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FALL COLORS OF THE DANUBE CRUISE
OCTOBER 31-NOV. 7, 2022

PLUS OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION UNDER A TRADITIONAL BEER TENT PIER-SIDE
AND A FUN HALLOWEEN COSTUMER PARTY ONBOARD SHIP

7- Night Cruise With 3 Nights Prague Pre-Cruise

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Fall Colors along the Danube with one of its many scenic bridges in the background 

CRUISE FROM VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST

Those longing for the Beauty 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 Prague, 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.

The Fall Colors along the Danube River are beautiful with red, orange and gold creating breathtaking photo opps. from the boat itself, as well as on our shore excursions, included in each port the river boat visits

Fall colors along Danube in Szentendre
A stroll along the Danube with fall colors .

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The fall colors along the Danube River are beautiful,

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DAY 1

Prague

Hotel check-in

Arrive in Prague and check-in to our hotel – The Prague Hilton or similar

 

DAY 2

Prague

“Golden City of a Hundred Spires” tour

OR Prague Castle hike

Experience the wonders of Prague and its historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site on your city tour or you can hike to the grand castle. See Rudolfinum and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking over the romantic Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square, where you will find the capital’s famous Astronomical Clock. (B)

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THE FABULOUS CLOCK TOWER IS THE MOST WELL KNOWN LANDMARK OF PRAGUE.

 

Czech Out the Capital City of Prague

Prague -- the Czech Republic’s dazzling capital city, home to over a million people and with over 1,100 years of fascinating history to explore – is one of the most exciting European cities to visit.

 

DAY 3

Prague

Czech beer tasting

Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery known to have existed in 993. Pilsner Urquell was created in 1842, being the first pilsner ever made, whilst Budweiser came into being in the city of Budweis. Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity, so much so the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro establishments offering a huge range of styles, so join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech’s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

*Czech beer tasting may take place on Day 2 or Day 3 of this itinerary

 

DAY 4

Prague

Transfer to Regensburg

Regensburg

UNESCO city highlights tour

Transfer to Vilshofen to board ship

Depart from Prague via motor-coach and enjoy a stop in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which you’ll discover on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. After touring Regensburg, continue your journey on to Vilshofen, where you will board your luxury cruise ship. Cap the day off with an exclusive festive Oktoberfest celebration. (B,D)

Vilshofen

EMBARKATION

Exclusive Oktoberfest Celebration
After checking into your cabin onboard ship this afternoon, enjoy AMA’s exclusive festive Oktoberfest Celebration.  The party takes place alongside the pier under a huge tent with Bavarian music, dancing, beer, food and more – just like the real Oktoberfest, which takes place each year, just a few miles away in nearby Munich.

Tonight, back onboard the boat, our group will enjoy a Halloween Costume Party, just for our own singles group

 

DAY 5

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 6

Linz

“UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour

OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour

OR Full-day Salzburg excursion

            Or 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. Or you can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7

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 reats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8

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 9

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 10

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 11

Budapest

DISEMBARKATION

 

About our ship

AmaBella

Isn’t she lovely? Newly reimagined in 2021, the graceful AmaBella is a stunning river ship, unique in her own right. The intimate lounge is an inviting place to grab a cocktail and the thoughtfully redesigned reception area, adorned with charming pieces of contemporary art, provides a warm welcome after a day exploring ashore. Most staterooms feature balconies so you can enjoy the views however you wish, as well as Entertainment-On-Demand and marble bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads. Elegant suites feature added enhancements, including a large sitting area and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. You’ll also find a massage and hair salon on board, a fitness room, specialty coffee station and a gift shop. An expansive Sun Deck with a heated pool offers special moments of pure relaxation.

Mealtimes are a feast for the senses in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table where you will witness our chefs in action through our glass-walled kitchen. Our new “Café Bistro” is the perfect al fresco setting to play cards, mingle or enjoy a light lunch. Throughout your journey on the Danube, you may catch sight of AmaVerde, AmaBella’s “secret lover.” The two ships cross paths as they sail opposite directions, catching brief moments together as they rendezvous in select ports along the Danube River.

Passenger cabins 80
Passengers 160

 

Massage Services and Hair Salon

After a marvelous day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a soothing massage

Fitness Room

Are you looking for a way to stay fit on vacation? Hit the treadmill or lift some weights while cruising from one destination to the next.

Enriching Entertainment

Whether it’s traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment on board

Ama Waterways

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Award-Winning Dining


Savor exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.

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Inviting Public Spaces

With fewer guests on board, you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. Our public areas, including lounges and restaurants, are never overcrowded.


YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:

 

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • 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

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Activities 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

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty 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

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • 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

LAND PROGRAM

  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tasting and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Nuremberg with a city tour and then continue to Regensburg to board to the ship.

 

 CABIN CHOICES.  ALL CABINS ON ALL AMA WATERWATS BOATS OFFER YOUR CHOICE OF TWO BEDS OR ONE FOR EITHER DOUBLE OR SINGLE OCCUPANCY.

Category D and E

Piano Deck
Fixed window, offering a picturesque river view
Cabin size 170 sq. ft.

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Categories D and E with a river view window

 

Category C

Violin & Cello Deck
With French Balcony,
Cabin size 170 sq. ft. with

AmaWaterways
Category C cabins with a French Balcony

 

Category BB

Cello Deck
French Balcony & Full Balcony
Cabin size 210 sq. ft.

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Category BB cabins

Trip pricing

Pricing varies based on your cabin category selected and when you book this special holiday sailing, so don’t hesitate and call us for current pricing options.

Rates for the seven day cruise October 31st-November 7th, start at only $2949 per person based on double occupancy.
Plus tax of $210 per person

Travelling alone and don’t want to pay a single supplement?  Ask us to assign you a roommate of the same gender to save you that extra cost of traveling solo.

Travelling alone, but don’t want an assigned roommate?  Ask us for current rates on single occupancy
for your desired cabin category.

 

All rates include:

  • Shore excursions in every port, All sponsored & operated by AMA Waterways Cruise Line
  • Beer and wine and soft drinks with lunch and dinner each day
  • Mimosas with breakfast each day
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour each day, sponsored by the cruise line, with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • 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

AND

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty 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

 

3 night program in Prague October 28-31

$900 per person double occupancy

Or $1350 single occupancy

 

3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE LAND PROGRAM IN PRAGUE INCLUDES

  • 3 nights hotel in Prague at the Old Town Hilton (or similar), including city tour, Czech beer tasting tour and daily breakfast
  • Transfer from the hotel to Regensburg with a highlights tour of Regensburg and then on to Vilshofen to board our cruise there.

CALL US AT 800-717-3231 M-F 9A-5P ET OR 404-247-8413 M-F 10-6P ET FOR BEST CURRENT RATES AND PROMOS OR EMAIL GROUPGETAWAYS@MINDSPRING.COM OR SCATWITHERIC@GMAIL.COM

A CRUISE DEPOSIT OF $400 IS DUE WITHIN 5 DAYS OF BOOKING YOUR SPACE.  THE BALANCE PAYMENT IS DUE JULY 1ST

A LAND DEPOSIT OF $200 IS DUE WITHIN 5 DAYS OF BOOKING THE OPTIONAL 3 NIGHT PRE CRUISE PROGRAM.

CRUISE DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE IF WE ASSIGN YOU A ROOMMATE, OR 50% REFUNDABLE OTHERWISE, IF CANCELING BY JUNE 30TH

LAND DEPOSITS ARE NON REFUNDABLE IF WE ASSIGN YOU A ROOMMATE, OR 50% REFUNDABLE OTHERWISE, IF CANCELING BY JUNE 30TH

All balance payments are non refundable if canceled after the same deadline of June 30th .

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