Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise (Bucharest to Vienna) 2020

Gems of Southeast Europe Cruise (Bucharest to Vienna) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Bucharest, Romania on Wed, Mar 25, 2020
Ends: Vienna, Austria on Tue, Apr 07, 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, Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, Serbia

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

Enjoy 2 nights in Budapest or Vienna, followed by a 7-night cruise from Budapest to Giurgiu, 2 nights in Brasov and 2 nights in Bucharest

Day 1 (Wed, Mar 25, 2020):

ARRIVE IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. Arrive in Bucharest and check in to your lovely hotel.

Day 2 (Thu, Mar 26, 2020):

BUCHAREST. Bucharest, Romania'''s capital, has earned its nickname, the '''Little Paris of the East,''' with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a visit to the city'''s most impressive sites'''including the historic city center and the Palace of the Parliament, second only to the Pentagon as the largest administrative building in the world. Or take a walking tour of Bucharest'''s Old Town and visit the Open Air Village Museum which showcases traditional Romanian village life. (B)

Day 3 (Fri, Mar 27, 2020):

BUCHAREST ''' SINAIA ''' BRA''OV. En route to Brasov, stop in charming Sinaia to visit Pele'' Castle, considered by many to be one of the most stunning castles in Europe. Tour the castle, which was once the residence of the royal family. Then continue to the lovely village of Bra''ov, where you will check into your hotel and enjoy a tour that includes the impressive Gothic Black Church, the 19th-century Schei Gate and City Hall. (B)

Day 4 (Sat, Mar 28, 2020):

BRA''OV ''' SIGHI''OARA. Dracula lovers will be in for another treat with an excursion to Sighi''oara, birthplace to Transylvania'''s most notorious ruler, Vlad ''epe'', also known as Vlad the Impaler or Dracula. It'''s hard to believe that this perfectly preserved UNESCO-designated town filled with resplendent pastel-colored buildings, stone lanes, medieval towers and pedestrian-friendly Old Town was Vlad'''s place of birth. His home is still here, marked with a placard; however, today it houses a kitschy restaurant called '''Casa Dracula.''' (B)

Day 5 (Sun, Mar 29, 2020):

BRASOV ''' EMBARKATION ''' GIURGIU. Depart your Brasov hotel and continue on to the legendary region of Transylvania, a place deeply rooted in myth and history. You'''ll visit Transylvania'''s legendary Bran Castle, forever linked with the legend of Dracula, before boarding the ship in Giurgiu. (B,D)

Day 6 (Mon, Mar 30, 2020):

GIURGIU ''' ROUSSE, BULGARIA. Experience the best of Bucharest, Romania'''s capital, known as the '''Little Paris of the East,''' with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Then visit Bulgaria'''s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to explore Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-Hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescos revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Tue, Mar 31, 2020):

VIDIN. Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria'''s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria'''s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 8 (Wed, Apr 01, 2020):

SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES. The Iron Gates is one of Europe'''s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between the Carpathian and Balkan mountains, forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania. The ancient Serbian king Decebalus is proudly carved into the mountainside and always captivates travelers. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Thu, Apr 02, 2020):

BELGRADE, SERBIA. Explore Serbia'''s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Alternatively, visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family, and the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Or enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, ''livovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery, followed by a panoramic tour of Avala Mountain. Later in the day, choose from a hike to Kalemegdan Fortress, known for its winding walking paths and incredible river views, or join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Fri, Apr 03, 2020):

NOVI SAD, SERBIA ''' VUKOVAR, CROATIA. Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you'''ll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ov''ara Memorial and Eltz Palace. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you'''ll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. Back on board, cruise to Novi Sad, sometimes called the '''Serbian Athens.''' Discover Novi Sad on a walking tour to Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the Old Town center. If you prefer a more active exploration, join a guided biking tour or hike through Fruska Gora National Park. During the evening, visit Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Sat, Apr 04, 2020):

MOH''CS - P''CS, HUNGARY. Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Moh''cs. You'''ll then visit P''cs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter'''s Basilica, the city'''s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Sz''chenyi Square, the heart of Old Town P''cs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. Or for wine connoisseurs, you'''ll want to go to the Szeksz''rd wine region, one of the oldest red-wine-growing areas in Hungary, established more than 2,000 years ago. You may also take an exhilarating guided bike tour around Moh''cs. (B,L,D)

Day 12 (Sun, Apr 05, 2020):

BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION ''' VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Bid farewell to your ship and take asighteeing tour of Budapest, the '''Queen of the Danube.''' Your city tour begins with visit to the vibrant GreatMarket Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takesyou to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includesviews from historic Buda Castle, a visit to Fishermen'''s Bastion and the beautifully colored Matthias Church. Laterin the day, travel to Vienna where you will check into your hotel and enjoy some free time. (B)

Day 13 (Mon, Apr 06, 2020):

VIENNA. Savor the imperial elegance of romantic Vienna during a guided sightseeing tour past the city'''smost famous and beautiful locales, including the UNESCO-designated historice city center. See the regal ViennaState Opera house, towering St. Stpehen'''s Cathedral with its fascinating eagle mosaics and geometric patternedroof, and the majestic Ringstrasse, Vienna'''s famed ring road, lined with incredible architecture, monuments andparks. You'''ll also have some free time to explore Vienna on your own. (B)

Day 14 (Tue, Apr 07, 2020):

VIENNA. Bid farewell to Vienna 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 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 Vienna at the IntercontinentalVienna (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Vienna to Budapest with city tour
  • Transfer from the ship in Giurgiu to Bran Castle and then Bra''ov
  • 1 night hotel in Bra''ov at the Kronwell Bra''ov Hotel (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Bra''ov to Bucharest via Sinaia with Pele'' Castle tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Bucharest at the Athenee Palace Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Chain Bridge (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the ship in Giurgiu to Bran Castle and then Brasov
  • 1 night hotel in Bra''ov at the Kronwell Bra''ov Hotel (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Bra''ov to Bucharest via Sinaia with Pele'' Castle tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Bucharest at the Athenee Palace Hilton (or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast

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Ship Information

AmaCerto


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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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