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zThe Legendary Danube - Cruise Only

8 days

8 Day Small Ship European River Cruise

Engaging Discoveries for our World Travelers

  • Discover the gothic splendor of Nuremberg or delve into the city’s dramatic 20th-century history with your choice of included sightseeing.
  • Explore the handsome architecture of Regensburg, one of Germany’s most splendidly-preserved medieval cities.
  • Tour the Melk Abbey, one of the finest Baroque structures in all Europe.
  • Enjoy comprehensive guided city tours in Vienna and Budapest.
  • Let yourself be swept away on an evening walking tour in Linz and our Illuminations Cruise in Budapest!
  • Discover 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites c
  • Note: Shore excursions on this cruise are offered by Ama Waterways and are not limited to 16 guests.

This is a Cruise Only itinerary. Click here for a Cruise & Tour program.

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Day
1

Embark your ship in Nuremberg

Your elegant ship awaits you here in Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia... Step aboard and settle in to your beautifully-appointed outside stateroom. Later this evening, gather with your fellow passengers for a memorable Welcome Dinner. Your ship will moor overnight here in Nuremberg. Meals D

Day
2

From Nuremberg across the Continental Divide

Tailor your exploration of Nuremberg to your own personal interests with the included excursion of your choice. Discover the medieval history of Nuremberg and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle. Or you can join the “modern tour” and learn about the city’s role in the 20th-century; see 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. Meals B,L,D

Day
3

Through the Main-Danube Canal to 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. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. Or, in the alternative, take a 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 in the Danube Gorge (seasonal). Meals B,L,D

Day
4

From Passau to Linz

After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, Germany where the Inn and Ilz Rivers join the Danube. Your city tour takes you on an exploration of this fairy tale locale founded more than 2,000 years ago. Walk the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you’ll see the ancient fortifications and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. Or, substitute the Passau city tour with an optional excursion to Salzburg, birthplace of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the setting for “The Sound of Music.” For those staying on board, 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. Meals B,L,D

Day
5

Through the Wachau Valley to Melk c and on to 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, one of the largest in Europe. 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 and visit the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or enjoy an optional evening Mozart and Strauss concert. Meals B,L,D

Day
6

Sightseeing in Vienna c

Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna on a 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, a glorious example of Baroque architecture. Enjoy dinner as you continue your journey and cruise overnight to Budapest, Hungary's vibrant capital. Meals B,L,D

Day
7

Discover Budapestc - The Queen of the Danube

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 marvelous Royal Palace, St. Stephen's Basilica, the grand Heroes’ Square and more. Tonight enjoy a Gala Farewell Dinner. Afterwards, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. Meals B,L,D

Day
8

Disembark in Budapest

Your journey comes to an end this morning when you disembark after breakfast. Meals B

Private Tour Add-Ons

Prague

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package with a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers, and in-depth private car sightseeing with our experienced resident guide at your side.

Budapest

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package includes a choice of fine hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and city sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide

Warsaw

Our 4-day FreeStyle Travel package features a choice of fine city-center hotels, daily breakfast, chauffeured airport transfers and in-depth sightseeing with your own personal car, driver and guide.

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Note: Shore excursions and sightseeing tours on this program are offered by AmaWaterways and are not limited to 16 guests.

2014 Port charges: $161 per person
2015 Port charges: $168 per person

Single supplement for Cruise Only: 50% of twin price; Jr. Suites: 100% of twin price

2014 Prices are per person double occupancy in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person

Cat – Deck – Stateroom – Price
D – Piano Deck – Window – $249
C – Cello Deck – French Balcony – $649
B – Cello Deck – French Balcony – $849
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $979
BB - Cello (AmaCerto/Amaverde) - French/Outside Balcony - $1149
BA - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $1249
AB - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $1449
AA - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $1649
A+ – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1699
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1999
SS - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $2649

2015 Prices are per person double occupancy in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom with window. To upgrade to a higher Category, add per person

Cat – Deck – Stateroom – Price
D – Piano Deck – Window – $299
C – Cello Deck – French Balcony – $799
B – Cello Deck – French Balcony – $999
A – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $1099
BB - Cello - French/Outside Balcony - $1299
BA - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $1499
AB - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $1699
AA - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $1899
A+ – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $2099
AA+ – Violin Deck - French Balcony & Outside Balcony – $2499
S – Violin Deck – French Balcony – $2299
SS - Violin - French/Outside Balcony - $2999

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)

Ask about international air service on Lufthansa. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

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