Join FAMTrips.travel to cruise to the most incredible cities from ancient history and also through countries of the once “Iron Curtain” political regime. Now you can experience one of the most exotic itineraries of Europe, considering that just over 33 years ago, these countries were still behind the political boundary dividing Europe since the end of WWII.
Touch History in Hungary, Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania, as you sail along the exotic lower Danube. Celtic fortifications, medieval towns and grand cities, along with the natural beauty of pastoral landscapes and traverse the narrow gorge known as the famed “Iron Gates” while showcasing the best of eastern Europe. Nature lovers will relish the opportunity to see Bulgaria’s natural wonder, Belogradchik, a fairy tale stone world of fantastic shapes associated with interesting legends; or to bike through Belgrade’s sprawling Kalemegdan Park. Wine connoisseurs will have a chance to taste history from the centuries-old wine-growing hills dating back to the Romans in Ilok, a royal and vinous town. Be treated to the flavors, sites, sounds and cultures of this diverse swath of the continent. A short list of just a few of the tours between Vukovar, Novi Sad and Belgrade include:
City tour and Eltz Castle, Croatian wine tasting, the Athens of Serbia” walking tour, Fruska Gora National Park hike, Novi Sad bike tour, Petrovaradin Fortress Evening Walk. “The City by Two Rivers” tour, Royal Palace and Tito’s Memorial tour, Belgrade Fortress hike and Quburich Brandy Tasting & Avala Mountain!
Optional Pre and Post stays include 2 pre nights in Bucharest and 2 nts in Brasov, OR 3 pre nts in Istanbul, along with 2 post night stays in Vienna.
These prices are available upon request.
Sail on the lovely AMA Sonata in July or the beautiful AMA Lea in August departing from amazing Budapest, Hungary to Vilshofen, Germany as you visit the ports of Bratislava, Slovakia, followed by the imperial City of Vienna, Austria, a site surely not to be missed!
You will sail on to Durnstein where you can enjoy wine tours, castle tours and a visit to historic and fascinating Melk Abbey. In the city of Grein, you will enjoy an exclusive castle tour and private castle reception! Upon your arrival in Linz, you have fantastic full day tours available to Salzberg or Cesky Krumlov, both UNESCO World Heritage sites and truly unforgettable! Linz, the provincial capital of Upper Austria, is the third-largest city in the country after Vienna and Graz. It’s the biggest port on the Danube! Then you are off to Passau, Germany, The city of three rivers, for another day of adventure and wonderful tour choices. Passau, a German city on the Austrian border, lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers, thus it is known as the Three Rivers City. It also has some of the most amazing Baroque architecture to be found in Germany including St Stephen’s cathedral which is home to one of the largest pipe organs in the world with over 17,700 pipes!
Your final port of Vilshofen offers you an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration before you end your journey. Complimentary selections of wines and local beers are offered at lunch and dinner each day! AmaWaterways offers a wonderful selection of tours in each port of call on all voyages and they are designed for every level of guest participation! Pre and post optional stays include 2 night Pre stays in Budapest and 3 night post stays in Prague, one of Europe’s most incredible cultural capital cities of all times!
As autumn paints the cities and villages of the European Main and Rhine riverbanks, you will sail from Nuremberg, Germany to Amsterdam, Netherlands on the lovely AmaPrima.
From your first day on the river you will get lost in the medieval atmosphere of Nuremberg’s Kaiserberg Castle, representative of the thousands of fortresses that dotted Germany’s landscape in the Middle Ages. World UNESCO city of Bamberg is just one of the most picture perfect sites you will tour! Marvel at an immaculate example of Baroque architecture at the designated UNESCO World Heritage Wurzburg Residence, a reminder of life on a grand scale. Savor the storybook atmosphere of some of Europe’s most charming towns, Wartham and Rüdesheim, and along the way, get swept up in the many treasures just waiting to be discovered along the Rhine and Main rivers. Have some fun at the local pretzel bakery for an informative lesson and pretzel tasting! You can truly appreciate the fall season as you take a scenic gondola ride up the vineyard covered hillside of Rüdesheim for wine tasting or a unique tour of Lahneck Castle.
As you travel on to Cologne, Germany, you may want to participate in the wonderful holy city tour and cathedral visit. It’s an amazing site for certain. And of course the beer tasting options are abundant so you may need to experience a few including the famous Kolsch beer of that region. It’s more than just drinking a beer. They say it’s liking drinking and entire culture! Ending in Amsterdam is also a wonderful treat! A city full of life, growth and innovation still gives us some of our most historical messages. Today, millions have read Anne Frank’s Diary, which has been published in over 60 languages. The house that she and her family hid in for two years has been visited by millions from all over the globe. In the 50s, it was ordered to be demolished but her father, Otto Frank was able to save it and established the Anne Frank Foundation there in 1957. Although the tour cannot go to this site as a group, agents can line up tickets directly online with Anne Frank Foundation about 90 days in advance, so you might want to add that to your list! However your boat canal tours and other wonderful excursions in Amsterdam are also a wonderful way to end your week on the Main and Rhine rivers of Europe. Pre night optional stays in Prague are available and prices will be quoted upon request.
Agents Rates for All Cruise Fam Departures based on Double Occupancy:
Cat E: $975
Cat D: $1124.50
Cat CB:$1374.50 per person
Cat CA/C: $1524.50
Cat BB: $1824.50 per person
Cat BA: $1924.50 per person
Cat AB: $2024.50 per person
Cat AA: $2124.50 per person
Port taxes are $210 pp.
One Guest Pays Same Rate as the Agent!
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