2020 - Melodies of the Danube : 7-Night Cruise with 2-Nights Pre-Cruise, 3 Nights Post-Cruise : Budapest to Prague : ms AmaLea

Overview

Melodies of the Danube

CRUISE FROM : Budapest to Vilshofen

Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
RIVERS: Danube

Melodies of the Danube

At A Glance

On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features

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

    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
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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 Chaine des Rotisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaine des Rotisseurs 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

    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
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

    Land Program

  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge (or similar), including tour and daily breakfast; and transfer to ship
  • Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to Regensburg with city tour and then on to Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Marriott (or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel.

    Day 2 : BUDAPEST
    Budapest is one of Europe's most regal and storied cities-and many of its most iconic sights are just off the banks of the Danube. Today's tour takes you to the Jewish Quarter and its treasures. The Great Synagogue, the largest in Europe and the second largest in the world, is the heart of the quarter. Other prominent attractions include the Holocaust Memorial, a weeping willow tree with the names of Hungary's Jewish Holocaust victims inscribed on each leaf; and the Shoes on the Danube, a memorial to the Budapest Jewish community. (B)

    Day 3 : BUDAPEST - EMBARKATION
    Check out of your hotel to board your luxurious ship. Enjoy a special evening Illuminations cruise. (B,D)

    Day 4 : BUDAPEST
    Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You'll see Heroes' Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman's Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : 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: Wine Cruise itineraries are modified and will not visit Bratislava. Instead of visiting Bratislava, guests will enjoy visiting the charming winemaking town of Gobelsberg.

    Day 6 : VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    The "City of Waltzes" offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna's historic city center and then visit St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

    Day 7 : WEISSENKIRCHEN - GREIN
    After reaching Weissenkirchen, you'll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Durnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Durnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : LINZ
    The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day 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 Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city's famed "Cultural Mile" and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit charming Cesky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : PASSAU, GERMANY - VILSHOFEN
    Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration- an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : VILSHOFEN - DISEMBARKATION - REGENSBURG - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Depart the ship and drive through the countryside to Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, which you'll discover on a guided walking tour showcasing the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. After touring Regensburg, continue your journey on to Prague. (B)

    Day 11 : PRAGUE
    Discover Prague on a city tour or a castle hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with a historic city center that's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. (B)

    Day 12 : PRAGUE
    Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world. (B)

    Day 13 : DEPART PRAGUE
    Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    AmaWaterways
    Offer
    Offer valid through 12/31/2019
    Duration
    13 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaLea

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    DayPortArriveDepart
    Day 1Budapest  
    Day 2Budapest  
    Day 3Budapest  
    Day 4Budapest  
    Day 5Bratislava  
    Day 6Vienna  
    Day 7Grein  
    Day 8Linz  
    Day 9Passau  
    Day 10Prague  
    Day 11Prague  
    Day 12Prague  
    Day 13Depart Prague  
    Dates/Pricing

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    DatePrice / DescriptionQuote
    03/19/2020$3,439.00* (USD)Quote
    04/02/2020$3,639.00* (USD)Quote
    04/16/2020$3,839.00* (USD)Quote
    04/30/2020$4,389.00* (USD)Quote
    05/28/2020$4,839.00* (USD)Quote
    06/11/2020$4,839.00* (USD)Quote
    08/06/2020$4,839.00* (USD)Quote
    08/20/2020$4,689.00* (USD)Quote
    09/03/2020$5,139.00* (USD)Quote
    09/17/2020$5,139.00* (USD)Quote
    10/01/2020$5,139.00* (USD)Quote
    10/15/2020$4,839.00* (USD)Quote
    10/29/2020$4,139.00* (USD)Quote
    11/12/2020$3,589.00* (USD)Quote
    12/24/2020$4,189.00* (USD)Quote
    Disclaimer

    Notes:

    Important Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.

    Port Charges not included in cruise price $189 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise 50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details. Single Supplement Cruise (AmaMagna): Category AA, AB, D and E 50%; Category SA, SB 75%; Category OS, GS 100%.

    Single Supplement for Land A single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

    Bedding Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

    Terms & Conditions:

    All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.

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