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Ever wonder what excursions are offered on an upscale Danube river cruise? Complete details:

Updated: Feb 26, 2023

This is a detailed itinerary of tours on a Danube Cruise from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest or reverse.


To accommodate our guests’ varied tastes and activity levels, we have developed a menu of complimentary small-group shore excursions in every port (including biking and hiking tours) that are led by Local Guides, with Personal Audio Devices to help hear their commentary. To accommodate guests on these tours, we offer three excursion levels wherever possible: Gentle Walkers, for those who prefer a leisurely pace or have mobility restrictions; Regular Walkers, covering our standard tour; and Active Walkers, faster paced and covering more sights. A Late Starters group is also available on select excursions for those who prefer to sleep in.


EXCURSION TIME

Morning tours typically start at 9:00 AM or 9:30 AM

Afternoon tours start at 1:30 PM or 2:00 PM

Evening tours start after dinner

Full day tours typically start in the morning and run until late afternoon

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY - Walking Tours / Hikes / Bike Tours

1 EASY - walking over level ground for short distances

2 MODERATE - a few inclines and sets of stairs

3 INTERMEDIATE - walking for longer distances, with several inclines and/or sets of stairs

4 CHALLENGING – (requires good physical condition)

Hikes – many stairs/inclines/uneven ground

Bike Tours – uneven roads/minor hills/moderate traffic

5 DIFFICULT – (requires excellent physical condition)

Hikes – a long, strenuous hike with many stairs/inclines/hills Bike Tours - rough roads/major hills/potentially heavy traffic


DETAILED ITINERARY ICON DESCRIPTIONS

Excursion Time Duration of Bus Ride

Level of Difficulty (Walks)

Level of Difficulty (Bikes) Canal Cruise

Duration of Excursion Duration of Walking Tour

Guided Bike Tour Hike/Bike Distance TGV High-Speed Train


WEDNESDAY, - VILSHOFEN, GERMANY

EMBARKATION

Arrive in Vilshofen and make your way to the ship. Check-in is 3:00 PM. If you arrive before, you may leave your luggage with the ship, and the balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city. Between 9:30am and 12:30pm our crew is cleaning and sanitizing the ship so we are unable to allow guests onboard during that time. In the early evening meet your fellow travelers for the Welcome Reception.

Additional details may be found within the Travel Information & Tips section of this document. Latest mask requirements can also be found at AmaWaterways.com/travel-entry-requirements.

For those with Arrival Transfers through AmaWaterways, please refer to your specific instructions within the preceding Arrival Procedures section of this document.

**If you have not already made appropriate transfer arrangements, AmaWaterways transfers may still be purchased prior to your departure day. Please contact your travel agent or AmaWaterways directly at 1-800-626-0126.


EXCLUSIVE OKTOBERFEST CELEBRATION

Excursion Time: Evening Duration: 1 hr

Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

Experience the hospitality of Vilshofen, a charming Bavarian town. You will be welcomed by representatives from the city and treated to a performance of Bavarian folk music and dancing. This mini “Oktoberfest” celebration is held exclusively for AmaWaterways' guests and includes complimentary Bavarian beer.


THURSDAY, - VILSHOFEN - PASSAU-z

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B or Tour C


"CITY OF THREE RIVERS" WALKING TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Walking Tour: 2 hrs Duration: 2 hrs

Level of Difficulty: 3

Summary of Excursion

Passau is known as the Dreiflussestadt or "City of Three Rivers," because the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers all converge here. The town has many notable Baroque buildings and cobblestone streets, especially in the Old Town area. You will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to one of the largest church pipe organs in the world (with 17,774 pipes and 233 registers).

What you will see:

Town Hall, Domplatz, Residenzplatz, St. Stephan’s Cathedral

PASSAU CASTLE HIKE (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Walking Tour: 2 hrs Duration: 2 hrs Distance: 3.00 Kilometers / 1.80 Miles Level of Difficulty: 3

Summary of Excursion

As an alternative to the walking tour of Passau, the more active guest may choose to venture high into the hills for a visit to “Veste Oberhaus," Passau’s Castle Hill, which is enthroned 1,214 feet above the Danube, and offers magnificent views across Passau's Old Town.

What you will see:

Town Hall, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Pilgrimage Church, Magnificent Views Over Old Town Passau

What you will visit:

Veste Oberhaus

Please Note:

This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.This is a strenuous climb. Firm hiking shoes are required.


RIVER INN BIKE TOUR (TOUR C)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bike Tour: 2 hrs 30 mins Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins Distance: 23.00 Kilometers / 14.29 Miles Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

Experience this charming area on a guided bike tour along the Inn River to Wernstein. Crossing the old town of Passau, riding next to the Inn river Inn along its scenic shores which are lined with wooden hills. After taking some photos, arrive in Wernstein for a quick rest. Biking along the other side of the River Inn now allows for a different point of view for the ride back to the ship in Passau. Cycling into Passau rewards you with a beautiful silhouette of the old town.

What you will see:

Passau's City theater, St. Michael's Church, Neue Bischofliche Residenz (New Episcopal Residence), Ingling, Wernstein

Please Note:

This bike tour is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


FRIDAY, - LINZ, AUSTRIA - GREIN

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B or Tour C


"UNESCO CITY OF MEDIA ARTS" WALKING TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Morning Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr 30 mins Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

Linz is a city of industry, culture and nature, and an international, contemporary Creative City – surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts shows that Linz is one of the world’s most future- orientated locations. It is home to many notable cultural institutions, such as the Lentos Museum of Modern Art, and annual festivals like the Pflasterspektakel, an international street art festival held every year. The city of Linz perfectly combines modern architecture with historical buildings and sights. When strolling through Linz, one can literally sense its history. Your walking tour takes you through the old city center, the old market, and past the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days.

What you will see:

Landstrasse, the Old Market, Mozart House, Landes Theater, the Trinity Column, City Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral

What you will visit:

Main Square

FULL-DAY SALZBURG EXCURSION (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Full Day Duration of Bus Ride: 4 hrs 30 mins Duration: 9 hrs Duration of Walking Tour: 2 hrs 15 mins Level of Difficulty: 2-3

Summary of Excursion

Your full day excursion begins this morning with a drive from Linz towards Salzburg, an utterly charming Austrian town, stopping first in the scenic lakeside town of Mondsee, famous as the site of the wedding church from "The Sound of Music." Once in Salzburg, begin the walking tour in the historic center, famous for its religious history, Baroque architecture and as the birthplace of Mozart. Highlights of the tour include the beautifully landscaped Mirabell Gardens, the Getreidegasse with its many decorative wrought iron guild signs, Residenz Square and the Old Market. Enjoy free time on your own to explore Salzburg Cathedral, where Mozart once served as court organist and composed numerous works of sacred music, or venture upwards to the never conquered Hohensalzburg Fortress looming on the bluffs above, for a taste of medieval history and architecture, complete with expansive views of the breathtaking scenery surrounding the city. As you will be away from the ship for a full day with this option, lunch will not be provided, but you will have ample free time to enjoy one of Salzburg’s many fine restaurants.

What you will see:

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Cathedral, Mozart’s Birthplace

What you will visit:

Mondsee, Getreidegasse, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square with Fountain, Linz Main Square

"CULTURAL MILE" BIKE TOUR (TOUR C)

Excursion Time: Morning Duration of Bike Tour: 1 hr 30 mins Duration: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 9.00 Kilometers / 5.60 Miles Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

As an alternative to the walking tour, this guided bike tour of Linz will take you past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center and along the city’s famed "Culture Mile," which plays host to the annual Linz Ars Electronica Festival. From futuristic to historical, you will carry on along the Danube River, offering grand views of Linzer Schloss Castle. Cross over the river into the heart of Linz and cycle by Landesgalerie (The National Gallery) and OK Centrum (Museum of Contemporary Art) towards Linz’ New Cathedral. After an inside visit to this beautiful Gothic Revival Cathedral, continue through the Old City Center, home to Mozarthaus, Rathaus and the State Government on your way back to the ship. With sites steeped in history, art, technology and culture, you will experience a city with feet firmly planted in its rich past, and arms wide open to a vibrant future.

What you will see:

Ars Electronica Center, Danube River, Old City Center, Landesgalerie (The National Gallery), OK Centrum (Museum of Contemporary Art), Linzer Schloss Castle, The New Cathedral

Please Note:

This bike tour is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


CESKÝ KRUMLOV EXCURSION

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bus Ride: 3 hrs Duration: 7 hrs Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr Level of Difficulty: 2-3

Summary of Excursion

Visit this charming mountain town located just over the Czech-Austrian border. Best known for the art and architecture of its historic Old Town, Ceský Krumlov also boasts Bohemia’s second largest castle. During the Communist era of Czechoslovakia, Krumlov fell into disrepair, but since the peaceful revolution of 1989 much of the town's former beauty has been restored. It is now a major holiday destination popular with Germans and Austrians, as well as visitors from abroad. You will tour the castles courtyard and magnificent Rococo gardens before walking through the city’s charming old town area. Enjoy some free time on your own before returning to the ship.

What you will see:

Church of St. Vitus, Castle Gardens

What you will visit:

UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Center of Ceský Krumlov”

Please Note:

**It is possible to join this tour AFTER Morning Linz Walking Tour. Passports are required for border crossing.

PAIRED WINE DINNER WITH THE COUNT & COUNTESS OF BURG CLAM

This evening welcome special guests, the Count and Countess of Burg Clam who will join us for an exquisite, locally sourced dinner specially prepared and meticulously designed by our expert chef and wines selected by local wine expert, Leo Gmeiner. This ship, like AmaWaterways’ entire European fleet, has been inducted into La Chaînes des Rôtisseurs, one of the world’s most prestigious culinary guilds. Enjoy a specially prepared dinner designed by the ships’ Executive Chef, which has been meticulously designed to complement wines selected by your wine host.


SATURDAY, - MELK - SPITZ

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B


BENEDICTINE ABBEY TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Morning Duration of Bus Ride: 30 mins Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr Level of Difficulty: 2

Summary of Excursion

Located above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube, Melk Abbey (Stift Melk) is one of Europe’s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries. Originally founded in the 11th century, this magnificent Benedictine abbey now houses a museum chronicling its history and a famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. The library served as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s classic novel “The Name of the Rose.” Within these walls you will find frescoes painted by Johann Michael Rottmayr and Paul Troger, as well as a famed collection of musical manuscripts. After your tour, enjoy free time to explore the picturesque village of Melk, one of Europe’s great cultural heritage sites.

What you will see:

UNESCO World Heritage Site – “Wachau Cultural Landscape”

What you will visit:

Melk’s Benedictine Abbey


GUIDED BIKE TOUR TO MARBACH (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Morning Distance: 30.00 Kilometers / 18.00 Miles Duration: 3 hrs

Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

Enjoy an invigorating guided bike tour through Austria’s Wachau Valley! Ride through the charming, vibrant countryside as you depart Melk, home to the magnificent Melk Abbey. You will begin by pedaling over to the northern side of the Danube, cycling to the quaint town of Marbach, as you take in postcard-perfect views of the landscape. Then you’ll circle back via the town of Klein-Pöchlarn to the southern side of the Danube before returning to the ship.

Please Note:

This bike tour is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B or Tour C or Tour D-z


DÜRNSTEIN WALKING TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bus Ride: 1 hr Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr Level of Difficulty: 2

Summary of Excursion

Situated in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley on the banks of the mighty Danube, the charming town of Dürnstein offers a unique combination of breathtaking scenery, traditional architecture, and places of historic interest. Your walking tour through the medieval cobblestone streets reveals 16th-century townhouses and wine taverns. Marvel at the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church cloister tower, considered the most beautiful of its kind in all of Austria. High above town, you’ll spot the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192.

What you will see:

Richard the Lionheart’s Castle, Abbey Church

What you will visit:

Dürnstein

DÜRNSTEIN FORTRESS HIKE (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bus Ride: 30 mins Duration: 3 hrs Duration of Walking Tour: 2 hrs 30 mins Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

As an alternative to the walking tour of Dürnstein, the more active guest may choose to venture high above the town for a visit to the majestic ruins of Kuenringer Castle, or “Dürnstein” (dry stone) castle from which Dürnstein derives its name. As you hike along the steep path, learn about Richard the Lionheart and the rich history of this strategic location along the Danube River. Enjoy some free time exploring the ruins and taking in the magnificent views of the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

What you will see:

Kuenringer Castle, Abbey Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site – “Wachau Cultural Landscape”

Please Note:

This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


SPITZ HIKE (TOUR C)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr 30 mins Duration: 1 hr 30 mins Distance: 3.50 Kilometers / 2.20 Miles Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

Hike through the town of Spitz, past its rolling vineyards, and up to "Rotes Tor", the last remaining gate from the former city walls, which was once captured by the Swedes during the Thirty Years' War. Here, you will be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking views of the Wachau Valley.

What you will see:

Spitz Rotes Tor

Please Note:

This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


SPITZ BIKE TOUR (TOUR D)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Distance: 35.00 Kilometers / 22.00 Miles Duration: 2 hrs 30 mins

Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

Cycle along the grand Danube River from the lovely winemaking village of Spitz on your way to Emmersdorf. Spitz lies in Austria’s UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley where you will discover the Renaissance and Baroque houses and the 15th- century parish church of St. Mauritius along the cobblestone streets. Begin your adventure by taking a ferry to cross over the Danube River. On your bike ride, enjoy breathtaking scenery of rolling green vineyards as you pedal to the historic market town of Emmersdorf, recognized for its colorful waterfront buildings and lush pastures.

What you will see:

Austria’s UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley

Please Note:

This bike tour is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


SPITZ EXCLUSIVE WINE EVENT

Excursion Time: Evening Duration of Walking Tour: 30 mins Duration: 2 hrs

Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

Later today let AmaWaterways guide you alongside fellow guests to the historic Klosterhof, the former wine press house of St. Gottweig Abbey. Dating back to the 12th century, this atmospheric Wachau Valley estate will host for you an intimate wine tasting set to live music performed by skilled local musicians. This palate-pleasing event out in Spitz promises to be an unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss!

What you will visit:

Wachau Valley Winery

SUNDAY, - VIENNA

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B


"IMPERIAL VIENNA" TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Morning Duration of Bus Ride: 1 hr 15 mins Duration: 3 hrs 15 mins Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the city’s historic center, rich in architectural marvels, Baroque castles and lush gardens. You’ll also see the majestic Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famed ring road, lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. Afterwards, you'll have free time to stroll along the Kartnerstrasse, the most prestigious shopping street in central Vienna, or go to one of Vienna's famous cafes for coffee and Sachertorte.

What you will see:

Vienna Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, Heroes’ Square, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, City Hall, Hotel Sacher, Ringstrasse Boulevard, Spanish Riding School

What you will visit:

UNESCO World Heritage Site - “Historic Centre of Vienna”


VIENNA CITY TOUR BY BIKE (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Morning Duration of Bike Tour: 3 hrs

Duration: 3 hrs Distance: 15.40 Kilometers / 9.50 Miles Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

Join your friendly guide for a thrilling bike ride along the romantic Danube Canal and through the fascinating city of Vienna. Along the way, you’ll traverse a bridge, cycle across a meadow and head to Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse boulevard, taking in such iconic sites as the distinctive domed Karlsplatz Church, the elegant State Opera House and the royal Habsburgs’ Imperial Palace. Enjoy some free time in the city, perhaps to try some sacher torte, shop for souvenirs or take photos. Then, follow your guide on a new path back to the ship that may include opportunities to see City Hall, the local university, Börse Palais concert hall, the giant ferris wheel and more.

Please Note:

This bike tour is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


SCHÖNBRUNN PALACE & GARDENS

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bus Ride: 1 hr 30 mins Duration: 4 hrs Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr Level of Difficulty: 1-2

Summary of Excursion

The Palace of Schönbrunn is an exquisite example of Baroque architecture and opulence, illustrating the tastes, interests and aspirations of successive Habsburg monarchs. Built as the summer residence of the Habsburg Emperors and spanning an astounding 1,441 rooms, this Rococo palace soon became one of their favorite homes. Your visit will include a guided tour of the Imperial Apartments, the living quarters of the Emperors, which still contain their original furnishings, and the carriage museum, a collection of carriages used by the imperial family and Viennese court. The equally impressive gardens were built around an artesian well from which the palace draws its name (Schönbrunn means “beautiful spring”) and now encompass various botanical specimens, numerous sculptures of deities and virtues, a maze, an arboretum and a small zoo popular with local families.

What you will visit:

Schönbrunn Palace & Gardens

MOZART & STRAUSS CONCERT

Excursion Time: Evening Duration of Bus Ride: 1 hr Duration: 3 hrs 30 mins

Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

There is no finer place to attend a classical concert than in Vienna, the “Music Capital of the World.” This unforgettable experience will be a mixture of the most popular compositions of Vienna’s favorite and most famed composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Johann Strauss II – as presented by local musicians.

What you will visit:

Local Concert House

MONDAY, MARCH 13 - VIENNA - BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B or Tour C


"CORONATION CITY" WALKING TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Walking Tour: 1 hr 30 mins Duration: 1 hr 30 mins

Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

Nicknamed “Beauty on the Danube,” Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals in the world, having been Slovakia’s since just 1993. Its history, however, spans the centuries. In fact, it was once the capital of the kingdom of Hungary and crowned 11 kings. This walking tour brings this rich history to life. You’ll see all the major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Rococo-style Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, which features underground catacombs. As you walk through town, keep an eye out for some of the whimsical sculptures lining the streets of the Old Town, Main Square and the historical National Theater, such as Cumil, who appears from a manhole or Schoene Naci, which is a tribute to one of Bratislava’s unique characters. You’ll also see the preserved Michael’s Gate, the only surviving example of the original four entrances to the city.

What you will see:

St. Martin‘s Cathedral, Michael‘s Gate, Old Town Hall, Primatial Palace, Opera House

What you will visit:

Main Square


SPECIAL INTEREST TOUR: TASTES OF SLOVAKIA (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration: 2 hrs

Level of Difficulty: 1-2

Summary of Excursion

Duration of Walking Tour: 30 mins

Enjoy the opportunity to savor some local Slovakian craft beer at a local brew pub. During a brief walk through the heart of Bratislava, hear about a new wave of independent microbreweries and pubs, often hidden down the back streets and putting the city on the beer-drinkers' map. You will enjoy a local beer tasting paired with typical Slovakian snacks including Slovak cheese and sausage.

What you will visit:

Local Brew Pub


BRATISLAVA CASTLE HIKE (TOUR C)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Walking Tour: 2 hrs Duration: 2 hrs 15 mins Distance: 4.00 Kilometers / 2.50 Miles Level of Difficulty: 3

Summary of Excursion

Gleaming Bratislava Castle presides from above the city. As an alternative to the walking tour, the more active guest may choose instead to venture through the city up to the castle. Along the way, you'll see such sights as the tree-lined Hviezdoslav Square, the narrow House of the Good Shepherd, Michael's Gate and the Old Town Hall. Once at the castle, you'll enjoy picture-worthy views across the magnificent city.

What you will see:

Michael‘s Gate, Old Town Hall, Primatial Palace, Opera House

What you will visit:

Main Square

Please Note:

This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.This is a strenuous climb. Firm hiking shoes are required.

PRIMATE'S PALACE MUSICAL EVENING

Excursion Time: Evening Level of Difficulty: 1

Summary of Excursion

Before dinner, head to Primate's Palace where you will enjoy a specially crafted cocktail with Slovakian bites, wine, and music.

What you will visit:

Primate's Palace


TUESDAY, - BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

CRUISING THE DANUBE BEND

Cruise through the scenic Danube Bend where you’ll see the Börzsöny and Visegrád hills and some of Hungary’s oldest settlements, including Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. Nature, culture and history intertwine into a picturesque sight as the Danube River turns into a sharp bend.

Guests may select Tour A or Tour B or Tour C


"QUEEN OF THE DANUBE" TOUR (TOUR A)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bus Ride: 2 hrs Duration: 4 hrs Duration of Walking Tour: 2 hrs Level of Difficulty: 1-2

Summary of Excursion

Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, your tour of Budapest includes sightseeing on both the Buda and the Pest sides of the river. In 1873, the independent cities of Buda and Pest officially merged and became Budapest. Your tour through this extensive World Heritage Site offers splendid views from historic Buda Castle, a visit to Fisherman’s Bastion, and a panoramic tour of the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, Heroes’ Square, and much more.

What you will see:

City Park, National Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Parliament, Matthias Church

What you will visit:

Buda Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion, Heroes’ Square

CASTLE HILL HIKE (TOUR B)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Walking Tour: 4 hrs Duration: 4 hrs Distance: 7.00 Kilometers / 4.40 Miles Level of Difficulty: 5

Summary of Excursion

As an alternative to the panoramic city tour of Budapest, the more active guest may choose instead to venture up to the Castle Hill district by foot to see Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle. Overlooking the city, Buda Castle sits 160 feet above the Danube and offers a beautiful view of the city below.

What you will see:

Buda Castle Hill, Parliament

What you will visit:

Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle Hill

Please Note:

This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.

SPECIAL INTEREST TOUR:

WINE TASTING AND CASTLE DISTRICT TOUR (TOUR C)

Excursion Time: Afternoon Duration of Bus Ride: 1 hr Duration: 4 hrs

Level of Difficulty: 1-2

Summary of Excursion

Budapest’s Castle District inspires visitors with its iconic landmarks while offering breathtaking views of the beautiful city. Your tour will include a visit to the romantic, fairytale-like Fisherman’s Bastion as well as the mesmerizing Matthias Church with its unique, multicolored tilework. Also included in your tour is a tasting of Hungarian wines at a local wine cellar.

What you will visit:

Buda Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion

WEDNESDAY, - BUDAPEST

DISEMBARKATION

Bid farewell to your ship and all your new friends as you prepare for your onward journey.

We kindly advise you that stateroom check-out is at 9:00AM in preparation for the next sailing. Between 9:30am and 12:30pm our crew is cleaning and sanitizing the ship for the next guests so we are unable to allow guests onboard during that time. For those waiting for later flights, transfers, or onward connections, we invite you to enjoy the rest of the ship after 12:30pm until it is time for you to disembark.

**If you have not already made appropriate transfer arrangements, AmaWaterways transfers may still be purchased prior to your departure day. Please contact Zigmund at 1 800-684-3260 ext 205.


These tours are from AMA Waterways cruise on the Danube on the most exciting Danube ship, the AMAMagna that I will be taking in mid March. 2023. I am sailing with the owners of AMA and will be reviewing the ship for our websites and facebook.com/rivercruisecenter plus instagram.com/rivercruisecenter

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