Join FAMTrips.travel and AmaWaterways as we travel on the beautiful Danube through four magnificent European countries, Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia.
Together we will experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in Vilshofen, continuing on to Linz, Passau, amazing Vienna, Bratislava, Durnstein, Melk and ending in spectacular Budapest! You may elect to fly into Munich to transfer to the ship or spend a lovely optional 3-night pre stay in Prague, one of the most astounding cities in all of Europe! On your lovely AmaSonata, you will cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, and explore charming medieval towns and many UNESCO World Heritage Sites throughout the week! Experience some of the most luxurious amenities available on the rivers of Europe aboard one of award winning AmaWaterways’ newer Twin Balcony ships, the AmaSonata.
Agents can also bring additional friends and family in a separate stateroom at a very special “Friends and Family Rate” based upon availability.
DAY 1: Vilshofen
This morning or afternoon, you are invited to board the lovely AmaSonata in Vilshofen. You may elect to fly into Munich and take one of three transfers AmaWaterways offers from that airport. If you elected to add the three day optional Pre Stay in Prague, you will transfer today from Prague to the AmaSonata in Vilshofen.
This evening, meet your fellow passengers and the wonderful AmaWaterways executive team onboard for a welcome dinner as you enjoy the evening in port.
DAY 2: Vilshofen and Passau
This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2000 year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, popular Rathaus, Bomplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St Stephen’s Cathedral.
DAY 3: Linz and afternoon UNESCO World Heritage Tours
From Linz you will experience some of the most breathtaking tours of this cruise today! You have the morning to explore Linz on foot or by touring bike and enjoy the Old City Center our bike down the Danube riverside. After lunch, you will be invited to choose of of three amazing excursions. Check out the Austrian Lake District, or tour the wonderful medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, or visit Mozart’s birthplace, the amazing city of Salzburg, also made famous by “Sound of Music!”
All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and each tour is just more beautiful than the one before!
DAY 4: Weissenkirchen and Durnstein
This morning you cruise en route to Weissenkirchen and Durnstein and have several choices as to how to enjoy your afternoon there! You might enjoy a afternoon walking tour and also experience the magnificent Benedictine Abbey at Melk, one of Europe’s most famous Monastic sites. Alternatively you may join a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or you may simply enjoy a special “foodie” tour to sample some of the local sweets . Tonight after dinner we enjoy a wine tasting at a local winery.
DAY 5: Vienna
Today you will explore and fall in love with romantic Vienna! You may choose to take a panoramic tour of the city that guides you past off of its majestic sites including the Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors and its Royal Spanish Riding School where the famous Lipizzaner stallions still perform today! You will also see Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University and visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your second option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can also join a bike tour to Kloserneuburg Monastery or explore Vienna on your own. Do not miss the Viennese coffee and pastries!
DAY 6: Bratislava
Today you have three choices to experience in this lovely city. You may enjoy walking to explore the Mirbach Palace, the Old Town Hall and St Martin’s Cathedral. Your second choice is the Slovakian Specialties Tasting tour where you will enjoy wine, local soups and prepare stuffed potato ravioli. Finally you can also join a hike up to Bratislava Castle and the Court of Honor. The remainder of the day is on your own!
DAY 7: Budapest
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, as well as so many other lovely sites of this magnificent city. Alternatively you may also opt for a hike up to Castle Hill where the viewing of the Danube is just perfect. After dinner this evening, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.
DAY 8: DISEMBARKATION
Today after breakfast, you may disembark in Budapest. Airport transfers can be arranged. If your flight is departing early, you may also arrange an early disembarkation and transfer from the ship.
SPECIAL AGENT RATES for “Romantic Danube”
Category C French Balcony pp $1795
(Twin balcony staterooms have full Outdoor Balcony plus French balcony, too!)
Category BB TWIN Balcony pp $1995
Category BA TWIN Balcony pp $2195
Category AB TWIN Balcony pp $2295
Category AA TWIN Balcony pp $2395
Additional friends and family can be booked in a separate stateroom for additional $300 pp added to the Stateroom Category Rates above
This special “Friends and Family Rate” based upon availability.
Port Taxes are $182 pp additional
Non-Industry Guest Add $200.00
These rates reflect almost a 50% discount off of retail rates for this special Danube River Cruise!
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