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Danube River cruise sails into the heart of Jewish history

April 23, 2012|By Mary Forgione | Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
  • The Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest is one of the stops on the Jewish Heritage cruise and land tour.
The Dohany Street Synagogue in Budapest is one of the stops on the Jewish… (Ama Waterways )

AmaWaterways' cruise and land tour highlights Jewish heritage in five countries along the Danube River. Synagogues in Budapest and Prague, Oscar Schindler’s home in Germany, the setting for “The Sound of Music” in Austria and the site of the Nuremberg war-crimes trials are some of the highlights of the 13-night trip.

It begins with two days touring Budapest before embarking on the small-ship river cruise for seven days. Participants will meet Rabbi Chatam Sofer and tour Bratislava in Slovakia, visit the Jewish Museum and Sigmund Freud’s House in Vienna, and stop in Regensburg at Schindler’s house and Nuremberg in Germany before ending with three nights in Prague.

When: The trip begins in Budapest on Oct. 26.

Price: $3,749 per person, double occupancy. It includes meals with wine and entertainment and guided excursions on the cruise, two nights in Budapest, three nights in Prague, tours and excursions and more. Airfare is extra.

Contact: AmaWaterways, (800) 626-0126, or contact a travel agent

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