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  • Parliament Building, Budapest, Hungary
  • Danube River, Budapest, Hungary
  • King Saint Stephen's sculpture, Budapest, Hungary

Melodies of the Danube - Budapest to Vilshofen

8-day cruise from £2,699 pp incl. flights

Special offer: Free flights Offer


In Brief

  • 2 Nights Budapest
  • 2 Nights Vienna
  • 1 Night Grein
  • 1 Night Linz
  • 2 Nights Vilshofen


Recommended for:
River cruise

  • Cruise in all-inclusive style as cycling tours, guided walks and wine tastings showcase the unique customs and flavours of the Danube
  • Enjoy award-winning cuisine with an exclusive La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining experience
  • Look out for selected sailings on AMA’s newest luxury ship, AmaLea

Day by day itinerary

Days 1-2
UK to Budapest, Hungary

Fly into Budapest to board your luxury river ship. Then, in the evening, enjoy your first Sip and Sail Cocktail Hour – complimentary wine, beer and spirits included – before a welcome dinner gives you your first taste of gourmet experiences that lie ahead. And, as you get to know your fellow travellers, you’ll take in the capital’s illuminations as you sail alongside the glittering riverbank. The next day, guided sightseeing tours will introduce you to the twin cities of Buda and Pest as you visit Heroes’ Square, Castle Hill and the impressive Matthias Church.

Day 3

Having sailed overnight, you’ll awake in Slovakia’s capital, stepping past its forest-fringed riverbank to enjoy a walking tour of its pastel-hued Old Town. Having paused to admire the Rococo-style grandeur of the 18th-century Mirbach Palace and the Gothic spires of St Martin’s Cathedral, you’ll also have some free time to explore on you own before sailing west to Vienna. Here, after dinner, you’ll experience two of the city’s great passions with a traditional wine and music evening at a tavern on the city’s outskirts.

Day 4

Experience Vienna’s timeless elegance with a choice of three excursions. The first, an expert-led city tour, takes in everything from the grand Opera House to the Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors followed by a guided walk through the World Heritage-listed city centre. Alternatively, take in some of Vienna’s hidden treasures such as the Ankeruhr Clock in the Hoher Markt, or join a cycling trip along the riverbank and through the pretty Donauopark with its rose, herb and moorland gardens. Then, in the afternoon, there’s the chance to join a further bike ride, this time to the 12th-century Augustinian monastery of Klosterneuburg.

Day 5
Weissenkirchen / Dürnstein / Grein

You’ll reach the Wachau Valley this morning for your next choice of tours. There’s the chance to explore Dürnstein’s winding cobblestones followed by a wine tasting, take a guided walk to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was held to ransom, or taste delicious apricots and a selection of local sweets. Then, returning to the ship, you’ll cruise further through the spectacular Wachau Valley to visit the Benedictine Abbey in Melk to marvel at its unique collection of religious relics, from jewel-studded crosses to a priceless collection of medieval manuscripts.

Day 6

Today begins with a tour, either by bike or on foot, through Austria’s second largest city, Linz, comparing its historic centre with the ultra-modern Ars Electronica, a showcase for digital art, media and culture. You’ll then have another decision to make, this time between the musical delights of Salzburg – birthplace of Mozart and setting for The Sound of Music – Cesky Krumlov’s quaint terracotta jumble and the scenic beauty of the Austrian Lake District.

Days 7-8

After a walking tour of Passau, whose cobblestone streets are lined with an impressive array of Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, you’ll cruise on to Vilshofen. Here, you’ll enjoy an Oktoberfest celebration complete with Bavarian beer and traditional music and dancing before your flight home on day eight. There’s also the chance to extend your trip with a three-night post-cruise stay in Munich while, for those with even more time, it’s also possible to add on a pre-cruise package in Prague, transforming this weeklong sailing into a two-week, tailor-made break.



Any element of this cruise can be adjusted to suit your needs. Just contact us to find out more.

8-day cruise on board AmaLea (AmaWaterways Cruises) from £2,699 incl. flights

Departure: 12 August 2018

Category CB: £2,699
Category BB: £3,199
Suite: £4,499

Free flights Offer

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