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Classic Prague and Danube Delights 2018
(Prague to Budapest)

11 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival Prague
Welcome to Prague, one of Europe’s magical cities. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, this beautiful city is rich in history and is home to some of the world’s most pristine collections of architecture. You will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel. This evening meet your Tour Director and fellow travellers for a welcome drink. Included is a three night stay in Prague.
 
Day 2 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 Astronomical Clock. We continue our tour and walk across the Charles Bridge spanning the River Vltava and full of portrait artists and small vendors, to board our coach to drive to the 1,000–year–old Prague Castle area. With our local guide we walk through Hradcany Square, for the spectacle of the Changing of the Guard. See the magnificent Loreta Monastery, and arrive at Hradcany Castle. Here we see Old Kings Palace, St. George´s Monastery, and The National Gallery painting. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
EmeraldPLUS: Local Dinner with Entertainment
 
Day 3 Prague
Your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day’s exploring. 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. (Breakfast)
 
Discover More: Blatná Castle Tour (extra expense)
 
Day 4 Prague - Nuremberg Embarkation
Transfer by coach to Nuremberg to join your fellow passengers on board of the Emerald Waterways award winning ship. Tonight you will sail through the Main-Danube Canal. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
Day 5 Kelheim - Regensburg
This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Kelheim. Continue cruising along the Danube River to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band on board
Discover More: Visit to a brewery (extra expense)
 
Day 6 Passau - Linz
Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’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. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Discover More: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense, please note, you can only choose either the Salzburg Discover More or the Passau included tour, as both of these tours run at the same time)
 
Day 7 Melk - Durnstein
Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Emerald Active: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Durnstein
Emerald Active: A guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended)
 
Day 8 Vienna
Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the magnificent 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. If you feel active, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Emerald Active: Guided bike Tour
Discover More: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense) AND / OR Visit to Belvedere Museum (extra expense)
 
Day 9 Bratislava
Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. This evening the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
 
Day 10 Budapest
Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. This evening the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner, complete with folk dancing and music. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
Emerald Active: A guided hike to Buda Hill (active fitness level recommended)
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise
 
Day 11 Budapest Disembarkation
After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)
Tour Map
All This Included
YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities
INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided Tour of Prague
  • Guided Tour of Regensburg
  • Guided Tour of Passau
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of Bratislava
  • Guided Tour of Budapest
EmeraldPLUS
  • Local Dinner with Entertainment
  • Traditional Bavarian Band on board
  • Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise
EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour from Melk to Durnstein
  • Guided hike to Durnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Buda Hill
DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 24 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star, Emerald Sky, Emerald Sun, Emerald Destiny 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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