Treasures of the Danube

16 Days
Nuremberg to Bucharest
From (GBP)
£ 4,995
£ 4,595
Dates & Pricing

2019 Nuremberg > Bucharest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWNU
Duration:
16 days
Departure City:
Nuremberg
Return City:
Bucharest

16 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Arrival Nuremberg

    Arrive at Nuremberg Airport and embark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. 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.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Regensburg

    This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. 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

  3. Day 3 - Passau - Linz

    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. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.

    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

  4. Day 4 - Melk - Dürnstein

    Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to 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.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
    OR
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - 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

  6. Day 6 - Bratislava

    Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Bratislava castle
    EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - 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, enjoy a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner; Complete the evening with folk dancing and music performance on board.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

    DiscoverMORE: Budapest Jewish Heritage Tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Budapest

    Today you will have the day at leisure to explorer Budapest. This afternoon, relax on board of your ship, while sailing to Kalocsa.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Kalocsa

    Early this morning we sail out of Budapest towards Kalocsa, one of the oldest towns in Hungary, famous for the production of paprika. This afternoon, visit a local Puszta Horse Farm and enjoy a performance showcasing the exceptional riding skills of Magyar horseman. Tonight, the Captain will be delighted to host a gala dinner.
    EmeraldPLUS: Visit to Puszta Horse Farm

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Osijek

    Cruise into the border region of Croatia today, 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

  11. Day 11 - 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

  12. Day 12 - Kostolac

    Today you will embark on an incredible journey to the first and biggest architectural archaeological excavation in Eastern Europe, the Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum. This site was one of the most important Roman cities and military camps in the period from 1st to 4th centuries. Its exceptional strategic importance was reflected both in the defence of the northern border of the Roman Empire and in turn of communications and commercial transactions. Return to the ship and sail through the narrow gorge between the European Alps and Carpathian Mountains, known as the Iron Gates.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Vidin

    Arrive in Vidin, the most western town in Bulgaria. Your day will begin with an included tour visiting a local vineyard with wine tasting. Later, visit the medieval Baba Vida Fortress. Alternatively, embark on an EmeraldACTIVE hike to Belogradchik rock fortress. Tonight, join your Captain for a farewell reception and dinner.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Belogradchik

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Rousse – Veliko Tarnovo & Arbanasi

    Today your ship will cruise to Rousse and visit the impressive cliff top town of Veliko Tarnovo, the former capital of the Bulgarian empire known once as the 'city of the Tsars'. Visit the historic town of Arbanasi perched on a high plateau overlooking the Yantra River and lined with traditional houses. The town is known for its 17th and 18th century churches and many examples of Bulgarian National Revival architecture.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Ivanovo Church
    EmeraldPLUS: Choir Concert in Arbanasi

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Giurgiu Disembarkation - Bucharest

    This morning, disembark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise and journey by road to Romania's capital, Bucharest. The city's wide avenues have a distinctly French feel; in fact, the city is often referred to as the Paris of the East. Included is a one-night stay in Bucharest.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Bucharest - UK

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow passengers and 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

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 14 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 Regensburg
  • Guided Tour of Passau
  • Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of Bratislava
  • Guided Tour of Budapest
  • Guided Tour of Osijek Fortress
  • City tour of Belgrade
  • Visit to Viminacium Archaeological Excavation Site and Museum
  • Visit Baba Vida Fortress
  • Visit the hilltop villages of VelikoTarnovo & Arbanasi
  • Guided Drive through Bucharest

EmeraldPLUS
  • Traditional Bavarian Band on board
  • Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show
  • Budapest Evening Cruise
  • Puszta Horse Show in Kalocsa
  • Home Hosted Lunch with a local Croatian family
  • Meet students from the local village
  • Serbian Folklore Evening Show
  • Choir Concert in Arbanasi

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided Hike to Bratislava Castle
  • Guided active walk to Buda Hill
  • Bike Tour in Belgrade
  • Hike to Belogradchik
  • Hike to Ivanovo Church

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 42 superb meals including: 15 Breakfasts (B), 12 Lunches (L), 15 Dinners (D)
  • Captain’s Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

Pricing & Availability