June 14 to 27, 2012
This exclusive 14-day journey through the heart of Central Europe features a seven-night cruise on the legendary Blue Danube aboard one of the deluxe vessels of the prestigious AMADEUS FLEET, followed by three nights in Prague and two nights in Kraków, Poland, in deluxe hotel accommodations. The carefully designed itinerary encompasses the former glorious realm of Habsburg Emperors, with visits to six countries and six UNESCO World Heritage sites. Specially arranged excursions include a private organ concert in Melk and a private music performance in Vienna. Cruise from Budapest, Hungary, to Passau, Germany, through the spectacular Wachau Valley. Enjoy a comprehensive program of guided excursions along the way: Bratislava's medieval Old Town, imperial Vienna, magnificent Melk Abbey and the storybook village of Dürnstein. Explore the medieval gems of Prague, Cesk´y Krumlov and Kraków, virtual open-air museums of Central European history and architecture. Extend your Habsburg experience with the Budapest Two-Night Pre-Program Option and the Warsaw Two-Night Post-Program Option.Back to the top »
|1||June 14||Depart from the U.S. or Canada|
|2||June 15||Budapest, Hungary/Embark ship|
|4||June 17||Bratislava, Slovakia|
|5||June 18||Vienna, Austria|
|9||June 22|| Passau,Germany/Disembark ship/|
˘Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic/Prague
|12||June 25|| Prague/Scenic journey |
to Kraków, Poland
|14||June 27||Kraków/Return to the U.S.|
Begin your travel program with two nights in cosmopolitan Budapest in a deluxe hotel. Excursions include a walking tour of the vibrant Pest side of the city. Known as the cultural hub of Budapest, Pest became a center for architectural innovation after Budapest was unified in 1873 and has many magnificent fin-de-siècle buildings. Also, enjoy a specially arranged visit to the Béla Bartók Memorial House to learn more about Hungary's most famous composer.
Extend your journey with two nights in Warsaw, Poland's political and cultural capital. During a special guided city tour, view the city's most famous landmarks, including the Old Town, the Royal Castle and the Monuments to the Heroes of the Ghetto and the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Also visit Częstochowa, the most venerated Catholic shrine in Central Europe, and view the famous Black Madonna icon in the Pauline Monastery of Jasna Gora. Option available at additional cost. Complete details will be included with your reservation confirmation.Back to the top »
From approximately $3,835 plus international air
Activity Level - Moderately Active
INCLUDED FEATURES ON BOARD THE DELUXE AMADEUS FLEET
Full-day panoramic motorcoach transfer from Passau to Prague, featuring a visit to and lunch in the beautifully preserved medieval city of ˘Ceský Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Scenic motorcoach transfer from Prague, Czech Republic, to Kraków, Poland, including a stop and lunch in Brno, the second largest city in the Czech Republic.
ENHANCED TRAVEL SERVICES
The elegance and romance of native son Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music was inspiration in the meticulous crafting of the deluxe AMADEUS River Fleet. The Fleet inaugurated a new generation of deluxe river cruising, setting new standards in design and technology and featuring the comforts of a floating five-star hotel.
Each ship offers approximately 76 outside, air-conditioned, stylishly appointed cabins (from 160 square feet, among the most spacious cabins on any river in the world) and suites (up to 323 square feet). Most accommodations feature a floor-to-ceiling sliding glass door with French balcony (iron railing) and all have two twin beds (convertible to one double bed), a private bathroom with shower (suites have bathtub with shower), individual climate control, satellite telephone and television, writing desk, safe and hair dryer.
Meals are served in single, unassigned seatings in the elegant Panorama Restaurant, where passengers can enjoy the passing landscape through floor-to-ceiling windows. Highly skilled chefs prepare continental cuisine featuring local ingredients. Meals include early-risers' coffee, buffet breakfast and lunch, afternoon tea and four-course dinner. Live piano music is played during afternoon tea, and complimentary wine is served with dinner.
Public facilities are spacious and typically include a lounge and bar that opens onto a Panorama Deck, a library, Internet Café, beauty salon, boutique and fitness studio with massage services and early morning exercise classes. The Sun Deck features the Lido Bar, an outdoor dipping pool, golf putting green and walking track. Guests will also appreciate the complimentary Quietvox audio system available to all passengers for listening enhancement during shore excursions. Laundry service is available.
The international English-speaking crew provides warm hospitality and personalized service. The next generation of European river vessels, the AMADEUS Fleet meets the highest safety standards and is the only fleet of European river ships to have been awarded the “Green Certificate” of environmental preservation.
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