Magnificent Europe : 2018 - Budapest to Amsterdam : ms AmaPrima (Cruise Only)
Follow the route of emperors and kings on a magnificent European journey along three great rivers through five fascinating countries. From Amsterdam, travel on the Rhine river to Cologne, with its breathtaking cathedral. Continue cruising along the beautiful Rhine Gorge and then through the Main-Danube Canal, an engineering masterpiece, as you traverse Europe's Continental Divide. Discover the culture and traditions of such grand old capitals as Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest. Along the way, you'll see perfectly preserved medieval towns and Europe's loveliest countryside.
Day 1 : ARRIVE IN BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - EMBARKATION
Arrive in Budapest and embark your luxurious river cruise ship. This evening meet your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. (D)
Day 2 : BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. Your tour also includes the Fisherman's Bastion, the Royal Palace and St. Stephen's Basilica. Tonight, the ship departs for Bratislavia after a special "Illuminations Cruise" past the city's stunning river front. (B,L,D)
Day 3 : BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Enjoy a scenic cruise to Bratislava, arriving early afternoon. You will have a choice of two tours, a "Communist History" tour or a walking tour of the city's major sights, including the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin's Cathedral. The rest of the afternoon is free to shop or explore on your own. (B,L,D)
Day 4 : VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Savor the sights of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour this morning, including the Vienna Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen's Cathedral. The afternoon is free to explore on your own. As an alternative, join an optional excursion to the Imperial Schönbrunn Palace. Tonight, explore the vibrant Austrian capital on your own, or go see an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. (B,L,D)
Day 5 : DÜRNSTEIN - MELK
Reach the Wachau Valley early this morning. Stop in Durnstein, a charming town with a magnificent blue Stiftskirche, and take a walking tour down medieval cobblestone streets past 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. High above the town, you will see the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionhearted was once imprisoned. You will also enjoy a wine tasting of several different wines. After lunch, the ship will cruise to Melk for a guided tour of the town's Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest baroque monasteries and the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. (B,L,D)
Day 6 : LINZ - PASSAU, GERMANY
This morning the ship arrives in Linz, where you will have a choice of two different excursions. The first choice is an optional 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 Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The tour also includes a visit to the Mirabell Gardens, Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart's Square, and much more. The alternative is to remain on the ship as it cruises through scenic Upper Austria to Passau, a 2,000-year-old city noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture. A late afternoon walking tour of Passau will take you along the cobblestone streets of the Old Town, where you will see the old city fortifications and St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to the largest pipe organ in the world. (B,L,D)
Day 7 : REGENSBURG
Early this afternoon, arrive in 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 a Roman fort built in 179 AD. As an alternative, visit the Audi Factory in Ingolstadt, where a member of the Audi team will take you on a guided tour of the Audi Car Museum or the production line (subject to availability). (B,L,D)
Day 8 : NUREMBERG
This morning, enter the Main-Danube Canal and relax during a leisurely cruise through the beautiful Altmühl Valley. The Main-Danube Canal traverses the Franconian Alps via 16 locks, truly a marvel of modern engineering. In the afternoon, you may opt to take a "Medieval Nuremberg" tour to see the storybook 900-year-old ramparts that surround this historic city and the Imperial Castle, or join the "WWII" tour that visits the Zeppelin field where Hitler held his Nazi rallies and the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946. (B,L,D)
Day 9 : BAMBERG
Enjoy a morning walking tour of the enchanting town of Bamberg, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993. See the Cathedral, the Old Town Hall that straddles the river, and explore serpentine streets lined with charming houses. Sample some of Bamberg's famous smoked beer before continuing your cruise to Wurzburg. (B,L,D)
Day 10 : WÜRZBURG - KITZINGEN
Today take a guided tour of Würzburg showing you all of the major sights or visit the Residenz Palace and gardens, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe's best examples of Baroque architecture. You might also enjoy an optional excursion to medieval Rothenburg, a beautiful walled city situated on the Romantic Road. Your walking tour includes entrance to the Käthe Wohlfahrt Christmas Museum. Your evening walking tour of Kitzngen includes the city's famous 13th-century Leaning Tower, the Old Main Bridge, Kitzingen Church, and the Renaissance-style Town Hall. Later, the Aulic Council and Wine Queen will welcome you to Germany's oldest wine cellar for a tasting of several different wines and an overview of wine production in the region. (B,L,D)
Day 11 : WERTHEIM - MILTENBERG
This morning, you will have a walking tour of Wertheim, a town that has retained much of its medieval charm and character. The ship will depart for Miltenberg during lunch, arriving early evening for a brief walking tour along cobblestone streets lined with steeply gabled, half-timbered houses. Later, the ship leaves Bavaria and the Main River behind. (B,L,D)
Day 12 : RÜDESHEIM - KOBLENZ
Arrive in Rüdesheim shortly after lunch and take a mini train to visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum. Explore the Drosselgasse, a narrow alley lined with wine taverns and restaurants during your free time. Later this afternoon, your ship departs for Koblenz, cruising through the legendary Rhine Gorge, a stunningly beautiful stretch of the river with many imposing castles. Arrive in Koblenz in the evening and enjoy a walking tour through this charming town, lead by your Cruise Manager. (B,L,D)
Day 13 : KOBLENZ - COLOGNE
The ship cruises to Cologne this afternoon, where you will have a walking tour through the old part of the city and visit the fabled 13th-century gothic cathedral. You will have ample free time here to shop for souvenirs, linger in the cathedral, or explore the city on your own. The ship departs tonight for Amsterdam. (B,L,D)
Day 14 : AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
After arriving in Amsterdam early this afternoon, you will have a scenic canal cruise through the city known as the "Venice of the North." See the beautiful homes that line the water, the fabled Skinny Bridge, and the famous house where Anne Frank and her family once lived in hiding. Later, you will have a panoramic city tour of Amsterdam, including a photo stop at a windmill. Afterwards, enjoy some free time to explore on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)
Day 15 : DISEMBARKATION - DEPART AMSTERDAM
Bid Farewell to Amsterdam and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)
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