Melodies of the Danube
FRC-161089/154672 Danube
8 Nights from
£2,453
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Cruise prices are per person

Port Charges: Additional £112 per person

Single Suppl. for Cruise: 50% of twin price; Suites 100% of twin price.

Cabin Upgrades:

AmaCerto, AmaSerena, AmaStella & AmaViola

D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
BB Cello French/Outside Balcony £933
BA Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,066
AB Cello French/Outside Balcony £1,199
AA Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,333
AA+ Violin French/Outside Balcony £1,733
SS Violin French/Outside Balcony £2,133


AmaDante

D Piano Window £199
C Violin & Cello French Balcony £599
B Violin & Cello French Balcony £733
A Violin French Balcony £799
A+ Violin French Balcony £1,466
S Violin French Balcony £1,599

At A Glance

What's Included

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • “Viennese Wine and Music” evening
  • Wine tasting in Weissenkirchen
  • Cesky Krumlov excursion
  • All onboard meals
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tours and excursions
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Cocktail receptiona and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the ship
  • Spa & Fitness Room
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

What's Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone/fax calls, camera/video fees, medical expenses, airport departure tax, travel insurance, visas, excess baggage fees etc.
  • Salon & Massage Services
  • Beverages and food not on the regular table d’hôte menu
  • Governmental or local taxes/ fees and fuel surcharges
  • Airfare and overseas transfers
Itinerary
1
Day 1
Budapest, Hungary

The River Danube plays a vital role in the build-up of the Hungarian capital of Budapest. It flows right through the heart of the city and has led to the construction of seven magnificent bridges - which connect the old city of Buda, on the right bank, with more modern city of Pest, on the left bank. One of the city’s instantly recognisable highlights is the Hungarian parliament building – a spectacular structure which sits beside the Danube. Venture into Budapest, wander its many streets, and you will discover St. Matthias Church, which was originally built in Romanesque style in the 11th century, but later rebuilt in Gothic style, in the 14th century.

3
Day 3
Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is the Slovakian capital city and is situated in the south-western part of the country. The city is dominated by the four-towered 13th century Bratislava Castle, which provides views over Slovakia and the neighbouring nations of Austria and Hungary. Bratislava Castle was once home to the Austrian royal family until it was destroyed by fire in 1811, but has since been restored. The city is also home to the Gothic castle of St. Martin, which was the site of the coronation of many kings and queens throughout history.

4
Day 4
Vienna, Austria

The charming Austrian capital is situated on the River Danube and is a world-renowned centre for classical music, art, theatre and history. Home of the waltz, the Spanish Riding School, Sachertorte and Vienna Boys’ Choir, its central core is easily manageable by foot but excellent public transport is also available. The Schönbrunn Palace is the summer residence of Maria Theresia and the Hapsburgs and is one of the most iconic buildings in this great city.

Before 1806, Vienna was the seat of the Holy Roman Empire and later it became the capital of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and, in 1918, the capital of independent Austria which emerged from World War I as a republic. During WWII, Vienna was divided into five zones, but the 1955 State Treaty helped the country regain its independence and Vienna was once again the capital of a sovereign Austria.

5
Day 5
Wachau Valley, Austria

As one of the most beautiful stretches of river in Europe, the Wachau Valley extends for 24 miles along the Danube River between the Austrian towns of Krems and Melk. The scenery here includes hilltop castles, lush vineyards, dense forests and famous medieval monasteries. History can be uncovered from the Stone Age, else well as the periods of the Celts, the Romans and the Hapsburgs.

The Wachau Valley is one of the most prominent tourist destinations of Lower Austria. Along the route, you will find picturesque towns such as Aggstein, Willendorf and Durnstein, where King Richard the Lion-Heart of England was held captive by Duke Leopold V. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Wachau is famous for the apricots and grapes grown in the region, both of which are used to produce specialty liquors and wines like dry Rieslings and Grüner Veltliners.

5
Day 5
Melk, Austria

Situated in northeast Austria is the city of Melk – regarded as a gateway to the famous Wachau wine region. It is located at a meeting point of the Danube and Melk rivers and is home to a towering, yellow, baroque Abbey, which sits high above the Danube River. Inside the Abbey, you will find many interesting features including the Melk Cross, Abbey Library, Marble Room, and Collegiate Church. Elsewhere in the city, you will find a number of pretty Renaissance houses and the Schallaburg Castle.

5
Day 5
Durnstein, Austria

The riverside village of Durnstein sits on the banks of the River Danube, in the heart of the Wachau wine region. It is perhaps most famous for its hilltop ruin of Kunringer Castle, where Richard the Lionheart is said to have been held prisoner in 1192 by Duke Leopold V. Durnstein is also home to a number of old burgher houses, wine taverns, and 16th and 18th century townhouses. There is also an ornate blue and white-coloured Baroque church, which sits by the riverside and resembles and giant pepper pot.

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Day 6
Linz, Austria

The Austrian city of Linz sits on the banks of the Danube River, 100 miles west of Vienna. It is home to a number of historic buildings and landmarks including: the old castle; St. Martin’s Church; the Baroque Town Hall; the 13th century main square, which features a monument to the Holy Trinity; and the 17th century cathedral. More recently, Linz has developed into an important cultural centre, with a number of schools of art music; several museums; art galleries; libraries; opera houses; and theatres. Additionally, Linz provides a point of access from which to visit the city of Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart.

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Day 7
Passau, Germany

Resting at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers in Bavaria is the town of Passau. Lying on the border of Austria, Passau offers a unique and eclectic blend of German and Austria Baroque architecture. St Stephen’s Cathedral is the main focus for tourism in Passau and is a true masterpiece of Italian Baroque. The main attractions of the cathedral include a treasury, museum, Italian painted frescoes and the biggest European church organ, boasting 17,774 pipes.

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Day 8
Vilshofen, Germany

Vilshofen is a picturesque town in the German district of Passau, located where the rivers Vils and Wolfach flow into the Danube. Known as "the little three-river-town", it is often the starting point for many river cruises and features a riverside promenade and beautiful nature reserve. There are many great places to discover nearby, including the cathedral town of Passau; the "Western town" of Pullman City; the Rottal Spa Triangle of Bad Füssing, Bad Griesbach and Bad Birnbach; and the Bavarian Forest National Park.

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