Melk Abbey

Danube Seranade

from $2,799

DATES (2018):
AmaSerena:  Nov 16
AmaSonata:  Nov 11* | Nov 18##
AmaCerto:  Nov 17#

DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

EMBARK:  NUREMBERG, GERMANY

DISEMBARK:  VIENNA, AUSTRIA

SHIPS:  AmaSerena, AmaSonata, AmaCerto

 

*Reverse Itinerary – Vienna to Nuremberg

 

#This special Founder’s Cruise provides a rare opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable cruise experience hosted by AmaWaterways President and Co-owner Rudi Schreiner. Born in Vienna, Austria, Rudi is considered the “godfather of river cruising” and has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Cruise Executive” as well as being presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Cruise Line’s International Association.

 

##This special Founder’s Cruise provides a rare opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable cruise experience hosted by AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst. Born along the Elbe River in the small village of Pirna, Germany, Kristin has led the charge to introduce new ways for travelers to blend wellness activities into their onboard and onshore experiences. She will share her passion for river cruising and how to embrace active travel trends.

 

All about the Danube Seranade.
Vienna’s stately Ringstrasse gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur. Discover places where history is not only portrayed but an essential part of daily life as in Nuremberg and Regensburg. Sample a bite here and a drink there with the Wachau Valley’s Riesling. Fall in love with Old World Europe as you let the melodious Danube serenade you.
COUNTRIES VISITED: AUSTRIA, GERMANY,
RIVERS: DANUBE

Join Co-Founder Rudi Schreiner on November 17 aboard the AmaCerto. This special Founder’s Cruise provides a rare opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable cruise experience hosted by AmaWaterways President and Co-owner Rudi Schreiner. Born in Vienna, Austria, Rudi is considered the “godfather of river cruising” and has been recognized as the “Most Innovative Cruise Executive” as well as being presented the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award by Cruise Line’s International Association.

 

This special Founder’s Cruise November 18 aboard the AmaSonata provides a rare opportunity to enjoy an unforgettable cruise experience hosted by AmaWaterways Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst. Born along the Elbe River in the small village of Pirna, Germany, Kristin has led the charge to introduce new ways for travelers to blend wellness activities into their onboard and onshore experiences. She will share her passion for river cruising and how to embrace active travel trends.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.

SPACIOUS STATEROOMS

  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

A WORLD OF EXPLORATION

  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
Whats not included in this tour.Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Port Charges
  • Air, unless offered for free
  • Pre- or Post-cruise arrangements
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  1. Day 1 NUREMBERG, GERMANY

    Embark your ship in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers on board. (B,D)

  2. Day 2 NUREMBERG, GERMANY

    Famous for its ancient castle, gingerbread and toy manufacturing, Nuremberg was also home to the infamous WWII-era Zeppelin Field and subsequent War Crimes Trials. You have two choices of excursions: one focusing on the medieval highlights and the second focusing on WWII. 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. Later in the afternoon, cruise through the manmade marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

  3. Day 3 REGENSBURG, GERMANY

    Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, and you’ll discover why on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternative option, sample some Bavarian specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a bike tour to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple built to honor the memory of famous Germans. (B,L,D)

  4. Day 4 PASSAU, GERMANY

    Discover the 2,000-year-old city of 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 River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views overlooking three rivers. (B,L,D)

  5. Day 5 LINZ, AUSTRIA

    Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you’ll tour such places as the historic center and Mirabell Gardens. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music.” Alternatively, you can choose two morning excursions in Linz. Join a walking tour through the old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days. Or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day tour in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

  6. Day 6 MELK – DÜRNSTEIN – KREMS, GERMANY

    Cruise to Melk, where you can visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most revered monasteries. You can also join a guided bike tour through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley that will take you to Dürnstein where you’ll meet the ship. For those not biking, you’ll cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Once here, you have a choice of excursions. Join a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of 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 enjoy the finest apricot treats in the region. Later set sail to Krems, where you can choose between wine tasting or a walking tour. (B,L,D)

  7. Day 7 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

    Experience the regal elegance of Vienna with one of three different excursions. Join a city tour that takes you by the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors. Afterwards, visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the world famous Spanish Riding School. Alternatively, join an exclusive tour to a famous Viennese café for a taste of sachetorte, a sinfully rich chocolate cake, and sekt, an Austrian sparkling wine. For those who prefer to get more active, you can cycle along the Danube and through the Donaupark. During the afternoon, enjoy free time or bike to the majestic twelfth-century Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

  8. Day 8 VIENNA – DISEMBARKATION

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

AmaSerena:  This 162-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.

AmaSonata: This 162-passenger vessel boasts spacious staterooms with our exclusive Twin Balconies, a choice of dining venues, a heated pool with swim-up bar, in-room Internet access and more.
AmaCerto: This 162-passenger vessel incorporates the most advanced design offering spacious staterooms featuring our exclusive twin balconies, multiple dining venues, heated pool, Internet/WiFi access and more.