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Legendary Danube

For a getaway like no other, climb aboard one of our award-winning AmaWaterways River Cruise ships on a journey from Nuremberg to Budapest. Bike through the streets of Vienna, clamber on hills, sample a variety of local specialities, witness stunning architecture and much more on this eight-day getaway.

With a heated pool, walking trail, spa, and suites fitted with our signature twin balconies, guests are at the heart of our designs here at AMAwaterways. Enjoy quality meals, spacious common areas, a choice of two restaurants and a variety of other public amenities for your perusal during your stay with us.

Whether you’re an active adventurer, getting stuck in at the fitness rooms, hikes and bike rides or the more easygoing walking-tour sightseer, the team at AMAwaterways has perfected an itinerary that appeals to everyone so you can get the most out of your Danube River Cruise.

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  • Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Ship: AmaViola + 2 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Mar - Nov
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Legendary Danube Cruise Itinerary

With an itinerary perfected by our team here at AMAwaterways, this cruise takes you through all the must-sees down the Danube River. Bike through the streets of Vienna, conquer Castle Hill, marvel at St. Stephen’s Cathedral and more over the course of this eight-day adventure.

Day 1


Climb aboard your luxury vessel to begin your Legendary Danube Cruise.

Day 2


Choose from three featured excursions; a guided tour showcasing the Imperial Castle, town wall and the fountain of the Market Square. Alternatively, embark on a tour of the city’s most important WWII sites or sample Franconian specialties including Nuremburger Bratwurst, rot bier and lebkuchen.

Day 3


Embark on a tour of this well-preserved medieval city; visit the Old Town Hall and Porta Praetoria. Alternatively, sample some Bavarian specialties – beer, sausage and pretzels or enjoy a bike tour to Walhalla to see it’s neoclassical white marble temple.

Day 4

Passau – Linz

Enjoy a walking tour through Passau’s cobbled streets passing St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, pay a visit to Salzburg on a full-day tour that stops in Mondsee in the Austrian Lake District. For the more active explorer, choose between a bike tour along the Inn River or a hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress.

Day 5

Melk / Wachau Valley

Explore the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Dürnstein to the Baroque Stiftskirche. You could also join a guided bike tour through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley.

Day 6


View the Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of Habsburgs on your city tour that concludes in Vienna’s historic city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, discover Vienna on a guided bike tour.

Day 7


Begin your tour with a visit to the Great Market Hall full with vendors selling their wares. The remainder of your time will take you on both the Buda and Pest sides of the river. Alternatively, choose to hike up to Castle Hill for a view of the city below.

Day 8


Bid farewell to Budapest and prepare for your flight home.

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Deep-dive into European History with the Legendary Danube

7 Nights
Mar Nov

Legendary Danube

  • Nuremberg (EMBARKATION)
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau – Linz
  • Melk & Wachau Valley
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
£2,032pp Est. Price per person
  • AmaLea / AmaSonata / AmaViola  

Legendary Danube Cruise Review

“I’ve cruised down the Danube on many occasions, but no itineraries quite make it to all the greatest hits like this one. All your favourite sights in one line-up. Masterfully cultivated. Kudos to the team that worked on this one.”

John Portland, Cotswolds

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Legendary Danube FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many passengers can be booked into one ship?

The maximum capacity for this cruise differs slightly depending on your ship. The AmaLea can hold up to 158 passengers, the AmaSonata 162 and the AmaViola 156.

What kind of activities can I expect during the cruise?

From bike rides and hikes to walking tours and scenic cruising, we blend both standard and active excursions so that you have complete control over the intensity of your adventure.

Are there extensions available?

Yes, we offer you the option to book a three-nights stay in Prague prior to your cruise’s embarkation.

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