AmaWaterways 2018: Top 3 Europe River Cruises
Are you searching for the perfect vacation to put on the books for 2018? If so, we’ve hand-picked three of the best AmaWaterways cruises for this year. Lock in a one-of-a-kind vacation to multiple destinations, while experiencing all the amenities of a five-star hotel (plus, you only need to unpack once)! From Budapest to Passau, discover some of Europe’s most prized vacation destinations while enjoying the splendors of AmaWaterways’ cutting-edge cruise ships. Read on to discover our top three sailings and a few of our best deals…
1. Melodies of the Danube
Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries and experience the same sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets, and artists. Begin your cruise in Budapest, gliding along delightfully to Bratislava and Vienna, the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley, visit the spectacular Benedictine Abbey in Melk, and explore charming medieval towns. Conclude your adventure in Prague, also known as the ‘city of a hundred spires’ and full of history that will enrichen and charm you as a cherished memory for years to come.
Indulge in the Melodies of the Danube onboard AmaLea, a brand new addition to the AmaWaterways fleet that debuted in 2018.
2. Gems of Southeast Europe
Discover the beauty of Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and other under-the-radar destinations along the Danube River this year. You’ll have the chance to sail through the stunning scenery of the river’s narrow gorge in Romania dubbed the ‘Iron Gates’, explore Baba Vida Fortress, hike to the monolithic Churches of Ivanovo in the ancient Bulgarian city of Veliko Turnavo, and much more. Whether wine tasting in the Hungarian town of Villány, famed for its production of red and rosé varieties, or getting to know the history of Croatia’s journey to independence, you’re guaranteed to have an unforgettable experience delving into the warm culture of the southeastern Europe and fall in love with the breathtaking landscapes of the region.
3. The Romantic Danube
Lined with charming red-roofed villages, steeply terraced vineyards, picturesque churches, and the crumbling ruins of medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated writers, musicians and artists throughout the centuries. This is why we’ve chosen another sailing along this world-renowned waterway to take the third spot on our top AmaWaterways sailings for 2017 list. Reserve your spot to explore legendary capitals such as Prague, Vienna, and Budapest, as well as remarkably preserved towns and villages that appear untouched by the passage of time. Along the way, savor the world-renowned wines, indulge in decadent local cuisine, and take a bike tour through Klosterneuburg Monastery in Vienna!