Danube Delights & Classic Prague

11 Days
Budapest to Prague
From (GBP)
£ 2,895
£ 2,295
Dates & Pricing

2019 Budapest > Prague

Indulge in a journey of discovery with this 11-day tour between Budapest and Prague. Featuring an 8-day Danube river cruise and a 3-night Prague city break, this promises to be the ultimate European adventure. With no less than four renowned capitals to explore over the course of 11 unforgettable days, as well as a whole host of other immersive destinations, our Classic Prague & Danube Delights tour is the perfect way to encounter more of the wonders of Europe. This exceptional journey takes you from Hungary to the Czech Republic via Slovakia, Austria and Germany, introducing you to the rich, majestic capitals of Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna and Prague, as well as other inimitable destinations like Dürnstein, Melk and Nuremberg — whose culture and heritage make them stand-out stop-offs in their own right. The banks of the Danube also boast regions of peerless natural beauty, including the Wachau Valley wine region and the Austrian Alps, so you can look forward to truly stunning scenery as your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship negotiates the twists and turns of this great river.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWBP
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Prague

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK - Budapest

    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.

    Welcome to Budapest! You will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening, join your fellow travellers with a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner. Later, enjoy a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board.
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - 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 afternoon you depart for Bratislava.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Bratislava Castle
    EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - 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

  5. 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 will 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

  6. 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.

    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

  7. Day 7 - 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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Nuremberg Disembarkation - Prague

    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.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - 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

  10. Day 10 - 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

  11. Day 11 - Prague - UK

    After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight.

    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

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 Budapest
  • Guided Tour of Bratislava
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Passau
  • Guided Tour of Regensburg
  • Guided tour of Prague

EmeraldPLUS
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise
  • Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
  • Traditional Bavarian Band on board
  • Local Dinner with Entertainment

EmeraldACTIVE
  • A guided active walk to Buda Hill
  • Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Durnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour from Durnstein to Melk

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 24 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner while cruising

Pricing & Availability