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Blue Danube Discovery

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Visit: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg

 
Day 1: Budapest

Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers as the ship cruises to Bratislava. Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers as the ship cruises to Bratislava.

Meals: Dinner

Day 2: Bratislava

Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Or for more adventure, go high above the city by hiking up to Bratislava Castle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Vienna

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4: Dürnstein - Melk

After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. For a beautiful view of the Wachau Valley, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO designated Melk Abbey.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Passau

Enjoy a scenic morning sailing to the medieval city of Passau. Join a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress overlooking Passau.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Regensburg

Explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour showcasing 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. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties - beer, sausage and pretzels; or bike to Walhalla where you'll see the neo-Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Nuremberg 

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Explore the medieval city center with a tour that showcases the Imperial Castle and the famous town wall, as well as Albrecht Dürer’s home and Market Square with its legendary fountain. Or you can take a guided tour of the city’s WWII history, including a visit to the infamous Zeppelin Field, a museum built on the site of former Nazi rallies and the site of the Nuremberg Trials when not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremberg Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Nuremberg

Disembark the ship and bid farewell to Nuremberg as you prepare for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast

 

Cruise Package Includes:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 

Not Included:

  • Port Charges
  • A single supplement for cruise
  • A single supplement charge will be applied to pre and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for a price.

 

Pre and Post Cruise Land Program:

  • 7 nights cruise with 2-Nights Budapest (pre-cruise), 3 Nights Prague (post-cruise). Please call for a price.

 

 

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Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and cruises are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (bd)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: River Cruise
  • Departures: May - November 2019 and April, June, October and November 2020
  • Cities Visited: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg
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