If you are a lover of golf and travel, and the idea of playing the European courses has always appealed to you but seemed like a pipe dream, then you might be interested to know that AmaWaterways has designed a river cruise with the golfer in mind. No more is there a need for intense research, scheduling and logistics because AmaWaterways has done it all for you and has added luxury accommodations, gourmet food and cream of the crop wines, along with a fair bit of sightseeing. It’s like experiencing 2 vacations in 1 – a desirable golf getaway and an upscale river cruise of some of the most interesting European ports.
This 10-day cruise, which begins in your choice of Prague or Budapest, includes 5 leading golf courses known to host such events as the Porsche European Open, The BMW PGA Championship, The Solheim Cup and their respective Open Championships. It also includes must-see tourist sights in Budapest, Vienna, and Prague, such as Castle Dürnstein, known to have imprisoned Richard the 1st of England.
The riverboat, which is essentially a luxury hotel that slowly cruises the Danube River, allows non-golfing travelers to undertake local excursions each day while golfers climb into Mercedes vans and are driven to a marquee golf course.
“I think that this is the real beauty of the product,” said Nicholas Boekdrukker, Managing Director of LGT Golf. “Guests have the opportunity to play the leading golf courses in Europe, see the most important sites and cities in 5 countries, and their hotel moves with them.”
“Everything will have been arranged in advance for the guests – their tee time, practice balls for their warm-up and pull trolleys,” he added, “After their round, they will enjoy lunch in the clubhouse while their clubs are cleaned by our staff.”
“Our staff accompany the boat and the golfers throughout the trip so that our guests will have the same friendly face greeting them every day. As avid golfers themselves, they will ensure that our guests have the best possible service throughout their trip,” said Mr. Boekdrukker, “This concierge service is the hallmark of LGT Golf.”
Included is the Beckenbauer course, designed by Bernhard Langer. It is notable for hosting the Porsche European Open. Golfers then return to the riverboat and cruise to Linz to play the Diamond Country Club, home of the Austrian Open. Meanwhile, non-golfers are off to Salzburg for a day trip. Then everyone returns to the ship for an over cruise to the city of Linz.
On the Prague/Budapest route, the chosen places to play include Albatross Golf Course. In Vienna, everyone on board can explore the city before departing to Bratislava where golfers head to the Jack Nicklaus design of Penati Golf Resort (pictured above). Afterwards, Budapest is the destination with Pannonia Golf and Country Club on the agenda.
By the end of the cruise, general travelers will have enjoyed numerous day excursions and golfers will have played the very best courses in the 5 countries visited. Not to mention that everyone will have experienced the kind of high-end accommodations and upscale dining that fit nicely with a luxury vacation.
Prices start at £4,276pp, with memories that are entirely priceless. If you are an avid golfer that longs to play the best of Europe, this is undoubtedly a cruise that should not be missed. Ask us about booking.