Melodies of the Danube – July 26 – August 2, 2019


***AMA WATERWAYS Information Session***

July 24, 2018, 5pm – 7pm

Johnson Terrace @ Robins Center

23B Boatwright Dr, Henrico, VA 23229

Call Tour Plan @ 804 – 359-3217 Stella (x310) or  Bobbie(x311) for more info

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Melodies of the Danube

July 26 – August 2, 2019

Enjoy a fascinating 7 night Danube River Cruise on the AmaSonata from Budapest to Vilshofen!

Cruise Pricing from $2,700 per person

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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 three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. 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.

 

Itinerary

Day Destination Activities
July 26 Budapest EMBARKATION Illuminations cruise
July 27 Budapest “Queen of the Danube” tour; Free time
July 28 Bratislava “Coronation City” walking tour OR Tastes of Slovakia OR Bratislava Castle hike
July 29 Vienna City tour

Klosterneuburg Abbey bike tour OR Free time

July 30 Weissenkirchen

 

 

 

 

Scenic Cruising

 

Grein

Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey

OR Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour

OR Weissenkirchen walking tour and Melk Abbey

OR Dürnstein excursion with wine and apricot tastings

 

Strudengau Valley

 

Exclusive castle visit with private reception

July 31 Linz “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour OR Full-day Salzburg excursion OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour

Half-day Salzburg excursion OR Český Krumlov excursion OR Austrian Lake District excursion

August 1 Passau

 

 

Vilshofen

“City of Three Rivers” walking tour OR Passau bike tour OR Passau Castle hike Vilshofen

 

Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration

August 2 Vilshofen Disembarkation

Day 1, BUDAPEST – EMBARKATION. Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise past the capital’s glittering riverfront. (D)

Day 2, BUDAPEST. Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves under the city. 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. (B,L,D)

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. (B,L,D)

Day 4, VIENNA, AUSTRIA. The “City of Waltzes” 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 if you prefer a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

Day 5, WEISSENKIRCHEN – GREIN. After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. 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. For a more culinary-focused experience, 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. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk. 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, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D)

Day 6, LINZ. 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 Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

Day 7, PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN. Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. 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. (B,L,D)

Day 8, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION. Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (B)

INCLUSIONS

YOUR CRUISE COST INCLUSIONS:

  • Accommodations in your choice of category during the cruise
  • All gourmet meals onboard (Early Riser Coffee and Croissants, a Rich Buffet Breakfast, a Festive Lunch Buffet, Afternoon Tea & Coffee with cake, cookies & sandwiches and a Multi- Course-Dinner;
  • Free flowing red and white wine from the local regions, beer or soft drinks for lunch & dinner
  • Complimentary “Happy Hour” on five evenings before dinner
  • Choice of dining options at no additional cost including the main dining salon and an intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant where the Chef prepares the meal in person
  • Free coffee, tea, ice-water and iced-tea are included all day. Cappuccino, latte and espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals! Complimentary coffee & tea station 24/7
  • Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception & Gala Dinner as well as Captain’s Farewell Champagne Reception & Gala Dinner plus several theme-dinners
  • Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided free of charge in each cabin
  • Use of the swimming pool on the Sun Deck and the Wellness Center inside including fitness equipment
  • Complimentary use of the internet onboard (via flat-screen TV & keyboard in each stateroom and wireless in our two lounges)
  • Complimentary in-cabin movies
  • Elevator on board. Note: The elevator does not reach the Piano Deck nor the Sun Deck. • Nightly piano music; also during Afternoon Tea & Coffee Time
  • Our daily shore excursion program during the cruise with English-speaking guides. Use of our Quietvox headsets is also included at no additional cost.
  • Services of our professional English-speaking cruise director
  • Taxes & Gratuities (recommended): EURO 13 pp/ night for the entire crew; EURO 3 pp/night for the Cruise Director on board. They have been included at USD$141 pp for the 7-night cruise.
  • Port charges of $182 per person

OUR CRUISE RATES DO NOT INCLUDE:

  • Airfare
  • Airport transfers and pre- or post-land arrangements
  • All other beverages except the ones mentioned above
  • Use of the telephone in each cabin
  • Items purchased in the Gift Shop
  • Optional shore excursions that might be offered in addition to our daily included shore excursion program

Pricing – Significantly Discounted Compared to Brochure Pricing

Categories Price per Person (Double Occupancy) Discounted Cash Price Per Person (Double Occupancy) Description
E $2,779.00 $2,700.00 Piano Deck:  Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
D $2,983.00 $2,896.00 Piano Deck:  Fixed Windows, 160 sq. ft.
C $3,390.00 $3,292.00 Violin & Cello Deck:  French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.
BB $3,730.00 $3,622.00 Cello Deck:  French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
BA $3,866.00 $3,754.00 Violin Deck:  French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.
AB $4,002.00 $3,885.00 Cello Deck:  French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
AA $4,138.00 $4,018.00 Violin Deck:  French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft.
AA+ $4,546.00  $4,414.00 Violin Deck:  French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 290 sq. ft.
SS $5,022.00  $4,876.00 Violin Deck:  French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 300 sq. ft.

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deck plan

Cruise Pricing by Category

Cruise Itinerary for Melodies of the Danube

YOUR CRUISE COST INCLUSIONS

Melodies of the Danube FAQs

Melodies of the Danube Registration Form

Credit Card Authorization Form

Group Travel Insurance Brochure

AMA Waterways Website

For more information contact:

Stella Capocelli Carter or Bobbie Carey

Tour Plan International, Ltd.

4915 Fitzhugh Avenue, Richmond, VA 23230 Tel: (804) 359-3217

Bobbie – Ext. 311 or b.carey@tourplaninternational.com

Stella – Ext. 310 or s.capocelli@tourplaninternational.com

 

 

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