Hope Family Wines Danube Cruise

8 Days / 7 Nights Cruise

Melodies of the Danube on Amawaterways - Hosted by Austin Hope - 7-night cruise | November 15-22, 2020 | aboard AmaCerto
Budapest - Vienna - Weissenkirchen - Dürnstein - Melk - Grein Linz - Salzburg - Český Krumlov - Passau - Vilshofen

Hosted by:

Austin Hope

Your journey along the Danube River

Board the ship in magnificent Budapest, with its storybook architecture and tales to match. Indulge in the delicate, apricot-scented wines of Austria’s Wachau Valley and the hearty Bavarian beer at a traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest in Vilshofen. Each bend and twist in the river affords new surprises just waiting for you to discover.

Extra included features only on wine Cruises

  • Special tours and tastings at local wineries and private cellars
  • Learn about winemaking in renowned vineyards
  • Onboard wine pairings with award-winning cuisine
  • A wine expert will lead tastings and discussions

Included with your fare

  • 7 nights deluxe accommodation in river view stateroom
  • Unlimited wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Fine dining at The Chef’s Table and Main Restaurant
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour
  • Captain’s Gala Dinner and Cocktail Reception
  • Exclusive Wine Cruise features including tastings, tours and discussions
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • A variety of guided shore excursions in every port
  • Complimentary bicycles and helmets




Day 1
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Embarkation – Budapest, Hungary

Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. (D)
Day 2
Mon, Nov 16, 2020

Budapest

Budapest 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. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)
Day 3
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

Bratislava, Slovakia

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. (B,L,D)
*Please Note: Wine Cruise itineraries are modified and will not visit Bratislava. Instead of visiting Bratislava, guests will enjoy visiting the charming winemaking town of Gobelsberg.
Day 4
Wed, Nov 18, 2020

Vienna, Austria

The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases 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 discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)
Day 5
Thu, Nov 19, 2020

Weissenkirchen – Grein

After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take 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 or hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. 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. (B,L,D)
Day 6
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Linz, Austria

The ship arrives in Linz where you can opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael. Or join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. Later in the day, visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov. (B,L,D)
Day 7
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

Passau, Germany – Vilshofen

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— an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)
Day 8
Sun, Nov 22, 2020

Vilshofen – Disembarkation

Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (B)
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