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Melodies of the Danube

Spend 8 days adventuring down the Danube through ports at Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia on an AmaWaterways River Cruise.

Explore castles, fortresses, cities and valleys on a show-stopping Danube River Cruise itinerary crafted by our team at AmaWaterways. Complete with exclusive experiences made available to only our guests.

Board one of the members of the Danube’s luxurious floating hotels, complete with twin-balcony suites, devoted customer service and an intimate environment.

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  • Cruise Line: AmaWaterways
  • Ship: AmaLea + 4 more
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: Mar - Dec
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Melodies of the Danube Cruise Itinerary

This spectacular itinerary will guide you through highlights from Budapest to Vilshofen. You’ll spend 7 nights cruising the Danube, embarking on a variety of hikes, bike rides, tastings and walking tours.

Day 1

Budapest (EMBARK)

Arrive to Budapest to begin your 7-night adventure.

Day 2


Embark on the ‘Queen of the Danube’ tour or the Castle Hill hike.

Day 3


Today, choose between the ‘Coronation City’ walking tour, ‘Tastes of Slovakia’ excursion or a hike to Bratislava Castle.

Day 4


Join the ‘Imperial Vienna’ tour or opt to explore by bike. In the afternoon, you’ll have some free time to explore on your own.

Day 5

Weissenkirchen / Strudengau Valley / Grein

This morning, choose between the ‘Highlights of Durnstein’ excursion with Melk Abbey visit, ‘Durnstein with wine and apricots’ adventure, a hike to Durnstein fortress or the Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour.
Afterwards, enjoy a scenic cruising through the beautiful Strudengau Valley.
After arrival in Grein, embark on an exclusive visit to Grein Castle.

Day 6


Opt for a full-day Salzburg excursion, the ‘UNESCO City of Media Arts’ walking tour, the ‘Cultural Mile’ bike tour or the Cesky Krumlov excursion.

Day 7


Today, you’ll enjoy the ‘City of Three Rivers’ walking tour, the Passau Castle hike or the Passau River Inn bike tour.
This evening, you’ll enjoy an exclusive Oktoberfest celebration.

Day 8

Vilshofen (DISEMBARK)

Disembark in Vilshofen to begin your journey home.

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7 Nights
Mar Dec

Melodies of the Danube

  • Budapest (EMBARK)
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Vienna
  • Weissenkirchen / Strudengau Valley / Grein
  • Linz
  • Passau
  • Vilshofen (DISEMBARK)
£2,032pp Est. Price per person
  • AmaLea + 4more

Melodies of the Danube Cruise Review

“Strudengu Valley was even more impressive than I expected – I’m so happy with the time dedicated to scenic cruising through there. The itinerary is well-paced, in a manner that keeps you busy without exhausting you.”

Katie Hobbs, Sheffield

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Melodies of the Danube FAQ

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

How can I tell which ship I’ll be staying on?

Your floating hotel is dependent on what period you book your cruise for – they’re listed with available dates on the AmaWaterways website.

What types of excursions are on offer?

This cruise offers your expected walking tours and tastings, as well as the more active biking and hiking options. You’ll also have the option to enjoy exclusive opportunities offered to AmaWaterways’ guests.

How frequent are departures?

This cruise embarks quite frequently in months March – December. Travel dates available for booking will be visible on the AmaWaterways website.

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