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AMA WATERWAYS - 2016 Blue Danube Cruise

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14 Days - Spend 2 nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable
7-night cruise then relax for 3 nights in Prague

2016 Departures and Prices Per Person in  USD
Ship
Start Cruise
Start City Cruise Only Cruise + Land
22 March
Budapest $2,499 $3,779
03 May
Budapest $3,299 $4,579
31 May Budapest $3,399 $4,679
28 June Budapest $3,399 $4,679
26 July Budapest $3,299 $4,579
23 August Budapest $3,399 $4,679
20 September Budapest $3,599 $4,879
18 October Budapest $3,199 $4,479
01 November Budapest $2,999 $4,279


Single price: 50% of Twin price, A+ & AA+ & Suites
Junior Suites: 100% of Twin price

Single Supplement for Land: USD $700 per person
Port charges of USD $168 per person are not included.

Please Note: Children pay the same as adults. Children under 18 years have to share the cabins with an adult 18 and plus, Cabins only holds 2 passengers

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Rates, additional charges and conditions are subject to change, and to
currency fluctuation, without notice - Errors and Omissions Excepted

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The above prices are per person in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window,
To upgrade to a higher category, add the following amount per person
Category Deck Stateroom
D
Piano
Window
C
Violin & Cello
Window
B
Violin & Cello
French Balcony
A
Violin
French Balcony
A+
Violin
French Balcony
Suite
Violin
French Balcony
Please Note: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking.
The choices are: Choice A: Two twin beds | Choice B: One large bed (larger than queen size)

Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise Map

Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you explore some of Europe's most famous destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse Europe's Continental Divide, made possible through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal. Take an optional excursion to Salzburg and celebrate the heritage of Mozart, one of the world's greatest composers.

  • 2 Nights Hotel Accommodation in Budapest including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to the ship in Budapest
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life-enriching tours daily with personal headset included
  • "Limited Edition Tours"
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & 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
  • Unlimited 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
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from ship to hotel in Prague
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
  • Services of Professional Cruise Manager
  • All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All Transfers with the Purchase of Cruise, Land & Air package
  • All local Taxes

ITINERARY - DAILY PROGRAM

(See here for Cruise Only Daily Program)

Day 1    Budapest, Hungary
Check-in to hotel. The remainder of the day is free to relax or begin exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2    Budapest, Hungary
Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in Buda and Pest. From historic Buda Castle, enjoy a spectacular view of the twin cities spread over both banks of the river. Your tour also features the Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, the massive Heroes Square and more. (B)

Day 3    Budapest - Embark Ship
After checking out of your hotel in Budapest, you will have your choice of a free morning to explore Budapest on your own or join an optional excursion to Puszta, the great Hungarian Plain which stretches across eastern Hungary. This excursion includes a savory traditional lunch with delicious Hungarian goulash. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Bratislava. (B,D)

Day 4    Bratislava, Slovakia - Vienna - Austria
This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city's major sites, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a "Communist History Tour" that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Late tonight, the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna. (B,L,D)

Day 5    Vienna, Austria
This morning enjoy a guided tour of romantic Vienna that will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll along the Kartnerstrasse, or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the alternative, join an optional tour this afternoon to the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens, a famous example of baroque architecture. Tonight, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6    Durnstein - Melk
Early this morning reach the Wachau Valley for your walking tour of Durnstein, known as one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the baroque Stiftskirche and see the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Your walking tour through medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. Your tour also includes a wine tasting at a local vintner. This afternoon, you can enjoy a guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship arrives in Melk late this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries. Gaze at the famous library that inspired Umberto Eco while writing "The Name of the Rose." Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Melk, one of Europe's great cultural heritage sites. (B,L,D)

Day 7    Linz - Passau, Germany
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, where you will have the choice of two different excursions. The first choice is an optional excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the "Sound of Music" and as the birthplace of Mozart. The tour includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's Square, and much more. In the alternative, remain on the ship and cruise through scenic Upper Austria to Passau. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, this 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian baroque architecture. A walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 8    Regensburg
In the early afternoon arrive in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have your choice of three different tours here. The first is a guided walking tour, in which you will see the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. The next tour is an afternoon bike ride to Walhalla, where you will visit the Walhalla temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history (capacity controlled). Your third choice is a trip to the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). Known for its distinctive architecture, the museum features unique, high-tech exhibits on the history of the car, combined with a fascinating look back at the 20th century. The tour is capacity controlled. (B,L,D)

Day 9    Nuremberg
Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmuhl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of two different excursions in Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. On one tour, you will explore the medieval history of Nuremberg, and see the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and Old Town Hall. The other tour will focus on Nuremberg during World War II as the center of the Third Reich. Visit the infamous Zeppelin field used to hold rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D)

Day 10    Nuremberg - Karlovy Vary (disembarkation)
This morning, depart Nuremberg after breakfast and drive through the pastoral countryside to Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, and most famous for its Bohemian spa. After lunch, continue to Prague and check into the hotel. (B)

Day 11   Prague
Your morning's sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe's most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus, before walking over to Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. The balance of the day is at your leisure; perhaps visit the Wenceslas Square or enjoy yourself in one of the charming cafes. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

Day 12    Prague
Spend a day at your leisure to relax and stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor restaurant or shop for local handicrafts and art work. This afternoon, participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorial to those who perished. (B)

Day 13  Depart Prague
END OF CRUISE



ITINERARY - DAILY PROGRAM

Day 1 BUDAPEST - EMBARKATION
Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner as the ship cruises to Bratislava. (B,D)

Day 2 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
This afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a walking tour of the city's major sites, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. Spend the evening in Bratislava before the ship cruises to magnificent Vienna later tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 3 VIENNA
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna that will include the majestic Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll along the Kartnerstrasse or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries in the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Join an optional excursion this afternoon to Schonbrunn Palace and gardens, a glorious example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, you may attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 4 DURNSTEIN - MELK
After reaching the Wachau Valley early this morning, you will have a walking tour of Durnstein, part of a region designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the prettiest towns along the Danube. Stroll along cobblestone streets past centuries-old houses and wine taverns, marvel at the magnificent blue tower of the town's Baroque Stiftskirche (abbey church), and see the ruins of the castle where King Richard I of England was once held for ransom. This afternoon, you may enjoy a guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk (if weather permits) or relax on board during a scenic cruise through the beautiful Wachau Valley. Your ship arrives late this afternoon in Melk, one of Europe's most renowned spiritual and cultural heritage sites, where you will tour its spectacular Benedictine Abbey. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore the charming town of Melk on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 5 LINZ - PASSAU, GERMANY
This morning the ship arrives in Linz. Remain on the ship for a scenic cruise through upper Austria to Passau, a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Baroque architecture. You will have a walking tour of Passau's Old Town, past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to Europe's largest pipe organ. As an alternative, you may join an optional excursion from Linz to Salzburg, where you will have a walking tour of the historic center, the setting for the "Sound of Music" and Mozart's birthplace. The ship cruises overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 6 REGENSBURG
This afternoon, the ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will have a guided walking tour of the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. (B,L,D)

Day 7 NUREMBERG
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal and leisurely cruises through the beautiful Altmuhl Valley. This afternoon, you have a choice of two tours in Nuremberg. "Medieval Nuremberg" will give you a fascinating overview of this former unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, an ancient city historians consider the epicenter of the German Renaissance. You will see the 900-year-old ramparts, towers and city walls of the Imperial Castle that surround the historic city center, as well as the house where artist Albrecht Durer once resided. Another sightseeing option is the "World War II" tour that focuses on Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. You will visit the Zeppelin Field where Hitler once held Nazi rallies and the Justice Palace courtroom where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). The ship moors in Nuremberg overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 8 NUREMBERG - DISEMBARKATION
This morning, depart the ship after breakfast. (B) 

 

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