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Sip & Sail on the Danube with Pineapple7: Fall River Cruise  
October 31 - November 7, 2022

If delectable cuisine and fine wine are requirements for your travels, then read on. Join us on a special journey into Old World Europe. We'll get to travel into the very heart of the continent, where empires were built, kings and queens were crowned and some of the world’s greatest music was composed and performed by the likes of Mozart and Beethoven. Grand European cities like Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest forever remain timeless. Admire the beauty of Salzburg and the Czech Republic’s charming mountain town, Český Krumlov. From grand abbeys and fortresses perched high above the Danube to plentiful iconic UNESCO World Heritage Sites, be romanced by the Danube with all her regal and romantic splendor.

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 Danube River sailing. Join like-minded epicures and seasoned travelers on this cultural and 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: European River Cruise Itinerary

Welcome to Ireland!

March 25


October 31

Welcome to Bavaria! We will kick-off our journey with a private Oktoberfest celebration in Vilshofen, with traditional beers and Bavarian folk music and dancing. Later, you'll a festive Welcome Dinner aboard our luxurious river cruise ship, the AmaBella. (D)

Pre-cruise land extensions available:

Prague extension: October 28-31

Munich extension: October 29-31 

Taste of Dublin

March 26

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November 1

This morning you are free to explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau. This afternoon you will have the choice of joining a walking tour of this 2,000-year-old city, noted for its Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture, cobblestone streets, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral OR go on a River Inn Bike Tour. How about going on the Passau Hike to Paulinerkloister Mariahilf (B,L,D) 


March 27

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November 2

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)

Dingle Peninsula Drive

March 28

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November 3

Today, you’ll be treated to several excursion choices. Cruise through the Strudengau and Wachau valleys to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, and then visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey. For the more active adventurer, you can opt to hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held, or take a bike ride along the Danube through the Wachau Valley. As an alternative excursion, visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the region’s finest apricot treats. Later in the evening, enjoy a special wine tasting of locally grown, world-renowned Riesling and Grüner Veltliner in Weissenkirchen. (B,L,D)

Adare & Dromoland

March 29

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November 4

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and your city tour showcases them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace. Your tour concludes in the historic city center with a visit to St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or if you prefer a more active tour, take a guided bike ride through Vienna. During the afternoon, enjoy leisure time to further explore this iconic city. (B,L,D)

Burren Smokehouse 

March 30

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November 5

Host to the crowning ceremonies of 11 Hungarian kings and queens between 1536 and 1830, Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings,” as you’ll discover during your walking tour. Or join a special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city. (B,L,D)


March 31


November 6

Your city tour begins at Budapest’s Great Market Hall, where you’ll discover plenty of delicious food and shopping. Afterwards, you’ll visit both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the Danube River. You’ll see the 19th-century Chain Bridge, which connects the Buda district with Pest; and the UNESCO-designated Castle Hill district, which contains some of Budapest’s most important medieval monuments and museums. As an alternative choice, you can hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. (B,L,D)

Kilbeggan Distillery

April 1


November 7

Sadly, our adventure has come to its final day. This morning, disembark our ship in Budapest as you prepare for your flight home. (B) 

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 Fall European River 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 September 30, 2021 for savings up to $2,000 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:

MUNICH Pre-cruise extension (October 29-31): $940 DBL/$1390 SGL

Set against the stunning Bavarian Alps, Munich is renowned for its breweries and legendary Oktoberfest celebration. While in Munich, you’ll marvel at the famous Glockenspiel and Cathedral of Our Dear Lady in the city’s Old Town, as well as visit a brewery to sample German beer and pretzels. This is your chance to be immersed in authentic Bavarian culture.

PRAGUE Pre-cruise extension (October 28-31): 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. Terms and Conditions.

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.

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