Prague & Lower Danube Waltz

11 Days
Prague to Belgrade
From (GBP)
£ 3,070
£ 2,070
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2019 Prague > Belgrade

Experience another side to Europe with this meticulously crafted 11-day cruise

This 11-day journey between Prague and Belgrade includes a special three-night stay in the Czech capital and a wonderful eight-day river cruise on the beautiful Danube.
This iconic river is where east meets west, and you’ll experience the very best of authentic local life in no fewer than four countries on the river: Austria, Hungary, Croatia and Serbia. Welcome to Prague, your home for three nights as you begin your European odyssey. Take a walking tour of iconic sights including Little Square, Astronomical Clock and Prague Castle, or simply explore and unwind at your leisure. Before leaving Prague, you’re invited to local dinner with entertainment as part of an exclusive EmeraldPLUS dining event – a unique encounter that’s the perfect end to your time in the city. From Prague, you’re transferred to Vienna, where you can enjoy a guided bike tour of the city’s renowned architecture with EmeraldACTIVE or join your fellow guests for an exclusive concert as part of DiscoverMORE*. Next, we travel to Budapest, where you can hike Buda Hill or enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show and evening cruise, highlighting the beauty of the city. Then it’s onward into Eastern Europe, from Croatia to Serbia via Osijek and Novi Sad, where you’ll experience authentic local life on the Danube. The cruise ends in Belgrade, the historic capital of Serbia, and here you’re free to explore at your leisure before your return journey back to the UK. *Additional cost
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11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival 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.

  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 - Vienna Embarkation

    Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music, embark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vienna

    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 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

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - 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 evening the ship will take you for a night–time cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, whilst enjoying a traditional Hungarian dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Szentendre (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Mohacs - Pécs

    Today you will sail to the Hungarian border with Croatia to visit the picturesque town of Pécs. This town was founded by the Romans and it is known for its architectural landmarks such as the Early Christian Mausoleum, which features frescoed tombsm, the Vast Pécs Cathedral towers over central Szent István Square and the domed Mosque of Pasha Gazi Kasim.

    DiscoverMORE: Villány Wine Tasting Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Osijek

    Osijek is an area that was heavily damaged during the Croatian War of Independence at the end of the communist era. Compare stories back at the ship and enjoy an evening of sailing further down the Danube into Serbia, where remnants of former conflicts can be regularly seen along the river banks.
    EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Lunch with a Croatian Family
    EmeraldPLUS: Meet students from the local village

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Novi Sad

    Novi Sad located northeast of Serbia, is consider a hidden gem on the banks of the Danube River. Across the river is the old quarter, Stari Grad, site of the Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church and the neo-Renaissance City Hall.

    DiscoverMORE: Visit to Sremski Karlovci (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Belgrade

    Serbia's vibrant capital awaits today, your city tour includes a visit to Tito's Memorial, the impressive Fortress Kalemegdan and St Sava Church which is the world's largest orthodox cathedral.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided Biking Tour
    EmeraldPLUS: Serbian Folklore Evening Show

    DiscoverMORE: National Opera Theatre Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Belgrade – UK

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

  • 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

  • Guided Tour of Prague
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Guided tour of Budapest
  • Guided tour of Pecs
  • Guided Tour of Osijek
  • Guided Tour of Novi Sad
  • City tour of Belgrade

  • Local Dinner with Entertainment
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise
  • Home Hosted Lunch with a local Croatian family
  • Meet students from the Local Village
  • Serbian Folklore Evening Show

  • Guided bike Tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Buda Hill
  • Guided Bike Tour in Belgrade

  • 24 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 8 Dinners (D)
  • Captain's Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

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