Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley winemaking region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

Highlights: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Linz, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg

Travel Best Bets Package Includes
  • Round trip airfare from Vancouver to Budapest and return from Nurembery
  • 7 nights deluxe cruise accommodation on AmaViola
  • Transfer between airport and pier
  • What is also included:
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Limited Edition Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration

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Day Date Time Activity Port of Call Country
11/16/2018 03:00 PM EMBARK BUDAPEST HUNGARY
11/16/2018 09:30 PM DEPARTURE BUDAPEST HUNGARY
11/17/2018 02:00 PM ARRIVAL BRATISLAVA SLOVAKIA
11/17/2018 11:30 PM DEPARTURE BRATISLAVA SLOVAKIA
11/18/2018 07:30 AM ARRIVAL VIENNA AUSTRIA
11/18/2018 11:59 PM DEPARTURE VIENNA AUSTRIA
11/19/2018 07:30 AM ARRIVAL DÜRNSTEIN AUSTRIA
11/19/2018 01:00 PM DEPARTURE DÜRNSTEIN AUSTRIA
11/19/2018 04:00 PM ARRIVAL MELK AUSTRIA
11/19/2018 09:30 PM DEPARTURE MELK AUSTRIA
11/20/2018 08:00 AM ARRIVAL LINZ AUSTRIA
11/20/2018 08:30 AM DEPARTURE LINZ AUSTRIA
11/20/2018 04:30 PM ARRIVAL PASSAU GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/20/2018 07:30 PM DEPARTURE PASSAU GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/21/2018 01:00 PM ARRIVAL REGENSBURG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/21/2018 04:30 PM DEPARTURE REGENSBURG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/22/2018 01:30 PM ARRIVAL ROTH GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/22/2018 02:30 PM DEPARTURE ROTH GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/22/2018 05:00 PM ARRIVAL NUREMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/22/2018 11:59 PM OVERNIGHT NUREMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF
11/23/2018 09:00 AM DISEMBARK NUREMBERG GERMANY, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF

BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG
DAY 1 Budapest – EMBARKATION
Illuminations Cruise
Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers as the ship cruises to Bratislava. (D)

DAY 2 Bratislava – Walking tour OR Castle hike
Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Or for more adventure, go high above the city by hiking up to Bratislava Castle. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 Vienna – City tour OR Alta Donau bike tour
Vienna – Klosterneuburg Abbey bike ride OR free time
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)

DAY 4 Dürnstein – Walking tour and wine tasting, Dürnstein Fortress hike
OR Apricots and Sweets tasting, Cruising the Wachau Valley OR Danube bike tour
Melk – Benedictine Abbey tour
After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. For a beautiful view of the Wachau Valley, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

DAY 5 Linz – Walking tour
Passau OR Passau bike tour OR Passau Castle Hike
Enjoy a scenic morning sailing to the medieval city of Passau. Join a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress overlooking Passau. (B,L,D)

DAY 6 Regensburg  – Walking tour OR Walhalla bike tour OR Bavarian Specialties tasting
Explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties— beer, sausage and pretzels; or bike to Walhalla where you’ll see the neo-Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

DAY 7 Nuremberg  – Medieval city tour OR WWII city tour OR Franconian Specialties tasting
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Explore the medieval city center with a tour that showcases the Imperial Castle and the famous town wall, as well as Albrecht Dürer’s home and Market Square with its legendary fountain. Or you can take a guided tour of the city’s WWII history, including a visit to the infamous Zeppelin Field, a museum built on the site of former Nazi rallies and the site of the Nuremberg Trials when not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread). (B,L,D)

DAY 8 Nuremberg – DISEMBARKATION
This morning, depart the ship after breakfast. (B)

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