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Budapest & Classic Danube

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Between Budapest and Munich
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Embark on a European cultural odyssey like no other with our Budapest & Classic Danube tour, which brings together the excitement of a city break with the relaxing discovery of a luxury river cruise. Travelling between Budapest and Nuremberg over 10 extraordinary days, you’ll explore two historic capital cities, stroll the cobblestones of ancient heritage towns, and marvel at beautiful landscapes such as the Wachau Valley and Buda Hills of Hungary. Lovingly pieced together by our Cruise Experts, this momentous itinerary includes a two-night luxury stay in Budapest followed by an 8-day river cruise on the Danube rivers, giving you ample opportunity to see the sights and enjoy the finest in contemporary European river travel. Begin amid the spectacular cityscape of Budapest, the beloved queen of the Danube River. Staying in a luxury hotel in the heart of the city, you’ll enjoy an immersive guided tour of the main sights, including Buda Castle, Hungarian Parliament Building and the Chain Bridge, as well as free time to explore at your leisure.

From here, you’ll travel to Vienna by coach, taking in the exquisite scenery of northern Hungary as you cross the Austrian border. Vienna’s elegant Ringstrasse is yours to discover during an EmeraldACTIVE cycling tour, while DiscoverMORE gives you the option to take in a classical performance of Mozart and Strauss* From Vienna to Germany via the beautiful Wachau Valley, experience the medieval charm of Nuremberg and Regensburg, before your return flight home.

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Day 1

Budapest the capital of Hungary is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. You will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Included is a two-night stay in Budapest.

Day 2
Budapest

Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 3
Budapest – Vienna Embarkation

Transfer by coach from your hotel to the Emerald Waterways star-ship in Vienna, the city of Waltz.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 4
Vienna

Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see some of Vienna’s world–famous sights such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk. Then, you have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Dürnstein - 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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
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EmeraldACTIVE:
A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Linz

Linz, the European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz. After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike around Passau Area

DiscoverMORE: Open Air Museum (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE: Bavarian Beer Evening (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Regensburg

After breakfast we arrive in magnificent Regensburg. On our guided walking tour, you will 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.
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band on board
EmeraldPLUS: Organ Concert

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Nuremberg

Today, you will have a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Your coach tour would pass by the sights of the 900-year-old ramparts, the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946, the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938 among other historical sights. Afterwards, take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre or instead enjoy free time in the city centre.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Nuremberg Disembarkation - Munich

After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer from Nuremberg to Munich Airport.

Meals included: Breakfast
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