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EUROPE | Germany, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary | 8 Days / 7 Nights

Danube River Cruise

An Adventure guide leads a family biking along the shore of the Danube River The Budapest Parliament building at sunset, with reflections of its lights on the Danube River A young chef sprinkles flour as he teaches 3 children how to make strudel 2 women wearing traditional costumes dance as a costumed male dancer claps A family of 4 looks at a building on a hill The AmaViola Ship A family walks in the Mirabell Gardens A mother and daughter shop in an outdoor store with fresh fruits and vegetables A large wooden structure above the treetops overlooking forests and pastures A family of 4 above a city look around with a sense of excitement A laughing couple drinks wine A bridge over the Danube River leads to a quaint town
An Adventure guide leads a family biking along the shore of the Danube River
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Forge new paths on a bike tour through the pastoral splendor of the Austrian countryside from Melk to Krems.

Danube River Cruise

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Enjoy family river cruising to 8 unforgettable destinations in 4 countries on an all-inclusive adventure along the Danube River through the heart of Europe. These 8-day/7-night vacations are Adventures by Disney-exclusive sailings with AmaWaterways, a leader in luxury river cruising.

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Melk, Austria

Meal(s) Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodations: AmaViola or AmaLea

An impressive abbey with a cross and statues adorning the building

Breakfast Onboard the AmaViola

Enjoy a delicious breakfast and get ready for your day of exploration.

Explore the Famed Melk Benedictine Abbey

Explore the gorgeous Melk Benedictine Abbey on a privately guided tour. Founded in 1089, this abbey reinvigorated the monastic life of Austria and Southern Germany.

Cultural Activities Around the Danube River

Get a taste of the local flavors with a fish activity, marmalade-making, wine and juice tasting. Also, take a traditional Austrian dance lesson and learn more about the Danube River, which lies beneath the abbey.

Enjoy Lunch Onboard the AmaViola

Eat lunch aboard the ship as it serenely cruises through the Wachau Valley.

CHOOSE YOUR AFTERNOON ACTIVITY

OPTION A:
Tour of the Countryside with a Bike Ride from Melk to Krems* Take a serene 3-hour bike ride from Melk to Krems (via the storybook village of Dürnstein) and enjoy the pastoral landscape dotted with rolling Wachau Valley vineyards.
OPTION B:
Ice Cream Party Onboard the Ship Head up to the top deck for an onboard ice cream party! You'll lap up your delicious treat while checking out Melk's beautiful landscape which includes some stunning castles.
A scoop of strawberry ice cream inside a waffle cone
For Guests who choose Option B, please select an additional afternoon activity:
OPTION B-1:
Tour of Dürnstein and Hike to the Castle Join local expert for a guided tour of Dürnstein including the famous ruins of the castle Burgruine Dürnstein. Rich and full of history, this tour takes you through one the most popular tourist sites in the region and gives you incredible views from the castle of the river, vineyards and villages. (Weather dependent.)
OPTION B-2:
Bike Along the Danube River from Krems to Dürnstein* This 1-hour bike ride is the perfect choice for those who desire a little less pedaling than our 3-hour option. Ride along the gorgeous Danube River, leisurely pedaling down a picturesque bike path towards Dürnstein.
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Experience a Family-Run Apricot Farm Visit a working apricot farm in a region that specializes in apricots and taste the products made there. Enjoy wine for the adults, juice for the kids, a tour of the vineyards—and the grove for all. Take home a jar of marmalade home as a reminder of the visit!

Enjoy Dinner Onboard the AmaViola

Rejoin your fellow Adventurers at dinner onboard the ship.

On Your Own in Krems

Explore this pretty city on the Danube River, dotted with churches and museums. Enjoy traditional eateries that give you a taste of the regional cuisine and wonderful wine bars, which also feature delicious beer. If you want to shop, you'll find an array of wonderful stores at Buhl Center.

Junior Adventurer Movie Night

Children can enjoy a movie on the AmaViola ship that highlights the destination while the Adventure Guides keep things fun. Teens will be treated to karaoke in the ship's lounge.


* The 3-hour escorted bike ride is 28 miles long and the 1-hour escorted bike ride is 16 miles long. Both are not suited for a child who is 10 years old or younger. For all bike rides, we strongly recommend that Guests be in shape, know how to ride a bike, have ridden a bike recently, and know that the bike ride will take place on a solid surface, gravel and cobblestones, through towns, along the river, near traffic, crossing streets, etc. Bike trails are not on grass. Please Note: Guests wishing to bike on their own can visit the Cruise Manager to reserve a bicycle. There will be a couple of "junior" bikes onboard that are suited for a 9-year-old to 12-year-old child, depending on their size. However, the Cruise Manager will need to see in person any child under 9 years old or any small child, since small-sized bikes and helmets need to be outsourced. Also, since we always put safety first and try to prevent accidents, if the Cruise Manager determines that a child shouldn't ride a bike, he or she will give that child other activity options.