BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN
October 20th 2019-October 27th 2019
The Lianne and Friends Awaken A Better You Wellness Cruise Along the Danube is set for October 20th!
On board AmaWaterways’ award-winning AmaViola, Expedia Cruiseshipscenters Ottawa, Lianne Laing, and six amazing health and wellness experts will help rejuvenate and invigorate you as we discover the rich history and beauty of spectacular cities like Budapest and Vienna along the legendary Danube River. And throughout your cruise you’ll be treated to exquisite cuisine, authentic excursions and unparalleled service as AmaWaterways’ extraordinary crew turns every mile you travel into your most cherished memory.
During this very special wellness sailing, you’ll:
• Discover the “3 E’s to Wellness” (Eating Clean, Exercise, Emotional Self Care) with NY Times best-selling author
and fitness legend Tosca Reno.
• Indulge in the fresh flavors of AmaWaterways’ exquisite, healthy locally sourced cuisine – including a variety of
enticing gluten-free, vegetarian and low-sodium dishes available upon request.
• Explore the local markets and learn kitchen tips with Food Specialist Korey Kealey.
• Learn how to feel your best without buying into the latest beauty craze with beauty expert Melody Iafolice.
• Reach your highest personal and performance goals with performance coach Pat Woodcock.
• Attend engaging fitness classes led by a professionally trained AmaWaterways Wellness Host.
• Develop a deeper level of body awareness and core strength with Pilates and stretching guru Julie Anderton.
• Reflect, shift your mindset and learn how to choose a more empowering and exciting journey with Life
Transformation Coach Amanda O’Reilly.
• Participate in active guided hiking and biking excursions: climb the storied hill to Dürnstein Fortress where
Richard the Lionheart was once held; bike the “Cultural Mile” through Linz; and so much more.
STARTING AT $2,999
• Elegantly appointed river-view staterooms, many with AmaWaterways’ view-enhancing
• Exquisite locally-sourced cuisine with hand-selected fine wine with lunch and dinner
• Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices and activity levels in every
port, including hiking and biking tours
• Proffessionally trained Wellness Host leading a variety of exercise classes
• Live entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
and much more
DAY 1 | Budapest, Hungary
DAY 2 | Budapest, Hungary
DAY 3 | Bratislava, Slovakia
DAY 4 | Vienna, Austria
DAY 5 | Weissenkirchen, Austria
DAY 6 | Linz, Austria
DAY 7 | Passau, Germany
DAY 8 | Vilshofen, Germany
Melodies of the DanubeAT A GLANCE
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava and Vienna. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship.
Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture, tradition and even a secret labyrinth of caves under the city. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. (B,L,D)
“Coronation City” walking tour OR Tastes of Slovakia OR Bratislava Castle hike
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. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)
Klosterneuburg Abbey bike tour
OR Free time
The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active exploration, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)
Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey
OR Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour
OR Weissenkirchen walking tour and Melk Abbey
OR Dürnstein excursion with wine and apricots tastings
Scenic Cruising, Strudengau Valley (same line) and Grein – Exclusive castle visit with private reception – an AmaWaterways signature experience.
After reaching Weissenkirchen, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by an abbey visit. For a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein for an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally from above. While here, enjoy a folklore show and wine reception. (B,L,D)
“UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
OR Full-day Salzburg excursion
OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour
Half-day Salzburg excursion
OR Český Krumlov excursion
OR Austrian Lake District excursion
The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options. Choose a half-day excursion to Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)
“City of Three Rivers” walking tour
OR Passau bike tour
OR Passau Castle hike
Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration
Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)
Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (B)