Classic Danube

8 Days
Vienna to Munich
From (GBP)
£ 2,395
£ 1,595
Dates & Pricing

2019 Vienna > Munich

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWMV
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Vienna
Return City:
Munich

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Vienna

    Welcome to Vienna, the city of Waltz. You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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

  3. Day 3 - 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
    OR
    EmeraldACTIVE:
    A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - 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

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Linz
  • Guided Tour of Passau
  • Guided Tour of Regensburg
  • Guided Tour of Nuremberg

EmeraldPLUS
  • Traditional Bavarian Band on board
  • Organ Concert in Regensburg

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Durnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk
  • Guided Hike Near Passau Area

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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