2023 CME Conference
Budapest to Vilshofen
July 23-30, 2023
Our course is completed
Cruise Information/ Reservations
CME on the Danube July 23-30, 2023!
Journey along the Danube and see firsthand why this storied river has inspired generations of artists, poets and musicians. Indulge your passion for timeless architecture and art in four magnificent capitals: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague. Let the hills come alive with the sounds of music in Salzburg and the Austrian Lake District. Cruise through the enchanting Strudengau Valley and let the melodies of the Danube carry you from one gem to another on a regal journey through time.
COUNTRIES: AUSTRIA, GERMANY, HUNGARY, SLOVAKIA
Pre-Dates are available in Budapest and Post-Dates in Prague!
(Subject to change): (B = Breakfast included, L = Lunch included, D = Dinner included)
Sunday, July 23 EMBARKATION – BUDAPEST, HUNGARY.
Board the ultra-luxurious AmaMagna and settle into your stateroom. (B,D)
Monday, July 24, BUDAPEST
Budapest offers an unmatched combination of culture and tradition. Visit the Great Market Hall before going to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. You’ll see Heroes’ Square and Castle Hill, home to the Fisherman’s Bastion and Mattias Church. As an alternative, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city. During the afternoon, sail out of Budapest, passing through the scenic Danube Bend where you’ll see some of Hungary’s oldest settlements, including Esztergom, Visegrád and Szentendre. (B,L,D)
Tuesday, July 25, 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 special “Tastes of Slovakia” tour. For a more active adventure, hike to Bratislava’s gleaming castle. (B,L,D)
Wednesday July 26, VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Vienna offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, and then visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral; or discover Vienna by bike. During the afternoon, visit the UNESCO-designated Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens, the main summer residence of the Habsburg rulers. Built in the 18th century as an imperial summer residence, this magnificent 1,441-room Baroque palace is one of the most important architectural, cultural and historical monuments in Austria. (B,L,D)
Thursday July 27, KREMS, AUSTRIA – SPITZ, AUSTRIA
Krems, gateway to the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, is your starting point for a visit to the lovely Baroque village of Dürnstein. Stroll along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, with its famed church tower on a walking tour. For a more culinary-focused experience in Dürnstein, enjoy a wine tasting and special apricot treats from a local boutique. Those who wish a more active adventure of the area can hike to historic Dürnstein Fortress or cycle from Krems to Spitz and back for lunch. During the afternoon, cruise through the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley—one of the most beautiful river valleys in Europe, where some of Austria’s finest white wines are produced—to Spitz. Once in Spitz, you can visit the 900-year-old Melk Abbey situated high atop the granite cliffs of the Danube; or get active with either a Spitz-Melk-Spitz bike tour or hiking adventure. During the evening, be treated to an exclusive wine festival where you’ll enjoy some of the regions famous wines, including Grüner Veltliner and Riesling. (B,L,D)
Friday July 28, LINZ, AUSTRIA
Join a walking tour through the old city center of Linz and by the Mozart House; or bike along the city’s famed “Cultural Mile” and the Danube. For those who love The Sound of Music, enjoy a full-day excursion to Salzburg and tour the historic center, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square and the Old Market. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the Basilica St. Michael, where the famous wedding scene in the movie was filmed. In the afternoon, you can visit the charming Czech mountain town of Český Krumlov. (B,L,D)
Saturday, July 29, PASSAU, GERMANY - VILSHOFEN, GERMANY
Join a walking tour and marvel at Passau's Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Or take a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus fortress. You can also ride to Wernstein on a guided bike tour. Later in the day, sail to the charming town of Vilshofen, where you’ll be treated to a festive Bavarian Oktoberfest celebration complete with music, beer and pretzels. (B,L,D)
Sunday, July 30, VILSHOFEN – DISEMBARKATION
Bid farewell to the ship and prepare for your flight home. (B)
For more information on the cruise and available pre/post dates:
Port of Call
“Queen of the Danube” tour OR Castle Hill hike; Danube Bend
“Coronation City of Kings” walking tour OR Tastes of Slovakia OR Castle hike
“Imperial Vienna” tour OR Vienna bike tour; Schönbrunn Palace and Gardens
UNESCO Wachau Valley
Dürnstein walking tour OR Dürnstein Apricots and Sweets tour OR Dürnstein Fortress hike OR Dürnstein to Spitz bike tour
Melk Abbey OR Spitz to Melk bike tour OR Spritz hike; Exclusive Wine Festival
“UNESCO City of Media Arts” walking tour OR “Cultural Mile” bike tour OR Fullday Salzburg excursion Austrian Lake District OR Halfday Český Krumlov excursion
“City of Three Rivers” walking tour OR Passau Castle hike OR guided bike tour from Passau to Wernstein; Oktoberfest celebration
Cruise prices range from $3449/per person double occupancy. Cruise prices include most excursions, meals, and alcohol plans. Specific specials may be available and this price may be lower depending upon when you book.
CME will take place when the ship is sailing. Tentatively (subject to change) scheduled on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, from 8-11 am and Thursday, July 27, 2023, from 12-3 pm. A total of 6 hours of Category 1 AMA Credit is available.
Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8-9 am: Guideline Approach to Diarrhea and the Latest on Traveler's Diarrhea Therapy
9-10 am: 2023 Update on STIs/STDs
10-11 am: Everyday Dermatology
Thursday, July 27, 2023
12-1 pm: Immunizations in Children and Adults
1-2 pm: Excuse me Doc...I've got this Itch...Guidelines on Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
2-3 pm: Primary Care Potpourri: What's Interesting in 2023
Course Cancellation Policy
There is a $100 service charge for refunds requested up to 30 days prior to a course and a $200 service charge for refunds requested within 30 days of the course. No refund requests will be honored once the course date has arrived. If COVID-19 and/or other travel bans are involved the cancellation policy is waived and a full refund will be given.
Real-time audience response system
Our audience response system provides a real-time display of how course attendees answer clinical scenario questions. Test yourself or see how the rest of the group is doing, so you can pinpoint topics that trip people up and need more review.
A-Cross Medicine Reviews is focused on providing the best course resources available, while reducing environmental impact. Prior to the course, you will receive access to a PDF of the course syllabus*.
You must download the syllabus to your laptop or tablet prior to attending the course. There will not be internet access in the meeting room. Please be sure that your device is fully charged since there will be a limited number of outlets available.
*A print copy of the syllabus is an optional add-on for $50. If you would like to purchase a print copy, please check this option in your shopping cart.