Christmas Markets on the Danube Cruise Only (Vilshofen to Budapest) 2020

Christmas Markets on the Danube Cruise Only (Vilshofen to Budapest) 2020

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Vilshofen, Germany on Sun, Nov 22, 2020
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Sun, Nov 29, 2020

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Itinerary

Countries Visited

Austria, Germany, Hungary

Rivers Visited

Danube

River Cruise Itinerary

2 nights Budapest, 7-night cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen and 3 nights in Prague (or reverse)

Day 1 (Sun, Nov 22, 2020):

EMBARKATION ''' VILSHOFEN. Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board. (D)

Day 2 (Mon, Nov 23, 2020):

VILSHOFEN ''' PASSAU. During the season of Advent, beautiful Passau dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which you will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas market at St. Stephen'''s Square'''also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. (B,L,D)

Day 3 (Tue, Nov 24, 2020):

LINZ. Linz is known for being the city of Christmas cr''ches and its ever-popular Linzer torte. While here, you have a choice excursions. The first is a morning walking tour through Linz'''s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz'''s Christmas markets. Or you could go on a guided bike tour or visit the idyllic and breathtaking Austrian Lake District ''' a favorite among many past guests. During the afternoon, you can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, ''esky Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 4 (Wed, Nov 25, 2020):

WEISSENKIRCHEN. After reaching Weissenkirchen, you'''ll have a choice of excursions. Join a walking tour in D''rnstein and then visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Or hike up to D''rnstein Fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held captive and enjoy incredible views of the river and village below. Alternatively, you can visit a local boutique where you'''ll enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. If you'''re a wine connoisseur, you won'''t want to miss the excursion to a local winery where you can sample some of the Wachau Valley'''s finest wine. (B,L,D)

Day 5 (Thu, Nov 26, 2020):

VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of theHabsburgs, before concluding in Vienna'''s historic city center. Or go off the beaten path to discover some of Vienna'''s hidden treasures. If you prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube or pedal all the way to Klosterneuburg Monastery for a visit to the iconic church. (B,L,D)

Day 6 (Fri, Nov 27, 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. You'''ll also have an opportunity to visit Bratislava'''s charming Christmas market. Or join a special '''Slovakian Specialties''' tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 7 (Sat, Nov 28, 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 and tradition. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. Afterwards, you'''ll visit Vorosmarty Square, the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest. As an alternative, you can hike to Castle Hill, walking along Fishermen'''s Bastion and take in all the iconic sites of Budapest with an active exploration. During the evening, be treated to an Illuminations cruise around Budapest'''s famed Parliament building. (B,L,D

Day 8 (Sun, Nov 29, 2020):

BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship in Budapest and bid farewell as you prepare for your return 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 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
  • 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
  • Captain'''s Welcome Cocktail and 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
  • Local Flavors 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 BudapestChain Bridge (or similar), including tour and dailybreakfast
  • Transfer from ship in Vilshofen via Regensburgwith walking tour and Christmas Market and thento Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton(or similar), including city tour, Christmas Markets,Czech beer tasting 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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