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Framed by Austrian Alps, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River casts the lure of romance that has caught many artists, musicians, and poets throughout the centuries. Your European river cruise of 7 nights voyages the timeless Danube River from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000-year- old city and visit Europe’s largest pipe organ, savor local wines throughout the Wachau Valley, and have your senses heightened with the timeless beauty and rich history of Vienna and Budapest.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Embark / Vilshofen, Germany
Day 2 : Vilshofen / Passau, Germany
Day 3 : Linz / Gmunden
Day 4 : Melk / Krems
Day 5 : Vienna
Day 6 : Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 7 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 8 : Budapest

Ship

MS Amacerto

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Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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Day 1 Embark / Vilshofen, Germany

This evening meet your fellow passengers on board for the Welcome Reception and Dinner. (D)

Day 2 Vilshofen / Passau, Germany

This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you have a choice of two tours. The first option is a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestoned streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to one of the world’s largest pipe organs. Another option is a guided bike tour along the Inn River to Weinstein (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 3 Linz / Gmunden

After breakfast, explore nearby Gmunden, which is located in the Austrian Lake District on Lake Traun. Visit the picturesque Castle Ort with its beautiful details, Renaissance frescos and triangular inner courtyard. Legend holds that the castle was originally a Roman fortress in the early 8th-century. Return to the ship for lunch as you sail on to Grein for some wine tasting. Explore this charming city on your own and see the Stadttheater, one of Austria’s oldest theatres. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Melk / Krems

Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Melk. A guided tour will take you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries and the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau valley to Krems. You will have the choice of two excursions this afternoon. The first is a walking tour of Krems. As an alternative, enjoy a guided bike tour from Krems to Dürnstein and back (capacity controlled). After a delicious dinner on board tonight, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery. (B,L,D)

Day 5 Vienna

During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Bratislava, Slovakia

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, take a “Communist” tour that includes such architectural landmarks 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 7 Budapest, Hungary

This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to the historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of the river and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes’ Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Budapest

Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your onward flight. (B)

MS Amacerto

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Piano Deck, Fixed Window. 148 sq.ft.
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Piano Deck, Fixed Windows. 148 sq.ft.
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Violin & Cello Deck, French Balcony. 170 sq.ft.
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Cello Deck, French & Outside Balcony. 210 sq.ft.
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Violin Deck. French & Outside Balcony. 210 sq.ft.
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Cello Deck. French & Outside Balcony. 235 sq.ft.
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Violin Deck. French & Outside Balcony. 235 sq.ft.
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Violin Deck. French & Outside Balcony. 290 sq.ft.
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Violin Deck. French & Outside Balcony. 350 sq.ft.

Notes

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Please note: Cruise fare does not include port charges.

Included Features:
- 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
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