Danube Explorer & Nuremberg

The iconic Danube river guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure.

10 Days
Budapest to Nuremberg
From (GBP)
£ 2,895
£ 2,095
Dates & Pricing

2019 Budapest > Nuremberg

The iconic Danube river guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure.
The iconic Danube river guides you on a gentle journey, enabling you to soak up Europe’s cultural wonders at leisure. Sail the picturesque Wachau Valley to enchanting Dürnstein. Visit the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned, drive around Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse to view the city’s marvellous architecture, and let inspiring Budapest tell tales of its past, while proudly looking forward to the future.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EMPA
Duration:
10 days
Departure City:
Budapest
Return City:
Nuremberg

Selected Itinerary

10 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 for a traditional Hungarian 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - 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

  4. Day 4 - 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

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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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

  7. Day 7 - 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

  8. Day 8 - Passau Disembarkation - Nuremberg

    After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to Nuremberg. 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. Your coach tour would pass by 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. Included, is a two-night stay in Nuremberg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  9. Day 9 - Nuremberg

    Today you will have a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Your coach tour would pass by 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

  10. Day 10 - Nuremberg > UK

    Depart your hotel and transfer to the airport for your outbound 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 TOUR 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 Vienna
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Linz
  • Guided Tour of Passau
  • Guided Tour of Nuremberg

EmeraldPLUS
  • 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 Melk to Dürnstein
  • Guided hike near Passau

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 22 superb meals including 9 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

Pricing & Availability