Before you board
3 nights in Prague
Fly to Prague for a 3-night hotel stay. You’ll experience the wonders of the historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and St. Vitus before walking the Charles Bridge to the Old Market Square. Then join a Czech beer tasting and discover its significance to the country’s national identity. Depart Prague for Regensburg to discover one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and another UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a guided walking tour continue your journey on to Vilshofen to embark AmaMagna for your 7-night cruise.
Setting sail from Vilshofen
Vilshofen an der Donau is known as the ‘Little Town of Three Rivers’, situated at the point where the Vils and Wolfach flow into the Danube. At its heart is the delightful old town, home to several interesting buildings including the Church of St John the Baptist, the Benedictine Abbey of Schweiklberg and the iconic clock tower.
The pretty Bavarian town of Passau, situated close to Germany’s border with Austria, enjoys a unique setting at the confluence of three rivers: the Inn, the Ilz and the Danube. The narrow cobbled streets of the handsome old town, the Altstadt, are quite delightful.
Austria: Linz (Salzburg)
The city of Linz is included on river cruise itineraries due to its proximity to Salzburg, which is where you’ll most likely be headed. Salzburg’s Altstadt attracts millions of visitors every year with its fairytale skyline of domes and spires, and the city is renowned as both the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for ‘The Sound of Music’.
The riverside village of Melk is best known for its spectacular abbey, a Baroque masterpiece that dominates the landscape. A Benedictine abbey was first established here in 1089, and the 18th century reconstruction that you can see today is still a working monastery.
Formerly the centre of the Habsburg Empire, Vienna is as grand a European capital as you can imagine, jam packed full of thrusting, bombastic buildings that stand as a reminder of Austria’s glorious imperial heyday.
Bratislava, Slovakia’s quaint little capital, straddles the Danube close to the border with Austria and Hungary. The compact old town is the best place to begin your exploration, before heading up to the hilltop castle for commanding views of the city and surrounding countryside.
Arriving in Budapest
Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s most appealing cities, a vibrant and welcoming capital that straddles the Danube. The history of Budapest has been somewhat turbulent, but plenty of beautiful buildings survive, including the imposing Parliament and iconic St Stephen’s Basilica.
Before returning home
2 nights in Budapest
After a night on board in Budapest, check into your hotel for a 2-night stay. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. Many of its iconic sights are just off the banks of the Danube but you’ll have time to discover the cities ‘hidden’ treasures as you venture further past its river banks. At the end of your stay you'll be transferred to the airport for your flight back to the UK.
FREE return flights and overseas transfers for all bookings made by 30th November 2020, plus all guests selecting Suite accommodation will receive €150 per couple onboard credit and FREE pre-paid gratuities. Your fare includes: 7 nights in a Fixed Window Stateroom including all meals, wine and beer during lunch and dinner, sightseeing and excursions, welcome cocktail, Captain’s cocktail and sip & sail cocktail hour, nightly entertainment, and port taxes; 3 nights pre-cruise and 2 nights post-cruise hotel stays including daily breakfast and sightseeing programme. Outside Balcony Stateroom from £5,899 per person, Outside Balcony Suite from £6,445 per person.
Your home from home
AmaMagna represents a bold new ship design for the Danube, the same length but twice the width of a standard river cruise vessel, with more space, larger staterooms and more dining options.
What we love
The extra space on board AmaMagna means large, luxurious, ocean-type staterooms averaging over 300 square feet, lots of dining options, and expansive spa and fitness areas. There will also be something totally new - a retractable watersports platform.
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Relaxed and informal during the day, giving way to an elegant evening atmosphere.
Tailor-make your trip
Our favourite hotel in Budapest
We like the Hotel Palazzo Zichy on the Pest side of the river, which used to be the residence of Count Nándor Zichy.
A taste of Hungary
If you’re a wine lover, you really should visit the world’s oldest classified wine region, known for its sweet Tokaji aszú dessert wine.