Prague to Budapest via Vienna

Danube Cruise  Prague Vienna Budapest

Discover Prague and Cruise From Germany  to Budapest 

2017 and 2018

# 8

Vienna schonnbrunn land and cruise

Prague Regensburg and Cruise to Budapest on the Romantic Danube River

Free airfare form your home city on selected dates in 2017

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Individual arrival in Prague and optional transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to recover from jet lag or explore on your own.

Day 2 PRAGUE
Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square and see the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. The evening is free for own activities. (B)

Day 3 PRAGUE
Spend a day at your leisure or take one of our optional day tours to Karlovy Vary spa town, medieval Kutna Hora or one of the nearby castles. (B)

Day 4 PRAGUE - REGENSBURG - EMBARKATION - VILSHOFEN
This morning, depart Prague and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, its Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After free time we will continue to the to our point of embarkation at Vilshofen, an old Bavarian town. At early evening join us on a typical Bavarian style October fest style scelebration of beer, music and dance. Dinner on the ship which stays in Vilshofen for the night. (B,D)

Day 5 VILSHOFEN - PASSAU
After a free morning we sail towards our next destination, Passau, a nice old town at the confluence of three rivers. This afternoon join a walking tour through this charming town dating back to Roman times strolling through its cobblestoned streets of Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. We will also visit the old town, the fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA - GMUNDEN
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria and an old trading post. Your walking tour guides you along the Landstrasse, to the city's Main Square where you will see St. Mary's Cathedral, the Marian Column, the Landes Theatre and St. Martin's Church, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for lunch. 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 WEISSENKIRCGEN - MELK (DURNSTEIN)
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning to Weissenkirchen. A guided tour will take you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque monasteries. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau valley toward Krems. You will have an option to hike up to Durnstein to see the castle ruins where the English king Richard the Lionhearted was held as prisoner or take a tour to taste local specialties  of sweets and apriotst. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy wine tasting at a local winery. Enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. (B,L,D)

Day 8 VIENNA
Arrival in Vienna. After breakfast join our morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the famed Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the historic St. Stephane's Cathedral and many palaces. An other option would to to join the Hidden Vienna guided tour introducing several Art Neveau buildings in the city. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional guided biking tour Klosteneuburg Monastry. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in the Music Capital of the World. The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise to Bratislava, where you can choose from a walking tour which includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. An other option is to join the Slovak specialties tasting tour and cooking demonstration on how to make potato pirogies. For those full up energy, a guided hike will also be offered to the castle hill upper terrace and the Court of Honor. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 10 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning after arrival and brekfast, 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 Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephens Basilica, the famous Heroes Square and much more. There will be an alternative tour for those preferring more active sightseeing. You can hike up to the castle hill from where you can have an excellent view of the twin cities: Buda and Pest below. Afternoon free for own activities. After dinner, we will sail along the illuminated banks of the city called: The Queen of the Danube with the image of the spectacular turreted Parliament building reflected on the water. (B,L,D)

Day 11 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART BUDAPEST
Your cruise comes to an end optional transfer to the airport for your homeward flight or continue on to discover other parts of Eastern Europe on our guided tours. (B)

PROGRAM OUTLINE 
 

Day
Destination Activities
1
Prague Hotel check-in
2
Prague City tour
3
Prague Free time
4
Prague Transfer to Regensburg
 
Regensburg Walking tour
 
Vilshofen EMBARKATION
 
  Oktoberfest; Welcome Cocktail & Dinner
5
Vilshofen Free Time
 
Passau Walking tour
6
Linz Walking tour
 
  Salzkammergut excursion
 
  OR Cesky Krumlov excursion
 
  OR Salzburg excursion
7
Weisenkirchen Benedictine Abbey; Wachau Valley cruise
 
  Durnstein walking tour
 
  Wine tasting
8
Vienna City tour or Hidden Vienna tour or Bike tour
9
Bratislava Walking tour or castle hike
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 Vilshofen
  • 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$)  Click here for discounted sailing dates 

Starting Dates from Prague in 2017 and 2018 Ship
Name
Cruise Only Between
Vilshofen-Budapest
Cruise & Land
with Prague included
3 Nov Ama Certo $ 2899 $3679
5 Nov Ama Viola $ 2899 $3679
10 Nov* wine cruise AmaSerena $ 2799 $3579
12 Nov* wine cruise Ama Stella $ 2799 $3579
17 Nov Ama Certo $ 2799 $3579
19 Nov Ama Viola $ 2799 $3579
Dec 24, * New Years Cruise Ama Stella $ 2899 $3679
20 Mar 2018 AmaSerena $ 2499 $3279
21 Mar Ama Certo $ 2499 $3279
27 Mar Ama Viola $ 2599 $3379
3 Apr AmaSerena $ 2799 $3579
10 Apr Ama Viola $ 2899 $3679
17 Apr AmaSerena $ 2999 $3779
24 Apr Ama Viola $ 3199 $3979
1 May AmaSerena $ 3299 $4079
8 May, 22 May,5 Jun,19 Jun Ama Viola $ 3399 $4179
15 May,29 May,12 Jun,26 Jun AmaSerena $ 3399 $4179
24 May, 7 Jun, 21 Jun Ama Lea $ 3399 $4179
3 July, 17 July, 31 July Ama Viola $ 3299 $4079
5 July, 19 July Ama Lea $ 3299 $4079
10 July, 24 July, 7 Aug AmaSerena $ 3299 $4079
14 Aug Ama Viola $ 3399 $4179
16 Aug Ama Lea $ 3399 $4179
21 Aug AmaSerena $ 3499 $4279
28 Aug, 11 Sep, 25 Sep Ama Viola $ 3599 $4379
30 Aug,13 Sep Ama Lea $ 3599 $4379
4 Sep, 18 Sep, 2 Oct AmaSerena $ 3599 $4379
9 Oct Ama Viola $ 3399 $4179
11 Oct Ama Lea $ 3399 $4179
16 Oct AmaSerena $ 3299 $4079
23 Oct Ama Viola $ 3099 $3879
25 Oct Ama Lea $ 3099 $3879
30 Oct AmaSerena $ 2999 $3779
6 Nov Ama Viola $ 2899 $3679
8 Nov Ama Lea $ 2799 $3579

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:

(AmaCerto, AmaStella and Viola)
Upgrade to Higher than category E cabins:  
Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price 2017 Price 20187
D
Piano Deck on all ships
Window
$299 $299
CB Violin/Cello Deck French Balcony - $599
CA and C Violin/Cello Deck French Balcony $899 $899
BB Cello Deck (AmaCerto, Ama Viola) French/Outside Balcony $1399 $1399
BA Violin
(AmaCerto, AmaStella and Viola)
French/Outside Balcony $1599 $1599
AB Cello
(AmaCerto, AmaStella and Viola)
French/Outside Balcony $1799 $1799
AA Violin
(AmaCerto, AmaStella and Viola)
French/Outside Balcony $1999 $1999
AA+ Violin Deck
(AmaCerto, AmaStella and Viola)
French/Outside Balcony $2599 $2599
SS Violin Deck
(AmaCerto, AmaStella and Viola)
French/Outside Balcony $3199 $3299

Port Charges : $168 per person in 2017 and 2018

Wine cruises Itinerary slightly modified to include extras: Wine lecture and tasting on board, plus Krems and Wachau excursion and wine evening, Heuriger wine village evening in Vienna

Single supplement waived in category D and C for 2018

Single Supplement for Cruise: 50% of twin price; AA+ and Suites 100% of twin price.

Single supplement for Land : in 2017 and 2018: $480

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)           AmaDolce         AmaDolce

 

Ms Amalegro Amadante Amadagio Amacello Amacerto AmaPrima Amalyra
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