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AMA WATERWAYS - 2016 Legendary Danube Cruise

 
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12 Days - Spend 3 nights in Prague, then enjoy
a fascinating cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest


2016 Departures and Prices Per Person in USD
Ship
Start Cruise
Start City Cruise
Only
Cruise
+ Land
28 March  Prague $2,599 $3,879
23 March Prague $3,399 $4,679
20 June Prague $3,399 $4,679
18 July Prague $3,299 $4,579
15 August Prague $3,399 $4,679
12 September Prague $3,599 $4,879
10 October Prague $3,399 $4,679
24 October Prague $3,099 $4,379
07 November Prague $2,799 $4,079

Single Supplement Price: 50% of Twin price. A+ & Suites
Junior Suites :
100% of Twin price
 
Single Supplement for Land: USD $420 per person
Port charges of USD $168 per person are not included.

Bedding: Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are:
Option A: Two twin beds
Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

Please Note: For Cabin Upgrades please ask us

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

 
The Legendary Danube River Cruise Map

 
Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Start your voyage with historic Prague, also called “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river. Journey from Nuremberg on the Main- Danube Canal across the Continental Divide, and along the way, visit charming towns and marvel at beautiful vistas. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region. Then, conclude your European river cruise vacation with two grand old capitals, magnificent Vienna and vibrant Budapest.

  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer from the Hotel in Prague to the Ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - most staterooms offer French Balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions 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
  • 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
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and 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)
  • 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

ITINERARY

Day 1   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   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. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square and see the Church of Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

Day 3    Prague
Spend a day at your leisure to relax and stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vlatava 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 serving as a memorial to those who perished. (B)

Day 4   Karlovy Vary - Nuremberg (embarkation)
Depart from Prague after breakfast. Enjoy a short stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, which is famous for its Bohemian Spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, gather onboard for a Gala Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

Day 5  Nuremberg - Continental Divide
Today, take the Medieval History of Nuremberg tour and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle. Previously one of Europe's greatest trade towns, you will see some of the original city walls and towers constructed around Nuremberg. Another option is the World War II history tour to explore Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. Designated the "City of the Reichsparteitage" (Nazi Party Rallies), you will visit the Zeppelin Field and Rally grounds. Visit the Coliseum and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D)

Day 6   Regensburg
This morning's scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD. In the alternative, visit 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). In the afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey and see the scenic Danube Gorge (seasonal) or take a guided bike tour to visit the Walhalla Temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history. (B,L,D)

Day 7   Passau / Linz, Austria
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz Rivers join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Or, substitute the city tour with the optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the location of the Sound of Music. During your walking tour see Mozart’s birthplace. For those staying onboard, enjoy a scenic cruise from Passau into Austria and on to Linz. After dinner, take a walk through this delightful town, Austria's third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

Day 8   Melk / Vienna
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Your guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Return to the ship for lunch as you cruise the romantic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna, the "City of Music" before dinner. Explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own, or participate in the optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 9   Vienna
Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna on the guided city tour which includes the world famous Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral and more. The tour is followed by free time in the city center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna's famous pastries. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace, which is a fine example of Baroque architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 10  Budapest, Hungary
This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, the famous Heroes square and more. An afternoon optional excursion takes you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. What started out as a student demonstration, quickly spread across the country causing an uprising against the Communist regime. After dinner, the ship will sail a special "Illuminations Cruise" past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 11  Depart Budapest  
Your fascinating cruise comes to an end.

Note: To American Citizens only there is a overnight flight available to Prague.

DAILY ITINERARY FOR CRUISE ONLY

Day 1    Embarkation - Nuremberg, Germany
Board your cruise in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2   Nuremberg, Crossing the Continental Divide
Today, take the Medieval History of Nuremberg tour and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle. Previously one of Europe’s greatest trade towns, you will see some of the original city walls and towers constructed around Nuremberg. Another option is the World War II history tour to explore Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. Designated the “City of the Reichsparteitage” (Nazi Party Rallies), you will visit the Zeppelin Field and Rally grounds. Visit the Coliseum and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D)

Day 3   Regenburg
This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD. In the alternative, visit 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). In the afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey and see the scenic Danube Gorge (seasonal) or take a guided bike tour to visit the Walhalla Temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history. (B,L,D)

Day 4   Passau - Linz Austria
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube. You have your choice of a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. The 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will begin your walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship which is now docked in Linz. After dinner, perhaps take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

Day 5   Melk - Vienna
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Your guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Return to the ship for lunch, before you cruise the romantic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna, after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 6   Vienna
Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna on the guided city tour which includes the world famous Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, the awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more. The tour is followed by free time in the city center to shop for souvenirs or sample some of Vienna’s famous pastries. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace, which is a fine example of Baroque architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 7   Budapest, Hungary
This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ square and more. An afternoon optional excursion takes you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. What started out as a student demonstration, quickly spread across the country causing an uprising against the Communist regime. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 8   Depart Budapest
End of your Cruise.

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