FROM $4,960

Melodies of the Danube 7-Night River Cruise from Budapest with AmaWaterways

Indulge in a remarkable adventure on a luxurious 7-night river cruise, sailing from the stunning city of Budapest, Hungary to the charming town of Vilshofen, Germany. You will experience unparalleled comfort and style as you settle into your French Balcony stateroom with magnificent outside balcony views. Let AmaWaterways guide you on this remarkable voyage along the Danube River.

Melodies of the Danube 7-Night River Cruise from Budapest with AmaWaterways

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DEPARTURE DATE: April 1, 2024
Countries Visited: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Departure Port:Budapest, Hungary



Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.

Travel Dates & Pricing

April 1, 2024from $4,960 CAD - Compared to $6,128 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • 7 night river cruise from Budapest Hungary to Vilshofen Germany in French Balcony stateroom with outside balcony
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Guided hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Taxes and port charges


1Mon Apr 1Budapest, Hungary
2Tue Apr 2Budapest, Hungary
3Wed Apr 3Bratislava
4Thu Apr 4Vienna
5Fri Apr 5Weissenkirchen
6Sat Apr 6Linz
7Sun Apr 7Passau
8Mon Apr 8Vilshofen

DAY 1 – Budapest


Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship.

DAY 2 – Budapest

“Queen of the Danube” tour

OR Castle Hill hike

Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. 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.

DAY 3 – Bratislava

Scenic cruising

“Coronation City” walking tour

OR Tastes of Slovakia

OR Bratislava Castle hike

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.

DAY 4 – Vienna

“Imperial Vienna” tour

OR Vienna city tour by bike

Free time

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.

DAY 5 – Weissenkirchen

Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey visit

OR Dürnstein with wine and apricots

OR Dürnstein fortress hike

OR Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour

Scenic Cruising

Strudengau Valley


Exclusive Greinburg Castle visit

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. 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, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or join a guided bike tour to Melk. 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.

DAY 6 – Linz

Full-day Salzburg excursion

OR “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour

OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour

Český Krumlov excursion*

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll 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 morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can also choose to visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

*Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion

DAY 7 – Passau

“City of Three Rivers” walking tour

OR Passau Castle hike

OR Passau River Inn bike tour


Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration

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. Alternately, choose between a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or a guided bike tour along the River Inn. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive.

DAY 8 – Vilshofen


Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home.

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