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Magnificent Europe

2 Nights Hotel Accomodation in Amsterdam, 14-Night Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest, (reverse direction: 2 Nights Hotel Accomodation in Budapest, 14-Night Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam)

Amawaterways Magnificent Europe cruise

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2019 & 2020 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse) - 17 days

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Ship - Amaprima, Amaviola, Amastella, Amaserena

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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Budapest

Skip to Budapest to Amsterdam itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Arrive in Amsterdam and check into your hotel.

Day 2: Amsterdam

Get acquainted with the Netherlands’ largest city, Amsterdam, boasting history, art, architecture, bridges, canals, cobblestone streets, world-class museums, bicycles and narrow alleys on a city tour. Afterwards, enjoy leisure time exploring the city even more; perhaps visit one of its many prestigious museums, such as the Rijksmuseum, home to Rembrandt’s The Night Watch and Vermeer’s The Kitchen Maid. (B)

Day 3: Amsterdam (Embarkation Day)

Check out of your hotel and before transferring to your ship, visit Zaanse Schans, where you can observe life as it used to be lived in the Netherlands. Authentic windmills, houses, and shops were relocated to this picturesque area, creating a typical 17th- to 18th-century village. (B,D)

Day 4: Amsterdam

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Cologne, Germany

Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurers will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching Rüdesheim. Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a walking tour through the vineyards where you’ll stop to sample wines at three different tasting stations. Or choose to drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. For a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you, or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Miltenberg - Wertheim 

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers. While here, join a walking tour or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Würzburg

You have several choices of excursions. Join a walking tour of Würzburg nestled along the “Romantic Road,” or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you prefer to get more active, hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in Würzburg. Alternatively, go to Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. The town is so pretty that the imagery of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Bamberg

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry. And for a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Nuremberg

You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided tour through this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendary fountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the coliseum. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom 600, if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, partake in a traditional Franconian specialties tasting of famous Nuremburger bratwurst, rotbier (red beer) and lebkuchen (gingerbread). Later in the day, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Regensburg

Explore one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. And for a more active adventure, bike to Walhalla where you will see the neoclassical white marble temple. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Passau

Discover Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Melk - Wachau Valley - Dürnstein

Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also join a guided bike tour along the Danube, and if you would like, you can bike later in the day further along the Danube through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley that will take you to Dürnstein. For those not biking, you’ll cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Once here, you have a choice of excursions. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche before enjoying a local wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. You may also choose to visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll be treated to the finest apricot products in the region.

Day 14: Vienna

The heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, remains as renowned today as it has throughout history. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site awash with Baroque treasures. Your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit the majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood watch over Vienna for 700 years and is one of the most important and beloved landmarks in Austria. Or, if you prefer to go on a more active adventure, then join a guided bike tour to Klosterneuburg Abbey. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Bratislava, Slovakia

Sail to the “Coronation City of Kings,” where you can join a walking tour or choose instead to enjoy a “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For those who wish a more active exploration, hike up to Bratislava Castle for magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Budapest, Hungary

Discover the “Queen of the Danube” on your city tour beginning with a visit to the Great Market Hall followed by a panoramic tour of both the Buda and the Pest sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill. 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 17: Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Your cruise comes to an end after breakfast. Individual departure. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Amsterdam

Skip to Amsterdam to Budapest itinerary

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2: Budapest

Once the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire (along with Vienna), Budapest is one of Europe’s most regal and storied cities—and many of its most iconic sights can be seen right off the banks of the Danube. Today’s tour takes you to another side of Budapest to the Jewish Quarter, where there are some real treasures. The Great Synagogue, the largest Synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world, located in Dohány Street represents the beating heart of this quarter. Other prominent attractions include the Holocaust Memorial, a weeping willow tree with the names of Hungarian Jews killed during the Holocaust inscribed on each leaf; and the Shoes on the Danube, a memorial to the Budapest Jews who were shot by Arrow Cross militiamen between 1944 and 1945. (B)

Day 3: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

Check out of your hotel to board your luxurious ship. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise around Budapest’s famed Parliament building as at night, the city virtually glitters as these landmarks are awash in lights. (B,D)

Day 4: Budapest

Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes’ Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. 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 the Pest (flat) sides of the river. (B)

Day 5: 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 6: Vienna, Austria

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or, 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 7: Durnstein - Wachau Valley - Melk

After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. For a beautiful view of the Wachau Valley, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Passau, Germany

Enjoy a scenic morning sailing to the medieval city of Passau. Join a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress overlooking Passau. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Regensburg

Explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour showcasing 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. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties— beer, sausage and pretzels; or bike to Walhalla where you'll see the neo-Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Nuremberg

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Explore the medieval city center with a tour that showcases the Imperial Castle and the famous town wall, as well as Albrecht Dürer’s home and Market Square with its legendary fountain. Or you can take a guided tour of the city’s WWII history, including a visit to the infamous Zeppelin Field, a museum built on the site of former Nazi rallies and the site of the Nuremberg Trials when not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). (B,L,D)

Day 11: Bamberg

Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city with tastings of smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry. And for a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Würzburg

Nestled along the “Romantic Road” lies Würzburg. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city, or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get more active with a hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in Würzburg. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Werteim - Miltenberg

Enjoy a walking tour of Wertheim, which has one of the most beautiful city centers in Germany. Those wishing to learn more about the art of pretzel making can join a demonstration and tasting, and for the more actively inclined, go on a guided bike tour. Later visit Miltenberg, with its fairytale half-timbered houses, Crooked House and Royal Inn. While on your walking tour of Miltenberg, discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale; or if you prefer to explore Miltenberg more actively, go on a hike. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Rüdesheim

Rüdesheim is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Upper Middle Rhine Valley. With a history stemming from Roman times, Rüdesheim is known for its winemaking, the medieval lane of Drosselgasse, Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Cabinet and Rüdesheimer coffee. You have a variety of ways to explore, depending on your interest. Drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. Prefer to indulge in a bit of whimsy, then visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments. You also have the choice to taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer Coffee, ceremoniously made with warm brandy. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Rhine Gorge - Cologne

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, en route to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. Continue to the Cologne Rathaus, Germany’s oldest town hall, the Overstolzenhaus and the Festival Hall. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and Reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with apple sauce. Active adventurists will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Amsterdam, Netherlands

Discover Amsterdam’s iconic canals and leaning houses with a scenic canal cruise. Continue with a walk to the Begijnhof and be charmed by its historic buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. Later in the day, set sail. (B,L,D)

Day 17: Amsterdam (Disembarkation Day)

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2019 and 2020 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.
From Amsterdam
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category CB - Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category CA - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony (Cat. C on Amaprima, Amaserena)
Category BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
May 3, 2019
May 5, 2019
Amastella
$7,339
$7,937
$8,537
$9,137
$10,137
$10,537
$10,937
$11,337
-
$13,937
May 31, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
Amaviola
$7,539
$8,137
$8,737
$9,337
$10,337
$10,737
$11,137
$11,537
-
$14,137
Jun 28, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Amastella
$7,539
$8,137
$8,737
$9,337
$10,337
$10,737
$11,137
$11,537
-
$14,137
Jul 26, 2019
Jul 28, 2019
Amaviola
$7,539
$8,137
$8,737
$9,337
$10,337
$10,737
$11,137
$11,537
-
$14,137

Aug 23, 2019

Aug 25, 2019

Amastella
$7,539
$8,137
$8,737
$9,337
$10,337
$10,737
$11,137
$11,537
-
$14,137
Sep 20, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Amaviola
$7,639
$8,237
$8,837
$9,437
$10,437
$10,837
$11,237
$11,637
-
$14,237
May 1, 2020
May 3, 2020
Amaprima
$7,459
$8,057
-
$9,457
$10,457
$10,857
$11,257
$11,657
$12,857
$14,257
May 6, 2020
May 8, 2020
Amaserena
$7,659
$8,257
-
$9,657
$10,657
$11,057
$11,457
$11,857
$13,057
$14,457
May 29, 2020
May 31, 2020
Amaprima
$7,659
$8,257
-
$9,657
$10,657
$11,057
$11,457
$11,857
$13,057
$14,457
 
From Budapest
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category CB - Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category CA - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony (Cat. C on Amaprima, Amaserena)
Category BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
May 3, 2019
May 5, 2019
Amaviola
$7,219
$7,817
$8,417
$9,017
$10,017
$10,417
$10,817
$11,217
-
$13,817
May 31, 2019
Jun 2, 2019
Amastella
$7,419
$8,017
$8,617
$9,217
$10,217
$10,617
$11,017
$11,417
-
$14,017
Jun 28, 2019
Jun 30, 2019
Amaviola
$7,419
8,017
$8,617
$9,217
$10,217
$10,617
$11,017
$11,417
-
$14,017
Jul 26, 2019
Jul 28, 2019
Amastella
$7,419
$8,017
$8,617
$9,217
$10,217
$10,617
$11,017
$11,417
-
$14,017
Aug 23, 2019
Aug 25, 2019
Amaviola
$7,419
8,017
$8,617
$9,217
$10,217
$10,617
$11,017
$11,417
-
$14,017
Sep 20, 2019
Sep 22, 2019
Amastella
$7,519
$8,117
$8,717
$9,317
$10,317
$10,717
$11,117
$11,517
-
$14,117
May 15, 2020
May 17, 2020
Amaprima
$7,519
$8,117
-
$9,517
$10,517
$10,917
$11,317
$11,717
$12,917
$14,317
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges: Additional $364 per person (2019 departures); Additional $378 per person (2020 departures).
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: Additional 50% of twin rates; for Suites + 100% of twin rates
Transfers at Start/End of program are available for purchase. Please call for pricing details.
Please select bedding choice at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A -Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)

Prices Include:

▪ 2 Nights Hotel Acommodations pre-cruise, including daily breakfast
▪ 14 nights deluxe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse) in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ "Culinary Delights - Bites & Sights" excursions - Experience a unique taste of Europe with visits to historic shops and markets synonymous with traditional culinary specialties.
▪ Entertainment on demand in all Staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ Terry Bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all Staterooms 
▪ Gourmet 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 & soft drinks with every dinner on board
▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Diner
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
▪ Services of professional Cruise Manager
▪ All English language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ All local Taxes 

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses

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