WASHINGTON WINE GROUP
DANUBE WINE CRUISE
7- NIGHT DANUBE WINE CRUISE
BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN
November 11-18, 2023 | Aboard AmaWaterways AMAVIOLA
COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA | RIVERS: DANUBE
Book by February 28th and SAVE $1250 per person
plus $100 shipboard credit per cabin if booked by 2/28/2022
Optional 2 Night Pre-Cruise Package- 2 Nights Budapest
Optional 3 Night Post-Cruise Package- 3 Nights Prague
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
DAY 1 | EMBARKATION
Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship.
DAY 2 | BUDAPEST
Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below.
DAY 3 | BRATISLAVA
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, offering magnificent views of the city.
DAY 4 | VIENNA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city.
DAY 5 | WEISSENKIRCHEN
After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception.
DAY 6 | LINZ
Full-day Salzburg excursion
“UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
“Cultural Mile” bike tour
Český Krumlov excursion*
DAY 7 | VILSHOFEN
Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternately, choose between a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or a guided bike tour along the Danube River. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive.
DAY 8 | DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home.
OPTIONAL PRE AND POST CRUISE
Optional 2 Night Pre-Cruise Package- 2 Nights Budapest (11/9-11/11)
Optional 3 Night Post-Cruise Package- 3 Nights Prague (11/18-11/21)