FREE AIRFARE on the Danube with Amawaterways

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FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip

FREE AIRFARE to the Danube




  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • Computer for internet access
  • Entertainment-On-Demand in all staterooms featuring free high-speed internet access, movies, a music library and English language TV stations
  • Mini-fridge, desk and sitting area
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Wellness Program with a dedicated Wellness Host leading various exercise classes as well as discussions on healthy eating and relaxation techniques, both on board and on shore.
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise and land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services and hair salon
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances

(Photo of the spacious stateroom) 


  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks
  • Tapas, sandwiches, snacks and refreshments served daily in the Main Lounge

(Photo of the fine dining on onboard)


  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Gentle, regular, active and late-riser tour options
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Special Interest Tours
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
  • Airport transfers with purchase of air from AmaWaterways


Romantic Danube

7-night cruise from Vilsfohen , Germany to Budapest, Hungary
Can be combined with 2 nights Munich OR 3 nights Prague pre-cruise

Those longing for the romance of Old World Europe will get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Austria’s Lake District and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaLea Vilshofen Mar 22 $2,699 Free Airfare  
AmaCerto Vilshofen Mar 31 $2,799 Free Airfare  
AmaCerto Vilshofen Apr 28 $3,399 Free Airfare  
AmaSonata Vilshofen Nov 22 $2,999 Free Airfare

Melodies of the Danube

7-night cruise from Budapest, Hungary to Vilsfohen , Germany
Can be combined with 2 nights Budapest pre-cruise and 3 nights Prague post-cruise

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

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaViola Budapest Mar 23 $2,699 Free Airfare  
AmaCerto Budapest Apr 7 $2,899 Free Airfare  
AmaCerto Budapest Apr 21 $3,199 Free Airfare

Magnificent Europe

14-night cruise from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Budapest, Hungary (or reverse)
Can be combined with 2 nights in Amsterdam pre-cruise

Follow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European journey. The natural wonders of the Danube, Main and Rhine yield way to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Cologne’s Gothic Cathedral, the Würzburg Residenz Palace, and the Old Towns of Bamberg and Regensburg—to name a few. German and Austrian Rieslings please the palate while stunning scenery entices on hiking and biking adventures.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaViola Budapest Jun 30 $6,899 Free Airfare  
AmaViola Amsterdam Jul 28 $6,899 Free Airfare  
AmaStella Budapest Jul 28 $6,899 Free Airfare

Medieval Treasures

7-night cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Nuremberg, Germany
Can be combined with 2 nights Zurich, 2 nights Lucerne pre-cruise and 3 nights Prague post-cruise

Zurich and Lucerne provide the perfect starting point before experiencing the romantic Rhine and peaceful Main rivers. Walk through thousands of years of history in the medieval towns of Rothenburg, Bamberg and Miltenberg. Revel in the architectural gems on display—the Würzburg Residenz and Mannheim Baroque Palace. And indulge your inner child with visits to Siegfried’s Mechanical Music Museum and the Speyer Technical Museum.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaDante Basel Aug 15 $3,599 Free Airfare

Enchanting Rhine

7-night Basel to Amsterdam cruise
Can be combined with 2 nights Zurich and 2 nights Lucerne pre-cruise

Grand cities blend in perfect harmony with their historic past and progressive future. Zurich’s medieval houses offer a striking backdrop to its ultra-modern metropolis. And Amsterdam’s Golden Age melds seamlessly with its lively cafes, exciting nightlife and glorious museums. Inspirational towns have given way to great stories, poetry and music, like Heidelberg, where Mark Twain wrote A Tramp Abroad. Take a front-row seat on an enchanting journey along the Rhine.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaPrima Basel Nov 9 $3,099 Free Airfare  
AmaStella Basel Nov 10 $3,099 Free Airfare  
AmaMora Basel Nov 11 $2,999 Free Airfare

Captivating Rhine

7-night cruise from Amsterdam to Basel
Can be combined with 2 nights Amsterdam pre-cruise as well as 2 nights Lucerne and 2 nights Zurich post-cruise

Contoured by vineyard-clad hills and castles from yesteryear, the legendary Rhine captivates. Experience the allure of France’s Alsace region in its welcoming capital, Strasbourg, and its priceless gem, Riquewihr. Discover Breisach, rising above the vineyards of the Rhine, and Freiburg, gateway to the Black Forest. Fabled towns lost in time offer local flavors—Rüdesheimer coffee and Kölsch beer—and allow you to touch history up close with guided hikes and bike rides. From Amsterdam’s colorful canals to the majestic Swiss Alps, journey into the heart of the destinations you visit.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaPrima Amsterdam Nov 16 $2,999 Free Airfare  
AmaMora Amsterdam Nov 18 $2,999 Free Airfare

Rhine & Moselle Delights

10-night cruise from Basel, Switzerland to Amsterdam, Netherlands
Can be combined with 2 nights Zurich and 2 nights Lucerne pre-cruise

Dramatic rivers yielding to fairytale towns and iconic cities all come alive as you discover four countries along the storied Rhine and Moselle. From Switzerland to the colorful canals of Amsterdam, delve deeply into the history, legends and culture. Wander through postcard-perfect towns such Riquewihr, Freiburg, Bernkastel and Cochem; and let your inner adventurer out as you hike through vineyards and bike along the rivers.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaPrima Basel Oct 23 $4,599 Free Airfare

Rhine & Moselle Fairytales

11-night cruise from Amsterdam, Netherlands to Basel, Switzerland
Can be combined with 2 nights Amsterdam pre-cruise and 2 nights Lucerne, 2 nights Zurich post-cruise

Fairytales come to life along the castle-laden Rhine and its breathtaking tributary, the Moselle. Encounter some of the prettiest towns of the Alsace—Strasbourg and Riquewihr. Get a sense of what it was like to live in the Middle Ages in Cochem and Bernkastel; and bygone grandeur of a different kind can be found at Mannheim’s glorious Baroque Palace and at Schwetzingen Palace Gardens.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaPrima Amsterdam Aug 24 $5,499 Free Airfare

Blue Danube Discovery

7-night Budapest to Nuremberg cruise
Can be combined with 2 nights pre-cruise in Budapest and 3 nights post-cruise in Prague

Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley winemaking region and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

Ship Name Embark City Embark Date Cruise Only PP from Special Offer  
AmaViola Budapest Nov 17 $2,999 Free Airfare  
AmaCerto Budapest Nov 17 $2,999 Free Airfare



Terms & Conditions
FREE AIRFARE promotion is based on round-trip, trans-Atlantic economy-class airfare departing from select gateways as published (based on availability). FREE AIRFARE promotion includes base ticket price, fuel surcharges, taxes and roundtrip airport transfers between the airport and ship and/or hotel for services purchased through AmaWaterways for a published itinerary only. Must mention promo code: FLYFREE. Bonus Savings up to $200 per stateroom is based on double occupancy; solo travelers receive $100 savings. Offer is applicable to select dates and are combinable with current promotions, excluding wine themed departures; subject to availability and capacity controlled. Other terms may apply. Must ask for promo code: WAVE19. *PRICE STARTING AT: $2,699 USD based on the dates listed per person and base category stateroom unless stated otherwise.


Day 1: : Vilshofen

Exclusive Oktoberfest. Embark your cruise in VIilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board.

(Photo of the luxurious pool on the Ama cruise)


Day 2: Vilshofen - Passau

Explore Vilshofen's beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the "City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the "Veste Oberhaus", Passau's Castle Hill. 

Day 3: Linz

The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a fullday 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 famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in The Sound of Music. Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more choices of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.

(Photo of the beautiful Danube River) 

Day 4: Weissenkirchen

Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. 

Day 5: Vienna

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride to the Klosterneuburg Monastery. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. 

Day 6: Bratislava

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.

*Please Note: Wine Cruise itineraries are modified and will not visit Bratislava. Instead of visiting Bratislava, guests will enjoy visiting the charming winemaking town of Gobelsberg.

(Photo of skyview of Bratislava) 

Day 7: Budapest

Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCOdesignated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising past the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. 

Day 8: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home.

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