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Danube River Cruise

8 Days / 7 Nights
Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary

 

This entire journey was planned from the ground up with families and family fun in mind. Imagine taking a family bike trip along the Danube, learning archery and other medieval activities at a historic castle or strudel making in the heart of Austria. Through it all, you’re sure to enjoy the amazing variety of destinations, from charming villages to iconic European cities. You’ll also enjoy the renowned way the Adventure Guides team up with local experts to immerse your family in the history and culture of each destination. All of this while enjoying an overnight port-to-port cruise on the Danube , making for easy and flexible travel to each destination.

Add on a pre- or post-cruise stay in Prague with a 3-night, 2-day adventure.

2-Night/3-Day Short Escape Enhancements are also available to visit Budapest before or after your Danube River Cruise. Click HERE for details!

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

Austria: Explore Salzburg

Explore the city's iconic landmarks, gardens and rolling hills made famous in the film, The Sound of Music.

 

Hungary: Lazar Equestrian Park

This famous ranch founded by the Lazar Brothers is full of fun activities for the whole family. Take a carriage ride, see the famous “csikósok“—Hungarian cowboys—enjoy an entertaining horse show and petting zoo.

Slovakia: A Medieval Adventure at Devin Castle

Perched atop a cliff these castle ruins now serve as a museum, don't miss the famous Maiden Tower, a Rapunzel-like prison tower. Enjoy archery and other medieval activities, plus candle making with real beeswax—and take your creation home with you.

 

Schloff Hof

Listen to tales about the history of this Baroque palace where you'll learn to waltz and taste chocolates.


Adventure Dates

2021

  • Jul 5, 2021 - Jul 12, 2021
  • Jul 12, 2021 - Jul 19, 2021
  • Jul 19, 2021 - Jul 26, 2021
  • Jul 26, 2021 - Aug 2, 2021
  • Sep 20, 2021 - Sep 27, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and over) (Oktoberfest sailing)
  • Sep 27, 2021 - Oct 4, 2021: Adult Exclusive (18 and over) (Oktoberfest sailing)
  • Dec 20, 2021 - Dec 27, 2021 (Holiday itinerary – Christmas Markets)
2022
  • Jun 12, 2022 - Jun 19, 2022
  • Jun 19, 2022 - Jun 26, 2022
  • Jun 26, 2022 - Jul 3, 2022
  • Jul 3, 2022 - Jul 10, 2022
  • Jul 10, 2022 - Jul 17, 2022
  • Jul 17, 2022 - Jul 24, 2022
  • Jul 24, 2022 - Jul 31, 2022
  • Jul 31, 2022 - Aug 7, 2022
  • Sep 18, 2022 - Sep 25, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and over) (Oktoberfest sailing)
  • Sep 25, 2022 - Oct 2, 2022: Adult Exclusive (18 and over) (Oktoberfest sailing)
  • Dec 23, 2022 - Dec 30, 2022 (Holiday itinerary – Christmas Markets)

Adventure Itinerary


Day One

Arrive in Budapest

Get ready for adventure as you travel to your new home, an AmaWaterways ship, for the duration of your adventure.

Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship

Savor a dinner on the ship made in the local style with fresh ingredients as you float gently down the Danube. Then, stroll along the ship’s boardwalk and take in the beauty of the majestic city of Budapest lit up around you, creating a magnificent start to your journey.

Meal Included: Dinner

 


Day Two

Breakfast on Board the Ship

Enjoy breakfast on board and then head out to explore Budapest.

Full Day Activity Options

OPTION A:

Visit Budapest Central Market Hall
Shop like a local as you take in the sights, foods and arts and crafts of Budapest's largest indoor market, which has been restored to its stunning neo-Gothic beauty.

Lazar Equestrian Park
This rolling, pastoral, bucolic family estate is a combination of a working farm and an entertainment venue featuring the famed masters of horsemanship—the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, see Hungarian cowboys known as "csikósoks" in action, be entertained by a delightful horse show, learn how to make goulash and meet farm animals up close at a petting zoo.

Lunch at Lazar Equestrian Park
Enjoy lunch at the park and be treated to live music by traditional Hungarian folk musicians. Challenge your fellow Adventurers to a goulash-making competition—and afterward, enjoy dining on this local favorite!

Panoramic City Tour of Budapest
Witness some of the most striking views and vistas to be seen anywhere in the world. Nature combines with art to astonish you as you absorb the sheer wonder that is Budapest.

OPTION B:

Budapest Walking Food Tour
Take your taste buds on a fantastic food-filled tour of the many flavors of Budapest, including tastings at the Central Market Hall and other well-known venues.

Lunch on Board Ship or On Your Own in Budapest
Choose to dine on board the ship, or continue your exploration of Budapest and discover a lunch spot of your own among the many restaurants throughout the city.

On Your Own in Budapest
Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and sites of this wonderful city.

Enjoy Dinner Aboard the AmaLea Ship

Eat dinner on the ship as you float gently on the edge of Passau.

 

On Your Own Time to Explore Passau

In the mood for a drink? Passau has five breweries! And they stock most of the local bars&mash;try them all! Hungry? There's no shortage of restaurants serving local Bavarian fare throughout the city. Feel like shopping? The Old Town in the Pedestrian Zone to the New Center has you covered.

 

Junior Adventurer Movie Night

Kids will delight in a movie that highlights the destination with our Adventure Guides.

 

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Three

Breakfast On Board the Ship

Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and get ready to explore Bratislava or Vienna.

Excursion to Bratislava, Slovakia

The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is also its largest city and cultural center. Surrounded by the picturesque Little Carpathian mountains, Bratislava boasts a variety of architectural masterpieces ranging from famous castles and medieval towers to grand 20th-century buildings.

Bratislava Walking Tour

Discover the capital of Slovakia on this walking tour that leads you through picturesque streets as you learn fascinating historical facts, bizarre legends and amazing stories.

Lunch at Schloss Hof

Savor regional and classical cuisine featuring a variety of local flavors and seasonal specialties in this lovely restaurant nestled amidst the pastoral Manor Farm. The restaurant has indoor seating, as well as an outdoor dining terrace.

Explore Schloss Hof

Explore this extraordinary Baroque palace with its unique gardens and farm, which was Prince Eugene of Savoy’s country estate in the Marchfeld. Listen to costumed storytellers weave tales about Schloss Hof’s history, enjoy a Schnapps tasting experience and learn to waltz in the grand ballroom. Junior Adventurers can delight in the petting zoo and a dress-up activity—and even make a baked treat they get to eat!

Dinner On Board the Ship

Savor regional local foods as dinner is served aboard the ship before setting sail from Bratislava.

Karaoke Night On Board the Ship

Sing your heart out as you enjoy a familiar sing-along or tackle a soaring solo as the whole family cheers you on.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Four

Breakfast on Board the Ship

Begin your day with a delightful breakfast and get ready for your adventures in Vienna.

Panoramic City Tour of Vienna

Take a motor coach tour of Vienna—the jewel of Austria—featuring beautiful historic and contemporary architecture throughout. Discover fascinating details about this grand city that was home to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Sigmund Freud and many more.

Tour of Historic Schönbrunn Palace

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace (translated as "beautiful spring")—one of the most magnificent palaces in the Hapsburg territory. Learn the rich history of this World Cultural Heritage site, a testament to Baroque. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that include a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.

Junior Adventurer Activities at Schönbrunn Palace

Junior Adventurers enjoy visiting the Palace's Children's Museum, dressing up in historical garb and the labyrinth maze in the garden. Children's activities are hosted by Adventure Guides.

Private Marionette Show

Vienna is famous for its marionettes—and at Schönbrunn Palace the whole family can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show.

Strudel-Making at Schönbrunn Palace

After the marionette show, enjoy a demonstration on how to make a famous regional treat—apple strudel!

On Your Own Lunch Time in Vienna or Lunch On Board the Ship

Enjoy a delicious lunch in Vienna, taking your pick of the many small restaurants offering various types of cuisine including traditional Viennese food. Also, visit the Naschmarkt—an open-air market that has existed since the 16th century—and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations. Or, you can explore Vienna on your own then enjoy a delicious lunch on board the ship.

Choose Your Afternoon Activity

OPTION A:

Take a Bike Ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey

This bike ride will be one to remember! The rarely seen but incredibly beautiful path to the Abbey is truly unforgettable. Klosterneuburg Abbey holds scores of historical artworks in its collections, ranging from the world-famous Verdun Altar from 1181 to a rich collection of gothic panel painting, magnificent Baroque works and modern paintings.

OPTION B:

On Your Own in Vienna

Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own—with shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion, Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries. With over 20 outdoors markets spread throughout Vienna, you'll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children's rides, live music and more!

Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship

Eat dinner on the ship and enjoy the sights of Vienna in the background.

Choose Your Evening Activity

OPTION A:

Visit a Traditional Wine House (Heurige)

Toast the merry vacation you're enjoying at one of the iconic Vienna wine houses! A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits you at a marvelous family-run local wine tavern. Snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads along with live music and entertainment from a local performer.

OPTION B:

Attend a Mozart & Strauss Concert at Schönbrunn Palace

Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in the 1,441-room Baroque palace that is one of the most renowned architectural monuments and concert venues in the country.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Five

Breakfast on Board the Ship

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your day of exploration.

Choose Your Morning Activity

OPTION A:

Experience a Family-Run Apricot Farm

Visit a working apricot farm in a region that specializes in apricots and taste the products made there. Enjoy wine for the adults, juice for the kids, a tour of the vineyards—and the grove for all. Take home a jar of marmalade as a reminder of the visit!

OPTION B:

Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the Castle

Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from the castle of the river, vineyards and villages (weather dependent).

OPTION C:

Bike Along the Danube River from Krems to Dürnstein

This 1-hour bike ride is the perfect choice for those who desire a little less pedaling than our 4-hour option. Ride along the gorgeous Danube River, leisurely pedaling down a picturesque bike path towards Dürnstein.

Tour of the Countryside with a Bike Ride from Krems to Melk (Optional)

Take a serene 4-hour bike ride from Melk to Krems (via the storybook village of Dürnstein) and enjoy the pastoral landscape dotted with rolling Wachau Valley vineyards. Please note: due to the duration of this activity, Guests will miss a scenic sail and lunch on board the ship.

Enjoy Lunch On Board the Ship

Eat lunch aboard the ship as it serenely cruises through the Wachau Valley.

Explore the Famed Melk Benedictine Abbey

Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.

Cultural Activities Around the Danube River

Get a taste of the local flavors with a fish activity, marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting. Also, take a traditional Austrian dance lesson and learn more about the Danube River, which lies beneath the abbey.

Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship

Rejoin your fellow Adventurers at dinner on board the ship.

On Your Own in Melk

Explore this picturesque city situated next to the Wachau Valley along the Danube. Visit some of its notable sites, including the city’s oldest building, the “House on the Rock,” which dates back to the 15th century. You’ll also find some lovely café’s and shops to enjoy.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Six

Breakfast on Board the Ship

Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you venture into Salzburg.

Day Tours of Salzburg

Explore the picturesque city of Salzburg with a local expert as your guide, admiring its iconic spires, charming gardens and backdrop of green hills. View the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Monastery and Old Town as well as the hidden alleys and shops that line Getreidegasse in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hometown. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music!

En route to Salzburg choose one of the following activities (both options include a viewing of The Sound of Music movie in the motor coach):

Choose Your Day Activities

OPTION A:

Visit Mondsee

Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake, with imposing Drachenwand mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of Music. Plus, you'll enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant.

OPTION B:

Explore the Salt Mines

The Salt Mines of Hallein are among the oldest mines in the World that are open to the public. Take a raft through the underground salt mines and zoom down a mineshaft slide—all while learning the rich history of Austria's "white gold." Plus, enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant.

Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship

Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Linz as your backdrop.

Show off Your Pipes with The Sound of Music Sing-Along

Enjoy the movie The Sound of Music like never before as our Adventure Guides lead a spirited sing-along.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Seven

Breakfast on Board the Ship

Wake up to a tasty breakfast and get ready for your day's adventures.

Choose Your Morning Activity:

OPTION A:

Walking Tour of Passau

Enjoy a lovely themed walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th century period clothing. One of Passau's many highlights is St Stephen's Cathedral, with its 17,000 pipe organ. Included in the tour is a marzipan-making activity that will delight your sweet tooth—and give you enough to take some home and share.

OPTION B:

On Your Own in Passau

Explore the beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers converge. Browse the delightful shops that run from Old Town through the pedestrian zone to the “New Center.” Taste refreshing German beer at one of Passau's 5 breweries and sample some delicious Bavarian fare in one of the excellent restaurants, wine bars or pubs.

Lunch On Board the Ship

Enjoy a final lunch on board the ship.

Climb the Famous Tree Path Kopfing

Climb on the famous Tree Path Kopfing. Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges. Kids can enjoy playing on a giant slide and fun-filled adventure playground. After lunch, climb on the famous Tree Path Kopfing. Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges. Kids can enjoy playing on a fun-filled adventure playground.

Private Oktoberfest Reception

Get ready to party German-style at this private Oktoberfest celebration where costumed local entertainers show you the music, folk dancing, beer, pretzels and more that have made this a yearly event all across the world.

Dinner and Toast to Your Adventure at the Captain's Farewell Cocktail Party

Raise your glasses with the Captain as you say goodbye to your unforgettable adventure.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day Eight

Breakfast on Board the Ship

Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.

Transfers to Munich Airport (MUC)

Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime!

Meal Included: Breakfast

Trip Overview Details

FLIGHT INFORMATION
  • West:
    Budapest Airport (BUD)
    Munich Airport (MUC)
  • East:
    Munich Airport (MUC)
    Budapest Airport (BUD)
ACCOMMODATIONS

AmaLea

20 MEALS

7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners

AGES

Minimum Age: 4
Suggested Age: 8+