2022 Amazing Danube River Cruise
October 23 - November 1, 2022
- Roundtrip scheduled airfare
- 7 nights about the 5-star Amadeus Queen Cruise Ship
- 1 night in Munich
- Superb dining with all meals including during your cruise (buffet breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner, midnight snack)
- Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
- Quality red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions and beer with every dinner onboard the ship
- Welcome Dinner
- Captain's Gala Dinner
- Daily onboard music performances
- Chamber Discoveries Staff
- Non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the sun deck)
- Fuel surcharges, air, and port taxes
- City Tours including: Munich, Passau, Regensburg, Linz, Melk Abbery, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapet
October 23, 2022: USA – Munich
Depart the USA for Munich today.
October 24, 2022: Munich
Upon arrival in Munich, you will be greeted at the airport and transported to your Munich area hotel. Located at the river Isar in the south of Bavaria, is famous for its beautiful architecture, fine culture, and the annual Oktoberfest beer celebration. Munich’s cultural scene is second to none and the city center appears mostly as it did in the late 1800s.
October 25, 2022: Munich - Passau
Today you will enjoy a tour of the city of Munich. Admire architectural wonders like the Old Town Hall, St Peter’s Church, and the Munich Residenz; stroll through the lively Viktualienmarkt, and see the world-famous Hofbräuhaus beer hall. Accompanied by an expert guide, you’ll have ample opportunities to learn more about Munich’s history, cultural heritage, and beer-brewing legacy while walking between the central squares of Marienplatz and Odeonsplatz. Continuing on you will enjoy a scenic drive to Passau, a fairy-tale city founded more than 2,000 years ago, with its unique charm and atmosphere, Passau is one of the most beautiful and spectacular German cities on the Danube. Later this afternoon we will transfer you to the elegant Amadeus ship. Upon embarkation, you will be greeted with a welcome drink. The 5-star Amadeus Queen is sure to offer outstanding accommodations for your 7-night cruise. This evening enjoys a Welcome Aboard Dinner with your fellow travelers.
October 26, 2022: Regensburg
Today enjoy a tour of the historic city of Regensburg. Founded by the Romans in 179 AD as Casta Regina (meaning Fortress by the River Regen), Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns. It was relatively spared from Allied bombings during World War II. Today, many flock to see the wonderfully intact old city and its many medieval structures. The 12th-century Stone Bridge was used by Crusaders en route to the Holy Land. The Regensburg Cathedral (or Dom St. Peter) is one of southern Germany’s finest examples of Gothic architecture. This evening we will make our way back to Passau.
October 27, 2022: Passau - Linz
The ship returns this morning for a short stop at the three-rivers city of Passau, lying at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz. In the morning, explore the city on your own or take a guided walking excursion. At St. Stephen’s Cathedral, see an organ with 17,774 pipes and 233 registers, the second largest in the world. Passau is also the starting point for the full-day optional Salzburg excursion. For those remaining on board, relax on the Sun Deck and take in the scenery as the ship moves toward its late afternoon visit to Linz - the third-largest city in Austria. Join the walking tour and stroll down the main street which leads to the medieval town square. Enjoy the world-famous Linzer Torte (Linzer Cake) in one of the local bakeries before returning to the ship.
October 28, 2022: Dürnstein - Melk - Vienna
This morning presents an opportunity to visit the beautiful Baroque Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which sits on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube. This Baroque jewel is filled with beautiful frescoes created by pre-eminent artists of the 18th century and a magnificent library with priceless manuscripts. During lunch onboard, the ship continues to Dürnstein, a picturesque wine growers’ village located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley. Explore the village with a local guide or choose an excursion to a local vineyard to sample some of the region’s famous Grüner Veltliner wines. The ship arrives in Vienna later this evening.
October 29, 2022: Vienna
After breakfast you will explore the fascinating city of Vienna on our included Vienna City Tour. Explore Vienna’s magnificent Ring Boulevard with all its glorious sights such as the Vienna State Opera, Imperial Palace, Parliament and City Hall. You will fall in love with this city. This afternoon enjoy exploring on your own or join our optional Schonbrunn Palace Tour which affords a visit to the former imperial residence of Empress Maria Theresia. The palace is one of Austria’s most significant cultural sights. This evening, after dinner, you might enjoy our optional Sounds of Vienna Concert.
October 30, 2022: Bratislava
This morning we visit Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, which is situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains on the banks of the Danube River. Enjoy an included City Walking Tour of this carefully restored old town. Stroll through Kapilus Lane, where you will be able see the seminar of the priests as well as the Gothic Church of the Clarissin Order. The market square features the highlights of the Old Town, the Roland fountain, the impressive townhouses of the former nobility and the ‘Primatial Palace’ with its remarkable gallery of famous European artists. The 17th century Gobelin collection is particularly worth seeing. On the way back to the vessel, you will pass by the ‘Hviedaslav Square’ with the Opera House, the Ganymed Fountain and the concert hall.
October 31, 2022: Esztergom - Budapest
Relax on board as the ship makes its way to Budapest, Hungary. For those interested in exploring the Hungarian countryside, the optional excursion departs in Esztergom, with its basilica dedicated to Saint Mary, and continues to Szentendre, known for its art galleries and museums. Rejoin the ship after it docks in Budapest in time for lunch. This afternoon, explore the beautiful Hungarian capital of Budapest on a panoramic tour. The unique Chain Bridge straddles the Danube, connecting the Buda side, with its Fisherman’s Bastion, and the Pest side, with its iconic Hungarian Parliament building.
OPTIONAL PRE-CRUISE: 3 Nights in Prague
3 nights accommodation in a first class hotel in Prague, with breakfast each morning!
- All transfers included
- City Tour of Prague
- Visit Old Town Square, the heart of Prague, which is filled with houses, churches, and other structures dating back to the 13th centure
- Optional Tour to Prague Castle
- Optional Farewell to Prague Folklore Dinner
Prague is a fabulous city, a great way to start your Danube cruise!
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