The Melodies of the Danube Cruise

$1500
OFF
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A castle overlooks the green countryside
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Explore these beautiful gardens while touring through Europe
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Enjoy this beautiful basilica while traveling through Europe
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A building sits in the middle of the river
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Parliament Building
Enjoy the main lounge while staying on the Amacerto.
Relax in the lounge while cruising through Eastern Europe on the Amacerto.
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries on this spectacular Europe tour. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, continuing on to Bratislava and Vienna, the romantic birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns. Conclude your European river cruise with a three night stay in Munich or Prague.

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 top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, choose the “Communist History” tour that includes 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, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

        Day 4

          Vienna

          Savor the sights of romantic Vienna during your guided tour, which will include the Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. An optional tour of Schonbrunn Palace and Mozart & Strauss concert in one of the city’s great formal concert houses is also available. (B,L,D)

          Day 5

            Dürnstein / Melk

            This morning arrive in Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the town’s medieval cobblestoned streets. You will see the magnificent blue façade of the local Stiftskirche and the ruined castle, high on a hill, where Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned. Your tour will include a tasting of local wines. As an alternative, take a scenic guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque-style monasteries and the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. 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. You will have the choice of three different excursions: the scenic “Salzkammergut” region (Austrian Lake District), a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where you will explore the historic town of Gmunden; the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border; or Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music.” Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. The ship sails overnight. (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 around this charming city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. As an alternative, explore the city on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen, where you’ll enjoy a mini “Oktoberfest” with local food, beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D)

                Day 8

                  Vilshofen / Disembark / Regensburg / Munich, Germany

                  This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen and depart for Munich. Stop in Regensburg for a walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. You will have some free time afterwards to explore Regensburg’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing your transfer to Munich. Enjoy the scenic countryside en route to your hotel in Munich, Germany’s third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the middle ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center, renowned for its breweries, beer gardens and boisterous Oktoberfest celebrations. (B)

                  Day 9

                    Munich

                    This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Munich followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. Begin at the town center where you can see the famous Glockenspiel at Munich’s New Town Hall and the Frauenkirche, the “Cathedral of Our Lady.” The afternoon is free for you to explore Munich on your own. (B)

                    Day 10

                      Munich

                      Today, you will visit the stunning Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for Walt Disney’s “Sleeping Beauty Castle.” The palace was built in the 19th century by “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria as an homage to composer Richard Wagner. After a tour of the castle, arrive in Fussen, where you will have free time for lunch on your own before returning to Munich. (B)

                      Day 11

                        Depart Munich

                        Bid farewell to Munich and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)
                         Cat. ECat. DCat. CCat. BBCat BACat ABCat. AACat. AA+Suite
                        2014-Oct-22$3,849$4,098$4,498$4,998$5,098$5,298$5,498$5,848$6,498
                        Port Charges: $161 per person.
                        2014-Sep-10
                        2014-Sep-24
                        $4,249$4,498$4,898$5,398$5,498$5,698$5,898$6,248$6,898
                        Port Charges: $161 per person.
                        2014-Oct-08$4,149$4,398$4,798$5,298$5,398$5,598$5,798$6,148$6,798
                        Port Charges: $161 per person.
                        2014-Nov-05$3,549$3,798$4,198$4,698$4,798$4,998$5,198$5,548$6,198
                        Port Charges: $161 per person.
                        $1500 OFF
                        Reserve a spot on the November 5th cruise by August 31st and receive $1,500 off the the regular price of a stateroom based on double occupancy, or single supplement waived for solo travelers.
                        2014 : Nov 5
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                        These special offers are applicable only to new bookings.
                        Discounts are subject to availability, so contact us for more details.
                        Single supplement is 50%, except for Suites which are 100%.
                        Please note: Cruise fares do 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
                        - Transfer from the ship Vilshofen to the Hotel in Munich
                        - 3 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Munich including daily Buffet Breakfast
                        - 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.

                        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