The Romantic Danube and Prague Cruise

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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
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Gorgeous evening view
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Explore these beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
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Visit the unique European towns
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Parliament Building
Common room on the Amabella.
Stay in a luxurious suite while touring Eastern Europe aboard the AmaBella.
Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on this European river cruise and land tour, beginning with a 3-night stay in majestic Prague followed by 7 nights cruising from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, visit Europe's largest pipe organ, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

Day 1

    Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

    Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

    Day 2

    • Breakfast


    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.

    Day 3

    • Breakfast

    Free day 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. Or choose an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace.

    Day 4

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Dinner

    Prague / Embark / Vilshofen, Germany

    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 and enjoy traditional beers accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance.

    Day 5

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Passau, Germany

    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. Stephan'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).

    Day 6

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Linz / Gmunden / Grein

    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.

    Day 7

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Melk / Durnstein

    Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning to Melk. 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 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.

    Day 8

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


    During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the historic St. Stephen'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 Schonbrunn 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.

    Day 9

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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. Alternatively, 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.

    Day 10

    • Ship
    • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    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. Stephen's 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.

    Day 11

    • Breakfast

    Disembark in Budapest

    Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

    Please note: Rates do not include port charges.

    Included Features:
    - 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
    - Transfer from Prague to the ship in Vilshofen
    - 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
    - Most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
    - Life enriching tours and excursions daily
    - State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
    - Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
    - Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
    - Gourmet 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 & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
    - Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    - Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
    - Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
    - Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
    - 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