Melodies of the Danube featuring Oberammergau August 2022 | Craig Travel

Melodies of the Danube featuring Oberammergau August 2022

Melodies of the Danube
Featuring the Passion Play in Oberammergau
ms AmaViola
August 11, 2022 to August 25, 2022
15 Days
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

Email specialist Stacey Harper to discuss your travel plans

This journey has departed. Please view our alternate departures below or contact us to pre-register for the next journey to Melodies of the Danube.

Explore the magnificence of Europe along its majestic river network historically used for commerce and trade. Delve into centuries of history along the magnificent Danube as we cruise by fabled castles, Gothic cathedrals, centuries old marketplaces and explore quaint medieval towns. Embarking our luxurious floating home in Budapest, Hungary, we discover historic towns and landmarks in Slovakia, Austria and Germany. Disembarking in Vilshofen, we continue our European exploration in the medieval town of Nuremberg, a jewel of the Bavarian region with well preserved fortifications and stone towers. Next we cross the Alps to the picturesque town of Rothenberg, on the banks of the Tauber River, and finally enter the small Bavarian town of Oberammergau. For almost 400 years, the people of the alpine town of Oberammergau have fulfilled a vow to honour God through the Passion Play, a larger than life portrayal of the life and passion of Jesus. Every ten years the village devotes itself to this wonderful event, involving a cast of thousands, entirely made up of local residents. For over two years, characters take on their roles, reliving the important tales from the Bible. The Passion Play in Oberammergau only comes around every 10 years. With an event this rare and special most groups will sell out fast. Call today to reserve your places.

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CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging

3 Moderately Challenging

While this is a  relatively leisurely tour, members should be aware that there will be a number of extended walking tours (up to three kilometres), some of which will be over cobblestone surfaces.

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Vienna city tour including St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Exclusive visit to Greinburg Castle in Grein
  • Oktoberfest celebration with local food, beer and Bavarian entertainment in Vilshofen
  • Premium theatre tickets for the Passion Play in Oberammergau
  • Explore Munich, Bavaria’s capital
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Europe
  • 7 night cruise in an outside cabin on AmaWaterways ms AmaViola
  • First class hotel accommodation in Nuremberg and Munich as indicated or similar
  • 2 nights in Oberammergau
  • Transfers between airports, hotels and the ship
  • Baggage handling shipside and at hotels
  • Quality European wines, beers, and soft drinks, while on board, at every lunch and dinner
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome and Captain Gala’s Dinners
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
  • Escorted shore excursions in each port and local guides in Regensburg, Nuremberg, Rothenburg and Munich
  • Services of your cruise/tour escort and cruise director
  • All gratuities, including guides and ship staff, and taxes for included services, including departure and port taxes
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value included with purchase of group airfare
ms AmaViola


The ms AmaViola features the most advanced design of any river cruise vessel currently in operation. Exclusive Twin Balconies are available in most staterooms, which measure a spacious 210-235 sq. feet, with four suites measuring 350 sq. feet. All staterooms have exclusive Entertainment-On-Demand, including complimentary internet access, first run Hollywood movies and music library, plus flat-screen televisions with local and satellite channels, complimentary bottled water replenished daily, and have individually controlled air-conditioning. Enjoy gourmet dining with unlimited fine wines at multiple onboard dining venues. On select days, enjoy a lunch outdoors on the Sun Deck. Take a plunge into the heated sun deck swimming pool with a swim-up bar, fitness centre and spa.


Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Cruise / Tour Only
Montreal / Ottawa
St. John’s / Fredericton / Winnipeg / Thunder Bay
Regina / Saskatoon
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver

Cruise/Tour only price is based on joining at the ship in Budapest and leaving at the hotel in Munich. Rates are per person based on sharing a Cat. E outside cabin on Piano Deck and twin-bedded room with minimum 20 members travelling. Airfares from other gateways are available on request.


To Upgrade to:
Category – Stateroom Description (Deck)SingleDouble
Cat E Deluxe (Piano - Window)
Cat D Deluxe (Piano - Window)
Cat CB Deluxe (Violin - French Balcony)
Cat CA Deluxe (Violin & Cello - French Balcony)
Cat BB* Deluxe (Cello)
Cat BA* Deluxe (Violin)
Cat AB* Deluxe (Cello)
Cat AA* Deluxe (Violin)
Suite* Deluxe (Violin)

*Cabins have multiple balconies. Prices are based on exchange rates as of October 2020. Air inclusive prices are estimated (subject to confirmation). Final pricing will be advised once flights are confirmed. Prices and itinerary are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 group members.

Pricing Details

Insurance is NOT included but is available and highly recommended.  Premiums vary by journey and range from $383-$589 pp plus tax for passengers up to and including 74yrs on departure date. Supplements for travellers 75-85yrs range from $201-$434 pp plus tax. Clients 86yrs and older and/or clients residing outside Ontario - please contact our staff for procedures. Insurance is effective from date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to our Terms and Conditions for more details.


VACCINATIONS AND TRAVELMany destinations and cruise lines are now requiring guests to be fully vaccinated. To ensure a smooth journey we will be requiring all group members to be fully vaccinated at least two weeks prior to departure. This policy is subject to change to meet the evolving travel landscape. Learn more...

Deposit Amount:
$2,500 per person
Final Payment Date:
Tuesday, April 5, 2022