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AmaWaterways AmaSonata
Date 25th Dec 21
Nights 10 Nights
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Munich, Germany
Fly from your chosen UK airport to Munich. On arrival be transferred to your hotel for a three stay.
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Munich, Germany
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Nuremberg, Germany
After check be transferred to the port in Nuremburg for your seven night cruise on board AMA Sonata.
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Nuremberg, Germany
The historic city of Nuremberg sits in central Germany. Visit the 900-year-old ramparts at Imperial Castle and head to Justice Palace where the famous War Crimes Tribunal was held in 1946. Discover the city's cultural history at Germanishches Nationalmuseum and the Way of Human Rights. Explore the fascinating labyrinth of underground vaults and passageways at Felsengange und Lochgefangnisse, or stroll around the Schoner Brunnen fountain and Frauenkirche church at Hauptmarkt square. You can also journey to the Nazi party rally grounds and take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre.
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Regensburg, Germany
Step ashore at the beautifully-preserved Bavarian city of Regensburg on the shores of the Danube River in southeast Germany. The old town area of this 2,000-year-old city boasts UNESCO World Heritage site status. Visit Porta Praetoria at Castra Regina Fortress, Dome St Peter, and Schottenkirche St Jakob. Take a walk along the 310-metre, 12th-century Stone Bridge for the best views of Regensburg and visit the artefacts at Bridge Tower Museum. You can also escape to the tranquil setting of Herzogspark with its botanical garden, medieval Prebrunnturm tower, and moat.
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Passau, Germany
The German city of Passau — which lies at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz and Inn rivers — is your next port of call. Also known as the 'Three Rivers City', Passau is dominated by the 13th-century hilltop Veste Oberhaus fortress with its city museum and observation tower. Meander through the cobbled streets of the Baroque-style old town district, exploring City Hall, New Bishop's Residence, and the mix of handicraft shops and galleries en-route. No visit here would be complete without calling at St Stephen's Cathedral to admire the 17,774-piped organ and distinctive onion-domed towers.
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Linz, Austria
Linz is the capital of Upper Austria and lies in an attractive location on both banks of the River Danube. Famous for its fine churches and museums it’s an ideal location to explore. Take an historic ride on Pöstlingbergbahn and experience one of the world's steepest narrow-gauge railways. Enjoy the beauty of the New Cathedral (Mariendom) and gaze in awe at the breathtaking view over Linz from the cathedral's spire. Step into the future and visit the Ars Electronica Center and watch the stunning riverside lightshow. Get lost in the beauty of nature and take a visit to Linz Botanical Garden; home to more than 10,000 species of plants. Experience a poignant piece of World War II history with a day trip to Mauthausen concentration camp.
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Melk, Austria
Melk sits at the heart of Austria's wine-growing region. This Baroque-style town — found on the banks of Danube River west of Vienna — is dominated by the 900-year old Melk Abbey with its gold leaf walls, 640-foot Imperial Corridor, and fresco ceilings. Stroll through Old Town Melk and discover the Lebzelterhaus, Rathaus, and the Coronation of Our Lady statue. Climb up to the pilgrimage church of Maria Taferi for stunning views of the Danube Valley below. To the south of Melk you can explore Renaissance Schloss Schallaburg and to the northeast is the Servite monastery of Maria Langegg in the town of Aggsbach-Dorf.
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Vienna, Austria
A highlight of any cruise is a day in Austria's capital city — Vienna. Steeped in history, Vienna is packed to the brim with wonderful sights — from the world-famous Opera House and Spanish Riding School to the Burgtheatre, Town Hall, St Stephen's Cathedral, Schonbrunn Palace, and Hofburg Imperial Palace. Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get up close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten. Make sure to admire city-wide views from the Riesenrad giant Ferris wheel and Danube Tower.
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Vienna, Austria
Today your cruise comes to an end. Disembark and be transferred to the airport for your flight home.
Hays Extras
Hays Extras
  • Return flights from the UK
  • FREE upgrade from coach to private overseas transfers 
  • 3 nights 4* Munich hotel stay
  • 7 night full board river cruise on board AMASonata
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine and fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily 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
  • Main Lounge with panoramic views and bar
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
Why Book
Why Book
  • Take a walk along the 310-metre, 12th-century Stone Bridge for the best views of Regensburg and visit the artefacts at Bridge Tower Museum
  • Meander through the cobbled streets of the Baroque-style old town district in Passau
  • Visit Vienna's Leopold Museum, Kunsthalle Wien and Museum of Modern Art, or get up close to exotic wildlife at Tiergarten

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Background
AmaSonata
Overview

Inspired by classic ocean yachts, the AmaSonata introduced in 2014, provides a distinctive river cruise experience. As you walk on board and are greeted by a warm welcome and a flute of bubbly from the staff, you’ll see a magnificent glass elevator. Spacious, elegantly appointed staterooms range in size from 160-290 sq. ft. or indulge even more in one of the suites at 300 sq. ft.

Most accommodations have twin balconies, both a French and outside balcony, so you can enjoy the ever-changing scenery however you wish. Additional stateroom amenities include Entertainment-On-Demand, featuring free high-speed Internet access, unlimited Wi-Fi, movies, music and English language TV stations; climate-controlled air conditioning; and an in-room safe. In the marble bathroom, enjoy multi-jet showerheads, soothing bath and body products, robes and hair dryers. Suites feature added enhancements, including a larger sitting area with sofa and two chairs, and an expansive bathroom complete with a bathtub and separate shower.

The AmaSonata offers a host of added comforts and conveniences, including a massage and hair salon, gift shop and specialty coffee station. The stunning Main Lounge provides an exhilarating backdrop for meeting your fellow guests and enjoying nightly entertainment. As a member of La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs, the exclusive international culinary society, you'll be treated to exquisite, locally-inspired cuisine always paired with unlimited wine, as well as beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner. You'll also relish a variety of dining venues, including The Chef’s Table speciality restaurant, featuring an exquisite tasting menu prepared right before your eyes.

With a walking track and heated swimming pool on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

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Food & Drink

Savour exquisite cuisine at a variety of dining venues, like the Main Restaurant and The Chef's Table. You can also order delicious tapas between meals in the Main Lounge.

Entertainment

Depending on your itinerary, an exciting range of on-board entertainment awaits, whether it be an intriguing presentations on the regions you're visiting, or listening to a pianist in the Observation Lounge

Whether it's traditional Bavarian music, a local quartet or modern piano favourites, there is an eclectic schedule of entertainment on board.

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Health & Fitness

With a walking track on the Sun Deck, a fitness room and a fleet of onboard bicycles to use on your own or on one of the many guided bike tours, as well as healthy menu choices, you’ll have everything needed to stay active and healthy while sailing Europe’s great rivers.

Kids & Teens

Please note: the ship does not feature any children's facilities.

Terms & Conditions
Advertised offer based on 2 sharing the lowest category cabin/stateroom unless otherwise stated. Single supplements apply. Offer is subject to availability and can change without notice and may fluctuate in price. Hays Cruise Extras can change without notice and Hays Travel reserves the right to withdraw any offer at any time. This includes any current cruise line campaign/promotion(s) and may be withdrawn whilst the offer is still being promoted. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Pricing is based on the cheapest UK airport or port departure and travelling dates. Promotional discounts and savings offered by the operator can change without notice. Hays Travel reserves the right to omit, suspend or edit any material submitted for this website. Certain destinations where an ESTA or Visa is required, it is the sole responsibility of the individual(s) travelling and Hays Travel cannot accept any liability for declined entries. Further terms and conditions may apply. Please contact Hays Travel for up to date pricing and further information.
Magical Christmas Markets
AmaSonata
25th Dec 21
10 Nights
£2,299
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