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Danube Delights

8 Day
Between Budapest and Nuremberg
Danube
From * £2,395
£2,145
Departing 14 September 2017
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This unforgettable journey from Nuremberg to Budapest is favoured by first time cruisers and veterans alike. In eight days, you will travel through the ages, exploring some of central Europe’s most cherished historical landmarks. Walk the streets of Regensburg, explore Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, and join a local family for a home-hosted lunch in Bratislava.The romantic Danube winds through many of Europe’s cultural highlights. From the music halls of Vienna, graced by history’s greatest musicians, to the wine-growing regions of central Europe – the Danube Delights cruise explores the wonderfully-preserved heritage of the continent. Watch a millennium of architecture unfold before your eyes, with awe-inspiring buildings flanking the river, paying testament to the beautiful waterway.

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Day 1
UK > Budapest

Return economy flights from London, Manchester, Birmingham, Glasgow or Edinburgh are included in the price of your holiday. Please call for details on other regional departures which are available from selected UK airports at a supplement from £49 per person.


On arrival at the airport in Budapest, you’ll be met by a friendly Emerald Waterways representative and transferred by coach to your award winning ship. Here, you’ll have the chance to unpack, relax in your room and explore all of the ship’s fantastic facilities, like the on-board heated swimming pool and bar, and the spacious Sun Deck which offers brilliant panoramic views of your surroundings.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Budapest

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Royal Palace of Buda, hilltop castle complex and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. This afternoon you depart for Bratislava.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Bratislava

This morning we arrive at the city of Bratislava, capital of the Republic of Slovakia. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. EmeraldPLUS: The highlight will be a home hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Vienna

Today we explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the 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. Then you have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna.

Discover More: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense) and/or Schonbrunn Palace tour (extra expense) – please note that guests on this tour will not be able to participate on the included walking tour of Vienna

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Durnstein - 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. Emerald Active: Guided bike tour along the Danube River (active fitness level) or a guided hike to Durnstein Castle (active fitness level recommended – actual hike).

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
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.

Discover More: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense) or Tour to Cesky Krumlov (extra expense) guests on these tours will not be able to participate on the included walking tour of Passau

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Regensburg - Kelheim

After breakfast we arrive in magnificent Regensburg. 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. EmeraldPLUS: Tonight, enjoy a Bavarian band on board.

Discover More: Local brauhaus excursion (extra expense)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg > UK

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

Meals included: Breakfast
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