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The Romantic Danube

3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Prague , 7-Night Cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest

Amawaterways Romantic Danube

Romantic Danube Map
2017 Departure Dates & Pricing

Prague to Budapest - 11 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539
Ship - Amadante, Amacerto , Amaserena , Amaviola, Amastella
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2: Prague

Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

Day 3: Prague

Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B)

Day 4: Prague - Regensburg - Vilshofen (Embarkation Day)

This morning, depart Prague and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, its Old Town a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue to the charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen, where you will embark your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers to celebrate “Oktoberfest” in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, enjoy traditional beers accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,D)

Day 5: Vilshofen - Passau

This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before you cruise to Passau, where this afternoon you will have your choice of two different excursions. The first option is to take a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old fairy tale city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, experience this majestic city on a guided bike tour along the Inn River to Weinstein (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 6: Linz, Austria

This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour guides you along the Landstrasse, to the city’s Main Square where you will see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, the Landes Theatre and St. Martin’s Church, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon you have the choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the scenic “Salzkammergut” region, the Austrian Lake District, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic town of Gmunden, on the shore of Lake Traunsee. The 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. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7 : Melk - Krems (Dürnstein)

Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Melk. A guided tour will take 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. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley to Krems, where you will take a motor coach ride to Dürnstein. On your walking tour of this picturesque old town, you’ll see the magnificent blue façade of the local abbey church and the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a winery in Krems. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Vienna

During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional tour to the Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in the “Music Capital of the World.” The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Bratislava, Slovakia

This morning, enjoy a scenic cruise to Bratislava, where you can choose from a walking tour which includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In the alternative, you can take a “Communist History Tour” of Bratislava, which includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and Soviet War Memorial. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapest, Hungary

This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and much more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Budapest (Disembarkation Day)

Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. End of services. (B)

Departures & Pricing

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.
  • Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.
  • 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.

2017 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Prague
Program Start Day
Cruise Embarkation Day (in Vilshofen)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Cat. D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Cat. C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony

Cat. BB - Middle Deck fwd & mid w/ twin balconies(french balcony on the Amadante

Cat. BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat. AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies(french balcony on the Amadante)
Cat. AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies (french balcony on the Amadante)
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies (french balcony on the Amadante)
Mar 19, 2017
Mar 22, 2017
Amastella
$3,279
$3,578
$4,178
$4,678
$4,878
$5,078
$5,278
-
$6,478
Mar 26, 2017
Mar 29, 2017
Amaviola
$3,379
$3,678
$4,278
$4,778
$4,978
$5,178
$5,378
-
$6,578
Mar 31, 2017
Apr 3,2017
Amaserena
$3,479
$3,778
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,278
$5,478
$6,078
$6,678
Apr 2, 2017
Apr 5, 2017
Amastella
$3,479
$3,778
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,278
$5,478
-
$6,678
Apr 3, 2017
Apr 6, 2017
Amadante
$3,479
$3,778
$4,378
$4,578
-
-
$4,678
$5,678
$5,628
Apr 9, 2017
Apr 12, 2017
Amaviola
$3,579
$3,878
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
-
$6,778
Apr 14, 2017
Apr 17, 2017
Amaserena
$3,679
$3,978
$4,578
$5,078
$5,278
$5,478
$5,678
$6,278
$6,878
Apr 16, 2017
Apr 19, 2017
Amastella
$3,779
$4,078
$4,678
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
$5,778
-
$6,978
Apr 23, 2017
Apr 26, 2017
Amaviola
$3,979
$4,278
$4,878
$5,378
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
-
$7,178
Apr 30, 2017
May 3, 2017
Amastella
$3,979
$4,278
$4,878
$5,378
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
-
$7,178
May 7, 2017
My 10, 2017
Amaviola
$3,979
$4,278
$4,878
$5,378
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
-
$7,178
May 12, 2017
May 15, 2017
Amaserena
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,378
May 21, 2017
May 24, 2017
Amaviola
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
May 28, 2017
May 31, 2017
Amastella
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Jun 2, 2017
Jun 5, 2017
Amacerto
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,378
Jun 4, 2017
Jun 7, 2017
Amaviola
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Jun 9, 2017
Jun 12, 2017
Amaserena
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,378
Jun 11, 2017
Jun 14, 2017
Amastella
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Jun 23, 2017
Jun 26, 2017
Amaserena
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,378
Jun 25, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
Amastella
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Jun 30, 2017
Jul 3, 2017
Amacerto
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
$6,678
$7,278
Jul 9, 2017
Jul 12, 2017
Amastella
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
-
$7,278
Jul 21, 2017
Jul 24, 2017
Amaserena
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
$6,678
$7,278
Jul 23, 2017
Jul 26, 2017
Amastella
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
-
$7,278
Jul 28, 2017
Jul 31, 2017
Amacerto
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
$6,678
$7,278
Aug 6, 2017
Aug 9, 2017
Amastella
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
-
$7,278
Aug 13,2017
Aug 16, 2017
Amaviola
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Aug 18, 2017
Aug 21, 201
Amaserena
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,778
$7,378
Aug 20, 2017
Aug 23, 2017
Amastella
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Aug 25, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
Amacerto
$4,279
$4,578
$5,178
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,878
$7,478
Aug 27, 2017
Aug 30, 2017
Amaviola
$4,279
$4,578
$5,178
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
-
$7,478
Sep 3, 2017
Sep 6, 2017
Amastella
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
-
$7,578
Sep 15, 2017
Sep 18, 2017
Amaserena
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
$6,978
$7,578
Sep 17, 2017
Sep 20, 2017
Amastella
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
-
$7,578
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 27, 2017
Amaviola
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
-
$7,578
Sep 29, 2017
Oct 2, 2017
Amaserena
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
$6,978
$7,578
Oct 1, 2017
Oct 4, 2017
Amastella
$4,379
$4,678
$5,278
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
$6,378
-
$7,578
Oct 6, 2017
Oct 9, 2017
Amacerto
$4,279
$4,578
$5,178
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
$6,278
$6,878
$7,478
Oct 8, 2017
Oct 11, 2017
Amaviola
$4,179
$4,478
$5,078
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
$6,178
-
$7,378
Oct 15, 217
Oct 18, 2017
Amastella
$4,079
$4,378
$4,978
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,078
-
$7,278
Oct 22, 2017
Oct 25, 2017
Amaviola
$3,979
$4,278
$4,878
$5,378
$5,578
$5,778
$5,978
-
$7,178
Oct 27, 2017
Oct 30, 2017
Amaserena
$3,879
$4,178
$4,778
$5,278
$5,478
$5,678
$5,878
$6,178
$7,078
Oct 29, 2017
Nov 1, 2017
Amastella
$3,779
$4,078
$4,678
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
$5,778
-
$6,978
Nov 3, 2017
Nov 6, 2017
Amacerto
$3,679
$3,978
$4,578
$5,078
$5,278
$5,478
$5,678
$6,278
$6,878
Nov 5, 2017
Nov 8, 2017
Amaviola
$3,679
$3,978
$4,578
$5,078
$5,278
$5,478
$5,678
$6,278
$6,878
Nov 10, 2017
Nov 13, 2017
Amaserena
$3,579
$3,878
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
$6,178
$6,778
Nov 12, 2017
Nov 15, 2017
Amastella
$3,579
$3,878
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
-
$6,778
Nov 17, 2017
Nov 20, 2017
Amacerto
$3,579
$3,878
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
$6,178
$6,778
Nov 19, 2017
Nov 22, 2017
Amaviola
$3,579
$3,878
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,378
$5,578
-
$6,778
Dec 22, 2017
Dec 25, 2017
Amaserena
$3,679
$3,978
$4,578
$5,078
$5,278
$5,478
$5,678
-
$6,878
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
2017 Itinerary Change:  Please note that due to local closures, we will not visit Bratislava during cruises departing in November or December 2017. Guests will instead spend this time in Vienna and the Wachau Valley.
Denotes departure offered as a "In Celebration of Wine" cruises.
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin, for Suites +100% of twin; The Single Supplement for Land: $ $480 per person/ per night.
For the 7-Night Cruise Only (no 3 nights hotel in Prague): Subtract $780 from above per person rates.
Transfers at the Start/End of the program are available for purchase. Please call for 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:

▪ 3 nights hotel accommodations in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar; hotel subject to change) including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Transfer from the hotel in Prague to the ship in Vilshofen
▪ 7 nights deluxe Cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest 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.
▪ State-of-the-art Infotainment System 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 and soft drinks with every dinner on board
▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner 
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Use of Bicycles to explore on your own  & guided bicycle tours
▪ Services of Professional Cruise Director 
▪ 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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