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Program #20816RJ
15 Days | 14 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.

Itinerary for Aug 30 — Sep 13, 2013

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Day One: Friday, August 30 - In Transit
In Transit: Depart US/Canada on international flights.

Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the Berlin, the Hotel BelAhr is only a 5-minute walk from the Potsdamer Platz subway station, which allows easy access to Berlin Mitte and major landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, and Gemäldegallerie.

Contact info:
Stresemannstraße 97
Berlin, 10963 Germany
phone: +49 30-200049-0
web: www.belahr.de

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, satellite TV, radio, mini bar, free wireless Internet, soundproof windows, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, 24-hour reception, safe box at the front desk, laundry services and facilities (washing machines and dryers), and free wireless Internet.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Two: Saturday, August 31 - Berlin, Germany
Morning: Arrival at Berlin's Tegel Airport (TXL). Transfer to hotel, close to Potsdamer Platz.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Start your stay in Berlin with a guided bus excursion of the city followed by a Road Scholar orientation to the program at the hotel.

Dinner: Welcome Dinner in the hotel dining room.

Lodging: Hotel BelAhr

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the Berlin, the Hotel BelAhr is only a 5-minute walk from the Potsdamer Platz subway station, which allows easy access to Berlin Mitte and major landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, and Gemäldegallerie.

Contact info:
Stresemannstraße 97
Berlin, 10963 Germany
phone: +49 30-200049-0
web: www.belahr.de

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, satellite TV, radio, mini bar, free wireless Internet, soundproof windows, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, 24-hour reception, safe box at the front desk, laundry services and facilities (washing machines and dryers), and free wireless Internet.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Three: Sunday, September 01 - Berlin, Germany
Breakfast: Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning: Enjoy a guided boat excursion on the Spree River. Pass Museum Island; the Berlin Cathedral, once part of the destroyed Prussian Imperial Castle on the Schlossplatz, the topographical center of the capital; the government quarter with the German Parliament, the Reichstag; and Schloss Bellevue, the Berlin home of the Federal President.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Attend a lecture about the history of Germany and its capital - spanning the creation of one German state from a loose league of sovereign duchies and kingdoms to the late 19th century reunification. In the late afternoon, attend a concert in the Berlin Konzerthaus on the Gendarmenmarkt, in the very heart of Berlin.

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Enjoy an evening at the Komischen Oper at the famous Boulevard unter den Linden.

Lodging: Hotel BelAhr

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: Located in the heart of the Berlin, the Hotel BelAhr is only a 5-minute walk from the Potsdamer Platz subway station, which allows easy access to Berlin Mitte and major landmarks such as the Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Holocaust Memorial, and Gemäldegallerie.

Contact info:
Stresemannstraße 97
Berlin, 10963 Germany
phone: +49 30-200049-0
web: www.belahr.de

Room amenities: Each room has a telephone, satellite TV, radio, mini bar, free wireless Internet, soundproof windows, and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a restaurant, 24-hour reception, safe box at the front desk, laundry services and facilities (washing machines and dryers), and free wireless Internet.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights before: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. (800) 241-1404.

Check in time: 2:00 PM


Day Four: Monday, September 02 - Berlin, Germany
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning you will be introduced by an expert to the Berlinische Galerie, with it's collection of modern and contemporary art. Since its founding, the Berlinische Galerie has considered one of its foremost tasks to collect works of those artists who were persecuted or severely limited in their freedom to work after the Nazis rose to power.

Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon: A free afternoon to explore Berlin.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.

Lodging: Hotel BelAhr

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Five: Tuesday, September 03 - Budapest, Hungary / Embark
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: After checking out of the hotel, transfer to the Berlin airport for an 8:40 AM flight to Budapest. Estimated arrival in Budapest 10:05 AM. Upon arrival, transfer to the MS Amalyra to drop off your luggage.

Lunch: Enjoy a light snack onboard.

Afternoon: Following your snack, enjoy a small walk into town to stroll through Vaci utca and explore the Old Great Market. Enjoy some free time to stroll around on your own, before heading back to the ship for orientation to the ship and crew, followed by a welcome cocktail. Cabins will be available at 3:30 PM. The Orientation will be at 5:00 PM in the Aft Lounge.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Six: Wednesday, September 04 - Budapest, Hungary
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Enjoy a guided bus excursion through Budapest, passing Hero's Square, St. Stephan's Dom, the Parliament Buildings, and the Synagogue. Later, a walk through the Buda Castle District will pass by the Fisherman's Bastion and St. Michael's church.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Free time to explore Budapest.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Seven: Thursday, September 05 - Bratislava, Slovakia
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: This morning enjoy a walking excursion through the old city center of Bratislava. Pass by the Opera, the Old Town Hall, the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, and the stunning Mirbach Palace.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: At sea. Sail towards Vienna while enjoying the beautiful scenery and attending a lecture on the History of the Carpathian Basin.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Enjoy an shipboard musical performance of music by Mozart and Strauss.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eight: Friday, September 06 - Vienna, Austria
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Enjoy the Baroque elegance of Vienna during a guided bus excursion which passes the Ringstrasse, Hofburg, the Museum District, Parliament buildings, Town Hall, and the Old Stock Exchange. Stroll through the Belvedere gardens. End the excursion with a walk beginning at the Albertine museum, walking through the Hofburg, and ending at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Take the shuttle bus to the Musikverein and enjoy a free afternoon in the city center.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Attend a shipboard lecture on Austria.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Nine: Saturday, September 07 - Durnstein / Melk, Austria
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Enjoy a train ride through the vineyards of Durnstein, the town known for its story of Richard the Lionheart and Durnstein castle. The morning concludes with a guided stroll through this charming town with its cobblestone streets and galleries.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Sail along one of the beautiful stretches of the Danube, the Wachau valley, and end at Melk, a small town known for its breathtaking Baroque monastery, The Abbey of Melk. You will have the opportunity to bike along the Danube from Durnstein to Melk.

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Ten: Sunday, September 08 - Linz, Austria
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Dock in Linz and enjoy a guided walking excursion through the city center taking in St. Mary's Cathedral, Marian Column, Landestheatre, and the old church in St. Martin, Austria.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: Choose from three optional excursions offered by the ship. You may take a bus excursion to the scenic Salzkammergut region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and stop in the historic town of Gmunden. Or you may choose to take an excursion to the Czech town of Cesky Krumlov, a lovely medieval town on the Austria-Czech border. Or you can discover Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the city of "The Sound of Music."

Dinner: Dinner on board.

Evening: Enjoy a musical performance highlighting the sounds of Austria, on board in the lounge.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Cruise Ship

Description: AMAWATERWAYS has redefined the concept of luxury travel. From gorgeous contemporary artwork in the lobbies, to the inviting hallways, you will feel at home the moment you step on board the MS Amalyra. The professional ship staff does their best to ensure that each day is filled with memorable experiences. Spend your time on board in a luxuriously relaxed atmosphere in quiet conversation or pampering yourself with a massage or in the salon. The style and substance of our onboard amenities are comparable to any 5-star hotel. On land, your all-inclusive shore excursions are conducted by knowledgeable English-speaking tour guides equipped with audio devices that allow you to explore at your leisure and without missing any of the commentary. The staff's passion for travel allows them to help you discover the history, the culture and the people abroad.

Ship Information: Built in Holland in 2009. Decks: 4 - Bottom to top; Piano Deck, Cello Deck, Violin Deck, Sun Deck Crew: 41 Passengers: 148 Registry: Switzerland Home port: Basel Length: 360 ft; Width: 38 ft Cabins: 71 Staterooms (170 sq.ft.), there are two single staterooms at 140sq.ft. 4 Jr. Suites (225 sq.ft.) located on the Violin Deck. 82% of the ship's cabins feature large French balconies. The 13 staterooms on the Piano Deck have fixed windows.

Contact info:
AMAWATERWAYS
21625 Prairie St.
Chatsworth, CA 91311 USA
phone: 800-626-0126
web: www.AmaWaterways.com

Room amenities: Deluxe down bedding, marble bathrooms w/multi-jet shower (bathtubs in Jr. suites), premium toiletries, plush terry robe & slippers, hair dryer, safe, telephone, flat screen TV, air-conditioning, bottled water replenished daily, balconies in 82% of rooms.

Facility amenities: As one of Europe's newest and most deluxe river cruise ships, the MS Amalyra has much to offer its passengers: an enhanced shore excursion program will give you an in-depth and authentic view of the cultures and histories of the cities you visit; a panoramic forward lounge with bar, piano and dance floor provide an elegant atmosphere in which to relax with friends and family; an aft lounge with complimentary Wi-Fi access; gratuitous specialty coffee station; open seating gourmet dining in our restaurant with complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks; elevator connecting Cello and Violin Decks; fitness center, featuring exercise equipment, sauna and shower; beauty salon and Masseuse; walking track, whirlpool and bicycles for exploring on one's own. Laundry services are available onboard for a fee. Price lists will be available in your stateroom. Please note that clothes cannot be dry cleaned onboard.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes


Day Eleven: Monday, September 09 - Passau / Vilshofen an der Donau, Germany
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Upon arrival in Passau, take a guided walking excursion through this town that sits at the confluence of three rivers (the Danube, Inn, and Ilz). Highlights include St. Stephan's Cathedral, home of the largest cathedral organ in the world, and the Bishop's residence.

Lunch: Lunch on board.

Afternoon: The last stretch of sailing will bring us to Vilshofen an der Donau. Here you will have free time to stroll around this charming 1200 year old Bavarian town.

Dinner: Captain's dinner on board.

Lodging: MS Amalyra

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Carat Hotel Munich is located in the city center, close to Marienplatz and the main railway station. The pedestrian zone and many places of interest can all be accessed easily on foot. The Sendlinger Tor underground station is only 200 meters from the hotel, with connections to the following locations; Main railway station: 2 minutes, Marienplatz: 2 minutes, Olympic center: 13 minutes, New Exhibition Center/ICM: 18 minutes, airport: 45 minutes.

Contact info:
Lindwurmstrasse 13
Munich, D-80337 Germany
phone: +49 89 230 380
web: www.carat-hotel-muenchen.de

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, wireless LAN (for a fee) and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers, terrace, safety deposit box, room service, laundry and dry cleaning services, wireless Internet hotspot in public areas (free of charge) and Internet access with printing facility in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance in making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 800-241-1404

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Twelve: Tuesday, September 10 - Disembark / Munich, Germany
Breakfast: Breakfast on board.

Morning: Disembark in Vilshofen and transfer to Munich. En route, stop in Regensburg for a guided walking excursion of this well preserved medieval town with a history that extends to the times of the Romans.

Lunch: Explore local fare on your own.

Afternoon: Continue to Munich and check in at the hotel upon arrival. Discover the historical city center of Munich during a walking field trip. Explore this city's historic sites, great museums, architectural treasures, and world-class shops. Munich's most famous landmark is the Gothic Church of Our Lady - the Frauenkirche with its two onion-domed towers. A few steps further is the Marienplatz with its Gothic New City Hall (Rathaus).

Dinner: Dinner at a local restaurant.

Evening: Free time to relax or stroll through Marienplatz.

Lodging: Carat Hotel Munich

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Carat Hotel Munich is located in the city center, close to Marienplatz and the main railway station. The pedestrian zone and many places of interest can all be accessed easily on foot. The Sendlinger Tor underground station is only 200 meters from the hotel, with connections to the following locations; Main railway station: 2 minutes, Marienplatz: 2 minutes, Olympic center: 13 minutes, New Exhibition Center/ICM: 18 minutes, airport: 45 minutes.

Contact info:
Lindwurmstrasse 13
Munich, D-80337 Germany
phone: +49 89 230 380
web: www.carat-hotel-muenchen.de

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, wireless LAN (for a fee) and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers, terrace, safety deposit box, room service, laundry and dry cleaning services, wireless Internet hotspot in public areas (free of charge) and Internet access with printing facility in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance in making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 800-241-1404

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Thirteen: Wednesday, September 11 - Munich, Germany
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Enjoy a guided bus excursion along the important landmarks outside of the old town and then attend a lecture about the history of 20th century Germany, Bavaria, Munich, and the famous Bavarian "Gemutlichkeit" - a special sense of informality and coziness, which is said to characterize Munich.

Lunch: Lunch in a local beer hall.

Afternoon: Free time to explore of the famous picture galleries (Pinakothek) or the Residenz Palance. Enjoy a drink in the English Garden or in a beer garden in the old town.

Dinner: Explore local fare on your own.

Lodging: Carat Hotel Munich

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Type: Three-Star Hotel

Description: The Carat Hotel Munich is located in the city center, close to Marienplatz and the main railway station. The pedestrian zone and many places of interest can all be accessed easily on foot. The Sendlinger Tor underground station is only 200 meters from the hotel, with connections to the following locations; Main railway station: 2 minutes, Marienplatz: 2 minutes, Olympic center: 13 minutes, New Exhibition Center/ICM: 18 minutes, airport: 45 minutes.

Contact info:
Lindwurmstrasse 13
Munich, D-80337 Germany
phone: +49 89 230 380
web: www.carat-hotel-muenchen.de

Room amenities: Each room has a television, telephone, mini bar, wireless LAN (for a fee) and a hair dryer.

Facility amenities: The hotel offers a bar, 24-hour front desk, newspapers, terrace, safety deposit box, room service, laundry and dry cleaning services, wireless Internet hotspot in public areas (free of charge) and Internet access with printing facility in the lobby.

Smoking policy: Yes
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Elevator: Yes

Additional nights after: N/A
Please contact Road Scholar Travel Services if you would like assistance in making hotel reservations for additional non-program nights. 800-241-1404

Check out time: 10:00 AM

Day Fourteen: Thursday, September 12 - Munich, Germany / Bavarian Alps
Note: There is a steep, 15 minute downhill walk to the entrance of the Neuschwanstein Castle.

Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: This morning we begin an all-day excursion to the Bavarian Alps and Neuschwanstein Castle. En route you will have an introduction to Murnau, a charming little town that was the cradles of the early Expressionist group, "Der Blaue Reiter" (the Blue Rider), which includes painters such as Wassily Kandinsky, Gabriele Munter, Alex ej Jawlensky, and Franz Marc. Discover the picturesque landscapes that inspired these painters and enjoy a guided field trip of the town.

Lunch: Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Continue the full day excursion to Schwangau and Neuschwanstein Castle. This palace was built in the 19th century by the eccentric King Ludwig II of Bavaria as an homage to the grandiose operas of composer Richard Wagner. Many of the castle's rooms were inspired by Wagner's characters. In the afternoon, transfer back to Munich.

Dinner: Farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Lodging: Carat Hotel Munich

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Fifteen: Friday, September 13 - Departures.
Breakfast: Breakfast in the hotel dining room.

Morning: Transfer to the Munich Airport (MUC) for departures.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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