The Future of Physician Groups – Prospering as the Healthcare Industry Transforms. Attend and obtain CME credits coordinated by Dr. Christopher Valerian, who will be sailing with you during these unforgettable journeys through the Blue Danube.

The AAFP has reviewed The Future of Physician Groups – Prospering as the Healthcare Industry Transforms and deemed it acceptable for up to 5.00 In-Person, Live (could include online) AAFP Elective credit. The term of Approval is from 08/01/2022 to 08/08/2022. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award.

AAFP Credit System

CRUISE FROM BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN(Prague)

As we sail the Danube River, you'll see its beauty and understand why it has served as the inspiration of musicians, poets, and artists through the generations. Highlights include timeless architecture and art in three magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, and Vienna. Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District provide lovely melodies, and the Strudengau Valley enchants with its beauty.

COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
RIVERS: DANUBE

Melodies of the Danube

AT A GLANCE

On our river cruises, you will enjoy an extensive lineup of included tours. You can choose your excursions, such as standard tours, bike tours, hikes, and Special Interest Tours in many cases. We offer you a multitude of activities to add adventure to your cruise.

Sail the river and visit the sites from Budapest to Vilshofen

MELODIES OF THE DANUBE

✓ CRUISE YEAR 2021/2022

✓ 7-NIGHT CRUISE

✓ ADD PRE- OR POST-CRUISE LAND PROGRAM

SHIP FACT-SHEET

✓ CME (Continuing Education Credits) Credits Are Available

Danube River Cruise



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BUDAPEST TO VILSHOFEN

DAY 1 Budapest

✓ EMBARKATION
✓ Arrive in Budapest and board your luxurious river cruise ship. (Meal: D)

DAY 2 Budapest

✓ "Queen of the Danube" tour
✓ OR Castle Hill hike

Start your Budapest tour with a trip to the Great Market Hall before visiting the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river.

View Heroes' Square and Castle Hill, the home to the Fisherman's Bastion and Mattias Church. Or, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (Meals: B,L,D)

DAY 3 Bratislava

✓ "Coronation City" walking tour
✓ OR Tastes of Slovakia
✓ OR Bratislava Castle hike

During a walking tour, you'll learn why Bratislava is called the "Coronation City of Kings." Between 1536 and 1830, this city hosted the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens. Or, you could opt for a "Tastes of Slovakia" tour.

If you prefer more action, hike up to Bratislava Castle, which offers magnificent views of the city. (Meals: B,L,D)

DAY 4 Vienna

✓ "Imperial Vienna" tour
✓ OR Vienna city tour by bike
✓ Free time

Nicknamed the "City of Waltzes," your city tour showcases the splendors of Vienna from the majestic Opera House to the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs.

Finish up your tour in Vienna's historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, you'll have time to explore this iconic city further. (Meals: B,L,D

DAY 5 Weissenkirchen

✓ Highlights of Dürnstein and Melk Abbey
✓ OR Dürnstein with wine and apricots
✓ OR Dürnstein fortress hike
✓ OR Weissenkirchen to Melk bike tour
✓ Scenic Cruising
✓ Strudengau Valley
✓ Grein
✓ Exclusive castle visit with a private reception

After reaching Weissenkirchen, you can take your pick of excursions. Walk to Dürnstein and ]the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. Or, for those who prefer the grape, walk to a wine-tasting and sample apricot treats from a local boutique.

You can stretch your legs while hiking to the fortress where they imprisoned Richard the Lionheart or join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, you can sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein to visit Greinburg Castle, which is more than 500 years old. While here, attend a folklore show and wine reception. (Meals: B,L,D)

DAY 6 Linz

✓ Full-day Salzburg excursion
✓ OR "UNESCO City of Media Arts" walking tour
✓ OR "Cultural Mile" bike tour
✓ Český Krumlov excursion*

Once you arrive at Linz, you'll have several choices for excursions. Opt for a full day in Salzburg to tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square, and the Old Market. On the way to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee to see the Basilica St. Michael. For a morning of walking, visit the old city center of Linz, see the Mozart House, or go on a bike tour of the city's famed "Cultural Mile" and the Danube. Then, in the afternoon, visit the charming Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (Meals: B,L,D)

*Note: Not available with full-day Salzburg excursion

DAY 7 Passau

✓ "City of Three Rivers" walking tour
✓ OR Passau bike tour
✓ OR Passau Castle hike
✓ Vilshofen
✓ Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration

We offer three ways for you to experience the city of Passau. Marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen's Cathedral during a walking tour. Or, opt for a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress or a guided bike tour along the Danube River. Later, cruise to Vilshofen to attend an Oktoberfest celebration—an AmaWaterways exclusive. (Meals: B,L,D)

DAY 8 Vilshofen

✓ DISEMBARKATION
✓ Bid farewell to Vilshofen and prepare for your flight home. (Meal: B)

Tour Map with River Points

Rates starting from $4197 per person.
Rates are based on double occupancy and include port taxes and CME credits certificates.

Cruise rates include the following:
• Accommodation during the cruise
• All gourmet meals onboard (Early Riser Coffee and Croissants, a Rich Breakfast, a Festive Lunch, Afternoon Tea & Coffee with Cake, Cookies & Sandwiches and a Multi-Course Dinner;
• Free Flowing Red and White Wine from the local regions, Unlimited Beer or Soft Drinks for lunch and dinner
• Complimentary “Sip & Sail ” menu cocktail hour offering a selection of beverages on five evenings- one hour before dinner(Captain’s Receptions the other two nights)
• Captain’s Welcome Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner and Captains Farewell Champagne Reception and Gala Dinner plus several Theme Dinners
• Choice of dining options at no additional cost including the main dining salon and an intimate Chef’s Table Restaurant where the Chef prepares the meal in person
• Free Coffee, Tea, Ice-Water, and Ice-Tea are included all day. Cappuccino, Latte, and Espresso can be requested free of charge during all meals! Complimentary coffee & tea station available 24 hours.
• Bottled water, fluffy bathrobes, and slippers are provided free of charge in each cabin
• Use of the Heated Swimming Pool on the Sun Deck and use of the indoor fitness equipment free of charge
• Use of the Bicycles and helmets onboard free of charge)
• Complimentary use of the internet onboard (via flat-screen TV & keyboard in each stateroom and wireless in our two lounges)
• Complimentary In-Cabin Movies
• Every AmaWaterways vessel is equipped with an elevator; however, please check the deck plan to see if it goes to the lowest passenger deck and kindly note that none service the Sun Deck
• Daily live piano music in the Lounge during Afternoon & Tea Service as well as after dinner;
• Our daily shore excursion program during the cruise with English-speaking guides. Use of our Quiet vox headsets is also included at no additional cost.
• Services of our professional English Speaking Cruise Director

Rates do not include:
• Airport transfers and pre or post land arrangements
• All other beverages except the ones mentioned above
• Gratuities (Recommendation: EURO 100 for the entire crew and EURO 25 for the Cruise Director on board. These can be prepaid at USD$157 per person for the 7-night cruise
• Use of the Telephone in each cabin
• Items purchased in the Gift Shop
• Port charges of $210 per person
• Optional shore excursions that might be offered in addition to our daily included shore excursion program