Romantic Danube (Vilshofen to Budapest) (Wine Cruise) Cruise Only 2019

Romantic Danube (Vilshofen to Budapest) (Wine Cruise) Cruise Only 2019

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaSonata
Starts: Vilshofen, Germany on Fri, Oct 11, 2019
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Fri, Oct 18, 2019

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague and 7-night Vilshofen to Budapest

Day 1 (Fri, Oct 11, 2019):

VILSHOFEN ''' EMBARKATION. 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. (D)

Day 2 (Sat, Oct 12, 2019):

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 3 (Sun, Oct 13, 2019):

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, ''esk'' Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Mon, Oct 14, 2019):

WEISSENKIRCHEN. Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to D''rnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in D''rnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, D''rnstein'''s famed church tower, and savor a tasting of the region'''s renowned wines. Or for the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Tue, Oct 15, 2019):

WEISSENKIRCHEN. Journey to Melk to tour its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overlooking the Danube River, Melk Abbey is one of Europe'''s largest and most revered monasteries with stunning Baroque architectural details and numerous frescoes and religious artifacts. Alternatively, take a bike tour along the Danube River, soaking in views of the serene Wachau Valley. Later in the evening, be treated to a special cellar tour and wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Gr''ner Veltliner at the acclaimed Schloss Gobelsburg, which has a documented viticulture history dating back to the 12th century. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Wed, Oct 16, 2019):

VIENNA. Experience the regal elegance of Vienna with one of three different excursions. Join a city tour that takes you by the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors. Afterwards, visit Vienna'''s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen'''s Cathedral and the world famous Spanish Riding School. Alternatively, join an exclusive tour to a famous Viennese caf'' for a taste of sachetorte, a sinfully rich chocolate cake, and sekt, an Austrian sparkling wine. For those who prefer to get more active, you can cycle along the Danube and through the Donaupark. During the afternoon, enjoy free time or bike to the majestic twelfth-century Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Thu, Oct 17, 2019):

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 8 (Fri, Oct 18, 2019):

BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 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
  • AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES
  • 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
  • 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
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Cha''ne des R''tisseurs 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
  • A WORLD OF EXPLORATION
  • 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 AmaWaterways
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Prague to Regensburg with city tour and then onto Vilshofen
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Munich at the Bayerischer Hof (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Munich to Vilshofen with a visit to BMW World Museum or Nymphenburg Palace

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Ship Information

AmaSonata


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Questions & Answers

Question: Are all excursions included or are there extra charges?

All of the excursions listed on the itinerary are included with AMA Waterways. If you wish to experience more, AMA Waterways has several optional excursions for purchase at an additional charge.

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.


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