Europe & Baltic Cruises
Visit Prague for three nights before you embark on a cruise from Nuremburg to Budapest. Celebrate the beauty and history of the Danube, Europe’s second largest river, as you cruise from Nuremberg through the Main-Danube Canal across the Continental Divide. Continue to centuries-old towns and marvel at the beautiful river side vistas unfolding around you. Enter Austria and cruise through the lush Wachau wine region. Optional: Extend your tour with customized private tours in Europe. Transylvania, Turkey and Greece are just a few suggestions. Contact us for a complete private itinerary.
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AMA: The Legendary Danube - Nur to Bud (with Shared Pre) - (Dolce/Legro/Lyra) - Category E Cabin(2)
A transfer between the airport and the city or your hotel with a private vehicle and driver is provided.
The Grand Majestic Plaza (4*) is located in the heart of historical and business center of Prague, just a few steps from the famous Municipal House, Gothic Powder Gate, Republic Square, and the shopping center Palladium. When entering Grand Majestic Plaza Hotel, you will be captivated with a special atmosphere crowned with a fountain. The hotel features 196 rooms, including 6 luxury suites with a balcony. The Atrium Restaurant serves fine Czech and international cuisine and guests can enjoy delicious cocktails, a glass of good wine and other drinks that are offered throughout the day at the Grand Lounge Lobby Bar. The Wellness Center offers Thai massages, a sauna and a whirlpool to ensure that guests are fully relaxed during their stay.
Your morning’s sightseeing tour reveals why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, with its historic city center recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will see Wenceslas Square and the Metronome overlooking the Vltava River before arriving at the 1,000-year-old Hradcany Castle for a visit. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square and see the Church of Tyn and the famous Astronomical Clock.
Optional:This evening, an optional Folklore Dinner Show provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions.
To book this dinner show, please contact your travel consultant.
Optional:Participate in an optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now serving as a memorial to those who perished in the horrific events which took place there.To book this tour, please contact your travel consultant.
Depart from Prague after breakfast via motor coach and enjoy a stop in Karlovy Vary, better known by its German name, Carlsbad, famous for its Bohemian Spas. After lunch, drive through the pastoral (Bohemian) countryside to Nuremberg, the capital of Franconia.
Tonight, meet your fellow passengers at the Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg.
Port charges are included in your itinerary pricing.
The MS AmaDolce, AmaLegro, and AmaLyra have all set a new standard in European river cruising and offer a number of features, which no other European river cruise ships can match. Each vessel carries 148 passengers in unequaled luxury, comfort and style and is staffed by a highly-trained professional crew, with an ongoing emphasis on personal service.
Enjoy scenic cruising through the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmuhl Valley. Later on, you have a choice of two different excursions in Nuremberg. On one tour, you will explore the medieval history of Nuremberg, and see the 900-year-old ramparts that surround the city, the Imperial Castle and Old Town Hall. The other tour will focus on Nuremberg during World War II as the center of the Third Reich. Visit the infamous Zeppelin field used to hold rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946 (when available).
This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal to arrive in magnificent Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort which was built in 179 AD.
Your next tour is a bike ride to Walhalla, where you will visit the Walhalla Temple, effectively serving as a hall of fame which honors distinguished Germans throughout history.
Optional:Should you decide to partake, you may join an excursion to beautiful Weltenburg Abbey, the oldest monastery in Bavaria, and see the scenic Danube Gorge (seasonal).
To book this tour, please contact your sales specialist.
A walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of Old Town where you will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to the largest cathedral organ in the world. Located where the rivers Inn and Ilz join the Danube, this 2,000-year-old city is noted for its Gothic and Italian baroque architecture.
Optional:Should you decide to partake, you may join an excursion to Salzburg, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center, famous as the setting for the “Sound of Music” and as the birthplace of Mozart. The tour includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s Square, and much more.To book this tour, please contact your sales specialist.
In Melk, a guided tour will take you to the city’s magnificent 11th century Benedictine abbey, Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. You'll find this majestic structure perched on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube and beautiful Wachau valley.
Optional:If you are so inclined, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in the “Music Capital of the World.” To participate in this activity, please contact your sales specialist.
During today's city tour of Vienna, you will see the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse with it's grand architectural surrounds, and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Ranked as one of the most livable cities in the world, this tour will help you discover part of what makes Vienna so special.
Optional:Should you decide to partake, you may join a tour to Schönbrunn Palace, a former imperial 1,400-room Rococo summer residence in Vienna. The Palace and Gardens have been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and remains one of the primary tourist attractions in Vienna.
Embark on a sightseeing tour which takes you to historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy a splendid view of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the famous Heroes’ Square and much more.
Optional:Should you decide to partake, you may join an excursion taking you back to the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. This tour will offer facts and insight into what started out as a student demonstration, but then quickly spread across the country causing an uprising against the Communist regime. To book this tour, please contact your sales specialist.
After breakfast this morning you'll disembark from your cruise ship in Budapest.
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