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Danube River Cruise 2019 (East Tour, For Families)

8 days with Adventures by Disney   Rating: Deluxe


Itinerary
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DAY 1 VILSHOFEN, GERMANY
ARRIVE IN VILSHOFEN
Get ready for adventure as you travel to your new home, the AmaLea ship, for the duration of your adventure.
 
ENJOY DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Eat dinner on the elegant ship as you set sail on your journey along the Danube River.
 
OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION
Get your “oompah” on at this private 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 ON BOARD THE 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 THE 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 fun-filled adventure playground.
 
OPTION B: ALDERSBACHER BREWERY TOUR & TASTING
Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Aldersbacher Brewery, a working brewery and museum that is also home to a Cistercian monastery which was founded in 1776. Enjoy a pretzel and drink while you tour the brewery and monastery.
 
OPTION C: 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 ON BOARD THE SHIP
Eat dinner on the ship as you float gently along the coastline of Passau.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURER MOVIE NIGHT
Joined by our Adventure Guides, Kids will delight in a movie that highlights this spectacular destination. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 3 LINZ, AUSTRIA
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE 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." Plus, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
 
SAVOR A MEAL AT A LOCAL RESTAURANT
Enjoy regional cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere in any of the local restaurants or cafes along the cities charming streets.
 
ENJOY DINNER ON BOARD THE 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 ON BOARD THE 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 AROUND 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 ON BOARD THE 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 4-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: ICE CREAM PARTY ON BOARD THE SHIP
Head up to the top deck for an onboard ice cream party where you'll lap up your delicious treat while checking out Melk's beautiful landscape.
 
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 4-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 ON BOARD THE SHIP
Rejoin your fellow Adventurers at dinner on board 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.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURER MOVIE NIGHT
Children can enjoy a movie on the ship that highlights the destination while the Adventure Guides keep things fun. Teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 5 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE 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.
 
JUNIOR ADVENTURER ACTIVITIES AT SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE
Junior Adventurers enjoy visiting the Palace's Children's Museum and dressing up in historical garb. Children's activities are hosted by Adventure Guides.
 
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 strudel-making 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 ON BOARD THE SHIP
Explore Vienna on your own then enjoy a delicious lunch on board 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 paintings, 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 ON BOARD THE 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 SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE
Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in the 1,441-room Baroque palace that is one of the most renowned architectural monuments and concert venues in the country. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)
 
DAY 6 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
BREAKFAST ON BOARD THE SHIP
Start your day with a scrumptious breakfast and get ready to explore Bratislava or Vienna.
 
MORNING ACTIVITY OPTIONS
 
OPTION A: EXCURSION TO 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 WALKING TOUR & SCAVENGER HUNT
Discover the capital of Slovakia in a fun and interactive adventure that leads you through picturesque streets as you learn fascinating historical facts, bizarre legends and amazing stories. 
 
LUNCH AT SCHLOSS HOF
Enjoy regional and classical cuisine featuring a variety of local flavors and seasonal specialties in this lovely restaurant nestled amidst the pastoral Manor Farm. The restaurant features indoor seating, as well as an outdoor dining terrace. 
 
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 Schnapps tasting experience and learn to waltz in the grand ballroom. Junior Adventurers can delight in the petting zoo and a dress-up activity—and even make a baked treat they get to eat!
 
OPTION B: ON YOUR OWN TIME IN VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Spend the day exploring Austria’s capital city, once the center of artistic and intellectual pursuits, it was home to the likes of Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. The city is populated with stunning Imperial palaces, including Schönbrunn, as well as a sprawling museum district. 
 
ENJOY LUNCH ON BOARD THE SHIP
Savor regional specialties as you eat lunch on board the ship.
 
ENJOY DINNER ON BOARD THE SHIP
Dine on local fare and regional favorites 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 ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy breakfast on board and then head out to explore Budapest.
 
FULL DAY ACTIVITY OPTIONS
 
OPTION A: VISIT BUDAPEST CENTRAL MARKET HALL
Shop like a local as you take in the sights, foods and arts and crafts of Budapest’s largest indoor market, which has been restored to its stunning neo-Gothic beauty. 
 
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. 
 
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! 
 
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.
 
OPTION B: BUDAPEST WALKING FOOD TOUR
Take your taste buds on a fantastic food-filled tour of the many flavors of Budapest, including tastings at the Central Market Hall and other well-known venues. 
 
LUNCH ON BOARD SHIP OR ON YOUR OWN IN BUDAPEST
Choose to dine on board the ship, or continue your exploration of Budapest and discover a lunch spot of your own among the many restaurants throughout the city. 
 
ON YOUR OWN IN BUDAPEST
Spend the afternoon exploring the shops and sites of this wonderful city.
 
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 ON BOARD THE SHIP
Enjoy one final dinner on board 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 ON BOARD THE 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)
Map
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, 6 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
Highlights
  • Dürnstein Castle Walk among the ruins of one of the region's most popular sites and marvel at the incredible views.
  • Danube River Bike Ride Pedal along the gorgeous river on this picturesque hour-long ride from Krems to Durnstein.
  • Lazar Equestrian Park Delight in the horsemanship displayed in the amazing shows and meet some real Hungarian cowboys.
  • Bratislava Tour & Scavenger Hunt Get to know the history and legends of Slovakia's capital city on this interactive adventure.
  • Tree Path Kopfing Climb to the treetops and walk the rope bridges that offer amazing views of the majestic Austrian Alps.
  • Hallein Salt Mine Adventure Tour this 7,000-year-old "white gold" mine and take a boat ride across an underground lake.
  • Salzburg Explore the city's iconic landmarks, gardens and rolling hills made famous in the film, The Sound of Music.
  • Schönbrunn Palace Tour Immerse yourself in true Baroque style on a private tour of Austria's most visited destination.
  • Budapest Take in some of the world's most breathtaking views as you explore Hungary's capital city on the Danube River.
  • Mondsee Bask in the beauty of this picturesque lakeside town and the Abbey that was featured in The Sound of Music.
  • Passau Walking Tour Start the day with a tour of this lovely town with a local expert dressed in 18th century costume.
  • Vienna Tour Discover the museums, architecture and history that make Vienna a hub of European culture.
  • Mozart & Strauss Concert Hear the timeless music of these Austrian masters played in the renowned Schönbrunn Palace.
  • Schloss Hof Listen to tales about the history of this Baroque palace where you'll learn to waltz and taste chocolates.
Accommodations
Cruising: MS AmaLea
Notes
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Minimum age: 4; Suggested age: 8+. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Please ask your Vacations to Go travel counselor for more information.
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