KidTripster Christmas on the Danube River Cruise

AmaWaterways  AmaLea

7 Night Cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen

December 20, 2019 to December 27, 2019
 
Save $500 per Cabin!
 
This Christmas, your entire family can gather and enjoy an inspired holiday together!
 
Join KidTripster editor and family travel expert Shellie Bailey-Shah, along with her family, on a Danube Cruise filled with wonder, discovery and holiday traditions of the Christmas markets.
 
 
 
 
Friday Dec. 20, 2019
EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Arrive in Budapest and board the luxurious AmaLea cruise ship. This evening, meet Shellie and your fellow travelers at the Welcome Dinner. Tonight, the ship will sail a special Illuminations Cruise past the capital’s glittering river front.
 
 
Saturday Dec. 21, 2019
BUDAPEST
Home to several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill and Heroes’ Square, Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall. The remainder of this tour takes your family to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. Afterwards, you’ll visit Vörösmarty Square, the oldest, richest and the most spectacular of all the Christmas markets in Budapest.
 
 
Sunday Dec. 22, 2019
BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
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 your family willl discover during your walking tour. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit Bratislava’s charming Christmas Market. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. Tonight, explore Vienna’s splendid Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market.
 
 
Monday Dec 23, 2019
BRATISLAVA - VIENNA
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. You’ll also have an opportunity to visit Bratislava’s charming Christmas Market. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. Tonight, explore Vienna’s splendid Rathaus (Town Hall) Christmas Market.
 
Tuesday - Christmas Eve - December 24, 2019
VIENNA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems just waiting to be discovered by your family. Join a tour showcasing its regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs, before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center. During the afternoon, visit the market at Schönbrunn Palace with a giant sparkling Christmas tree. Cap the day off with “Vienna by Night” Christmas Markets at the beautifully decorated Maria Theresaplatz Christmas Market, set amongst the worldrenowned sights of Vienna’s majestic Ringstrasse, and at the illuminated Rathaus, Vienna’s largest Christmas Market.
 
 
Wednesday - Christmas Day - Dec. 25, 2019
WEISSENKIRCHEN – WACHAU VALLEY – MELK
After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll have a choice of excursions. Join a walking tour in Dürnstein and then a visit to a local boutique where you’ll enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. Later in the afternoon, your family will sail through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley to Melk. Once in Melk, you’ll visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey.
 
 
Thursday Dec. 26, 2019
LINZ
Linz is known for being the city of Christmas crèches and its ever-popular Linzer torte. While here, your family will have a choice of three excursions. The first is a full-day visit to Salzburg where you’ll enjoy a walking tour of the UNESCO-designated Old Town, its magnificent cathedral and its Christmas Markets, including the Hellbrunn Palace, where its inner courtyard is turned into a romantic backdrop for one of the most beautiful Christmas Markets in Austria. Alternatively, you and the kids can choose a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, as well as visit Linz’s Christmas Markets. During the afternoon, families can join a half-day excursion to Salzburg or visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.
 
 
Friday December 27, 2019
PASSAU
During the season of Advent, beautiful Passau dresses in her Bavarian holiday splendor, which your family will discover on your walking tour through the city and at its Christmas Market at St. Stephen’s Square—also home to its magnificent cathedral. Go in search of unique crafts, including Bavarian-style houses and glass ornaments. 
 
Sat. Dec. 28, 2019
VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION
This morning, disembark your ship in Vilshofen

 

 
Cruise Prices Include:

*Unlimited FREE PREMIUM Beer, Wine, Liquor & Bottled Water 

*Gourmet Dining/All Meals Included

*Choice of Shore Excursions 

 *FREE Wi-Fi

*Complimentary Bicycles To Explore  

*Heated Roof Top Swim-Up Bar

 *Complimentary In-Cabin Movies  

WE STRONGLY SUGGEST LETTING US BOOK YOUR AIRFARE THROUGH AmaWaterways DUE TO BELOW RETAIL FARE AGREEMENTS WITH THE AIRLINES. AIRFARE IS ESTIMATED AT $1100-$2000 R/T PER PERSON DEPENDING ON YOUR DEPARTURE CITY.

$400 per person non-refundable deposit is required to confirm your family's reservations

* Available Upgrades:

2 Night Pre Cruise package Budapest - $520 per person (Recommended)

3 Night Post Cruise package Prague - $840.00 per person

Stateroom Choices & Pricing
There are a very limited number of adjoining staterooms. Book early to avoid disappointments.
 
        
 
Family Suite - (sleeps 3-4)
 
$6398.00 per person
 
 
     
 
Double Balcony  (sleeps 2)
 
From $4680.00 per person
 
 
     
 
Single French Balcony  (sleeps 2)
 
$4180.00 per person
 
 
     
 
French Window  (sleeps 2)
 
$3880.00 per person
 
      
 
Fixed Window (sleeps 2)
 
$3580.00 per person
 
 
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IMPORTANT!!!!
All Passengers are required to a passport with an expiration date valid for at least 6 months past travel dates.  Additional documentation may be required for certain family situations. It is the responsibility of all passengers to have correct documentation to prevent denied boarding situations. This is something NOT covered by travel insurance.

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If you have Any questions regarding your family's travel arrangements, please contact Sally Black - mom@vacationkids.com or 570-236-7585