Day 1 – Budapest
Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.
Day 2 – Budapest, cruising the Danube RiverFEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking 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. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 3 – Cruising the Danube River, ViennaFEATURED 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 4 – Cruising the Wachau Valley, SpitzFEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Spitz village stroll with exclusive wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit
Relax onboard as the ship cruises the 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 abbey and its famous library, the inspiration for The Name of the Rose.
Day 5 – Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, PassauFEATURED 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 6 – Cruising the Danube River, RegensburgFEATURED 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 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 tour 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 7 – Cruising the Main-Danube Canal
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 Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Day 8 – Nuremberg (disembark), transfer to PragueFEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit
After cruising the most scenic parts of the Main-Danube Canal, disembark in Nuremberg for a panoramic tour of this medieval city. Alternatively, take a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including the Nuremberg Trials Memorial, which houses Courtroom 600. Later, you’ll transfer to Prague via motorcoach.
Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Day 9 – PragueFEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour OR exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre and Municipal House
Enjoy a panoramic tour of the “City of Spires,” then cross Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Alternately, get a behind-the-scenes look inside Prague’s historic Estates Theatre and the art nouveau Municipal House, with its stunning concert hall.
Day 10 – Prague, transfer to the airportTransfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.
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An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art.
Experience dynamic Budapest and imperial Vienna. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg. Two nights in exquisitely preserved Prague serve as a fitting end to this remarkable journey.
You’ll have a plethora of options on this luxurious river cruise down the Danube, so you can tailor your journey to match your interests. Explore Budapest with a panoramic tour that shows you the architectural highlights of the “Queen of the Danube,” or get an up-close view of the city’s shopping district and lively green market. Perhaps you’d like to take in the magnificent Habsburg landmarks of Vienna with a city tour or marvel at the Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere. Ramble along the thousand-year-old cobblestone lanes of Passau or wheel your bicycle along the Inn River. Take a look backstage at a historic theater in Prague or visit the Castle Hill district. The choices are yours, and all of them are sure to delight.
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