Melodies of the Danube River Cruise

  • Oct 20th to Nov 2nd, 2021

Join Target Tours for the ultimate in relaxation and exploration on our fully-escorted Melodies of the Danube River Cruise in October of 2021.

Our river cruise tour begins in Budapest which includes a mix of touring time and free time to explore before boarding the stunning AmaSonata, an Amawaterways ship. Built in 2014, this ship features high-end cuisine, exciting included excursions, and included beer, wine, soft drinks and more allowing you to relax and really make the most of your adventure with us.

With jaw-dropping port stops every day you will visit Slovakia, Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic. You can choose to explore them at your pace or join an excursion such as a walking tour, biking tour or even a hike! History abounds in these European ports and you will be humbled by the age and significance of the cities you will visit. Upon return you will enjoy a three-night stay in Prague before your return flights home.

With a maximum group size of 28 people on this tour do not wait to book your spots and get your first choice cabin before it’s too late!

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Pricing

Book before June 30th, 2020 and your cruise gratuities will be included as well as you’ll enjoy a reduced price! Prices to increase after this date. 

Full Package (with flights)

Fixed Window $8159 – $8539 per person
French Balcony $9039 per person
French & Outside Balcony  $10,039 – $11,219 per person
Suite $12,429 per person

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Wednesday, October 20th

Flight to Budapest, Hungary

Depart from select Maritime cities (Charlottetown, Halifax, Moncton, or Fredericton) on your overnight flight to Budapest. Try and get some sleep before your afternoon arrival in Budapest. A light meal and breakfast will be served on board the flight.

Thursday, October 21st

Budapest, Hungary

Arrive at Budapest Airport and gather our luggage. Enjoy an included 2-course lunch at the hotel before an orientation tour of the local area where you will be able to see some of the city’s dazzling sites including Parliament and Liberty Square, Opera House and the river Danube with its iconic bridges. You’ll finish your first day enjoying a 3-course welcome dinner in a nearby restaurant.

Overnight: Mercure Budapest Korona (or similar)
Friday, October 22nd

Budapest, Hungary

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. Today will be a treat for the senses! Budapest is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities of Europe. Enjoy a half-day guide-accompanied tour of both Buda and Pest. Castle Hill and Memento Park are highlights of cultural and artistic significance – don’t forget your camera. Following the tour, you will have free time to explore at your leisure. This evening dinner will be on your own (not included).

Overnight: Mercure Budapest Korona (or similar)
Saturday, October 23rd

 Board the AmaSonata

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. Later this morning we will check out of the hotel and have free time to explore before making our way to the Budapest Cruise Dock. Embarkation time is 3:00 pm. We will board the AmaSonata and begin our Melodies of the Danube journey.

Overnight: AmaSonata
Sunday, October 24th

Budapest, Hungary

Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. 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. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below.

Overnight: AmaSonata
Monday, October 25th

Bratislava, Austria

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.

Overnight: AmaSonata
Tuesday, October 26th

Vienna, Austria

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove 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, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more.

Overnight: AmaSonata
Wednesday, October 27th

Weissenkirchen, Austria

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. 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, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or 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.

Overnight: AmaSonata
Thursday, October 28th

Linz, Austria

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. In the afternoon, you can also choose to visit charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

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Overnight: AmaSonata
Friday, October 29th

Passau/Vilshofen, Germany

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. Alternately, choose between a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or a guided bike tour along the Danube River. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration – an AmaWaterways exclusive.

Overnight: AmaSonata
Saturday, October 30th

Vilshofen, Germany

After breakfast on board the ship we will disembark and meet our local English-speaking guide and transfer to Prague where we will check in to our hotel for a three-night stay.

This evening will be at your leisure to have dinner (not included) at a local restaurant.

Overnight: Hotel Leon D’Oro (or similar)
Sunday, October 31st

 Prague, Czech Republic

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we will be joined by an expert Local Guide for a half-day guided tour of Prague. During our tour we will explore the history of this centenary city and bask in the beautiful sights of the Wenceslas Square, National Opera, and Jewish Quarter amongst others. Entrance to Prague Castle is included during the tour. Following the tour, you will have a chance to explore Prague at your leisure. Dinner will be on your own (not included) this evening.

Overnight: Hotel Leon D’Oro (or similar)
Monday, November 1st

 Prague, Czech Republic

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. Today is a free day to explore Prague as you wish. This evening we will enjoy a concert of classical music in a beautiful historical venue with amazing acoustics. Afterwards, enjoy a flavourful farewell meal to reminisce on the amazing journey to date.

Overnight: Hotel Leon D’Oro (or similar)
Tuesday, November 2nd

 Return Home

Enjoy a complimentary breakfast and meet with your Tour Director. This morning we check out of the hotel and make our way to Prague Airport. Depart on our transatlantic flight for Toronto or Montreal. Once we clear customs in Toronto or Montreal we will find our departure gates for our return flights to select Maritime cities (Charlottetown, Halifax, Moncton, or Fredericton). Say goodbye to your Tour Director and your newfound friends from your Melodies of the Danube River Cruise.

  • Flights from Maritime cities (PEI, NS, or NB) to Budapest and return from Prague
  • Airport and cruise terminal transfers at destination
  • 2 nights of pre-cruise hotel accommodation in Budapest
  • 3 nights of post-cruise hotel accommodation in Prague
  • 1 lunch, 2 dinners, and 5 breakfasts during land portion
  • Guided tours of Budapest and Prague during land portion
  • 7-day Melodies of the Danube river cruise aboard AmaSonata
  • Daily entertainment and cultural performances during cruise
  • All onboard dining during cruise
  • Sparkling wine and juices at breakfast; beer, soft drinks and unlimited wines at lunch and dinner during cruise
  • Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer and spirits during cruise
  • Shore excursions at each destination during cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship during cruise
  • All taxes and fees
  • Onboard Gratuities if booked before June 30th, 2020
  • Services of a professional Tour Director

This tour is available from the following locations:

Departures from PEI

You can meet this tour in:

  • Charlottetown Airport
Departures from Nova Scotia

You can meet this tour in:

  • Halifax Stanfield International Airport
Departures from New Brunswick

You can meet this tour in:

  • Greater Moncton International Airport
  • Fredericton International Airport
Departure from other Canadian Provinces
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