danube cruise Prague Budapest

Danube Cruise  Prague to Budapest

Discover Prague and Cruise From Germany  to Budapest 

2014 and 2015

# 8

Prague Budapest cruise and land tour

Prague Nuremberg and Cruise to Budapest The Romantic Danube 

 10% EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT FOR ALL 2015 DEPARTURES
Discount is valid in each cabin category on a limited cabin stock and subject to availability

PLUS

WINE CRUISE SPECIALS  - SAVE 1500$ PER STATEROOM (based on double occupancy)
or WAIVE Single Supplement
on our Luxury Food & Wine Cruises - Departures: Nov 8, Nov
9 2014 from Prague or 4days later cruise only

ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and optional transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.
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. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)
Day 3 PRAGUE
Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (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 lunch on your own, continue to the charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen, where you will embark your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers to celebrate Oktoberfest¯ in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, enjoy traditional beers accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,D)
Day 5 VILSHOFEN - PASSAU
This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before you cruise to Passau, where this afternoon you will have your choice of two different excursions. The first option is to take a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old fairy tale city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephanā€™s Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, experience this majestic city on a guided bike tour along the Inn River to Weinstein (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)
Day 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA - GMUNDEN
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. 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 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 MELK - KREMS (DURNSTEIN)
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning to Melk. A guided tour will take you to Melks magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europeā's largest Baroque monasteries. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau valley to Krems. You will have the choice of two excursions this afternoon. The first is a motor coach ride to Durnstein, where you will take a walking tour of the town's medieval cobblestone streets, passing by 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche high above town. As an alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour from Krems to Durnstein and back (capacity controlled). 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
During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the historic St. Stephane's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional tour to the Schronbrunn Palace. 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. In the alternative, you can take a Communist History Tour of Bratislava, which includes architectural landmarks such 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 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. 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 optional transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

PROGRAM OUTLINE  2014 and 2015
 

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
 
  OR Gmunden excursion
 
  OR Cesky Krumlov excursion
 
  OR Salzburg excursion
7
Melk Benedictine Abbey; Wachau Valley cruise
 
Krems Durnstein walking tour
 
  OR guided bicycle tour
 
  Wine tasting
8
Vienna City tour; Optional evening concert
9
Bratislava Walking tour OR Communist tour
10
Budapest City tour & 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

2014 and 2015 Departure dates and prices (US$)

Departure
Date
Start
City
Ship
Name
Cruise
Only
Cruise
& Land
28 Sep 2014 Prague AmaSonata $3499 $4249
11 Oct 2014 Prague AmaPrima $3299 $4049
12 Oct 2014 Prague AmaSonata $3199 $3949
25 Oct 2014 Prague AmaPrima $2999 $3749
26 Oct 2014 Prague AmaSonata $2999 $3749
8 Nov 2014+
Special Price**
Prague AmaPrima $2699
$1949**
$3449
$2749**
9 Nov 2014+
Special Price**
Prague AmaSonata $2699
$1949**
$3449
$2749**
12 Nov 2014
Special Price**
Prague AmaBella $2699
$1949**
$3449
$2749**
24 Dec 2014* Prague AmaBella $2799 $3549
03 Apr 2015* Prague AmaPrima $2699 $3479
18 Apr 2015 Prague AmaDolce $3099 $3879
01 May 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3299 $4079
02 may 2015 Prague AmaDolce $3299 $4079
24 May 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3399 $4179
29 May 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3399 $4179
07 Jun 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3299 $4079
21 Jun 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3299 $4079
26 Jun 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3299 $4079
28 Jun 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3299 $4079
12 Jul 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3299 $4079
24 Jul 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3299 $4079
26 Jul 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3299 $4079
02 Aug 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3299 $4079
09 Aug 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3299 $4079
16 Aug 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3399 $4179
21 Aug 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3399 $4179
23 Aug 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3499 $4279
30 Aug 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3599 $4379
06 Sep 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3599 $4379
13 Sep 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3599 $4379
18 Sep 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3599 $4379
27 Sep 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3599 $4379
11 Oct 2015 Prague AmaSerena $3299 $4079
16 Oct 2015 Prague AmaPrima $3199 $3979
18 Oct 2015 Prague AmaSonata $3199 $3979
01 Nov 2015 Prague AmaSonata $2899 $3679
13 Nov 2015* Prague AmaPrima $2799 $3579
15 Nov 2015* Prague AmaSonata $2799 $3579
18 Nov 2015* Prague AmaBella $2799 $3579
27 Dec 2015* Prague AmaSonata $2899 $3679

 Port Charges (2014): $161 per person                Port Charges (2015): $168 per person

+In Celebration of Wine cruise - Itinerary slightly modified

**WINE CRUISE SPECIALS  - SAVE 1500$ PER STATEROOM (based on double occupancy)
or WAIVE Single Supplement
on our Luxury Food & Wine Cruises - BOOK BY THE 31st OF JANUARY  2014

*New Year's Celebration cruise

Itinerary slightly modified Celebration of Wine cruise
Celebration of Wine cruise - includes extras: Wine lecture and tasting on board, plus Krems and Wachau excursion and wine evening, Heuriger wine village evening in Vienna

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

Single supplement for Land : $420 per person

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:

 

Cat.
Deck
STATEROOM
Price (2014) Price (2015)
D
Piano Deck
Window
$249 $299
C
Violin/Cello Deck
French Balcony
$649 $799
B
Violin/Cello Deck
French Balcony
$849 $999
A
Violin Deck
French Balcony
$979 $1099
BB Cello (Amacerto) French/Outside Balcony $1149 $1299
BA Violin/Amacerto French/Outside Balcony $1249 $1499
AB Violin/Cello (Amacerto) French/Outside Balcony $1449 $1699
AA Violin (Amacerto) French/Outside Balcony $1649 $1899
A+
Violin Deck
French Balcony
$1699 $2099
S
Violin Deck
French Balcony
$1999 $2299
SS Violin (amacerto) French/Outside Balcony $2649 $2999

 

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)

 

Ms Amalegro Amadante Amadagio Amacello Amadolce Amacerto AmaPrima Amalyra
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