DAY 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2 BUDAPEST
Once the co-capital of the Austro-Hungarian empire (along with Vienna), Budapest is one of Europe’s most regal and storied cities—and many of its most iconic sights can be seen right off the banks of the Danube. Today’s tour takes you to another side of Budapest to the Jewish Quarter, where there are some real treasures. The Great Synagogue, the largest Synagogue in Europe and the second largest in the world, located in Dohány Street represents the beating heart of this quarter. Other prominent attractions include the Holocaust Memorial, a weeping willow tree with the names of Hungarian Jews killed during the Holocaust inscribed on each leaf; and the Shoes on the Danube, a memorial to the Budapest Jews who were shot by Arrow Cross militiamen between 1944 and 1945. (B)
DAY 3 BUDAPEST – EMBARKATION
Check out of your hotel to board your luxurious ship. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise around Budapest’s famed Parliament building as at night, the city virtually glitters as these landmarks are awash in lights. (B,D)
DAY 4 BUDAPEST
Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes’ Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves and caverns under the city. Enjoy a day of golfing at Pannoia Country Club: a championship course planned by Austrian designer Hans G. Erhardt, the Pannonia Country Club's 18 holes are dotted with lakes that come into play during a round, replete with hilly greens to challenge golfers of all levels. The course is bound on one side by the Etyek wine region and has played host to multiple international and national events sanctioned by the European Golf Association. (B).
DAY 5 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Today's golf program takes place Penati Country Club. Senica, Slovakia, is home to the Penati Golf Resort and its famed Legend course. A design of Nicklaus Design, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, this course offers undulating fairways, a diversity of greens, and challenging bunkers. It is home to the longest hole in Europe (15th hole) and hosts the Slovakian Open. (B,L,D)
DAY 6 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or, 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. (B,L,D)
DAY 7 WEISSENKIRCHEN – GREIN
After reaching Weissenkirchen, make your way to Austria's Diamond Country Club. A design of Englishman Jeremy Perf, the Diamond Course at Austria's Diamond Country Club offers golfers a shot at the European Tour standard. The manicured course sits within a stunning natural setting and includes beautiful and fair water hazards. This course hosts the Lyoness Austrian Open. (B,L,D)
DAY 8 LINZ
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 center, 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 the old city center of Linz 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 excursion to 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, Ceský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
DAY 9 PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN
Discover Beckenbauer course at Hartl Resorts. Designed by Bernhard Langer, the Beckenbauer course is nestled into the floodplain of Germany's River Rott and offers water features at several holes. This course hosts the Porsche European Open. (B,L,D)
DAY 10 VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION – REGENSBURG – PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Depart the ship and drive through the countryside to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, which you’ll discover on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. After touring Regensburg, continue your journey on to Prague. (B)
DAY 11 PRAGUE
Discover Prague with a choice of a city tour or a castle hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, where you will find the famous Astronomical Clock. (B)
DAY 12 PRAGUE
Head to Albatross Golf Course on the outskirts of Prague. This 18-hole layout from course designer Keith Preston covers a hilly 200 acres. A creek and lakes will come into play during its 18 holes, which are characterized by big greens that can test any golfer. The course hosts the Czech Open. (B,L)
DAY 13 DEPART PRAGUE
Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
Imagine golfing at world-class courses in different countries all on one trip. Imagine not having to organize tee times, transportation, club cleaning and so on. Imagine having your favorite luxury hotel follow you wherever you go with everything you need for the perfect vacation. AmaWaterways has created a match made in heaven to enable you to do just that—luxury river cruising and golf.
AmaWaterways’ Exclusive Concierge Golf Program includes 7 nights on board our newest and most innovative ship to date, AmaMagna, sailing along the iconic Danube and taking you to some of Europe’s most prestigious golf courses.
With this seamless golfing experience, guests are transferred from ship to course and back by private luxury Mercedes. Once on the course, you need only golf and enjoy—your tee time, practice balls and golf cart are prepared in advance, and after your round enjoy lunch in the course clubhouse. When it’s time to transfer back to the AmaMagna, your clubs will be cleaned and ready for the next course on your golf adventure.
In addition to the wonderful selection of experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, AmaWaterways Exclusive Concierge Golf Program provides an excellence golfing experience from the moment you arrive to the moment you bid us farewell. What's included:
Concierge service, including club care
Private luxury Mercedes transportation to and from courses
A la carte lunch at each course with beer and wine
1 round per golfer at each golf course
1 shared golf cart per round
1 range token per round
1 Welcome Packet: a dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls per golfer, 1 pitch repair tool, 4 or 5 course guides, leather shoe bag
Club cleaning after each round
Beckenbauer Course, Hartl Resort, Germany
Designed by Bernhard Langer, the Beckenbauer course is nestled into the floodplain of Germany's River Rott and offers water features at several holes. This course hosts the Porsche European Open.
The Diamond Course, Diamond Country Club, Austria
A design of Englishman Jeremy Perf, the Diamond Course at Austria's Diamond Country Club offers golfers a shot at the European Tour standard. The manicured course sits within a stunning natural setting and includes beautiful and fair water hazards. This course hosts the Lyoness Austrian Open.
Penati Golf Resort, Slovakia
Senica, Slovakia, is home to the Penati Golf Resort and its famed Legend course. A design of Nicklaus Design, founded by golf legend Jack Nicklaus, this course offers undulating fairways, a diversity of greens, and challenging bunkers. It is home to the longest hole in Europe (15th hole) and hosts the Slovakian Open.
Pannonia Country Club, Hungary
A championship course planned by Austrian designer Hans G. Erhardt, the Pannonia Country Club's 18 holes are dotted with lakes that come into play during a round, replete with hilly greens to challenge golfers of all levels. The course is bound on one side by the Etyek wine region and has played host to multiple international and national events sanctioned by the European Golf Association.
Albatross Golf Course, Czech Republic
This 18-hole layout from course designer Keith Preston covers a hilly 200 acres on the outskirts of Prague. A creek and lakes will come into play during its 18 holes, which are characterized by big greens that can test any golfer. The course hosts the Czech Open. (Only available with purchase of Prague hotel/land extension)
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
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
Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
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
Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
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
Personal headset for easy exploration
Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways
2 nights hotel in Budapest at the Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge (or similar) and transfer to ship
Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to Regensburg and then on to Prague
3 nights hotel in Prague at the InterContinental (or similar)
Budapest: Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge (or similar)
Cruising: Cabin onboard AmaMagna
Prague: InterContinental (or similar)
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.