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The Legendary Danube

3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Prague, 7-Night Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

Amawaterways Legendary Danube

Legendary Danube Map

Prague to Budapest - 11 days

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539
Ship - Amadolce, Amalyra, Amasonata *new ship for 2014*
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: 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’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square and see the Church of Our Lady before Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock. This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

Day 3: Prague

Spend a day at your leisure or participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now serving as a memorial to those who perished. (B)

Day 4: Prague - Karlovy Vary - Nuremberg (Embarkation)

Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, famous for its Bohemian Spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral (Bohemian) countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

Day 5: Nuremberg - Crossing the Continental Divide

Today, take the Medieval History of Nuremberg tour and see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle. Previously one of Europe’s greatest trade towns, you will see some of the original city walls and towers constructed around Nuremberg. Another option is the World War II history tour to explore Nuremberg during the time of the Third Reich. Designated the “City of the Reichsparteitage” (Nazi Party Rallies), you will visit the Zeppelin Field and Rally grounds. Visit the Coliseum and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available). (B,L,D)

Day 6: 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. 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 afternoon, you are free to join the optional excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey and see the scenic Danube Gorge (seasonal) or take a guided bike tour to visit the Walhalla Temple which honors distinguished Germans throughout history. (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 a Passau walking tour or an optional excursion to Salzburg. The 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. Walk the cobblestone streets of the Old Town where you will see the fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. If you choose the optional Salzburg excursion, you will begin your 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 which is now docked in Linz. After dinner, perhaps take a walk through this delightful town, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Melk - 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. Return to the ship for lunch, before you cruise the romantic Wachau Valley. 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 the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna on the 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, which is a fine example of Baroque architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapest, Hungary

This morning, a 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 famous Heroes’ square and more. An afternoon optional excursion takes you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. What started out as a student demonstration, quickly spread across the country causing an uprising against the Communist regime. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Bid farewell to Budapest and transfer to the airport 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.
  • Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled.
  • 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.

2015 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin
From Prague
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (in Nuremberg)
Ship
Category E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category D - Lower Deck w/fixed windows
Category C - Middle Deck aft w/french balcony
Category B - Middle Deck w/french balcony
Category A - Upper Deck w/french balcony
Category A+ - Upper Deck w/french balcony
Suite - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
4-Apr-2015
7-Apr-2015
Amadolce
$3,479
$3,778
$4,278
$4,478
$4,578
$5,578
$5,778
30-May-2015
2-Jun-2015
Amadolce
$4,179
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,278
$6,278
$6,478
13-Jun-2015
16-Jun-2015
Amadolce
$4,079
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,178
$6,178
$6,378
27-Jun-2015
30-Jun-2015
Amadolce
$4,079
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,178
$6,178
$6,378
4-Jul-2015
7-Jul-2015
Amalyra
$4,079
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,178
$6,178
$6,378
11-Jul-2015
14-Jul-2015
Amadolce
$4,079
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,178
$6,178
$6,378
8-Aug-2015
11-Aug-2015
Amadolce
$4,079
$4,378
$4,878
$5,078
$5,178
$6,178
$6,378
5-Sep-2015
8-Sep-2015
Amadolce
$4,379
$4,678
$5,178
$5,378
$5,478
$6,478
$6,678
12-Sep-2015
15-Sep-2015
Amalyra
$4,379
$4,678
$5,178
$5,378
$5,478
$6,478
$6,678
19-Sep-2015
22-Sep-2015
Amadolce
$4,379
$4,678
$5,178
$5,378
$5,478
$6,478
$6,678
3-Oct-2015
6-Oct-2015
Amadolce
$4,279
$4,578
$5,078
$5,278
$5,378
$6,378
$6,578
10-Oct-2015
13-Oct-2015
Amalyra
$4,179
$4,478
$4,978
$5,178
$5,278
$6,278
$6,478
17-Oct-2015
20-Oct-2015
Amadolce
$3,979
$4,278
$4,778
$4,978
$5,078
$6,078
$6,278
31-Oct-2015
3-Nov-2015
Amadolce
$3,679
$3,978
$4,478
$4,678
$4,778
$5,778
$5,978
7-Nov-2015
10-Nov-2015
Amalyra
$3,579
$3,878
$4,378
$4,578
$4,678
$5,678
$5,878
Port Charges: Additional $168 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin, for Suites +100% of twin, Single Supplement for Land: Additional $420 per person.
For 7 Nights Cruise Only (no 3 nights hotel in Prague): Subtract $780 from above per person rates. Arrive in Nuremberg on Day 4 for embarkation at 3:00pm.
Transfers at the Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
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)

Prices Include:

▪ 3 nights hotel accommodations in Prague at InterContinental or Hilton Old Town (or similar; hotel subject to change), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Transfer from hotel in Prague to the ship in Nuremberg
▪ 7 nights deluxe Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions dail 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 al 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 Dinner
▪ 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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