Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

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Parliament Building
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A building sits in the middle of the river
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Explore these beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
European city on the river.
AmaDolce's stairway and library.
Enjoy a game of chess on the AmaDolce's sun deck.
See the very best of Europe’s highlights and experience centuries of art, history and culture. From Budapest, a famous haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise through the stunning cultural cities of Vienna, Bratislava, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse by cruise ship Europe’s Continental Divide - made possible through the engineering masterpiece of the Main-Danube Canal. Treat yourself to fine cuisine and the great wines of the region. Take an optional excursion to Salzburg and celebrate the heritage of Mozart, one of the world’s greatest composers.

Day 1

    Arrive Budapest, Hungary / Embark

    Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship docked in the center of the city. Tonight, gather on board for a Gala Welcome Dinner, as your ship cruises overnight to Bratislava. (D)

    Day 2

      Bratislava, Slovakia / Vienna, Austria

      A guided morning tour of Bratislava reveals the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Perhaps, visit the 13th century Bratislava Castle where you'll enjoy breathtaking views overlooking three countries - Slovakia, Austria and Hungary. An eventful day is followed by an evening filled with an enchanting music performance on board. After midnight the ship departs for Vienna. (B,L,D)

      Day 3

        Exploring Vienna

        A wonderful day to savour the baroque romance of Vienna. On your guided sightseeing tour, you will see the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral and also visit the National Library. The afternoon is free to stroll along Kärntnerstrasse or sample Vienna's famous pastries. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert (B,L,D)

        Day 4

          Durnstein / Melk

          Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley. Stop in Dürnstein and marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Above town you will spot the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. At lunchtime, continue on a short cruise to Melk. A guided tour takes you to the town's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries. An evening wine tasting highlights your visit to the Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Linz / Passau, Germany

            After breakfast, take an optional full-day excursion to fascinating Salzburg and the Sound of Music sights, or cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany. In Passau the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. During your walking tour, gaze at this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 ago. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Regensburg

              Afternoon arrival in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall, and the Porta Pretoria - a gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, folklore entertainers will come on board for your delight. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Nuremberg

                This morning enter the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. The Main-Danube Canal straddles the Franconian Alps via 16 locks, truly a fascinating feat of modern engineering. In the afternoon enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. See the storybook 900-year old ramparts that surround this historic city, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. Moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

                  Nuremberg / Disembark / Return Home

                  This morning, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)
                   Category ECategory DCategory CCategory BCategory AJunior Suite
                  2014-Jun-02$3,299$3,548$3,948$4,278$4,998$5,298
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  2014-Jul-28$3,099$3,348$3,748$4,078$4,798$5,098
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  2014-Sep-22$3,499$3,748$4,148$4,348$4,478$5,198
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  Rates do not include port charges: $147 per person

                  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

                  Deposit & Payment

                  Initial deposit is $400, 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/register

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

                  Final payment by bank transfer, check or Visa, Mastercard, Discover, or Amex.

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                  Cancellation Policy

                  Days Prior to departureFee
                  121 days or more$400 per person
                  120-90 days$600 per person
                  89-60 days40% trip cost
                  59-30 days55% trip cost
                  29-0 days100% trip cost