Brooks Aehron Music at Sea”

Romantic Danube River Cruise

10-nights Prague to Budapest

August 23 to September 2, 2015

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cruise_map_europes_rivers_and_castles.jpg Start your adventure with 3 nights in Prague (upper left) where we plan a concert from Brooks in the stunning Clementinum Mirror Chapel.   After Prague you will visit old-town Regensburg, Germany, a UNESCO World heritage site, and then Vilshofen, Germany for a private Octoberfest before boarding your 7-night Danube cruise to Budapest (lower right above).  You will visit Passau (below), Linz for Mozart’s Salzburg (highly recommended),  Melk for the famous Abbey,  Krems, Vienna for Schonbrun Palace & the Hotel Sacher for a Sachertorte, Bratislava (Slovakia),  and Budapest.   

 

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GalaxSea Cruises has put together an exclusive 10-night package for Music at Sea guests on AmaWaterways’ new dual balcony AmaSonata.  Most cabins have both a French Balcony and an outside balcony.

 

 

Our Package includes:

 

·         3 night pre-cruise hotel package in Prague including tour and daily buffet breakfast

·         7 nights AmaWaterways cruise with deluxe accommodations (window or French balcony cabin)

·         2 concerts from Brooks Aehron in charming local venues. 

·         Dining with Brooks on one evening during the cruise

·         Small group shore excursions with personal headsets so you can easily hear your tour guide meals

·         Complimentary Internet & WiFi on board

·         Superb dining including complimentary local wines,   beer and soft drinks with lunch & dinner

·         Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily

·         Cocktail Reception & Captain's Gala Dinner

·         Lectures, theme dinners, onboard music performed and afternoon/evening piano music from AMA’s pianist (not Brooks)

·         All English language on board in a non-smoking environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)

·         All port charges and taxes

 

Our 10-night package price per person double occupancy in US$                            

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Cat. E     Window – 160 SF                           $4,797                                           

Cat. D     Window – 160 SF                           $5,096       

Cat. C     French Balcony – 170 SF            $5,596                   

Cat. BB   Fr. & Outside Balc.-210SF         $6,096

Cat. BA   Fr. & Outside Balc.-210SF          $6,296       

Cat. AB   Fr. & Outside Balc.-235SF          $6,496

Cat. AA   Fr. & Outside Balc.-235SF           $6,696

Cat. AA+ Fr. & Outside Balc.-320SF          $7,296       

Cat. S  Suite Fr. & Outside Balc.-350SF   $7,796                         SF =  Square Feet

 

PLEASE NOTE: Price includes shore excursions. AmaWaterways summer cruises sell out about 1 year in advance and we are already seeing many sailing that are almost sold-out. Please make your depoist as soon as possible as space is limited.

·        Past AMA Waterways guests get a $100 per person discount

·        A deposit of $750 per person is required to reserve your space  

·        Price does not include airfare, transfers, or gratuities. 

·       Single supplement prices available; please call or email for details

DAILY ITINERARY

 

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Schonbrunn Palace in Vienna

Day 1

ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Arrive in Prague and check into your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2

PRAGUE
Your morning sightseeing tour takes you to Prague’s historic city center, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy a panoramic tour of the city before visiting the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle. Afterwards, walk over Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square. This afternoon we plan to have a concert from Brooks at the stunning Clementinum Mirror Chapel and you may want to tour the Clementinum after the concert on your own.  This evening, an optional “Folklore Dinner Show” provides an opportunity to learn about Czech music, dance and traditions. (B)

Day 3

PRAGUE
Spend the day at your leisure or take an optional excursion to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp that is now a memorial to those who perished. Or choose an optional excursion to Lobkowicz Palace. (B)

Day 4

PRAGUE – REGENSBURG, GERMANY – EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN
Depart Prague this morning and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue on to the charming 1,200-year-old Bavarian town of Vilshofen and board your luxurious ship. Later this afternoon, join your fellow passengers at a private “Oktoberfest” celebration in Vilshofen, with traditional beers and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Later, enjoy a festive Welcome Dinner aboard the ship. (B,D)

Day 5

VILSHOFEN - PASSAU
This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. In the afternoon you will have a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to one of the world’s largest pipe organs. (B,L,D)

Day 6

LINZ, AUSTRIA
The ship arrives this morning in Linz. Enjoy a walking tour of the second largest city in Austria. Later, you will have a choice of three different excursions. The first option is a visit to the Austrian Lake District, the scenic Salzkammergu region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The second option is an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a wonderfully preserved medieval town nestled in the hills just over the Austrian-Czech border. The third choice is an excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you will take a walking tour of the historic center made famous by the “Sound of Music.” Enjoy free time on your own before returning to the ship. (B,L,D)

Day 7

MELK - KREMS
Cruise through the narrow Strudengau this morning en route to Melk. A guided tour will take you through Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest and most famous monastic sites, home to religious relics and a library filled with medieval manuscripts. From here, continue cruising the beautiful Wachau Valley to Krems, where you will take a motor coach ride to Dürnstein. On your walking tour of this picturesque old town, you’ll see the magnificent blue façade of the local abbey church and the ruins of a castle where Richard the Lionheart was once imprisoned. Tonight, after dinner on board, enjoy a wine tasting at a winery in Krems. (B,L,D)

Day 8

VIENNA
During your morning city tour of Vienna, you will see the famous Opera House, the Ringstrasse, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. The afternoon is free to stroll through the historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, or take an optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace. This evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy an optional Mozart and Strauss concert. The ship moors in Vienna overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 9

BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Bratislava, where you will have a walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. As an alternative, take a “Communist” tour that includes such architectural landmarks as the Radio Building, Liberty Square and Soviet War Memorial. The remainder of the day is free to explore on your own. (B,L,D)

Day 10

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
This morning, your sightseeing tour takes you to the historic Buda Castle, which offers a splendid view of the river and the twin cities of Buda and Pest. Your tour also features the Fisherman’s Bastion, Royal Palace, St. Stephen’s Basilica, and Heroes’ Square. After dinner, the ship will sail a special “Illuminations Cruise” past the illuminated river front of Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 11

DISEMBARKATION - DEPART BUDAPEST
Your cruise comes to an end as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

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ms AmaSonata Description & Deck Plan

 

Built in 2014, AmaSonata is one of 6 new AmaWaterways ships that offer the first cabins with both a French Balcony and an outside balcony.  The décor, food, service and quality are outstanding .  New on AmaSonata class is a specialty restaurant (15) in the aft area of the Violin Deck. The main restaurant is 16, the lounge is 9.

 

Suite

CAT. AA+

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CAT. AB

CAT. BA

CAT. BB

CAT. C

CAT. D

CAT. E

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Twin balcony (French & Outside) Cat BB to S                     French balcony only Cat C

 

        GalaxSea Cruises of San Diego    www.galaxsea.com          

17172 Salt Mine Rd., Ramona, CA 92065                      (CST #1011227-40)                      

Phone 1-800-923-7245 or 1-760-789-9635                                                  

email:  john@galaxsea.com  or  rosemary@galaxsea.com