Sip & Sail on the Danube with Pineapple7: Fall Wine Cruise  

October 31 - November 7, 2022

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If delectable cuisine and fine wine are requirements for your travels, then read on. Our wine-themed cruise means that we'll enjoy wine tastings on-board and ashore. Exclusive activities and experiences are uniquely designed to bring the rich wine history and culture of Europe to life. We will have access to private cellars and visit renowned wineries and vineyards where even more wine tastings and pairings await! And when we are on-board, we'll indulge in award-winning cuisine paired with hand-selected premium wines!

Wine and song will carry us along the melodious Danube River—a muse for musicians, artists and poets for centuries. We will explore Vienna and Budapest, magnificent capital cities with storybook architecture and the tales to match. On our visit Salzburg, the setting for The Sound of Music, we will stop in Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael where the movie’s wedding scene was filmed. We will taste the flavors of the region, from the delicate, apricot-scented wines of Austria’s Wachau Valley to spicy Hungarian Kolbász sausages to the hearty Bavarian beer at a traditional Bavarian Oktoberfest in Vilshofen. Each bend and twist in the river affords new surprises just waiting to be discovered.

Pineapple7 is now an AMA Waterways certified specialist and we're super-excited to host this special wine-themed sailing in Europe. We believe this itinerary offers a unique and delicious dimension to exploring this region -- enhanced epicurean experiences throughout.  Join like-minded epicures and wine enthusiasts on this palate-pleasing journey. In addition, Grace Cular Yee, Pineapple7, will be on-site to handle any/all requests, so all you have to do is show up and fully enjoy this culinary escape. So grab your friends, siblings, soul mates, parents for our unforgettable journey. Sip and sail on this perfect trifecta of travel + wine + elegant cuisine on the Danube River!

Sip & Sail the Danube: Wine Cruise Itinerary

Welcome to Ireland!

March 25

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October 31

Budapest

Welcome to Budapest!

Today, we'll board our luxurious river cruise ship, the AmaVerde. (D)

Taste of Dublin

March 26

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November 1

Budapest

Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Your city tour begins with a visit to the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)

Jameson 

March 27

November 2

Vienna

 The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, or discover Vienna by bike along the Alte Donau river, or the Old Danube. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. Later, enjoy wine and live music at a traditional Austrian Heuriger (wine tavern). (B,L,D)

Dingle Peninsula Drive

March 28

November 3

Vienna - Krems

Discover Vienna's lasting royal treasures on this fascinating tour as you make your way to the Imperial Treasury, which holds the glittering jewels of the Holy Roman Empire, including the Imperial Crown and the Holy Lance, as well as the Crown of the Austrian Empire. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike tour along the Danube River to the nearby town of Klosterneuberg. Later, sail to Krems and enjoy a special wine tasting at Schloss Gobelsburg, formerly a Cistercian monastery, which is one of the oldest wineries in Austria. Visit this beautiful castle and have the opportunity to tour their cellars, learning more about the traditional methods drawn from historical wine­making practices, as well as tasting some traditional Austrian wines. (B,L,D)

Adare & Dromoland

March 29

November 4

Weissenkirchen - Scenic Cruising - Grein

Today, you’ll be treated to several excursion choices. Take a walking tour of Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO­ designated Melk Abbey. For foodies, join the walking tour in Dürnstein, then enjoy a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner and sample special apricot treats from a local boutique. If you prefer a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held or join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, sail through the Strudengau Valley to medieval Grein and be treated to an exquisite wine tasting at Austria's historic Burg Clam located on the cliffs high above the nearby village of Clam. While nestled deep within this majestic, historic setting, enjoy the chance to sample a few local vintages. Wines from this region tend to have a pronounced freshness, spiciness, finesse, complexity. (B,L,D)

Burren Smokehouse 

March 30

November 5

Linz

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 Basilica St. Michael. Or join a morning walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or go on a bike tour of the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. (B,L,D)

Galway

March 31

November 6

Passau - Vilshofen

Discover the city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. Later, cruise to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration— an AmaWaterways exclusive. (B,L,D)

Kilbeggan Distillery

April 1

November 7

Vilshofen

Sadly, our adventure has come to its final day. This morning, disembark our ship in Vilshofen. (B) Head to the airport for your international flight back home. Closest international airports are Munich and Salzburg.  

 

3-Night Prague Extension:  November 7-10, 2022

Transfer to Regensburg, Regensburg UNESCO city highlights tour, 3-nights Prague hotel, Prague “Golden City of a Hundred Spires” tour OR Prague Castle hike, Prague Czech beer tasting, daily breakfast, porterage service, on-site representative available. 

Irish Encounter: Cultural & Culinary Small Group Escape

Tour Inclusions:

Irish Encounter: Small 

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Sip & Sail the Danube with Pineapple7 

October 31 - November 7, 2022

Pineapple7 Danube River Wine Cruise

Onboard Cruise Inclusions:

  • 7-night river cruise in elegantly appointed accommodations

  • Fine dining with a variety of choices 

  • Unlimited hand-selected wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner 

  • Multiple dining venues

  • Sip & Sail cocktail hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits and soft drinks 

  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail and Gala Dinner

  • Wine Host 

  • Professionally trained Wellness Host leading a variety of exercise classes 

  • Live local entertainment 

  • Unlimited complimentary Wi-Fi access

Complimentary Excursions:

  • Small group guided shore excursions with a variety of choices and activity levels, including gentle, regular, and active walking tours

  • Hiking and biking tours

  • Exclusive Special Interest Tours

  • Exclusive wine tastings at Schloss Gobelsburg and Greinburg Castle with a private reception and festive Oktoberfest celebration in Vilshofen

Investment (based on Stateroom Category. Gallery of categories & pricing below):

USD $3,699.00 - $7,298.00 per person


Book by July 31, 2021 and receive savings up to $1,500 per stateroom OR 25% Single Supplement. 
Additional per person: Port fees $210; group processing + services: $100 

TO RESERVE: $500 per person deposit required to reserve cabin. Final balance due August 2, 2022.

Land Extension Options:

Pre-Cruise Extension (October 29-31): USD $560 DBL/$860 SGL

2 nights hotel in Budapest at a 4-star property, daily breakfast, porterage service, on-site cruise manager available, transfers between hotel and ship 

Post-Cruise Extension (November 7-10): USD $900 DBL/$1350 SGL

3 nights hotel in Prague at a 4-star property, daily breakfast, city tour, beer tasting, porterage service, on-site cruise manager available, transfers between hotel and ship 

Airport transfers included with airfare purchase from AmaWaterways.

Reserve your space today by filling out the secure credit card authorization form or contact Grace for more details.

Travel Insurance: Travel Insurance is strongly encouraged. If you decline travel insurance, you must sign a travel insurance waiver.

Gallery: Stateroom Categories. Click on image for pricing.

Suite
Suite

350 sq. ft. Located on Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony Cat. SS: $7,298.00

French Balcony and Outside Balcony
French Balcony and Outside Balcony

210-235 square feet. Located on the Cello and Violin decks Cat. AA: $5,998.00 Cat. AB: $5,798.00 Cat. BA: $5,598.00 Cat. BB: $5,398.00

Fixed Windows
Fixed Windows

170 sq. ft. Located on the Piano Deck. The windows allow outside viewing, but they do not open. Cat. D: $3,998.00 Cat. E: $3,699.00

Suite
Suite

350 sq. ft. Located on Violin Deck. French Balcony & Outside Balcony Cat. SS: $7,298.00

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