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Romantic Danube with AmaWaterways

7 night scenic Danube River cruise with shore excursions in Passau, the “City of Three Rivers”; Vienna, the “City of Waltzes”; romantic Bratislava; Budapest, Europe’s most regal city & more

Overview

from$4099Tour + Flights from$3299Tour Only 9days
price per person, double occupancy,* during sale,** based on Mar 25, 2025 departure from NYC
Save up to $1000 on this package!
$300 Discount during our Great Escape Travel Sale. Expires May 28, 2024.**
$500 – $700 Instant Savings. Expires Jun 6, 2024.*   All prices reflect savings.

 

Travel your way: Additional Departure Dates & Single Occupancy rates are available. Please speak to one of our Travel Specialists at 1-800-555-5765 for details.
Style Independent PackageThese un-escorted packages have no set schedule or guides, so you have the freedom and flexibility to explore on your own from your centrally-located hotel. More of these packages
Freedom to explore at your own pace; unescorted
Departures September 2024 – October 2025
Themes Grand ToursBucket ListRiver Cruises
Activity Level Easy
What to Expect This moderately-paced, escorted tour includes a reasonable amount of walking or hiking and requires an average level of physical fitness. Travel safely and confidently with our new health & safety protocols.
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Our 7-night Romantic Danube cruise is perfect for those longing for the romance of Old World Europe. Travel into the heart of four iconic countries; Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia. Witness the locations where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned, and some of the world’s most incredible music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest forever remain timeless with their historic city centers, towering castles, and medieval monuments and museums. Admire the beauty of Salzburg and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Ceský Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the Danube will captivate you with all her regal and romantic splendor.

Package includes

  • Flights
  • Cruise
  • Coach
  • Transfers
  • Hotel
  • Meals
  • Guides
  • Round-trip flights from New York (JFK) or Newark (EWR) on scheduled carriers, including taxes & fees
  • Airport transfers
  • 7 nights aboard 5-star AmaWaterways
  • 20 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks at lunch and dinner; sparkling wine and juices at breakfast
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail, and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks, and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • Choice of daily shore excursions with personal headsets
  • Entertainment on board

Optional add-ons

  • Flights from other cities are available. Request pricing when making your reservation
  • 2 nights Budapest Pre-Cruise, 3 nights Prague post-cruise – please call for details

Why you'll love it

  • Spend 7 nights aboard your 5-star AmaWaterways cruise ship.
  • Explore Passau, the "City of Three Rivers" on a guided walking tour, or hike to the "Veste Oberhaus" for an active adventure.
  • Tour Salzburg's Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market.
  • Step into The Sound of Music with a stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael.
  • Embark on a scenic cruise through Strudengau and UNESCO Wachau Valley.
  • Stroll the cobblestone streets of Dürnstein before visiting Melk's Benedictine Abbey.
  • For an active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was formally held, or bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley.
  • Discover the Opera House and the former Imperial Palace during a walking tour of Vienna.
  • Indulge your tastebuds in a special "Tastes of Slovakia" tour.
  • Visit both the Buda and Pest sides of the Danube River and admire some of Budapest's most important medieval monuments and museums.
  • Enjoy breathtaking city views during an optional hike to Castle Hill.

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Instant Savings: Get $500 – $700 off if you book by Jun. 6, 2024!
Dates & Prices, with flights
per person, double occupancy*, during sale**,
including Instant Savings and sale discounts**
2024 DEPARTURES
Dates Regular
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Departs U.S.: Fri, May 10, 2024
Finishes: Sat, May 18, 2024
May 10 – May 18
$6499 Departed
Departs U.S.: Sun, May 26, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Jun 3, 2024
May 26 – Jun 3
$6499 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Sun, Jun 2, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Jun 10, 2024
Jun 2 – Jun 10
$6499 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Jun 29, 2024
Jun 21 – Jun 29
$6799 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Fri, Jul 5, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Jul 13, 2024
Jul 5 – Jul 13
$5699 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Sun, Jul 21, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Jul 29, 2024
Jul 21 – Jul 29
$5699 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Fri, Aug 2, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Aug 10, 2024
Aug 2 – Aug 10
$6099 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Sun, Aug 18, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Aug 26, 2024
Aug 18 – Aug 26
$5699 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Fri, Sep 13, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Sep 21, 2024
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Sep 13 – Sep 21
$6199 –$500 -$300 $5399 Select
Departs U.S.: Tue, Sep 24, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Oct 2, 2024
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Sep 24 – Oct 2
$6169 –$700 -$300 $5169 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Sep 27, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Oct 5, 2024
Sep 27 – Oct 5
$6169 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Tue, Oct 8, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Oct 16, 2024
Oct 8 – Oct 16
$6199 Sold Out
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Finishes: Mon, Oct 28, 2024
Oct 20 – Oct 28
$5899 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Tue, Nov 5, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Nov 13, 2024
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$5699 Sold Out
Departs U.S.: Tue, Nov 19, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Nov 27, 2024
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Nov 19 – Nov 27
$5249 –$700 -$300 $4249 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Dec 27, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Jan 4, 2025
Dec 27 – Jan 4
$5249 Sold Out
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Departs U.S.: Sun, Mar 16, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Mar 24, 2025
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$4999 Sold Out
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Finishes: Wed, Apr 2, 2025
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Mar 25 – Apr 2
$5099 –$700 -$300 $4099 Select
Departs U.S.: Sun, Apr 6, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Apr 14, 2025
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Apr 6 – Apr 14
$5599 –$700 -$300 $4599 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Apr 18, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Apr 26, 2025
Apr 18 – Apr 26
$5699 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, May 10, 2025
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May 2 – May 10
$6199 –$700 -$300 $5199 Select
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Finishes: Mon, Jun 2, 2025
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$6299 Sold Out
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Jun 1 – Jun 9
$6299 –$700 -$300 $5299 Select
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Finishes: Mon, Jun 30, 2025
Jun 22 – Jun 30
$6499 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Jul 19, 2025
Jul 11 – Jul 19
$5999 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Aug 2, 2025
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$6699 –$700 -$300 $5699 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Aug 8, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 16, 2025
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Aug 8 – Aug 16
$6699 –$700 -$300 $5699 Select
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$6099 Sold Out
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Sep 9 – Sep 17
$6699 –$700 -$300 $5699 Select
Departs U.S.: Sun, Sep 21, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Sep 29, 2025
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Sep 21 – Sep 29
$6699 –$700 -$300 $5699 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Oct 3, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Oct 11, 2025
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Oct 3 – Oct 11
$6199 –$700 -$300 $5199 Select
Departs U.S.: Fri, Oct 17, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Oct 25, 2025
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Oct 17 – Oct 25
$6099 –$700 -$300 $5099 Select
Dates & Prices, tour only
per person, double occupancy*, during sale**,
including Instant Savings and sale discounts**
2024 DEPARTURES
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Starts: Sat, May 11, 2024
Finishes: Sat, May 18, 2024
May 11 – May 18
$5699 Departed
Starts: Mon, May 27, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Jun 3, 2024
May 27 – Jun 3
$5699 Sold Out
Starts: Mon, Jun 3, 2024
Finishes: Mon, Jun 10, 2024
Jun 3 – Jun 10
$5699 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Jun 29, 2024
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$5999 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Jul 13, 2024
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$4899 Sold Out
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Finishes: Mon, Jul 29, 2024
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$4899 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Aug 10, 2024
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$5299 Sold Out
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Finishes: Mon, Aug 26, 2024
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$4899 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, Sep 21, 2024
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Sep 14 – Sep 21
$5399 –$500 -$300 $4599 Select
Starts: Wed, Sep 25, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Oct 2, 2024
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Sep 25 – Oct 2
$5369 –$700 -$300 $4369 Select
Starts: Sat, Sep 28, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Oct 5, 2024
Sep 28 – Oct 5
$5369 Sold Out
Starts: Wed, Oct 9, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Oct 16, 2024
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$5399 Sold Out
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Finishes: Mon, Oct 28, 2024
Oct 21 – Oct 28
$5099 Sold Out
Starts: Wed, Nov 6, 2024
Finishes: Wed, Nov 13, 2024
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$4899 Sold Out
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Finishes: Wed, Nov 27, 2024
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Nov 20 – Nov 27
$4449 –$700 -$300 $3449 Select
Starts: Sat, Dec 28, 2024
Finishes: Sat, Jan 4, 2025
Dec 28 – Jan 4
$4449 Sold Out
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Starts: Mon, Mar 17, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Mar 24, 2025
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$4199 Sold Out
Starts: Wed, Mar 26, 2025
Finishes: Wed, Apr 2, 2025
Book by Thu, Jun 6, 2024 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Mar 26 – Apr 2
$4299 –$700 -$300 $3299 Select
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Finishes: Mon, Apr 14, 2025
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Apr 7 – Apr 14
$4799 –$700 -$300 $3799 Select
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Finishes: Sat, Apr 26, 2025
Apr 19 – Apr 26
$4899 Sold Out
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Finishes: Sat, May 10, 2025
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May 3 – May 10
$5399 –$700 -$300 $4399 Select
Starts: Mon, May 26, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Jun 2, 2025
May 26 – Jun 2
$5499 Sold Out
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$5499 –$700 -$300 $4499 Select
Starts: Mon, Jun 23, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Jun 30, 2025
Jun 23 – Jun 30
$5699 Sold Out
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Jul 12 – Jul 19
$5199 Sold Out
Starts: Sat, Jul 26, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 2, 2025
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Jul 26 – Aug 2
$5899 –$700 -$300 $4899 Select
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Finishes: Sat, Aug 16, 2025
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Aug 9 – Aug 16
$5899 –$700 -$300 $4899 Select
Starts: Sat, Aug 23, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Aug 30, 2025
Aug 23 – Aug 30
$5299 Sold Out
Starts: Wed, Sep 10, 2025
Finishes: Wed, Sep 17, 2025
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Sep 10 – Sep 17
$5899 –$700 -$300 $4899 Select
Starts: Mon, Sep 22, 2025
Finishes: Mon, Sep 29, 2025
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Sep 22 – Sep 29
$5899 –$700 -$300 $4899 Select
Starts: Sat, Oct 4, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Oct 11, 2025
Book by Thu, Jun 6, 2024 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Oct 4 – Oct 11
$5399 –$700 -$300 $4399 Select
Starts: Sat, Oct 18, 2025
Finishes: Sat, Oct 25, 2025
Book by Thu, Jun 6, 2024 (midnight ET) to get the Instant Savings!
Oct 18 – Oct 25
$5299 –$700 -$300 $4299 Select

If you want a few extra days to explore on your own, we may be able to arrange for you to stay later than the scheduled dates, including extra hotel nights and separate airport transfers, for an additional charge. Ask us about prices and availability when (or after) you book. More information Want to extend your trip?

Options & Fees

Romantic Danube by AmaWaterways
ROOMING/CABIN. SINGLE OCCUPANCY AVAILABLE ON REQUEST. CALL FOR COST1
Category E, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy
Sep 24, 2024 unavailable
All other dates included
Category D, Piano Deck (Fixed Window), Double Occupancy
$299
Category CB, Violin Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $999
Sep 24, 2024;  Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $899
Category CA, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $1399
Sep 24, 2024;  Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $1299
Category C, Violin & Cello Deck (French Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025 $1399
Sep 24, 2024;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $1299
Category BB, Cello Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $1999
Sep 24, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $1899
Category BA, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $2199
Sep 24, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2099
Category AB, Cello Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $2399
Sep 24, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2299
Category AA, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $2599
Sep 24, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $2499
Category AA+, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 25, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025 $3199
Sep 24, 2024;  Mar 16, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 unavailable
All other dates $3099
Suite, Violin Deck (French & Outside Balcony), Double Occupancy
Mar 16, 2025;  Mar 25, 2025;  Apr 6, 2025;  Apr 18, 2025;  May 2, 2025;  May 25, 2025;  Jun 1, 2025;  Jun 22, 2025;  Jul 11, 2025;  Jul 25, 2025;  Aug 8, 2025;  Aug 22, 2025;  Sep 9, 2025;  Sep 21, 2025;  Oct 3, 2025;  Oct 17, 2025 $3899
Sep 24, 2024 unavailable
All other dates $3799

1. Cabin are subject to availability. If the category you selected is unavailable, you'll have the option to select a different category (at the prices shown) or cancel your reservation and receive a refund of your deposit. SINGLE OCCUPANCY - AVAILABLE ON REQUEST, PLEASE CALL FOR SUPPLEMENT COST

TAXES & FEES
Port charges: 2024 is $224; 2025 is $2311 included

1. All port charges are included in tour price and are per person.

So that we can offer you the best deals, our packages are, like most hotels and cruises, priced based on double occupancy rooms or cabins. We charge solo travelers an extra fee to cover the extra costs of single occupancy rooms or cabins. (Consider: if you booked a $200/night hotel room solo, you would pay the $200 yourself; but if a couple booked the same room, each one would pay only $100.) But you only pay extra for the rooms or cabins, nothing else, including meals, sightseeing, tips, etc. Why are single rooms more?

Flights & Departure Cities

Departure Airports
New York City (NYC) included

This package includes round-trip flights from the city listed above.

Want to fly from another city? We can arrange flights from most major cities. Ask us for a quote for flights from your preferred city when (or after) you book, and we'll get back to you with the price and availability within 3 business days. Of course, you can also book your own flights. More information

Detailed Itinerary

Some sailings are in reverse order. Please call for details.

Day 1 Depart USA

  • Your journey begins this evening as you depart from the USA

Day 2 Vilshofen, Germany

  • Arrive in Munich, Germany
  • Transfer to Vilshofen
  • Embark on your river cruise and set sail

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Dinner

Full Day Itinerary

Upon arrival in Munich, Germany, you will be met and transferred to your ship for embarkation for your Romantic Danube cruise.

Later this evening, enjoy a welcome cocktail followed by a welcome dinner with your fellow travelers.

Day 3 Vilshofen

  • Enjoy free time in Vilshofen
  • Embark on a walking tour of Passau
  • Or, hike Passau's Castle Hill
  • Or, set off on a River Inn bike tour

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Vilshofen

Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers.” Join a walking tour, or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill, or enjoy a River Inn bike tour.

Day 4 Linz

  • Embark on a “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
  • Or, set off on a “Cultural Mile” bike tour
  • Or, enjoy a full-day Salzburg excursion
  • Have the opportunity to visit charming Český Krumlov

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Horse carriage, Salzburg

Arrive in Linz, where you’ll have several exciting excursions to choose from. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and the site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music. Alternatively, join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House. For an active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. Have the opportunity to visit the charming mountain town of Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

Note: The Český Krumlov excursion is not available with the full-day Salzburg excursion.

Day 5 Scenic Cruising, Wachau Valley and Dürnstein

  • Cruise through Strudengau and the UNESCO Wachau Valley
  • Join a walking tour in Dürnstein, including Melk's Benedictine Abbey
  • Or, visit a local apricot grower and enjoy a sweets tasting
  • Or, hike up to Dürnstein Fortress
  • Or, pedal through the Wachau Valley on a bike tour
  • Enjoy an evening wine tasting at a local winery

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Dürnstein

Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, the gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, have the chance to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or take a bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower and enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, indulge in a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen.

Day 6 Vienna

  • Explore Vienna on a city tour
  • Or, embark on a guided bike tour
  • Enjoy leisure time in the afternoon

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
The Hofburg, Vienna

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems waiting to be explored, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. The tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. If you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to explore this iconic city further.

Day 7 Bratislava

  • Explore the “Coronation City” during a walking tour
  • Or, indulge your tastebuds on a "Tastes of Slovakia" tour
  • Or, hike up to Bratislava Castle

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Bratislava Castle

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 and admire the magnificent views of the city. 

Day 8 Budapest

  • Explore Budapest during a city tour
  • Or, hike up to Castle Hill

AmaLea, AmaSonata, AmaBella, AmaViola, AmaVerde or similar Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Full Day Itinerary
Széchenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, home to various delicious food and shopping. Afterward, visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. See the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest, and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below.

Note: The Great Market Hall is closed on Sundays.

Day 9 Budapest/USA

  • Today, you'll be escorted to the airport and board your flight back home
  • Your exciting journey comes to an end as you arrive in the USA later today

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Cruise Ships

AmaLea
AmaLea

Designed with vibrant pops of color that emulate Europe's autumn harvest, the AmaLea is a sleek river ship created with luxury yachts in mind. A host of comforts and conveniences fill her decks, including a hair salon, gift shop, and specialty coffee station. With fewer guests on board, you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. Whether it's traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet, or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment onboard to make every moment at leisure a treat. Rejuvenate in the heated pool, which boasts a swim-up bar, or enjoy pampering with a soothing massage. And, with a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room, and a fleet of onboard bicycles, you'll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe's great rivers.

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AmaSonata
AmaSonata

Introduced in 2014, the award-winning AmaSonata sings her melodious tune down Europe's great rivers. A host of comforts and conveniences fill her decks, including a gift shop and library. With fewer guests on board, you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. Whether it's traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet, or modern piano favorites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment onboard to make every moment at leisure a treat. Rejuvenate in the heated pool, which boasts a swim-up bar, or enjoy pampering with a soothing massage. And, with a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room, and a fleet of onboard bicycles, you'll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe's great rivers. 

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AmaBella
AmaBella

Isn't she lovely? Newly reimagined in 2021, the graceful AmaBella is a stunning river ship, unique in her own right. The intimate lounge is an inviting place to grab a cocktail, and the thoughtfully redesigned reception area, adorned with charming pieces of contemporary art, provides a warm welcome after a day exploring ashore. Most staterooms feature our signature twin balconies so you can enjoy the views however you wish, as well as Entertainment-On-Demand and marble bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads. Elegant suites feature added enhancements, including a large sitting area and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower. You'll also find a massage and hair salon on board, a fitness room, a specialty coffee station, and a gift shop. An expansive Sun Deck with a heated pool offers special moments of pure relaxation. Mealtimes are a feast for the senses in the Main Restaurant and at The Chef's Table, where you will witness our chefs in action through our glass-walled kitchen. The new "Café Bistro" is the perfect al fresco setting to play cards, mingle, or enjoy a light lunch. Throughout your journey on the Danube, you may catch sight of AmaVerde, AmaBella's "secret lover." The two ships cross paths as they sail in opposite directions, capturing brief moments together as they rendezvous in select ports along the Danube River.

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AmaViola
AmaViola

Brightly colored floral and geometric patterns from the stateroom to Main Lounge illustrate that the AmaViola is no ordinary river cruise ship. Twin balconies in most staterooms maximize your enjoyment as steeples and vineyards glide by. Mouthwatering cuisine worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, an exclusive and internationally-renowned gastronomic society, is served from sunrise to sunset. There's something symphonic about the flourish and style of The Chef's Table specialty restaurant and the coordinated effort to serve each bold, beautiful, and delicious course of the regionally-inspired tasting menu. Butterfly wallpaper in the hair salon foreshadows how you'll emerge brand new while an inviting sun-deck pool with a swim-up bar refreshes your spirit. Plus, AmaViola inspires you to be the best version of yourself with a walking track, fitness room, and fleet of onboard bikes to keep you happy and healthy during your cruise.

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AmaVerde
AmaVerde

The newly reimagined AmaVerde is a twin-balcony river ship full of light, love, and bold artwork. The dashing ship was redesigned in 2021 and sails her imagined love story on the romantic Danube River. With fewer guests on board, you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with your loved ones. The public areas, including lounges and restaurants, are never overcrowded. Soak up some rays or dip in the refreshing pool with a swim-up bar as you pass by centuries-old castles, charming villages, and other breathtaking scenery. After a day of immersive shore excursions, return to the ship and treat yourself to a bit of pampering with a soothing massage. Additional amenities include a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, putting green, fitness room, and a fleet of bikes.

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