AmaWaterways Blue Danube Discovery

CRUISE FROM : BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

AmaDante Cruising by Passau

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. Journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley wine-making region, and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

Blue Danube Discovery Itinerary Map

9 October - Depart USA

Overnight flight from Hartford, with one connection.

10 October - Budapest

Early morning arrival in Budapest and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this beautiful city.

11 October - Budapest

Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes' Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube.

12 October - Budapest

After checking our of your hotel in Budapest, you will have a free morning to explore more of Budapest on your own. Board your cruise in the afternoon. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Bratislava.

13 October - Bratislava

Bratislava Castle

This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city's major sites, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace, and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. Spend you evening in Bratislava before the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna later tonight.

14 October - Vienna

Belvedere Palace

A panoramic tour of Vienna guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Hapsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall, and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen's Cathedral, Graben, and the World Famous Spanish Riding School. You are free to explore on your own this afternoon, so be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries.

15 October - Dürnstein

Durnstein

After reaching the Wachau Valley early this morning, you will have three tour options: A walking tour along Dürnstein's cobblestone streets followed by a wine tasting; a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom; or an apricots and sweets tasting. Later, relax on board during a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley or join a guided bike tour along the Danube to Melk. You ship arrives late this afternoon in Melk, one of Europe's most renowned spiritual and cultural heritage sites, where you will tour its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the charming town of Melk on your own.

16 October - Linz, Passau, Bamberg

Passau, Germany

Arrive in Passau, a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Baroque architecture. You can explore this charming city on a walking tour, guided bike ride or on a hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. The ship cruises overnight.

17 October - Regensburg, Nuremburg

Regensburg

This afternoon, the ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You have your choice of one of three tours this afternoon. Your first option is a guided walking tour of the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. You second option is an opportunity to sample the city's most renowned specialties - sausage, beer, and pretzels. Your third option is a guided bike tour from Regensburg to Walhalla through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Valley.

18 October - Nuremberg, Regensburg

Nuremberg, Germany

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal and cruises leisurely through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of three activities in Nuremberg. Take a tour of the city's medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame, and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. Alternatively, savor traditional flavors on a Franconian Specialties tasting as you sample the famous Nuremberger Bratwurst, Rot bier, and Lebkuchen. The ship moors here overnight.

19 October - Nuremberg

Pilzen, Czech Republic

Depart the ship after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer, a pale gold-hued Bavarian style lager. You will have free time to explore this lovely town and have lunch on your own before continuing to Prague and checking into your hotel.

20 October - Prague

Heroes' Square, Prague, Czech Republic

This morning, choose between a standard city tour and a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with a historic city center that's recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Next, visit the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital's famous astronomical Clock, Tyn Church, and the Jan Husek. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the city's many charming cafés.

21 October - Prague

Astronomical Clock, Prague, Czech Republic

Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vitava River, relax at an outdoor café, or shop for local handicrafts.

22 October - Depart Prague

Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight.

Prague, Czech Republic

INCLUDED FEATURES

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-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 venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and 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
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

LAND PROGRAM

  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar), including daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the ship in Nuremberg to Pilzen and on to Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental (or similar), including daily breakfast

Category A Stateroom Fare plus port charges, with 2-night pre-cruise stay in Budapest and 3-night post-cruise stay in Prague:

$5,066 per person.

Round Trip Airfare from Hartford, departing 9 October, returning 22 October:

$895 per person.

*** Please Note: All prices are subject to change and are based on availability. ***

Credits:

All photo credits to AmaWaterways

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