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Danube River Cruise: Holiday 2019
(West Tour, For Families)

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest
Üdvözöljük! Welcome to Budapest! Get ready for adventure as you board the AmaViola—your new home for the
duration of your adventure.
 
Captain’s Welcome Cocktail Party
Meet the captain and your fellow passengers as you begin your voyage along the Danube River.
 
Mandatory Safety Talk
Learn all the safety features aboard the ship at this informative, mandatory talk.
 
Welcome Dinner On Board the Ship
Dine on a delicious meal featuring options that the whole family will enjoy.
 
Illuminations Cruise
Delight in a nighttime view of some of the Hungarian capital’s landmarks beautifully illuminated for a magical panoramic view of the city. (Breakfast)
 
DAY 2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in Budapest, Hungary.
 
Choose an All Day Option
 
OPTION A: Visit Budapest Central Market Hall
Shop like a local as you take in the sights, foods and arts and crafts of Budapest's largest indoor market, which has been restored to its stunning neo-Gothic beauty.
 
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.
 
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.
 
OPTION B: Walking Food Tour of Budapest
Enjoy the many wonderful sites and flavors of Budapest as you walk through Hungary’s capital city, stopping for tastings of local fare at the Central Market Hall and other well-known venues.
 
Lunch On Board the Ship or On Your Own in Budapest
Choose to dine on board the ship or discover your own lunch spot from the many local restaurants throughout the city.
 
On Your Own Time in Budapest
Spend time exploring the site of this amazing city on your own. Check out the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Jewish Quarter and many of the other captivating areas and locations in the city.
 
Christmas Market
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a visit to a festive Christmas market where you can shop for local crafts and seasonal souvenirs.
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious meal prepared by the ship’s culinary team(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 3 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in Vienna, Austria.
 
Panorarmic City Tour of Vienna
Take a motor coach tour of Vienna—the jewel of Austria—featuring beautiful historic and contemporary architecture throughout. Discover fascinating details about this grand city that was home to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Sigmund Freud and many more.
 
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 strudel-making demonstration showing you how to make a famous regional treat, apple strudel!
 
Lunch On Your Own in Vienna or Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy an astounding array of culinary options offered throughout Vienna, or tuck into some spectacular lunchtime fare onboard the ship
 
On Your Own Time in Vienna
Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own, visiting its shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion, Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries. Or choose to go ice skating with your Adventure Guides at Wiener Eislauf Verein, located in the middle of the city center. To top it all off, discover this city’s holiday offerings at festive Christmas markets! Check out the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, featuring 70 stands offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas. With over 20 outdoors markets spread throughout Vienna, you’ll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children's rides, live music and more!
 
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.
 
Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the sights of Vienna in the background. Evening 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 Schönbrunn Palace
Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in the 1,441-room Baroque palace that is one of the most renowned architectural monuments and concert venues in the country. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in Vienna, Austria.
 
Ice Skating in Vienna
Glide over the ice while you take in the magnificent surroundings of the city of Vienna on one of the city’s spectacular outdoor ice skating rinks. Both seasoned skaters and beginners alike will enjoy this magical experience.
 
Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy some spectacular lunchtime fare on board the ship.
 
On Your Own Time in Vienna
Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own, visiting its shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion, Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries. Or choose to go ice skating with your Adventure Guides at Wiener Eislauf Verein, located in the middle of the city center. To top it all off, discover this city’s holiday offerings at festive Christmas markets! Check out the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, featuring 70 stands offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas. With over 20 outdoors markets spread throughout Vienna, you’ll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children's rides, live music and more!
 
Christmas Market
Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with a visit to a festive Christmas market where you can shop for local crafts and seasonal souvenirs.
 
Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the sights of Vienna in the background. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 5 KREMS AND MELK, AUSTRIA
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in Krems and Melk, Austria.
 
Morning Activity Options:
 
OPTION A: Walking Tour of Dürnstein, Burgruine Dürnstein Castle Ruins and On Your Own in Dürnstein
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.) Then, set out on your own and explore this quaint town that is one of the most-visited tourist destinations in the Wachau Valley. Be sure to check out one of the regions renowned wineries.
 
OPTION B: Krems Gourmet Walking Tour and Christmas Market
Discover a bevy of flavorful local delights as you walk through this charming town at the gate of the famed Wachau Valley. Sample home-grown specialties like little sausages served with a wide variety of mustards. Then, enjoy some seasonal shopping at a local Christmas market where you’ll find an assortment of holiday crafts that make great gifts and souvenirs.
 
Lunch On Board the Ship with Daytime Sailing through Wachau Valley
Enjoy some spectacular lunchtime fare as you set sail through some of the most beautiful scenery along the Danube—the Wachau Valley—with its rolling hills, fortresses and lush vineyards. You’ll enjoy some historical commentary about the region as you sail.
 
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
Participate in a variety of cultural activities that are popular in this amazing Austrian region, including marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting, a fish activity and a traditional Austrian dance lesson.
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious dinner on the ship with the sights of Melk, Austria in the background. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in Linz, Austria.
 
Full-Day Activity Options:
 
OPTION A: Tour of Salzburg with Mondsee
Enjoy a privately-guided tour 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.
 
You’ll also 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 Music. Plus, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
 
OPTION B: Tour of Salzburg with Hallein Salt Mine
Enjoy a privately-guided tour in the majestic city of Salzburg with a local expert. Head to the Durrnberg plateau above Hallein where you’ll walk down into the tunnels—or slide down on the 210 foot (64 meters) wooden slide used by the miners. Once in the salt mine, you’ll explore the mystical tunnels that have been mined for “white gold” for thousands of years.
 
Then, 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.
 
Walking Tour of Salzburg and On Your Own Time
Walk the streets of Salzburg on a privately-guided tour of this magnificent city, then enjoy some time on your own to explore at your leisure.
 
The Famous Salzburg Christmas Market
Discover terrific holiday gifts for your friends and family at the Salzburg Christmas Market.
 
Dinner on Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the gorgeous city of Linz as your backdrop. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 7 PASSAU, GERMANY
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in 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 On Board the Ship
Eat lunch aboard the ship as you enjoy the scenery of Passau.
 
Choose Your Afternoon Activities
 
OPTION A: On Your Own in Passau
Set off and see the sites of this German town dubbed the Three Rivers due to its location where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. Explore the old town area, known for its Baroque architecture, as well as being the home of University of Passau. Enjoy the local shops, museums and cafés as you walk the city’s quaint streets.
 
Passau Christmas Market
Enjoy shopping at this festive holiday market where you’re sure to find special presents and souvenirs for your friends and family.
 
OPTION B: Aldersbacher Brewery Tour
Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Aldersbacher Brewery. Take a privately-guided tour of this working brewery and museum that is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Adult Adventurers can enjoy a pretzel and beer tasting during your visit, while. Junior Adventurers receive their own privately-guided tour.
 
Bavarian-style Oktoberfest Farewell
Hoist a stein and you get your “oompah” on at this Bavarian-style farewell celebration that features German Oompah music and dancing!
 
Captain’s Farewell Cocktail & Dinner On Board the Ship
Bid your fellow Adventurers auf wiedersehen over cocktails and a delicious meal hosted by your captain. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 8 VILSHOFEN, GERMANY
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Enjoy a final breakfast before departing the ship and beginning your journey home.
 
Transfer to Munich Airport (MUC)
Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime! (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
Ring in the holiday season while sailing through the heart of Europe along the Danube River! Travel to 7 unforgettable destinations in 3 countries on an 8-day/7-night Adventures by Disney vacation. These exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways—a leader in luxury river cruising—will make your holidays very merry.
  • 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, 6 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 your disposal in every port
  • Christmas Markets Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with stops to shop for local crafts and gifts at festive markets.
  • Salzburg Explore the city's iconic landmarks, gardens and rolling hills made famous in the film, The Sound of Music.
  • Lazar Equestrian Park Delight in the horsemanship displayed in the amazing shows and meet some real Hungarian cowboys.
  • Aldersbacher Brewery & Monastery Tour this working brewery and museum that is also home to a monastery built in 1776.
  • Vienna Tour Discover the museums, architecture and history that make Vienna a hub of European culture.
  • Schönbrunn Palace Tour Immerse yourself in true Baroque style on a private tour of Austria's most visited destination.
  • Passau Walking Tour Start the day with a tour of this lovely town with a local expert dressed in 18th century costume.
  • Mozart & Strauss Concert Hear the timeless music of these Austrian masters played in the renowned Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Mondsee Bask in the beauty of this picturesque lakeside town and the Abbey that was featured in The Sound of Music.
  • Dürnstein Castle Walk among the ruins of one of the region's most popular sites and marvel at the incredible views.
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaViola
Notes
  • 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

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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