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Discover the elegance of old Europe in luxury as you relax and replenish your mind and body on this 10-day trip

Travelling along the Danube allows you to see some of Europe's most romantic and elegant cities, such as historic Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. On this 10-day trip, you'll discover the very best these places have to offer, all while travelling in complete luxury aboard AmaWaterways' AmaViola.

Starting in Vilshofen an der Donau (the Small City of Three Rivers), you'll also visit Passau and Linz and the musical city of Salzburg, plus explore the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov. Melk's magnificent Benedictine abbey is also a must-see, then it's on to Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest.

Throughout your voyage, you'll find a choice of excursions in each city or you can just hop on one of the on-board bikes to explore the sights at your own pace. You'll also be able to take part in a tailored wellness programme, which you can dip in and out of as much as you wish to, ensuring you return from your trip refreshed and rejuvenated.

Wellness activities

During your river cruise, you'll have a dedicated wellness host to lead you through exercise classes as well as have discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques. On AmaViola, you'll be able to take full advantage of the pool (with swim-up bar), walking track and fitness room, which also offers massage services and a hair salon.

Award-winning dining

Savour a wide choice of exquisite cuisines at a variety of dining venues on board, such as the Main Restaurant and The Chef's Table. You can also order delicious tapas to snack on between meals in the Main Lounge.

Space to relax

Due to social distancing there will be fewer guests on board, so you can enjoy the luxury of space to unwind, relax and reconnect with loved ones. The public areas, including lounges and restaurants, won't be busy.

See historic cities your way

With complimentary bicycles on board, you have the chance to explore the towns and cities on guided bike tours, or discover them on your own.

Luxury accommodation

Enjoy panoramic views and plenty of fresh air in the lavish twin-balcony staterooms that feature both a French balcony and an outside balcony. In your outside stateroom, you'll also find an entertainment-ondemand system, a mini-fridge, desk and sitting area. You'll also have your bottled water replenished daily

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Price includes

  • Return flights.
  • Seven nights' luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom on AmaViola.
  • *Two nights' pre-cruise accommodation in Munich or two nights' post-cruise in Budapest.
  • All-inclusive on-board dining, including a welcome dinner and captain's gala dinner.
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner.
  • Wellness activities with a dedicated wellness host.
  • Personalised service from a highly trained cruise manager.

Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Jul 19, 2021
To
Mon, Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,498*

* Two extra nights offer means starting your holiday on 17 July or ending on 28 July. Price based on two people sharing a Category E Fixed Window Stateroom (on bookings before 31 January 2021).Deposite: £270. For full deposit and cancellation information, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Vilshofen
    Vilshofen, Germany

    Transfer from the airport and board the ship in Vilshofen to begin your Romantic Danube cruise.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Vilshofen to Passau
    Passau, Germany

    Explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the "Veste Oberhaus," Passau's Castle Hill; or go on a River Inn bike tour.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Linz
    Linz, Austria

    The ship arrives in Linz where you'll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you'll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music. Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city's famed "Culture Mile" and the Danube. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Scenic Cruising to Weissenkirchen
    Weissenkirchen in der Wachau, Austria

    Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you'll enjoy the region's finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, worldrenowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    Vienna
    Vienna, Austria

    The "City of Waltzes" offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Bratislava
    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title "Coronation City of Kings," as you'll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special "Tastes of Slovakia" tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary

    Your city tour begins at Budapest's Great Market Hall, where you'll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you'll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You'll see the 19thcentury Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest's most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Disembark in Budapest
    Budapest, Hungary

    Disembark the ship today as you prepare for your flight home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

AmaViola

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Cruise ship

This 156-passenger river cruise ship is inspired by luxury yachts

Decorated with brightly colored floral and geometric patterns from stateroom to Main Lounge, AmaViola is no ordinary river cruise ship. Twin balconies in most staterooms maximize enjoyment as steeples and vineyards glide by. There's tapas served in the Main Lounge and bold, beautiful dishes from the regionally-inspired tasting menu in The Chef's Table specialty restaurant. There's a hair salon, an inviting sun-deck pool with a swim-up bar, a walking track, fitness room and a fleet of onboard bikes to take for a spin on-shore. Additionally, there's an eclectic schedule of entertainment on board, from traditional Bavarian music, to a local quartet or modern piano favorites.

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Availability

From
Mon, Mon, Jul 19, 2021
To
Mon, Mon, Jul 26, 2021
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,498*

* Two extra nights offer means starting your holiday on 17 July or ending on 28 July. Price based on two people sharing a Category E Fixed Window Stateroom (on bookings before 31 January 2021).Deposite: £270. For full deposit and cancellation information, visit tstours.co.uk/assets/tandc.pdf. This offer is exclusive to Hearst UK and may be promoted by other Hearst brands.

Call now to book 02039934304
Quote ref: HEARST AMA