22 March 2021 – Romantic Danube – AMA Lea – 7 nights

Vilshofen

Vilshofen
Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany
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Passau, Germany

Passau, Germany
Passau, Germany
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Linz, Austria

Linz, Austria
Linz, Austria
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Weissenkirchen

Weissenkirchen
3610 Weißenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria
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Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria
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Bratislava

Bratislava
Bratislava, Slovakia
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Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary
Budapest, Hungary
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Overview
CRUISE FROM : VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST
Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Salzburg and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor.
COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
RIVERS: DANUBE
 
 
Itinerary
 
DAY 1 Vilshofen EMBARKATION
 
 
    Exclusive Oktoberfest
 
 
Board the ship for your Romantic Danube cruise. (D)
DAY 2 Vilshofen Free Time
 
 
  Passau “City of Three Rivers” walking tour
 
 
    OR Passau Castle hike
 
 
    OR River Inn Bike Tour
 
 
Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers.” Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill; or go on a River Inn bike tour. (B,L,D)
DAY 3 Linz “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
 
 
    OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour
 
 
    OR Full-day Salzburg excursion
 
 
    Český Krumlov excursion*
 
 

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music. Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

*Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion

DAY 4 Scenic Cruising Scenic cruising through Strudengau and UNESCO Wachau Valley
 
 
  Weissenkirchen Dürnstein walking tour and Melk Benedictine Abbey
 
 
    OR Apricots and sweets tasting
 
 
    OR Dürnstein Fortress hike
 
 
    OR Wachau Valley bike tour
 
 
    Evening wine tasting at local winery
 
 
Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)
DAY 5 Vienna “Imperial Vienna” tour
 
 
    OR Vienna bike tour
 
 
    Free time
 
 
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 Bratislava “Coronation City” walking tour
 
 
    OR Tastes of Slovakia
 
 
    OR Bratislava Castle hike
 
 
Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 Budapest “Queen of the Danube” tour
 
 
    OR Castle Hill hike
 
 
Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 Budapest DISEMBARKATION
 
 
Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B) Note: The Great Market Hall is closed on Sundays.
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Cruise Line  AMA Waterways
Cruise Ship   AMA Lea
Date  22 March 2021
From   Vilshofen
To    Budapest
Duration    7 nights
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