Danube River Cruise

July 13 - 20, 2024

Cruise through five countries from the comfort of a floating luxury hotel. Add the Prague Post-Cruise Option and enjoy one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

 

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SPECIAL OFFER!

July 13 - 20 (2024)
Register before March 31st and save $500!

Prices start at $4,022 (per person for double occupancy, with discount, including port charges). 

Everything's included in your AMA Waterways River Cruise, from top-notch gourmet dining to unlimited fine wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and all excursions.

A $500 non-refundable deposit holds your spot; the balance is due 120 days prior to our departure.

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THE ULTIMATE IN COMFORT

GOURMET FOOD

Award-winning food pleases your pallet every step of the way.

FINE WINE & BEER

Unlimited fine wine and beer with lunch and dinner.

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TOTAL COMFORT

Enjoy luxury accommodations and stellar views from your stateroom.


BIKING, HIKING, YOGA & SO MUCH MORE

Be as active or as relaxed as you want to be. Choose from daily excursions to fit your mood.

HIKING

Enjoy immersive hiking and walking tours in every destination.

BIKING

Bike your way through quaint towns and vineyards along the Danube.

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YOGA

Start each morning with heart-centered yoga with me, Erica Boucher.

"I feel so filled up after that trip. It truly was a trip of a lifetime."

Cassidy Ulvestad

"I love traveling with you because of the vibe your tribe has.
It's all heart and joyful energy!"

Susan Klosinski

"Thank you for organizing and introducing me to so many wonderful, like-minded people."

Carol Jardine

"Thanks for another wonderful adventure!"

Jan Cloutier

"I'm so happy you enjoy organizing these trips. Because I love going on them with you!"

Susan Chase

"Where are we going next? "

Laura Croson

"I totally enjoyed traveling with everyone. I am so looking forward to the next adventure. I already started my vacation fund for the next trip, wherever that my be."

Pat Garrard

"The trip was amazing and I am grateful to have been a part of it."

B. Dundee

"Another AMAZING yoga retreat! You really are spectacular at organizing trips and making it so fun for everyone!"

Jan Clouter

ITINERARY

There's an optional 2-night pre-cruise experience of Budapest, Hungary. Includes hotel, breakfast, excursions, and transfers to the boat.

The cost is $560 per person, double occupancy. (Single occupancy $840).

As of now, your stay in Budapest is expected to take place at the Marriott City Center (although this is subject to change; you'll receive final confirmation 30 days prior to arrival). 

If you book your own air, please try to arrive with enough time to be settled in and ready to participate in the pre-cruise festivities beginning at 6:30 p.m. on July 11th. 

Embark your ship in BUDAPEST to begin your Danube River Yoga Cruise. (D)

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. (B,L,D)

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. (B,L,D)

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. (B,L,D)

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. (B,L,D)

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 ńĆeský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

*Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion

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. (B,L,D)

Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (B)

OR, Depart the ship and drive to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, which you’ll discover on a guided walking tour. After touring Regensburg, continue on to Prague. (B)

There's an optional 3-night post-cruise experience in Prague that you don't want to miss! Includes hotel, breakfast, excursions, and transfers from the boat.

The cost is $900 per person, double occupancy. (Single occupancy $1,320).

As of right now, your post-cruise land package accommodations are expected to be at the Art Deco Imperial in Prague. Please note this is subject to change; final confirmation will be provided 30 days prior to arrival.

If you are booking your own air, you are free to leave at any time on July 23rd. 

We will be traveling on the AmaViola. Click here for a closer look at the ship, and your stateroom options. 

Contact me at [email protected]¬†for the most up-to-date pricing. There are great group discounts available to us!

HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED:

  • All gourmet, award-winning food onboard.
  • Unlimited fine wine and beer with lunch and dinner.
  • Luxury accommodations and stellar views from your stateroom.
  • All excursions, which include an array of hiking, biking, and leisurely walking tours. 
  • Yoga onboard every morning, should you care to join us.
  • Guest lectures 
  • And so much more...

Also, if we book your airline tickets through AmaWaterways (they have terrific contracted rates with the airlines), you'll enjoy free transfers airport transfers.

 

HERE'S WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED:

  • Tips and gratuities (unless otherwise stated)
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Airport transfers (unless you purchase air through Ama Waterways)
  • Anything not expressly listed in the inclusions above

A $500 nonrefundable deposit holds your spot. Balance is due 120 days before departure.

Contact me here for the special promotional discounts and pricing options available to members of our group. 

 

For all other questions related to your Ama Waterways river cruise, check out the frequently asked questions here.

That's what I'm here for! Email [email protected]¬†with all your questions, and let's get you one step closer to your river cruise.

If you haven't already, be sure to check out our FAQs here.

‚Ěč To take a deeper dive into this itinerary, learn more about AMA Waterways, check out their FAQs, explore the stateroom options, and more, click here.¬†

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Check out the AmaViola, your home for the week on your Danube River Cruise

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MEET YOUR HOSTS

ERICA BOUCHER

As the owner and operator of International Yoga Travel, it is my pleasure to offer heart-centered yoga classes appropriate for all levels (with at least some yoga experience). Usually taking place before breakfast, these moving meditations are a great way to set the tone for the day. Then we're off to play; partaking in walking, hiking, or biking tours, wine tastings at vineyards, and an array of other included excursions. Be forewarned, these river cruises are highly addictive!

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CHRISTINE MADRID FRENCH

Buildings speak to us. Whether we realize it or not, art and architecture go hand in hand and are designed to elicit an emotional response within us. Christine is a historian, storyteller, and architectural advocate. Her book, The Architecture of Suspense: The Built World in the Films of Alfred Hitchcock (recently featured in Vanity Fair Magazine), focuses on the real-world histories of cinematic structures and how architecture impacts how we feel. Christine will enlighten us on some of the historical buildings and architecture we'll encounter on this trip, helping us to experience and appreciate them in a much deeper way.  You can learn more about Christine here

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