AmaWaterways is a leading river cruise line in Europe, Asia and Africa. The 2014/2015 line-up includes three special Jewish Heritage itineraries, which take place along the Danube and Rhine, highlighting the legacy of Jewish heritage, history and culture throughout Europe. Aboard the ship, guests can embark on complimentary tours that include visits to well-known World War II sites, historic Jewish synagogues, other notable landmarks and sightseeing tours in some of Europe’s most beautiful cities and Jewish districts. Guest will visit Germany, Austria, Hungary and Slovakia. Examples of sites include:
In Budapest, visit the second-largest synagogue in the world, the Dohany Street Synagogue, as well as the city’s acclaimed Jewish museum
Jewish Heritage excursions in Vienna include a visit to the Jewish museum, Judenplatz, and the Old Synagogue
In Amsterdam, see the house where Anne Frank and her family lived in hiding during WWII.
There are three Jewish Heritage themed cruises: The Romantic Danube, Blue Danube Discovery, and Melodies of the Danube.
The Romantic Danube is a 12 day cruise, during which you travel to Prague and return from Budapest. Spend three nights in Prague, and then enjoy a fascinating cruise from Vilshofen to Budapest. Framed by rolling hillsides, lush vineyards, and medieval castles, the Danube River has captivated musicians, artists and poets throughout the centuries. Travel to legendary destinations, beginning with a three-night stay in majestic Prague followed by seven nights cruising from Vilshofen to Budapest. Explore a 2,000 year-old city, visit Europe’s largest pipe organ, savor Wachau Valley wines, and experience the timeless beauty and fascinating history of Vienna and Budapest.
On the Blue Danube Discovery you spend two nights in Budapest, enjoy an unforgettable seven-night cruise to Nuremberg, and then relax for three nights in Prague. There is a 14 day long cruise that travels to Budapest and leaves from Prague, as well as a seven-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg. Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you explore some of Europe’s most famous destinations. From Budapest, a haven for musicians, writers and artists, cruise to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and Regensburg. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and baroque abbeys. Explore the charming Wachau Valley and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide, made possible through the engineering marvel of the Main-Danube Canal. Take an optional excursion to Salzburg and celebrate the heritage of Mozart, one of the world’s greatest composers.
On the Melodies of the Danube, you will enjoy a fascinating cruise from Budapest to Vilshofen and spend three nights in Munich. There is a 12-day cruise that travels to Budapest and return from Munich, as well as a seven-night cruise from Budapest to Vishofen. Travel on the beautiful Danube through four European countries. Experience the sights and sounds that have long inspired musicians, poets and artists. Begin your cruise in magnificent Budapest, continuing on to historic Bratislava and legendary Vienna, the birthplace of the waltz. Cruise through the scenic wine-growing region of the Wachau Valley. Visit a spectacular Benedictine Abbey; explore the Austrian Lake District and fairy-tale cities founded more than 2,000 years ago. Conclude your journey with three nights in magnificent Munich.