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The stunning capital city of Hungary is cut in half by the beautiful blue Danube River. On one side of the river is an area of hills and valleys, known as Buda - on the other side is the flatland of Pest. Together, they form a charming eastern European city where many of our cruises embark or end. For our tours that don't start here, they typically offer some free time for you to enjoy an evening stroll along the tranquil streets or explore it by day on a bike. It is also home to the Baroque Gödöllö Palace, Gellert Baths, Margaret Island, and Castle Hill, earning Budapest a reputation as one of the world's most beautiful cities. From here, you will sail to other Hungarian destinations like Mohacas, Esztergom, & the Puszta prairie. It's a staple part of any cultural exploration of Europe.

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Trip NameFromDaysLevelSummary
Melodies of the Danube (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only$25998RelaxedEnjoy a fascinating 8-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the luxury river cruise ship MS Amaserena. You will pass through historic Vienna and Austria and on to Weissenkirchen, Linz, and the city of Passau. See the Benedictine Abbey in Melk and conclude your tour by celebrating Oktoberfest in Vilshofen, Germany.
Melodies of the Danube (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only$27998RelaxedEmbark the luxury ship MS Amacerto for a fascinating 8-day cruise along the Danube River from Budapest to Vilshofen, enjoying wine tastings from the rich Wachau Valley region. You'll also visit sites like the Benedictine Abbey of Melk, Castle Hill in Budapest, and optional hiking and biking tours. End your journey with an Oktoberfest celebration.
Melodies of the Danube (Wine Themed) - Cruise Only$24998RelaxedBoard the MS Amaviola in Budapest for an 8-day cruise, and enjoy a variety of activities as you discover the Wachau Valley wine-growing region. You'll also visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk and explore charming medieval towns like Emmersdorf & Grein in Austria and modern cities like Vilshofen, Passau, & Vienna as well, as you hike, bike, & relax.
Blue Danube Discovery$419913RelaxedBegin your journey in Budapest with a luxurious 2-night stay then embark the MS Amaserena for an 8-day cruise to Nuremberg. Conclude your European exploration with 3 nights in beautiful Prague. Along the way, you'll visit Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, & Pilzen, where medieval & Baroque architecture define the cities.
Blue Danube Discovery$419913RelaxedSpend 2 nights in Budapest before boarding the MS Amadante to enjoy an unforgettable 7-night Danube River cruise to Nuremberg. Afterwards, you'll have 3 nights to explore Prague as well. Along the way, you'll have the chance to taste local cuisine and beer in Germany, visit medieval towns and castles, and be immersed in the region's history.
Melodies of the Danube$327911RelaxedExperience the sights and sounds of the Danube River on this fascinating 8-day cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen aboard the MS Amaviola, then spend 3 nights in Munich.

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As the capital city of Hungary, you'll find that Budapest captures this country's cultural identity in stunning architecture and scenic beauty. The Danube River cuts the city in two – on one bank is the area known as Buda, and on the other is Pest. Together, they form the capital city, where you can see:
  • Gödöllö Palace – a hallmark of Baroque architecture and the former residence of the royal Grassalkovich family.
  • The Old Town – a part of Buda where well-preserved architecture harkens back to a Hungarian yesteryear.
  • Buda Castle – another model of the Baroque style in Budapest, built in 1265 and serving for centuries as the royal palace.
  • Gellert Baths – thermal baths and swimming pools that will melt your stresses & worries away as you relax into the warm waters.
  • Margaret Island – located in the Danube Canal, it's a great place to enjoy a leisurely stroll or an afternoon bike ride.
  • Castle Hill – a UNESCO World Heritage Site home to Baroque & Gothic architecture, cobblestone paths, and important monuments in the history of Budapest.

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