Prague with Danube Delights

11 Days
Prague to Budapest
From (CAD)
$ 4,825
$ 3,575
Dates & Pricing

2021 Prague > Budapest

Experience more of Europe’s most treasured destinations, beginning with a wonderful three-night city stay in the Czech capital of Prague and followed by an 8-day Danube river cruise. Natural beauty is plentiful, as this mighty waterway carves a course through the foothills of the Austrian Alps, journeying between four renowned capital cities, the esteemed Wachau Valley wine region and a string of other fascinating historic towns and cities, like Passau, Nuremberg, Melk and Dürnstein.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWPB
Duration:
11 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Budapest

11 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Prague

    When you arrive in Prague, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a three-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    Today, join a walking tour of Prague to explore its vivid history through its Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, with each style encapsulating a slice of the city’s past. Witness the splendour of Mozart’s Theatre, the Little Square and the Astronomical Clock, a medieval wonder that can be dated back to the start of the 15th century.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Prague

    EmeraldPLUS

    Coffee and cake at Lobkowicz Palace

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Prague

    Today is yours to spend exploring Prague at leisure, perhaps uncovering the secrets of Josefov, the Jewish Quarter and Malá Strana, one of the most historic regions in the city. Your tour director will be available to help you plan your day and to answer any questions that you may have.

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    Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Prague – Nuremberg

    After breakfast, it is time to leave Prague’s idyllic centre for your transfer to your Star-Ship in Nuremberg.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Regensburg

    This morning, sail through the picturesque surrounds of the Main-Danube Canal, passing over a series of impressive aqueducts. The medieval centre of Regensburg is yours to discover, exploring the UNESCO World Heritage-listed old town as your local guide leads you down cobblestone streets and past historic patrician houses. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner & reception followed by traditional Bavarian band on board.

    EmeraldPLUS

    A traditional Bavarian band on board

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Regensburg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Passau

    Today’s cruising will take you to the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. Your guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with a scattering of Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Passau

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hike to Veste Oberhaus

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    Excursion to the Bavarian Forest (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Melk – Dürnstein

    History is brought to life in the quaint village of Melk. This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Melk’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Benedictine abbey, stopping to admire beautiful relics in the museum and an extensive collection of ancient manuscripts in the library. Afterwards, your Star-Ship will sail through the fascinating Wachau Valley, part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Cultural Landscape, and on to Dürnstein. If you are feeling active, join a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle, a medieval castle where Richard the Lionheart was held prisoner. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein, passing terraced vineyards, castles and ruins along the way, before arriving where your Star-Ship is docked in Dürnstein.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

    Included Excursion

    A tour of Melk Abbey

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Vienna

    Welcome to Vienna. The “City of Dreams” was home to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Today, you can explore the capital with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse and a walking tour of the city. Soak in the opulent façades of the Vienna State Opera and City Hall before admiring the multi-coloured tiled roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour from where your Star-Ship is docked to the idyllic Danube Island.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A guided bike tour

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Vienna

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    An exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

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    Tastes of Vienna (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bratislava

    A delightful scattering of Baroque palaces, Gothic architecture and blocks that tell tales of a communist past are yours to uncover as we sail towards Bratislava. Enjoy a guided tour of the city’s enchanting past, taking in the neo-Renaissance glory of the Slovak National Theatre and the Episcopal Summer Palace. Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle and its idyllic Baroque gardens, offering the perfect backdrop to the Shakespeare festival that takes place during the summer months. This afternoon, enjoy a home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family before being welcomed to your Farewell Dinner.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A hike to Bratislava Castle

    Included Excursion

    A walking tour of Bratislava

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Budapest

    Welcome to Budapest, a city generously steeped in history and culture, where ancient architecture exists alongside contemporary buildings. Enjoy a guided tour, starting at the Liberty Statue and touching on many of Budapest’s highlights, including Heroes’ Square and the Buda Castle district, before a walking tour showcases Matthias Church and panoramic views best admired from the Fisherman’s Bastion. Alternatively, enjoy a hike to Buda Hill and gaze over the Danube.

    EmeraldPLUS

    A traditional Hungarian folklore show

    EmeraldACTIVE

    A hike to Buda Hill

    Included Excursion

    A guided coach tour of Budapest

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    Jewish Heritage tour (extra expense)

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    Tour to Szentendre (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Budapest

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of a Viennese skyline and Baroque masterpieces with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above.

    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
  • A guided tour of Regensburg
  • A guided tour of Passau
  • A guided tour to Melk Abbey
  • A guided tour of Vienna
  • A walking tour of Bratislava
  • Guided coach tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS
  • Traditional Bavarian band on board
  • Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family
  • Traditional Hungarian folklore show on board

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hike around Passau
  • A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided Hike to Bratislava Castle
  • A hike to Buda Hill

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 20 superb meals including 7 Breakfasts (B), 6 Lunches (L), 7 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
  • 3 nights at a hotel in Prague
  • A guided tour of Prague
  • Coffee & Cake at Lobkowicz Palace
  • 3 Breakfasts (B)

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