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Ring in the holiday season while sailing through the heart of Europe along the Danube River! Travel to 7 unforgettable destinations in 3 countries on an 8-day/7-night Adventures by Disney vacation. This exclusive sailing with AmaWaterways—a leader in luxury river cruising—will make your holidays very merry.

  • 7 night river cruise aboard AmaLea
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Authentic cultural activities and private sightseeing
  • Sophisticated Experiences for All Ages
  • Exclusive Insider-Access Opportunities
  • English-Speaking Adventure Guides
  • Entrance Fees to attractions
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Transfers
December 21, 2024 Cruise Only
Adults (12+) from $5829
Kids (0-11) from $5229
Taxes and Fees are included
Rates in USD – Per person based on double occupancy


  • Christmas markets
    Celebrate the spirit of the holiday season with stops to shop for local crafts and gifts at festive market.
  • Salzburg
    Explore the city’s iconic landmarks, gardens and rolling hills made famous in the film The Sound of Music.
  • Lazar Equestrian Park
    Delight the horsemanship displayed in the amazing shows and meet some real Hungarian cowboys.
  • Vienna Tour
    Discover the museums, architecture, and history that make Vienna a hub for European culture.
  • Schonbrunn Palace Tour
    Immerse yourself in true Baroque style on a private tour of Austria’s most visited destination.
  • Passau Walking Tour
    Start the day with a tour of this lovely town with a local expert dressed in 18th century costume.
  • Mozart & Strauss Concert
    Hear the timeless music of the Austrian masters played in the renowned Schonbrunn Palace
  • Mondsee
    Bask in the beauty of this picturesque lakeside town and the Abbey that was featured in The Sound of Music.

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary (D)

  • Arrive in Budapest
    Get ready for adventure as you board the ship—your home for the next 7 nights.
  • Welcome Dinner On Board the Ship
    Gather together with your fellow Adventurers and sit down for your first meal together—a delectable multi-course meal featuring traditional regional specialties
    A bird’s eye view of Budapest, Hungary in winter

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast on Board the Ship
    Enjoy a lovely morning meal before heading out on a day of adventure in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Choose a Full-Day Option:
    • OPTION A:
      Visit Budapest Central Market Hall
      Shop like a local as you take in the sights, foods and arts and crafts of Budapest’s largest indoor market, which has been restored to its stunning neo-Gothic beauty.
      Lazar Equestrian Park
      This rolling, pastoral, bucolic family estate is a combination of a working farm and an entertainment venue featuring the famed masters of horsemanship—the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, see Hungarian cowboys known as “csikósoks” in action, be entertained by a delightful horse show, learn how to make goulash and meet farm animals up close at a petting zoo. You’ll also enjoy lunch accompanied by traditional Hungarian folklore musicians.
      Panoramic City Tour of Budapest
      Witness some of the most striking views and vistas to be seen anywhere in the world. Nature combines with art to astonish you as you absorb the sheer wonder that is Budapest.
    • OPTION B:
      Walking Food Tour of Budapest
      Enjoy the many wonderful sites and flavors of Budapest as you walk through Hungary’s capital city, stopping for tastings of local fare at the Central Market Hall and other well-known venues.
      Lunch On Board the Ship or On Your Own in Budapest
      Choose to dine onboard the ship or discover your own lunch spot from the many local restaurants throughout the city.
      On Your Own Time in Budapest
      Spend time exploring the site of this amazing city on your own. Check out the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Jewish Quarter and many of the other captivating areas and locations in the city.
  • Dinner On Board the Ship
    Meet up with your fellow Adventurers to dine on a delicious meal as you swap stories from your first adventure-filled day.

A Christmas Market in front of a church, with a lit Christmas tree and a holly archway

Day 3: Vienna, Austria (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast On Board the Ship
    Enjoy a buffet breakfast before heading out for a day full of adventure in Vienna.
  • Panoramic City Tour of Vienna
    Take a motor coach tour of Vienna—the jewel of Austria—featuring beautiful historic and contemporary architecture throughout. Discover fascinating details about this grand city that was home to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Sigmund Freud and many more.
  • Tour of Historic Schönbrunn Palace
    Enjoy a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace (translated as “beautiful spring”)—one of the most magnificent palaces in the Hapsburg territory. Learn the rich history of this World Cultural Heritage site, a testament to the Baroque style. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that boast a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.
  • Junior Adventurer Activities at Schönbrunn Palace
    Junior Adventurers enjoy visiting the Palace’s Children’s Museum and dressing up in historical garb. Children’s activities are hosted by Adventure Guides.
  • Private Marionette Show
    Vienna is famous for its marionettes—and at Schönbrunn Palace the whole family can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show.
  • Strudel-Making at Schönbrunn Palace
    After the marionette show, enjoy a demonstration on how to make a famous regional treat—apple strudel!
  • On Your Own Lunch Time in Vienna or Lunch On Board the Ship
    Enjoy a delicious lunch in Vienna, taking your pick of the many small restaurants offering various types of cuisine including traditional Viennese food. Also, visit the Naschmarkt—an open-air market that has existed since the 16th century—and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations. Or, you can explore Vienna on your own then enjoy a delicious lunch on board the ship.
  • Afternoon On Your Own in Vienna
    Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own, visiting its shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion, Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries. To top it all off, discover this city’s holiday offerings at festive Christmas markets! Check out the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, featuring 70 stands offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas. With over 20 outdoor markets spread throughout Vienna, you’ll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children’s rides, live music and more!
  • Dinner On Board the Ship
    Eat dinner on the ship and enjoy the sights of Vienna in the background.
  • Evening Activities—Choose One of the Following:
    • OPTION A:
      Attend a Mozart & Strauss Concert at Schönbrunn Palace
      Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in the 1,441-room Baroque palace that is one of the most renowned architectural monuments and concert venues in the country.
    • OPTION B:
      Visit a Traditional Wine House (Heurige)
      Toast the merry vacation you’re enjoying at one of the iconic Vienna wine houses! A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits you at a marvelous family-run local wine tavern. Snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads along with live music and entertainment from a local performer.

Hanging holiday lights span across a Vienna street with an ornate fountain

Day 4: Vienna, Austria (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast On Board the Ship
    Enjoy a full American buffet breakfast before heading out on a day of adventure in Vienna, Austria.
  • Morning Activity Options:
    • OPTION A:
      Ice Skating in Vienna
      Glide over the ice while you take in the magnificent surroundings of the city of Vienna on one of the city’s spectacular outdoor ice skating rinks. Both seasoned skaters and beginners alike will enjoy this magical experience.
    • OPTION B:
      Explore Vienna on Your Own
      Spend a leisurely morning strolling through the Austrian capital city. Explore all this storybook city has to offer, including the Baroque streetscapes, the MuseumsQuartier, the Vienna Zoo and the magnificent shops, galleries and cafés that line the streets.
  • Lunch Onboard the Ship
    Tuck into some spectacular lunchtime fare on board the ship.
  • Afternoon Sailing
    Explore all the wonderful onboard amenities the ship has to offer, or relax on deck and take in the spectacular surrounding scenery.
  • Enjoy Dinner On Board the Ship
    Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Vienna as your backdrop.

Day 5: Melk, Austria (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast On Board the Ship
    Enjoy a buffet breakfast on the ship before your day in Melk
  • Morning Activity Options:
    • OPTION A:
      Guided Walking Tour of Dürnstein & Castle Ruins
      Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from the castle of the river, vineyards and villages (weather dependent).
      Explore Dürnstein On Your Own
      Explore this ancient city on the Danube that is renowned for its beauty and tradition. Take to the Richard the Lionheart Trail to experience the stunning surroundings, visit the historical buildings like the Krems Gate and the Town Hall, or just enjoy a leisurely morning in the quaint town.
    • OPTION B:
      Krems Gourmet Walking Food Tour
      Indulge your taste buds with delicious delicacies of the region. A local guide will focus on fascinating historic information and the regional cuisine. Enjoy a tastings of Krems wine and apricot brandy, apricot liqueur from the Wachau private distillery, Hellerschmid. You’ll also taste Sacher sausages with mustard Kremser & Pastries of the traditional butcher operation Ellinger. plus, you’ll taste the handmade chocolate confectionary from Hagmann Kremser.
      Junior Adventurers will have the opportunity to partake in non-alcoholic beverages and juices.
  • Lunch On Board the Ship
    Enjoy some spectacular lunchtime fare to fuel up before heading out for afternoon adventures.
  • The Melk Benedictine Abbey
    Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.
  • Danube Cultural Activities
    Participate in a variety of cultural activities that are popular in this amazing Austrian region, including marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting, a fisherman demonstration and a traditional Austrian dance lesson.
  • Dinner On Board the Ship
    Savor a delicious dinner with your family and fellow Adventurers aboard the ship.

The quaint city of Melk with a steepled church and roofs lightly dusted with snow

Day 6: Linz, Austria (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast On Board the Ship
    Fuel up for a full day of adventure with a buffet breakfast on the ship.
  • Full-Day Activity Options:
    • OPTION A:
      Visit Mondsee
      Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake with the imposing Drachenwand mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of Music. Plus, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
    • OPTION B:
      Salzburg Walking Tour
      Explore the picturesque city of Salzburg with a local expert as your guide, admiring its iconic spires, charming gardens and backdrop of green hills. View the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Monastery and Old Town, as well as the hidden alleys and shops that line Getreidegasse in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s hometown. And visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other significant sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music!
  • On Your Own Time in Salzburg – and at the Famous Salzburg Christmas Market
    Take time to shop and explore beautiful Salzburg at your leisure. And discover terrific holiday gifts at the Salzburg Christmas Market for your friends and family.
  • Lunch at Local Restaurant in Salzburg
    Enjoy a wonderful meal of regional specialties at a local restaurant in Salzburg before heading out to continue your full-day adventure.
  • Afternoon: Full-Day Activities Continue
    • OPTION A:
      Salzburg Walking Tour
      Explore the picturesque city of Salzburg with a local expert as your guide, admiring its iconic spires, charming gardens and backdrop of green hills. View the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St. Peter’s Monastery and Old Town, as well as the hidden alleys and shops that line Getreidegasse in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s hometown. And visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other significant sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music!
    • OPTION B:
      Explore the Salt Mines
      The Salt Mines of Hallein are among the oldest mines in the world that are open to the public. Take a raft through the underground salt mines and zoom down a mineshaft slide—all while learning the rich history of Austria’s “white gold.” Plus, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
  • Dinner On Board the Ship
    Savor a delicious dinner along with your fellow Adventurers aboard the ship.
    The Danube River flows by snowy Salzburg, Austria

Day 7: Passau, Germany (B/L/D)

  • Breakfast On Board the Ship
    Fuel up for a full day of adventure with a buffet breakfast on the ship.
  • Walking Tour of Passau with a Fun Marzipan-Making Activity
    Take a lovely walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th-century period clothing. Experience many wonderful locations, including St Stephen’s Cathedral, with its 17,000-pipe organ. Then, experience a marzipan-making activity that will satisfy your sweet tooth—with enough yummy delights made to take some home!
  • Lunch on Board the Ship
    Eat lunch aboard the ship as you enjoy the scenery of Passau.
  • Choose Your Afternoon Activities
    • OPTION A:
      On Your Own in Passau
      Explore the beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers converge. Browse the delightful shops that run from Old Town through the pedestrian zone to the “New Center.” Taste refreshing German beer at one of Passau’s 5 breweries and sample some delicious Bavarian fare in one of the excellent restaurants, wine bars or pubs.
    • OPTION B:
      Aldersbacher Brewery Tour and Monastery Visit
      Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Aldersbacher Brewery. A working brewery and museum, the Aldersbacher Brewery is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Adult Adventurers can enjoy a pretzel and beer tasting during your visit, while Junior Adventurers receive a privately guided tour.
  • Farewell Cocktail & Dinner On Board the Ship
    Join the Captain, the ship’s crew and your Adventure Guides for a cocktail to celebrate your fantastic voyage together, followed by a final meal together on board the ship.
  • Bavarian-style Oktoberfest Celebration
    Party in true German-style at a private dockside Oktoberfest Farewell in your honor! Enjoy costumed local entertainers as they perform traditional oompah music and folk dancing as you enjoy beer and pretzel refreshments.

A young family of 4 enjoys a peaceful meal in a ship's formal dining room

Day 8: Vilshofen, Germany (B)

  • Breakfast On Board the Ship
    Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.
  • Transfers to Munich Airport (MUC)
    Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime!




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Through masterful storytelling, in-depth local knowledge and attention to detail, our Disney-trained Adventure Guides ensure that every detail of your trip is attended to. From checking you in to your hotels to recommending local dining options and not-to-be missed experiences, your Adventure Guides will help you foster a lasting connection with every destination.


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No matter where in the world you go, you’ll take the magic with you when you travel with Adventures by Disney. Our Magical Moments are a fun surprise that make every trip extra special. Whether it’s a sweet treat or an activity for the whole family, there’s always something magical for everyone.

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With itinerary activities including Adult-Exclusive wine tastings, Junior Adventurer scavenger hunts and fun family favorites for everyone, you’re sure to discover something entertaining and engaging for everyone in your group on an Adventures by Disney vacation.

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