Romantic Danube : 2018 - 7-Night Cruise with 3 Nights Pre-Cruise : Munich to Budapest : ms AmaLea
At A Glance
On our cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.
SPACIOUS STATEROOMS7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)Computer for internet accessEntertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stationsMini-fridge, desk and sitting area Bottled water replenished daily
AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES 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
AWARD-WINNING DINING All onboard dining in a variety of venuesRegionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredientsThe Chef's Table specialty restaurantWelcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La ChaÃ®ne des RÃ´tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala DinnerLa ChaÃ®ne des RÃ´tisseurs exclusive dining experienceUnlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinnerUnlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfastSip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinksTapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
A WORLD OF EXPLORATION Immersive tours in every destinationGentle, regular, active and late-riser tour optionsBike tours and hikesSpecial Interest ToursKnowledgeable guidesPersonal headset for easy explorationAirport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterwaysLand Program3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast Transfer from the hotel in Praguel to Regensburg with city tour and then on to Vilshofen
Day 1 : ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY
Arrive in Munich and check-in to your hotel.
Day 2 : MUNICH
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Munich, which includes a photo stop at BMW World, followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. On your walking tour you will see such iconic sights as the 15th century Frauenkirche, the "Cathedral of Our Lady," with its typical domes, Viktualienmarkt, the famous outdoor market of Munich and the Rathaus-Glockenspiel at Munich's New Town Hall. The afternoon is free for you to explore Munich on your own. (B)
Day 3 : MUNICH
Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, relax at an outdoor cafÃ©, or shop for local handicrafts. (B)
Day 4 : MUNICH - REGENSBURG, GERMANY - EMBARKATION - VILSHOFEN
Check out of your hotel and depart Munich, stopping in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. Continue on to Vilshofen to board your cruise ship. Later in the day, attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,D)
Day 5 : VILSHOFEN - PASSAU
Explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the "Veste Oberhaus," Passau's Castle Hill. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : LINZ, AUSTRIA
The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you'll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in "The Sound of Music." Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city's famed "Culture Mile" and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, CeskÃ½ Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : WEISSENKIRCHEN
Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to DÃ¼rnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in DÃ¼rnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, DÃ¼rnstein's famed church tower, and then visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and GrÃ¼ner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)
Day 8 : VIENNA
The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
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 culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)
Day 11 : BUDAPEST - DISEMBARKATION
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)
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Port Charges not included in cruise price$168 per person.
Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; A+, AA+ & Suites 100% of twin price. Please see terms below for details.
Single Supplement for Land$480 per person.
BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).
Itinerary ChangePlease note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.
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All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.