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Exclusive Invitation! Sail with Samantha Brown – Romantic Danube
from $3,549 pp

  • Countries: Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

7 Nights From $3,5491 Per Person Cruise Only, Category E (fixed window stateroom)

Samantha Brown, host of “Samantha Brown’s Place to Love” on PBS, offers a fun-loving style that has made her a revered and engaging television personality whose approach is less expert, less host and more a person you would want to travel with. 

Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel into the heart of the continent where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned, and world-famous music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Discover legendary destinations on this 7-night cruise from Vilshofen, Germany to Budapest, Hungary. Explore a 2,000-year-old city, savor Wachau Valley wines, experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest. Be romanced by the Danube with all her splendor.


  • Cruise aboard AmaWaterways’s newest ship, AmaMagna
  • Ports of Call: Vilshofen, Passau, Germany; Linz, Weissenkirchen, Vienna, Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary
  • 2 Travel Talks with Samantha Brown
  • $150 on board credit per stateroom2
  • All onboard dining, including special dinners
  • Unlimited fine wine3, beer3 and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Immersive tours in every port4 including bike tours and hikes
  • Personalized Samantha Brown gift5
  • Services of a AAA host6
  • AAA Vacations® 24/7 Member Care7

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DAY 1: EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN   Embark your cruise in Vilshofen, Germany. Meet your fellow passengers on board. (D)

DAY 2: VILSHOFEN – PASSAU   Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers." Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill. (B,L,D)

DAY 3: LINZ, AUSTRIA  The ship arrives in Linz where you’ll have several choices of excursions. Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg where you’ll tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music.” Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz's old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town,Ceský Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

DAY 4: WEISSENKIRCHEN  Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the regions finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: VIENNA  The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen's Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA  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 culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY   Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION  This morning say farewell to Samantha Brown and your fellow travelers. Disembark the ship as you prepare for your flight home. (B)

B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Departure Dates
Start: July 14, 2019
End: July 21, 2019
Price: $3,549 pp

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Offer Terms & Conditions

AAA Exclusive Vacations® is a d/b/a of Member Select Vacations LLC. AAA Exclusive Vacations does not assume responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the offers displayed. Sail with Samantha Brown Cruise operated by AmaWaterwaysTM.

1Rates are cruise only, per person, based on double occupancy and includes $250 per person savings. Rates exclude taxes, fees & port expenses of $182 per person. Cruise rates are subject to availability and terms and conditions. Rates will vary by stateroom category, rate shown (category E stateroom, piano deck, fixed window, July 14, 2019 sailing AmaMagna). Airfare is not included in listed price. A deposit of $500 per person is due at time of booking. Final payment is due by March 15, 2019.Ships’ Registry: Switzerland

2Shore excursions are subject to availability and change.

3Maximum one gift per stateroom.

4Maximum $150 onboard credit per stateroom. Single travelers receive $75 onboard credit. Onboard credit is nonrefundable, nontransferable and has no cash value.

5AAA Host is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time without prior notice. This specific departure must be booked by your AAA Travel Agent through AAA Exclusive Vacations to obtain exclusive amenities. Offer valid on new bookings only. Offers are capacity-controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Ask your AAA Travel counselor for best rate and full terms and conditions at time of booking. Itineraries, vessels and ports of call are subject to change and may need to be altered or cancelled specifically because of water levels, wind or other uncontrollable factors. AAA Exclusive Vacations reserves the exclusive right to change or cancel itineraries, and other cruise components whenever it is deemed necessary. If this occurs, every effort will be made to offer alternate dates and cruise options. Proper proof of citizenship is required, and travel insurance is recommended. Other restrictions may apply. Contact your AAA Travel Agent for full details. CST 2125005-50.

624/7 Member Care is provided by Allianz Global Assistance, AAA’s preferred travel insurance provider. 24/7 Member Care is not travel

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