The Legendary Danube Cruise

Adventure Life
Explore these beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
Adventure Life
Visit the unique European towns
Adventure Life
An Allied Battle Tank from WWII
Night in Vienna.
European city on the river.
AmaDolce's stairway and library.
Enjoy a game of chess on the AmaDolce's sun deck.
Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide, and along the way, visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region. Then, conclude your European river cruise vacation with two grand old capitals, magnificent Vienna and vibrant Budapest.

Day 1

    Nuremberg, Germany / Embark

    Arrive Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia, and embark on your luxury river vessel. Tonight, gather on board for a Gala Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

    Day 2

      Nuremberg / Crossing the Continental Divide / Dietfurt

      Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant impressive walls. See the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, rejoin the ship further along the Main-Danube Canal and continue to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level before descending through stair-step locks to the charming Bavarian town of Dietfurt. (B,L,D)

      Day 3


        This morning takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal. Arrive in magnificent 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 - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. In the evening enjoy a music performance on board. (B,L,D)

        Day 4

          Passau / Linz, Austria

          After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. During your walking tour, gaze at this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or, take an optional full day tour to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and location of the Sound of Music. See the main sights including a visit to Mozart's birth house. For those staying on board, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Melk / Vienna

            Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. At lunchtime, continue through the romantic Wachau Valley. Late this afternoon, arrive in Vienna, the "City of Music." Tonight, explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own, or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

            Day 6

              Exploring Vienna

              During your guided tour of Vienna you will see the imperial Hofburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, Ringstrasse, awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral and also visit the National Library. Then, enjoy a free afternoon to shop, explore or visit one of the cities many museums or palaces. Late afternoon, continue your journey past Slovakia and cruise overnight to Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital. (B,L,D)

              Day 7

                Budapest, Hungary

                This morning is free for shopping or sightseeing. In the afternoon, your guided city tour includes Buda and Pest. From historic Buda Castle 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 marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, and much more. Tonight, enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Depart Budapest / Return Home

                  Your fascinating cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homebound flight. Extra nights are available if you wish to extend your stay in Budapest. (B)
                   Category ECategory DCategory CCategory BCategory AJunior Suite
                  Port Charges: $161 per person.
                  Please note: Cruise fares do not include port charges, please add $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 Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package
                  - 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:

                  Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure.

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

                  Booking last minute? No problem! Please contact one of our trip planners, and we can get you on your way if booking less than 100 days prior to departure.

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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