Danube Delight Riverboat Cruise Budapest to Vilshofen

Danube Delight Riverboat Cruise (2024 North)

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Departs: Budapest, Hungary
Arrives: Vilshoven, Germany


Indulge your passion for awe-inspiring architecture, timeless music, breathtaking landscapes and culinary delights on this beautifully curated itinerary specifically designed for the AmaMagna. Apricot brandy and chocolate tasting in Dürnstein and an exclusive wine festival in Spitz are only a few of the epicurean experiences you'll indulge in. Vienna, home to a treasure trove of Baroque splendors, including its grand Schönbrunn Palace, gives you a glimpse into bygone grandeur; while Budapest and Bratislava offer a vibrant mix of east and west. With plenty of daytime scenic sailing, you'll be able to enjoy the extraordinary AmaMagnato its fullest—from al fresco dining to spinning with a view.

Ship Information the one-of-a-kind AmaMagna is the flagship of AmaWaterways award-winning river fleet. Twice the width of traditional European river ships and offering the luxury of space, four unique dining venues and more leisure opportunities, the innovative AmaMagna has redefined the river cruise experience! Most accommodations are spacious suites measuring 355 to 710 sq. ft. with full balconies. In addition to the Main Restaurant and The Chef’s Table, AmaMagna offers Jimmy’s, a family-style restaurant, and the intimate Al Fresco Restaurant, serving up delicious vegetable-forward fare. Both a sun-deck pool and jacuzzi invite guests to refresh and enjoy the views, while AmaMagna’s Zen Wellness Studio is an expansive space with a fitness center, two massage rooms and a refreshing juice bar. A brand-new full-size pickleball court will also be featured on the Sun Deck. With connecting staterooms and triple/quadruple accommodations available, AmaMagna is also the perfect river cruise ship for families and groups!

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Tour Details

the Who
Players of all skill levels who want to explore Europe via river and play a little pickleball in between.
the Where
the When
the Cost
$4,700 per person - two people per room
the Max
pickleballLYFE Ambassadors
Jeaney Garcia
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Deposit: $900. Balance due by March 10, 2024. PickleballLYFE can create payment plans.

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Tour Itinerary
Day 1 - Embarkation at Budapest, Hungary


Board the ultra-luxurious AmaMagna, one of a kind riverboat with a pickleball court!

In the afternoon, once you're settled in your state room, pickleball Clinic 1 on the Sun Deck.

Welcome dinner

Day - 2: Queen of the Danube

After breakfast, pickleball Clinic 2

Budapest: “Queen of the Danube” tour OR Castle Hill hike

Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city. 

During the afternoon you can explore the grand city at your own pace during your free afternoon. Set out on a leisurely stroll through Vörösmarty square, take a dip in Budapest’s famous thermal baths, or discover a hidden gem within the storied capital city. 

Day - 3: Bratislava, Coronation City of Kings

After breakfast, pickleball Round Robin

Bratislava: “Coronation City of Kings” walking tour OR Tastes of Slovakia OR Bratislava Castle hike

Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike to Bratislava’s gleaming castle. 

Day - 4: Vienna and Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

After breakfast, pickleball ladder

Vienna: “Imperial Vienna” tour, Vienna city tour by bike

Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens

Vienna offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral; or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, visit the UNESCO-designated Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Built in the 18th century as an imperial summer residence, this magnificent 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. 

Day - 5: Krems

After breakfast, pickleball King and Queen of the Court Tournament

Dürnstein walking tour OR Dürnstein Apricots and Sweets tour OR Dürnstein Fortress hike OR Krems bike tour

Scenic Cruising: UNESCO Wachau Valley

Spitz: Melk Abbey visit OR Spitz bike tour OR Spitz hike

Krems, gateway to the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, is your starting point for a visit to the lovely Baroque village of Dürnstein. Stroll along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, with its famed church tower on a walking tour. For a more culinary-focused experience in Dürnstein, enjoy an apricot liqueur and brandy tasting and special apricot treats from a local boutique. Those who wish a more active adventure of the area can hike to historic Dürnstein Fortress or cycle from Krems to Dürnstein and back for lunch. 

During the afternoon, cruise through the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, where some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced—to Spitz. Once in Spitz, you can visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube; or get active with either a Spitz bike tour or hiking adventure. 

During the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine festival where you’ll enjoy some of the regions famous wines, including Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. 

Day - 6: Sound of Music in Salzburg!

No pickleball today so you can enjoy a full day excursion.

Full-day Salzburg excursion OR Full-day Český Krumlov excursion OR “UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour

For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. You may also choose to join a full-day excursion to the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov, where you can stroll its cobblestone streets; marvel at the city’s picturesque Baroque and Renaissance-style buildings; and tour Krumlov Castle, one of Europe’s largest castle complexes. 

Following these full-day excursions, you may also choose to take a brief walking tour in Linz. Alternatively, join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. 

Day - 7: Passau and Oktoberfest

No pickleball today, enjoy the last day of the cruise.

Passau: “City of Three Rivers” walking tour OR Passau Castle Hill hike OR River Inn bike tour

Vilshofen: Exclusive Oktoberfest celebration

Join a walking tour and marvel at Passau's Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or take a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. You can also ride to Wernstein on a guided bike tour. 

Later in the day, sail to the charming town of Vilshofen, where you’ll be treated to an AmaWaterways-exclusive Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration complete with music, beer and pretzels. 

Day - 8: Vilshofen Disembarkation


Bid farewell to the ship and prepare for your flight home. 

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