Arrive in the enchanting city of Prague and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of your day is yours to explore the city at your leisure.
Take a morning sightseeing tour to the historic city center of Prague. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before visiting the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle, then walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. The remainder of the day is yours to explore at your leisure - a special highlight comes in the form of visiting the colorful Christmas Markets - offering tempting array of handicrafts, toys, wood carvings and ornaments. In the evening, enjoy an optional "Folklore Dinner" and learn about Czech music, dance and cultural traditions.
Spend the day at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Terezin, an infamous WWII concentration camp which is now a memorial. Or, should you rather, choose an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace.
Depart Prague in the morning and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour. After lunch on your own, continue to the charming 200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen to embark the AmaBella. Remain in town to celebrate Oktoberfest and enjoy traditional beers, Bavarian folk music, song, and dance. Return to the ship in the evening and set sail.
Spend a free morning exploring Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. Arrive in the afternoon and take a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestoned streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral.
Arrive in Linz in the early morning, the second largest city in Austria. Take a walking tour along the Landstrasse to the city’s Main Square to see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, the Landes Theatre and St. Martin’s Church. Return to the ship for brunch.
In the afternoon, pick one of three different excursions. Your first option is a visit to the scenic "Salzkammergut" region, the Austrian Lake District. Your 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. Your third option is an excursion to Salzburg. Take a walking tour of the historic center which is famous as the setting for the "Sound of Music". Enjoy some free time on your own before returning to the ship.
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau morning en route to Melk. Upon arrival, a guided tour takes you through Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. Continue cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley to Krems. From Krems, transfer to Dürnstein and enjoy a walking tour of the town’s medieval streets. In the evening, enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.
Arrive in Vienna. Take a morning city tour of the city to view the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Spend the afternoon exploring the city at your leisure, or take an optional excursion to the Schönbrunn Palace. In the evening, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in the "Music Capital of the World." The ship moors in Vienna overnight.
Spend the morning afloat as you cruise to Bratislava. Upon arrival, take a walking tour to visit the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace, and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.
Arrive in Budapest in the morning and take a sightseeing tour to the historic Buda Castle, offering splendid views of the river and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Also visit the Fisherman's Bastion, Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and Heroes’ Square. After dinner, take a special "Illuminations Cruise" past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.
Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking the ship. Transfer to the airport for your independent continued journeys.