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With the AmaWaterways Legendary Danube River Cruise delve into Europe’s history starting in the perfectly preserved medieval city of Nuremberg and concluding in Budapest. In between, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal, across the Continental Divide and through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley. Explore medieval Regensburg and visit Vienna where imperial dynasties built a harmonious blend of architectural wonders. Throughout your journey, get a feel for the land by biking and hiking, and sampling delicate wines and hearty beers.

Call for a catalog!  Multiple Danube dates and itineraries available.

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Award Winning AmaWaterways

AmaWaterways has been recognized as an innovator in the industry by the largest voting block of agents in history, at the 2018 Travvy Awards. AmaWaterways won the prestigious gold award in 5 different categories:

• Best River Cruise Line – Overall
• Best River Cruise Line – Europe
• Best River Cruise Line – Asia
• Best River Cruise Line – Africa
• Best Cruise Ship – River Cruise (AmaKristina)

In 2019 AmaWaterways will continue to transform river cruising with three new state-of-the-art ships as well as an expanded selection of included excursions with more choices.

Now is the perfect time to start planning your 2019 vacation!  Early booking discounts available.

  • Call for Cabin Availabity & Pricing PRICING (based on double occupancy)*
    Cruise Only From (category E) depending on date selected $3,599* **
    Additional 3 nights Prague  $840*
    Port charges $182
    Travel Protection Call for quote
    Deposit $400
    SAVE  Early booking discounts may be available.
    $100 Privilege Rewards  Past AMA guest discount (if applicable).
    * Call for single supplement, some sailings may waive single supplement.
    ** Cruise price and airfare depends on itinerary, cabin selection & departure date selected; air pricing available approximately 11 months prior to departure.
    Cancellation policy: if insurance is not purchased, cancellation charges will be assessed as follows: cancellation charges are per-person, based on the cancellation date, as follows:
    (i) more than 121 days before departure: $200 loss of deposit;
    (ii) 120-90 days before departure: $400 loss of deposit;
    (iii) 89-60 days before departure: 35% of cruise or cruise tour price;
    (iv) 59-30 days before departure: 50% of cruise or cruise tour price;
    (v) 29-07 days before departure: 80% of cruise or cruise tour price;
    (vi) 6 days or less before departure: 100% of cruise or cruise tour price.
    Cancellation charges also apply to additional charges for upgrades, transfers and other pre-purchased services. Protection plan premiums are non-refundable. Additional cancellation fees apply for air tickets. After travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise or cruise/tour.
    A valid passport is required with expiration greater than 6 months from return date
    • Operated by AMAWATERWAYS
    • Home pick-up/return Indy metro area; call for air quote
    • Prices are per person, double occupancy, and are subject to availability.
    • Call for pre/post-trip hotel
    • 7-night deluxe cruise, state-of-the-art river cruise vessel with spacious outside staterooms.
    • Daily sightseeing program as outlined in the Itinerary
    • Superb dining with all meals included during your cruise
    • Optional: 3 nights hotel accommodation in Prague at the Old Town Hilton or similar, including daily buffet breakfast; transfer to ship in Vilshofen.
    • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
    • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner
    • Special Highlights including Folklore Dances, Lectures, Theme Dinner, onboard Music Performances and afternoon & evening Piano Music.
    • Use of bicycles to explore on you own and guided bicycle tours
    • Complimentary WI-Fi access on board
    • Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
    • All English Language onboard in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
    • Services of Professional Cruise Director
    • All local taxes for inclusions
  • DAY 0: DEPART USA (overnight flight)
    Board your overnight flight to Prague, Czech Republic. (IFM)

    DAY 1: ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC (optional pre-cruise)
    Arrive in Prague and check-in to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. Old Town Hilton Hotel or similar

    DAY 2: PRAGUE (optional pre-cruise)
    Discover fairy-tale Prague via a city tour or a hike.  Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive and vibrant 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, home to Astronomical Clock. Old Town Hilton Hotel or similar (B)

    DAY 3: PRAGUE (optional pre-cruise)
    Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery dating back to 993.  Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity., so much so, the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world.  The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro-establishments offering a huge range of styles. Join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech’s beer some of the very best in the world.  Old Town Hilton Hotel or similar (B)

    DAY 4: NUREMBERG, GERMANY
    Embark your ship in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg.(D)

    DAY 5: NUREMBERG
    You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided tour through Nuremberg’s beautiful medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendary fountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center Nazi Party Rally Grounds. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, and Courtroom 600, if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and lebkuchen (gingerbread). En route to Regensburg, you’ll cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal.(B, L, D)

    DAY 6: REGENSBURG
    Explore one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities Regensburg on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. Alternatively, sample some Bavarian specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels, and for those who wish to be more active, join a bike tour to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens  (B, L, D)

    DAY 7: PASSAU-LINZ, AUSTRIA
    Enjoy a walking tour along Passau’s cobblestone streets admiring the Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For guests looking for a more active morning, you can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views overlooking three rivers. Later in the day, set sail for Linz (B, L, D)

    DAY 8: MELK-VIENNA
    Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. Alternatively, you can join a guided bike tour that takes you through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley; or go on a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, famed church tower. Later in the day, set sail through the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley. (B, L, D)

    DAY 9: VIENNA
    The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and on your city tour, you’ll see many of them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then afterwards, visit the grand St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. During the afternoon, spend leisure time exploring this iconic city even more.  (B, L, D)

    DAY 10: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
    You cannot help but fall in love with Budapest, known as the “Queen of the Danube.” Your city tour begins with 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 the 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 11: DISEMBARKATION / Depart BUDAPEST / Fly home
    Bid farewell to Budapest and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight. Ask about adding additional nights in Budapest to your tour from $150 per person double occupancy per night. (B)

  • AmaWaterways Legendary Danube River Cruise

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    Image Courtesy Ing. Libor Svacek © The Town of Cesky Krumlov

    Image by Ing. Libor Savacek © The Town of Cesky Krumlov

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Call Interlude Tours today to book your AmaWaterways Danube River Cruise! (317) 913-0387

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