8 days / 7 nights
|3||Vienna||See Vienna’s landmarks, including the Opera House
Free time to explore Vienna
|Choose from walking tour, tasting, or fortress hike
Join tour of Benedictine Abbey tour
|Optional excursion of walking tour, bike tour, or castle hike|
|6||Regensburg||Optional excursion of UNESCO city walking tour, bike tour, OR tasting tour|
|7||Nuremberg||Optional excursion of city tour OR tasting tour|
Board your cruise in Budapest. Tonight, meet your fellow passengers as the ship cruises to Bratislava.
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 culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more.
Dürnstein | Melk
After reaching the Wachau Valley in the morning, you’ll have a choice of three excursions in Dürnstein. Partake in a walking tour along cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. For a beautiful view of the Wachau Valley, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey.
Linz | Passau
Enjoy a scenic morning sailing to the medieval city of Passau. Join a walking tour through this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress overlooking Passau.
Explore Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, on a guided walking tour showcasing 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. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria’s specialties— beer, sausage and pretzels; or bike to Walhalla where you’ll see the neo-Classical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens.
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise as the ship crosses the Continental Divide via the Main-Danube Canal to Nuremberg. Explore the medieval city center with a tour that showcases the Imperial Castle and the famous town wall, as well as Albrecht Dürer’s home and Market Square with its legendary fountain. Or you can take a guided tour of the city’s WWII history, including a visit to the infamous Zeppelin Field, a museum built on the site of former Nazi rallies and the site of the Nuremberg Trials when not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and Lebkuchen (gingerbread).
This morning, depart the ship after breakfast.
Dates & Prices
|Sailing Season||Price per person|
|2019 Low Season (November)||Window Cabin (Category D) From $4,110|
|2019 Low Season (November)||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $4,820|
|2019 High Season (May - October)||Window Cabin (Category D) From $4,700|
|2019 High Season (May - October)||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $5,410|
|2020 Low Season||Window Cabin (Category D) From $3,300|
|2020 Low Season||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $4,160|
|2020 High Season||Window Cabin (Category D) From $4,810|
|2020 High Season||French Balcony (Category C or CA) From $5,670|
*Port charge of $215 is included. Price per person based on double occupancy. Due to the dynamic nature of availability and pricing, please click here to contact us directly for sailing schedule and full pricing.
7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
Shore excursions in every port with personal headset included
Entertainment on demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access
Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
Fine dining with all meals included during your cruise
Multiple dining venues
Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
Bottled water replenished daily
Daily entertainment including cultural performances
Services of professional Cruise Manager
All English language on board in a non-smoking environment
All local taxes
Like a fallen leaf floating atop the water, AmaCerto floats effortlessly down Europe’s most fascinating waterways. A foliage theme is carried throughout the ship in autumn reds and golds, from the spacious and well-appointed staterooms, with their plush bedding and soft robes, to the classically elegant Main Lounge with its baby grand piano and bar. An onboard salon puts you center stage and ready for your close-up. On the Sun Deck, a heated pool features a swim-up bar with underwater bar stools, and a walking track provides the perfect venue for a romantic sunrise or sunset stroll. And from the kitchen, you’ll find fine dining to the extreme, with exquisite, regionally inspired cuisine prepared in both the Main Restaurant and at The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, where views of the rippling river are just the amuse-bouche to every mouthwatering bite.
The AmaViola is a sister ship to the AmaStella and features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation.