Prague to Budapest

Explore medieval abbeys, Imperial Vienna, the spectacular Wachau wine region, and the Eastern European jewels of Bratislava, Esztergom, and Budapest

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Fascinating Danube & Prague

Prague to Budapest | 10 Days Cruise and Land Tour
COUNTRIES VISITED: Germany - Austria - Slovakia - Hungary
RIVERS SAILED: Danube
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Boasting a total of 78 enlarged staterooms and oversized Balcony Suites, The Amadeus Silver offers larger than life experiences and the tranquility of your own personal outdoor space.

SHIP AMENITIES

Sun deck with chairs, Lido Bar, Chess Board, Walking Track, Panorama Bar & Restaurant, Lounge, River Terrace, Café Vienna, Amadeus Club, Golf putting green, Fitness Room, Massage Room & Hairdresser

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“River Cruise Ship of The Year”
…It’s grandeur inspired
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Since its debut in 2009, the MSAMADEUS Diamond has set new standards in European river cruising. This river cruiser is a floating luxury hotel, impressing its passengers from the moment they step on board.

SHIP AMENITIES

Sun deck with deck chairs, Lido Bar, Chess Board, Walking Track, Panorama Bar & Restaurant, Lounge, River Terrace, Café Vienna, Amadeus Club, Golf putting green, Health & Wellness, Hairdresser

MS Amadeus Diamond: A Destination unto itself…..
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Cruise Itinerary Starting from $3,995

Overview

Begin your journey with two nights in Prague, a multi-cultural city full of art and unique architecture including the imposing Prague Castle, the unique Astronomical Clock, the historic Charles Bridge, the innovative Dancing House, Stiassny's Jubilee Synagogue, and many more. After a walking tour of historic Nuremburg and lunch at a local restaurant, board your ship for a cruise through the heart of Europe between two magnificent Old World capitals: Nuremberg, heart of the German Renaissance in the 15th and 16th centuries, and Budapest, Hungary, the Pearl of the Danube, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Aboard the elegant Amadeus ships, you’ll see these lovely cities from the most breathtaking vantage point, but that’s just the beginning of the magic in store! Venturing from the West to the East along the waltzing “Blue Danube,” you’ll discover an abundance of historical and cultural riches: the medieval Benedictine Abbey of Melk, the Imperial glories of Vienna, the spectacular Wachau wine region, and the country estates of the Habsburg elite.

Along with our expertly, guided tours and excursions, our leisurely cruising schedule and intimate access to each port of call means you enjoy more time to savor the delights on your own: beer, wine, pastries, cheeses, apricots, sausages, palaces, monasteries, and castles, castles, and more castles — this is a dance to delight all the senses, in true Old World style.

Enriching Amras Moments:

  • Lecture on Vienna’ s coffeehouse tradition - including how to make Apfel strudel
  • Evening Illumination cruise in Budapest to the sounds of an Hungarian folklore group
  • Exclusive Highlight: Taste of Austria - experience dinner at a local restaurant with beautiful views of the Wachau Valley and wines form the Wachau Valley region

Inclusions:

  • 8-day river cruise with large, outside river-view staterooms, most with French balconies or walk-out balconies
  • 2 nights in a 4/5-star hotel in Prague
  • Airport Meet & Greet and Transfers to/from ship
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on-board
  • Gourmet dining on-board with all meals
  • 24 hour coffee station
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • 14 culturally enriched shore excursions with expert local guides
  • Amras Enriching Moments
  • Services of an experienced Group Leader and on-board Cruise Director
  • All on-board entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstrations and nightly musical performances
  • Bottled water in every stateroom and provided with each shore excursion
  • In-stateroom infotainment center
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board
  • Complimentary use of on-board bicycles
  • Complimentary state-of-the-art audio headsets
  • All port charges included
  • All local taxes and entrance fees included
  • All on-board gratuities included

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 and 2 – Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is among the favorite city destinations in Europe. Once the capital of the Roman Empire, Prague was founded more than 1,100 years ago and it features many historic attractions and buildings which survived destruction during the World Wars. Prague is a multi-cultural city full of art and unique architecture including the imposing Prague Castle, the unique Astronomical Clock, the historic Charles Bridge, the innovative Dancing House, Stiassny's Jubilee Synagogue, and many more. It is also home for a touching testimony of Jewish history and culture. Prague's history is fascinating and it's culture vibrant. These and more reasons attract more than 4 million tourists to Prague each year. We will explore this exciting capital city during our stay.

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Day 3 - Prague / Nuremburg

We travel overland this morning to the historic city of Nuremberg. Founded more than 1000 years ago, the city was the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire for centuries and the preferred residence of the German kings, attracting scholars and artists alike. Martin Luther claimed that “Nuremberg shines throughout Germany like a sun among the moon and stars,” and by the 19th century the city had become an industrial powerhouse. Infamous during WWII as the site of Hitler’s vast party rallies, the city was reduced to rubble by an Allied bombing campaign. Following the Nuremburg Trials, painstaking reconstruction began, using the original stone, and today many of the city’s main buildings, including the castle and old churches in the Alstadt, have been rebuilt. Just as importantly, over the years, Nuremberg has regained its lively Bavarian cheer. If you have time while we’re here, set out and sample a slice of the city’s acclaimed nightlife, or visit a tavern for a tankard of fresh-brewed beer. Explore Nüremberg during a walking tour of this  beautiful city, followed by lunch in a local restaurant before embarking your ship.

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Day 4 - Kelheim & Regenburg, Germany

This morning we arrive in Kelheim. Boasting more than 1,000 years of brewing tradition, this is a beer-lover’s paradise — in fact, the world’s oldest operating brewery/monastery is located here. We’ll end our guided tour of Kelheim with a visit to Weltenberg Monastery, where you can judge their brewing expertise.

Next we cruise on to another charming Danube port of call, Regensburg. The first capital of Bavaria, home of dukes, kings, and bishops, Regensburg has been a busy trading center since Roman times — as attested to by the numerous Roman, Romanesque, and Gothic sites that complement the town’s essentially medieval character. On a guided walking tour, your guide will point out many of the highlights, including the remains of the emperor’s old Roman Wall and Porta Praetoria, the 12th-century Old Bridge, the Dom St. Peter, one of Bavaria’s grandest Gothic cathedrals, and stroll through medieval Old Town, with its narrow lanes, elegant patrician houses, charming churches, and stone towers.

With some time to explore on your own, you’ll find the city and its environs a delightfully easy — and rewarding — place to explore on your own.


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Day 5 - Passau, Germany & Linz, Austria

Located at the confluence of three rivers—the Danube, Inn, and Ilz—Passau has been an important center of European trade for more than 2,500 years. From here, we will set off on our full day excursion to  Mozart’s lovely alpine city of Salzburg. Explore this beautiful city and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant prior to rejoining the ship which has positioned itself in the Austrian city of Linz. 


Day 6 - Melk, Wachau Valley, Durnstein & Vienna

In the early morning we arrive in the town of Emmersdorf for a visit to Melk.  If you were a fan of Umberto Eco’s The Name of the Rose, you are in for a very special treat today — a visit to the 900-year-old Benedictine abbey that inspired the novel. On our guided tour we’ll see the Marble Hall, with its allegorical painted ceiling, the Imperial Rooms, and the famous library, housing more than 80,000 priceless volumes.

Back on-board you will cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO-designated landscape of rolling vineyards, fairy-tale castles, and ancient hilltop ruins and monasteries. This afternoon we will arrive in the picturesque village of Dürnstein, where Richard the Lionheart was held captive in a castle above the village, by Leopold V, Duke of Austria during the Third Crusade. After exploring this town on foot, an exclusive Amras experience is dinner at a local restaurant with beautiful views of the Wachau Valley accompanie by the local regional wines.

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Day 7 - Vienna, Austria

This morning you awake in Vienna. After breakfast on-board, start off on a guided city tour featuring all the highlights. We’ll travel the Ringstrasse, past one baroque masterpiece after another, take a walk through the gardens of royalty in the Hofburg, and stroll along Austria’s “5th Avenue,” the Kaernterstrasse, to see St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Afterwards, you may return to the ship for lunch or stay in town to sample Austria’s Imperial capital for yourself.

This afternoon, join a guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace, the stunning former summer palace and gardens of the Habsburg’s,  former Habsburg’s 1,441-room Rococo “summer home” that  which has been preserved as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Top off your visit to this imperial city with a ‘Sound of Vienna’ evening concert with the sounds of Mozart echoing the concert hall.

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Day 8 - Bratislava, Slovakia

Welcome to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, an Eastern European gem of a city set between the Danube and the legendary Carpathian Mountains. On our city tour we’ll take in centuries of wonderfully-preserved architecture, from the 13th-century Old Town Hall to Habsburg-era palaces and the city’s famous modern art spaces. Following lunch, we’ll set off on a trip to the outskirts of town to visit Schloss Hof, the far-from-humble country estate of Prince Eugene of Savoy, Austria’s great general and patron of the arts, who later in life hosted hunting parties here.

If perhaps, you’ve had your fill of palatial treasures, you might want to wander the old town center of Bratislava on your own, or take out one of the ship’s bicycles to set off on one of the city’s numerous cycle paths. Tonight, we gather for the Captain’s gala dinner.

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Day 9 - Budapest, Hungary

From Slovakia we travel next into Hungary, Europe’s hidden jewel. With its exotic culture and cuisine, abundance of thermal hot springs and spas, and wealth of architectural marvels, Hungary is a traveller’s idyll. We arrive in Budapest this morning, our final destination and Hungary's capital city. Of all the gracious cities that line the Danube, it is Budapest that truly has the river at her heart, separating the two halves of Buda and Pest, which you’ll see on our city tour that takes in the highlights. This morning we visit the Buda side of the city stopping at St. Matthias Church in the famous UNESCO-designated Castle Hill District.

After we lunch on-board, we continue our tour of Hungary’s capital city of Budapest. We will visit St. Stephen’s Basilica, the Dohány Street Synagogue, the Opera House and more. After dinner tonight, enjoy an evening cruise along Budapest, illuminated in all her glory, followed by a traditional Hungarian folklore show.

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Day 10 - Budapest, Hungary

After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your return flight home, with so much to see and do in Budapest, you might consider our three-day independent Finale featuring a centrally-located hotel with a transfer to the Budapest airport at the end of your stay.

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CHOOSE THE PERFECT FINALE

Independent Finale
BUDAPEST | 3 Days | Read more…


Independent Finale

BUDAPEST | 3 Days

$846 per person | Single Supplement $192

Often described as the "Little Paris of Middle Europe", Budapest is famous not only for the monuments reflecting its own 1,000-year-old history, but also for the relics of others who settled here. Remains from both the occupying Romans and Turks can still be seen in the city. After the Ottoman Empire the union with Austria has a particular influence on the city's form and style. The capital has two sides, Buda and Pest, stretching along the banks of the Danube, representing two different characters of the city. Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. Budapest has a lot to offer. Museums and galleries, churches and synagogues, palaces and historic buildings.
What's Included
  • 2 nights in a centrally located 4/5 star hotel
  • Breakfast daily in hotel
  • Amras Concierge services daily (minimum 10 participants)
  • Transfers from ship to hotel and hotel to Budapest airport.
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Corinthia Hotel Budapest | BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

On the Budapest Independent Finale

With its abundance of beautiful parks, luxury shopping, a vibrant contemporary art scene and pulsating nightlife, Budapest is one of the most memorable cities in Central Europe. Beautifully restored for a new generation of traveler, Corinthia Hotel Budapest is one of the grandest hotels in the city. An impressive landmark building with an imposing Neo-classical façade and soaring glass atrium, Corinthia Budapest offers a choice of elegant eateries and destination bars for even the most discerning traveler. Close to historical and cultural landmarks including the UNESCO world heritage site Andrássy Avenue, the House of Terror museum and many of the city’s world-famous spas, Corinthia Budapest is the perfect destination for both exploration and relaxation.
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Fascinating Danube & Prague Prague to Budapest | 10 Days Cruise and Land Tour
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Prague - Budapest
03 May 2016 Princess $4,695 $5,095 $5,395 $5,645 $6,045 $6,895
13 May 2016 Silver II $5,145 $5,595 $5,945 $6,195 $6,645 $7,545
15 Jun 2016 Silver $5,145 $5,595 $5,945 $6,195 $6,645 $7,545
23 Jun 2016* Princess $4,695 $5,095 $5,395 $5,645 $6,045 $6,895
13 Jul 2016 Silver $4,895 $5,345 $5,645 $5,895 $6,295 $7,190
23 Aug 2016 Princess $4,695 $5,095 $5,395 $5,645 $6,045 $6,895
30 Aug 2016 Elegant $4,695 $5,095 $5,395 $5,645 $6,045 $6,895
04 Oct 2016 Princess $3,995 $4,595 $4,845 $5,045 $5,395 $6,195

Single Supplement Categories C4 and C1: 15% | B4: 30% | B1: 50% | A1: 60% | Suite:100% of the cruise rate

All prices in AUD

*These itineraries will run in reverse order (Budapest to Prague)