Romantic Danube Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays
Romantic Danube Wine Cruise | Centre Holidays

ROMANTIC DANUBE WINE CRUISE

The Danube has captivated musicians, artists and poets over the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations on a 7-night cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest

Travel Style

Marine

Start

Vilshofen

Finish

Budapest

Trip Code

RDWC148

Countries

3

Number of countries visited

Days

8

Duration of the trip

Pace

3

Pace level 3: Average
$

Price

Inquire about a price

Itinerary

ROMANTIC DANUBE WINE CRUISE
Trip Code: RDWC148

  • Map

    Trip Route

  • Overview

    About this Trip

    • Operator: AmaWaterways
    • Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary
    • Min/Max: 1 or more passengers
    • Style: Marine (River Cruises)
    • Duration: 8 days
    • Pace: 3 (Average)
    • Price:  Inquire about a price
    • Ships: AmaCerto, AmaSerena and AmaStella
    • Rivers: Danube
    • Private Oktoberfest
    • Various walking tours or bike tours, excursions and hikes
    • Wine tasting onboard
    • Vineyard visit and wine tasting
  • Vilshofen • Embarkation

    Day 1

    This evening you will meet your fellow passengers at an evening Welcome Aboard Wine Toast. The evening has a special treat in store: an Oktoberfest presented by the town of Vilshofen. Bavarian folk music, songs and dances set a lively scene as you gather at long tables to sample Vilshofen’s distinctive local beer. The Mayor and Beer Queen will be on hand to greet you and wish you a successful journey along the Danube.

    Onboard ship
      Dinner

  • Vilshofen • Passau

    Day 2

    This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active afternoon may join a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. Prior to dinner, there will be an onboard wine tasting.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Linz, Austria

    Day 3

    The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria or choose a guided bike tour that will show you around the Old City Center, along the Danube River, and past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by "The Sound of Music.” The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergut region. All three regions are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Tonight, you’ll savor a fabulous Chaîne Des Rôtisseurs Dinner complete with wine pairing.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Weissenkirchen

    Day 4

    Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Weissenkirchen. A guided tour will take you through Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. Your Abbey tour will be followed by a visit to a local vineyard near Dürnstein for an introduction to the famous wines of the Wachau.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Weissenkirchen • Krems

    Day 5

    This morning, travel to nearby Dürnstein, one of Austria’s smallest towns with only 1,000 inhabitants, and regarded as the most romantic place in the Wachau. Marvel at the magnificent blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche and the ancient terraced vineyards that surround the town. Looming overhead are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. You will have the option to take one of three torus: a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets, a hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held for ransom, or a guided bike tour along the Danube. The ship will cruise to Krems after lunch, arriving in the early afternoon. Krems offers a rich array of wine-related history, culture and tasting opportunities. Learn about the town’s thriving wine culture during an afternoon visit to a Wachau winery.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Vienna

    Day 6

    This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of two different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. After dinner you will be treated to an excursion to a charming Viennese wine tavern to listen to folk music and sample newly pressed local wine.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Budapest, Hungary

    Day 7

    Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. Alternatively, you may also opt to join a hike up to Castle Hill on which you will see Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion and Parliament Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the glittering riverfront of Budapest.

    Onboard ship
      Breakfast, lunch and dinner

  • Budapest • Disembarkation

    Day 8

    Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight.

      Breakfast

  • What's Included

    Important Information

    Spacious Staterooms

    • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
    • Computer for internet access
    • Entertainment on Demand system featuring, movies, TV shows, news and music
    • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
    • Bottled water replenished daily

    An Array of Amenities

    • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
    • 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
    • Captain’s Welcome Cocktail and 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
    • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

    A World of Exploration

    • Immersive tours in every destination
    • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
    • Bike tours and hikes
    • Special Interest Tours
    • Knowledgeable guides
    • Personal headset for easy exploration
    • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways

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