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.
AAA Member Benefit
- $300 per stateroom savings plus a welcome gift.
AAA Vacations Benefit
- Save up to $200 and receive $150 onboard credit per stateroom on select sailings plus a welcome gift.
- **WAVE OFFER: Save up to $2,000 plus receive a Complimentary Stateroom Upgrade and $100 onboard credit per stateroom
- Choice of immersive shore excursions in every port
- Hiking and biking tours
- A variety of dining venues
- La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
- Unlimited fine wine and beer with lunch and dinner
- Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
- Wellnesss Program with Dedicated Host
Melodies of the Danube Itinerary
DAY 1 EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship.
DAY 2 BUDAPEST
Your city tour begins with a visit to 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, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below.
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 up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.
DAY 4 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Your city tour showcases 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, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city.
DAY 5 WEISSENKIRCHEN – GREIN
Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey OR opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. OR join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. OR join a guided bike tour to Melk or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle.
DAY 6 LINZ, AUSTRIA
Opt for 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. OR 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. Later in the day, visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov.
DAY 7 PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN
Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. OR choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, OR a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive.
DAY 8 VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Vilshofen and the melodies of Danube.
*Rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in a Category E stateroom. Promotional rate is valid on select departures for new FIT bookings made from January 1 – March 31, 2020. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy; Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. AAA Vacations® amenities are applicable to select 2020 departures. AAA Vacations® amenities receive $500 savings per stateroom based on double occupancy (solo travelers receive half) and Onboard credit is $150 per stateroom (solo travelers receive half) on select departures. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, stateroom upgrades, land programs, roundtrip airfare, and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply. Registration as a seller of travel does not constitute approval by the State of California. CST#2065452-20.
**All rates are per person in USD for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level stateroom unless stated otherwise. Onboard credit of $100 per stateroom ($50 per person) is based on double occupancy in USD and can be applied towards all onboard purchases. Promotional rates are valid on select departures for new bookings only made from January 1 – March 31, 2019. Savings are per stateroom, based on double occupancy, solo travelers will receive half. Complimentary upgrades are applicable to guests booked in categories E, D, C, B, CB, CA, B, A, BB, BA, and AB; offer includes one like-to-like category upgrade, excluding suites; and is subject to availability at time of booking. Offers are combinable with AmaWaterways’ Past Passenger Privilege Program and Future Cruise Benefit Program. Offers are not combinable with any other promotions, limited to availability, capacity controlled, and subject to change/termination without notice. Port charges, optional land programs, airfares and gratuities are additional. Other restrictions apply.