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Hoist a stein and toast to an unforgettable experience – Oktoberfest on the Danube! On this 8 day / 7 night Adventures by Disney adult-exclusive sailing September 30, 2018, you’ll celebrate in true Bavarian style as you participate in Oktoberfest activities in destinations across 4 amazing countries: Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary!

The AmaViola ship cruises down the Danube River near shores housing beautiful, quaint towns

Adult-Exclusive Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest

Dine, dance and, of course, drink your way across 4 sensational European countries while celebrating Oktoberfest on the adult-exclusive Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest.

You’ll also experience epicurean delights and entertaining activities aboard the AmaLea, where you’ll enjoy the all-inclusive sailing with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising.

On this special Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest, sailing September 30 – October 7, 2018, you’ll experience unique epicurean adventures that will both delight and educate you in the arts of gourmet food and beer brewing, as you tour major breweries, enjoy beer and food tastings and visit local pubs as you explore beautiful cities and amazing destinations in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary.

While onboard the AmaLea, savor the wonderful flavors of authentic dishes created by our first-class chefs using the finest local ingredients. Plus, an expanded beer menu will feature a wide variety of local brews.

See the full Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest itinerary.


  • Depart: September 30, 2018
  • Return: October 7, 2018


  • Arrive: Munich Airport (MUC)
  • Return: Budapest Airport (BUD)


  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners

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St. Stephen’s Cathedral in Passau, Germany is lit up at dusk

Special Oktoberfest Highlights

Be a part of Oktoberfest in true Bavarian style as you cruise along the Danube River participating in local celebrations and activities that exude the spirit of this annual tradition shared around the world.

Some of the Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest highlights include:

GERMANY (Vilshofen & Passau)

  • Kick off your special cruise with an Oktoberfest Welcome Reception in true German style, including iconic food and drink, costumed local entertainers who perform the oompah music and folk dancing that have made this yearly festival an event celebrated around the world.
  • Prepare your senses for the wonderful flavors and aromas of fine German beer as you participate in this Beer Tasting Onboard the AmaLea. A menu of beer will be offered during dinner, featuring all local brews.
  • Experience the spirit of Lower Bavaria on a visit to Aldersbacher Brewery and Monastery. A working brewery and museum, the Aldersbacher Brewery is also home to a Cistercian monastery, founded in 1776. Enjoy a pretzel and a beer as you tour this amazing destination.

AUSTRIA (Linz, Salzburg, Melk, Durnstein, Krems & Vienna)

  • Enjoy a taste of Salzburgian culture, along with some local beer, cuisine and hospitality, on a tour of Hofbräu Kaltenhausen, which has been a part of Salzburg's rich beer brewing culture since 1475.
  • Take to the streets and learn the history of this beautiful town on a Walking Gourmet Tour of Krems. You’ll sample regional delicacies, including local food specialties, beer, wine, apricot brandy and liquers from a Wachau distillery.
  • Immerse yourself in true Austrian tradition on a Visit To A Traditional Wine House, or heurige as they are known to locals. A festive, fairytale atmosphere awaits you at a marvelous family-run local wine house, where you’ll snack on finger foods, cheeses and breads while enjoying live music and entertainment from a local performer. Local beer will also be featured.

SLOVAKIA (Bratislava)

  • Explore Schloss Hof, an extraordinary Baroque palace with unique gardens and a farm, which was the country estate of Prince Eugene of Savoy. Listen as costumed storytellers weave tales of Schloss Hof's history, enjoy a chocolate tasting experience and learn to waltz in the grand ballroom. There is also a beer tasting held outdoors in the Paradise Garden.

HUNGARY (Budapest)

  • Spend a lovely afternoon at Lazar Equestrian Park dining on a delicious lunch while you are treated to live music by traditional Hungarian folk musicians. Plus, you’ll get to sample some teriffic local brews in a Beer Tasting.
  • On your marks, get set, CRAWL! Go on a Budapest Beer Crawl through a handful of these very popular “ruin pubs,” which are set up in Budapest’s Old District VII neighborhood amid the ruins of abandoned buildings, stores and lots.

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A plate of salted german pretzels sits next to 2 steins of beer

Rates & Dates

The Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest departs on September 30, 2018.

Piano Category E Now Accepting Waitlist - Please Call for Details
Piano Category D $4,919
Violin Category CB Now Accepting Waitlist - Please Call for Details
Violin & Cello Category CA $5,539
Cello Category BB $6,169
Violin & Cello Category BA $6,589
Cello Category AB $6,849
Violin Category AA $7,109
Violin Category STE $8,649

AIRFARE TO AND FROM DESTINATION IS NOT INCLUDED IN OUR RIVER CRUISE PACKAGE PRICES. All prices are in U.S. dollars. All prices are subject to change without notice. Your river cruise package pricing will be confirmed and guaranteed once we receive your 10% of the vacation package price per person deposit, except where price increases may result from increases in government taxes or fees. Guests added to your party after the booking are priced at the prevailing rate at the time they are added. The child rate applies to Guests under 12 at the time of travel when accompanied by an adult in the same room. Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. If you are traveling with children, check this trip's minimum eligibility age and recommended minimum age. Room configurations are subject to availability. Please see "Notes on Accommodations" for room configurations.

Note on Accommodations: (Subject to Availability):

Parties of 1 or 2:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 stateroom with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.
Parties of 3:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 stateroom with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus 1 fold-out chair bed.
Parties of 4, booked as a Quad:
  • Guests are accommodated in 1 suite with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds plus 1 queen-sized sofa bed.
Parties of 4, booked as 2 Doubles:
  • Guests are accommodated in 2 staterooms each with 1 queen bed or 2 twin beds.

NOTE: Connecting rooms may be requested but are not guaranteed.

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A man holding six large steins of beer

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Learn more and book the adult-exclusive Adventures by Disney Danube River Cruise: Oktoberfest by calling (800) 543-0865 or contact your travel agent.