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AMA WATERWAYS - 2016 Magnificent Europe Cruise

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16 DAYS A Truly Grand Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest
through the Heart of Europe and across the Continental Divide


2016 Departures and Prices Per Person in USD
Ship Embark Date Start
City
Cruise
Only
01 May Amsterdam $6,399
AmaPrima 23 May Amsterdam $6,599
AmaSonata 23 May Budapest $6,599
AmaViola 26 May Amsterdam $6,599
AmaPrima 20 June Budapest $6,599
AmaSonata 20 June Amsterdam $6,599
AmaPrima 15 August Amsterdam $6,399
AmaSonata 15 August Budapest $6,399
AmaPrima 12 September Budapest $6,799
AmaSonata
12 September
Amsterdam
$6,799
AmaSonata
19 December
Budapest
$5,599

Single price: 50% of Twin price. AA+ & Suites
Junior Suite:
100% of Twin price

Port charge of USD $336 per person are not included.

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

Cabin Upgrades per person in US Dollars
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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 French Balcony
BB Cello French Balcony/Outside Balcony
BA Violin
French Balcony/Outside Balcony
AB Cello French Balcony/Outside Balcony
AA Violin
French Balcony/Outside Balcony
AA+ Violin French Balcony/Outside Balcony
Suite Violin French Balcony/Outside 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)

Magnificent Europe River Cruise Map


Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Follow the route of emperors and kings on a "Magnificent" European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries! Begin in Amsterdam and travel on the Rhine to Cologne, with its breathtaking cathedral. Cruise through the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then on to the Main River. Marvel at the engineering wonders of the Main-Danube Canal as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide by ship. Discover the culture and traditions of grand old capitals such as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, discover perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe's loveliest countryside, filled with quaint villages and fairy-tale castles.

  • 14 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • 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
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing 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)
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise & air package
  • All local taxes

Daily Program Features

Day 1   
Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland.

Day 2   ARRIVE IM AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - EMBARKATION
Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. (D)

Day 3    AMSTERDAM
After breakfast, admire beautiful 17th century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Enjoy an afternoon information briefing as you cruise towards Germany. Tonight you'll be a guest at the Captain's Gala Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 4     DUSESELDORF - COLOGNE, GERMANY
Arrive in Dusseldorf this morning and take a motor coach to Venlo, where you will have the unique opportunity to visit the Floriade World Horticultural Expo. Bringing together more than 100 exhibitors from dozens of countries, the Floriade Expo grounds will feature five themed zones connected by wooded areas. Each of the zones contains its own horticultural exhibits, cultural attractions, activities, restaurant, music, dance and theatrical performances. Late this afternoon, travel to Cologne, where your ship is now docked. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the old part of the city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. As an alternative to a walking tour, take a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). Late tonight, the ship departs for Rudesheim. (B,L,D)

Day 5    RUDESHEIM
Today, sail through the magnificent Rhine Gorge, passing castle after castle and the famous Lorelei Rock. After lunch, arrive in Rudesheim and take a mini train to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns, and restaurants during your free time. Late this afternoon, the ship departs for Miltenberg. (B,L,D)

Day 6     WERTHEIM (MILTENBERG)
Arrive in Miltenberg for a walking tour of this delightful old Franconian town with its narrow cobblestone streets and gabled, half-timbered houses. During lunch, the ship will cruise to Freudenberg. A motor coach tour will take you to Wertheim, where you will see the historic city center followed by free time to explore the town on your own. A guided bicycle tour of Wertheim is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 7    WURZBURG - KITZINGEN
During your guided tour, visit the magnificent Residenz Palace and see the major sights. This afternoon, take an optional tour along the Romantic Road to medieval Rothenburg, and visit its World Famous Christmas Museum. Or enjoy a scenic bike ride from Wurzburg to Kitzingen (capacity controlled). After dinner on board enjoy an evening walk and wine tasting in Kitzingen, at Germany's oldest wine cellar. (B,L,D)

Day 8    BAMBERG
Arrive this afternoon in enchanting Bamberg, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. Disembark for a guided walking tour of this medieval gem and marvel at the breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and the city's serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions. You will also sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise this evening to ancient Nuremberg, capital of Franconia. (B,L,D)

Day 9    NUREMBERG
Today, decide to either tour the medieval history of Nuremberg to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the "modern tour" of the city's role in the 20th-century, which includes the Zeppelin field and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. At lunchtime, return to the ship and cruise the Main-Danube-Canal to the highest point of your cruise - 1,332 feet above sea level, where you cross Europe's Continental Divide, then start descending through stair-step locks. (B,L,D)

Day 10     REGENSBURG
A guided morning tour will show you the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD. The afternoon is free to shop or relax along the Danube. In the evening, enjoy a music performance onboard. (B,L,D)

Day 11   PASSAU
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau for a walking tour. Explore this 2,000-year-old city at the confluence of three rivers (the Danube, Inn, and Ilz), which is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral, which is home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. Or join the optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for "The Sound of Music." Those staying on board can enjoy a scenic journey to Linz, Austria. (B,L,D)

Day 12  MELK - DURNSTEIN
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau and reach the Wachau Valley this morning. A guided tour takes you to Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries. After lunch, enjoy a scenic cruise through the lovely Wachau Valley, dotted with castles, to Durnstein. Marvel at the magnifi cent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and high above town. You will also enjoy a wine tasting, where you will sample several different wines, presented along with bread, knowledgeable hosts, and plenty of laughter. A guided bicycle tour from Melk to Durnstein is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 13    VIENNA
Savor the baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, including the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to sightsee on your own. In the alternative, join an optional tour to the Imperial Schonbrunn Palace. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or join an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 14   VIENNA - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Enjoy a morning of scenic cruising to Bratislava followed by your choice of a "Communist Tour" in which you will discover architectural landmarks and experience the history of the city. In the alternative, enjoy a walking tour of Bratislava, which reveals the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. Tonight there is an evening music performance on board. (B,L,D)

Day 15   BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning, your 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 Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. This afternoon, an optional excursion is available, which will take you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. Tonight, enjoy a Farewell Dinner before the ship sails a special "Illuminations Cruise" past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 15    DEPART BUDAPEST
Your cruise comes to an end.

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