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Melk Abbey, Lower Austria

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Delight yourself with 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-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nuremberg, Germany | Embark
Day 2 : Nuremberg
Day 3 : Regensburg
Day 4 : Passau | Linz, Austria
Day 5 : Melk | Vienna
Day 6 : Vienna
Day 7 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 8 : Budapest | Disembark

Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional Bavarian specialties tasting in Regensburg
  • Bike along the magnificent Danube River from Passau to Erlau
  • Tour Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Savor the Baroque elegance of the romantic city of Vienna

Ship

MS Amasonata

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Melk Abbey, Lower Austria Visit unique European towns Saint Stephens Cathedral in Vienna An Allied Battle Tank from WWII Parliament Building

Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany | Embark

Embark your ship in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship moors overnight in Nuremberg.

Day 2 Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
You have two excursion options today. Take a tour of the city’s medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame, and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground, and Justice Palace. Later, the ship cruises the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg.

Day 3 Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning’s scenic cruising brings you into the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour shows you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. As an alternate option partake in a Bavarian specialties tasting, or for an active option join the Walhalla bike tour. 

Day 4 Passau | Linz, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers flow into the Danube. Have a choice of a walking tour of Passau’s Old Town, past the old city fortifications, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or more active guests may join either a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. Return to the ship this afternoon for a scenic cruise to Linz, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. 

Day 5 Melk | Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Early this morning, cruise to Melk. You have a choice between a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries, or a guided bike tour along the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the scenic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own. 

Day 6 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
This morning, have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall, and Vienna University. Afterwards, visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben, and the world-famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and siteslike Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. 

Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. See famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church, and spectacular views of the Danube. After dinner, the ship sails a special Illuminations Cruise past the city’s glittering riverfront. 

Day 8 Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. 

MS Amasonata

Per person starting at
$3,199
Amasonata E cabin
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Cat. E
Piano Deck. Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
Amasonata D cabin
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Cat. D
Piano Deck. Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
Amasonata C
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Cat. C
Violin & Cello Deck. French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
Amasonata BB cabin
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Cat. BB
Cello Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft
Amasonata BA cabin
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Cat BA
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
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Cat AB
Cello Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft
Amasonata AA cabin
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Cat. AA
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
Amasonata AA+ cabin
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Cat. AA+
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 250 sq. ft.
Amasonata Suite
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Suite
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 350 sq. ft.

Notes

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
- 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

Included

  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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