Dreaming of a River Cruise? 3 Days Prague, cruise the Danube to Budapest

CLASSIC PRAGUE AND DANUBE DELIGHTS 11 day itinerary | Prague to Budapest | May 15, 2019

 

If you have been thinking of a river cruise, here is an amazing opportunity to sail the Danube with 3 pre-cruise days in Prague, then sail down the Danube to Budapest. You will sail on Emerald Waterways, a fantastic, very inclusive line and we are offering this at an amazing price.

11 Day Itinerary – Prague to Budapest – May 15, 2019

Join Julie Burns on a journey of discovery begins in the beautiful city of Prague – the historical pearl of Europe. A truly deserving UNESCO World Cultural and Natural Heritage Site, the city’s center brings to life its rich history with a wealth of monuments, amazing architecture, musical masterpieces and nostalgic atmosphere. From Prague to Budapest, and at every stop between, you’re taken back in time to ‘Old Europe’. For a truly authentic insight into Slovakian life, you’re welcomed to afternoon tea hosted by a local family, while the iconic sights and bustling city streets of Vienna and Budapest perfectly showcase Europe’s vibrant modern culture.

For a little taste of what you can expect, watch this Video.

It’s all included!

  • 3 nights stay at the Hotel Yasmin or similar
  • 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice
  • 20 onboard meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a Captain’s Welcome and Farewell dinner.
  • Wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on board
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Complimentary bottled water, restocked daily
  • 7 shore excursions, either on foot or by First Class coach
  • 5 EmeraldPLUS activities, including a Danube River evening cruise
  • 4 EmeraldACTIVE excursions, including a biking tour of Vienna
  • Personal lightweight headsets for included excursions for your listening ease
  • A variety of onboard evening entertainment
  • Complimentary WiFi on board
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • First-class service from English‑speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
  • Airport transfer to and from your ship
  • All gratuities, saving you up to $350 per couple

CABIN RATES – $1000 Savings per person on balcony suites & $500 Savings per person on Emerald Staterooms – We will apply these savings to the room pricing below!

We have 10 cabins held, cabin categories are sold based on availability. DON’T DELAY in reserving the cabin category you want. These will sell fast! A $500 per person deposit will hold your space!

Category E $3,575
Category D $3,625
Category C $4,225
Category B $4,525
Category A $4,875
Category S $5,075
Category SA $5,875

Map of itinerary Classic Prague and Danube DelightsItinerary – Classic Prague and Danube Delights – 11 Days, Prague to Budapest

DAY 1 ARRIVE PRAGUE
Welcome to Prague! Upon arrival, you’ll be met at the airport and transferred to Hotel Yasmin or similar, for a three-night stay in one of Europe’s most magical cities. This evening, you’ll meet your Tour Director and other guests for a welcome drink.

DAY 2 PRAGUE
Prague was built on nine hills along the Vltava River, which flows through the city, reflecting its beautiful architecture upon its surface. This morning you’ll explore the sights of the Old Town Square on an included guided tour, taking you to see Mozart’s Theatre, Little Square and the Astronomical Clock. The tour then continues across the Charles Bridge where you’ll visit the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle area. Here, you’ll watch the changing of the guard before a local guide takes you through Hradcany Square and past the magnificent Loreta Monastery before moving on to Hradcany Castle, the Old Kings Palace and St. George’s Monastery.
This evening, you’ll enjoy a night of entertainment with dinner at a local restaurant.
EmeraldPLUS: Local dinner with entertainment.
Included Excursions: A walking tour of Prague.
Included Meals: Breakfast and dinner.

DAY 3 PRAGUE
Today you’re free to explore the historical capital of Bohemia as you please. But to make sure you don’t miss out on the city’s best, your Tour Director is on hand to help plan your day.
You can also book a Discover More option
to visit Blatna Castle, a curious Neo-Gothic landmark that was built in the early 19th-century.
Included Meals: Breakfast.
Discover More: Visit Blatna Castle.

DAY 4 PRAGUE — NUREMBERG
After breakfast, you’ll take a coach to Nuremberg where you’ll board your award-winning ship and home on the river for the next week. Here, you’ll have the chance to unpack, relax in your room and explore all of the ship’s fantastic facilities.
Included Meals: Breakfast and Buffet dinner.

DAY 5 KELHEIM — REGENSBURG
This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim. As you cruise along the Danube River you’ll reach Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved Medieval cities.
On your guided walking tour you will have the chance to admire one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube as well as the city’s architectural highlights.
Before your guided tour of Regensburg, you can book a Discover More tour to a local brewery for a tour and beer tasting. This evening enjoy a Captain’s Welcome reception followed by dinner where you’ll be able to meet the other guests, crew and Captain.
Entertainment comes courtesy of a traditional Bavarian Band, playing a selection of fantastic folk music into the night while you relax with a drink.
EmeraldPLUS: Evening entertainment with a traditional Bavarian Band.
Included Excursions: A guided tour of Regensburg.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Welcome reception and dinner.
Discover More: Tour and beer tasting at a local brewery.

DAY 6 PASSAU
Situated at the confluence of the rivers Danube, Inn and Ilz, Passau is the ‘Three Rivers City’.
On this morning’s walking tour, you’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets and narrow alleys before emerging to find the perfect view of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress.
Return to your ship for lunch on board and an afternoon of leisurely sailing.
As an alternative, you may book an optional Discover More full-day tour to Salzburg in Austria – one of the best-preserved city centers north of the Alps and a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Included Excursions: A walking tour of Passau.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Discover More: Full day tour to Salzburg, Austria.

DAY 7 MELK — DÜRNSTEIN
Your tour of Austria’s wine-growing region begins in Melk. Here you’ll explore a 900-year-old-Benedictine abbey overlooking the town where the Danube joins the Wachau Valley. Boasting the finest Italian architecture, elaborate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fabulous fresco ceilings, Melk Abbey is a beautiful sight.
Later, you’ll sail to Dürnstein through the great Wachau Valley – home to the 12th-century castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades.
EmeraldACTIVE: Biking tour between Melk and Dürnstein or guided hike to Dürnstein Castle.
Included Excursions: A guided tour of Melk Abbey.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 8 VIENNA
Austria’s vibrant city of Vienna is a fantastic fusion of old and new. Go on an icon-filled coach tour along the Ringstrasse, where you’ll see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall and Hofburg Imperial Palace before hopping off to explore on foot. You’ll then head into the centre of Vienna, where St. Stephen’s Cathedral stands proud and majestic in the main square.
This afternoon book a Discover More visit to Belvedere Museum.
In the evening, you can book an exclusive Discover More optional trip to enjoy a private Viennese concert.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour.
Included Excursions: A sightseeing drive along the Ringstrasse and a walking tour of Vienna.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Discover More: Belvedere Museum, and/or Viennese Evening Concert.

DAY 9 BRATISLAVA
Today, you’ll experience the relaxed pedestrian plazas and stylish street cafés of Bratislava. For a more profound insight, you’ll be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town, including Mirbach Palace, the Town Hall and the Gothic cathedral of St. Martin.
Afterwards, enjoy a special hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family, providing you with a truly authentic insight into Slovakian culture. Here you’ll sample traditional fare in the company of new friends, and discover what everyday life is like in a Slovakian village.
This evening, you have an extra special invite to the Captain’s Farewell reception followed by dinner.
EmeraldPLUS: A hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family.
Included Excursions: A guided tour of Bratislava.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Captain’s Farewell reception and dinner.

DAY 10 BUDAPEST
For an amazing end to a fantastic vacation, we welcome you to Budapest – Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city.
Whether you choose our motor coach tour or join our EmeraldACTIVE group for the hike to Castle
Hill, both tours will visit Fisherman’s Bastion for sightseeing and views, or see Matthias Church and the iconic Chain Bridge that links Buda and Pest.
Conclude the day with an evening cruise and see the heart of the city lit up at night while enjoying a traditional Hungarian dinner and folklore show.
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian folklore show and Danube River evening cruise.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Castle Hill.
Included Excursions: A guided tour of Budapest.
Included Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

DAY 11 DEPART BUDAPEST
After breakfast, it’s time to say your goodbyes before you’re transferred to the airport and your journey home begins or your extended trip with two nights in Budapest.
Included Meals: Breakfast
CLASSIC PRAGUE AND DANUBE DELIGHTS | 11 day itinerary | Prague to Budapest

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