Prague to Nuremberg & Danube Explorer

13 Days
Prague to Nuremberg
From (GBP)
£ 3,320
£ 2,520
Dates & Pricing

2019 Prague > Nuremberg

Experience the illustrious River Danube

The best of Europe is yours to discover over the course of this 13-day itinerary, which includes a special three-night city stay in the beautiful Czech capital of Prague, and a nine-day luxury cruise on the illustrious River Danube
We’ve curated this special European tour to piece together some of the best experiences on the continent, so you can visit three world-renowned capitals and a whole host of other inspiring destinations in a single, uninterrupted journey. Your journey begins with a special three-night stay in Prague, where you’ll enjoy a luxury hotel stay in the very heart of this ancient and much-loved capital. On arrival, enjoy a local dinner and see the sights on a guided tour, or else go at your own pace and explore the city at your leisure. From Prague, you’re transferred by coach to Budapest, a journey which in itself promises majestic views and beautiful scenery. During your time in the Hungarian capital, EmeraldPLUS invites you to a Hungarian folklore show, while there’ll be plenty of time to see the sights like the Hungarian Parliament Building and Buda Castle. From Budapest, your Danube river cruise begins with earnest as we cruise towards Austria, where Vienna dazzles with its countless architectural gems. Travelling north-westward across Austria, experience the beauty of the Wachau Valley with an EmeraldACTIVE hike, before passing into Germany, where Passau and Nuremberg offer up yet more cultural treasures before your return journey home.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWNP
Duration:
13 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Nuremberg

Selected Itinerary

13 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 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Nuremberg

    Today, you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Nuremberg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  13. Day 13 - 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 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
  • Guided Tour of Nuremberg

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 Melk to Dürnstein
  • Guided hike near Passau

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 27 superb meals including 12 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 on board

Pricing & Availability