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Danube Serenade River Cruise

Journey on the Danube River

7 night Nuremburg to Vienna
and 3 nights land tour in Prague and 2 nights in Vienna

 

Danube Serenade  Itinerary

 

 

 

Day 1 DEPART USA/CANADA

Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic.

Day 2 ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 3 PRAGUE

This morning, choose between a standard city tour and a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Next, 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, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the city’s many charming cafés.(B)

Day 4 PRAGUE

Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor café, or shop for local handicrafts. (B)

Day 5 PRAGUE - PILZEN GERMANY - EMBARKATION - NUREMBERG

Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Pilzen, a city perhaps best known for producing Pilsner beer, a pale gold-hued Bavarian style lager. After a walking tour of local highlights, like the Brewery Museum and Republic Square, enjoy a scenic drive through the pastoral countryside to Nuremberg where you will embark your ship. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (B,D)

Day 6 NUREMBERG - CROSSING THE CONTINENTAL DIVIDE

You have two excursion options today. Take a tour of the city’s medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. Later, the ship cruises the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg. (B,L,D)

Day 7 REGENSBURG

This afternoon, the ship arrives in Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You have your choice of one of three tours this afternoon. Your first option is a guided walking tour of the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. Your second option is an opportunity to sample the city’s most renowned specialties – sausage, beer and pretzels. Your third option is a guided bike tour from Regensburg to Walhalla through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 8 PASSAU - LINZ, AUSTRIA

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)

Day 9 LINZ - VIENNA

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)

Day 10 MELK - DURNSTEIN - KREMS

Early this morning, we cruise to Melk. You have a choice between a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries, or a guided bike tour along the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the scenic Wachau Valley. Next, it’s on to Dürnstein, where you will have three tour options: A walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets followed by a wine tasting, a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or an apricots and sweets tasting. This evening, sail on to Krems where you choose between a walking tour or a wine tasting (B,L,D)

Day 11 VIENNA

This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of four different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is an exclusive Sacher and Sekt experience. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. Finally, you can also opt to join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery. This afternoon, explore this unbelievable city at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)

Day 12 DISEMBARKATION - DEPART VIENNA

Disembark your ship today and transfer to your hotel in Vienna. (B)

Day 13 VIENNA

This morning take a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. (B)

Day 14 VIENNA

Prepare for your return flight home. (B)

 

7 night Nuremburg to Vienna

 

Day 1 DEPART USA/CANADA

Board your overnight flight to Vienna, Austria.

Day 2 ARRIVE IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Arrive in Vienna and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at your leisure to explore this culturally rich city.

Day 3 VIENNA

This morning take a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. (B)

Day 4 VIENNA - EMBARKATION

Transfer from your hotel in Vienna to the ship where you will begin your river cruise on the legendary Danube river. Later tonight enjoy a special Welcome Dinner. (B)

Day 5 VIENNA

Today you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of four different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is an exclusive Sacher and Sekt experience. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. Finally, you can also opt to join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

Day 6 DURNSTEIN - MELK

In Dürnstein you will have three tour options: A walking tour along the town’s cobblestone streets followed by a wine tasting, a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or an apricots and sweets tasting. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the scenic Wachau Valley onto to Melk. You have a choice between a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries, or a guided bike tour along the Danube. (B,L,D)

Day 7 LINZ

The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. (B,L,D)

Day 8 PASSAU

Arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers flow into the Danube. You will have a choice of a walking tour of Passau’s Old Town, past the old city fortifications, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or more active guests may join either a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. (B,L,D)

Day 9 REGENSBURG

The ship docks in Regensburg today, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You have your choice of one of three tours this afternoon. Your first option is a guided walking tour of the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. Your second option is an opportunity to sample the city’s most renowned specialties – sausage, beer and pretzels. Your third option is a guided bike tour from Regensburg to Walhalla through the spectacular scenery of the Danube Valley. Later today you'll cross through the Main-Danube canal and onto Nuremberg. (B,L,D)

Day 10 NUREMBURG

You have two excursion options today. Take a tour of the city’s medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. (B,L,D)

Day 11 NUREMBURG - DISEMBARKATION - PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Disembark your ship in Nuremberg today and transfer to Prague. arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. (B)

Day 12 PRAGUE

Your morning sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Rudolfinum, the National Museum, Wenceslas Square and the Hundertwasser Dancing House. Next, 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, Tyn Church and the statue of Jan Husek. The rest of the day is at your leisure, perhaps to enjoy yourself in one of the city’s many charming cafés. (B)

Day 13 PRAGUE

Spend a day at your leisure, perhaps to stroll through a museum or gallery, wander along the banks of the Vltava River, relax at an outdoor café or shop for local handicrafts. (B)

Day 14 PRAGUE

Prepare for your return flight home. (B)

 

Itineraries and excursions are subject to change.

 

 

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
Cello
Deck - Cat BB
w/twin
balconies fwd and mid
Violin Deck -
Cat BA
w/twin
balconies
Cello Deck -
Cat AB
w/twin
balconies
Violin Deck -
Cat AA
w/twin
balconies
Violin Deck - Suite
w/twin
balcony

Nuremberg to Vienna

17-Jun-18
AmaSonata
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
15-Jul-18
AmaSonata
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
12-Aug-18
AmaSonata
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
09-Sep-18
AmaSonata
$3,599
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
$6,798
07-Oct-18
AmaSonata
$3,499
$3,798
$4,398
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$5,498
$6,698
04-Nov-18
AmaSonata
$2,899
$3,198
$3,798
$4,298
$4,498
$4,698
$4,898
$6,098
16-Nov-18
AmaSerena
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998
17-Nov-18
AmaCerto
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998
18-Nov-17
AmaSonata
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998

 

 

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

Vienna to Nuremberg

24-Jun-18
AmaSonata
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
22-Jul-18
AmaSonata
$3,299
$3,598
$4,198
$4,698
$4,898
$5,098
$5,298
$6,498
19-Aug-18
AmaSonata
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
16-Sep-18
AmaSonata
$3,598
$3,898
$4,498
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$5,598
$6,798
14-Oct-18
AmaSonata
$3,399
$3,698
$4,298
$4,798
$4,998
$5,198
$5,398
$6,598
11-Oct-18
AmaSonata
$2,799
$3,098
$3,698
$4,198
$4,398
$4,598
$4,798
$5,998

 

2 Night land program in Budapest and 3 nights in Prague - $1350 per person additional.

Port Charges are an additional $168 per passenger // Single Supplement 50% of twin, Suite 100% of twin for 2018

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

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