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Cruise through the heart of Europe during the most festive time of year and you’ll experience the timeless tradition of its magical Christmas markets. Browse colorful market stalls filled to the brim with whimsical handicrafts and take in the aromas of cinnamon dusted almonds and Lebkuchen gingerbread as you sip a mug of hot mulled wine beneath endless strands of twinkling lights.

Day 1 - Vilshofen, Germany

Embark on your river ship. Unpack, mingle with fellow travelers and prepare for your day in Passau tomorrow.  A special Octoberfest will be the highlight today.

Day 2 - Passau, Germany

Today you’ll visit Fourvière Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage designated region. Fourviere is home to the world’s most active and oldest funicular railway lines. It’s also home to the breathtaking Catholic Basilica. Spend the afternoon wandering Lyon’s “traboules” or covered walkways, and if you’re up for it, consider a leisurely paced cycle tour around town.

Day 3 - Linz, Austria

Sail to the ‘Land of Golden Stones’, a stunning wine region just south of Burgundy. Visit a winery and indulge in a wine tasting and tour. Learn about the unique techniques and grape varieties of this region.

Day 4 - Weissenkirchen, Austria

Once a popular Roman capital, Vienne dates back to the 1st century CE and is rich in both Roman and Medieval ruins. The Saint Maurice Cathedral, a favorite spot took more than 500 years to build and has its original stained glass windows. The Archaeolgical Museum in Vienne is also home to one of the oldest surviving churches in France.

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Day 5 - Vienna, Austria

Perched on the edge of the River Rhone is the beautiful village of Tournon. You’ll have the option to choose one of three excursions in this port of call. You may want to visit a decadent wine and chocolate pairing at Le Château de Tournon. Your second choice sweeps you off on a private train journey across postcard perfect backdrops, and a stops in Colombier le Vieux-Saint Barthélemy le Plain before it turns around. And for the more active cruisers, hike through the Tain l’Hermitage and top it off with a visit to a local winery.

Day 6 - Bratislava, Slovakia

A walking tour will transport you back in time to an era when the Roman empire was at its strongest. This town is teeming with Romanesque architectural examples. Tarason is filled with scenes that inspired the post-impressionist painter Vincent Van Gogh. A bike tour of the city will take you over the Langlois Bridge, a historic structure you’ve likely seen in a number of Van Gogh’s works. Your guided tour will take you to the Castle of Tarason, and in the evening, enjoy an exciting showcase of art, history and sound.

Day 7 - Esztergom, Hungary

Did you know the Palais des Papas was the headquarters for the Catholic Church in th 14th century? It would have been considered the ‘Vatican’ of sorts at the time. The Old Town is a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the perfect place to sample the regional wine, macarons, and fine cheeses. Tick off another World Heritage site and view the Pont du Gard, a superb example of Roman ingenuity.

Day 8 - Budapest, Hungary

Disembark. Spend another day or two exploring this historically and culturally important riverside town, or head to the airport and catch your flight home.

Special Offer

Sail away in casual luxury aboard AMA MAGNA


December 1, 2024

Featured Amenities

  • Four unique dining experiences, including Jimmy's and the Al Fresco

  • Expansive Zen Wellness Studio with outdoor spin bikes and juice bar

  • Massage, hair and manicure/pedicure services (additional costs apply)

  • Sun-deck walking track, pool, whirlpool and pop-up sky bar

  • Spacious split-level lounge, dual fireside libraries and onboard cinema

  • Entertainment-On-Demand with high-speed Internet, movies, music
    and English-language TV

What's Included

  • 7-night river cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations

  • Fine dining on board in multiple venues

  • Unlimited hand-selected wine, beer and soft drinks with

  • Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices,
    including exclusive Special Interest, hiking and biking tours

  • $100 Onboard Credit

  • Professionally trained Wellness Host leading engaging
    wellness activities

  • Live local entertainment

  • Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi access

PLUS in addition to the wonderful experiences and amenities available during your river cruise, both on board and ashore, our holiday cruise traditions help make memories you will savor forever.

Shoes for St. Nick

On one special night during each cruise, guests are encouraged to leave slippers we provide outside their stateroom door, just as children do throughout Europe on St. Nicholas Day. Upon waking up the next morning, they’ll find their shoes filled with treats by our AmaWaterways elves!

Tree-Trimming Party

Tinsel and garland and baubles, oh my! Guests are invited to help adorn onboard trees with festive décor. The first to find the glass pickle ornament within the tree wins a prize!

Cruise fares from $6,268 ($7,468)


Price per person CAD, based on double occupancy. Add taxes and fees $285pp Limited Inventory

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All rates are per person for cruise only, based on double occupancy in an entry level category stateroom unless stated otherwise. Offer is valid on select sailings only and applicable to new bookings only. Unless explicitly stated that single supplement is waived, solo travelers in a double occupancy stateroom must pay an additional single supplement amount before receiving any discounts. Ask about Solo Traveler promotions. Offer is not combinable with any other promotions/discounts, limited to availability, capacity controlled and subject to change or termination without notice. Port charges, land programs and round-trip airfare are not included in cruise price. Other restrictions apply.

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