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Departing the US on October 13th, boarding the boat on October 14th, and returning on October 21, 2023.

Daily Schedule

Friday, Oct. 13Depart USA to Munich, Germany
Day 1Saturday, Oct. 14Vilshofen
Day 2Sunday, Oct. 15Passau
Day 3Monday, Oct. 16Linz, Austria
Day 4Tuesday, Oct. 17Weissenkirchen, Austria
Day 5Wednesday, Oct. 18Vienna, Austria
Day 6Thursday, Oct. 19Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 7Friday, Oct. 20Budapest, Hungary
Saturday, Oct. 21Disembarkation Budapest, Hungary

Transfer time from Munich airport to cruise port is approx. 1.5 hours. On Oct. 21st, the transfer time from the cruise port to Budapest airport is 30 minutes. Air, transfers, and excursions included.

Melodies of the Danube 7 night cruise

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.

Daily Itinerary Descriptions

Saturday, October 14

Day 1: Vilshofen, Germany

The journey begins when you arrive in Munich, Germany, and embark on your luxurious river cruise ship.

Sunday, October 15

Day 2: Passau, Germany

“City of Three Rivers” walking tour, Passau bike tour or Passau Castle hike.
Oktoberfest celebration

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 toVilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive.

Monday, October 16

Day 3: Linz, Austria

Full­ day Salzburg excursions: Sound of Music Tour, “Unesco City of Media Arts” walking tour, “Cultural Mile” bike tour Český Krumlov excursion

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Salzburg Full-Day Excursion: Enjoy a panoramic drive to Salzburg with a stop in Mondsee where the famous Sound of Music Wedding Chapel is located. Afterward, continue to Salzburg for your tour & free time! Another option is a full­ day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. In the afternoon, you can also choose to visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech­Austrian border

Tuesday, October 17

Day 4: Weissenkirchen, Austria

Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey, Dürnstein with wine and apricots,
or Dürnstein fortress hike,
or Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour.
Strudengau Valley exclusive castle visit with a private reception

After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO­designated Melk Abbey. For a more culinary­focused 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

Wednesday, October 18

Day 5: Vienna, Austria

“Imperial Vienna” tour,
or Vienna city tour by bike,
or Free time

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

Thursday, October 19

Day 6: Bratislava, Slovakia

“Coronation City” walking tour,
or Tastes of Slovakia,
or Bratislava Castle hike

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.

Friday, October 20

Day 7: Budapest, Hungary

“Queen of the Danube” tour or Castle Hill hike

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.

Saturday, October 21

Day 8: Budapest, Hungary

Bid farewell to Hungary as you disembark and prepare for your flight home

For river cruises in 2023, AmaWaterways is not requiring proof of Covid-19 vaccination to board our ships. All guests traveling with AmaWaterways remain responsible for ensuring they meet the travel entry requirements for each country they plan to visit before, during or after their river cruise. These requirements, as mandated by airlines and individual countries or regions, may change without notice and cancellation fees will apply should guests no longer meet the country entry requirements for their cruise or land program.

Itinerary Requirements Summary:

  • For Upper Danube Cruises (between Hungary and Germany): guests are not required to present proof of vaccination to enter any of the countries along these itineraries.

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