Cruising Europe – Central European Ports of Call

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Highlights of the Central European ports of call on AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto

A cruise is a wonderful thing: it allows you to unpack once, yet visit much more than just one place. Itineraries vary, but a river cruise is extra special, in that it allows you to get up close and personal to some of the most beautiful waterside views and countryside.

I’ve compiled some snapshot highlights, to wet your wanderlust whistle. In the coming weeks, look for more from AmaWaterways’ AmaCerto along the Danube from Budapest, Hungary to just outside of Munich, Germany. Next week, travel with us again on Crystal’s Western Europe. So pack your bag – you’ll only have to unpack it once. 1-800-626-0126;

 Budapest at night

Matthias Church atop the Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

Vienna, where architecture and modern fashion collide

In Vienna, at a local beer tavern, music and dancing are the norm

At the gate, entering Krems

Durnstein, where it’s said that Richard the Lionheart was held captive in the now crumbling castle keep, overlooking the town

Sailing under low bridges on board the AmaCerto

The square entering the Benedictine Abbey of Melk

Candy coloured buildings in Linz

Through the medieval gates at Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Murals and clock towers in Passau

A typical view of the beautiful Austrian countryside along the Danube from the AmaCerto’s upper deck