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The Melodies of the Danube

11 Day Sample Cruise aboard MS Amaprima
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Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 2 : Budapest
Day 3 : Bratislava, Slovakia / Vienna, Austria
Day 4 : Vienna
Day 5 : Weissenkirchen-Ammersdorf-Grein
Day 6 : Linz / Gmunden
Day 7 : Passau, Germany / Vilshofen
Day 8 : Vilshofen / Disembark / Regensburg / Munich, Germany
Day 9 : Munich
Day 10 : Munich
Day 11 : Depart Munich

Ship

MS Amaprima

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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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.

Day 2 Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia / Vienna, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 4 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 5 Weissenkirchen-Ammersdorf-Grein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Arrive in Weissenkirchen this morning, from where you will depart for a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets. Admire the magnificent blue tower of the local Stiftskirche (abbey church) and castle ruins high on a hill where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom. Return to the ship and continue onwards cruising through the gorgeous scenery of the Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This afternoon, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see jewel-encrusted crosses containing religious relics, frescoes and richly embroidered vestments, as well as the abbey’s priceless collection of medieval manuscripts. Tonight the ship arrives in Grein, where you may enjoy some free time to explore this charming town.

Day 6 Linz / Gmunden

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 7 Passau, Germany / Vilshofen

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
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.

Day 8 Vilshofen / Disembark / Regensburg / Munich, Germany

  • 1 Breakfast
This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen, and depart for Munich. Stop in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, where you will enjoy a walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Regensburg’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing your motor coach transfer to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located north of the Bavarian Alps on the river Isar, Munich is Germany’s third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the middle Ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center. It is also famous for its breweries, beer gardens and attractions such as Oktoberfest.

Day 9 Munich

  • 1 Breakfast
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.

Day 10 Munich

  • 1 Breakfast
Your excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for the “Sleeping Beauty” Castle. The palace was built in the 19th century by “Mad” King Ludwig II of Bavaria, as an homage to the grandiose operas of composer Richard Wagner. After a tour of the castle, visit Fussen, Bavaria’s highest town, known for St. Mang’s Abbey, where you will have free time for lunch before returning to Munich.

Day 11 Depart Munich

  • 1 Breakfast
Bid farewell to Munich and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.

MS Amaprima

Per person starting at
$4,399
Cabins Category D and E
Category E
$4,399
Piano Deck. Fixed Windows, 148 sq. ft.
Cabins Category D and E
Category D
$4,698
Piano Deck. Fixed Windows, 148 sq. ft.
Cabin Category C
Category C
$5,298
Violin & Cello Deck. French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
Cabin Category BA and BB
Category BB
$5,798
Cello Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
Cabin Category BA and BB
Category BA
$5,998
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
Cabins AB and AA
Category AB
$6,198
Cello Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
Cabin Category AB and AA
Category AA
$6,398
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
Cabins AB and AA
Category AA+
$6,998
French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 290 sq. ft.
Cabin Category Suite
Suite
$7,598
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 have 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 Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package
- All local Taxes

Included

  • 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
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