Prague & Danube Explorer

From the beauty of Bohemia and Prague to the heritage highlights of the iconic Danube, this 11-day city break and river cruise showcases some of the finest destinations in Europe.

11 Days
Prague to Munich
From (GBP)
£ 2,870
£ 2,070
Dates & Pricing

2019 Prague > Munich

From the beauty of Bohemia and Prague to the heritage highlights of the iconic Danube, this 11-day city break and river cruise showcases some of the finest destinations in Europe.
From the beauty of Bohemia and Prague to the heritage highlights of the iconic Danube, this 11-day city break and river cruise showcases some of the finest destinations in Europe, including three capitals – Prague, Vienna and Budapest – a string of smaller cities and towns brimming with history, and the intoxicating spectacle of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Your journey includes a three-night stay in Prague and an eight-day Danube river cruise between Budapest and Passau, and is complemented by a collection of special events that heighten your experience of these iconic destinations. With three days to spend in the Czech capital, the wonders of Prague are yours to discover during a guided walking tour of the city – from Mozart’s Theatre to the Astronomical Clock. Your visit also includes a coach trip to the impressive Prague Castle, from which you can enjoy sensational views across the city, as well as dinner and entertainment in a local restaurant – an exclusive EmeraldPLUS event. From Prague, you’re transferred to Budapest to begin your Danube voyage, but not before taking in some of the Hungarian capital’s famous architecture – from the State Parliament Building to Buda Castle. An EmeraldACTIVE guided cycling tour of Vienna is a great way to take in the splendour of the Ringstrasse, while you’ll relish the alpine vistas of the Wachau Valley. Passau is the end point of your journey, and here you can enjoy classical Baroque architecture before a special farewell dinner marks the conclusion of your trip.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EMPB
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Munich

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - UK > Prague

    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.

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Day 4 - Prague - Budapest

    This morning travel by coach from Prague to Budapest. A warm welcome awaits you from your Captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening, join your fellow travellers for a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner; then, complete the evening with a on board performance of Hungarian folk dancing and music.
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Vienna

    Today, you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see the sights of Vienna’s world–famous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, 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 will have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of Vienna.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Vienna

    Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria’ capital city.

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bratislava (extra expense)
    AND / OR
    DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - 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: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
    OR
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - 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.

    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Passau

    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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Munich > UK

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

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 Prague
  • Guided Tour of Budapest
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Linz
  • Guided Tour of Passau

EmeraldPLUS:
  • Local Dinner with Entertainment
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided active walk to Buda Hill
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour from Dürnstein to Melk
  • Guided Hike Near Passau

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 25 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 7 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