Grand Danube Cruise Cruise Only (Giurgiu to Vilshofen) 2020

Grand Danube Cruise Cruise Only (Giurgiu to Vilshofen) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Giurgiu, Romania on Sun, Sep 13, 2020
Ends: Vilshofen, Germany on Fri, Sep 25, 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, Germany, Hungary, Serbia, Slovakia

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

3 nights in Prague, 14-night cruise from Vilshofen to Giurgiu, 2 nights in Brasov and 2 nights in Bucharest (or reverse)

Day 1 (Sun, Sep 13, 2020):

GIURGIU, BULGARIA ''' EMBARKATION. Embark on your cruise in Giurgiu. Tonight gather on board and meet your fellow passengers. (D)

Day 2 (Mon, Sep 14, 2020):

ROUSSE. Travel through the Romanian countryside to the capital of Bucharest, known as the '''Little Paris of the East.''' Enjoy a panoramic tour of the historic city center and its elegant architecture, followed by a visit to the Palace of the Parliament, the second largest administrative building in the world. Later in the day, visit Bulgaria'''s ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to go to 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 3 (Tue, Sep 15, 2020):

VIDIN. Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria'''s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria'''s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations, and Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria overlooking the Danube. Alternatively, be welcomed into a local home for a demonstration and tasting of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a delicious pastry with filo dough and cheese. Or you can choose to bike through Vidin for a more active adventure and see the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Wed, Sep 16, 2020):

IRON GATES. The Iron Gates are some 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. The banks of the river dazzle with sheer-faced rocks that stretch high overhead along this 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 5 (Thu, Sep 17, 2020):

BELGRADE. Explore Serbia'''s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour that includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Or visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family; and then tour 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 and travel to Avala Mountain. Later in the day, for those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour or hike to well-preserved Belgrade Fortress with its conical towers. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Fri, Sep 18, 2020):

NOVI SAD ''' ILOK. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad to explore why some have called the city the '''Serbian Athens.''' You'''ll see Dunavski Park and Stari Grad, the Old Town center. For a more active adventure, join a guided biking tour along the Strand and Danube Park, or a hiking tour to Petrovaradin Fortress. Alternatively, get hands-on with Vojvodina cuisine as you enjoy a lively demonstration and taste your culinary creation. Later in the day, tour the city of Vukovar, with its Franciscan Monastery, Church of St. Philip & Jacob and Eltz Castle, an 18th-century manor that holds the Vukovar City Museum. Or, travel to Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, and sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Sat, Sep 19, 2020):

P''CS ''' MOH''CS. Explore 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. Active travelers will enjoy a guided bike ride along the Danube and through Danube-Drava National Park, a protected flood-plain known for its populations of black storks, white-tailed eagles and grey cattle, a national symbol of medieval Hungary. (B,L,D) )

Day 8 (Sun, Sep 20, 2020):

BUDAPEST. Tradition will be on full display in Puszta, the Great Hungarian Plain. Tour a genuine Hungarian cs''rda (farm) run by the world-champion carriage drivers, the Lazar brothers. Afterwards, be treated to an unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship and then experience the Hungarians''' warm hospitality, along with a traditional lunch complete with typical goulash. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise past the capital'''s glittering riverfront. (B,L,D)

Day 9 (Mon, Sep 21, 2020):

BRATISLAVA. 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 savor local Slovakian craft beer at a local brew pub along with Slovakian snacks. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 10 (Tue, Sep 22, 2020):

VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visiting St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube and to Klosterneuburg Abbey, founded in 1114. (B,L,D)

Day 11 (Wed, Sep 23, 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 Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city'''s famed '''Cultural Mile''' and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit charming ''esk'' Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 12 (Thu, Sep 24, 2020):

PASSAU. Discover the 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. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration ''' an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)

Day 13 (Fri, Sep 25, 2020):

VILSHOFEN ''' DISEMBARKATION. This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen. (B)

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Inclusions

  • SPACIOUS STATEROOMS
  • 14 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
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town HiltonHotel Prague (or similar), including city tour,Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Prague to Regensburg with a highlights tour and thenon to the ship in Vilshofen
  • Transfer from the ship in Giurgiu to Bran Castle and then Brasov
  • 2 nights hotel in Bra''ov at the Kronwell Bra''ov Hotel(or similar), including city tour, Sighi''oara excursionand daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Brasov to Bucharest via Sinaia with Peles Castle tour
  • 2 nights hotel in Bucharest at the Radisson Blu(or similar), including city tour and daily breakfast
  • Land Program
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton Hotel Prague (or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from hotel in Prague to Regensburg with a highlights tour and thenon to the ship in Vilshofen
  • Transfer from ship in Giurgiu to Bucharest for a city tour and flight to Istanbul.
  • 3 Nights hotel in Istanbul, with city tours 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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