CRUISETOUR

Legendary Danube (11 Days)

Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
Ship: AmaCerto  |  46 Reviews
Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary
Dates: 31 Oct 2018 - 10 Nov 2018

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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
31 Oct 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

DAY 2
01 Nov 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Your morning sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with a historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, and the Dancing House. Next, visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square, where you will find the capital's famous Astronomical Clock, Týn Church, and the statue of Jan Hus. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the city's many charming cafés. (B)

DAY 3
02 Nov 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor café, or shop for local handicrafts. (B)

DAY 4
03 Nov 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Pilsen, Czech Republic
Nürnberg, Germany

Depart from Prague after breakfast via motorcoach and enjoy a stop in Pilsen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer, a pale gold-hued Bavarian-style lager. After a walking tour of local highlights, like the Brewery Museum and Republic Square, enjoy a scenic drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you will embark your ship. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

DAY 5
04 Nov 2018
Nürnberg, Germany

You have two excursion options today. Take a tour of the city's medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Church of Our Lady, and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Grounds, and Justice Palace. Later, the ship cruises the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg. (B,L,D)

DAY 6
05 Nov 2018
Regensburg, Germany

This morning's scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
06 Nov 2018
Passau, Germany
Linz, Austria

After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers flow into the Danube. You will have a choice of a walking tour of Passau's Old Town, past the old city fortifications, Rathaus, Domplatz, and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephan's Cathedral, or more active guests may join either a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. Return to the ship this afternoon for a scenic cruise to Linz, Austria's third-largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

DAY 8
07 Nov 2018
Melk, Austria
Vienna, Austria

Early this morning, we cruise to Melk. You have a choice between a guided tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's largest and most revered monasteries, or a guided bike tour along the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the scenic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own. (B,L,D)

DAY 9
08 Nov 2018
Vienna, Austria

This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall, and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen's Cathedral, Graben, and the world-famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour of Vienna's hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
09 Nov 2018
Budapest, Hungary

Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes' Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman's Bastion, Matthias Church, and spectacular views of the Danube. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the city's glittering riverfront. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
10 Nov 2018
Budapest, Hungary

Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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Full-day Excursion to Salzburg

Full day excursion offered as an alternative to cruising that day and taking a walking tour of Passau. Pass through the majestic countryside of Austria’s Lake District and Salzkammergut. In Salzburg, begin your walking tour of the historic center of Salzburg, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music,” and the birthplace of Mozart. The tour includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s Square, and much more. All day optional departing the ship from Passau or Linz and returning to the ship in Linz or Passau. Restrictions may apply, please see Terms & Conditions for details.

About the Ship

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AmaCerto

The AmaCerto features exclusive “Twin Balconies"which range in size up to 300 sq. ft. Relax in a heated Sun Deck swimming pool with a “swim-up” bar; enjoy Chaîne des Rôtisseurs culinary creations. The ship also features a Fitness Center, Massage, Hair and Beauty salon; Wi-Fi and Entertainment-on_demand; plus a fleet of bicycles for your enjoyment.

What's Included

Included

    • Land program as detailed in itinerary

    • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies

    • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations

    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

    • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms

    • Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise

    • Multiple dining venues

    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board

    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

    • Sun Deck swimming pool

    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner

    • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music

    • Choice of life enriching tours and excursions in every port with personal headset included

    • Small-Group "Limited Edition Tours" including guided biking, hiking and culinary delights excursions

    • Fleet of bicycles available to explore on your own

    • Services of professional Cruise Manager

    • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

    • Transfers between hotel and ship are included with the purchase of cruise and land package; airport transfers are included with the purchase of airfare from AmaWaterways

    • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare | Passport fees | Baggage fees | Port taxes and fees | Travel, health, accident or other insurance | Vaccinations | Laundry | Additional food and beverages | Optional excursions | Gratuities or other items of a personal nature

About Us

At AmaWaterways, we love what we do - providing our guests with the best travel experiences possible. In fact, "Ama" is derived from the Latin word for "love." It is a concept that permeates every aspect of our river cruises, from the design of our ships to the development of our itineraries to the high levels of service we deliver to our guests. Experience more ways to discover, more ways to indulge and more onboard amenities. With an award-winning fleet in Europe, Vietnam, Cambodia and Africa, critically acclaimed dining and unique tour options, you will have the trip of a lifetime on our cruises.

Insider Tip

AmaWaterways is proud to be the only river cruise line inducted into La Chaine des Rotisseurs, one of the world's most prestigious culinary organizations.

Terms & Conditions

Prices are per-person, U.S. dollars, based on double occupancy of a cabin, or standard hotel room, unless indicated otherwise. | Single rates are available for the cruise-only, at a supplement of plus-50% for standard rooms, plus-100% for other rooms, such as deluxe rooms and suites. | Single rates for land are available at a supplement. | Please see individual itineraries for amount of the supplement. | Pricing accuracy is assured only at time of printing. | If any of the cost factors increases, such as airfare, port or dock charges, fuel, insurance, taxes, surcharges or other, we reserve the right to increase cruise or cruise tour prices without notice.

Cancellation Policy: For any cruise/land booking, whether under deposit, partially paid, or paid in full, including air packages, the following travel agent or guest-requested situations are considered cancellations and penalties will apply as noted below: changes to departure date; substitutions of itinerary; substitution of another person for original booked guest(s); or changing to a promotional fare. All cancellations must be in writing. For all air-inclusive packages cancelled after issuance of an airline ticket, the air portion of the refund, if any, will be processed only after the return of airline ticket. The following cancellation charges will be assessed for all written cancellations received prior to departure up to the scheduled time of departure.

Cancellation received | Following charges will apply: (Broken out by days before departure) 121 days or more is $200 per person | 120-90 days is $400 per person | 89-60 days is 35% of full fare | 59-30 days is 50% of full fare | 29-7 days is 80% of full fare | 6 days prior to sailing is 100% cancellation. Full Fare is defined as the full cost of any cruise, land or air component purchased from AmaWaterways. All air purchased through AmaWaterways has a cancellation penalty of $350 per person for Economy and $600 per person for Business class. In the event you purchase a non-refundable ticket, the full fare is under penalty.

*Certain airline tickets, including all intra-Asia Flights within 90 days of departure and published price tickets, are 100% non-refundable. Penalty rates shown are for flight arrangements deposited/booked from July 1, 2014 onward. Except as otherwise provided in your Passenger Ticket Contract, after travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise, cruise/tour or airfare.

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