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Classic Prague & Danube Delights

11 Day
Between Prague and Budapest
Danube, Black Sea
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Tick an astonishing array of destinations off your wish list with this 11-day tour between Prague and Budapest. With a 3-night Prague city break and an 8-day Danube river cruise, this itinerary promises the trip of a lifetime. Transporting you between four renowned capital cities in a single journey, our Classic Prague & Danube Delights tour is the perfect choice for the discerning culture seeker. Over the course of this fabulous 11-day itinerary, you’ll explore Prague, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest — four of Europe’s most beautiful capital cities — as well as a string of other fascinating historic towns and cities like Passau, Nuremberg, Melk and Dürnstein. There’s natural beauty aplenty, too, as the mighty river Danube carves a course through the foothills of the Austrian Alps and into the esteemed Wachau Valley wine region. Your journey begins with a 3-night city break in Prague, where you’ll discover cultural wonders like the Old Town Square and Mozart’s Theatre. Then, you’ll fly to medieval Nuremberg for the start of your river cruise on the Danube, an 8-day journey which sees you cross four countries on your way to Budapest, the queen of the river.
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* From price is for a 12 April 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

Return economy flights from one of up to 15 UK regional airports are included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your local airport.

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. 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.
EmeraldPLUS: Local Dinner with Entertainment

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
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.

DiscoverMORE: Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4
Prague – Nuremberg Embarkation

Transfer to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Regensburg

This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. 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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

*** Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Passau or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Melk - Dürnstein

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.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
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EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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 the sights of the Vienna’s world-famous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, 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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

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

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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.
EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Bratislava castle
EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
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, enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner; Complete the evening with folk dancing and music performance on board.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

DiscoverMORE: Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 11
Budapest – UK

After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

Your flight home is included in the price of your holiday. Please call us to check if we can offer your preferred airport.

Meals included: Breakfast
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