Americas Travel Invites You to the Legendary Danube!
Please join us for a wonderful springtime tour of Berlin, Prague and Salzburg, highlighted by a cruise down the legendary and picturesque Danube River. We commence our adventure with tours of these three culturally diverse, yet incredibly important, cities, travelling by train between cities to experience the scenery that these countries offer, and culminating in our beautiful cruise of the romantic Danube river.
We are proud to continue our partnership with Ama Waterways, one of the premier river cruise companies in Europe. You’ll find impeccable service on their well-maintained ships, and the crew will go out of their way to provide you with memories that you’ll cherish for years to come!
April 12 to April 27, 2017
April 12 – 19: Fly to Berlin, spending the next several days touring Berlin, Prague, and Salzburg.
April 20 – 27: Enjoy the next seven days on board the AmaDante. (For more information on our cruise and this ship, please look at
Airline tickets on Swissair
7-day cruise on the AmaDante (Category D)
7-day pre-cruise hotels
Included in the cruise cost are shore excursions in every port of call; all dining on board (including The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant); fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner; internet access and Wi-Fi; and bicycles that you can use to explore on your own or join our guided bike tours.
Cost is per person double occupancy. Single Occupancy may incur additional charges.
Additional fee to upgrade to larger cabin - cabins with balconies are available.
View the detailed itinerary and the cruise ship information by following this link:
Deposit of $500 per person due by July 18, 2016 to secure your cabin.
Wednesday, April 12
Depart SFO. Arrive in Berlin the evening of April 13. Transfer to hotel.
Friday, April 14 BERLIN
Spend the next two days touring some of Berlin’s more impressive sites, which may include the Reichstag Building, Brandenburg Gate, the Berlin Wall Memorial, the Gendarmenmarkt, Berlin Cathedral and Charlottenburg Palace
Saturday, April 15 BERLIN
Continue touring Berlin with an optional visit to the Pergamonmuseum, repository of relics brought from the ancient Gardens of Babylon
Sunday, April 16 BERLIN - PRAGUE
Depart Berlin. Morning train to Prague. Arrive in Prague at 1:30pm. Relax in the afternoon or explore the area around the hotel
Monday, April 17 PRAGUE
Walking tour of Prague, include the Old Town area, the world-famous Charles Bridge and Prague Castle.
Tuesday, April 18 PRAGUE - SALZBURG
Depart Prague. Early morning train to Salzburg. Arrive in Salzburg at 2pm.
Wednesday, April 19 SALZBURG
Tour the Old Town area of Salzburg, including the Salzburg Cathedral, Mozart’s birthplace and the Salzburg Fortress. Optional Sound of Music tour
Thursday, April 20 SALZBURG - NUREMBERG
Depart Salzburg. Morning train to Nuremberg. Embark on your cruise from Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers at a Welcome Dinner. The ship will moor overnight in Nuremberg. (D)
Friday, April 21 NUREMBERG
You have two excursion options today. Take a tour of the city’s medieval highlights, including Nuremberg Castle, the 900-year-old ramparts surrounding the city, Town Hall, Notre Dame and the house of artist Albrecht Dürer, or join a WWII tour and see the Coliseum, Nazi Parade Ground and Justice Palace. Later, the ship cruises the Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg. (B,L,D)
Saturday, April 22 REGENSBURG
This morning’s scenic cruising takes you through the final stretch of the Main-Danube Canal en route to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. A guided walking tour will show you the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D. (B,L,D)
Sunday, April 23 PASSAU - LINZ, AUSTRIA
After breakfast, arrive in picturesque Passau, where the Inn and Ilz rivers flow into the Danube. You will have a choice of a walking tour of Passau’s Old Town, past the old city fortifications, Rathaus, Domplatz and Residenzplatz squares, as well as St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or more active guests may join either a guided bike tour along the Danube from Passau to Erlau or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress overlooking Passau. Return to the ship this afternoon for a scenic cruise to Linz, Austria’s third largest city and a major river port. (B,L,D)
Monday, April 24 MELK – VIENNA
Early this morning, we cruise to Melk. You have a choice between a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries, or a guided bike tour along the Danube. Return to the ship for lunch before cruising on through the scenic Wachau Valley. Arrive in Vienna after dinner and explore the magnificent Austrian capital on your own. (B,L,D)
Tuesday, April 25 VIENNA
This morning, you will have a chance to savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna through your choice of one of three different excursions. The first option is a panoramic tour of Vienna that guides you past the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, Parliament, Town Hall and Vienna University. Afterwards, you will visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Graben and the world famous Spanish Riding School. The second option is a walking tour of Vienna’s hidden treasures that takes you to secret places and sights like Ankeruhr, a whimsical Art Nouveau clock. Your third option is a guided bike tour along the Danube and through the Donaupark. This afternoon, you can join a guided bike ride to Klosterneuburg Monastery, or explore at your leisure. Be sure to sample some Viennese coffee and pastries. (B,L,D)
Wednesday, April 26 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Your morning excursion includes sightseeing in the cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the river. You will see famed Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to Fisherman’s Bastion, Matthias Church and spectacular views of the Danube. After dinner, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the city’s glittering riverfront. (B,L,D)
Thursday, April 27 BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to Budapest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)