Grand Danube Cruise (Christmas) 2026 Connections

We have gathered these unique stories, recipes, interviews, and testimonials to enrich and inspire you before your journey with AmaWaterways. In anticipation of your upcoming river cruise, we hope you see how an unforgettable travel experience can truly be yours when sailing with us along the rivers of Europe, Asia, Africa and South America.

Our very own Jasmina shares unique Orthodox traditions and highlights of Serbia’s Winter Markets.Read more
A beloved Romanian tradition you can taste while sailing the Danube RiverRead more
Glühwein: an essential part of winter in EuropeRead more
Christmastime in Budapest is like no place else in the world.Read more
Though many variations of Goulash exist, ours is a traditional, authentic recipe from the very heart of Hungary.Read more
The hills are alive with the sound of music in the stunningly historic town of Salzburg, Austria.Read more
Sail through the Danube and discover why travelers flock to this mighty river every year to extol its wondrous treasures.Read more
Austria’s iconic Wachau Valley, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site, is not only home to some of the most charming towns and villages but also stunning scenic views and lush vineyards.Read more
Imagine getting into the yuletide spirit in romantic Vienna, singing your favorite Christmas melodies in one of the musical capitals of the world.Read more
Santa can’t have all the traveling fun during the holiday season. And part of the joy of traveling to the European Christmas Markets is learning about unique traditions along the way.Read more
Prague -- the Czech Republic’s dazzling capital city, home to over a million people and with over 1,100 years of fascinating history to explore – is one of the most exciting European cities to visit.Read more
No need to adjust your beer goggles: when you visit Pilzen, you’re sure to be seeing (and drinking) beer just about everywhere.Read more
Travel back in time to explore the beautifully preserved medieval town of Český KrumlovRead more
Chocolate lovers everywhere, rejoice! And set your sights on Vienna, that glittering city of kaffehaus culture and scrumptious cakes.Read more
Why just travel when you can travel back in time?Read more
Fame may be fleeting, but mountain sculptures tend to be rather permanent.Read more
Modern day Serbia is thriving with a revitalized nightlife and café culture, reemerging as one of the most vibrant cultural epicenters of Eastern Europe.Read more
“If I had never come here, I would have regretted it.” So said Empress Maria Theresa, in describing Melk Abbey.Read more
Return to a land of kings and queens, knights and ladies, and fables and legends in the ancient medieval city of Veliko Tarnovo and its Tsarevets Castle.Read more
Welcome to the grand cosmopolitan city of Budapest – long a center of great beauty, elegance and sophistication.Read more
Have a wickedly good time as you take a bite off your bucket list, visiting the castle that inspired the story of Dracula in legendary Transylvania.Read more
Novi Sad’s legendary Petrovaradin Fortress is the military command you only wish you dreamt up as a kid.Read more
Let the beauty of Bratislava come alive as you visit one of the most exciting cities in Europe, rich in history and architecture.Read more

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