7-Night Trip on AmaVerde

Melodies of the Danube (Taste of Christmas)

Cruise, Small Ship/Yacht, River cruise

Budapest to Vilshofen Cruise

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Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
Interests
  • Holiday Travel
7 Nights Starting At
December 22, 2025 through December 29, 2025
Book by:
December 18, 2025 7:00 PM
Cabin Cat: E
Inside Outside Balcony Suite
N/A $3,899.00
Cat: E
$557.00 per night
$4,898.00
Cat: BB
$699.71 per night
$6,798.00
Cat: SUITE
$971.14 per night
More Pricing Information
Inside Outside
N/A $3,899.00
Cat: E
$557.00 per night
Balcony Suite
$4,898.00
Cat: BB
$699.71 per night
$6,798.00
Cat: SUITE
$971.14 per night
More Pricing Information
Itinerary Map
Itinerary Overview
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Ybbs
Day 5
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About AmaVerde

Ship Overview
AmaVerde
One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the newly reimagined AmaVerde, is full of light, love and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs. The dashing ship is considered the captivating companion of the AmaBella as both ships were totally redesigned in 2021 and sail their imagined love story on the romantic Danube River. Spacious, sophisticated staterooms set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the comfortable fireside library and AmaVerde’s massage and hair salon. The Main Restaurant is the perfect home to exquisite meals and local wine pairings worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs—the internationally renowned gastronomic society. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, with its glass-enclosed kitchen and unique rolled lighting fixture, gives way to a vibrant multi-course parade of dishes with distinct regional flavors paired with hand selected wines. Enjoy a light lunch in our new “Café Bistro,” a perfect al fresco spot to play cards and mingle with your fellow guests. Additional amenities on AmaVerde include unlimited high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations in the staterooms, a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, heated swimming pool, putting green, fitness room and fleet of bikes.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Switzerland
Year Built
2011
Ship Length
443 ft
Ship Beam
38 ft
Total Capacity
160
Crew Size
51
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Cabin Categories
SUITE Suite - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,798.00 USD
AA Category AA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,498.00 USD
AB Category AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,298.00 USD
C Category C - French Balcony $5,298.00 USD
BA Category BA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,098.00 USD
BB Category BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $4,898.00 USD
D Category D - Fixed Windows $4,198.00 USD
E Category E - Fixed Windows $3,899.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available
Daily Options
AMAWaterways: Melodies of the Danube (Taste of Christmas)

Day 1
Budapest
EMBARKATION

Day 2
Budapest
“Queen of the Danube” tour
OR Castle Hill hike

Day 3
Bratislava
“Coronation City” walking tour
OR Bratislava Castle hike
OR Tastes of Slovakia

Day 4
Vienna
City tour
OR Vienna bike tour
Free time

Day 5
Weissenkirchen
Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey
OR Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour
OR Weissenkirchen walking tour and Melk Abbey
OR Dürnstein excursion with wine and apricots tastings

Dürnstein
OR Dürnstein fortress hike

Ybbs
Scenic cruising of Strudengau Valley

Grein
Exclusive castle visit with private reception

Day 6
Linz
Full-day Salzburg excursion
OR Full-day Ceský Krumlov excursion
OR “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour

Day 7
Passau
“City of Three Rivers” walking tour
OR Passau bike tour
OR Passau Castle hike

Vilshofen
Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration

Day 8
Vilshofen
DISEMBARKATION
Ship Overview
Ship Overview
AmaVerde
One of AmaWaterways’ remarkable twin-balcony river ships, the newly reimagined AmaVerde, is full of light, love and bold artwork showcasing vibrant, modern designs. The dashing ship is considered the captivating companion of the AmaBella as both ships were totally redesigned in 2021 and sail their imagined love story on the romantic Danube River. Spacious, sophisticated staterooms set the mind at ease for a restful slumber, while warmth attracts visitors to the comfortable fireside library and AmaVerde’s massage and hair salon. The Main Restaurant is the perfect home to exquisite meals and local wine pairings worthy of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs—the internationally renowned gastronomic society. The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant, with its glass-enclosed kitchen and unique rolled lighting fixture, gives way to a vibrant multi-course parade of dishes with distinct regional flavors paired with hand selected wines. Enjoy a light lunch in our new “Café Bistro,” a perfect al fresco spot to play cards and mingle with your fellow guests. Additional amenities on AmaVerde include unlimited high-quality complimentary Wi-Fi, movies, music and English-language TV stations in the staterooms, a specialty coffee station, gift shop, sun-deck walking track, heated swimming pool, putting green, fitness room and fleet of bikes.
Ship Details
Ship's Registry
Switzerland
Year Built
2011
Ship Length
443 ft
Ship Beam
38 ft
Total Capacity
160
Crew Size
51
Number of Decks
4
Deck Plan Details
Cabin Categories
SUITE Suite - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $6,798.00 USD
AA Category AA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,498.00 USD
AB Category AB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,298.00 USD
C Category C - French Balcony $5,298.00 USD
BA Category BA - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $5,098.00 USD
BB Category BB - French Balcony & Outside Balcony $4,898.00 USD
D Category D - Fixed Windows $4,198.00 USD
E Category E - Fixed Windows $3,899.00 USD
Deck plans are not yet available
AMAWaterways: Melodies of the Danube (Taste of Christmas)

Day 1
Budapest
EMBARKATION

Day 2
Budapest
“Queen of the Danube” tour
OR Castle Hill hike

Day 3
Bratislava
“Coronation City” walking tour
OR Bratislava Castle hike
OR Tastes of Slovakia

Day 4
Vienna
City tour
OR Vienna bike tour
Free time

Day 5
Weissenkirchen
Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey
OR Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour
OR Weissenkirchen walking tour and Melk Abbey
OR Dürnstein excursion with wine and apricots tastings

Dürnstein
OR Dürnstein fortress hike

Ybbs
Scenic cruising of Strudengau Valley

Grein
Exclusive castle visit with private reception

Day 6
Linz
Full-day Salzburg excursion
OR Full-day Ceský Krumlov excursion
OR “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour
OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour

Day 7
Passau
“City of Three Rivers” walking tour
OR Passau bike tour
OR Passau Castle hike

Vilshofen
Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration

Day 8
Vilshofen
DISEMBARKATION
About AmaWaterways
AmaWaterways logo
Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families, as well as group and charter options.

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About AmaWaterways
Family-owned and operated for more than 21 years, AmaWaterways offers unparalleled river cruise experiences with 29 custom-designed ships sailing Europe’s Danube, Douro, Rhine, Moselle, Main, Rhône, Saône, Seine, Garonne and Dordogne Rivers, and Dutch and Belgian Waterways; Southeast Asia’s Mekong River; Africa’s Chobe River; Egypt’s Nile River and Colombia’s Magdalena River (2024). Co-founded by pioneering river cruise executives Rudi Schreiner, Kristin Karst and Jimmy Murphy, the company is renowned for its warm and welcoming crew; innovative and sustainable ship design; wellness activities (including a wide choice of included small group shore excursions featuring biking and hiking options); and award-winning, locally sourced cuisine paired with complimentary fine wine. Modern, spacious and tastefully decorated, most AmaWaterways ships welcome an average of just 150 guests and feature onboard amenities such as a stunning Main Lounge, specialty Chef’s Table restaurant, hair and massage salons, Sun Deck walking track, and heated outdoor swimming pools with swim-up bars. AmaWaterways leads the river cruise industry in innovation, highlighted by the launch of the revolutionary AmaMagna. The company also offers a variety of themed sailings and brand relationships, with sailings geared towards active travelers and families, as well as group and charter options.

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Prices are per-person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted.