.(B,L,D)

Day 8 VILSHOFEN - DISEMBARKATION - REGENSBURG - MUNICH
This morning, disembark your ship at Vilshofen, and depart for Munich. Stop in Regensburg, one of Germanys best preserved medieval cities, where you will enjoy a walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Regensburg's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing your motor coach transfer to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located north of the Bavarian Alps on the river Isar, Munich is Germanys third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the middle Ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center. It is also famous for its breweries, beer gardens and attractions such as Oktoberfest. (B)
Day 9 MUNICH
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Munich followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. Begin at the town center where you can see the famous Glockenspiel at Munichs New Town Hall and the Frauenkirche, the Cathedral of Our Lady. The afternoon is free for you to explore Munich on your own. (B)
Day 10 MUNICH
Your excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, King Ludwig's dream castle, the most visited picture-perfect monument of Germany. The palace was built in the 19th century by Mad King Ludwig II of Bavaria, as an homage to the grandiose operas of composer Richard Wagner. After a tour of the castle, visit Fussen, Bavaria's highest town, known for St. Mangs Abbey, where you will have free time for lunch on your own before returning to Munich. (B)
Day 11 DEPART MUNICH
After breakfast end of services. Extension for tours to different parts of Germany possible. (B)

An other option is to continue to Prague from Vilshofen instead of Munich.
 

Program outline

1 Budapest EMBARKATION
    Welcome Cocktail & Dinner. Cruise around illuminated Budapest
2 Budapest City tour
3 Bratislava Walking tour
  Vienna Viennese wine and Music evening
4 Vienna City tour
    Optional Schoenbrunn palace excursion
5 Weissenkirchen Durnstein excursion & wine tasting
  Emersdorf Melk Benedictine Abbey tour
  Grein Evenng free
6 Linz Walking tour
    OR Austrian Lakes tour
    OR Cesky Krumlov excursion
    OR Salzburg excursion
7 Passau Walking tour
  Vilshofen "Oktoberfest" evening
8 Vilshofen DISEMBARKATION
    Transfer to Regensburg
  Regensburg Walking tour
    Transfer to Munich or Prague
9 Munich Walking tour
10 Munich Neuschwanstein Castle
    Bavarian Alps
11 Munich End of program, extensions available


Cruise Includes

  • 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
  • Transfer from the ship Vilshofen to the Hotel in Munich or Prague
  • 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Munich including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • 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


Prices in US Dollars are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window.

Departure dates and prices (US$)   Click here for discounted departure dates

Departure Dates
from Budapest in 2017 and 2018
Ship
Name
Cruise
Only
Cruise
& Land
23 Oct AmaSerena $3199 $3979
25 Oct Ama Stella $3199 $3979
30 Oct Ama Certo $3099 $3879
1 Nov Ama Viola $2999 $3779
6 Nov AmaSerena $2899 $3679
8 Nov* Ama Stella $2899 $3679
13 Nov* Ama Certo $2799 $3579
15 Nov Ama Viola $2799 $3579
25 Dec New Years Cruise Ama Certo $2899 $3679
27 Dec New Years Cruise Ama Viola $2899 $3679
Inquire about 2018 rates

* Wine cruise - itinerary slightly different

 Port charges: US$168 per person in 2017

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

Single supplement for post cruise land: $ 480 in 2017



To upgrade to a higher Category, add the following amount per person:

Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price 2017 in US$
D
Piano Deck
all ships
Window
$299
C
Violin or Cello Deck
all ships
French Balcony
$899
B
Violin or Cello Deck (Amadante)
French Balcony
$1099
A
Violin Deck (Amadante)
French Balcony
$1199
BB Cello Deck
(AmaSerena, AmaCerto, AmaStella, AmaViola)
French/Outside Balcony $1399
BA Violin Deck
(AmaSerena, AmaCerto, AmaStella, AmaViola)
French/Outside Balcony $1599
AB Cello Deck
(AmaSerena, AmaCerto, AmaStella, AmaViola)
French/Outside Balcony $1799
AA Violin Deck
(AmaSerena, AmaCerto, AmaStella, AmaViola)
French/Outside Balcony $1999
A+
Violin Deck
Amadante
French Balcony
$2199
AA+ Violin Deck
(AmaSerena, AmaCerto, AmaStella, AmaViola)
French /Outside Balcony $2599
S
Violin Deck
Amadante
French Balcony
$2399
SS Violin Deck
(AmaSerena, AmaCerto, AmaStella, AmaViola)
French/Outside Balcony $3199

AmaDolce     AmaPrima  Ship descriptions

 

Ms Amalegro Amadante Amadagio Amacello Amadolce Amacerto AmaPrima Amalyra
cruiseship description