Melodies of the Danube Cruise (Budapest to Prague) 2020

Melodies of the Danube Cruise (Budapest to Prague) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaLea
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Thu, Apr 02, 2020
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Tue, Apr 14, 2020

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For a limited time when you book a Balcony stateroom on a 2020 Europe river cruise you will receive a complimentary upgrade as well as prepaid gratuities, if you book a Suite you will receive prepaid gratuities, $100 onboard credit per stateroom based on double occupancy ($50 per person) and a complimentary private airport transfer from and to the airport in Europe. Not all sailings may qualify, please contact your Travel Consultant for full details.
Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) and Air promotions (excluding Holiday Triple Savings), Past Passenger Privilege Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program and Consortia programs.
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Upgrade Rewards Program is valid on select 2020 Europe sailings, applicable to new FIT bookings only made between October 1 through December 31, 2019. Offer is combinable with current retail promotions of $1,000 per stateroom savings (or more) and Air promotions (excluding Holiday Triple Savings), Past Passenger Privilege Program, Future Cruise Benefit Program and Consortia programs. Offer is not applicable to Group bookings, or any reduced single supplement offers. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy; solo travelers will receive half. Complimentary upgrades are applicable to guests booked in a balcony stateroom in Categories, C, B, CB, CA, BB, BA, and AB (AmaMagna – booked in Categories AB, AA, and SB); offer includes one category upgrade, excluding suites; and is subject to availability at time of booking. Complimentary Private Roundtrip Airport Transfers are only applicable to guests booked in Suite Categories A+, AA+, S, SS, GS and OS; offer includes private transfers to/from the airport in Europe. An air schedule is required before transfers may be applied to booking. $100 Gift Card is issued after guests sail (not combinable with other enhanced commission offers). Upgrade Rewards Program is limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change without notice. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California.


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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Czech, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Budapest, 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen and 3 nights in Prague

Day 1 (Thu, Apr 02, 2020):

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 (Fri, Apr 03, 2020):

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 Doh''ny 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 (Sat, Apr 04, 2020):

BUDAPEST ''' EMBARKATION. Check out of your hotel to board your luxurious ship. During the evening, be treated to a Welcome Aboard Wine Toast and 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 (Sun, Apr 05, 2020):

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,L,D).

Day 5 (Mon, Apr 06, 2020):

VIENNA, AUSTRIA. 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, before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. You'''ll 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. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Tue, Apr 07, 2020):

VIENNA ''' KREMS. Discover more of Vienna'''s on you '''Royal Treasures''' tour, or for a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, enjoy a scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley en route to Krems, the wine capital of this region. While in Krems, you will discover the town'''s rich array of wine-related history and culture with a visit to Schloss Gobelsburg wine cellar, dating back several centuries. Some of the finest vineyards in Austria belong to Schloss Gobelsburg, so you'''ll be in for a real treat tasting some of it vintages, including Riesling and Gr''ner Veltliner.

Day 7 (Wed, Apr 08, 2020):

WEISSENKIRCHEN ''' YBBS ''' GREIN. After reaching Weissenkirchen in the heart of the Wachau Valley, you'''ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Choose a walking tour along the cobblestone streets of D''rnstein followed by a wine tasting. For those who would like a more culinary-focused experience, visit a local boutique where you'll enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. Prefer more active adventures? Join a guided hike to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive. Afterwards, you have a choice to tour the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey or go on a guided bike tour from D''rnstein to Ybbs along the famous Danube bike path. You'''ll then sail to Grein, known during the Middle Ages as the "golden city'''; and today, it continues to shine. The city is home to both Austria'''s oldest residential castle, Greinburg Castle, dating back to 1488, and its oldest theater, Stadttheater, built in 1791. Be treated to an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally above the village, and while here, enjoy a folklore show along with a wine reception. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Thu, Apr 09, 2020):

LINZ. 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 the old city center of Linz 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 excursion to 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 9 (Fri, Apr 10, 2020):

PASSAU, GERMANY ''' VILSHOFEN. Discover the 2,000-year-old city of 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 River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. Later, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer, Bavarian folk music and dancing'''an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Sat, Apr 11, 2020):

VILSHOFEN ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' REGENSBURG ''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Depart the ship and drive through the countryside to Regensburg, one of Germany'''s best preserved medieval cities, which you'''ll discover on a guided walking tour showcasing the city'''s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. After touring Regensburg, continue your journey on to Prague. (B)

Day 11 (Sun, Apr 12, 2020):

PRAGUE. Discover Prague with a choice of a city tour or a castle 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. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, where you will find the famous Astronomical Clock. (B)

Day 12 (Mon, Apr 13, 2020):

PRAGUE. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country'''s national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech'''s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 13 (Tue, Apr 14, 2020):

DEPART PRAGUE. Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (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
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • 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
  • 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
  • Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to Regensburg with city tour and then on to Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge (or similar), including tour and daily breakfast; and transfer to ship

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Ship Information

AmaLea


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Questions & Answers

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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