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Oberammergau Passion Play & Danube Explorer Cruise 2020

11 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 Arrival Munich
Arrive at Munich Airport and be greeted by your Emerald Waterways representative. Transfer to your centrally located hotel, where you’ll enjoy a relaxing two-night stay. Your tour director will go over all of the details of this wonderful journey with you.

Day 2 Munich
Explore the Bavarian city of Munich with your expert local guide, discovering the wonder of this fine city as you witness the Marienplatz, Rathaus-Glockenspiel and Viktualienmarkt. (Breakfast)

Day 3 Munich – Oberammergau Passion Play
Travel from Munich to the town of Oberammergau today. Since 1633, the residents of the villages in the Oberammergau area have performed a play depicting the life and death of Jesus. The production involves more than 200 local actors, singers and musicians. The play itself takes place once every 10 years, in praise of God and how he spared the area from the plague. Today, you will have the privilege of attending a performance of this epic play. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4 Munich - Passau
You will be transferred from Munich to Passau, where a warm welcome awaits you from your captain and crew as you board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. This evening, join your fellow travellers for an indulgent dinner on board. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 Passau
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. Tonight, your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

Day 6 Linz
Linz, the European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz. After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

*** Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Linz or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.

Day 7 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Duürnstein Castle

Day 8 Vienna
Today, you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see the sights of Vienna’s world–famous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

Day 9 Vienna
Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria’s capital city. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Farewell Gala Dinner, while sailing to Budapest. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bratislava (extra expense)

Day 10 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 dinner, and complete the evening with a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill

EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

Day 11 Budapest Disembarkation
After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
  • 24 meals including 10 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches and 8 Dinners
  • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge (Emerald Radiance Star-Ship pool is located on the sun deck and the Cinema is not available.)
  • Spacious, comfortable accommodations you'll want to spend time in, with panoramic suites and staterooms, and innovative open-air system for cabins on the Vista and Horizon decks
  • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
  • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
  • Emerald's Concierge Service - served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, pre-dinner canapés and after dinner treats (Only applies to Owner’s One-bedroom Suites, Riverview Suites, and Grand Balcony Suites (CAT S, SA, RA))
  • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
  • Tea and coffee available at all times
  • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
  • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
  • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
  • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
  • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
  • Complimentary bicycles on board
  • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi
  • All airport transfers to and from your Star Ship, and all gratuities
  • Port charges now included in your tour price
  • All gratuities for onboard and shore side staff
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Emerald Star
Notes
  • Pre release itinerary subject to change
  • Cabin upgrades are available.
  • 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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