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Classic Prague and Danube Delights
(Budapest to Prague)

11 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Budapest
Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred^ from the airport to the dock. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your luxury Emerald Waterways river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening join your fellow travellers for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner complete with folk dancing and music. (D)

Day 2 Budapest
Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava. (B,L,D)

Day 3 Bratislava
This morning we arrive at the city of Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. EmeraldPLUS: The highlight will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family. (B,L,D)

Day 4 Vienna
Today we explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see Vienna’s world–famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Then you have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna. (B,L,D)

Optional Tour: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss and/or Schonbrunn Palace tour (additional cost).

Day 5 Durnstein - Melk
In the morning we arrive in Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century. Thereafter you drive through the picturesque landscape of this district to the 900–year old Benedictine Abbey of Melk, which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture. Emerald Active: A guided biking tour along the Danube River. (B,L,D)

Day 6 Passau
Cruise along the Danube this morning, in the afternoon we reach Passau. Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in this beautiful city. On this afternoon’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. (B,L,D)

Optional Tour: Full Day Trips to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov (additional cost)

Day 7 Kelheim - Regensburg
After breakfast we arrive in magnificent Regensburg. On our guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall. You're Invited: Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian band on board. (B,L,D)

Day 8 Nuremberg - Prague
After breakfast we journey by coach to Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, this artistic city is rich in history and is home to some of the world’s most pristine collections of architecture. (B)

Day 9 Prague
This morning we explore the sights of the Old Town Square on a guided walking tour. We see Mozart´s Theatre, Little Square and the Astronomical Clock. After lunch we continue our tour and walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava, to board our coach to drive to the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. With our local guide we walk through Hradcany Square, and see the magnificent Loreta Monastery, and arrive at Hradcany Castle. Here we see Old Kings Palace and St. George´s Monastery. This evening we enjoy a night of dancing and entertainment at a Czech Highlight Dinner in a local tavern. (B,D)

Day 10 Prague
Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day. The baroque quarter of Mala Strana is a must see, as is Josefov, the Jewish quarter. You will no doubt return to the lively atmosphere around the Charles Bridge for another look. (B)

Optional Tour: Blatná Castle (additional cost)

Day 11 Prague
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight. (B)

Tour Map
All This Included
SUPERB SERVICES
  • Emerald Star Ships EXCLUSIVE to Emerald Waterways
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges included
  • All tipping and gratuities included
  • Free airport transfers
  • 7 nights on a luxury European river ship
PREMIUM INCLUSIONS
  • Explore 10 different cities, towns and villages with a guide during our included tours and shore excursions
  • Discover Budapest on a guided city tour
  • Take a city tour of Bratislava
  • In Vienna, take a guided sightseeing tour of the city
  • Tour Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
  • Walk the cobblestone streets on a walking tour of Passau
  • Guided walking tour of Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities
  • Stay three nights at the Hotel K+K Central Prague or similar
  • Tour Prague, visiting 1,000 year-old Hradcany Castle courtyard, Charles Bridge, the Old Market Square and the famous astronomical Clock
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 24 superb meals including 10 Full Breakfasts (FB), 6 Lunches (L), 5 Dinners (D) & 3 Highlight Dinners (HD)
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while cruising
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun, Emerald Belle or Emerald Dawn
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change.
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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