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Romantic Danube

From £2,584 pp

Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, savour Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.

What’s Included:

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with outside balconies)
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Award-winning onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Guided hikes, Special Interest Tours
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
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Day 1 - Embarkation Vilshofen

Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow guests on board.

Dinner

Day 2 - Vilshofen to Passau

Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers.” Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill.

Day 2 - Vilshofen to Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 3 - Linz, Austria

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic centre, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. 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 join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city centre and by the Mozart House; 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 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  

Day 3 - Linz, Austria

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4 - Weissenkirchen

Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen.

Day 4 - Weissenkirchen

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vienna

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendours, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube.During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour

Day 5 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - 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.  

Day 6 - Bratislava*, Slovakia

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Budapest, Hungary

Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights.

Day 7 - Budapest, Hungary

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Disembarkation - Depart Budapest

Disembark the ship and prepare for your homeward flight.

Breakfast

3 Nights Prague - Pre Cruise

Discover one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg on a guided walking tour.  Continue your journey to Prague, where you will enjoy a city tour or a castle hike.  Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic centre that’s recognised as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so end your European journey with a tasting of some the very best beer in the world. Transfer from Prague to Regensburg for a city tour before travelling on to Vilshofen to embark your cruise.

Intercontinental Hotel (or similar) on Bed & Breakfast Basis Prices from £592 per person

3 Nights Prague - Pre Cruise
Munich Pre Cruise 2 night Stay

Explore Munich, the Capital of Bavaria and one of Germany’s largest cities.  Enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town, ending at the famous Glockenspiel, with its 43 bells and 32 life size figures that portray historic scenes, such as a wedding celebration. You will also discover Frauenkirche, the “Cathedral of our Dear Lady”. Later in the day, do like the Bavarians do and go to the Hofbrauhaus for the famous beer and pretzels. This is the cradle of Bavarian culture, and the origin of tradition, “gemutlichkeit” and hospitality.  

You will stay in the 5* Hotel Bayerischer Hof on Bed & Breakfast. Prices from £521 per person.

Munich Pre Cruise 2 night Stay

AmaLea, launching in 2018 and like her sister ship, the 156 passenger AmaKristina, is inspired by luxury yachts and designed specifically to maximize the enjoyment of every guest by providing a distinctive river cruise experience. AmaLea offers a host of added comforts and conveniences,  including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. Enjoy a dip in the heated pool on the Sun Deck, as well as a drink from the swim-up bar. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you’ll be treated to exceptional, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. You’ll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes. With a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

AmaWaterways Ama Lea Lounge

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with lounge chairs and retractable roof
  • Varied fine dining venues
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Wine Bar
  • Heated pool with swim up bar and whirlpool
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Fitness Room
  • Massage and Hair Salon*
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Glass Elevator
  • Walking track
  • Laundry service*
  • * Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

78 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 155-235 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the 4 suites at 350 sq. ft. Select staterooms can become adjoining by request, and some offer triple occupancy to accommodate the needs of families. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

Suite

350 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways Ama Lea Suite
AmaWaterways Ama Lea Cat AA

Cat. AA + Cat. AB Staterooms

235 ft² -Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Triple occupance available in selected staterooms
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. BA & Cat. BB Staterooms

210 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Exclusive Twin Balcony comprising French Balcony & Outside Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways Ama Lea BA
AmaWaterways Ama Lea Cat CA

Cat. CA  & Cat. CB Staterooms

CA 170 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

CB 155 ft² Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Floor to Ceiling French Balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

 

Cat. D & Cat. E Staterooms

160 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck – Fixed Window

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaWaterways Ama Lea Cat D
AmaWaterways AmaLea Deck Plan
AmaMagna river ship in Passau Germany

The AmaMagna was launched in May 2019 and sails on The Danube.  As imagined by AmaWaterways co-owner and president, Rudi Schreiner, the “godfather of river cruising,” the AmaMagna which has been years in the making and represents a new concept specifically designed to elevate river cruising to a new level.

AmaMagna offers the luxury of more space than ever before, double the width of a normal European river cruise ship, which means enticing new ways for every traveller to enjoy the journey, including water sports. Both a sun deck pool and whirlpool give guests the option of taking a refreshing dip or a soothing one while enjoying the views.

There are lots of things included and to do on the AmaMagna.  With a complimentary fleet of bicycles—and helmets—on board, guests have the opportunity to explore on guided bike tours, or discover a new path all on their own. Guided hiking tours also offer active ways to see grand cities and villages from a different perspective. Savour fresh, locally inspired and masterfully prepared cuisine. Choose from an al fresco dining area, wine bar and alternative restaurant in addition to The Chef’s Table and two-level main dining room. Delight in AmaWaterways’ already popular nightly performances that highlight local musicians and dancers, bringing the culture and flavor of Europe to life—plus, choose from even more enticing ways to enjoy your evening after the sun sets.  The AmaMagna is truly a unique river ship sailing on the Danube.

AmaMagna river ship Chefs Table restaurant

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sundecks with large heated swimming pool, whirlpool, walking track and pop up sky bar
  • Four unique dining venues, main restaurant, Chef’s Table, Jimmy’s Wine Bar, Al Fresco Restaurant
  • Main Lounge with bar, piano and dance floor
  • Zen Wellness Studio
  • Watersports platform
  • Salon and spa services
  • 24-hour specialty coffee and tea station
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the vessel
  • Gift Shop and Fireside Library
  • Laundry service*
  • * Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

The AmaMagna features 98 spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 205-710 sq. ft. Select staterooms can become adjoining by request, and some offer triple and quad occupancy to accommodate the needs of families. 16 Cabins are available as interconnecting also. Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads.

 

Owners Suite

710 ft² – Violin (Upper) Deck

  • Exclusive large balcony
  • Expansive bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower with multi-jet showerheads
  • Enhanced sitting area features a sofa and two chairs
  • Mini-bar
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels that also works as a computer
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
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AmaMagna river ship Grand_Suite

Grand Suite

474 ft² -Violin(Upper) Deck

  • Outside balcony
  • Triple or quad staterooms available
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels and also works as a computer
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. SA & SB Staterooms

355 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Outside balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels that also works as a computer
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
Suite Cat. SA - Room #313 - Deck 3 Starboard AmaMagna - Amawaterways river ship
Stateroom Cat. AA - Room #326 - Deck 3 Portside AmaMagna river ship - Amawaterways

Cat. AA & AB Staterooms

252 ft² – Violin & Cello (Upper & Middle) Deck

  • Outside balcony
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels that can be used as a computer
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning

Cat. D & Cat. E Staterooms

205 ft² – Piano (Lower) Deck – Fixed Window

  • Fixed window with river views
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Hotel-style white on white, plush bedding and terry bathrobes
  • In room safe, hair dryer, full-length mirror, ample closet space and direct dial telephone
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels that can be used as a computer
  • AmaWaterways’ exclusive Infotainment system, including complimentary Internet access, first run Hollywood movies & classics as a large selection of music
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
AmaMagna river ship Cat D room, number 107
AmaMagna river ship - Deck Plan
DepartShipEmbarkFrom  
Dec 25AmaSerenaVilshofen£2584Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2584  
Cat DLower Deck160 ft², Fixed Windows£2805  
Cat CMiddle Deck170 ft², French Balcony£3324  
Cat BBMiddle Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3694  
Cat BAUpper Deck210 ft², Twin Balcony£3843  
Cat ABMiddle Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£3991  
Cat AAUpper Deck235 ft², Twin Balcony£4139  
SuiteUpper Deck300 ft², Twin Balcony£5102  
Dec 27AmaMagnaVilshofen£2732Cabin Upgrades
Cat ELower Deck205 ft², Fixed Windows£2732  
Cat DLower Deck205 ft², Fixed Windows£3102  
Cat ABMiddle Deck252 ft², Outside Balcony£4139  
Cat AAUpper Deck252 ft², Outside Balcony£4287  
Cat SBMiddle Deck355 ft², Outside Balcony£4953  
Cat SAUpper Deck355 ft², Outside Balcony£5250  
Cat GSUpper Deck474 ft², Outside Balcony£7916  
Cat OSUpper Deck710 ft², Outside Balcony£10139  


Enquire now about this cruise & speak to one of our friendly river cruising team on 0800 471 4754.

How About Extending your Holiday

AmaWaterways offer a 3 night extension in Prague or Munich to complement this cruise. Extensions are offered in centrally located hotels on a B & B basis and include tours and transfers to the ship.  Please call for further details.

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