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Prague and the Pearls of the Danube

9 days with CroisiEurope  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
You’ll check in to your 3-star hotel in Prague (or surrounding area) before enjoying dinner.
We’ll set out in the company of our guide for a tour of Hradcany, the Castle Quarter of Prague, which towers majestically over the capital. We’ll then move on to Mala Strana District and Charles Bridge. Afterwards, we’ll return to the hotel for dinner.
We’ll leave by coach for Linz. Passengers are welcome to board our ship at 4:00 p.m. After comfortably settling into your cabins, we’ll introduce our crew at a welcome cocktail.
Join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of the Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Imperial family, followed by a panoramic tour of Vienna.
DISCOVERY: The high art of Viennese living, music and Viennese cafes. We'll stroll through the city and visit back stage in the Konzerthaus concert hall (1). After our tour, enjoy a steaming cup of Vienna Coffee and a delicious pastry.
Enjoy some free time, or join us on an optional excursion proposed: visit the Hofburg. The Habsburg Palace houses the sumptuous imperial apartments. Tonight, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Tour Vienna by night.
DISCOVERY: Come to the lounge and learn to waltz with traditionally costumed dancers.
The morning will be spent cruising towards Budapest. In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Budapest. 
DISCOVERY: Discover Budapest by bike. You'll bike down the streets of Budapest and past the most renowned sites and locations of the city.
Enjoy an evening of “operetta music” on board.
DAY 6: BUDAPEST, the Puszta
Join us for an excursion for both packages: full-day excursion to the Puszta (traditional lunch included.) Also called the Great Plain, this vast prairie was the Wild West of Hungary and immense herds of livestock grazed here under the watchful eye of the cowboys. We’ll enjoy dinner on board this evening as our ship sails throughout the night.
The morning will be spent cruising towards Bratislava. In the afternoon, join us for the excursions proposed:
CLASSIC: Guided tour of Bratislava. The charm of the Slovakian capital lies in its old city: splendid Baroque palaces, churches and pleasant squares.
DISCOVERY: Hiking in Bratislava: The Little Carpathians. From Devin Castle, we'll take in the splendid view of Bratislava.
Afterwards, we’ll return on board and start cruising towards Dürnstein. Tonight is our gala evening and dinner.
We'll cruise along the most beautiful section of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Melk. Join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit Dürnstein, the fortified village where Richard the Lionheart was once held prisoner. In the afternoon, join us on an excursion for both packages: Visit the Melk Abbey. We’ll return on board and start sailing towards Linz.
We’ll reach Linz early this morning. Enjoy one last breakfast on board before disembarking at 9:00 a.m. 
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • The Melk Abbey overlooking the Danube
  • Vienna, the Imperial City, and its castle
  • The Schönbrunn Castle
  • The Puszta, the Hungarian wild west
  • Guided tour of Prague, the town of a hundred spires
All This Included
  • Your cruise with all meals from dinner the first evening to breakfast on the final day (excluding lunch on D4)
  • Drinks included in this price are water, wine, beer, fruit juices during the meal and coffee after both lunch and dinner for meals eaten on the ship
  • Drinks from the bar, except for champagne or wines from our special list
  • Double-occupancy cabin with shower in bathroom
  • Excursions included in the package selected
  • Assistance from our onboard multi-lingual host/hostess
  • Welcome cocktail
  • Gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Travel assistance and repatriation insurance
  • All port fees
Accommodations on this Tour
Prague: To be determined
Cruising: Cabin onboard MS Vivialdi
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • For the safety of our passengers, the captain and crew of the boat may decide to modify the navigational itinerary.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
Terms and Conditions

* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.

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