ROMANTIC DANUBE RIVER CRUISE

Presented by AmaWaterways

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Overview

Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Austria’s Lake District and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor. 

Where

Cruise: Vilshofen to Budapest along the Danube River

Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

When

Departure: Thursday, October 3, 2019

Return: Friday, October 11, 2019

Highlights

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs

  • Internet and Wi-Fi access

  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track

  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon

  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar

  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues

  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients

  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant

  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner

  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience

  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner

  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast

  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks

  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)

  • Computer for internet access

  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations

  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area

  • Bottled water replenished daily

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination

  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options

  • Bike tours and hikes

  • Special Interest Tours

  • Knowledgeable guides

  • Personal headset for easy exploration

Inclusions

Daily Complimentary Cocktail Hour

Immersive Tours in Every Port

Port Charges

Onboard Gratuity

Roundtrip Airport to Ship Transfers

7 Night River Cruise aboard the AmaLea

All Meals Onboard ship

Unlimited Fine Wine, Beer and Soft Drinks with Lunch & Dinner

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Pricing

Cat e

$4,329

cat d

$4,629

cat cb

$4,929

Cat ca

$5,229

cat bb

$5,729

cat ba

$5,929

cat ab

$6,129

cat aa

$6,329

Pre-Cruise Munich Package: $740 per person; double occupancy

DEPOSIT $400 Per Person due with Reservation

FINAL PAYMENT June 5, 2019

CANCELLATION POLICY $200 Per Person Cancellation Penalty will be imposed after reservation to June, 4, 2019. | $400 Per Person Cancellation Penalty will be imposed from June 5, 2019 to July 4, 2019. | Full Penalty will be imposed for any cancellations received after July 5, 2019.

PASSPORT NOTICE A passport is required to travel to this destination and must be valid for at least six months beyond the return date of your trip.

TRAVEL INSURANCE Optional Trip Insurance through Travel Insured International. To purchase, call our offices.

Itinerary

Thursday, October 3, 2019

TRAVEL DAY This day is set aside for your travels from home to a local airport and your overnight flight to Europe.

Friday, October 4, 2019

EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN, GERMANY Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. Later in the day, attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (D)

THE AMALEA Launching in 2018, AmaLea is inspired by luxury yachts, providing a distinctive river cruise experience. Stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. AmaLea offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. On the Sun Deck, enjoy a dip in the heated pool, as well as a refreshing beverage at the swim-up bar. You will be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Relish in a variety of dining venues, including The Chefs Table specialty restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes.

Saturday, October 5, 2019

VILSHOFEN – PASSAU Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill. (B,L,D)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

LINZ, AUSTRIA The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a fullday excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music. Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more choices of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Monday, October 7, 2019

WEISSENKIRCHEN Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

VIENNA The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

"Please note: Due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during the cruises departing in late October through December. Instead of visiting Bratislava, guests will enjoy visiting the charming winemaking town of Krems.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising past the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)

Friday, October 11, 2019

BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

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