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Legendary Danube

For a getaway like no other, climb aboard one of our award-winning 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 holiday.

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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.

About The AmaViola

Enjoy brightly-coloured floral and geometric patterns throughout this upbeat luxury vessel, complete with spacious staterooms offering our signature twin-balconies. If the vibrant colour palette didn’t clue you in, we’re sure the variety of unique activities hosted aboard will show that the theme aboard this floating hotel is living life to the fullest. Refresh your spirit and become the best version of yourself during your stay with us; get a new ‘do at our on-board hair salon, pamper yourself in the spa, spend some time with yourself in nature and much more.

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Savor our fine-dining experience offered at either of the restaurant locations offered on board; pay a visit to the spacious Main Restaurant and get to know your fellow passengers or opt for the culinary experience offered in the Chef’s Table, enjoy a menu cultivated by our dedicated on-board chefs.

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Choose between your standard suite (350 sq.ft) and others in categories AA (235 sq.ft) , AB (235 sq.ft), BA (210 sq.ft), BB (210 sq.ft), C (170 sq.ft), D (170 sq.ft) and E (170 sq.ft). All staterooms fitted to include; in-room temperature control, deluxe hotel-style bedding, spacious bathrooms with multi-jet showerheads, large wardrobes, full-length mirrors, a hairdryer, in-room safe, flat-screen TV and a desk with chair.

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Health & Fitness

Pay a visit to our ship’s spa for a well-deserved pamper session or sneak in a workout at the fitness room located on deck Violin. If you’d prefer to be out in nature, opt for our on-board walking track or embark on one of our many featured bike tours.

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Deck Plan

Stretch out and split your time over four spacious decks, listed here in order of ascension; Piano, Cello, Violin and Sun. Our restaurants are located on Cello and Violin, the Reception on Violin and Sun Deck is where you’ll find outdoor activities such as bikes, a walking track and heated pool.

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About The AmaSonata

The award-winning AmaSonata is on song to make the most of Europe’s famous waterways with luxury accommodation and a melodious accompaniment to some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Elegant rooms feature twin balconies for glorious river views.

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Enjoy five-star dining in the elegant Main Restaurant with an authentic flavour of the classic cruises of yesteryear. The Chef’s Table offers multi-course cuisine with a range of international and local menus and vegan and vegetarian dishes a daily speciality. Relax in the lounge or the tranquil library after dinner with your favourite tipple.

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Spacious staterooms decorated in soft and tranquil colour palettes provide a haven of relaxation with twin balconies to maximise the views. Luxury marble bathrooms feature a separate bath, shower and a full complement of quality skincare products and cotton robes. High-speed internet access and entertainment are on demand, or just relax and enjoy the world glide past.

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Health & Fitness

Enjoy a relaxing swim in the heated pool on the Sun Deck, perfect after a workout in the fitness suite. If that sounds just too much like hard work, take time out for a pamper session in the massage and hair salon, followed by a stroll or cycle around the Sun Deck and soak up the views.

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Deck Plan

The AmaSonata has four floating decks of luxury, three offering different classes of staterooms and the crowning glory, the Sun Deck, which is on two levels with a heated pool and walking track. Just below the Sun Deck, the Violin Deck features an Al Fresco Dining Terrace, Observation Lounge and the Main Lounge and Bar, all making the most of the stunning river views.

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About The AmaLea

The AmaLea is a cruiser redolent of the stylish yachts of yesteryear with vibrant decoration and luxurious accommodation for the ultimate comfort and convenience cruising Europe’s most famous waterway. Elegant staterooms feature a French balcony and an outside balcony to maximise the spectacular river scenery.

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Enjoy five-star service and cuisine at the Chef’s table with its contemporary vibe of rustic wooden floors, chic lighting and a glass-enclosed kitchen. The Main Restaurant offers the ultimate multi-course formal dining experience with a range of cuisines, including international, regional and local menus, offering traditional favourites and vegan and vegetarian dishes.

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Elegant staterooms are generously proportioned with a lounge area and twin balconies to make the most of those spectacular river views. Luxury marble bathrooms offer a separate bath and shower with thoughtfully chosen quality skincare products and soft towelling robes. Individual cabin control air conditioning is complemented with entertainment on demand creating the perfect environment and ambience.

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Health & Fitness

Enjoy a dip in the heated pool on the Sun Deck, complete with a swim-up bar for some much-needed refreshment. A massage and hair salon offers all-day pampering, and if you want to stay active, take advantage of the fitness room, the Sun Deck walking track, and a fleet of onboard bicycles.

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Deck Plan

This four-deck vessel offers different categories of staterooms on the three lower decks: Cello, Violin and Piano. The Sun deck is reserved for relaxation, exercise and those stunning views. The Violin deck features an observation lounge and Al Fresco Terrace with the massage & hair salon and the fitness suite on the Piano deck.

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Legendary Danube Deals

Deep-dive into European History with the Legendary Danube

7 Nights
Mar Nov

Legendary Danube

  • Budapest
  • Melk & Wachau Valley
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Vienna
£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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