Join FAMTrips.travel and discover why AmaWaterways has become the most acclaimed river cruise line in Europe. This BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY itinerary celebrates the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, as we cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg and ending as we travel through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. We will visit centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. We enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will enjoy unique Hungarian, German and Austrian cities, including two fabulous grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest, both which are cities that will leave you breathless! And of course, you can easily add an optional post stay in Prague, a city you will never forget. You will experience the best sites of Austria, Germany and Hungary during this 7 night itinerary.
Discover the excellence of AmaWaterways with its highly regarded personal service from their award winning staff, their cuisine of highest quality, and wonderful inclusions of so many offered tours and lovely choices of complimentary local wines and beer during your dining hours each day. You may also cruise with FAMTrips.travel during our previous week river cruise FAM from Vilshofen to Budapest prior to this cruise from March 24-31 on the same ship. Although some ports are repeated in both itineraries, there are so many other sites to see and tours to experience, you can easily appreciate the differences of both cruises combined to be one 14 day river cruise adventure! You can find more details about the earlier Romantic Danube cruise itinerary and book either one or both of these cruises on the links at the bottom of this page, or just go to our site at www.FAMTrips.com or www.FAMTrips.travel.
DAY 1: Budapest
Today you board the lovely AmaCerto in Budapest. If you have elected to arrive early to Budapest, you will have enjoyed exploring and sightseeing in the two cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. OR if you also elected to cruise last week on FAMTrips previous fam, the March 24-31 Romantic Danube cruise on the same ship, AmaCerto, then you also have enjoyed exploring Budapest’s wonderful architecture and history on the final two days of that cruise! After dinner tonight the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past Budapest’s glittering riverfront. Budapest is cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, ranked also as “the world’s second best city” by Condé Nast Traveler, and “Europe’s 7th most idyllic place to live” by Forbes. Many spas in Budapest are quite renown as the city has around 80 geothermal springs and the world’s largest thermal water cave system. It also has the second largest synagogue, and third largest Parliament building which is truly one of the most beautiful architectural sites in this magnificent European city.
DAY 2: Bratislava
This afternoon, we arrive in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the cities major sites including Mirbach Palace and Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral. We enjoy the evening here before sailing on to magnificent Vienna.
DAY 3: Vienna
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, an awe-inspiring 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 Vienna’s 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 Donau Park. Vienna is a city of magnificence and you could tour it time and time again with a new perspective with every visit!
DAY 4: Durnstein and Melk
Today we arrive in Durnstein and will be able to tour in Melk, with its magnificent abbey. This morning you can enjoy a walking tour followed by a wine tasting, or a energetic hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for randsom. You might also choose to experience a local sweets tasting. Later we cruise the beautiful Wachau Valley or you can bike from Durnstein to Melk ( about a 2 hour ride over rolling hills) and meet the ship in Melk! FAMTrips.travel president, Gary Fee enjoyed this same scenic ride on his 60th birthday just a few years ago! AMA’s touring bikes are super comfortable to enjoy riding through the countryside and they offer you a whole new perspective to touring Europe! It is a beautiful ride and you have a local bike guide riding along to be sure you are on the right paths! Later in the afternoon you have the opportunity to enjoy a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries.
DAY 5: Passau
Today we arrive in Passau, a 2000 year old city noted for its amazing Gothic and Baroque architecture. You can explore this charming city on a walking tour, a guided bike tour or on a hike up to the Veste Overhaus Fortress.
DAY 6: Regensburg
Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Three different tours are available including a walking tour to visit Regensburg’s most incredible sites including the Roman Gates dating back to AD 179. Or you may elect a wonderful bike tour from Regensburg to Walhalla through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Valley. And a lovely third option is a local foodie tour which includes your opportunity to sample the city’s most renowned specialities including sausage, beer and wonderful homemade pretzels!
DAY 7: Nuremburg
Today we enjoy a scenic morning of cruising as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal. This afternoon you have the choice of three activities in Nuremburg. Take a tour of the medieval highlights of the city including Nuremberg Castle, the 900 year old ramparts surrounding the city, Notre Dame and much more. You may also elect to join a WW II Tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. Alternatively, you may choose to savor traditional flavors on a Franconian Specialties testing as you sample the famous Nuremburger Bratwurse, Rot bier and Lebkuchen. The ship moors overnight on this final night of the cruise.
DAY 8: Disembarkation and Optional Prague post stay
Today we depart our lovely AmaCerto on our own or you may elect to take the 3-day optional post stay in incredible Prague! This post stay includes the transfer from Nuremburg to our hotel in Prague, the three night hotel stay with breakfast and a complimentary city tour of Prague, one of the most beautiful cities of all of Europe!
SPECIAL AGENT RATES
Agent Rates for “Blue Danube Discovery FAM Cruise”:
(Guest in your stateroom pays same rate)
Category C French Balcony pp $1595
(Twin balcony staterooms have full Outdoor Balcony plus French balcony, too!)
Category BB TWIN Balcony pp $1795
Category BA TWIN Balcony pp $1895
Category AB TWIN Balcony pp $1995
Category AA TWIN Balcony pp $2095
Port Taxes are $168 pp additional
• This is more than 50% discount off of the lowest rate available!
Special Friends and Family Rate
(For additional guest staterooms on the same cruise with agent also cruising)
Category C French Balcony pp $1995
Category BB TWIN Balcony pp $2095
Category BA TWIN Balcony pp $2195
Category AB TWIN Balcony pp $2295
Category AA TWIN Balcony pp $2395
Port taxes $168 pp additional
• This is an approximate savings of $1800 per person for Friends and Family to join you!
To BOOK this BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY Itinerary,
click on the first button below and complete the application online.
You can also check out the day to day itinerary for the earlier voyage, “Romantic Danube”, March 24-31, on which FAMTrips.travel is also hosting an agent group, by clicking on the second button below labeled “Romantic Danube.” You may combine the two cruises into a 14 day adventure!
After you are confirmed to attend either of these two FAMTrips.travel fams, then you are eligible to book additional friends and family rate for added staterooms by contacting FAMTrips.travel at 941 322 1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . Or you may complete a 2nd application for Friends and Family booking, and simply indicate in the COMMENT BOX at the end of the application form that the application is for “Friends and Family.” We will contact you to reconfirm all information.
To Book this FAMTrips.travel “Blue Danube Discovery” FAM