Day 1: Prague
Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Day 2: Prague
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour OR exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre and Municipal House
Enjoy a panoramic city tour, then cross Charles Bridge on foot to the beautiful Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Alternatively, get a behind-the-scenes look at Prague’s Estates Theatre and the art nouveau Municipal House, with its stunning concert halls.
Day 3: Prague, transfer to Nuremburg (embark)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
Transfer to Nuremberg via motorcoach, where you'll discover this beautiful medieval city during a panoramic tour. Alternatively, take a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including the Nuremberg Trials Memorial, which houses Courtroom 600.
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Day 4: Kelheim, Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg
Enjoy a leisurely day onboard as your ship makes its way through the Main-Danube Canal, a marvel of modern engineering. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 5: Cruising the Danube River, Passau
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit
Regensburg is one of Europe's best-preserved medieval towns, and your walking discovery tour provides a concise overview of its fascinating 2,000-year history. For a different perspective, explore sites associated with Germany’s oldest Jewish community, dating back more than a thousand years. Or visit the state-of-the-art BMW factory.
Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory (weekdays) or the Audi Museum (weekends).
Day 6: Engelhartszell, Cruising the Danube River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Passau walking discovery tour with choice of exclusive guided “Go Active” bicycle ride along the Danube River OR guided “Go Active” hike along the Ilz River
Located at the confluence of three rivers, Passau's medieval town center is a delight to explore on foot. You'll also have time to wander on your own or to catch a ride up to a fortress with fabulous views. Later, you can bike along the Danube with a local guide or hike along the Ilz River with an expert naturalist.
Day 7: Cruising the Wachau Valley, Spitz
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Spitz village stroll with exclusive wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit
Relax onboard as the ship cruises the scenic UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley en route to Spitz. Explore the town with a wine and nature expert and sample local wines and delicacies made with apricots—a specialty of the region. Or, explore Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey and its famous library, the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose.
Day 8: Vienna
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour
Enjoy a panoramic tour of Vienna’s grand architectural heritage before venturing inside the State Opera House, where you’ll be treated to a guided tour. Or, you can view the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, which includes his most famous painting—The Kiss.
Note: A visit to the Musikverein concert hall may be substituted for the Vienna State Opera House.
Day 9: Cruising the Danube River, Budapest
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided "Go Active" Budapest bike tour
Experience the beauty of Buda and Pest—situated on opposite sides of the Danube—with a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Or “Do as the Locals Do,” riding the metro to a lively local market before enjoying a coffee and seeing Károlyi Garden and the National Museum. Or you can choose to see the sites on a guided bike tour.
Day 10: Budapest
Enjoy a day at leisure in Budapest to enjoy the sights.
Day 11: Budapest, cruising the Danube River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour OR exclusive guided "Go Active" Budapest by bike
Choose a panoramic tour of the city's top sites, or “Do as the Locals Do," riding the metro and stopping at a lively local market, Károlyi Garden and the National Museum. Alternatively, you can opt to see the sites on a guided bike tour.
Day 12: Cruising the Danube River, Vukovar (Osijek)
FEATURED EXCURSION: Full-day tour of Vukovar and Osijek with exclusive farm visit and home-hosted lunch
Take a short walking discovery tour of Vukovar before departing for Osijek, where you’ll explore the Old Town on foot. Then venture into the Croatian countryside to experience a family-owned farm and enjoy a delicious tapas-style meal.
Day 13: Belgrade
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belgrade city tour with visit to the Royal Grounds of Karadjordjevic Dynasty Palace OR exclusive guided “Go Active” “I Bike Belgrade” tour
Explore Belgrade, Serbia’s capital and largest city, in one of two ways—a panoramic tour that includes a visit inside the Royal Palace, or a guided bike tour highlighting historic sites dating from WWII to the present day.
Day 14: Cruising the scenic Iron Gates
Enjoy a day onboard cruising through the Iron Gates, a scenic stretch of the Danube marking the boundary between Romania and Serbia.
Day 15: Vidin, cruising the Danube River
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Belogradchik rock formations OR Romanian Cetate Cultural Port visit
Explore the lesser-known town of Vidin and the extraordinary Belogradchik rocks, whose peculiar shapes have given rise to many legends. Or, visit the Cetate Cultural Port, a residence for Romanian writers and artists.
Day 16: Rousse
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi with authentic Bulgarian lunch OR Rousse walking discovery tour and Ivanovo and Basarbovo monasteries
See the majestic ruins of Tsarevetz Castle in Veliko Tarnovo and the frescoed Nativity Church in Arbanassi, followed by a traditional Bulgarian lunch. Or, opt for a tour of Rousse and the UNESCO-designated cave churches of Ivanovo and Basarbovo. In the evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 17: Giurgiu (disembark), transfer to Bucharest
FEATURED EXCURSION: Choice of Bucharest city tour OR exclusive "Do as the Locals Do" Bucharest walking tour
Disembark the ship and transfer via motorcoach to Bucharest, where your panoramic tour highlights the city's eclectic mix of Soviet- and French-influenced architecture. Or, "Do as the Locals Do" with a guided walk through revitalized downtown neighborhoods.
Day 18: Bucharest
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of People's Palace visit OR Romanian countryside tour with visits to Mogosoaia Palace and Vlad the Impaler's tomb
Spend some time today in the lavish People’s Palace—the world’s largest civilian building, erected at enormous cost. Or, head into the countryside for an intimate glimpse into the lives of Romanian villagers and explore the 18th-century Mogosoaia Palace and the lakeside tomb of Vlad the Impaler.
Day 19: Bucharest, transfer to the airport
Bucharest, transfer to the airport.