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............................................................................................................................................................................................................... Your Itinerary


Day 1, ROUSSE – EMBARKATION. Embark the ship and meet your fellow travellers tonight at the Welcome Dinner. (D)


Day 2, GIURGIU-BUCHAREST, ROMANIA. Enjoy a full day excursion to Bucharest, known as “Paris of the East.” Visit the Open Air Museum, which was dedicated to the traditional architecture and buildings of rural Romania. After lunch enjoy a visit to the Palace of the Parliament or tour the Historical center. (B,L,D)


Day 3, VIDIN, BULGARIA. Today, enjoy a leisurely day of cruising, arriving in the late afternoon in Vidin. The “Baba Vida” Fortress sits guard over the Danube at the Bulgarian frontier town of Vidin. From here, take an excursion to Belogradschik, a beautifully restored 6th century castle, located in a stunning landscape of unusual rock formations. (B,L,D)


Day 4, CRUISING - IRON GATES. Today, enjoy a full day of cruising through one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders, the Iron Gates. Here the Danube narrows, as it winds through a range of magnificent gorges between the southern Carpathian Mountains and the northwestern foothills of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)


Day 5, BELGRADE, SERBIA. Wake up in Belgrade and explore its myriad of streets, plazas and squares. On your panoramic tour, you will see the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Alternatively, choose to take the Tito’s Memorial tour which includes a visit to the House of Flowers, where the tomb of Josip Tito is located. You will have free time in the city centre after your tour to stroll along Prince Michael Street, the main pedestrian and shopping center of the city. A guided bicycle tour is available in the afternoon. (B,L,D)


Day 6, NOVI SAD –VUKOVAR, CROATIA. Arrive in Novi Sad in the morning and enjoy a walking tour in the afternoon. You will also tour the 18th-century Austrian-Hungarian Petrovaradin Fortress. After your tour, continue to Vukovar, Croatia where you may choose between a tour of Vukovar or wine tasting in the town of Ilok. Your city tour of Vukovar includes the Ovcara Memorial. Alternatively, travel to the town of Ilok, which is famous for its wines. Here, you will visit a local winery and sample their vintages before your walking tour of the town. (B,L,D)


Day 7, MOHACS – PÉCS, HUNGARY. Arrive in Mohács during breakfast and then depart for your excursion to Pecs, EU Cultural Capital 2010. Founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Upon arrival, visit the Mosque Church, the largest structure surviving from the Ottoman period as well as the underground burial chambers dating back to the 4th century. You will also see St. Peter’s Basilica. (B,L,D)


Day 8, BUDAPEST. Today you will visit the famous Puszta region, the vast flat plain where Hungarian cowboys still wear traditional garb. Upon arrival, you will be met by horse-herds and warm hospitality, brandy and scones. Try a lunch of Goulash, before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)


Day 9, BUDAPEST. Enjoy a tour of historic Buda Castle from where you can enjoy the views of the twin cities of Buda and Pest spread over both banks of the River. Your tour also features the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion, the Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica and the famous Heroes’ Square. Anferwards you are free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)


Day 10, BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA – VIENNA, AUSTRIA. Wake up in **Itinerary slightly modified; visit www.amawaterways.co.uk for details NOTE: Guided bicycle tours are capacity controlled. AMAWATERWAYS.CO.UK | 47


Bratislava. You have a choice of two tours today. The first option is a walking tour, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Mirbach Palace and Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Alternatively, choose a “Communist Tour” that includes the Radio Building, Liberty Square and the Soviet War Memorial. After dinner, enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert in Vienna. (B,L,D)


Day 11, VIENNA. Savor the Baroque elegance of romantic Vienna during your guided sightseeing tour, which will include the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse and the historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. After dinner, experience a traditional “Viennese Wine and Music” evening in a wine village near Vienna. (B,L,D)


Day 12, DÜRNSTEIN – MELK. This morning arrive in Dürnstein, where you will take a walking tour, passing by 16th century town houses and wine taverns, including a wine tasting. Alternatively, explore the majestic Wachau Valley on a guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk. The ship arrives in Melk this afternoon, where you will tour the spectacular Melk Abbey, one of Europe’s largest Baroque monasteries. (B,L,D)


Day 13, LINZ – GMUNDEN. Arrive in Linz and enjoy a walking tour along the Landstrasse to the city’s main square. You will see St. Mary’s Cathedral, the Marian Column, Landestheatre and St. Martin’s. Return to the ship for brunch. This afternoon choice from three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the “Salzkammergut” region, the Austrian Lake District. The second is to join an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg. (B,L,D)


Day 14, PASSAU, GERMANY – VILSHOFEN. Cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany. In Passau your city tour takes you on an exploration of this city founded more than 2,000 years ago. Highlights include St. Stephan’s Cathedral. Alternatively, explore the city on a guided bike tour. This afternoon, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, where you’ll enjoy “Oktoberfest”. Relax at long tables and benches, sampling local food and beer accompanied by Bavarian folk music, song and dance. (B,L,D)


Day 14, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARK SHIP. After breakfast, disembark the ship for your homeward journey. (B)


DEPARTURE DATES ...............................


EMBARK DATE


20 Jun 29 Jul


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ROU ROU


SHIP NAME


AmaLyra AmaDolce


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14 nights deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom - 82% of the staterooms with French balconies


Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included


“Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions


State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations


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» Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board


Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms


Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise


Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board


Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily


Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain’s Gala Dinner


Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, on board music performances and afternoon/evening piano music


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Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours


Services of professional Cruise Manager


All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)


» All local taxes ...............................


EMBARK DATE


12 Sep ROU AmaLyra SHIP


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EMBARK DATE


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21 Oct ROU AmaDolce SHIP


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