About this Tour

Experience the wonders of Western Europe, and the delights of the Danube on our 15th Annual NewsTalk Listener Cruise with the one and only John Gormley! Begin your two week journey in Munich, Germany, where we explore the city & countryside and visit the Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque village of Oberammergau. After a few days discovering Munich, we'll head to one of the oldest cities in Europe, Prague; though not before making a stop to pay our respects at Dachau, Germany's first ever concentration camp. Upon arrival in Prague, we'll explore the city and visit Prague Castle. The Czech Republic is well known as the beer capital of the world, thus, no trip to Prague would be complete without a brewery tour, so we'll head on a tasty tour prior to saying our goodbyes Prague!

As if all of that wasn't enough, it's time to get ready for a 7 night deluxe river cruise aboard the AmaStella. We'll sail across the Danube River, making stops in Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, and ending our epic journey in one of the most incredible cities on earth, Budapest. Not ready to say goodbye just yet? Don't worry, we have an optional 3-day tour of Budapest that will keep you holding onto Europe for just a little longer.

Information overload? Don't worry. You have some time to think about it, but don't think too long as space for this tour is at a premium! Join WestWorld Tours and John Gormley on this amazing adventure in Western Europe and beyond!

Activity Level

Very little physical activity is involved other than boarding the coach, city walks and short walks to dinners and sites of interest, some of which are large and may have uneven surfaces and steps.

What's Included

  • Welcome Dinner
  • Neuschwanstein & Linderhof Castles
  • Salzburg
  • Lake Wolfgang boat cruise
  • Dachau Concentration Camp
  • City tours Munich & Prague
  • Prague Castle
  • Jewish Quarter
  • Czech Brewery with dinner and music
  • All breakfasts several lunches & Dinners
  • Cruise highlights:
  • 7 night deluxe cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom

Shore excursions in every port
Complimentary Wi-Fi
Fine dining
Unlimited wine, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner on board
Cocktail Reception, Octoberfest  & Captain’s Gala Dinner
Special highlights including lectures, themed dinners, cooking demonstrations & onboard music performances


***Post cruise tour options to Budapest***

Dates & Pricing

May 19, 2019 – June 02, 2019 Space Available

Weather Varies

We wish we could control the weather, but on the day this tour begins you can expect temperatures (°C) within this range:

Prague

Highs20
Lows10

Munich

Highs19
Lows9

Budapest

Highs21
Lows10

Itinerary

Experience the wonders of Western Europe, and the delights of the Danube on our 15th Annual NewsTalk Listener Cruise with the one and only John Gormley! Begin your two-week journey in Munich, Germany, where we explore the city & countryside and visit the Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque village of Oberammergau. We'll head to one of the oldest cities in Europe, Prague; though not before making a stop to pay our respects at Dachau, Germany's first ever concentration camp. We’ll then board the AmaStella for a 7-night deluxe river cruise and sail across the Danube ending our epic journey in one of the most incredible cities on earth, Budapest.

Day 1 – Home Cities to Munich, Germany

Fly overnight from Canada to Munich, Germany.

Day 2 – Munich

After our arrival we will enjoy a city tour of Munich with some free time in the city center for lunch on our own.

Now it is time to check into our hotel and have a rest before our welcome dinner. (D)

Day 3 – Munich - Castle Tour - Munich

Experience a truly royal day!  Savour the comfort and pleasure of travelling on our excursion to the fairy-tale castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein and to the picturesque village of Oberammergau. 

After leaving Munich we will take the Autobahn towards the Bavarian Alps and stop at Linderhof to take you on a guided tour through the palace. 

Our trip continues on to Oberammergau, where you can wander through the lanes of this quaint village and see examples of the art of woodcarving which originated there.

After a drive along Romantic Road, we will reach the foot of the majestic castle of Neuschwanstein.  We’ll stop for lunch before hiking up to the castle for a guided tour. (B,L)

Day 4 – Munich - Salzburg - Munich

Salzburg, Austria and Lake District

In Salzburg, the city of Mozart, there is enough time for shopping and sightseeing on your own in the picturesque old town.  Afterwards we drive through the scenic Lake District where the ‘Sound of Music’ movie was filmed, to the town of St. Wolfgang with the famous White Horse Inn.  Then a one-way boat ride on Lake Wolfgang takes us to our bus waiting for us on the other side of the lake for our drive back to Munich.

Passports are required to enter Austria so remember to bring yours along. (B)

Day 5 – Munich to Prague, Czech Republic

Depart Munich for Dachau

Driving through the village of Dachau we reach the former concentration camp. Plenty of time to visit the memorial site, the museum and the documentary film. Visitors are asked to respect the dignity of the site by wearing appropriate attire.

We will stop in Landshut where you will have time to explore the medieval village and enjoy lunch on your own. (B)

Day 6 – Prague

Take a journey back in time to Prague Castle, built during the 9th century and known as one of the largest castles in the world. On the way, you will see such New Town and Old Town Prague attractions as the National Theater, Rudolfinum, Powder Gate, Wenceslas Square and the Dancing House.

At Prague Castle, enjoy a three course meal and drink at Villa Richter, a fabulous restaurant boasting the best view in Prague. After lunch your tour continues to Valdstejn, the most beautiful garden in Prague. You´ll also get the opportunity to explore Lesser Town, Kampa Island and Lennon´s wall.

Your guided tour takes you across the Vltava River on the historic Charles Bridge. Soak in the incredible history and culture of Prague as you enjoy refreshments and travel in style down the Vltava on a river cruise. Walk by Palach´s Square and through Parizska Avenue and Jewish Town.

Continue on to Old Town Square where you’ll see the Town Hall and the Astronomical Clock, both dating back to the 15th century. (B,L)

Day 7 – Prague

Enjoy a free morning.

After lunch on your own we have a guided tour of the Jewish Quarter including the Old New Synagogue.

The Czech Republic is well know for their beer, this evening you will find out what why as we take a brewery tour of course including a tasting! We will also have a music filled dinner here. (B,D)

Day 8 – Prague to Vilshofen, Germany

Depart Prague this morning and stop in Regensburg for a guided walking tour of one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After lunch on your own, continue on to the charming old town of Vilshofen and board your luxurious ship. Amastella

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. All meals while on board the ship are included, lunch and dinner also include beer and wine.

Day 9 – Vilshofen – Passau, Germany

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.

Day 10 – 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 Salzkammergut 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.”
(B,D)

Day 11 – Weissenkirchen, Austria

Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Durnstein. Once here, you can choose to tour Durnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Or you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or bike along the Danube. 

Day 12 – Vienna, Austria

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.

Day 13 – 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.

Day 14 – 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, the 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.

Day 15 – DISEMBARKATION Budapest to Home Cities

Transfer to airport for flights home or join us on our optional post tour in Budapest.

Day 16 – Optional Post tour - Budapest, Hungary (Day 1)

Spend an unforgettable day in the Puszta! Visit the city of Kecskemét and view some fine examples of   Hungarian Art Nuevo. Enjoy a traditional horse show and take a carriage ride in the Puszta, followed by a tasty three-course lunch accompanied by Hungarian Gipsy music.

An hour's drive from Budapest takes us to the city of Kecskemét. Walk around the beautiful downtown and visit the city’s most important squares and buildings, such as Main Square with the famous City Hall, Theatre and churches. From Kecskemét, we’ll visit a traditional Hungarian farm. After a greeting by the horsemen, try a glass of Hungary’s famous welcome drink, ‘Barack Pálinka’ (Apricot Schnapps) and taste  ’Pogácsa’, a Hungarian salted scone.  Afterwards, take a horse-drawn carriage ride through the Puszta.
The day continues with a traditional horse show, which includes several breath-taking field performances. You are then invited for a three-course lunch including delicious Hungarian goulash soup, and accompanied by Hungarian Gipsy music. (B,L)

Day 17 – Optional Post tour - Budapest, Hungary (Day 2)

Visit the illuminated ‘Paris of the East’ and spend a memorable evening in a traditional restaurant! Enjoy a folk dance show, Gipsy music and a delicious meal. After dinner admire the beautiful city lights from the top of the Gellért Hill.

We serve you a traditional Hungarian three-course meal accompanied by wine. During dinner you will enjoy a colourful Folklore Show Programme with Gipsy Music and dancers dressed in traditional folk costumes.
After dinner we’ll take you for a drive around the illuminated city and stop on top of the Gellért Hill (Citadel) for a spectacular view of Budapest by night. The tour ends at your hotel. (B,D)

Day 18 – Optional Post tour - Budapest to Home Cities (Day 3)

Transfer to airport for flights home.

What you will experience on this tour

Experience the wonders of Western Europe, and the delights of the Danube on our 15th Annual NewsTalk Listener Cruise with the one and only John Gormley! Begin your two-week journey in Munich, Germany, where we explore the city & countryside and visit the Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque village of Oberammergau. We'll head to one of the oldest cities in Europe, Prague; though not before making a stop to pay our respects at Dachau, Germany's first ever concentration camp. We’ll then board the AmaStella for a 7-night deluxe river cruise and sail across the Danube ending our epic journey in one of the most incredible cities on earth, Budapest.

Welcome Dinner

Get to know your fellow travellers this evening at our Welcome Dinner.

Neuschwantsein & Linderhof Castles

Straight from a fairy-tale, today we’ll exploring the romantic castles of Neushwanstein & Linderhof

Salzburg

Visit the picturesque old town of Salzburg, home of Mozart

Lake Wolfgang Boat cruise

Cruise across Lake Wolfgang

Dachau Concentration Camp

Visit the former Dachau Concentration Camp with time to visit the memorial site, museum and documentary film.

Prague Castle

Enjoy a feast at Prague Castle, dating back to the 9th century.

Jewish Quarter

Jewish Quarter, also known as Josefov, is a former Jewish ghetto. Dotted with somber reminders of its past. These include the weathered tombstones of the Old Jewish Cemetery and the Pinkas Synagogue, now a Holocaust memorial.

Czech Brewery with Dinner & Music

The Czech Republic is known for their beer, so enjoy a brewery tour and tasting!

City Tours in Munich & Prague

Explore these old cities and find out about their interesting past.

Meals

All breakfasts, several lunches and dinners are included.

7 Night Cruise

Enjoy 7 nights aboard the AMAStella

Dates & Pricing

Experience the wonders of Western Europe, and the delights of the Danube on our 15th Annual NewsTalk Listener Cruise with the one and only John Gormley! Begin your two-week journey in Munich, Germany, where we explore the city & countryside and visit the Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque village of Oberammergau. We'll head to one of the oldest cities in Europe, Prague; though not before making a stop to pay our respects at Dachau, Germany's first ever concentration camp. We’ll then board the AmaStella for a 7-night deluxe river cruise and sail across the Danube ending our epic journey in one of the most incredible cities on earth, Budapest.

May 19, 2019 – June 02, 2019 Space Available


Canadian Dollars

Category

Double

Single

D $7,225 $9,471
CB $7,505 $10,291
CA $7,775 $10,969
BB $8,225 $11,371
BA $8,405 $11,641
AB $8,605 $11,926

 

*All prices are per person and include airfare from Regina, Saskatoon & Victoria

Deduct $100 per person for airfare from Winnipeg, Edmonton & Calgary

Deduct $200 per person for airfare from Vancouver

Not included in price:

  • Port charges, all taxes (including air) and fees of $855.25 per person

Optional Post Tour Pricing

Budapest & Hungary June 2 -4, 2019

$899 Double 

Single $1,259


U.S. Dollars

USD pricing available soon.

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Experience the wonders of Western Europe, and the delights of the Danube on our 15th Annual NewsTalk Listener Cruise with the one and only John Gormley! Begin your two-week journey in Munich, Germany, where we explore the city & countryside and visit the Disney inspired Neuschwanstein Castle and the picturesque village of Oberammergau. We'll head to one of the oldest cities in Europe, Prague; though not before making a stop to pay our respects at Dachau, Germany's first ever concentration camp. We’ll then board the AmaStella for a 7-night deluxe river cruise and sail across the Danube ending our epic journey in one of the most incredible cities on earth, Budapest.

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