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Romantic Danube Cruise Land Forward

Romantic Danube Cruise Land Forward

Operator: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto
Starts: Munich, Germany on Wed, Aug 11, 2021
Ends: Budapest, Hungary on Fri, Aug 20, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

Spend 3 nights in fairytale Prague, followed by a fascinating 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest

  1. Day 1
    Wed, Aug 11, 2021
    ARRIVE IN MUNICH, GERMANY. Arrive in Munich and check-in to your hotel.
  2. Day 2
    Thu, Aug 12, 2021
    MUNICH. This morning you will tour Munich, the capital of Bavaria and one of Germany'''s largest cities, as well as the undisputed beer capital of the world. Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town through the city ending at the famous Glockenspiel, with its 43 bells and 32 life-size figures that portray historic scenes, such as a wedding celebration. You will also see Frauenkirche, the '''Cathedral of Our Dear Lady.''' Later in the day, do like the Bavarians do, and go to a Bavarian Beer Hall for the famous beer and pretzels. This is the cradle of Bavarian tavern culture, and the origin of tradition, '''gem''tlichkeit''' and hospitality. (B)
  3. Day 3
    Fri, Aug 13, 2021
    MUNICH ''' EMBARKATION ''' VILSHOFEN. Check out of your hotel and transfer to Vilshofen where you will board your luxury ship. Later in the day, attend an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration with traditional beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,D)
  4. Day 4
    Sat, Aug 14, 2021
    VILSHOFEN ''' PASSAU. Explore Vilshofen'''s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the '''City of Three Rivers.''' Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the '''Veste Oberhaus,''' Passau'''s Castle Hill; or go on a River Inn bike tour. (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    Sun, Aug 15, 2021
    LINZ, AUSTRIA. 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 Linz'''s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city'''s famed '''Culture Mile''' and the Danube. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, ''esk'' Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D). . *Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion
  6. Day 6
    Mon, Aug 16, 2021
    WEISSENKIRCHEN. Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to D''rnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in D''rnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk'''s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'''ll enjoy the region'''s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Gr''ner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    Tue, Aug 17, 2021
    VIENNA. The '''City of Waltzes''' offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen'''s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    Wed, Aug 18, 2021
    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 special '''Tastes of Slovakia''' tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    Thu, Aug 19, 2021
    BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Your city tour begins at Budapest'''s Great Market Hall, where you'''ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you'''ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You'''ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest'''s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    Fri, Aug 20, 2021
    BUDAPEST ''' DISEMBARKATION. Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B) Note: The Great Market Hall is closed on Sundays.

Rivers Visited

Danube

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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 Activities 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 Hilton (or similar),including city tour, Czech beer tasting and dailybreakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Praguel to Regensburg with city tour and then on to Vilshofen
  • Land Program
  • 2 nights hotel in Munich at Hotel Bayerischer Hof(or similar), including city tour, Hofbrauhaus beerand pretzels tasting, and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel in Munich to the ship in Vilshofen

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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.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.8
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.8
Repeat with Operator
4.5
Value for Money
4.3

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Ratings based off 24 reviews - currently showing 6 reviews with comments only

We booked the cruise and extensions which was 24 days. Evidentially, this trip could have been booked in segments which we were not aware of as the coming and going of various groups was very strange throughout. We started in Prague, always a great adventure. We were to go to Nuremberg, but due to low water were bused to the ship departure, Vilshofen, with options to hit the first two ports we missed by bus as excursions. Other folks joined from Vienna, a large group came onboard, and we were nearly at max going down the river. All but 18 people left at Budapest, including the Cruise Director. At that point we found out the second portion was a Wine Cruise with a different name, new director, and new passengers came aboard bringing us to capacity once again. So this became two cruises, actually, with totally different passengers on each except the original 18. As we continued for the extension, there were 40 of us until the end in Bucharest. One can see how this was rather disfunctional and more like a train ride with customers joining and departing continuously. Never knew who would be at dinner the next night. This may work from a business point, but very confusing to those that just purchased a single cruise with extensions and enjoyed meeting folks as we sailed down the river. Had I known there would be such a revolving door would have researched better and re-evaluated my choice. AMA, as always did a superb job, but the logistics of this whole adventure must have been a nightmare and stressful for the staff. Vacations need continuity.

All the arrangements were made through Affordable Tours and everything went as planned.

The trip was outstanding. Very professional staff and excellent accommodations.

River cruise with AmaWaterways was great. No problems. It was a great cruise.

Everything was included in the price of this tour including the off shore excursions. There were so many excursions that the week went by very quick.

It was freezing cold and yet still a fantastic vacation!


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