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Danube River Cruise 2021
(West Tour, Adult-Exclusive)

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest
Get ready for adventure as you travel to your new home, an AmaWaterways ship, for the duration of your adventure.
 
Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship
Savor a dinner on the ship made in the local style with fresh ingredients as you float gently down the Danube. Then, stroll along the ship’s boardwalk and take in the beauty of the majestic city of Budapest lit up around you, creating a magnificent start to your journey.
 
DAY 2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Enjoy breakfast on board and then head out to explore Budapest.
 
Full Day Activity Options
 
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.
 
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 at the park and be treated to live music by traditional Hungarian folk musicians. Challenge your fellow Adventurers to a goulash-making competition—and afterward, enjoy dining on this local favorite!
 
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:
 
Budapest Walking Food Tour
Take your taste buds on a fantastic food-filled tour of the many flavors of Budapest, including tastings at the Central Market Hall and other well-known venues.
 
Lunch on Board Ship or On Your Own in Budapest
Choose to dine on board the ship, or continue your exploration of Budapest and discover a lunch spot of your own among the many restaurants throughout the city.
 
On Your Own in Budapest
Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and sites of this wonderful city.
 
Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious dinner on board the ship with Budapest as a majestic backdrop.
 
DAY 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Breakfast On Board the Ship
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and get ready to explore Bratislava or Vienna.
 
Excursion to Bratislava, Slovakia
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is also its largest city and cultural center. Surrounded by the picturesque Little Carpathian mountains, Bratislava boasts a variety of architectural masterpieces ranging from famous castles and medieval towers to grand 20th-century buildings.
 
Bratislava Walking Tour
Discover the capital of Slovakia on this walking tour that leads you through picturesque streets as you learn fascinating historical facts, bizarre legends and amazing stories.
 
Lunch at Schloss Hof
Savor regional and classical cuisine featuring a variety of local flavors and seasonal specialties in this lovely restaurant nestled amidst the pastoral Manor Farm. The restaurant has indoor seating, as well as an outdoor dining terrace.
 
Explore Schloss Hof
Explore this extraordinary Baroque palace with its unique gardens and farm, which was Prince Eugene of Savoy’s country estate in the Marchfeld. Listen to costumed storytellers weave tales about Schloss Hof’s history, enjoy a Schnapps tasting experience and learn to waltz in the grand ballroom. 
 
Dinner On Board the Ship
Savor regional local foods as dinner is served aboard the ship before setting sail from Bratislava.
 
Karaoke Night On Board the Ship
Sing your heart out as you enjoy a familiar sing-along or tackle a soaring solo as everyone cheers you on.
 
DAY 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast and get ready for your adventures in Vienna.
 
Panoramic 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 Baroque. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that include a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.
 
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 you can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show. Then, enjoy a demonstration on how to make a famous regional treat—apple strudel!

On Your Own Lunch Time in Vienna or Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious lunch in Vienna, taking your pick of the many small restaurants offering various types of cuisine including traditional Viennese food. Also, visit the Naschmarkt—an open-air market that has existed since the 16th century—and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations. Or, you can explore Vienna on your own then enjoy a delicious lunch on board the ship.
 
Choose Your Afternoon Activity
 
OPTION A:
 
Take a Bike Ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey
This bike ride will be one to remember! The rarely seen but incredibly beautiful path to the Abbey is truly unforgettable. Klosterneuburg Abbey holds scores of historical artworks in its collections, ranging from the world-famous Verdun Altar from 1181 to a rich collection of gothic panel painting, magnificent Baroque works and modern paintings.
 
OPTION B:
 
On Your Own in Vienna
Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own—with 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. 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!
 
Enjoy Dinner on Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship and enjoy the sights of Vienna in the background.
 
Choose Your Evening Activity
 
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.
 
DAY 5 MELK, AUSTRIA
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your day of exploration.
 
Choose Your Morning Activity

OPTION A: 

Experience a Family-Run Apricot Farm
Visit a working apricot farm in a region that specializes in apricots and taste the products made there. Enjoy wine for the adults, juice for the kids, a tour of the vineyards—and the grove for all. Take home a jar of marmalade as a reminder of the visit!
 
OPTION B:
 
Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the 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 C:
 
This 1-hour bike ride is the perfect choice for those who desire a little less pedaling than our 4-hour option. Ride along the gorgeous Danube River, leisurely pedaling down a picturesque bike path towards Dürnstein.

Tour of the Countryside with a Bike Ride from Krems to Melk (Optional)
Take a serene 4-hour bike ride from Melk to Krems (via the storybook village of Dürnstein) and enjoy the pastoral landscape dotted with rolling Wachau Valley vineyards. Please note: due to the duration of this activity, Guests will miss a scenic sail and lunch on board the ship.
 
Enjoy Lunch On Board the Ship
Eat lunch aboard the ship as it serenely cruises through the Wachau Valley.
 
Explore the Famed 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.
 
Cultural Activities Around the Danube River
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.
 
Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
Rejoin your fellow Adventurers at dinner on board the ship.
 
On Your Own in Melk
Explore this picturesque city situated next to the Wachau Valley along the Danube. Visit some of its notable sites, including the city’s oldest building, the “House on the Rock,” which dates back to the 15th century. You’ll also find some lovely café’s and shops to enjoy.
 
DAY 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you venture into Salzburg.
 
Day Tours of Salzburg
Explore the picturesque city of Salzburg with a local expert as your guide, admiring its iconic spires, charming gardens and backdrop of green hills. View the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Monastery and Old Town as well as the hidden alleys and shops that line Getreidegasse in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hometown. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music!

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): 
 
Choose Your Day Activities
 
OPTION A:
 
Visit Mondsee
Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake, with imposing Drachenwand mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of Music. Plus, you'll enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant.
 
OPTION B:
 
Explore 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." Plus, enjoy a delicious meal in a local restaurant.
 
Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Linz as your backdrop.
 
Show off Your Pipes with The Sound of Music Sing-Along
Enjoy the movie The Sound of Music like never before as our Adventure Guides lead a spirited sing-along.
 
DAY 7 PASSAU, GERMANY
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Wake up to a tasty breakfast and get ready for your day's adventures.

Choose Your Morning Activity: 

OPTION A: 
 
Walking Tour of Passau
Enjoy a lovely themed walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th century period clothing. One of Passau's many highlights is St Stephen's Cathedral, with its 17,000 pipe organ. Included in the tour is a marzipan-making activity that will delight your sweet tooth—and give you enough to take some home and share.

OPTION B:

On Your Own in Passau
Explore the beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers converge. Browse the delightful shops that run from Old Town through the pedestrian zone to the “New Center.” Taste refreshing German beer at one of Passau's 5 breweries and sample some delicious Bavarian fare in one of the excellent restaurants, wine bars or pubs.

Lunch On Board the Ship
Enjoy a final lunch on board the ship.
 
Choose Your Afternoon Activity
 
OPTION A:
 
Climb the Famous Tree Path Kopfing
Climb on 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. Kids can enjoy playing on a giant slide and fun-filled adventure playground. After lunch, climb on 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. Kids can enjoy playing on a fun-filled adventure playground.
 
OPTION B:
 
Aldersbacher Brewery Tour & Tasting
Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Aldersbacher Brewery. A working brewery and museum, the Aldersbacher Brewery is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Enjoy a pretzel and drink while you tour the brewery and monastery.
 
Private Oktoberfest Reception
Get ready to party German-style at this private Oktoberfest celebration where costumed local entertainers show you the music, folk dancing, beer, pretzels and more that have made this a yearly event all across the world.
 
Dinner and Toast to Your Adventure at the Captain's Farewell Cocktail Party
Raise your glasses with the Captain as you say goodbye to your unforgettable adventure.
 
DAY 8 VILSHOFEN, GERMANY
Breakfast on Board the Ship
Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.
 
Transfers to Munich Airport (MUC)
Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime!
River Cruise Highlights
  • Dürnstein Castle: Walk among the ruins of one of the region's most popular sites and marvel at the incredible views.
  • Danube River Bike Ride: Pedal along the gorgeous river on this picturesque hour-long ride from Krems to Durnstein.
  • Lazar Equestrian Park: Delight in the horsemanship displayed in the amazing shows and meet some real Hungarian cowboys.
  • Tree Path Kopfing: Climb to the treetops and walk the rope bridges that offer amazing views of the majestic Austrian Alps.
  • Hallein Salt Mine Adventure: Tour this 7,000-year-old "white gold" mine and take a boat ride across an underground lake.
  • Salzburg: Explore the city's iconic landmarks, gardens and rolling hills made famous in the film, The Sound of Music.
  • Schönbrunn Palace Tour: Immerse yourself in true Baroque style on a private tour of Austria's most visited destination.
  • Budapest: Take in some of the world's most breathtaking views as you explore Hungary's capital city on the Danube River.
  • Mondsee: Bask in the beauty of this picturesque lakeside town and the Abbey that was featured in The Sound of Music.
  • Passau Walking Tour: Start the day with a tour of this lovely town with a local expert dressed in 18th century costume.
  • Vienna Tour: Discover the museums, architecture and history that make Vienna a hub of European culture.
  • Mozart & Strauss Concert: Hear the timeless music of these Austrian masters played in the renowned Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Schloss Hof: Listen to tales about the history of this Baroque palace where you'll learn to waltz and taste chocolates.
All This Included
Sail through the heart of Europe and enjoy 8 unforgettable destinations in 4 countries on the all-inclusive Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise—an exclusive sailing with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising.
 
  • 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • Authentic Cultural Activities
  • Private Sightseeing
  • Sophisticated Experiences for All Ages
  • Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities
  • English-Speaking Adventure Guides
  • Entrance Fees and Taxes Included
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaLea
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please Note: Some activities have limited capacity and are on a first come, first served basis.
  • 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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