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AmaStella

AmaStella - Melodies of the Danube

Built in 2016, the AmaStella truly shines as a quality luxury cruise ship. The centre-piece glass elevator ringed with dual curved stairways and sleek contemporary reception desk are just the introduction to the ship’s beauty and class. Designed to carry up to 156 passengers, its spacious design provides many public areas in which to relax and socialize including fitness room with wooden floors, heated pool with convenient swim-up bar, a cozy library, a stunning Main Lounge, Sun Deck walking track, massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. The twin staterooms also offer twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery.

 

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Embark

Embark the ship in Budapest.

Day 1: Budapest

Board the AmaStella in Budapest today. There will be time to settle into your stateroom or suite before meeting the other guests for a Welcome Dinner on board tonight.

Day 2: Budapest

Today you will explore the city of Budapest which offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church.

Day 3: Bratislava

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.

Day 4: Vienna

Discover Vienna on a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city.

Day 5: Weissenkirchen - Grein

Arrive in Weissenkirchen where you can choose from a number of excursions including a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception.

Day 6: Linz

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 centre, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options including an excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District or visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

Day 7: Passau

Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration.

Day 8: Vilshofen

Your cruise ends in Vilshofen where you will disembark the ship.

Disembark

Disembark the ship in Vilshofen.

Includes

  • 7 Nights' accommodation on board AmaStella
  • Full board during the cruise, including complimentary local Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drink
  • Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
  • Daily sightseeing and excursions as detailed in the itinerary
  • Port Taxes are shown separately on the website and will be charged at the time of booking
  • Bottled water replenished daily in Staterooms

Excludes

  • International flights
  • Transfers to and from the ship
  • Personal expenses
  • Personal insurance
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Beverages, other than those already mentioned
 

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