The Experience

On a 17-day river odyssey through Holland, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, attend a concert in Vienna, visit lively Heidelberg for an exclusive wine tasting and visit a World War II art bunker in Nuremberg for an exclusive experience. Day 1: ARRIVE IN AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
Upon arrival in Amsterdam you are met and transferred to your hotel. This evening, join your A&K Tour Director for a welcome dinner.

NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky | Meals: D
Day 2: VOLENDAM & EDAM / Seaside Charms
Drive to Volendam, a charming fishing town beside the Zuiderzee, to experience its picturesque waterfront and traditional folk culture. Continue to nearby Edam for a cheese tasting. Return to Amsterdam to board ,˜Amadeus Silver,™ with priority embarkation. Later, a welcome cocktail is served prior to dinner.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 3: AMSTERDAM / Canal Boat Cruise
Tour Amsterdam to see its stately Royal Palace and Nieuwe Kerk (New Church), then board a canal boat to cruise through the city,™s historic district. After lunch aboard ship, cruise through the flat polder landscape of southern Holland. Tonight, enjoy a private pre-dinner cocktail party in the ship,™s Amadeus Club, hosted by your A&K Tour Director.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 4: COLOGNE, GERMANY / Gothic Cathedral
In Cologne, you may choose an optional walking tour of the city or explore it, and its magnificent 13th-century Gothic cathedral, on your own.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 5: KOBLENZ & RÃœDESHEIM / The Enchanting Rhine
Arrive in Koblenz, where the Rhine and Moselle Rivers meet. Explore the town on your own or join the optional walking tour. Then, cruise one of the most scenic stretches of the Rhine, passing hilltop castles, terraced vineyards, charming villages and legendary Lorelei Rock. Continue to Rüdesheim, where you may choose an optional walking tour that includes a visit to Siegfried,™s Mechanical Music Museum.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 6: MILTENBERG & WERTHEIM / Half-Timbered Houses
Arrive in the historic city of Miltenberg, for an optional walking tour along narrow cobbled streets with gabled, half-timbered houses, and a visit to charming Wertheim.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 7: WÃœRZBURG & HEIDELBERG / Exclusive Excursion
Today,™s excursion is exclusive to A&K guests: visit Heidelberg, a lively university town that sits beside an old turreted bridge at the foot of a picturesque castle. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a private wine tasting at a family-owned estate.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 8: BAMBERG / On the Main-Danube Canal
Arrive in Bamberg to enjoy an optional walking tour of the old quarter, with its finely detailed Gothic cathedral and curious town hall (Altes Rathaus), built on a bridge above the River Regnitz. Later, hear an on-board lecture on the importance of the Main-Danube Canal, which you begin cruising this evening.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 9: NUREMBERG / Exclusive Art Bunker Tour
In Nuremberg, walk through the altstadt (old town) to view the castle and 900-year-old ramparts. See the Palace of Justice, site of the War Crimes Tribunal of 1946. Later, take a private A&K exclusive tour of a World War II art bunker, continuing to the fascinating Documentation Centre Museum.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 10: KELHEIM & REGENSBURG / Folk Entertainment
From Kelheim today, you may embark on an optional excursion to Weltenburg Abbey to sample the rich dark beer brewed here in the world,™s oldest monastery brewery. In Regensburg, choose an optional walking tour of this preserved medieval city or explore it on your own. Tonight, enjoy a special performance of Bavarian musical entertainment aboard ship.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 11: PASSAU, SALZBURG & LINZ / Bavarian Towns
Your choice of optional excursions today: enjoy walking tours in Passau and Linz or a full-day excursion to Salzburg that includes the lovely Salzkammergut region.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 12: MELK & VIENNA / Cruising the Danube
In Melk/Emmersdorf, choose an optional excursion into the Wachau District for a tour of the 900-year-old Benedictine abbey and a wine tasting. After lunch, relax as you cruise to Vienna. An optional evening drive to the mountain of Kahlenberg offers excellent views of Vienna at night.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 13: VIENNA / City of Mozart & Strauss
Drive the Ringstrasse, passing Karlskirche and the stunning Opera House. View the Hundertwasser apartment block and St. Stephan,™s Cathedral. Choose an optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, one-time residence of Habsburg monarchs. Later, attend a Sound of Vienna, concert (enjoying Category A seating) in the splendid Kursalon, where Johann Strauss the younger directed his orchestra.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 14: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA / St. Martin,™s Cathedral
Arrive in Slovakia,™s capital, Bratislava, to visit its old quarter. View St. Martin,™s Cathedral and Grassalkovich Palace. Join the captain tonight for a gala dinner.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 15: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY / Evening Danube Cruise
In Budapest, tour the cobbled streets of Buda and the wide avenues of Pest. Then, you may choose an optional excursion to Szentendre, a lively artists,™ town with a Mediterranean flair. Later, cruise through Budapest, beneath the illuminated Chain Bridge for floodlit city views along the Danube, and enjoy a Hungarian folklore program on board.

‘Amadeus Silver’ | Meals: B L D
Day 16: LAKE BALATON / Porcelain Factory Tour
Disembark for a drive to Lake Balaton to visit Tihany, a quaint town with narrow, cobblestone streets. Stop at Mount Badacsony for a panoramic view of the surrounding countryside. Return to Budapest, visiting the Herend Porcelain Factory en route for a demonstration on the manufacture of their hand-painted, gilded creations.

Corinthia Hotel Budapest | Meals: B L D
Day 17: DEPART BUDAPEST
Transfer to Budapest airport for your flight.

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