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Blue Danube Discovery

8 Day Sample Cruise aboard MS Amasonata
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Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, embark on your European river cruise to Vienna, Bratislava, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide, made possible through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal. Take an optional excursion to Salzburg and celebrate the heritage of Mozart, one of the world’s greatest composers.

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Arrive Budapest, Hungary / Embark
Day 2 : Bratislava, Slovakia / Vienna, Austria
Day 3 : Exploring Vienna
Day 4 : Durnstein / Melk
Day 5 : Linz / Passau, Germany
Day 6 : Regensburg
Day 7 : Nuremberg
Day 8 : Nuremberg / Disembark / Return Home

Ship

MS Amasonata

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

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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

This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today: a walking tour of the city’s major sites, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral; or a “Communist History” tour that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Spend the evening in Bratislava before the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna later tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Exploring Vienna

This morning enjoy a guided tour of romantic Vienna that will include the majestic Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll along the Kärtnerstrasse or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join an optional tour this afternoon to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, a glorious example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Durnstein / Melk

Reach the Wachau Valley early this morning for your walking tour of Dürnstein, one of the prettiest towns along the Danube, filled with cobblestone streets, 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and see the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionhearted, King of England, was held for ransom in 1192. This afternoon, you can enjoy a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk (capacity controlled) or relax onboard as you cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley. Your ship arrives in Melk late this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Benedictine Abbey that inspired the novel The Name of the Rose. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Melk, one of Europe’s great cultural heritage sites. (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

In the afternoon the ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have your choice of three tours: a guided walking tour, in which you will see 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.; an afternoon bike ride to the Walhalla Temple, which honors distinguished Germans throughout history (capacity controlled); or a trip to the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where you will take a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or production line (subject to availability, capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 7 Nuremberg

Enjoy a scenic morning as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal and leisurely cruises through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of two excursions in Nuremberg: a “Medieval History” tour that will show you the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and Old Town Hall; or a “WWII Tour” that focuses on the city’s role during the Third Reich. You will visit the infamous Zeppelin field Hitler used to hold Nazi rallies and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). The ship moors in Nuremberg overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Nuremberg / Disembark / Return Home

This morning, disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for flights home. (B)

MS Amasonata

Per person starting at
$2,799
Cabins Category D and E
Cat. E
$2,799
Piano Deck. Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
Cabins Category D and E
Cat. D
$3,098
Piano Deck. Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
Cabin Category C
Cat. C
$3,698
Violin & Cello Deck. French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
Cabin Category BA and BB
Cat. BB
$4,198
Cello Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft
Cabin Category BA and BB
Cat BA
$4,398
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
Cabins AB and AA
Cat AB
$4,598
Cello Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft
Cabin Category AB and AA
Cat. AA
$4,798
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
Cabin Category Suite
Cat. AA+
$5,398
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 250 sq. ft.
Stay in a luxurious suite while touring Eastern Europe aboard the AmaBella.
Suite
$5,998
Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 350 sq. ft.

Notes

Single supplement is 50%, except for Suites which are 100%.

Please note: Cruise fare does 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 TVā€ˆStations
- 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
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