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Magna on the Danube - Vilshofen to Budapest

Vilshofen to Budapest - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard MS Amamagna
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Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

Day-by-Day Summary

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

Highlights

  • Hike into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus", Passau’s Castle Hill
  • Enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center
  • Join a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House
  • Visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov

Ship

MS Amamagna

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Visit charming Passau Budapest Cityscape Parliament Building at night, Budapest Column on Hauptplatz in Linz Passau at sunset, Germany Fisherman's Bastion in Budapest, Hungary Panoramic view of Vilshofen Melk
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Day 1 Vilshofen | Embark

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen and attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Afterwards enjoy a welcome aboard wine toast with your fellow passengers. 

Day 2 Passau

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a walking tour and marvel at Passau's Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or take a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. You can also ride to Weinstein on a guided bike tour. 

Day 3 Linz, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. In the afternoon, you have the choice to visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov, or the Austrian Lake District, a famed resort area. Later in the day, visit Greinburg Castle, the oldest residential castle in Austria. 

Day 4 Melk

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
In the morning, you can visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube, or get active with a bike to Spitz before returning to Melk and the ship for lunch. During the afternoon, a journey to Spitz and take a guided excursion to Dürnstein to stroll along the cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, with its famed church tower on a walking tour. Those who wish a more active adventure of the area can hike to the historic Dürnstein Fortress, cycle through Spitz or hike around Spitz. In the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine festival where you’ll enjoy some of the region’s famous wines.

Day 5 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Vienna offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, visit the Palace of Schönbrunn, an exquisite example of Baroque architecture and opulence. Built as the summer residence of the Habsburg Emperors and spanning an astounding 1,441 rooms, this Rococo palace soon became one of their favorite homes. Your visit will include a guided tour of the Imperial Apartments, the carriage museum, and the equally impressive gardens.

Day 6 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Enjoy a morning scenic cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Bratislava. Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike to its gleaming castle.

Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
During the morning, sail toward Budapest, passing through the scenic Danube Bend where you’ll see some of Hungary’s oldest settlements, including Esztergom, Visegrád, and Szentendre. Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city.

Day 8 Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. 
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Complimentary Sailing for Frontline Heroes
Frontline Heroes Specials - As a thank you to our First Responders, AMA is offering active frontline medical heroes a complimentary Future Cruise Certificate to be used when they share a cabin with a regular paying passenger. Valid for all cabin types, except for Cat A+, AA+ and Suites. For new bookings after May 8, 2020. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2021 departures.

Save $1000 PLUS Prepaid Gratuities
Frontline Heroes Specials - Confirm booking now and frontline medical heroes get savings of $1,000 plus complimentary prepaid gratuities. Offer is not combinable with Complimentary Sailing specials. For new bookings after May 8, 2020. Contact us for details.
Valid on all 2021 departures.

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Located on the main deck with an outside balcony, 252 sq. ft.
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Located on the upper deck with an outside balcony, 252 sq. ft.
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Located on the middle deck with an outside balcony, 355 sq. ft.
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Located on the upper deck with an outside balcony, 474 sq. ft.
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Located on the upper deck with an outside balcony, 710 sq. ft.

Notes

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

Included Features:
- 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
- Computer for internet access
- Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
- Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
- Bottled water replenished daily
- Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
- Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
- Internet and Wi-Fi access
- Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
- Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
- Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
- Daily entertainment including cultural performances
- All onboard dining in a variety of venues
- Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
- The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
- Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
- Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
- Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
- Immersive tours in every destination
- Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
- Bike tours and hikes
- Special Interest Tours
- Knowledgeable guides
- Personal headset for easy exploration
- Airport transfers with purchase of air from the expedition company
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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