WONDERS OF THE DANUBE RIVER CRUISE - NEW!
40th Anniversary - 7 Nights Budapest to Passau on the Amadeus Star - Optional Extension to Prague

9 Days - Tour Dates: October 29 - November 6, 2022
20 Meals Included

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Activity Level:

Activity Level 3: Moderately Active Pace - Active walking daily, some hiking, uneven terrain, hills, and steps. Less rest options available. Active sightseeing, early starts, evening activities, and significant travel times possible.

Price Per Person:

From $3999.00 per person, double occupancy

Cash Early Booking Discount
SAVE $200 - First 1-10 Clients
SAVE $150 - 11-20 Clients
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Single Supplement Discount
The first TWO Singles to book a C or B Cabin, take 50% off the Single Supplement

Prices include airfare from SAN/LAX. Please call or refer to our catalog for prices from your home city.

Tour Highlights:

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  • Round Trip Home Pick-up*
  • Round Trip Airfare
  • 40th Anniversary Cruise onboard the Amadeus Star hosted by AFC Tour Managers Deb Howard & Chris McCool
  • 7 Nights in Outside Cabin
  • 20 Meals: 7-Breakfasts, 6-Lunches, 7-Dinners
  • Budapest City Tour
  • Bratislava City Tour
  • Vienna City Tour
  • Dürnstein Walking Tour & Abbey
  • Regensburg Walking Tour
  • Bavarian Evening Onboard
  • Wine/Beer included with Dinners Onboard
  • Included WiFi / English Speaking Ship Staff
  • Optional 2-Night Extension to Prague ADD $695 pp Dbl / $945 Sgl (20 clients required)
  • Ship Transfers & Baggage at Ship
VALID PASSPORT REQUIRED

Daily Itinerary:

Day 1 - Saturday, 10/29/2022 - To Budapest
Home Pick-up and overnight flight to Europe.
Day 2 - Sunday, 10/30/2022 - To Budapest
Arrive in Budapest, meet your Tour Manager and transfer to the ship. Board the Amadeus Star for your 7 night cruise. Enjoy a Welcome Dinner this evening. - Dinner
Day 3 - Monday, 10/31/2022 - Budapest
Morning City Tour of beautiful Budapest including the neo-Gothic Parliament building, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge, which connects the two sides of the city – Buda & Pest. Your afternoon is at leisure onboard or join the optional excursion to the countryside to Esztergom, Visegrad Castle, and the artists‘ town of Szentendre. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 4 - Tuesday, 11/1/2022 - Bratislava
Awaken in Bratislava. On your City Tour, walk through the city, see the home of the Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, old city walls, summer residence of the archbishop, and the current residence of the president of Slovakia. Traverse the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, to impressive Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Bratislava is a little jewel along the Danube. Enjoy this great city at leisure this afternoon, or join an optional excursion to impressive Schloss Hof. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 5 - Wednesday, 11/2/2022 - Vienna
Enjoy an included Vienna City Tour. See lavish Hofburg Palace, impressive Vienna Opera House, and the majestic Ringstrasse. Have an afternoon at leisure or join the optional to sumptuous Schoenbrunn Palace. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 6 - Thursday, 11/3/2022 - Dürnstein
The romantic Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful landscapes of Austria. In the morning your ship docks in Dürnstein. Wander through this quaint village on your Walking Tour featuring a visit to the Dürnstein Abbey. This afternoon, if you wish to explore the wines of the Wachau Valley, join the optional Winery Visit and Tasting. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 7 - Friday, 11/4/2022 - Linz / Passau
Arrive in Linz, where your vessel makes a short stop. Relax onboard or join the full day optional excursion to the Mozart town of Salzburg with lunch at a local restaurant. Also on the optional, visit Mondsee, from The Sound of Music. Late in the afternoon, the vessel arrives at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz Rivers, in the three-rivers city of Passau. This evening, celebrate at the Captain’s Gala Dinner. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Day 8 - Saturday, 11/5/2022 - Regensburg
Situated in Eastern Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s oldest towns, founded by the Romans in 179 AD. Enjoy a Regensburg Walking Tour through one of the most visited cities in Germany and its Medieval Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This afternoon’s optional is an excursion to the Danube Gorge and Weltenburg Abbey with a Beer Tasting. A traditional Bavarian dinner is served as your ship departs for Passau. - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner - In-Flight Meal
Day 9 - Sunday, 11/6/2022 - Fly Home / Optional Prague
Transfer to the airport and fly home. Or, join the optional 2 night extension to Prague. If you choose the optional, motorcoach to Prague. The next day, enjoy an included City Tour with the afternoon at leisure before your included Farewell Dinner & Folklore Show. On Day 11, transfer to the airport and fly home.. - Breakfast

Additional Tour Information:

FEATURED  ACCOMMODATIONS
  • River Cruise (7) - Amadeus Star
*Please see Terms & Conditions

Round Trip Air included from LAX /SAN / SFO / DFW / IAH
Prices are per person double

Cat E   Haydn     $3,999 pp Double
Cat D   Haydn     $4,199 pp Double
Cat C   Strauss   $4,599 pp Double
Cat B   Strauss   $4,799 pp Double
Cat A   Mozart     $4,999 pp Double
Suite    Mozart     $5,399 pp Double

Single Cabins:  E & D - ADD $1,000
C & B - ADD $1,500 (First TWO to Book, Save 50% off the Single Supplement)
A - ADD $1,900
Suite - ADD $2,300

+ $100 pp Air Add-On: SAT / AUS / ABQ / PHX / LAS
+ $200 pp Air Add-On: SNA / SJC / OAK / SMF
+ $300 pp Air Add-On: ONT / PSP

$685 Air Taxes/Port Taxes/Fees/Transfers included
Deposit of $500 p.p. due with booking

The Ship - MS Amadeus STAR

The innovative 164-passenger Amadeus Star features all the amenities of a floating 5-star hotel while offering the effortless combination of vibrant energy & intimate small ship experience.  This Premium cruise ship features the most modern furnishings that blend masterfully with the architecture of the ship and a luxurious design that is the hallmark of the Amadeus fleet. The extensive Restaurant and the Panorama Bar offer divine views of the passing riverscapes, and the glass-shielded River Terrace allows you to relax in the open air regardless of the weather. The attentive English-speaking onboard service staff will see to your comfort with typical European hospitality. The beauty of river cruising is that the most interesting destinations come to you.  This charter features English-only onboard commentary with inclusive shore excursions balanced with choice to simply relax onboard, get a spa treatment or add sightseeing with optional excursions.

Comfortable & Innovative Staterooms
The ship offers a total of 70 spacious deluxe cabins and 12 Suites. Similar to our other ships, the Amadeus Star cabins on the Mozart and Strauss Deck also feature lowerable panoramic windows which extend across the entire cabin front and have been specially designed for the Amadeus ships. All deluxe cabins and suites offer comfortable, spacious bathrooms, infotainment systems, flat screen television, telephone, cabin safe, minibar and air conditioning which can be individually regulated. Furthermore, the suites feature a comfortable corner sofa, luxurious bathroom and walk-out external balcony.
 
Staterooms - 172 or 188 sq ft

All staterooms feature 2 twin beds that can be separated or put together, flat screen TV, private bath with shower, hair dryer, closet, phone, desk, chair & safe. Mozart & Strauss Staterooms feature Drop Down Panoramic Window with 188 sq. ft. of floor space.  Haydn Deck Staterooms feature a fixed window with 172 sq ft.

Suite - 284 sq ft with Balcony
All suites are on the Mozart Deck and have panoramic windows with exterior Walk Out Balcony, two twin beds that can be separated or put together, a private sitting area, flat screen TV, mini-bar, private bath with shower, hair dryer, phone, closet, desk, chair, safe & offer 284 square feet of floor space.

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