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AMA WATERWAYS - 2015 The Melodies of the Danube

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11 Nights - Enjoy a fascinating cruise from Budapest to
Vilshofen & spend 3 nights in Munich


2015 Departures and Prices Per Person in  USD
Ship
Start Cruise
Start City Cruise Cost Cruise + Land
30 March
Budapest $2599 $3499
14 April
Budapest $2899 $3799
27 April
Budapest $3199 $4099
28 April
Budapest $3199 $4099
20 May
Budapest $3999 $4299
25 May
Budapest $3999 $4299
03 June
Budapest $3999 $4299
22 June
Budapest $3299 $4199
24 June
Budapest $3999 $4199
08 July
Budapest $3299 $4199
20 July
Budapest $3299 $4199
22 July
Budapest $3299 $4199
29 July
Budapest $3299 $4199
05 August
Budapest $3299 $4199
12 August
Budapest $3299 $4199
17 August
Budapest $3399 $4299
19 August
Budapest $3399 $4299
26 August
Budapest $3499 $4399
02 September
Budapest $3599 $4499
09 September
Budapest $3599 $4499
14 September
Budapest $3599 $4499
23 September
Budapest $3599 $4499
07 October
Budapest $3499 $4399
12 October
Budapest $3399 $4299
14 October
Budapest $3299 $4199
28 October
Budapest $3099 $3999
09 November #
Budapest $2799 $3699
11 November #
Budapest
$2799
$3699
14 November #
Budapest
$2799
$3699
23 December
Budapest
$2899
$3799
26 December
Budapest
$2899
$3799

# "In Celebration of Wine" cruise.

Single price:
50% of Twin price.
Junior Suites:
100% of Twin price

Single Supplement for Land: USD $420per person
Port charges of USD $168 per person are not included.

Important: Dates, prices & itineraries for 2015 sailings are subject to change.

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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
Please ask us for Cabin Upgrade Prices

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
B
Violin/Cello
French Balcony
A
Violin
French Balcony
Single Cello French Balcony
BB
Cello
French/Outside Balcony
BA
Violin
French/Outside Balcony
AB
Cello
French/Outside Balcony
AA
Violin
French/Outside Balcony
AA+
Violin
French/Outside Balcony
Suite
Violin
French/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)

The Melodies of the Danube River Cruise Map

Included in your Amadeus Waterway Cruise

Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries, experiencing first-hand why its surroundings have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in magnificent Budapest, continuing on to historic Bratislava and legendary Vienna, the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit a spectacular Benedictine Abbey; explore the Austrian Lake District and fairy-tale cities founded more than 2,000 years ago. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Munich.

  • 7 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 dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Transfer from the ship Vilshofen to Munich
  • 3 nights hotel in Munich at the Le Meridien (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
  • 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, land & air package
  • All local taxese of Cruise, Land & Air package
  • All local Taxes

DAILY PROGRAM ITINERARY

( See here for Cruise Only Daily Program )

DAY 1
Budapest, Hungary.

DAY 2, ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - EMBARKATION
Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Cocktail Reception followed by dinner. (D)

DAY 3, BUDAPEST
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, St. Stephen's Basilica, the famous Heroes Square and more. Your afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

DAY 4, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Wake up this morning 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 sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. In the alternative, choose a "Communist Tour" that includes architectural landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in one of the great formal concert houses of Imperial Vienna, such as the Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg. (B,L,D)

DAY 5, VIENNA
Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, which will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen's Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. After dinner, experience a traditional "Viennese Wine and Music" evening in a wine village near Vienna. Enjoy the year's newest vintage, surrounded by music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

DAY 6, DURNSTEIN – MELK
This morning you arrive in Durnstein, where you will marvel at the magnificent blue façade of the baroque Stiftskirche. Above town you'll spot 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 will also include a wine tasting at a local vintner. After lunch, you will cruise the Wachau Valley to Melk, location of the famous Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries, which you will tour this afternoon. You may also choose a guided bicycle ride from Durnstein to Melk (capacity controlled). The ship moors overnight at Melk. (B,L,D)

DAY 7, LINZ – GMUNDEN
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, the second largest city in Austria. Your walking tour will take you along the Landstrasse to the city's main square. You will see St. Mary's Cathedral, the Marian Column, Landestheatre and St. Martin's, the oldest church in Austria. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon you have the choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the scenic "Salzkammergut" region, the Austrian Lake District, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Explore the historic town of Gmunden, on the shore of Lake Traunsee. The second option is to join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town, nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice this afternoon is an 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. Enjoy free time on your own, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

DAY 8, LINZ – PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN
Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. As an alternative, explore the city on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). This afternoon, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, a charming 1200-year-old Bavarian town on the confluence of the river Vils and the Danube. There, you'll enjoy "Oktoberfest" in Vilshofen. Relax at long tables and benches, sampling local food and beer accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,L,D)

DAY 9, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARK – REGENSBURG – MUNICH, GERMANY
This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen, and depart for Munich. Stop in Regensburg, one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, where you will enjoy a walking tour. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore Regensburg's old town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before continuing your motor coach transfer to Munich, the capital of Bavaria. Located north of the Bavarian Alps on the river Isar, Munich is Germany's third-largest city. With a history that dates back to the middle Ages, Munich is an important industrial, educational and cultural center. It is also famous for its breweries, beer gardens and attractions such as Oktoberfest. (B)

DAY 10, MUNICH
This morning, enjoy a panoramic tour of Munich followed by a walking tour of the Old Town. Begin at the town center where you can see the famous Glockenspiel at Munich's New Town Hall and the Frauenkirche, the "Cathedral of Our Lady." The afternoon is free for you to explore Munich on your own. (B)

DAY 11, MUNICH
Your excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Bavarian Alps to the famous Neuschwanstein Castle, inspiration for the "Sleeping Beauty" Castle. The palace was built in the 19th century by "Mad" King Ludwig II of Bavaria, as an homage to the grandiose operas of composer Richard Wagner. After a tour of the castle, visit Fussen, Bavaria's highest town, known for St. Mang's Abbey, where you will have free time for lunch before returning to Munich. (B)

DAY 12, DEPART MUNICH
Bid farewell to Munich , your cruise has ended.

CRUISE ONLY DAILY PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1 ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - EMBARKATION
Arrive in Budapest and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)

Day 2 BUDAPEST
This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you will enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also includes Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, Heroes Square and more. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Wake up this morning in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You have your choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour of the city's top sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin's Cathedral. As an alternative, choose the "Communist History" tour that includes landmarks such as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. Later, you will have some free time before the ship cruises to Vienna, the music capital of the world. After dinner, experience a traditional "Viennese Wine and Music" evening in a rustic wine tavern outside the city, where you can enjoy a glass of newly pressed, locally grown wine and Austrian music and hospitality. (B,L,D)

Day 4 VIENNA
Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your panoramic city tour, which will include the Opera House, the Ringstrasse and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to stroll along the boutique-lined Karntnerstrasse, sample Vienna's famous pastries or visit a museum. Or, if you prefer, join an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have an opportunity to attend an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 5 DURNSTEIN - MELK
This morning arrive in Durnstein, where you will take a walking tour along the town's medieval cobblestoned streets. You will see the magnificent blue facade of the local Stiftskirche and the ruined castle, high on a hill, where Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned. Your tour will include a tasting of local wines. The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest Baroque-style monasteries and the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. The ship moors overnight in Melk. (B,L,D)

Day 6 LINZ - GMUNDEN
The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the historic town of Gmunden in the scenic Salzkammergut region, the Austrian Lake District, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart's birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by the "Sound of Music." Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7 PASSAU, GERMANY - VILSHOFEN
Early this morning, cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany, where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube. Your city tour takes you around this charming city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. This afternoon, the ship cruises to the medieval town of Vilshofen, where you'll enjoy a mini "Oktoberfest" with local food, beer and Bavarian folk music and dancing. (B,L,D)

Day 8 VILSHOFEN - DISEMBARKATION
This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen. (B)

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