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Danube River Cruise Holiday

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Vilshofen, Germany
Arrive in Vilshofen
Get ready for adventure as you travel to your new home, the AmaViola Ship, for the duration of your adventure.
Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the Elegant AmaViola Ship
Meet the captain and savor a German-style dinner made with fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy dining on the ship as you float gently down the river just outside of Vilshofen.
Party German-Style at Oktoberfest Welcome Reception
Get ready for the celebration of Oktoberfest with its iconic food and drink. Enjoy costumed local entertainers as they
perform the music and folk dancing that have made this a yearly festivity around the world. (Dinner)
Day 2 Passau, Germany
Walking Tour of Passau with a Fun Marzipan-Making Activity
Take a lovely walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th-century period clothing. Experience many
wonderful locations, including St Stephen's Cathedral, with its 17,000-pipe organ. Then, experience a marzipan-making
activity that will satisfy your sweet tooth—with enough yummy delights made to take some home!
Lunch Onboard the AmaViola Ship
Eat lunch aboard the ship as you enjoy the scenery of Passau.
OPTION A: The Famous Tree Path Kopfing
Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the
majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges decorated
with holiday lights. Discover a giant slide, a suspension bridge and a fun-filled adventure playground for the kids.
OPTION B: Passau Christmas Market
Enjoy shopping in this fascinating town and find special presents for your friends and family.
OPTION C: Aldersbach Brewery Tour and Monastery Visit
Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Alderbasbach Brewery. A working brewery and museum, the Alderbasbach
Brewery is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Enjoy a pretzel and drink while you're there. After
touring the brewery and monastery, you can take a handmade pretzel ornament home with you! Meanwhile, Junior
Adventurers are privately guided on their own visit.
Dinner Onboard the AmaViola Ship
Dine onboard on delicious dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients.
Day 3 Linz, Austria
Day Tours of Salzburg
Enjoy a day in the majestic city of Salzburg with a local expert. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sights made
famous from the movie The Sound of Music. Other sights included in the walking tour of Salzburg are Residenz Square,
New Town, Old City, Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter's Cemetery, and the historic city center.
En route to Salzburg choose one of the following activities (both options include a viewing of The Sound of Music movie in the motor coach)
OPTION A: Tour of Mondsee
Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake with the imposing Drachenwand
mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of
OPTION B: Tour of the Salt Mines
The Salt Mines of Hallein are among the oldest mines in the World that are open to the public. Take a raft through the
underground salt mines and zoom down a mineshaft slide—all while learning the rich history of Austria's "white gold."

Savor a Meal at a Local Restaurant
Enjoy regional cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere in any of the local restaurants or cafes along the cities charming streets.
On Your Own Time in Salzburg – and at the Famous Salzburg Christmas Market
Take time to shop and explore beautiful Salzburg at your leisure. And discover terrific holiday gifts at the Salzburg
Christmas Market for your friends and family.
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaViola Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Linz as your backdrop.
Show Off Your Pipes with The Sound of Music Karaoke
Enjoy the movie The Sound of Music like never before as our Adventure Guides dressed in costumes from the movie join
you in a spirited sing-along!
Christmas Market in Linz
Bring your holiday shopping list with you to this wonderful area and visit fine shops overflowing with special items (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 4 Melk, Austria
The Melk Benedictine Abbey
Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the
monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.
Danube Cultural Activities
Get a taste of the local flavors with a fish activity, marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting. Also, take a traditional
Austrian dance lesson and learn more about the Danube River, which lies beneath the abbey.
Lunch Onboard the AmaViola Ship with Daytime Sailing on Wachau Valley
Eat a delicious lunch aboard the ship and take in the sights as you cruise down the river through Wachau Valley with
accompanying historical commentary.
OPTION A: Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the Burgruine Dürnstein Castle
Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full
of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from
the castle of the river, vineyards and villages. (Weather dependent.)
OPTION B: Walking Tour of Krems
An experienced local expert will share the history of Krems, while Guests indulge in the delicacies of the region. Together,
families will enjoy local food specialties. In addition, adults will sample wine, apricot brandy and liqueurs from a private
Wachau distillery.
Enjoy Activities and Dinner Onboard the AmaViola Ship
Rejoin your fellow Adventurers for pretzel-making and board games. Adults can enjoy the wine tasting from the Wachau
region. Savor dinner offering a taste of the regional cuisine. Afterward, children can enjoy a movie on the AmaViola Ship,
and teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge.
On Your Own Time in Krems – and the Krems Christmas Market
Explore this pretty city on the Danube River, dotted with churches and museums. Enjoy traditional eateries that give you a
taste of the regional cuisine and wonderful wine bars, which also feature delicious beer. If you want to shop, you'll find an
array of wonderful stores at Buhl Center. And check out the Krems Christmas Market to discover wonderful gifts for your
friends and family.
Junior Adventurer Movie Night
Children can enjoy a movie on the AmaViola Ship that highlights the destination while the Adventure Guides keep things
fun. Teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 5 Vienna, Austria
Tour of Historic Schönbrunn Palace
Enjoy a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace (translated as "beautiful spring")—one of the most magnificent palaces in the Hapsburg territory. Learn the rich history of this World Cultural Heritage site, a testament to the Baroque style. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that boast a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.
Junior Adventurer Activities at Schönbrunn Palace
Junior Adventurers enjoy visiting the Palace's Children's Museum and dressing up in historical garb. Children's activities are hosted by Adventure Guides.
Private Marionette Show and Strudel-Making at Schönbrunn Palace
Regroup for 2 wonderful family activities! Vienna is famous for its marionettes—and at Schönbrunn Palace the whole
family can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show. Then, enjoy a strudelmaking demonstration showing you how to make a famous regional treat, apple strudel!
Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Palace
This decorative market in front of the impressive Schönbrunn Palace offers traditional handicrafts, handmade Christmas
decorations, Christmas concerts and children's activities.
Spanish Riding School
Delight in this private event at the famed Spanish Riding School at HofBurg Castle, featuring a welcome reception and a
spectacular horse performance. Take an enchanting backstage tour of the grounds and see where the horses are trained.
Afternoon Activities—Choose One of the Following:
OPTION A: Visit a Traditional Wine House (Heurige)
Toast the merry vacation you're enjoying at one of the iconic Vienna wine houses! A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits
you at a marvelous family-run local wine tavern. Snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads along with live music and
entertainment from a local performer.
OPTION B: Attend a Mozart & Strauss Concert at either Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg
Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in one of these renowned concert venues.
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaViola Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the sights of Vienna in the background. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 7 Budapest, Hungary
Enjoy Fun Activities for Everyone at Lazar Equestrian Park
This rolling, pastoral, bucolic family estate is a combination of a working farm and an entertainment venue featuring the
famed masters of horsemanship—the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, see Hungarian cowboys known as "csikósoks"
in action, be entertained by a delightful horse show, learn how to make goulash and meet farm animals up close at a
petting zoo.
Lunch at Lazar Equestrian Park
Enjoy lunch accompanied by traditional Hungarian folklore musicians.
Be Dazzled by a Panoramic City Tour of Budapest
Witness some of the most striking views and vistas to be seen anywhere in the world. Nature combines with art to astonish you as you absorb the sheer wonder that is Budapest.
On Your Own Time—Discover the Budapest Christmas Markets
Browse through shops and marketplaces to find special authentic Hungarian presents for your family and friends. Check
out the spectacular art and intricate crafts for a wonderful shopping experience!
Captain's Farewell Cocktail Reception and Dinner
Enjoy another delicious dinner as you float gently on the edge of Budapest. And then raise your glasses with the Captain
as you say goodbye to your unforgettable adventure.
Illuminations Cruise
Experience a night to remember along the Danube River with the buildings of Budapest lit up like a fairytale. Enjoy the
spectacular architecture of the city as your ship leisurely cruises through the calm waters—and toast to the end of your
fantastic journey on the Adventures by Disney Holiday Danube River Cruise! (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
Day 8 Budapest, Hungary
Breakfast Onboard
Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.

Transfers to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime! (Breakfast)
River Cruise Highlights
  • Christmas Markets at Various Ports: Discover wonderful holiday presents and splendid arts and crafts for your family and friends at Christmas Markets in almost every port—including the world-renowned ones at Salzburg and Schönbrunn Palace, Vienna.
  • Salzburg In Austria: Enjoy a day in the majestic city of Salzburg with a local expert. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sites made famous from the movie The Sound of Music.
  • Lazar Equestrian Park In Hungary: This famous ranch founded by the Lazar Brothers is full of fun activities for the whole family. Take a carriage ride, see the famous "csikósok"—Hungarian cowboys—and enjoy an entertaining horse show and petting zoo.
  • The Spanish Riding School in Austria: Take an enchanting backstage tour of the famed Spanish Riding School at Hofburg Palace. Visit the stables, tack room and riding arena where the horses are trained.
  • Schönbrunn Palace In Austria: Tour the magnificent, world-famous Schönbrunn Palace. See one of its renowned marionette shows and attend a strudel-making demonstration featuring a famous regional
    treat—apple strudel!
All This Included
Adventures by Disney® is proud to announce its newest way to vacation in style for the holidays. Enjoy family river cruising along the Danube River through the heart of Europe to 7 unforgettable destinations in 3 countries. These 8-day/7-night vacations are Adventures by Disney-exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways—a leader in luxury river cruising..
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on-board the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary bicycles at yoru disposal in every port
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaViola
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

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