Ama Waterways River Cruises


Gems of Southeast Europe River Cruise

Journey on the Danube River

7 night Budapest to Giurgui
and 2 nights in Vienna and 1 night Brasov and 2 nights Bucharest

 

 

Black Sea Itinerary Map

 

DAY 1, DEPART USA


DAY 2, ARRIVE IN VIENNA

Arrive in Vienna and transfer to the hotel. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 3, VIENNA

This morning, your city tour takes you around the Burgring, the circular road around Vienna’s historic center. You will also take a walking tour through Vienna’s old town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Highlights of your tour will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and the awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own or join an optional tour to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own or come along for an optional Mozart and Strauss concert.(B)

DAY 4, VIENNA – BUDAPEST – EMBARK SHIP

Bid farewell to Vienna as you check out of the hotel and travel to Budapest where you will have free time for lunch followed by a sightseeing tour in Buda & Pest. From historic Buda Castle, enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features a visit to the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion. Afterwards, embark your ship which is docked in the city center. This evening, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. (B,D)

DAY 5, MOHACS – PECS – VILANY

Arrive in Mohacs during breakfast and then depart for your excursion to Pecs, EU Cultural Capital 2010. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans, Pecs became an important early Christian bishopric and Turkish cultural base during the many centuries of Ottoman rule. Upon arrival, visit the Mosque Church, the largest structure surviving from the Ottoman period as well as the underground burial chambers dating back to the 4th century. You will also see St. Peter’s Basilica, the main Catholic cathedral in the city, as well as the restored Synagogue, before returning to the ship in Mohacs. After lunch, enjoy a wine-tasting excursion, where you will sample aromatic, spicy wines from the vineyards of Vilany. (B,L,D)

DAY 6, VUKOVAR, CROATIA – NOVI SAD, SERBIA

This morning, choose between a tour of Vukovar or wine tasting in the town of Ilok. Your city tour of Vukovar includes the Ovcara Memorial, the monumental cross that is a memorial to those who lost their lives during Croatia’s struggle for independence. As an alternative, travel to the town of Ilok, which is famous for its wines. Here, you will visit a local winery and sample their vintages before your walking tour of the town. Enjoy lunch on board as you cruise to Novi Sad, Serbia. Enjoy a walking tour of Novi Sad in the afternoon, beginning at the Danube Park and then stroll through the old town center. Alternative excursions include a biking tour or hiking tour. In the evening, tour the 18th-century Austrian-Hungarian Petrovaradin Fortress. (B,L,D)

DAY 7, BELGRADE

Wake up in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, and enjoy a panoramic tour of the city, that includes visits to Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. This afternoon you will have your choice of one of three excursions. Your first option is a visit to the mausoleum of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, a beloved figure who was the leader of the Yugoslav Partisans during the Second World War and became the first President of Yugoslavia. Your second option is a tasting of Serbian plum brandy and local snacks at the Quburich Distillery. Your third option is a guided bike tour through Belgrade around Ada Ciganlija Island. (capacity controlled). (B,L,D)

DAY 8, CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES – VIDIN, BULGARIA

Today, take a full day of cruising through one of Europe's most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows as it winds through a series of magnificent gorges between Serbia and Romania. The banks of the river along this natural border are lined with sheer-faced rocks that stretch high overhead, a sight that will be an unforgettable highlight of your adventure. Late this evening, the ship sails to Vidin. (B,L,D)

DAY 9, VIDIN

Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with a choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Fortress, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria overlooking the Danube. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)

DAY 10, GIURGIU – BUCHAREST, ROMANIA – ROUSSE, BULGARIA

Today, enjoy a visit to the ancient capital of Bulgaria, Veliko Tarnovo. Here you will tour Tsarevets Hill, the old citadel of the city. You will see the old fortress walls, the Royal Palaces and the Patriarchal church, and the Baldwin's Tower. Alternatively, you may choose to take a walking tour of Rousse, an important economic, financial and cultural hub of Bulgaria. Return to the ship afterward and enjoy a free evening. (B,L,D)

DAY 11, GIURGIU – DISEMBARK SHIP - TRANSYLVANIA - BRASOV, ROMANIA

Disembark the ship in Giurgiu and board a motorcoach to journey through the Romanian countryside to Bran, where you’ll visit Transylvania’s legendary Bran Castle, which is forever linked with the legend of Dracula. Afterwards, you'll travel to the lovely village of Brașov. Enjoy a tour of the town and then check into your hotel. (B)

DAY 12, BRASOV - BUCHAREST

En route to Bucharest, stop in Sinaia to visit Peleș Castle, Transylvania's other enchanting castle, considered by many to be one of the most stunning in Europe. Tour the castle, which was once the residence of the royal family. Later in the day, check into your hotel. (B)

DAY 13, BUCHAREST

Bucharest, Romania’s capital, has earned its nickname, the “Little Paris of the East,” with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Enjoy a visit to the city’s most impressive sites—including the historic city center and the Palace of the Parliament, second only to the Pentagon as the largest administrative building in the world. (B)

DAY 14, BUCHAREST

Bid farewell to Burcharest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

2017 / 2018 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

Bucharest to Budapest

1-May-17 AmaSerena
$3,199
$3,498
$4,098
$4,598
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$6,398
17-Jul-17 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
14-Aug-17 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
11-Sep-17 AmaCerto
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
$6,798
23-Oct-17 AmaCerto
$3,199
$3,498
$4,098
$4,598
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$6,398
                   
21-Apr-18 AmaCerto
$3,099
$3,398
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,298
19-May-18 AmaCerto
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
16-Jun-18 AmaCerto
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
28-Jul-18 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
22-Sep-18 AmaCerto
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
$6,798
20-Oct-18 AmaCerto
$3,199
$3,498
$4,098
$4,598
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$6,398


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 Bucharest

24-Apr-17 AmaSerena
$3,099
$3,398
$3,998
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$6,298
10-Jul-17 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
7-Aug-17 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
4-Sep-17 AmaCerto
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
$6,798
16-Oct-17 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
                   
14-Apr-18 AmaCerto
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
12-May-18 AmaCerto
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
09-Jun-18 AmaCerto
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
21-Jul-18 AmaCerto
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
15-Sep-18 AmaCerto
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
$6,798
13-Oct-18 AmaCerto
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598

 

PORT FEES OF $168


Land program - 2 nights hotel in Vienna, 1 night hotel in Brasov, 2 nights hotel in Bucharest - $1540 per person. Single supplement - $800



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


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