Ama Waterways River Cruises


Magnificent Europe

Journey on the Danube River

14 night Amsterdam to Budapest

 

Amsterdam to Budapest Cruise Map

 

DAY 1, DEPART USA/CANADA

Board your overnight flight to Amsterdam, Holland.

DAY 2, ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND - EMBARKATION

Arrive in charming Amsterdam and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. Meet your fellow travelers tonight at the Welcome Cocktail Reception and Dinner. (D)

DAY 3, AMSTERDAM

There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you’ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

DAY 4, COLOGNE, GERMANY

Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany’s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous Kölsch beer, only made in Cologne, and reibekuchen mit apfelmus, potato pancakes typically served with applesauce. Active adventurers will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

DAY 5, RHINE GORGE - RUDESHEIM

Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, the most stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching Rüdesheim. 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. Later in the day, let Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you, or taste one of the town’s special delights, Rüdesheimer coffee. (B,L,D)

DAY 6, MILTENBERG - WERTHEIM

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the “Pearl of the Main River.” While on your walking tour, you’ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn. For those who would like a more active adventure, hike to the Miltenberg Castle, offering majestic views of the town and river; or go on a guided bike ride along the Main River. Later in the day, set sail for Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany’s most beautiful city centers. While here, join a walking tour or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)

DAY 7, WURZBURG

You have several choices of excursions. Join a walking tour of Würzburg nestled along the “Romantic Road,” or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you prefer to get more active, hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in Würzburg. Alternatively, go to Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. The town is so pretty that the imagery of Walt Disney’s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. (B,L,D)

DAY 8, 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 sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry. And for a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

DAY 9, 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). Later in the day, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

DAY 10, 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 neoclassical white marble temple. (B,L,D)

DAY 11, PASSAU, AUSTRIA

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 12, MELK and DURNSTEIN

Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can also join a guided bike tour along the Danube, and if you would like, you can bike later in the day further along the Danube through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley that will take you to Dürnstein. For those not biking, you’ll cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Once here, 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. (B,L,D)

DAY 13, VIENNA

The heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, remains as renowned today as it has throughout history. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site awash with Baroque treasures. Your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit the majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, which has stood watch over Vienna for 700 years and is one of the most important and beloved landmarks in Austria. Or, if you prefer to go on a more active adventure, then join a guided bike tour to Klosterneuburg Abbey. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)

DAY 14, VIENNA – BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Sail to the “Coronation City of Kings,” where you can join a walking tour or choose instead to enjoy a “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For those who wish a more active exploration, hike up to Bratislava Castle for magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

DAY 15, 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. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)

DAY 16, DEPART BUDAPEST

Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

2019 / 2020 Per Person Cruise Fares

Cruise
Departure
Ship:
Piano Deck - Cat E w/window
Piano Deck - Cat D w/window
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat C w/ French balcony aft
Cello Deck - Cat BB w/twin balconies fwd & mid
Violin Deck - Cat BA aft w/twin balconies
Cello Deck - Cat AB w/twin balconies
Violinr Deck - Cat AA w/twin balconies
Violin Deck - Suite w/twin balconies

Amsterdam to Budapest

05-May-19
AmaStella
$6,699
$7,297
$8,497
$9,497
$9,897
$10,297
$10,697
$13,297
02-Jun-19
AmaViola
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
30-Jun-19
AmaStella
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
28-Jul-19
AmaStella
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
25-Aug-19
AmaStella
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
22-Sep-19
AmaViola
$6,999
$7,597
$8,797
$9,797
$10,197
$10,597
$10,997
$13,597
                   
03-May-20
AmaPrima
$6,799
$7,597
$8,797
$9,797
$10,197
$10,597
$10,997
$13,597
08-May-20
AmaSerena
$6,999
$7,797
$8,997
$9,997
$10,397
$10,797
$11,197
$13,797
21-May-20
AmaPrima
$6,999
$7,797
$8,997
$9,997
$10,397
$10,797
$11,197
$13,797

 

 

2019 Per Person Cruise Fares


Cruise
Departure
Ship:
Piano Deck - Cat E w/window
Piano Deck - Cat D w/window
Violin/Cello Deck - Cat C w/ French balcony aft
Cello Deck - Cat BB w/twin balconies fwd & mid
Violin Deck - Cat BA aft w/twin balconies
Cello Deck - Cat AB w/twin balconies
Violinr Deck - Cat AA w/twin balconies
Violin Deck - Suite w/twin balconies

Budapest to Amsterdam

05-May-19
AmaViola
$6,699
$7,297
$8,497
$9,497
$9,897
$10,297
$10,697
$13,297
02-Jun-19
AmaStella
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
30-Jun-19
AmaViola
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
28-Jul-19
AmaViola
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
25-Aug-19
AmaViola
$6,899
$7,497
$8,697
$9,697
$10,097
$10,497
$10,897
$13,497
22-Sep-19
AmaStella
$6,999
$7,597
$8,797
$9,797
$10,197
$10,597
$10,997
$13,597
                   
17-May-20
AmaPrima
$6,999
$7,797
$8,997
$9,997
$10,397
$10,797
$11,197
$13,797

 

PORT FEES OF $364 for 2019

PORT FEES OF $378 for 2020

2 nights pre cruise in Amsterdam - $660 per person for 2020
2 nights post cruise in Budapest - $520 per person for 2020

rates include: standard or SLIDING GLASS DOOR CABIN or CABIN WITH A USEABLE BALCONY, excursions, free internet, and wine with dinner
* indicates reverse itinerary

LINK TO AMA SHIP DETAILS AND PICTURES:Amaprima

LINK TO AMA DECK PLANS: Amaprima