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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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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.

Danube River Cruise Trip TipsExpanded

  • Preparing for your AdventureExpanded

    • Required Travel DocumentationExpanded

      If you are a U.S. citizen, you will need a valid passport to enter the Czech Republic, Austria, Germany, Slovakia or Hungary and return to the United States. It must be valid for 6 months beyond your intended stay and have at least 2 blank pages remaining. Allow yourself sufficient time to have your application processed if you are applying for a new passport or renewing an expired passport. Visit the U.S. Department of State for more details.

      Note: You do not need a visa to travel to Austria, Germany, Hungary or Slovakia for less than 90 days, within each 180 day period.

      Guests 17 years of age or younger may be required to show additional documentation when traveling with a single parent.

      If you are not a U.S. citizen, please check with the German Consulate or the Hungarian Consulate for information on documentation requirements.

      Passport Services
      You can apply for a passport through CIBT, Inc., a third-party travel document company servicing the travel industry (not affiliated with the Walt Disney Company). Get more information at CIBT or call CIBT at (800) 406-1523. Be sure to mention Adventures by Disney, account #55134, for special pricing options.

      PLEASE NOTE: Additional charges may apply for telephone calls made to access CIBT specialists.

    • What to PackExpanded

      Please limit your baggage to one piece of luggage per person plus one carry-on. With frequent security changes, we recommend that you check with your air carrier as well as the Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) website www.tsa.gov for current restrictions.

      Since a majority of your adventure will take place outdoors, attire for your adventure should be casual and comfortable. However, you may wish to don business casual attire for dinner. The following is a list of clothing and other items you may want to bring:

      Clothing
      •     T-shirts (both short- and long-sleeved)
      •     Collared shirts
      •     Light sweater
      •     Jeans or long pants
      •     Casual Dress/Skirt
      •     Shorts
      •     Lightweight rain jacket
      •     Hat
      •     Swimsuit
      •     Sturdy-soled walking shoes
      •     Sandals

      Miscellaneous
      •     Passport
      •     Medication
      •     Camera/video camera
      •     Extra batteries or charger for camera
      •     Sunglasses
      •     Sunscreen
      •     Umbrella
      •     Toiletries
      •     Insect repellant
      •     Binoculars

    • WeatherExpanded

      During the summer months, the weather along the Danube River is normally mild and rather humid, with highs from 68°F to 80°F (20°C to 80°C). The highest temperatures reach about 90°F to 95°F (20°C to 35°C) for short periods, generally in July and August. You can expect mostly sunshine with some moderate rainfall, about 2 inches per month.


      During winter months, expect much colder temperatures, with highs around 40°F (4°C) and lows dipping to just below the freezing mark, between 27°F and 35°F (-3°C and -2°C). Precipitation remains the same as summer, with about 2 inches of rain (or snow) a month.



    • Recommended ReadingExpanded

      Longitude Books offers useful books and maps to help you get the most out of your travel. They offer a selection of reading recommendations prepared especially to enhance your Adventures by Disney vacation.

    • The Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan Expanded

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  • En RouteExpanded

    • Arrival/Departure Information - East TourExpanded

      Upon landing at Munich (MUC) airport, please arrange your own transfer to the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski. A batched transfer from the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski to the port in Vilshofen, Germany will be provided at 1:00 PM on the day of embarkation.



      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 MUC No later than 10:00 AM
      Departure 8 BUD No later than 1:00 PM

    • Arrival/Departure Information - West TourExpanded

      Upon landing at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD), you'll be met at the luggage claim area by an Adventures by Disney representative who will direct you to your transportation to the ship.



      Day Airport Code Arrival/Departure Time
      Arrival 1 BUD No later than 3:00 PM
      Departure 8 MUC No earlier than 12:00 PM

  • During Your AdventureExpanded

    • CurrencyExpanded

      The unit of currency in Germany, Austria, and Slovakia is the Euro. The unit of currency in Hungary is the Hungarian forint. ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure so you may obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards.

    • GratuitiesExpanded

      Adventures by Disney has taken care of gratuities for all included meals and activities, such as tips for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts and all crew. Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are also included.

    • TransportationExpanded

      When spending time on your own, you may choose to visit a site that requires transportation. In that event, convenient travel options include taxi or bus. Your Adventure Guides are happy to assist in arranging additional transportation.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONSExpanded

  • How do I book my Adventures by Disney vacation?Expanded

    To book your vacation, please call our Reservation Center at (800) 543-0865† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

    If you are outside the U.S., please call (866) 983-7872† and speak with a Vacationista or contact your travel agent.

  • Which airport(s) do I fly into and out of when sailing from Vilshofen to Budapest (East Tour)?Expanded

    Arrival: We will pick you up from the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive prior to 10:00 AM at the Munich Airport (MUC) airport to allow for sufficient time to get to the Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski for the batched transfer at 1:00 PM.

    Departure: At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transferred to the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) at 7:00 AM or 9:00 AM for your return flight home. Your return flight home should depart no later than 1:00 PM.

  • Which airport(s) do I fly into and out of when sailing from Budapest to Vilshofen (West Tour)?Expanded

    Arrival: We will pick you up from the Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD) on your arrival day. Your flight should arrive prior to 3:00 PM.

    Departure: At the conclusion of your adventure, you will be transferred to the Munich Airport (MUC) at 8:00 AM for your return flight home.

  • Can I extend my vacation beyond the Adventures by Disney itinerary?Expanded

    Yes, you may stay in Prague, Munich or Budapest before or after our itinerary. Extended stays are available at special rates if booked through Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. in conjunction with a land package and cannot be combined with any other offer. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† for further information.

  • How will our group travel between destinations?Expanded

    During this adventure, transportation between destinations is provided by private ship. Transportation to and from excursions is on private motorcoaches.

  • How strenuous are the activities?Expanded

    While this adventure is not considered physically strenuous, most days will include 2 or more hours of city walking, sometimes on uneven cobblestone streets. The escorted bikes rides, including the 3-hour and the 1-hour bike ride, 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.


    While nearly all of the trip's featured activities are gentle if examined separately, the full range of activities requires a moderate amount of stamina in order to get the most of your vacation.

  • Can I sail if I am pregnant?Expanded

    For the safety of parent and child, and depending on various circumstances, passengers who are at an advanced stage of pregnancy (after 5 months) may be subject to restrictions or exclusion by AmaWaterways concerning their ability to travel and/or board the ship, including denial of passage on the ship. Please inform us immediately if you will be at such an advanced stage of pregnancy at any time during sailing. Adventures by Disney cannot be held responsible or liable for any complications relating to pregnancy at any stage.

  • What is the basis for your suggested minimum age for this trip?Expanded

    While we welcome children ages 4 and up for our River Cruise trip, we recommend that children be at least 8 years old at the time of travel. This is based on several factors, such as flight time, jet lag, time zone differences between destinations, vacation duration, extended hours of daily activity programming and the amount of physical activity (e.g., walking and biking) involved. Because each child is different, call a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss whether this is the right trip for your little ones.

  • What types of meals are served on this Adventures by Disney Trip?Expanded

    Typically, breakfast is buffet-style. Dinners and lunches usually include fish, meat and pasta or rice entrées; vegetables and salad; and desserts and fruit. Some meals on the trip are served buffet-style while others offer a limited-choice menu. Given the nature of group travel, we regret that à la carte menu choices may not always be available. Child-friendly choices are available at all meals, however. Menu items are subject to change due to the availability and seasonality of foods.

    If you have any questions or concerns about dining at any time during your vacation, your Adventure Guides will be happy to assist you.

  • Is alcohol included with meals?Expanded

    Wine and beer are included during scheduled meals in the ship's dining room.

  • Can you accommodate special dietary needs?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney will make a reasonable effort to accommodate some special dietary needs at no additional charge. Unfortunately, we may not be able to accommodate all special dietary needs requested. Please contact a Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† in advance of your departure to advise us of your needs.

  • Is this itinerary appropriate for travelers with special needs?Expanded

    Please note that this vacation includes activities that may present certain challenges to Guests with special needs. It is strongly recommended that persons requiring assistance be accompanied by a companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing assistance. Neither Adventures by Disney nor its suppliers may physically lift or assist Guests onto transportation vehicles. Contact your Adventures by Disney Vacationista at (800) 543-0865† to discuss your needs.

  • What is the language and currency of this destination?Expanded

    While the primary language of this trip varies by destination, many people speak some English. The unit of currency in Germany, Austria and Slovakia is the Euro. The unit of currency in Hungary is the Hungarian Forint. The unit of currency in the Czech Republic is the Czech Koruna. U.S. dollars are not accepted at hotels, shops or restaurants, but ATM machines are available in most places along your adventure so you can obtain cash in the local currency. Most hotels and restaurants accept major credit cards or debit cards in addition to travelers' checks. Your Adventure Guide can help you with any currency issues or language barriers you may encounter.

  • Are tips included?Expanded

    Adventures by Disney has taken care of gratuities for all included meals and activities, such as tips for porters, housekeepers, drivers, activity providers, local experts and all crew. Gratuities for your Adventure Guides are also included.

  • What if Adventures by Disney cancels the adventure prior to departure?Expanded

    We will make every reasonable effort to operate vacations as advertised; however, we reserve the right to curtail or modify the itinerary, or to substitute activities, hotels, meals or transportation as we deem necessary. We further reserve the right to reduce the number of Adventure Guides to one, and to modify other services to accommodate a smaller group, if a minimum number of Guests is not reached. Similarly, we may marginally exceed the stated group's maximum size, if necessary to accommodate a family. Please also note that during certain holidays and peak periods, some activities may be disrupted or unavailable. None of these modifications or changes shall affect the land package price. We reserve the right to cancel a trip at any time prior to its commencement for any reason, such as if there are too few Guests, or if the quality of the trip or the safety of the Guests would, in our opinion, be compromised, such as may result from unforeseen circumstances (acts of God) or other circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

    If we cancel your trip prior to its commencement because there are too few Guests: (i) We will attempt to rebook you on another departure of the same itinerary, subject to availability, and we will bear any reasonable airline rebooking charges; however, if we are unable to rebook you, we will issue a full refund of your land package price and plan (unless you have filed a claim); and (ii) if you booked airfare through us, we will issue a full refund of your airfare; and (iii) if you did not book airfare through us, we will reimburse you for your reasonable out-of-pocket (subject to proof) airline cancellation charges or, in the case of bookings using frequent flier miles, a reasonable cancellation service fee, provided you have exercised best efforts to mitigate such charges/fees; and (iv) the aforesaid payments and/or rebooking by us shall constitute a full settlement.

  • What are the Terms and Conditions of the Adventures by Disney Guaranteed Departure Program? Expanded

    Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc. will not cancel any: (i) regularly scheduled departure less than 70 days prior to its scheduled start date; or (ii) any other departure, as identified by Adventures by Disney Travel Services, Inc., prior to its scheduled start date, except if cancellation of the same is due to: (A) non-payment by the Guest; or (B) factors beyond our reasonable control, such as, but not limited to: industry-wide strikes, civil unrest, embargos, fires, explosions, floods, earthquakes, typhoons or similar severe storms, wars (whether declared or not), or acts or threats of terrorism or a direct response to the same, in which case the provisions of our standard Terms and Conditions shall apply. The Adventures by Disney Guaranteed Departure Program does not apply to any Adventures by Disney packages offered in conjunction with any Disney Cruise Line® cruise.

  • Is travel insurance available?Expanded

    Yes, you can protect your vacation investment by adding the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan to your reservation.

    Get details about the Adventures by Disney Vacation Protection Plan.