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EUROPE | Germany, Austria, Hungary | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Danube River Cruise: Holiday

Adventures by Disney® is proud to announce our newest way to vacation in style for the holidays. Enjoy family river cruising along the Danube River through the heart of Europe to 7 unforgettable destinations in 3 countries. These 8-day/7-night vacations are Adventures by Disney-exclusive sailings with AmaWaterwaysTM - a leader in luxury river cruising.

Day 1

VILSHOFEN, GERMANY

Meal(s) Included: Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

Arrive in Vilshofen

Get ready for adventure as you board your AmaWaterwaysTM Ship-your new home for the duration of your adventure.

Captain's Welcome Cocktail Party & Dinner Onboard the Ship

Meet the captain and savor a German-style dinner made with fresh, local ingredients. Enjoy dining on the ship as you float gently down the river just outside of Vilshofen.

Party German-Style at Oktoberfest Welcome Reception

Get ready for the celebration of Oktoberfest with its iconic food and drink. Enjoy costumed local entertainers as they perform the music and folk dancing that have made this a yearly festivity around the world.

Day 2

Passau, Germany

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

Walking Tour of Passau with a Fun Marzipan-Making Activity

Take a lovely walking tour of Passau, led by a local expert dressed in 18th-century period clothing. Experience many wonderful locations, including St Stephen's Cathedral, with its 17,000-pipe organ. Then, experience a marzipan-making activity that will satisfy your sweet tooth—with enough yummy delights made to take some home!

Lunch Onboard the Ship

Eat lunch aboard the ship as you enjoy the scenery of Passau.

CHOOSE YOUR AFTERNOON ACTIVITIES

OPTION A:
The Famous Tree Path Kopfing Walk among the treetops along 41 connected towers that provide an unparalleled view of the surrounding forest and the majestic Austrian Alps. Follow your Adventure Guide up the steps to the tree line and along the rope bridges decorated with holiday lights. Discover a giant slide, a suspension bridge and a fun-filled adventure playground for the kids.
OPTION B:
Passau Christmas Market Enjoy shopping in this fascinating town and find special presents for your friends and family.
OPTION C:
Aldersbach Brewery Tour and Monastery Visit Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria at Alderbasbach Brewery. A working brewery and museum, the Alderbasbach Brewery is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Enjoy a pretzel and drink while you're there. After touring the brewery and monastery, you can take a handmade pretzel ornament home with you! Meanwhile, Junior Adventurers are privately guided on their own visit.

Dinner Onboard the Ship

Dine onboard on delicious dishes prepared with fresh local ingredients.

Day 3

LINZ, AUSTRIA

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

Day Tours of Salzburg

Enjoy a day in the majestic city of Salzburg with a local expert. Visit the beautiful Mirabell Gardens and other sights made famous from the movie The Sound of Music. Other sights included in the walking tour of Salzburg are Residenz Square, New Town, Old City, Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter's Cemetery, and the historic city center.

En route to Salzburg choose one of the following activities (both options include a viewing of The Sound of Music movie in the motor coach):

CHOOSE YOUR DAY ACTIVITIES

OPTION A:
Tour of Mondsee Head to the picturesque town of Mondsee along the famous crescent-shaped lake with the imposing Drachenwand mountain in the background. Visit the medieval Mondsee Abbey and see the church featured in the movie The Sound of Music.
OPTION B:
Tour of the Salt Mines The Salt Mines of Hallein are among the oldest mines in the World that are open to the public. Take a raft through the underground salt mines and zoom down a mineshaft slide—all while learning the rich history of Austria's "white gold."

Savor a Meal at a Local Restaurant

Enjoy regional cuisine in a welcoming atmosphere in any of the local restaurants or cafes along the cities charming streets.

On Your Own Time in Salzburg - and at the Famous Salzburg Christmas Market

Take time to shop and explore beautiful Salzburg at your leisure. And discover terrific holiday gifts at the Salzburg Christmas Market for your friends and family.

Enjoy Dinner Onboard the Ship

Eat dinner on the ship with the city of Linz as your backdrop.

Show Off Your Pipes with The Sound of Music Karaoke

Enjoy the movie The Sound of Music like never before as our Adventure Guides dressed in costumes from the movie join you in a spirited sing-along!

Christmas Market in Linz

Bring your holiday shopping list with you to this wonderful area and visit fine shops overflowing with special items.

Day 4

Melk, Austria

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

The Melk Benedictine Abbey

Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.

Danube Cultural Activities

Get a taste of the local flavors with a fish activity, marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting. Also, take a traditional Austrian dance lesson and learn more about the Danube River, which lies beneath the abbey.

Lunch Onboard the Ship with Daytime Sailing on Wachau Valley

Eat a delicious lunch aboard the ship and take in the sights as you cruise down the river through Wachau Valley with accompanying historical commentary.

CHOOSE YOUR AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

OPTION A:
Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the Burgruine Dürnstein Castle Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from the castle of the river, vineyards and villages. (Weather dependent.)
OPTION B:
Walking Tour of Krems An experienced local expert will share the history of Krems, while Guests indulge in the delicacies of the region. Together, families will enjoy local food specialties. In addition, adults will sample wine, apricot brandy and liqueurs from a private Wachau distillery.

Enjoy Activities and Dinner Onboard the Ship

Rejoin your fellow Adventurers for pretzel-making and board games. Adults can enjoy the wine tasting from the Wachau region.

Savor dinner offering a taste of the regional cuisine. Afterward, children can enjoy a movie on the ship, and teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge.

CHOOSE YOUR EVENING ACTIVITY

On Your Own Time in Krems - and the Krems Christmas Market
Explore this pretty city on the Danube River, dotted with churches and museums. Enjoy traditional eateries that give you a taste of the regional cuisine and wonderful wine bars, which also feature delicious beer. If you want to shop, you'll find an array of wonderful stores at Buhl Center. And check out the Krems Christmas Market to discover wonderful gifts for your friends and family.

Junior Adventurer Movie Night
Children can enjoy a movie on the ship that highlights the destination while the Adventure Guides keep things fun. Teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge.

Day 5

Vienna, Austria

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

Tour of Historic Schönbrunn Palace

Enjoy a privately guided tour of Schönbrunn Palace (translated as "beautiful spring")—one of the most magnificent palaces in the Hapsburg territory. Learn the rich history of this World Cultural Heritage site, a testament to the Baroque style. Explore the terraced gardens, including one called The Orangery that is the longest in the world and others that boast a maze and a labyrinth. Inside the Palace, see the beautifully furnished rooms of the Imperial Family and the historic underground kitchens.

Junior Adventurer Activities at Schönbrunn Palace

Junior Adventurers enjoy visiting the Palace's Children's Museum and dressing up in historical garb. Children's activities are hosted by Adventure Guides.

Private Marionette Show and Strudel-Making at Schönbrunn Palace Regroup for 2 wonderful family activities! Vienna is famous for its marionettes—and at Schönbrunn Palace the whole family can participate in a unique marionette demonstration, followed by a private marionette show. Then, enjoy a strudel-making demonstration showing you how to make a famous regional treat, apple strudel!

Christmas Market at Schönbrunn Palace

This decorative market in front of the impressive Schönbrunn Palace offers traditional handicrafts, handmade Christmas decorations, Christmas concerts and children's activities.

Spanish Riding School Delight in this private event at the famed Spanish Riding School at HofBurg Castle, featuring a welcome reception and a spectacular horse performance. Take an enchanting backstage tour of the grounds and see where the horses are trained.

Afternoon Activities—Choose One of the Following:

OPTION A:
Visit a Traditional Wine House (Heurige) Toast the merry vacation you're enjoying at one of the iconic Vienna wine houses! A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits you at a marvelous family-run local wine tavern. Snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads along with live music and entertainment from a local performer.
OPTION B:
Attend a Mozart & Strauss Concert at either Hofburg Palace or Palais Auersperg Delight in the music that was created hundreds of years ago in Vienna, played in one of these renowned concert venues.

Enjoy Dinner Onboard the Ship

Eat dinner on the ship with the sights of Vienna in the background.

Day 6

Vienna, Austria

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

Panoramic City Tour of Vienna

Take a motor coach tour of Vienna—the jewel of Austria—featuring beautiful historic and contemporary architecture throughout. Discover fascinating details about this grand city that was home to Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Sigmund Freud and many more.

On Your Own Time In Vienna

Explore the famed city of Vienna on your own, visiting its shops that feature fine antiques, luxury items and fashion, Baroque parks and gardens, and the MuseumsQuartier district with its renowned museums, exhibition halls and galleries. Or choose to go ice skating with your Adventure Guides at Wiener Eislauf Verein, located in the middle of the city center. To top it all off, discover this city's holiday offerings at festive Christmas markets! Check out the Christmas village on Maria-Theresien-Platz, featuring 70 stands offering traditional handicrafts and original gift ideas. With over 20 outdoors markets spread throughout Vienna, you'll enjoy finding treasures to admire in addition to children's rides, live music and more!

Special Holiday Lunch in Vienna

Enjoy traditional Viennese cuisine in a festive atmosphere at Griechenbeisl, the oldest restaurant in Vienna. This rustic restaurant opened in 1447 and has boasted many famous customers including Mozart, Strauss and America's beloved Mark Twain.

Onboard Activities En Route to Budapest, Hungary

Choose from a variety of activities, including gingerbread cookie decoration and a mulled wine demonstration and tasting. Also, there is an exclusive gift exchange for Junior Adventurers!

Dinner and Holiday Party Onboard the Ship

Savor a delicious dinner and enjoy a night-to-remember holiday party with your family and fellow Adventurers aboard the ship.

Day 7

Budapest, Hungary

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

Enjoy Fun Activities for Everyone at Lazar Equestrian Park

This rolling, pastoral, bucolic family estate is a combination of a working farm and an entertainment venue featuring the famed masters of horsemanship—the Lazar Brothers. Take a carriage ride, see Hungarian cowboys known as "csikósoks" in action, be entertained by a delightful horse show, learn how to make goulash and meet farm animals up close at a petting zoo.

Lunch at Lazar Equestrian Park

Enjoy lunch accompanied by traditional Hungarian folklore musicians.

Be Dazzled by a Panoramic City Tour of Budapest

Witness some of the most striking views and vistas to be seen anywhere in the world. Nature combines with art to astonish you as you absorb the sheer wonder that is Budapest.

On Your Own Time—Discover the Budapest Christmas Markets

Browse through shops and marketplaces to find special authentic Hungarian presents for your family and friends. Check out the spectacular art and intricate crafts for a wonderful shopping experience!

Captain's Farewell Cocktail Reception and Dinner

Enjoy another delicious dinner as you float gently on the edge of Budapest. And then raise your glasses with the Captain as you say goodbye to your unforgettable adventure.

Illuminations Cruise

Experience a night to remember along the Danube River with the buildings of Budapest lit up like a fairytale. Enjoy the spectacular architecture of the city as your ship leisurely cruises through the calm waters—and toast to the end of your fantastic journey on the Adventures by Disney Holiday Danube River Cruise!

Day 8

Budapest, Hungary

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast

Accommodations: None

Breakfast Onboard

Settle in for one last breakfast at the close of your incredible adventure.

Transfers to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)

Say goodbye to your fellow Adventurers and leave with the memories of a lifetime!

All Inclusive

With an Adventures by Disney River Cruise vacation, you can rest easy knowing that the essentials for an unforgettable family vacation are included with your stay:
  • Deluxe cruise accommodations in an outside stateroom
  • Your choice of multiple excursions daily
  • Services of Adventure Guides, on-board Cruise Director, on-board staff, and many local experts
  • All Gratuities
  • Fine dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) on-board the ship
  • Unlimited local wine, beer, and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Select meals off the ship for added experiences with regional cuisine
  • Cocktail reception, special welcome dinner, and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • All entertainment on-board the ship such as a nightly piano lounge, baking class for kids, karaoke nights and more
  • Bottled water in all state rooms replenished daily
  • WiFi

Complimentary Bicycles

Choose from a fleet of bicycles on board that are at your disposal at every port. Explore many destinations along the river with wonder-filled bike paths on your own or with your fellow Adventurers.

Onboard Entertainment

With movie nights, karaoke and sing-a-longs plus live piano player there's plenty of entertainment on the ship itself. Be treated to live local dancers, a magic show and more!

Onboard Amenities

Relax on the sun deck with lounge chairs and a retractable roof or in the heated swimming pool plus whirlpool and "swim up" bar. Enjoy music and a drink in the main lounge featuring a live piano player. Stay in touch with the complimentary wi-fi or get fit on the walking track, play a game of chess on the oversized chess board-there's so much to do onboard!

Junior Adventurer Activities

Kids will enjoy movie nights complete with snacks and drinks plus cultural games and traditions based on each exciting destination. They will also have a chance take part in other fun activities like cooking classes.

Inspired Cuisine and Dining

Enjoy several dining options based on each destination's regional cuisine from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients in a sophisticated and stylish setting as the beautiful countryside slowly passes by. Choose from the main dining room, the Chef's table restaurant or the Alfresco dining terrace.

Spacious Staterooms

Enjoy all the comforts of the AmaViola-the newest ship in the AmaWaterways fleet. Discover the innovative design of Twin Balconies, available in most staterooms, consisting of a French Balcony plus a separate Outside Balcony for your private enjoyment.
2016 - 2017 Season*
Download itinerary for the seasons' activities and accommodations.

Departure Date:

Dec 20, 2017 - Dec 27, 2017

Adult Starting at

$4,719USD

Child Starting at

$4,489USD

Add 3 days in Prague

$6,008USD

$5,708USD

2017 - 2018 Season

Departure Date:

Dec 23, 2018 - Dec 30, 2018

Adult Starting at

$4,789USD

Child Starting at

$4,329USD

Prices are per person based on double occupancy.

AIRFARE TO AND FROM DESTINATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR RIVER CRUISE PACKAGE PRICES. All prices are in U.S. dollars. All prices are subject to change without notice. Your river cruise package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once we receive your 10% of the vacation package price per person deposit, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added. The child rate applies to Guests under 12 at the time of travel when accompanied by an adult in the same room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are traveling with children, check this trip's minimum eligibility age and recommended minimum age. Room configurations are subject to availability. Please see "Notes on Accommodations" for room configurations.

*Activities and accommodations listed in the 2016-2017 season's itineraries may differ from those shown on the Trip At-A-Glance and Daily Itinerary tabs which are for the upcoming 2017-2018 season adventures.

*Save $500 to $1,000 Per Person

The $1,000 per child discount and the $500 per adult discount may not be combined. Discount is taken from the non-discounted prevailing River Cruise Package price as quoted on AdventuresByDisney.com on date of booking ("Regular Rate"). Guests 11 years of age and younger at time of travel will receive the $1,000 discount off the child rate. Guests 12-19 years of age at time of travel will receive the $1,000 discount off of the adult rate. Regular Rates vary by departure date. These amounts cannot be combined. Offer not valid for Suites. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the Package booked. Valid for new bookings only. Bookings must be made through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. Discount not applicable toward deposit. Packages subject to availability. Cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion. Subject to change without notice.

This Special Offer applies to the Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise on the following dates: June 21, June 28, July 5, July 12, July 19, July 26 and August 2, 2017.

**Early Booking Rate

Early Booking Rate offer terminates on May 1, 2017 or when the limited spaces on the applicable departure date have been booked, whichever is earlier. Early Booking Rate designation may not reflect real time offer availability; accordingly, availability of Early Booking Rate is subject to confirmation at time of booking reservation with Adventures by Disney. Availability of the Early Booking Rate for select departures will be determined at the time standard trip deposit is paid. Any courtesy hold, without payment of the standard trip deposit, will not guarantee availability of the Early Booking Rate for selected departure date. The Early Booking Rate is $500 less than the rate applicable to the same departure date and river cruise after the termination of the Early Booking Rate offer. A limited number of staterooms of certain categories are available on each applicable departure date at the Early Booking Rate. Early Booking Rate offer excludes suites and category E staterooms. Early Booking Rate is valid on new bookings only. Spaces on the river cruise at the Early Booking Rate are subject to availability. Lead Guest of the booking party must travel on the river cruise booked. Offer not transferable or redeemable for cash in whole or in part. Void where prohibited. Booking is subject to conditions and restrictions. Early Booking Rate cannot be combined with any other offers, discounts or promotions. Not valid for group bookings. Offer is subject to change without notice. Bookings subject to Adventures by Disney's standard terms and conditions.

Note on Accommodations (Subject to availability):

Parties of 1 or 2:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 stateroom with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.
Parties of 3:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 stateroom with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus a fold-out chair bed.
Parties of 4, booked as a Quad:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 suite with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus a queen-sized sofa bed.
Parties of 4, booked as 2 Doubles:
  • Guests are accommodated in 2 staterooms each with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.

NOTE: Connecting rooms may be requested, but are not guaranteed.



 

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