Danube River GOLF Cruise AmaMagna Anton Koch Escorted. Prague pre-cruise hotel check-in September 19th, 2019. VIP Golf Bag Handling. GolfAhoy guests on our escorted Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ cruise go ‘golf-bag-hands-free’ – you check your golf bags with the GolfAhoy representative before your first golf excursion in Prague. Your golf bags follow you your entire voyage down the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest by road in a van which is secured and insured. At each golf course, you’ll play during your Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ package tour, your golf clubs will be waiting for you. Your golf clubs bag will be returned to you after your final round in Budapest.
For additional Anton Koch, Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna Escorted Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ departure dates in 2020 (May-September), and 2021 (May-September) and 2022 (May-September) call GolfAhoy Reservations Department +1-239-344-9187.
Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna Escorted
Austria | Germany | Hungary | Slovakia
Read about our included top European Championship Golf Courses below. Tour Excursions for non-golfing travel companions available too!
AmaMagna, Under Construction VIDEO.
AmaMagna, Debuting on the Danube in May 2019 3D VIDEO.
Arrive in Prague. Prague pre-cruise hotel check-in September 19th, 2019 for 3 days Prague golf and sightseeing.
Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna Escorted
Embark AmaMagna in Vilshofen September 22nd, 2019. Transfer Prague to Vilshofen included.
Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna Escorted Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise package tour ends in Budapest October 01st, 2019 (includes 2-night post-cruise hotel/transfers/golf pkg in Budapest).
7 Night Cruise Only Itinerary below | Romantic Danube | Vilshofen to Budapest | AmaMagna 09/22/2019
Day 1 EMBARKATION – VILSHOFEN, GERMANY (Cruise Only Itinerary) – does not include 3 day Prague pre-cruise pkg or 2 days Budapest post-cruise pkg.
Embark your cruise in Vilshofen. This evening meet your fellow passengers on board.
Day 2 VILSHOFEN – PASSAU
Explore Vilshofen’s beautiful old town before cruising to Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers.” Join a walking tour or if you prefer to be more active, hike high into the hills for a visit to the “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill.
Day 3 LINZ, AUSTRIA
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 famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music.” Alternatively, you can join a morning walking tour through Linz’s old city center and by the Mozart House; or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more choices of excursions. Choose a half-day in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border.
Day 4 WEISSENKIRCHEN
Cruise to Weissenkirchen, gateway to Dürnstein located in the heart of the Wachau Valley. Once here, you can choose to join a walking tour in Dürnstein along its cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church tower, 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. 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.
Day 5 VIENNA
The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have three ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. For a more active exploration of the area, take a guided bike ride along the Danube. During the afternoon, you can enjoy leisure time or pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour.
Day 6 Bratislava, SLOVAKIA
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 culinary host to sample traditional Slovakian specialties, as well as learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli with an opportunity to taste your own creation. For a more active adventure, hike up to Bratislava Castle, offering magnificent views of the city.
Day 7 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Experience Budapest in one of two ways: on a city tour or a hike. Your city tour begins with a visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights.
Day 8 BUDAPEST – DISEMBARKATION
2 Night Post-cruise with golf Budapest Sofitel Chain Bridge
Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
This escorted Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise package comes highly recommended with an AmaMagna beautifully positioned upper deck Category GS Outside Balcony Stateroom measuring a whopping 474 sq.ft. Cruise Fare Category GS Outside Balcony Stateroom from US$10,848 pp/dbl – (subject to availability on the date of booking.)
Additional Stateroom Selections: AmaMagna 09/22/2019 Cabin Sizes and Fares
- Category OS Upper Deck Outside Balcony, 710 sq.ft. From $13,848 pp/dbl
- Category GS Upper Deck Outside Balcony, 474 sq.ft. From $10,848 pp/dbl
- Category SA Upper Deck Outside Balcony, 355 sq.ft. From $7,848 pp/dbl
- Category AA Upper Deck Outside Balcony, 252 sq.ft. From $5,848 pp/dbl
- Category SB Main Deck Outside Balcony, 355 sq.ft. From $7,648 pp/dbl
- Category AB Main Deck Outside Balcony, 252 sq.ft. From $5,648 pp/dbl
- Category D Lower Deck Fixed Window, 205 sq.ft. From $4,348 pp/dbl
- Category E Piano Deck Fixed Window, 205 sq.ft. From $3,849 pp/dbl
AmaMagna 09/22/2019 Cabin Photos and Overhead views see here: https://www.amawaterways.com/ships/amamagna-river-cruise-ship#Staterooms
- Add 3-night Pre-Cruise Prague Hotel package from US$840 pp/dbl
- Add 2-night Post-Cruise Budapest Hotel package from US$255 pp/dbl
- Add Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna go ‘golf-bags-hands-free’ 5 18 hole Golf Excursion package from US$2,764 per golfer
Cruise Deposit US$800 | Golf Excursion Deposit US$405
Early Booking Discount $500 per cabin | Port Charges $182 pp | AmaWaterways Trip Cancellation Insurance quoted on the value of selected Cabin Category | Airport transfer Prague to Cosmopolitan Hotel $30 pp
Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
For additional Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ departure dates in 2020 (May-September), and 2021 (May-September) call GolfAhoy Reservations Department +1-239-344-9187. Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
VIP Golf Bag Handling. GolfAhoy guests on our escorted Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ cruise go ‘golf-bag-hands-free’ – you check your golf bags with the GolfAhoy representative before your first golf excursion in Prague. Your golf bags follow you your entire voyage down the Danube from Vilshofen to Budapest by road in a van which is secured and insured. At each golf course, you’ll play during your Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ package tour, your golf clubs will be waiting for you. Your golf clubs bag will be returned to you after your final round in Budapest.
Carts are included on all courses, weather, and conditions permitting. Carts are shared. Should the weather conditions not permit carts, then electric trolley’s will be substituted.
Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
With this particular great value proposition Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ package, unlike other European River golf cruises, you won’t have to store your golf bags in your cabin. You won’t have to carry your golf bag from your cabin down the gangplank, to a transport vehicle – then after a golf round repeat the carrying process in reverse. Sometimes river boats at Danube ports o’ call tie up 3 boats abreast.
Seasoned golf travelers ‘in the know’ choose this Danube River cruise between Vilshofen and Budapest for the best European river scenery and for the challenging championship golf courses along this particular stretch of the Danube. 5 of the best golf courses in Europe.
This inaugural Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise ‘AmaMagna’ Austria Germany Hungary Slovakia package is designed for discerning golf travelers accustomed to five-star luxury and superlative service!
If it’s a special occasion, birthday or wedding anniversary celebration this is the European Waterway Danube River golf cruise for you.
Why GolfAhoy chose the new AmaMagna riverboat for this inaugural five-star Anton Koch Platinum 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise.
The AmaMagna is twice the width of traditional European river ships, this latest AmaWaterways innovation affords spacious luxurious public spaces, multiple dining options, and the ship will debut a much quieter and more fuel-efficient engine.
Rudi Schreiner, President, and Co-Owner of AmaWaterways, in a message welcoming GolfAhoy inaugural clients, says, “As the luxury river cruise market continues to grow, we want to carry on as the leader in industry innovation. While this new double-width concept riverboat has been on the table for some time, we believe, given the unique demand that exists, that now is the perfect moment to introduce this style of ship.”
“The new AmaMagna riverboat will provide GolfAhoy guests with generous personal space, the freedom of multiple dining choices and exceptional stateroom comfort. Combining this with our award-winning cuisine, noteworthy shore excursions and remarkable onboard service, we feel this ship is a game-changer.”
“AmaMagna amenities include a large heated sundeck swimming pool with whirlpool and sky bar, a spacious spa area with a specially designed spa treatment for GolfAhoy ‘active golfer’ guests, a fitness room large enough for small group classes and generous common areas designed to accommodate a variety of onboard events.”
AmaMagna has a length of 443 feet, a width of 72 feet and 70 crew. Your 12 Day GolfAhoy VIP Deluxe Danube River Golf Cruise on AmaMagna visiting Austria, Germany, Hungary, and Slovakia begins with your arrival in Prague for a 3-day pre-cruise golf and sightseeing tour. Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
Arrive Prague. Prague Airport to The Cosmopolitan Hotel Prague or Old Town Hilton. (Pre-cruise & Post-cruise hotels subject to change). Welcome to Cosmopolitan Hotel in Prague city center – Old Town. The latest, newest boutique luxury hotel in Prague! With so much to see and do during your visit to Prague, and with sightseeing highlights right on your doorstep, Cosmopolitan is perfectly placed to help you explore the Czech capital city. Discover contemporary luxury and traditional glamour at The Cosmopolitan Hotel set in the heart of Prague. Perfectly placed on a quiet street of the Old Town within the city’s vibrant shopping and sightseeing district.
The Cosmopolitan is an 1889 townhouse beautifully restored with a modern take on the “belle époque” style. The original house was built under the orders of the National Brewery Association, but records of a pub being on this address date back to the 14th century. The newly redesigned luxury boutique hotel preserves the finest aspects of an iconic historic building but reinvents the spaces within to create a dynamic fusion of old and new, past and present. Cosmopolitan Hotel is unique to Prague, yet still true to the city.106 lavishly appointed rooms and suites are decorated in elegant cream colors and sleek design and feature luxurious bathrooms with heated floors and mirrors. The bedrooms come complete with state of the art amenities including complimentary tea & coffee, interactive TV, bathrobes & slippers, minibar, as well as many safety features. For relaxation or exercise, a 24-hour gym and sauna are also available complimentary. There is free Wi-Fi throughout.
Put away the thought of schlepping your golf bags on and off the ship.
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GolfAhoy guests check their golf bags with the GolfAhoy concierge representative before departing Prague. Your golf bags follow your entire voyage by road in a van which is secured and insured. Guest golf bags will await your arrival at the course you are playing on golf days. Overnight, after each round, your clubs are cleaned for you.
Your GolfAhoy concierge representative will present each GolfAhoy golfing guest with a welcome Anton Koch gift, including a dozen Titleist Pro V1 golf balls, 1 Pitch Repair Tool, 5-course guides, and a leather shoe bag. Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
Most nights the ship sets sail a bit before midnight. GolfAhoy Danube River Golf Excursions are pre-booked for morning tee times. You’ll have afternoons and evenings to explore towns, find entertainment and a special restaurant – ask your AmaMagna waiter or cabin steward for a local recommendation – they are from the area and will proudly steer you in the right direction.
Onboard AmaMagna you’ll find fine dining including the Chefs Table and Chaîne des Rôtisseurs dining experiences with free-flowing wine, beer and soft drinks with all meals.
You’ll put on a pound a day during a cruise! The meals are superb on the AmaMagna. There are bicycles onboard for independent and guided exploring. Your golf excursion adventures will offset the weight gain too!
If you are attached to your modern day digital gizmo, you’ll be happy to know that Wi-Fi access is available throughout the ship.
Arrive Prague. Prague pre-cruise check-in on September 19th, 2019 for Prague hotel, golf, sightseeing.
Embark AmaMagna in Vilshofen September 22nd, 2019. Coach transfer Prague to Vilshofen included.
In Vilshofen, once onboard the AmaMagna you enter your fabulously spacious Category GS Outside Balcony Stateroom.
If longing for the romance of Old World Europe is on your bucket list and you’re an active golf traveling adventurer you’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. 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.
Corporate Group Retreats, Incentive Travel Rewards, Country Club Groups call GolfAhoy Groups Department +1-239-344-9187. Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
About AmaWaterways with Executive Vice President and Co-owner Kristin Karst VIDEO
Fine Dining VIDEO
Life on Board VIDEO
|DAY||CITY||GOLF COURSE||NON-GOLF OPTION|
|1||Prague||Arrival/At Leisure||Arrival/At Leisure|
|3||Prague||Albatross Golf Course||At Leisure|
|4||Prague (AM)||Transfer to Regensburg||Transfer to Regensburg|
|5||Vilshofen||Hartl Resorts Beckenbauer Course||Excursions|
|6||Linz||Diamond Country Club||Excursions|
|9||Bratislava||Penati Golf Course||Excursions|
|10||Budapest||Pannonia Golf Course||Excursions|
GOLF COURSES YOU’LL PLAY Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
The host of the Czech Masters, a European Tour Event.
Designed by Keith Preston, and opened in 2009, the golf course occupies an area of more than 80 hectares (197,684 acres) and is situated on a hillside bordering the Cesky Kras Nature Reserve. There are seven lakes on the course covering more than 20,000 square meters, 65 sand traps and more than 1200 newly planted mature trees adorning the landscape.
The leading golf course in the Czech Republic as voted for by Golf Digest, this wonderful resort will start your golfing tour off in perfect style.
The host of the Porsche European Open 2015 and 2016, Paul Lawrie Saltire Match Play Championship 2017.
Regal golfing pleasure on lush greens and perfect fairways – this championship course, created by former Masters champion Bernhard Langer, seems to be one with the meadow landscape surrounding the small river Rott and was awarded a “world class” rating within one year of opening. The 18 holes in Penning, right beside the Audi Golf Course, do indeed pack a punch. They don’t hold back when it comes to challenges, but also offer sufficient opportunities for some serious success.
What makes this golf course so special is the quality of the hand-mown greens and fairways, which remain tip-top even during the summer thanks to a double-row irrigation season.
The host of the Austrian Open, a European Tour Event since 2010.
This Championship course, host of the Lyoness Open, on the outskirts of Vienna, challenges every player’s ability, thanks to the need for good course management and that important element of water. The 8th hole was designed by the legendary Miguel Angel Jimenez and really emulates the iconic Spaniard.
Experience the European Tour standard which allows for precise shots in challenging settings, far from those packed fairways. The trim cut grass and perfectly kept greens allow for the best games of golf, surrounded by beautiful and fair water hazards.
The host of the Slovak Challenge, a European Tour Challenge Tour event.
This 18-hole golf course has been built according to plans authored by Nicklaus Design, one of the world’s leading design firms. The Nicklaus Design LEGEND COURSE complies with USGA standards at the world PGA level. 60% of the world’s golf courses which host PGA tournaments have been designed by Nicklaus Design.
Along with many other scenic features, this course counts the longest hole in Europe among its challenges. The 787 Yard par 6 15th hole awaits golf enthusiasts, offering 11 tees. The view alone is fascinating.
The host of the Hungarian Amateur Championships.
The 18-hole golf course of Pannonia Golf & Country Club was designed by the famous Austrian course designer Hans G. Erhardt. The golf course lies in a valley, so the varied forms of its fairways provide a great golf experience. Lakes come into play at 8 holes and pin placements may also present a challenge at the hilly greens. With 6 different tee-boxes, both beginners and advanced players can get a true and fair idea of their golf skills.
The natural environment and the beautiful carefully maintained course inspires golf players to hit great shots. Erhardt also designed the Golf course Fontana, host of the Austrian Open for many years and believes that Pannonia is still the best course in Hungary.
Vienna optional choice add-on. Ask Anton Koch, “A 6th round could be incorporated in Vienna, and I would recommend either Adamstal, ranked 85th in Europe and truly a magnificent course showing the true beauty of the alpine nature around Vienna. (1 Hour drive) or Golf Club Castle Schönborn.” Ask your GolfAhoy agent to reserve either one at time of booking. Anton Koch Danube River Golf Cruise AmaMagna.
Adamstal GC Vienna