Blue Danube Discovery Cruise (Budapest to Prague) 2020

Blue Danube Discovery Cruise (Budapest to Prague) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaPrima
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Fri, Nov 13, 2020
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Wed, Nov 25, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Czech, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable 7-night cruise to Nuremberg, ending with 3 nights in Prague

Day 1 (Fri, Nov 13, 2020):

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

Day 2 (Sat, Nov 14, 2020):

BUDAPEST. You cannot help but fall in love withBudapest, known as the '''Queen of the Danube.''' Your citytour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hallbrimming with vendors selling everything from food tosouvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to boththe Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. (B)

Day 3 (Sun, Nov 15, 2020):

BUDAPEST - EMBARKATION. 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. (B,D)

Day 4 (Mon, Nov 16, 2020):

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 5 (Tue, Nov 17, 2020):

VIENNA, AUSTRIA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers atreasure trove of gems and your city tour showcasesits regal splendors, including the majestic Opera Houseand the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs.Conclude your tour in Vienna'''s historic city center, aUNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visit St. Stephen'''sCathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, takea guided bike ride. During the afternoon, enjoy leisuretime exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Wed, Nov 18, 2020):

D''RNSTEIN ''' MELK. After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you'''ll have a choice of three excursions in D''rnstein. 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 7 (Thu, Nov 19, 2020):

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 8 (Fri, Nov 20, 2020):

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 9 (Sat, Nov 21, 2020):

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 D''rer'''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 10 (Sun, Nov 22, 2020):

NUREMBERG ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' PILZEN''' PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC. Depart the ship after breakfast and drive through the countryside to Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer. You will have free time to explore this lovely town and have lunch before continuing to Prague and checking into your hotel. (B)

Day 11 (Mon, Nov 23, 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 (Tue, Nov 24, 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 (Wed, Nov 25, 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 system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • 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 Chaine des Rotisseurs 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 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
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar), including daily breakfast"
  • Transfer from the ship in Nuremberg to Pilzen with highlights tour and then on to Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Marriott (or similar),including city tour, Czech beer tasting and dailybreakfast

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Ship Information

AmaPrima


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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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