The Melodies of the Danube - Cruise Only« All MS Amabella cruise options
|Dates||Deck + Cabin Type|
|Category E||Category D||Category C||Category BB||Category BA||Category AB||Category AA||Suite|
|Nov 9 '13
|Port Charges: $147 per person
Nov 9 '13 - In Celebration of Wine departure
Nov 8 '14
Dec 20 '14
|Port Charges: $161 per person|
Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception followed by dinner. (D)
Day 2 Budapest
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 more. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia / Vienna, Austria
Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a “Communist Tour” that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the great formal concert houses of Imperial Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg. (B,L,D)
Day 4 Vienna
Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, which will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a wine village near Vienna. Enjoy the year’s newest vintage, surrounded by music and hospitality. (B,L,D)
Day 5 Dürnstein / Melk
This morning arrive in Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the town’s medieval cobblestone streets, passing by 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Your tour will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner, where you will enjoy several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. As an alternative, explore the majestic Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. The ship moors overnight in Melk. (B,L,D)
Day 6 Linz / Gmunden
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour will take you along the Landstrasse to the city’s main square. You will see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, Landestheatre and St. Martin’s, 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 this afternoon 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 Passau, Germany / Vilshofen
Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, explore the city on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This afternoon, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, a charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town on the confluence of the river Vils and the Danube. There, you’ll enjoy “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, sampling local food and beer accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,L,D)
Day 8 Vilshofen / Disembark
This morning disembark the ship, departing Vilshofen after breakfast for your return flight home.
Itinerary NotesPlease note: Cruise fares do not include port charges.
- 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
Deposit & Payment
Initial deposit is $600, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card. We accept Visa, Mastercard, AmEx, and Discover. Alternatively, you can send a check to our Missoula, Montana, office or register online at: https://www.adventure-life.com/forms/fourways.php
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|Days Prior to departure||Fee|
|121 days or more||$400 per person|
|120-90 days||$600 per person|
|89-60 days||40% trip cost|
|59-30 days||55% trip cost|
|29-0 days||100% trip cost|
- Ship Highlights
- Passengers : 162
- River Cruise Ship
Perhaps the most distinctive feature aboard the MS Amabella is the revolutionary “Twin Balcony” stateroom concept found on the majority of staterooms. The Twin Balconies consist of French Balconies, for unimpeded views and fresh air, plus a separate Outside Balcony, allowing for private, al fresco enjoyment of your river cruise experience.
Staterooms on board the Amabella include spacious French Balcony Suites at 170 square feet, Twin Balcony Suites at 210 or 235 square feet and Twin Balcony Owner’s Suites at 255 square feet. The most deluxe category, the 350-square foot Owner’s Suite “plus” category, features a sitting area and couch, large bathroom with separate bathtub, as well as both an Outside and a French balcony. All Twin Balcony stateroom categories feature a mini-bar. Every stateroom aboard Amabella feature an exclusive Infotainment system, which includes complimentary Internet access and first-run Hollywood movies, plus complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel.
Public areas aboard include a spacious Main Lounge, a relaxing fireside library and Observation Lounge at the forward section of the vessels. You’ll also find an elevator, 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station; Fitness Center and Sauna, plus a Massage, Hair and Beauty salon.
The ship also features multiple outdoor decks. Offering unimpeded panoramic views, the Sun Decks feature teak lounge chairs, a walking track, putting green and retractable roofing as well as a giant chess board. There is a heated pool for the ultimate in relaxation. The vessels also feature a Lower Sun Deck and a Teak Front Deck, offering unique vantage points for enjoying spectacular river side scenery.
Dining on board the MS Amabella presents an array of dining options unequaled in the industry. You’ll find no less than seven unique dining experiences on board. Choose Verde Fine Dining Restaurant, the ships’ main restaurant, offering gourmet cuisine. Bella Cucina Restaurant, the second stylish onboard restaurant, offers classic Italian fare at dinner. At Erlebnis Chef’s Table Restaurant, passengers can watch as a private chef prepares a special tasting menu in this unique and exclusive 24-seat venue. Additionally, passengers can enjoy casual light lunch menus in the Main Lounge, as well as private dining in the Wine Room, a dining area seating up to six guests that’s perfect for celebrating a special occasion. On select days, enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck and room service dining for breakfast and dinner is also available in select suite categories.
Piano Deck, Fixed window, private facilities, 170 sq. ft.
Piano Deck, Fixed window, private facilities, 170 sq. ft.
Cello Deck, French Balcony, private facilities, 170 sq. ft.
Cello Deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony, private facilities, 210 sq. ft.
Violin Deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony, private facilities, 210 sq. ft.
Cello Deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony, private facilities, 235 sq. ft.
Violin Deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony, private facilities, 235 sq. ft.
Violin Deck, French Balcony & Outside Balcony, private facilities, 350 sq. ft.