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Danube River Cruise 2018
(Oktoberfest)

8 days with Adventures by Disney  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Vilshofen, Germany
Arrive in Vilshofen
Get ready for adventure as you travel to your new home, the AmaViola Ship, for the duration of your adventure.
 
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Eat dinner on an elegant AmaWaterways Ship as you set sail on your journey along the Danube River.
 
Oktoberfest Celebration
Get your “oompah” on at this traditional Oktoberfest celebration held in a beer tent outside of the ship. Engage in the
festive atmosphere that features a live oompah band, beer, German apple cider, homemade Bavarian pretzels and
dancers!(Dinner)
 
Day 2 Passau, Germany
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Wake up to a tasty breakfast and get ready for your day's adventures.
 
Morning Activity – Walking Tour of Passau
Enjoy a lovely themed walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th century period clothing. One of
Passau's many highlights is St Stephen's Cathedral, with its 17,000 pipe organ. Included in the tour is a marzipan-making
activity that will delight your sweet tooth—and give you enough to take some home and share.
 
Lunch Onboard AmaWaterways Ship
 
Choose Your Afternoon Activity
 
OPTION A: Climb the Famous Tree Path Kopfing
Climb on the famous Tree Path Kopfing. Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges. Kids can enjoy playing on a giant slide and fun-filled adventure playground.
 
OPTION B: On Your Own in Passau
Explore Passau, the picturesque "City of Three Rivers," where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers converge. Browse through
some of the delightful shops that run from Old Town through the pedestrian zone to the "New Center." Taste refreshing
German beer at one of Passau's 5 breweries and sample some delicious Bavarian fare in one of the excellent restaurants, wine bars or pubs.
 
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Eat dinner on the ship as you float gently along the coastline of Passau. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 3 Linz, Austria
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast before you venture into Salzburg.
 
Day Tours of Salzburg
Explore the picturesque city of Salzburg with a local expert as your guide, admiring its iconic spires, charming gardens and backdrop of green hills. View the Salzburg Dome Cathedral, St Peter's Monastery and Old Town as well as the hidden alleys and shops that line Getreidegasse in Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's hometown. And visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sites made famous from the movie The Sound of Music!
 
Choose Your Day Activities
 
OPTION A: Visit Mondsee
Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake, with imposing Drachenwand mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of Music.
 
OPTION B: Explore the Salt Mines
The Salt Mines of Hallein are among the oldest mines in the World that are open to the public. Take a raft through the
underground salt mines and zoom down a mineshaft slide—all while learning the rich history of Austria's "white gold."
 
Savor a meal at a Local Restaurant
Enjoy regional cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere in a local restaurant with your fellow Adventurers.
 
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Linz as your backdrop.
 
Show Off Your Pipes with The Sound of Music Sing-Along
Enjoy the movie The Sound of Music like never before as our Adventure Guides lead a spirited sing-along. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 4 Melk, Austria
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your day of exploration.
 
Explore the Famed Melk Benedictine Abbey
Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the
monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.
 
Cultural Activities and Swimming in the Danube River
Get a taste of the local flavors with a fish activity, marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting. Also, take a traditional
Austrian dance lesson and learn more about the Danube River, which lies beneath the abbey.
 
Enjoy Lunch Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Eat lunch aboard the ship as it serenely cruises through the Wachau Valley.
 
CHOOSE YOUR AFTERNOON ACTIVITY
 
OPTION A: Tour of the Countryside with a Bike Ride from Melk to Krems**
Take a serene 3-hour bike ride from Melk to Krems (via the storybook village of Dürnstein) and enjoy the pastoral
landscape dotted with rolling Wachau Valley vineyards.
 
OPTION B: Wine Tasting for Adults
For our adult Adventurers, savor every sip of Wachau Valley Wines as local vineyards drift by.
 
For Guests who choose Option B, please select an additional afternoon activity:
 
OPTION B-1: Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the Castle
Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full
of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from
the castle of the river, vineyards and villages. (Weather dependent.)
 
OPTION B-2: Bike Along the Danube River from Krems to Dürnstein*
This 1-hour bike ride is the perfect choice for those who desire a little less pedaling than our 3-hour option. Ride along the
gorgeous Danube River, leisurely pedaling down a picturesque bike path towards Dürnstein.
 
OPTION B-3: Experience a Family-Run Apricot Farm
Visit a working apricot farm in a region that specializes in apricots and taste the products made there. Enjoy wine for the
adults, juice for the kids, a tour of the vineyards—and the grove for all. Take home a jar of marmalade home as a reminder
of the visit!
 
Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Rejoin your fellow Adventurers at dinner onboard the ship.
 
On Your Own in Krems
Explore this pretty city on the Danube River, dotted with churches and museums. Enjoy traditional eateries that give you a
taste of the regional cuisine and wonderful wine bars, which also feature delicious beer. If you want to shop, you'll find an
array of wonderful stores at Buhl Center. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 5 Vienna, Austria
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast and get ready for your adventures in Vienna.
 
Panoramic City Tour Of Vienna
Take a motor coach tour of Vienna—the jewel of Austria—featuring beautiful historic and contemporary architecture
throughout. Discover fascinating details about this grand city that was home to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert,
Schumann, Brahms, Sigmund Freud and many more.
 
Tour of Historic Schönbrunn Palace
Enjoy a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace (translated as "beautiful spring")—one of the most magnificent palaces in the Hapsburg territory. Learn the rich history of this World Cultural Heritage site, a testament to Baroque. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that include a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.
 
Private Marionette Show and Strudel-Making at Schönbrunn Palace
Regroup for 2 wonderful family activities! Vienna is famous for its marionettes—and at Schönbrunn Palace the whole
family can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show. Then, enjoy a strudelmaking demonstration showing you how to make a famous regional treat—apple strudel!
 
Choose Your Lunch Option
 
OPTION A: On Your Own Lunch Time in Vienna
Enjoy a delicious lunch in Vienna, taking your pick of the many small restaurants offering various types of cuisine including traditional Viennese food. Also, visit the Naschmarkt—an open-air market that has existed since the 16th century—and choose from a variety of fresh dishes. Ask your Adventure Guides for recommendations.
 
OPTION B: Enjoy Lunch Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Explore Vienna on your own then enjoy a delicious lunch onboard the ship.
 
Choose Your Afternoon Activity
 
OPTION A: Take a Bike Ride to Klosterneuburg Abbey**
This bike ride will be one to remember! The rarely seen but incredibly beautiful path to the Abbey is truly unforgettable.
Klosterneuburg Abbey holds scores of historical artworks in its collections, ranging from the world-famous Verdun Altar
from 1181 to a rich collection of gothic panel painting, magnificent Baroque works and modern paintings.
 
OPTION B: On Your Own in Vienna
Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own and discover shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion,
Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries.
With over 20 outdoors markets spread throughout Vienna, you'll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children's
rides, live music and more!
 
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Eat dinner on the ship and enjoy the sights of Vienna in the background.
 
Choose Your Evening Activity
 
OPTION A: Visit a Traditional Wine House (Heurige)
Toast the merry vacation you're enjoying at one of the iconic Vienna wine houses! A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits
you at a marvelous family-run local wine tavern. Snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads along with live music and
entertainment from a local performer.
 
OPTION B: Attend a Mozart & Strauss Concert at either Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg
Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in one of these renowned concert venues.  (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 6 Bratislava, Slovakia
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and get ready to explore Bratislava.
 
Bratislava, Slovakia
The capital of Slovakia, Bratislava is also its largest city and cultural center. Surrounded by the picturesque Little
Carpathian mountains, Bratislava boasts a variety of architectural masterpieces ranging from famous castles and medieval towers to grand 20th-century buildings.
 
Bratislava Tour
Take a privately guided walking tour of Bratislava led by a costumed local expert, featuring dozens of historical and
architectural highlights including Dukla battlefield, the Fortress of Komarno, St. Martin's Cathedral and Vihorlat
Observatory.
 
Explore the Incredible Devin Castle
Perched atop a cliff with panoramic views of the Danube and Morava Rivers, the ruins of Devin Castle now serve as a
museum. Discover the famous Maiden Tower, balanced precariously on a rock and the inspiration for legends about
imprisoned maidens in distress. Enjoy archery and other medieval activities including minting a custom-designed,
Adventures by Disney coin that is also yours to keep.
 
Enjoy Lunch Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Savor regional specialties as you eat lunch onboard the ship.
 
Explore Schloss Hof
Explore this extraordinary Baroque palace with its unique gardens and farm, which was Prince Eugene of Savoy's country
estate in the Marchfeld. Listen to costumed storytellers weave tales about Schloss Hof's history, enjoy a chocolate tasting
experience and learn to waltz in the grand ballroom. 
 
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Savor regional local foods as dinner is served a\onboard the ship.
 
Sing Your Heart Out on Karaoke Night
Enjoy a familiar sing-along or tackle a soaring solo as the whole family cheers you on. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 7 Budapest, Hungary
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Enjoy breakfast onboard and then head out to explore Budapest.
 
Take in all the Fun Activities at Lazar Equestrian Park
This rolling, pastoral, bucolic family estate is a combination of a working farm and an entertainment venue featuring the
famed masters of horsemanship—the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, see Hungarian cowboys known as "csikósoks"
in action, be entertained by a delightful horse show, learn how to make goulash and meet farm animals up close at a
petting zoo.
 
Enjoy Lunch at Lazar Equestrian Park
Enjoy lunch at the park and be treated to live music by traditional Hungarian folk musicians. Challenge your fellow
Adventurers to a goulash-making competition—and afterward, enjoy dining on this local favorite!
 
Be Dazzled by a Panoramic City Tour of Budapest
Witness some of the most striking views and vistas to be seen anywhere in the world. Nature combines with art to astonish you as you absorb the sheer wonder that is Budapest.
 
Toast to Your Adventure at the Captain's Farewell Cocktail Reception
Raise your glasses with the Captain as you say goodbye to your unforgettable adventure.
 
Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Enjoy one final dinner onboard the ship with Budapest as a majestic backdrop.
 
Illuminations Cruise
Experience a night to remember along the Danube River with the buildings of Budapest lit up like a fairytale. Enjoy the
spectacular architecture of the city as your ship leisurely cruises through the calm waters—and toast to the end of your
fantastic journey on the Adventures by Disney River Cruise!(Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
Day 8 Budapest, Hungary
Breakfast Onboard the AmaWaterways Ship
Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.
 
Transfers to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)
Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime! (Breakfast)
River Cruise Highlights
  • Wachau Valley Bike Excursion: Take a magical bike ride from Melk to Krems through the storybook village of Dürnstein and enjoy the pastoral landscape dotted with Wachau Valley vineyards.
  • Salzburg In Austria: Discover the majestic city of Salzburg with a local expert. Visit the beautiful Mirabell
    Gardens and other sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music. And zoom down a mineshaft slide at the Salt Mines of Hallein—Austria's "white gold."
  • Lazar Equestrian Park In Hungary: Delight in fun activities for the whole family at this famous ranch founded by the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, enjoy an entertaining horse show and petting zoo and see the famous "csikósok"—Hungarian cowboys.
  • Devin Castle In Slovakia: View the ruins of Devin Castle and the famous Maiden Tower perched atop a cliff—an inspiration for many fairytale stories such as the classic Disney movie Tangled. Now serving
    as a museum, Devin Castle offers medieval activities including archery and candle making
    with real beeswax.
  • Schönbrunn Palace In Austria: Tour the magnificent, world-famous Schönbrunn Palace. See one of its renowned marionette shows and attend a strudel-making demonstration featuring a famous regional
    treat—apple strudel!
All This Included
Enjoy family river cruising to 8 unforgettable destinations in 4 countries on an all-inclusive adventure along the Danube River through the heart of Europe. These 8-day/7-night vacations are Adventures by Disney-exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising.
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on-board the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • WiFi
  • Complimentary bicycles at yoru disposal in every port
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: MS AmaViola
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • * The 3-hour escorted bike ride is 28 miles long and the 1-hour escorted bike ride is 16 miles long. For all bike rides, we strongly recommend that Guests be in shape, know how to ride a bike, have ridden a bike recently, and know that the bike ride will take place on a solid surface, gravel and cobblestones, through towns, along the river, near traffic, crossing streets, etc. Bike trails are not on grass. Please Note: Guests wishing to bike on their own can visit the Cruise Manager to reserve a bicycle. 
  • **For all bike rides, we strongly recommend that Guests be in shape, know how to ride a bike, have ridden a bike recently, and know that the bike ride will take place on a solid surface, gravel and cobblestones, through towns, along the river, near traffic, crossing streets, etc. Bike trails are not on grass. 
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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