BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY

from $2,999$2,749

DATES:  2020
AmaSonata: Apr 3, Apr 17
AmaCerto:
Jun 28 |
AmaViola:  Oct 19 | Nov 2
AmaPrima:
 Nov 15

DATES:  2021
AmaSonata:  Mar 27 | May 8 | Jun 5 | Jul 3, Jul 31 | Aug 28 | Sept 25
AmaVerde:  Dec 26

DURATION: 8 DAYS/7 NIGHTS

EMBARK:  BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

DISEMBARK:  NUREMBERG, GERMANY

SHIPS:  AmaViola, AmaCerto, AmaSonata, AmaSerena, AmaVerde, Ama Prima

 


All about the BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY.

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley wine making region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

COUNTRIES:  AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
RIVERS: DANUBE


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 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

    Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers as the ship cruises to Bratislava. (D)

  2. Day 2 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

    Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

  3. Day 3 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

    The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)

  4. Day 4 DüRNSTEIN - MELK, GERMANY

    After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. For a beautiful view of the Wachau Valley, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

  5. Day 5 PASSAU, GERMANY

    Enjoy a scenic morning sailing to the medieval city of Passau. Join a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its 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 overlooking Passau. (B,L,D)

  6. Day 6 REGENSBURG, GERMANY

    Explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties— beer, sausage and pretzels; or bike to Walhalla where you’ll see the neo-Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

  7. Day 7 NUREMBERG, GERMANY

    Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Explore the medieval city center with a tour that showcases the Imperial Castle and the famous town wall, as well as Albrecht Dürer’s home and Market Square with its legendary fountain. Or you can take a guided tour of the city’s WWII history, including a visit to the infamous Zeppelin Field, a museum built on the site of former Nazi rallies and the site of the Nuremberg Trials when not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). (B,L,D)

  8. Day 8 NUREMBERG, GERMANY

    This morning, depart the ship after breakfast. (B)

AMA WATERWAYS RIVER CRUISE SHIPS

All AMA Waterways ships share common attributes: Colorful and attractive decor from stateroom to Main Lounge immediately show you that these are no ordinary river cruise ships. Twin balconies in most staterooms maximize your enjoyment as steeples and vineyards glide by. Mouthwatering cuisine worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an exclusive and internationally-renowned gastronomic society, is served from sunrise to sunset. There’s something symphonic about the flourish and style of The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant and the coordinated effort to serve each bold, beautiful and delicious course of the regionally-inspired tasting menu. The inviting sun-deck pool or hot tub refreshes your spirit. Plus, these river cruise ships inspire you to be the best version of yourself with a walking track, fitness room and fleet of onboard bikes to keep you happy and healthy during your cruise.

AmaViola:

This 156-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.

TECHNICAL DATA
Built: 2016
Built in: Netherlands
Length: 443 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 51
Staterooms: 78
Passengers: 156
Registry: Switzerland

 

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.

TECHNICAL DATA
Built: 2012
Built in: Netherlands
Length: 443 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 51
Staterooms: 81
Passengers: 162
Registry: Switzerland
Home port: Basel

AmaSonata:

Introduced in 2014, the award-winning AmaSonata sings her melodious tune down Europe’s great rivers. Most accommodations have twin balconies, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish, along with amenities like Entertainment-On-Demand, high-speed Internet access and English-language TV stations.

TECHNICAL DATA
Built: 2014
Built in: Netherlands
Length: 443 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 51
Staterooms: 81
Passengers: 162
Registry: Switzerland
Home port: Basel

AmaPrima:

Enjoy an authentic European river cruise experience on board AmaPrima. Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and fresh scents of Europe’s great landscapes from our signature twin balconies, available in most staterooms. Revel in the luxury of white marble bathrooms with glass-enclosed, multi-jet showers and granite countertops.

TECHNICAL DATA
Built: 2013
Built in: Netherlands
Length: 443 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 51
Staterooms: 81
Passengers: 162
Registry: Switzerland
Home port: Basel

AmaSerena:

AmaSerena is a regal river ship accommodating both guests who wish to socialize with kindred cruisers and those seeking private rejuvenation. Twin-balcony staterooms maximize scenic views with amenities that include Entertainment-On-Demand, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and more.

TECHNICAL DATA
Built: 2015
Built in: Netherlands
Length: 443 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 51
Staterooms: 81
Passengers: 162
Registry: Switzerland
Home port: Basel

AmaVerde:

One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the inviting AmaVerde is full of light and love. Comfortably elegant staterooms in subdued tones set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the alluring fireside library and AmaVerde’s earthy massage and hair salon.

TECHNICAL DATA
Built: 2011
Built in: Netherlands
Length: 443 feet
Width: 38 feet
Crew: 51
Staterooms: 81
Passengers: 161
Registry: Switzerland
Home port: Basel