AMA CHARTER - Exploring the Danube River Cruise with Oberammergau Passion Play with Scot & Maurine Proctor

Dates May 19 - 30, 2022
Destination Prague, Hungary; Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Melk, Austria; Salzburg, Austria; Passau, Germany; Munich, Germany; Oberammergau, Germany;
Duration 11 days 10 nights
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The Danube is the heart and soul of Central Europe. Countless cultures and civilizations have used it as a trade route and economic artery. Armies have been stopped at its banks. 

We are excited to partner with AMA Waterways on a FULL SHIP CHARTER just for Morris Murdock Clients.  The fun and life-changing experience will be so fun and entertaining being hosted by Scot and Maurine Proctor of Meridian Magazine. It will also be breathtaking and exhilarating as you see these glorious cities, romantic castles and history come alive on the banks of the Danube.

Our package includes a 3-night post excursion into Germany where we'll visit Munich, seeing the cities historic sites followed by our Bavarian escape seeing the Neuschwanstein and Linderhof castles crowned by the Oberammergau Passion Play experience in PRIME seats & 4-star hotels.

This package is the best of the best!  Don't wait, your spot in history is calling.

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Tour ID # 9222E19

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Pre Cruise Tour Day 1/2 - Tuesday-Wednesday, May 24-25, 2022

Depart the US on Monday the 18th and arrive into Europe on Tuesday, May 19th 

Welcome to Prague, the capital city of the Czech Republic sitting on the Vltava River. Being called “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's known for its Old Town Square, the heart of its historic core, with colorful baroque buildings, Gothic churches and the medieval Astronomical Clock.  Upon arrival we will be transfers to our hotel for the next 3 nights to relax from our travels.  Tonight, we will enjoy a welcome dinner and spend time getting to know each other.

Meals : Dinner
Pre Cruise Tour Day 3 - Thursday, May 26, 2022

Touring Prague

Today we will enjoy a full day exploring this amazing city. Our local guide will share the fascinating history of this capital city as we travel to Prague Castle which is one of the most significant and interesting sights of the Czech Republic.   We will tour the wondrous complex that has been a significant national, cultural, and historical monument for Czechs, and remains a symbol of the development of the Czech state even today.   This afternoon we visit the Old-new Synagogue that dates back to the beginning of the 15th century and the Jewish Museum which is one of the best-preserved Gothic buildings in Prague. 

Meals : Breakfast
Pre Cruise tour Day 4 - Friday, May 27, 2022

Walking Tour and Free Afternoon

Today we enjoy a half day walking tour.  Soaking in the Bohemian atmosphere in Prague's beautiful and bustling Old Town Square is a great place to begin any tour of the city. Our guide will explain the workings of the legendary 15th century astronomical clock. We will stroll slowly across the Vitava River on the Charles Bridge, and watch swarms of artists, musicians and street performers vie for your attention. This afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the city on your own. 

Meals : Breakfast
Pre Cruise Tour Day 5 - Saturday, May 28, 2022

Prague to Budapest

This morning after breakfast we will be transfer from our hotel back to the Prague International airport for our onward flights to Budapest to meet the rest of our group.  Upon arrival we will be meet at the airport by our transfer bus to the AMA ship, our home for the next week. 

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 1/2: Thursday & Friday, May 19 - 20, 2022

USA to Budapest and board the AMA Sonata, afternoon to explore the city

We will depart the US on Thursday, May 19th on our flight to Budapest, Hungary. Upon arrival, we will make your way to the riverbank and board your home for the next week aboard the AMA Sonata.  Depending on your arrival time you can join a city walking tour or relax from your travels.

Meals : Lunch, Dinner, In-flight
Day 3: Saturday, May 21, 2022


Today we will get to explore the Hungary’s capital city.  This morning take one of the included guided tours of the city and explore this history of this (B,L,D)

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4: Sunday, May 22, 2022

Bratislava, Slovakia

Cruise to the “Coronation City of Kings,” where you can join a walking tour or choose to taste local Slovakian specialties and learn how to prepare stuffed potato ravioli. Alternatively, hike up to Bratislava Castle. Later in the day, set sail for Vienna.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Monday, May 23, 2022

Vienna, Austria

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems and you have two ways to discover them. Join a city tour showcasing its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center and then visiting St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration, 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.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6: Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Weissenkirchen, Austria

After reaching Weissenkirchen in the heart of the Wachau Valley, you’ll be treated to several choices of excursions. Discover the best of both Dürnstein and Melk with a walking tour in Dürnstein before visiting the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. You can also opt for a walking tour of Weissenkirchen followed by a visit to the abbey. For those who would like a more culinary-focused experience, join a walking tour in Dürnstein and then be treated to a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner as well as a visit to a local boutique where you'll enjoy a tasting of special apricot treats. Prefer more active adventures? Join a guided bike tour to Melk. Later in the day, set sail through the scenic Strudengau Valley to the medieval riverside town of Grein. Be treated to an exclusive visit to the more than 500-year-old Greinburg Castle, looming regally above the village. While here, enjoy a folklore show along with a sparkling wine reception.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7: Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Salzburg, 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 the 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 options 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. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8: Thursday, May 26, 2022


Discover the 2,000-year-old city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress. Later, the ship cruises to Vilshofen, where you will be treated to a festive Oktoberfest celebration with local beer, Bavarian folk music and dancing—an AmaWaterways exclusive 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9: Friday, May 27, 2022

Depart the ship - Munich Touring

Welcome to Munich.  Upon arrival, we’ll have a guided bus tour of the city.  The evening is yours to enjoy the city. 

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Saturday, May 28, 2022

Bavaria Countryside - Oberammergau

Today we’ll depart Munich and travel into the Bavarian countryside and visit Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Castles.  These were the residences of King Ludwig II of Bavaria.  An eccentric recluse, Ludwig depleted the treasury of his country building extravagant castles and died in mysterious circumstances. Neuschwanstein seems unreal in its romantic Alpine setting and Linderhof is certainly the most elaborate “hunting lodge” you will ever see!  In the afternoon we will visit the fabulous Rococo Weiskirche—it looks somewhat plain and simple on the outside, but just wait until you see the interior.

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 11: Sunday, May 29, 2022


Today we will attend the famous Oberammergau Passion Play that began in 1634.  It will act out with music the last week of the Savior’s ministry.  This will be a great follow-up to our studies in the Holy Land.  

Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
Day 12: Monday, May 30, 2022

Oberammergau to Munich for flights home

Bidding a fond farewell to Europe, we travel by coach back to Munich for our return flight to the U.S.A. 

TOUR ID # 922E19

Meals : Breakfast

Highlights of the Tour:

  • Morris Murdock and LDS Tour Directors on for the whole trip along with local guides for in depth location detail and history
  • Special on board lecture series
  • We include taxes and port charges in our cruise tour cost!


  • Deluxe/Air Conditioned motor coach transportation on all tours
  • Hosted by Brad and Debi Wilcox with Scot and Maurine Proctor and other local licensed guides
  • 7 night Danube River cruise with AMA Water Ways
  • All cruise taxes and fees
  • All hotels will be deluxe 4-5 Star (by American Standard)  and well located to local services and sites
  • Sightseeing tours as outlined on the itineraries
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Entrance fees to all noted locations and museums 
  • Transportation and lodging Passion Play package as outlined in your itinerary with preferred seats
  • Audio system headsets throughout tours
  • Document package with souvenir program of the Passion Play

Not Included:

  • Airfare from your home city  (Group pricing options will be offered in 2019)
  • Meals not indicated on the itinerary
  • Any private sightseeing not included on the itinerary
  • Travel insurance
  • Prepaid gratuities for the full cruise tour $155.00 per person

Optional Pricing for Cruise Cabins:

  • Outside Cabin (D) $5679.00 
  • French Balcony (C) $6148.00 
  • French Balcony with Full Balcony (BB) $6,539.00
  • French Balcony with Full Balcony (BA) $6,694.00 
  • French Balcony with Full Balcony (AB) $6,849.00 
  • French Balcony with Full Balcony (AA) $6,996.00 
  • French Balcony with Full Balcony (AA+) $7,474.00 
  • 2 Room Suite with French Balcony with Full Balcony $7996.00 
  • Single Supplement/Private room - ** Ask about our Single/Share Program **

Payment Terms:

  • $1000.00 pp deposit will be due at booking
  • 2nd Deposit of $1,000 Due TBD
  • Final Payments will be due January 31st, 2022

Prague Pre-Tour $989.00 based on double occupancy  

  • Meet and greet service by our representatives at airports
  • Fully Escorted by Morris Murdock 
  • 3 night Accommodations in 4 Star hotel in Prague
  • All transfers
  • Flight from Prague to Budapest
  • All sightseeing tours as mentioned in the itinerary and entrance fees
  • English speaking tour guide on tours

TOUR ID # 9222E19