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Magnificent Europe

14 Nights Cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse)

Amawaterways Magnificent Europe cruise

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2014 & 2015 Departure Dates & Pricing

Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse) - 15 days

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Ship - Amacerto , Amaprima, Amasonata *new ship for 2014*, Amaserena *new ship for 2015*
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Detailed Itinerary: Amsterdam to Budapest

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Day 1: Amsterdam, The Netherlands (Embarkation)

Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception. (D)

Day 2: Amsterdam

After breakfast, admire beautiful 17th-century homes, charming churches and 16th-century merchant houses on a guided canal boat tour. Then enjoy a motor coach tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at the Rembrandt Windmill, followed by free time in Amsterdam. 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 3: Cologne, Germany - Koblenz

This morning, arrive in Cologne for a guided morning walking tour through the old part of the city and a visit to the fabled 13th-century Gothic cathedral. Cruise past the Ludendorff Bridge at Remagen as you continue on to 2000-year-old Koblenz, located at the confluence of the Rhine and Mosel rivers. After dinner, enjoy a walk through this charming town. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Koblenz - Rüdesheim

Today, sail through the fascinating Rhine Gorge, passing castle after castle and the infamous Lorelei Rock. After lunch, arrive in Rüdesheim 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 before the ship sails late this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Miltenberg - Wertheim 

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 have free time to explore the town on your own before boarding your ship for an overnight cruise to Würzburg. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Würzburg

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 Würzburg 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 7: 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 8: 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 9: 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. In the alternative, visit the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or Factory Floor (subject to availability). In the evening, enjoy a music performance on board. (B,L,D)

Day 10: 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 11: Melk - Dürnstein

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 Dürnstein. Marvel at the magnificent 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 Dürnstein is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 12: 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 Schönbrunn 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 13: 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 14: 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: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your cruise comes to an end after breakfast. Individual departure. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Budapest to Amsterdam

Skip to Amsterdam to Budapest 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, Hungary

This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. Your tour also includes the Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. Tonight, the ship departs for Bratislavia after a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the city’s stunning river front. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Bratislava, Slovakia

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Bratislava, arriving early afternoon. You will have a choice of two tours, a “Communist History” tour or a walking tour of the city’s major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Vienna, Austria

Savor the sights of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour this morning, including the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. As an alternative, join an optional excursion to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or go see an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Durnstein - Melk

Reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Stop in Durnstein, a charming town with a magnificent blue Stiftskirche, and take a walking tour down medieval cobblestone streets past 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. High above the town, you will see the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned. You will also enjoy a wine tasting of several different wines. After lunch, the ship will cruise to Melk for a guided tour of the town’s Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries and the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. Alternatively, a guided bicycle tour from Durnstein to Melk is also available (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 6: Linz - Passau, Germany

This morning the ship arrives in Linz, where you will have a choice of two different excursions. The first choice is an optional 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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The tour also includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s Square, and much more. The alternative is to remain on the ship as it cruises through scenic Upper Austria to Passau, a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. A late afternoon walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, where you will see the old city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Regensburg

Early this afternoon, arrive in 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 a Roman fort built in 179 AD. As an alternative, visit the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or the production line (subject to availability). A guided bike tour is also available (capacity controlled) . (B,L,D)

Day 7: Nuremberg

This morning, enter the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. The Main-Danube Canal traverses the Franconian Alps via 16 locks, truly a marvel of modern engineering. In the afternoon, you may opt to take a “Medieval Nuremberg” tour to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the “WWII” tour that visits the Zeppelin field where Hitler held his Nazi rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Bamberg - Schweinfurt

Enjoy a morning walking tour of the enchanting town of Bamberg, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. See the Cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bamberg’s famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise to Schweinfurt, arriving early evening. The night is yours to explore Schweinfurt on your own or on a guided bike tour (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

Day 9: Kitzingen - Würzburg

After arriving in Kitzingen, your walking tour includes the city’s famous 13th-century Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church, and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany’s oldest wine cellar for a tasting of several different wines and an overview of wine production in the region. In the afternoon, you will have a choice of three different excursions. Take a guided tour of Würzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s best examples of Baroque architecture. Another alternative is to take a guided bike tour from Kitzengen to Würzburg (capacity controlled). You might also enjoy an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Werteim - Miltenberg

This morning, you will have a walking tour of Wertheim, a town that has retained much of its medieval charm and character. As an alternative, a guided bike tour from Wertheim (capacity controlled) will take you along the scenic Main River Valley. The ship will depart for Miltenberg during lunch, arriving early evening for a brief walking tour along cobblestone streets lined with steeply gabled, half-timbered houses. Later, the ship leaves Bavaria and the Main River behind. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Rüdesheim - Koblenz

Arrive in Rüdesheim shortly after lunch and take a mini train to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. Later this afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz, cruising through the legendary Rhine Gorge, a stunningly beautiful stretch of the river with many imposing castles. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town, lead by your Cruise Manager. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Koblenz - Cologne

The ship cruises to Cologne this afternoon, where you will have a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. You will have ample free time here to shop for souvenirs, linger in the cathedral, or explore the city on your own. The ship departs tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Amsterdam, Holland

After arriving in Amsterdam early this afternoon, you will have a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the “Venice of the North.” See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank and her family once lived in hiding. Later, you will have a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at a windmill once painted by Rembrandt. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Amsterdam, Holland (Disembarkation)

Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise

 

2014 Departures on Amacerto, Amaprima and Amasonata

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.
From Amsterdam
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
16-Jun-2014
Amacerto
$6,199
$6,697
$7,497
$8,497
$8,697
$9,097
$9,497
$10,197
$11,497
10-Aug-2014
Amacerto
$5,999
$6,497
$7,297
$8,297
$8,497
$8,897
$9,297
$9,997
$11,297
6-Oct-2014
Amacerto
$6,299
$6,797
$7,597
$8,597
$8,797
$9,197
$9,597
$10,297
$11,597
6-May-2015
Amaserena
$6,399
$6,997
$7,997
$8,997
$9,397
$9,797
$10,197
$11,397
$12,397
11-May-2015
Amacerto
$6,599
$7,197
$8,197
$9,197
$9,597
$9,997
$10,397
$11,597
$12,597
10-Jun-2015
Amasonata
$6,599
$7,197
$8,197
$9,197
$9,597
$9,997
$10,397
$11,597
$12,597
15-Jul-2015
Amaserena
$6,399
$6,997
$7,997
$8,997
$9,397
$9,797
$10,197
$11,397
$12,397
17-Aug-2015
Amacerto
$6,599
$7,197
$8,197
$9,197
$9,597
$9,997
$10,397
$11,597
$12,597
30-Sep-2015
Amasonata
$6,999
$7,597
$8,597
$9,597
$9,997
$10,397
$10,797
$11,997
$12,997
From Budapest
Cruise Embarkation Date
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck w/ fixed windows
Category C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Category AA+ - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
28-Jul-2014
Amacerto
$5,999
$6,497
$7,297
$8,297
$8,497
$8,897
$9,297
$9,997
$11,297
22-Sep-2014
Amacerto
$6,399
$6,897
$7,697
$8,697
$8,897
$9,297
$9,697
$10,397
$11,697
3-Nov-2014
Amacerto
$5,499
$5,997
$6,797
$7,797
$7,997
$8,397
$8,797
$9,497
$10,797
25-May-2015
Amacerto
$6,599
$7,197
$8,197
$9,197
$9,597
$9,997
$10,397
$11,597
$12,597
1-Jul-2015
Amaserena
$6,399
$6,997
$7,997
$8,997
$9,397
$9,797
$10,197
$11,397
$12,397
31-Aug-2015
Amacerto
$6,799
$7,397
$8,397
$9,397
$9,797
$10,197
$10,597
$11,797
$12,797
16-Sep-2015
Amasonata
$6,999
$7,597
$8,597
$9,597
$9,997
$10,397
$10,797
$11,997
$12,997
21-Oct-2015
Amaserena
$6,199
$6,797
$7,797
$8,797
$9,197
$9,597
$9,997
$11,197
$12,197
21-Dec-2015
Amaprina
$5,599
$6,197
$7,197
$8,197
$8,597
$8,997
$9,397
$10,597
$11,597
New Year's Eve cruise.
Port Charges: Additional $322 per passenger (2014 departures); Additional $336 per person (2015 departures)
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin rates; for Suites + 100% of twin rates
Transfers at Start/End of program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
Please select bedding choice at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A -Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)

Prices Include:

▪ 14 nights deluxe cruise from Amsterdam to Budapest (or reverse) in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ "Culinary Delights - Bites & Sights" excursions - Experience a unique taste of Europe with visits to historic shops and markets synonymous with traditional culinary specialties.
▪ 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 in all Staterooms 
▪ 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 Diner
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
▪ Services of professional Cruise Manager
▪ All English language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ All local Taxes 

Prices Do Not Include:

▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses

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