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The Romantic Danube

Cruising through Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations, embarking in Vilshofen followed by 7 nights cruising to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, visit Europe's largest pipe organ, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.


About this UnTour Cruise

Itinerary Highlights

Regensburg, Germany; Vilshofen; Passau; Linz, Austria; Gmunden; Melk; Krems; Vienna; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary Germany, Central & Eastern Europe

What's included

  • Seven nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Most staterooms offer French balconies or revolutionary Twin Balconies
  • Life enriching tours and excursions daily
  • "Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights" excursions
  • State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library and English language TV stations
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
  • Multiple dining venues on select vessels
  • Free-flowing red and white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
  • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special highlights including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and piano music
  • Bicycles to explore on your own and guided bicycle tours
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All transfers - only with the purchase of cruise, land, and air package
  • All local taxes

Itinerary

Note: Itinerary is reversed on certain dates.

Day 1, EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN

Enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. (D)

Day 2, VILSHOFEN - PASSAU

Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill. (B,L,D)

Day 3, LINZ, AUSTRIA

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 Linz's old city center 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 in 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, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 4, WEISSENKIRCHEN-MELK – KREMS

Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

Day 5, VIENNA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 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 6, 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 culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. *Please Note: Wine Cruise itineraries are modified and will not visit Bratislava. Instead of visiting Bratislava, guests will enjoy visiting the charming winemaking town of Gobelsberg. (B,L,D)

Day 7, BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)

Day 8, DISEMBARKATION - DEPART BUDAPEST

Your cruise comes to an end as you transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. (B)


Excursions

All excursions are included. Please see Itinerary.


Post Trip Options

3 nights hotel accommodation in Prague including tours and daily buffet breakfast.

2 nights hotel accommodation in Munich including tours and daily buffet breakfast.

The Romantic Danube Cruise links well with our UnTours in Hungary - Budapest. There may be a few gap days between cruise and UnTour. Inquire for details.


Ship

AmaLea

Launching in 2018, AmaLea (like her sister ship, the 156-passenger AmaKristina) is inspired by luxury yachts and designed to host an elegant and distinctive river cruise experience. Most of the ship’s spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms have twin balconies (outside and indoor areas) so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. On its sun deck, you can enjoy a dip in the heated pool as the scenery passes. The stunning main lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for nightly entertainment. Enjoy multi-course gourmet meals and regional wines in multiple dining venues, and enjoy the ship’s service and amenities while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

Ship Features

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sun deck with heated pool and swim-up bar and whirlpool
  • Comfortable common spaces and scenics decks
  • Award-winning dining featuring locally inspired cuisine and regional wines
  • Multiple dining venues, including the Chef’s Table with tasting menu
  • Fitness room, plus a walking/running track on the sun deck
  • A comfortable main lounge and bar with entertainment
  • Bicycles for guest use and optional cycle tours
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the ship
  • Massage service and hair salon
  • Glass elevator, reading lounge, gift shop and more
  • 24-hour premium coffee station

Stateroom Amenities

  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Bathrobes and premium toiletries
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment system providing TV and on-demand movies and music
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Adjoining rooms and triples available
  • In-room temperature control
  • Suites feature extra seating and bathtubs

Cabin Types Upper Deck (Violin)

  • Suite-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 350 sq. ft.
  • Category AA-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 235 sq. ft.
  • Category BA-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 210 sq. ft.
  • Category CA-French Balcony; 170 sq. ft.
  • Category CB-French Balcony; 155 sq. ft.

Middle Deck (Cello)

  • Category AB-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 235 sq. ft.
  • Category BB-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 210 sq. ft.
  • Category CA-French Balcony; 170 sq. ft.

Lower Deck (Piano)

  • Category D-fixed Panoramic Window; 160 sq. ft.
  • Category E-fixed Panoramic Window; 160 sq. ft.

AmaSonata

With scenic decks, comfortable common areas, and a high level of service, the AmaSonata offers guests a distinctive river cruise experience. The vessel, introduced in 2014, was inspired by classic ocean yachts and offers spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms, many with twin balconies (outside and inside areas), so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. The ship’s main lounge offers a bar, comfortable seating, and nightly entertainment. Dining on the ship happens in multiple venues, with locally inspired multi-course menus and regional wines. The sun deck features a pool, soaring views, and a walking track.

Ship Features

  • Multiple outdoor decks offering unimpeded panoramic views
  • Sun deck with heated pool and swim-up bar
  • Comfortable common spaces and scenics decks
  • Award-winning dining featuring locally inspired cuisine and regional wines
  • Multiple dining venues, including the Chef’s Table with tasting menu
  • Fitness room, plus a walking/running track on the sun deck
  • A comfortable main lounge and bar with entertainment
  • Bicycles for guest use and optional cycle tours
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the ship
  • Massage service and hair salon
  • Glass elevator, reading lounge, gift shop and more
  • 24-hour premium coffee station

Stateroom Amenities

  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Bathrobes and premium toiletries
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment system providing TV and on-demand movies and music
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • In-room temperature control
  • Suites feature extra seating and bathtubs

Cabin Types Upper Deck (Violin)

  • Suite-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 300 sq. ft.
  • Category AA+-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 290 sq. ft.
  • Category AA-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 235 sq. ft.
  • Category BA-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 210 sq. ft.
  • Category C-French Balcony; 170 sq. ft.

Middle Deck (Cello)

  • Category AB-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 235 sq. ft.
  • Category BB-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 210 sq. ft.
  • Category C-French Balcony; 170 sq. ft.

Lower Deck (Piano)

  • Category D-fixed Panoramic Window; 160 sq. ft.
  • Category E-fixed Panoramic Window; 160 sq. ft.

AmaViola

The AmaViola offers guests a comfortable and distinctive river cruise experience. Most of its spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms offer twin balconies (outside and inside areas). Inspired by luxury yachts and designed to maximize the enjoyment of every guest, the 156-passenger AmaViola was introduced in 2016. On its sun deck, you can enjoy a dip in the heated pool as the scenery passes. The stunning main lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for nightly entertainment. Enjoy multi-course gourmet meals in multiple dining venues, and enjoy the ship’s service and amenities while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

Ship Features

  • Sun deck with heated pool and swim-up bar
  • Comfortable common spaces and scenics decks
  • Award-winning dining featuring locally inspired cuisine and regional wines
  • Multiple dining venues, incluing the Chef’s Table with tasting menu
  • Fitness room, plus a walking/running track on the sun deck
  • A comfortable main lounge and bar with entertainment
  • Bicycles for guest use and optional cycle tours
  • Wi-Fi access throughout the ship
  • Massage service and hair salon
  • 24-hour premium coffee station

Stateroom Amenities

  • Deluxe hotel-style bedding with Egyptian linen, down pillows and duvet
  • Spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads
  • Bathrobes and premium toiletries
  • Large wardrobe, full-length mirror, hair dryer, safe and direct-dial telephone
  • Flat-screen TV that also works as a computer
  • Entertainment system providing TV and on-demand movies and music
  • Complimentary bottled water replenished daily
  • Adjoining rooms and triples available
  • In-room temperature control
  • Suites feature extra seating and bathtubs

Cabin Types Upper Deck (Violin)

  • Suite-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 350 sq. ft.
  • Category AA-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 235 sq. ft.
  • Category BA-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 210 sq. ft.
  • Category CA-French Balcony; 170 sq. ft.
  • Category CB-French Balcony; 155 sq. ft.

Middle Deck (Cello)

  • Category AB-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 235 sq. ft.
  • Category BB-French Balcony & Outside Balcony; 210 sq. ft.
  • Category CA-French Balcony; 170 sq. ft.

Lower Deck (Piano)

  • Category D-fixed Panoramic Window; 160 sq. ft.
  • Category E-fixed Panoramic Window; 160 sq. ft.

Disclaimer

Our staff have inspected this cruise and the above description and photographs reflect what they saw at that time. It is possible that the supplier has made changes to the cruise without our knowledge. While we do our best to keep up with any changes or improvements made to our cruises, we cannot guarantee that everything in the above description will be accurate.

Starting at $3199
Package includes

  • Seven nights deluxe cruise accommodation
  • Tours and excursions daily
  • "Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights" excursions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special program & events
  • Bicycles on demand and guided bicycle tours
  • All transfers with the purchase of cruise, land, and air package
  • All local taxes

Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Port Charges
  • Tips and Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance