2025 : Magnificent Europe : 14- Night Cruise : Amsterdam to Budapest : ms AmaStella


CRUISE FROM : Amsterdam to Budapest

Follow the route of emperors, kings and queens on a magnificent European journey along three rivers and through five fascinating countries. The natural wonders of the Danube, Main and Rhine rivers yield way to countless UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Cologne's Gothic Cathedral, the Wurzburg Residenz Palace, the charming Old Towns of Bamberg and Regensburg, and the Melk Abbey-to name a few. Whimsical delights from Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rudesheim to the crooked houses in Miltenberg, will enchant. Connoisseurs of fine wines get to taste the difference between German and Austrian Rieslings; and gourmets get to indulge in Western and Eastern European specialties. And for active enthusiasts, you will get to hike and bike through breathtaking scenery in Passau and Vienna. All of this and more awaits on one all-encompassing magnificent journey.

COUNTRIES: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Slovakia

RIVERS: Rhine, Danube, Main

On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. In many cases, you will have a choice of excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes and Special Interest Tours. We always include a large variety of activities so that you can choose how you want to explore. No matter your preference, your days will be full of discovery and wonder.

Included Features


  • 14 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom (most with twin balconies)
  • 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 Activities 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


  • 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 Chaine des Rotisseurs Dinner, Captain's Cocktail and Gala Dinner
  • La Chaine des Rotisseurs 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


  • 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

    Detailed Itinerary

    Day 1 : Amsterdam
    Board the ship in Amsterdam for your Magnificent Europe cruise. (D)

    Day 2 : Amsterdam
    There are 165 canals in Amsterdam, and you ll get to enjoy some of them on your canal cruise. Later in the day, set sail out of Amsterdam. (B,L,D)

    Day 3 : Cologne
    Enjoy cruising to Cologne, home to one of Germany s most revered Gothic masterpieces, the Cologne Cathedral. Join a guided tour through the Old Town and explore the UNESCO-designated cathedral. For a different view of the city, visit a local tavern to taste its famous K lsch beer, only made in Cologne. Active adventurers will want to join a guided bike ride along the Rhine. (B,L,D)

    Day 4 : Rudesheim
    Cruise through the captivating UNESCO-designated Rhine Gorge, themost stunningly beautiful stretch of the river, before reaching Rudesheim. Wine connoisseurs will want togo on a walking tour through the vineyards where you ll stop to sample wines at three different tasting stations.Or choose to drink up the stunning views by soaring high above the vineyards with a gondola ride to theNiederwalddenkmal Statue. For a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour along the scenic Rhine River. Later in the day, let Siegfried s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum charm you, or taste one of the town s special delights, Rudesheimer coffee. (B,L,D)

    Day 5 : Miltenberg
    Enjoy a scenic cruise to Miltenberg, the Pearl of the Main River. While on your walking tour, you ll discover why this medieval town seems to leap from the pages of a fairytale with its 14th- and 15th-century half-timbered, gabled houses; the famed Crooked House; and the venerable Royal Inn. Later in the day, set sail for Freudenberg, your gateway to Wertheim, considered to have one of Germany s most beautiful city centers. While here, join a walking tour, hike to the ruins of Wertheim Castle, delight in a scenic bicycle ride along the Main River Valley or go to a pretzel bakery for a delicious tasting. (B,L,D)

    Day 6 : Wurzburg
    You have several choices of excursions. Join a walking tour of Wurzburg nestled alongthe Romantic Road, or visit its crown jewel, the Baroque Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. If you prefer to get more active, hike up to the Marienberg Fortress, the most prominent landmark on the left bank of the Main River in Wurzburg, or go on a guided bike tour through the countryside. Alternatively, go to Rothenburg, the best-preserved medieval town in Germany. The town is so pretty that the imagery of Walt Disney s Pinocchio was very much influenced by sketches of Rothenburg. (B,L,D)

    *Not combinable with other tours on this day.

    Day 7 : Eltmann
    Explore enchanting Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in one of three ways.Join a guided walking tour of this medieval gem to see its cathedral, Old Town Hall and elegant old mansions.Or taste your way through the city sampling smoked beer, licorice root and Hornla, a pastry. And for a moreactive adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

    Day 8 : Nuremberg
    Depart the ship for a guided tour of Kaiserburg, Nuremberg s Imperial castle and one of the most important palaces of the Old Holy Roman Empire. While wandering through this historical fortress towering high above the city center, you will pass by an exhibition of military artifacts, from weapons to suits of armor, as well as architectural models that show the castle through the ages. Following your Kaiseburg tour, we will head to the former home of Albrecht D rer, arguably Germany s most famous artist and Nuremberg s most famous resident. It is within these walls where he lived and worked for nearly 20 years in the early 16th century, and you will be able to view some of his and other artists works during your tour. (B,L,D)

    Day 9 : Nuremberg
    You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided tourthrough this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendaryfountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city s mostimportant WWII sites, including the coliseum. You ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom600, if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, partake in a traditional Franconian specialties tasting offamous Nuremburger bratwurst, rotbier (red beer) and lebkuchen (gingerbread). Later in the day, cruise throughthe man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

    Day 10 : Regensburg
    Explore one of Germany s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guidedwalking tour showcasing the city s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternate option, sample some of Bavaria s specialties beer, sausage and pretzels. And for a more activeadventure, bike to Walhalla where you will see the neoclassical white marble temple. (B,L,D)

    Day 11 : Passau
    Discover Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and ItalianBaroque architecture and St. Stephen s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between aguided bike tour along the Danube, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. (B,L,D)

    Day 12 : Melk
    Cruise to Melk where you can visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe s largest and most revered Baroque monasteries. For a more active adventure, you can also join a guided bike tour along the Danube River. (B,L,D)

    Day 13 : Vienna
    The heart of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, Vienna, remains as renowned today as it hasthroughout history. The entire city center is a UNESCO World Heritage Site awash with Baroque treasures. Yourcity tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace ofthe Habsburgs. Conclude in Vienna s historic city center and then visit the majestic St. Stephen s Cathedral, whichhas stood watch over Vienna for 700 years and is one of the most important and beloved landmarks in Austria.Or, if you prefer to go on a more active adventure, then join a guided bike tour through Vienna. Duringthe afternoon, enjoy leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)

    Day 14 : Budapest
    Discover the Queen of the Danube on your city tour beginning with a visitto the Great Market Hall followed by a panoramic tour of both the Buda and the Pest sides of the river. As analternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill. (B,L,D)

    Day 15 : Budapest
    Bid adieu to Budapest and prepare for your flight home. (B)

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    Cruise Line
    Offer valid through 6/30/2024
    15 Days
    Cruise Ship
    ms AmaStella

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    Day 1Amsterdam  
    Day 2Amsterdam  
    Day 3Cologne  
    Day 4Rudesheim  
    Day 5Miltenberg  
    Day 6Wurzburg  
    Day 7Eltmann  
    Day 8Nuremberg  
    Day 9Nuremberg  
    Day 10Regensburg  
    Day 11Passau  
    Day 12Melk  
    Day 13Vienna  
    Day 14Budapest  
    Day 15Budapest  

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    Port Charges not included in cruise price$462 per person.

    Single Supplement for Cruise50% of twin price; AA+ and Suite 100% of twin price.

    Single Supplement for LandA single supplement charge will be applied to pre- and post-cruise hotel extensions. Please call for pricing details.

    BeddingPlease select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The Options are: Option A: Two twin beds Option B: One large bed (larger than queen size).

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