Cruising Europe – Central European Ports of Call

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; www.amawaterways.com

BudapestNight2

 Budapest at night

BudapestS-churchMatthias Church atop the Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest

ViennaArchitecture2Vienna, where architecture and modern fashion collide

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

KremsGateAt the gate, entering Krems

Durnstein2Durnstein, where it’s said that Richard the Lionheart was held captive in the now crumbling castle keep, overlooking the town

BridgesAmaCertoSailing under low bridges on board the AmaCerto

MelkAbbey2

The square entering the Benedictine Abbey of Melk

LinzCandy coloured buildings in Linz

CeskyKrumlovThrough the medieval gates at Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

PassauMurals and clock towers in Passau

ViewfromDanube2A typical view of the beautiful Austrian countryside along the Danube from the AmaCerto’s upper deck