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Between Vienna and Belgrade
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Waltz through the heartland of Europe on this timeless passage of the Danube, slipping between the elegant capitals of Vienna and Budapest and on to the enigmatic reaches of Eastern Europe. This 8-day river cruise takes you through four diverse countries, introducing cultural highlights from traditional Hungarian folk music and dance, to the burgeoning viticulture of Croatia and the sprawling heritage of Serbia – immersing you in uniquely EmeraldPLUS experiences.

Vienna is the starting point for this Danube River journey. Enjoy iconic sights such as the Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, St Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Imperial Palace during an included city tour. Venturing out of Austria, you will reach the Hungarian capital of Budapest, where a day of sightseeing reveals cultural treasures including Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament Building and the Chain Bridge.

From Budapest, the Danube takes you eastward into Croatia. Sample wine in the town of Pécs before enjoying a home-hosted lunch with a local family in Osijek. Next, Serbia is revealed including the town of Novi Sad, where you will take in historic highlights such as Stari Grad and the Petrovaradin Fortress. The country’s capital, Belgrade, marks your final port of call. Experience a Serbian folklore performance - the perfect way to end your journey across the continent.

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* From price is for a 03 August 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in CAD, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.
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Day 1

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: Dinner
Day 2
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
Day 3
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
Day 4
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
Day 5
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
Day 6
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
Day 7
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
Day 8
Belgrade Disembarkation

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

Meals included: Breakfast
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