Kathie Snyders

A Happy Place Travel (dba It's Celtic Time!)

AmaWaterways Romantic Danube

Apr 9, 2025 to Apr 16, 2025
Danube River

Romantic Danube River Cruise April 2025

Be romanced by the Danube with all of her regal and romantic splendor.

Brought to you by Beyond the Crowds  - Call Kathie Snyders with any questions. 720-320-4943

CRUISE FROM : VILSHOFEN TO BUDAPEST
Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Salzburg or the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor.
COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
RIVERS: DANUBE
 
What is AmaWaterways?  Here is a great video introduction.

 

What's included in this trip:

Seven Night Cruise from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary

Immersive tours in every destination are included in the price

 

AN ARRAY OF AMENITIES

  • Wellness Activities with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land packages
  • 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

 

AWARD-WINNING DINING

  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

 

 


 

What's not included:

  • Flights
  • Transfers (but they can be purchased from AmaWaterways)

 

 


 

Itinerary:

DAY 1 - EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN

Board the ship for your Romantic Danube cruise. (D)

DAY 2 - VILSHOFEN – PASSAU

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 go on a River Inn bike tour. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 3 - LINZ, AUSTRIA

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy 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 Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. You may also choose to join a full-day excursion to the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov, where you can stroll its cobblestone streets; marvel at the city’s picturesque Baroque and Renaissance-style buildings; and tour Krumlov Castle, one of Europe’s largest castle complexes. Following these full-day excursions, you may also choose to take a brief walking tour in Linz. Alternatively, join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 4 - WEISSENKIRCHEN

Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose 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, you can opt to 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, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 5 - VIENNA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 6 - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

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. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 7 - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Today you have the opportunity to visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. Start on the Buda side, following your guide through the city’s Castle District where you will marvel at the fairytale turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion, gaze upon the breathtaking panorama below and see Matthias Church, renowned for its striking tower and colorful mosaic roof. For a more active tour, hike to Budapest’s Castle Hill. In the afternoon, explore the treasures of Pest, admiring the colossal Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square and the moving “Shoes on the Danube Bank” memorial. (B,L,D)

 

DAY 8 - BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION

Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B) Note: The Great Market Hall is closed on Sundays.

 Itinerary is subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule provided with your final document

 


 

Cancellation policy:

DAYS BEFORE DEPARTURE

CRUISE & LAND CANCELLATION CHARGE

AIRFARE CANCELLATION CHARGE (ECONOMY CONTRACT FARES)

AIRFARE CANCELLATION CHARGE (BUSINESS/FIRST CLASS CONTRACT FARES)

OTHER CHARGES (EXCEPT INSURANCE)

121 days or more prior to departure

$200 (Europe, Colombia & Asia)

$350 penalty*

$600 penalty*

-

$2,400 (Seven River Journey Through Europe)

$600 (Egypt)

$1,200 (Africa)

120-90 days prior to departure

$400 (Europe, Colombia & Asia)

$350 penalty*

$600 penalty*

-

$4,800 (Seven River Journey Through Europe)

$1,200 (Egypt)

$2,400 (Africa)

89-60 days prior to departure

35% of cruise and land price

$350 penalty*

$600 penalty*

35% of all charges

59-31 days prior to departure

50% of cruise and land price

$350 penalty*

$600 penalty*

50% of all charges

30 days to 25 hours prior to departure

100% of cruise and land price

$350 penalty*

$600 penalty*

100% of all charges

24 hours or less

100% of cruise and land price

100% penalty

100% penalty

100% of all charges

Additional cancellation penalties for special programs may be assessed in addition to the above; please see “Deposit and Final Payment” for more information. Cruise Protection Plan and Travel Waiver Plus premiums are non-refundable once purchased. Please note the above penalties are provided on a per person basis. *Airline cancellation charges imposed upon receipt of full payment of either airfare and/or river cruise relating to AmaWaterways air promotions , and if airline tickets have been issued. Certain international airline tickets, including published air tickets, may be 100% non-refundable and details will be advised at the time of booking. All intra-Europe, intra-Colombia, intra-Asia, intra-Africa and intra-Egypt flights, as well as Amman-Cairo and Cairo-Tel Aviv flights are non-refundable at the time of purchase. Except as otherwise provided in your Passenger Ticket Contract , after travel begins, there is no refund for unused services, or unused portions of cruise, land packages or airfare.

 


Available Packages

French Balcony - Category C
Available until January 2, 2025

$4,158.40
Deposit: $400.00 per person

French Balcony, 170 sq. ft.  Violin & Cello Deck. Price is per person based on double occupancy. 
 
This price includes Port charges of $240 and a 20% discount.

The French Balcony has sliding glass windows with a seating area inside. 

French Balcony & Outside Balcony - Category BB
Available until January 2, 2025

$4,638.40
Deposit: $400.00 per person

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft. Cello Deck.  Price is per person based on double occupancy. 
 
This price includes Port charges of $240 and a 20% discount.

The French Balcony & Outside Balcony has inside and outside seating areas. 

French Balcony & Outside Balcony - Category BA
Available until January 2, 2025

$4,798.40
Deposit: $400.00 per person

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 210 sq. ft.  Violin Deck. Price is per person based on double occupancy. 
 
This price includes Port charges of $240 and a 20% discount.

The French Balcony & Outside Balcony has inside and outside seating areas. 

French Balcony & Outside Balcony - Category AB
Available until January 2, 2025

$4,958.40
Deposit: $400.00 per person

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft. Cello Deck.  Price is per person based on double occupancy. 
 
This price includes Port charges of $240 and a 20% discount.

The French Balcony & Outside Balcony has inside and outside seating areas. 

French Balcony & Outside Balcony - Category AA
Available until January 2, 2025

$5,118.40
Deposit: $400.00 per person

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 235 sq. ft. Violin Deck.  Price is per person based on double occupancy. 
 
This price includes Port charges of $240 and a 20% discount.

The French Balcony & Outside Balcony has inside and outside seating areas. 

Suite - Category SS
Available until January 2, 2025

$6,158.40
Deposit: $400.00 per person

French Balcony & Outside Balcony, 300 sq. ft. Violin Deck.  Price is per person based on double occupancy. 
 
This price includes Port charges of $240 and a 20% discount.

The French Balcony & Outside Balcony has inside and outside seating areas.