Cruising for a Cause
Cruising for a Cause
Join me for a river cruise on the Danube and help support GRACE
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Please join me in cruising for a cause on the Danube aboard the AmaSerena on Oct 9th. For each person booked, AmaWaterways will donate $100 to Grace, plus we will receive a discounted group rate. GRACE of Grapevine, Texas is a nonprofit relief agency which provides food, clothing, financial assistance, and other vital necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency. We will sail from Budapest to Viloshfen (about 2 hours from Munich) and there are pre and post extensions available. There is also discounted airfare for this sailing and when your air is booked in conjunction with the cruise, your transfers are included. The weather in October will be perfect with temperatures usually in the mid 60’s during the day and mid 40’s in the evening

Hope to see you in Budapest!

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Starting at $3,149 per Person1
$100 from each passenger booked goes to GRACE Grapevine

DAY 1     EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and board the luxurious AmaSerena.
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DAY 2     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 Matthias Church. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below

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DAY 3      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.
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DAY 4      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.

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Included Cruise Features



Spacious accommodations in riverview stateroom or suite – most staterooms offer twin balconies

 

Fine dining, including unlimited complimentary hand-selected wines, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board

 

Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks

 

Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner

 

Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board

 

Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices and activity levels, including Special Interest Tours, hiking and biking tours

 

Live local entertainment

 

Professionally trained Wellness Host leading a variety of exercise classes


Services of a professional Cruise Manager

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DAY 5     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.
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DAY 6      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.
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DAY 7     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.
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DAY 8    VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home

1 Based on per person double occupancy. Must book by March 31, 2020 to receive group discount.  Price does not include gratuities  or $189 port charge

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