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The Legendary Danube

From $5598 $240 taxes

Start your voyage with a visit to historic Prague, “the city of a hundred spires.” Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, one of Europe’s most fabled rivers, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Visit centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful vistas slowly gliding past. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Conclude your European river cruise vacation with visits to two grand capitals, Vienna and Budapest.

  • Round trip airfare from select cities to Prague and return from Budapest
  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily Buffet Breakfast
  • Transfer Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
  • “Limited Edition Tours”
  • Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and 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

Book by Dec 31: Receive FREE airfare promotion!

March 27 -April 7, 2016 AmaDante
November 6-17, 2016 AmaDante

Vancouver, Montreal,
Toronto or Cruise/Land Only
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Suite Taxes &  Fees
Mar 27-Apr 7, 2016 $5598 $7223 $240
Nov 6-17, 2016 $5598 $7473 $240
Pre-Pay Gratuities add $165 per person

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Itinerary

 

Day 1 ARRIVE IN 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 sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will take a panoramic tour of the city before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague 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 cultural traditions. (B)
Day 3 PRAGUE
Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished. Alternatively, take an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B)
Day 4 PRAGUE – PILZEN, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG
Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer, a pale gold-hued Bavarian style lager. After some free time in Pilzen, enjoy a scenic drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you will embark your ship. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)
Day 5 NUREMBERG – CONTINENTAL DIVIDE
You have two city tour options today. Enjoy a guided morning tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and see the medieval ramparts that surround the city as well as the Imperial Castle. You may also choose a “World War II tour” which takes you to the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available), and other important wartime sights. Later, the ship cruises to Regensburg. (B,L,D)
Day 6 REGENSBURG
This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. (B,L,D)
Day 7 PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers join the Danube. You have your choice of two tours today, a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. Passau is a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town past the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will have 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, now docked in Linz. After dinner, you may wish to take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)
Day 8 MELK – VIENNA
Early this morning, we cruise through the scenic and romantic Wachau Valley en route to Melk. Your guided tour takes you to Melk’s magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, one of the world’s most famous monastic sites, located on a rocky outcropping overlooking the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the Wachau region. 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 9 VIENNA
Savor Vienna’s Baroque elegance on a guided city tour that includes the world famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, 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. Alternatively, join an optional excursion to the imperial Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer residence of the Habsburg emperors and a fine example of Baroque architecture. Tonight, the ship continues down the Danube en route to Hungary. (B,L,D)
Day 10 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning, a sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square and more. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s glittering riverfront. (B,L,D)
Day 11 BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

 

Terms & Conditions: All rates are per person in CAD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a category C stateroom, unless stated otherwise. FREE AIRFARE offer is valid on select sailings for new double occupancy reservations booked and deposited from December 1 – December 31, 2015. FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy-class airfare departing from select gateways as published. FREE AIRFARE promotion is valid on FIT bookings based in Cat. C and above only. FREE AIRFARE promotion includes the roundtrip trans-Atlantic base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. FREE AIRFARE promotion is not applicable to triple/child fares. The deposit requirement for this Free Air promotion is C$950 per person, C$700 of which is non-refundable. Guest(s) must pay full brochure (published) fare for cruise or cruise and land to qualify. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of AmaWaterways and are published approximately 75 days prior to departure or sooner. Custom itineraries, itinerary requests and schedule deviations are not accepted on this promotion. Air carrier and flight schedule will be confirmed by AmaWaterways and cannot be substituted. No recourse available for those who wish to change or cancel their selected flight schedules. Additional luggage fees and other ancillary charges imposed by the carrier will apply and can be found on the carrier’s website on or after the release of the flight schedule. The FREE AIRFARE promotion is not combinable with any other offers/discounts and is not applicable to Groups or Solo Traveler Program bookings. FREE AIRFARE promotion is applicable only to retail travel agencies based in the US and Canada. Upgrades, land programs, port charges, visas, airfare and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Offer is capacity-controlled and subject to modification, reduction or withdrawal without notice. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-40. 11/23/2015 BC

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