Danube Rhapsody and Prague Extension
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Danube Rhapsody and Prague Extension


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10 Days

Picturesque Danube and the excitement of Prague

Journey to the heart of the once-illustrious Habsburg monarchy, along the fabled Danube River and visit grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. This river cruise highlights a diverse landscape from the beauty of the  UNESCO-protected Wachau Valley and the Danube-knee at Visegrad to imposing architectural beauties like the Melk Abbey and the Esztergom Basilica.

Choose to spend two more nights with us and visit Prague, the Czech capital called the Golden City. Often described as one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, Prague boasts magnificent architecture, especially the hundreds of spires pointing skyward. Experience the wonders of this city and its historic city center that is a recognized UNESCO World Heritage Site.

*Please note: The minimum number of participants for the land program is 15. 

Itinerary

Beautiful Passau is the starting point for your memorable Danube cruise. After embarkation, meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner.

Stay Passau

Departure at 5:00pm

This morning presents an opportunity to visit the eye-catching Baroque Benedictine abbey of Melk. This Baroque jewel is filled with interior frescoes created by preeminent artists of the18th century, and a magnificent library with priceless manuscripts. During lunch on board, the ship continues to Dürnstein, a picturesque wine growers’ village located in the heart of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Wachau Valley. Explore the village on a guided tour or choose to sample some of the region’s famous “Grüner Veltliner“ wines during an excursion to a local vineyard. After departure, enjoy dinner and an exclusive private concert onboard. The ship arrives in Vienna later this evening and remains overnight.

Stay Emmersdorf

9:00am - 11:30am

Excursions

Stay Duernstein

1:30pm - 4:00pm

Excursions

Stay Vienna

Arrival at 9:00pm

Excursions

There is much to see and do in this Imperial capital city. A panoramic tour rewards you with views of the “Ringstrasse“ with its pompous buildings, the famous State Opera House, the Museum Quarter with historic and contemporary architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In the afternoon, continue your exploration or venture with the group to Schönbrunn Palace, the sumptuous former summer palace and gardens of Empress Maria Theresia. Be sure to explore the elegant Gloriette, a stunning hilltop pavilion offering panoramic views of the palace and Vienna‘s skyline. Alternatively, experience beautiful nature and active discovery on our guided bike tour through Vienna.

After a full day of adventures, enjoy dinner on board as the vessel departs.

Stay Vienna

Departure at 7:00pm

Excursions

After a relaxing morning on board, arrive in Budapest shortly before lunch. Spend the afternoon in this capital city, which uniquely straddles the Danube River. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, the Buda castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest parliament building in the world, and the second largest synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. As a special treat this evening, local artists come on board to entertain with dances and music, as the vessel cruises the Danube through this iconic city by night. Remain overnight.

Stay Budapest

Arrival at 11:30am

Excursions

Hungary with a visit to the “Puszta“ or countryside. Food lovers can enjoy the alternative excursion “An Authentic Taste of Budapest“ which starts at the market hall. Admire Budapest’s famous thermal baths and, finally, visit one of Budapest’s numerous pastry shops, where you can order delicious cakes and pastry. The vessel departs from Budapest shortly after lunch and continues to Slovakia. Relax on board or join the optional excursion to visit Szentendre, an artists’ village with art museums and galleries, and Esztergom, the seat of the Hungarian Catholic church and former capital city. Those on the excursion rejoin the vessel in Esztergom before dinner. Watch the receding lights of the city as the vessel continues on its way.

Stay Budapest

Departure at 1:30pm

Excursions

Stay Esztergom

7:00pm - 7:15pm

Wake up in the capital city of Bratislava, Slovakia. Join the walking tour and see the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, the old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and more. After lunch, the afternoon excursion to a small Carpathian winery offers many culinary delights. Rejoin the vessel in Hainburg.

Stay Bratislava

8:00am - 2:00pm

Excursions

Stay Hainburg

4:00pm - 4:30pm

After lunch you will arrive in Linz, the third largest city in Austria. See the Mozarthaus and the Renaissance villas here, along with the main street and square, which boast unique churches and concert venues. For nature lovers, our active hiking tour around the Danube city offers magnificent views of Linz and the surrounding countryside. Later today, join us in the Panorama-Restaurant for an evening of glamour, great company, incredible food and wines at the Captain‘s Gala Dinner.

Stay Linz

2:00pm - 10:00pm

Excursions

Your vacation doesn't have to end when you return. Imagine this: after breakfast, we'll whisk you away from the ship and head from Passau to Prague. But first, let's make a memorable stop in Pilsen, celebrated for its brewing excellence. Indulge in a lunch that's more than a meal – it's an exploration of flavors, complemented by a refreshing glass of Pilsner and authentic Czech cuisine. Then, onward to the Golden City on the Moldau – Prague. Check into our centrally located 4 or 5-star hotel, enjoy a classy dinner and let the evening unfold as you wander through its enchanting streets.

Your journey continues – it's a second adventure waiting to be experienced

Stay Passau

Arrival at 7:30am

Excursions

Stay Prague

Arrival at 4:00pm

After breakfast, we'll whet your appetite for Prague's most beautiful sights. Alongside its iconic landmarks, you'll ascend the Castle Hill and discover the Gothic splendor of St. Vitus Cathedral and the world-famous Prague Castle. Following that, a stroll through the Mala Strana district awaits, leading you to the iconic Charles Bridge, where the Moldau River flows beneath you. Later, indulge in liquid gold during a beer tasting of Czech culinary delights at a quaint tavern. For dessert, marvel at the famous Astronomical Clock during a walk towards the Old Town Square. Afterwards, you'll have time for yourself – and an afternoon to follow your own compass

Stay Prague

Over Night

Excursions

This Morning you will be picked up for your departure transfer to the airport Prague.

Stay Prague

Over Night

Excursions

We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

$150 pp Early Booking Discount

Book by November 30 2024 and save $150 per person on the regular cruise rate.

Terms and Conditions

Please note that the minimum number of participants for the land program is 15. The land extension can be booked until 60 days prior to the cruise departure. 

Dates & Prices

Comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom, walk-out exterior balcony, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, bathrobe, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. Cabins with connecting doors are available on request.

Spacious bathroom, drop-down panoramic window, mini-bar, walk-in wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, small panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe.

Spacious bathroom, panoramic window (cannot be opened), spacious wardrobe, choice of bed configuration (double or twin bed), flat-screen television, individual climate control, en-suite bathroom with shower/WC, hair dryer, direct dial telephone and in-room safe. 

Inclusions

Land Extension Prague

  • Transfer from the ship in Passau to Prague with lunch in Pilsen
  • Meet & greet with your tour manager in Prague
  • 2 nights in a 4-5 star hotel in Prague including breakfast, welcome dinner and porterage
  • City tour including Prague Castle and beer tasting 
  • Departure transfer from hotel to Vaclav Havel Airport Prague

Suites & Staterooms 

  • Luxury accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom of your choice: Spacious Mozart Suites with a walk-out balcony, stateroom cabins on Mozart and Strauss Decks with drop-down Panorama Retractable Windows offering a wide-open view 
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe 
  • Choice of bed configuration in all categories (double or twin bedding)
  • Bottled water in every stateroom 

Gourmet Dining (valid for the cruise only)

  • Gourmet dining featuring breakfast, multi-course lunches and dinners with menu choices (including vegetarian options), afternoon tea and late-night snack
  • Free-flowing hand-selected wines from the best wine regions, draft beer, soda as well as coffee and tea with every lunch and dinner; Coffee and tea available 24 hours a day in the Amadeus Club

An Array of Amenities 

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Onboard fitness center open 24 hours a day
  • All gratuities on board are included in your cruise fare
  • Personalized service of an experienced, multilingual AMADEUS Cruise Director 
  • AMADEUS digital audio system for all guided excursions 
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles for independent exploration 
  • All port taxes, embarkation, disembarkation and lock fees included in your cruise fare 

Excursions and excursion packages

Cruise your way and choose from a carefully curated selection of immersive and inspiring excursions and adventures! Select one of our packages offered at a discounted rate when purchased in advance or book individual shore excursions at regular rates on board your cruise.

Package A | for only CA$ 403 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • Linz walking tour with Linzer Torte tasting

Package B | for only CA$ 623 per person

Enjoy a package of these pre-selected excursions for a discounted rate when purchased in advance.

  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • AMADEUS Active: Scenic bike tour in Vienna
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • AMADEUS Active: Hiking in Linz

Package C | for only CA$ 768 per person

  • Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel
  • Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting
  • Vienna - Imperial discovery tour
  • Visit to Schönbrunn Palace
  • Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders
  • Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta
  • Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre
  • Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube
  • AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region
  • Linz walking tour with Linzer Torte tasting

Passau – Prague

Unit Price

Melk Abbey - A Baroque Jewel

CA$ 97

Dürnstein with Abbey and tasting

CA$ 76

Exclusive private concert on board

Included

Vienna - Imperial discovery tour

CA$ 73

Visit to Schönbrunn Palace

CA$ 114

OR AMADEUS Active: Scenic bike tour in Vienna

CA$ 100

Budapest - Castle Hill & Historic Wonders

CA$ 76

Evening cruise with folklore show on board

Included

Traditions of the Hungarian Puszta

CA$ 129

OR AMADEUS Taste: An Authentic Taste of Budapest

CA$ 76

Esztergom, Visegrád castle and Szentendre

CA$ 92

Bratislava - Beauty on the Danube

CA$ 91

AMADEUS Taste: Vineyard Raca and the Carpathian wine region

CA$ 111

Linz walking tour with Linzer Torte tasting

CA$ 45

OR AMADEUS Active: Hiking in Linz

CA$ 53

Transfer to Prague with lunch in Pilsen, dinner and overnight stay in a 4-5 star hotel

Included

City tour with Prague Castle & beer tasting

Included

Overnight stay in a 4-5 star hotel

Included

Transfer to Prague airport

Included

Prices per person if excursions are purchased on board.

Additional Services

Transfer

You're in good hands with us from the start: Let us book you a transfer from the airport or train station to the ship port and back. The following prices apply per person per transfer:

Passau (Germany)

Airport Munich - Port Passau CA$ 205

Train Station - Port CA$ 45

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