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14 Night Magnificent Europe

Sail 3 rivers: Danube, Main & Rhine to discover Europe's medieval charm & architectural wonders!
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14 Night Magnificent Europe

River Cruise

Budapest to Amsterdam

August 11, 2018

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Delve into Europe’s past and present along three rivers and through five countries. The Rhine, Main and Danube yield way to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites from Cologne’s cathedral to the Melk Abbey. Visit four capital cities-Amsterdam, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest-along with towns seemingly lifted from the pages of fairytales such as Miltenberg, Bamberg, Nuremberg and Durnstein. Discover the romance, intrigue, history and culture on this magnificent journey through time.

Highlights

  • Enjoy Vienna’s Schonbrunn Palace and gardens
  • Marvel at Cologne’s stunning Cathedral
  • Visit the Prince-Bishop’s Palace at Wurzburg

What we are Including

  • Spacious Balcony stateroom
  • Immersive tours in each port
  • Premium beverages at meals
  • Wi-Fi & taxes
  • $500 US per person onboard credit
French Balcony & Outside Balcony
From: $12,667pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in CAD

ITINERARY

Budapest to Amsterdam

Day 1: ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - EMBARKATION
Arrive in Budapest and board your luxury cruise ship. Spend the evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (D)
Day 2: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Discover the "Queen of the Danube" on your city tour beginning with a visit to the Great Market Hall followed by a panoramic tour of both the Buda and the Pest sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill. (B,L,D)
Day 3: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA - VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Sail to the "Coronation City of Kings," where you can join a walking tour or choose instead to taste local Slovakian specialties and learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli. For those who wish a more active exploration, hike up to Bratislava Castle for magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)
Day 4: VIENNA
Discover the "City of Waltzes" on a city tour showcasing its many regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and St. Stephen's Cathedral before concluding in Vienna's historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prefer a more active adventure, then join a guided bike ride along the Danube. Later in the day, enjoy leisure time in Vienna or cycle to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a bike tour (B,L,D)
Day 5: DURNSTEIN - WACHAU VALLEY- MELK
Cruise to Durnstein, where you have a choice of excursions. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, before enjoying a local wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. You may also choose to visit a local apricot grower, where you'll be treated to the finest apricot products in the region. Later in the day, set sail through the Wachau Valley to Melk. For those who wish a more active experience, you can bike from Durnstein to Melk. Once in Melk, visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site or join another guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
Day 6: PASSAU, GERMANY
Discover Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at 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. (B,L,D)
Day 7: REGENSBURG
Explore one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guided walking tour showcasing the city's architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria's specialties-beer, sausage and pretzels. And for a more active adventure, bike to Walhalla where you will see the neo-Classical white marble temple. (B,L,D)
Day 8: NUREMBERG
You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided tour through this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendary fountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city's most important WWII sites, including the Coliseum. You'll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom 600, if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, partake in a traditional Franconian specialties tasting of famous Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rotbier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). (B,L,D)
Day 9: BAMBERG
Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways. Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions. Or taste your way through the city with tastings of smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry. And for a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)
Day 10: WURZBURG
Nestled along the "Romantic Road" lies Wurzburg. Join a walking tour of this beautiful city, or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Get more active with a hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in Wurzburg. (B,L,D)
Day 11: WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG
Enjoy a walking tour of Wertheim, which has one of the most beautiful city centers in Germany. Those wishing to learn more about the art of pretzel making can join a demonstration and tasting, and for the more actively inclined, go on a guided bike tour. Later visit Miltenberg, with its fairytale half-timbered houses, Crooked House and Royal Inn. While on your walking tour of Miltenberg, discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale; or if you prefer to explore Miltenberg more actively, go on a hike. (B,L,D)
Day 12: RUDESHEIM - RHINE GORGE - KOBLENZ
Wine connoisseurs will want to go on a walking tour through the vineyards where you'll stop to sample wines at three different tasting stations. Or choose to drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to the Niederwalddenkmal Statue. For a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. During the afternoon, let Siegfried's Mechanical Music Museum charm you with its remarkable collection of self-playing musical instruments; or taste one of the town's special delights, Rudesheimer Coffee. Later in the day, cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river before reaching Koblenz, where you'll enjoy a walking tour through the town's picturesque streets. (B,L,D)
Day 13: COLOGNE, GERMANY
Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the Gothic cathedral. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer and Reibekuchen, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurists can join a guided bike ride along the Rhine and through the historic Stadtgarten. (B,L,D)
Day 14: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Discover Amsterdam's iconic canals and leaning houses with a scenic canal cruise. Continue with a walk to the Begijnhof and be charmed by its historic buildings dating back to the Middle Ages. Later in the day, set sail. (B,L,D)
Day 15: DEPART AMSTERDAM
Disembark the ship and you prepare for your flight home. (B)

Ama Waterways

River Cruises with a Difference

Offering luxury and comfort and the ability to explore the wonderous rivers and canals of Europe, Asia and Africa, Ama Waterways is the ideal cruise line to discover local cultures and sights aboard some of the most well-appointed ships in the world. Explore the local scenery and cities on included tours and immerse yourself in exciting cultures and traditions, then return to the comfort of your luxury ship in the evening for fine dining, excellent onboard entertainment and a leisurely cruise overnight to your next port along your river journey.

Explore more about Ama Waterways. Discover what makes river cruising so special and how the Ama Waterways experience creates a lifetime of memories with an insatiable need to return to river cruising.

With Ama Waterways, there’s always more. More to be seen, felt, experienced and enjoyed with each and every cruise, regardless of the destination.
  • Ama’s ships provide more views and more room with staterooms that often include two balconies, larger windows and more spacious staterooms and common areas
  • More adventure awaits with included tours and shore excursions
  • More ways to be active including fitness facilities and even complimentary bicycles perfect for exploring the villages and towns on your journey
  • More dining options with stunning cuisine in a variety of restaurants
  • More personalized service with 1 staff member for every 3 guests

Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Apr 10, 2018 @ 11:37 am
Terms & Conditions:New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted, based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise. CruisePlus reserves the right to correct any human or electronic errors in the offers above. CruisePlus Management Ltd. Consumer Protection BC License #:3325-0.