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Magna On The Danube
8 Days

ITINERARY

Tour Overview:
Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes, and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. Apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz are only a few of the epicurean experiences you will indulge in. Vienna, home to a treasure trove of Baroque splendors, including its grand Schönbrunn Palace, gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur, while Budapest and Bratislava offer a vibrant mix of east and west. With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you will be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagna to its fullest—from al fresco dining to spinning with a view.

8 Days Cruise: Vilshofen to Budapest
Day 1: Embarkation – Vilshofen, Germany

Board the ultra-luxurious AmaMagna. In the evening, be treated to a Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration complete with music, beer and sausages. (B,D)


Day 2: Passau, Germany

Join a walking tour and marvel at Passau’s Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or take a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. You can also ride to Wernstein on a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)


Day 3: LINZ, Austria – Grein, Austria

Join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. In the afternoon, you can visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov. Later in the day, visit Greinburg Castle, the oldest residential castle in Austria. (B,L,D)


Day 4: Melk, Austria – Spitz, Austria

In the morning, you can visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube, or get active with a bike to Marbach before returning to Melk and the ship for lunch. During the afternoon, journey to Spitz and take a guided excursion to Dürnstein to stroll along the cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, with its famed church tower on a walking tour. Those who wish a more active adventure of the area can hike to the historic Dürnstein Fortress, cycle through Spitz to Emmersorf and back to Spitz, or hike around Spitz up to Rotes Tor. In the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine experience where you’ll enjoy some of the region’s famous wines. (B,L,D)


Day 5: Vienna, Austria

Vienna offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral; or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, visit the Palace of Schönbrunn, an exquisite example of Baroque architecture and opulence. Built as the summer residence of the Habsburg Emperors and spanning an astounding 1,441 rooms, this Rococo palace soon became one of their favorite homes. Your visit will include a guided tour of the Imperial apartments, the carriage museum and the equally impressive gardens. (B,L,D)


Day 6: Vienna – 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 special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike to its gleaming castle. (B,L,D)


Day 7: Budapest, Hungary

During the morning, sail toward Budapest, passing through the scenic Danube Bend where you’ll see some of Hungary’s oldest settlements, including Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city. (B,L,D)


Day 8: Disembarkation – Budapest

Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

Optional Nights Pre and Post Cruise:
Option 1: Add 2 Nights Munich Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Budapest Post-Cruise
Option 2: Add 3 Nights Prague Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Budapest Post-Cruise

 

8 Days Cruise: Budapest to Vilshofen
Day 1: Embarkation – Budapest, Hungary

Board the ultra-luxurious AmaMagna and settle into your stateroom. (B,D)


Day 2: Budapest

Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city. During the afternoon, sail out of Budapest, passing through the scenic Danube Bend where you’ll see some of Hungary’s oldest settlements, including Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. (B,L,D)


Day 3: 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 special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike to Bratislava’s gleaming castle. (B,L,D)


Day 4: Vienna, Austria

Vienna offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral; or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, visit the UNESCO-designated Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Built in the 18th century as an imperial summer residence, this magnificent 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. (B,L,D)


Day 5: Krems, Austria – Spitz, Austria

Krems, gateway to the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, is your starting point for a visit to the lovely Baroque village of Dürnstein. Stroll along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, with its famed church tower on a walking tour. For a more culinary-focused experience in Dürnstein, enjoy an apricot liqueur and brandy tasting and special apricot treats from a local boutique. Those who wish a more active adventure of the area can hike to historic Dürnstein Fortress or cycle from Krems to Dürnstein and back for lunch. During the afternoon, cruise through the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, where some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced—to Spitz. Once in Spitz, you can visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube; or get active with either a Spitz- Emmersdorf-Spitz bike tour or hiking adventure. During the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine experience where you’ll enjoy some of the regions famous wines, including Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. (B,L,D)


Day 6: Linz, Austria

Join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. In the afternoon, you can visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov. (B,L,D)


Day 7: Passau, Germany – Vilshofen, Germany

Join a walking tour and marvel at Passau’s Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or take a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. You can also ride to Wernstein on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, sail to the charming town of Vilshofen, where you’ll be treated to a festive Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration complete with music, beer and pretzels. (B,L,D)


Day 8: Vilshofen – Disembarkation

Bid farewell to the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)

Optional Nights Pre and Post Cruise: Add 2-Nights Budapest Pre-Cruise, 3 Nights Prague Post-Cruise


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DATES/PRICING/ACCOMMODATIONS

Departure (Vilshofen to Budapest): Jul 21, 2021
Cabin TypeDbl Occ.
Category E4099
Category D4598
Category AB6098
Category AA6298
Category SB6798
Category SA7298
Category GS11098
Category OS14098
Departure (Vilshofen to Budapest): Aug 18, 2021
Cabin TypeDbl Occ.
Category E3099
Category D3598
Category AB5098
Category AA5298
Category SB5798
Category SA6298
Category GS10098
Category OS13098
Optional Nights Pre and Post Cruise:
Add 2 Nights Munich Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Budapest Post-Cruise $1,500 per person
Add 3 Nights Prague Pre-Cruise and 2 Nights Budapest Post-Cruise $1,460 per person
Departure (Budapest to Vilshofen): Aug 25, 2021
Cabin TypeDbl Occ.
Category E3199
Category D3698
Category AB5198
Category AA5398
Category SB5898
Category SA6398
Category GS10198
Category OS13198
Optional Nights Pre and Post Cruise:
Add 2-Nights Budapest Pre-Cruise, 3 Nights Prague Post-Cruise $1,460 per person
* Minimum 2 passengers
* Single travelling alone price is available upon request.

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INCLUSIONS

Inclusions:

  • 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

Deck Plan – AmaMagna:

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