2020 AAA Oregon/Idaho President’s Cruise

Budapest Parliament on the Romantic Danube

Join AAA Oregon/Idaho President and CEO, Tim Morgan and his wife, Missi, on an enchanting journey along the Danube, a river that has captivated writers, musicians, and artists throughout the centuries. Cruise from Vilshofen, Germany, through Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, visiting remarkably preserved towns and villages that appear untouched by the passage of time. From grand fortresses perched high above the Danube to iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor.

 

 

AAA President’s Cruise Exclusives

  • Exclusive AAA Private Excursion
  • Pre-paid gratuities

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Itinerary

Day 1, VILSHOFEN – EMBARKATION

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 have the choice to visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov, or the Austrian Lake District, a famed resort area. 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 Spitz 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 or hike around Spitz. In the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine festival 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

Enjoy a morning scenic cruise through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley before arriving in Bratislava. 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, BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION

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

 

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*Prices are per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Itinerary is subject to change. AAA member discount is included in above prices. International airfare and port charges are additional. Restrictions may apply.