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Classic Prague & Danube Delights 2020
(Prague to Budapest)

11 days with Emerald Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary

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.

Day 2 Prague
Today, a guided tour of Prague will introduce you to many of its highlights. Visit the Gothic St. Vitus Cathedral, before stopping for cake in Lobkowizc Palace. (Breakfast, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: Local dinner with entertainment

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Prague

Day 3 Prague
Your tour director will be available to help you plan your day of independent exploration today. (Breakfast)

DiscoverMORE: Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)

Day 4 Prague – Nuremberg
You’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred to Nuremberg this morning, to board your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 5 Regensburg
This morning, relax as you cruise down the Main-Danube Canal.

Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, visiting the Old Town Hall complex and Porta Praetoria, an ancient stone building that can be dated back to 179 AD. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Bavarian band on board

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Regensburg

Day 6 Passau – Linz
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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Passau

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

Day 7 Melk – Dürnstein
Your included tour will take you to Melk Abbey, famous for its invaluable library. This afternoon, enjoy a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, cruise through the wine region and on to Dürnstein, embarking on a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle when you arrive. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

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

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

EmeraldEXCURSION: A tour of Melk Abbey

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, before finishing in Prater, underneath the giant Ferris wheel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of the Ringstrasse and Vienna

DiscoverMORE: An exclusive Viennese concert (extra expense)

DiscoverMORE: Tastes of Vienna tour (extra expense)

Day 9 Bratislava
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautifully restored historic quarter, venturing down winding cobbled streets and passing a number of architectural highlights, including the neo-Renaissance Slovak National Theatre and the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Alternatively, hike to Bratislava Castle and discover how it was destroyed by Napoleon’s troops during the 19th century.

Gain a thorough understanding of Slovakian culture this afternoon as you meet a local family for coffee and cake. This evening, your captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family

EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Bratislava Castle

EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Bratislava

Day 10 Budapest
Offering an abundance of European history, Budapest is known for its charming neo-Gothic architecture, cultural whimsy and historic monuments around every corner. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers many links to the past, including the remains of the Roman city of Aquincum.

Enjoy a guided coach tour, starting at the Citadella that sits on top of Gellért Hill, overlooking the Danube. Relax as a drive down Andrássy Avenue showcases the decorative façades of neo-Renaissance townhouses and journey to Heroes’ Square to see the seven chieftains of the Magyars.

Alternatively, hike to Buda Hill, gazing up at the Buda Castle complex and admiring the Habsburg monuments that adorn the streets. This evening, a traditional Hungarian folklore show is sure to delight, as is a postcard-worthy night-time cruise along the Danube. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Hungarian folklore show

EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill

EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided bus tour of Budapest

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Szentendre (extra expense)

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. (Breakfast)

Tour Map
All This Included
Tick an array of destinations off your wish list with this 11-day tour from Prague to Budapest. With a 3-night Prague break and an 8-day river cruise, this itinerary promises the trip of a lifetime.
  • 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 Sun, Emerald Destiny, Emerald Dawn, Emerald Star, or Emerald Sky
Notes
  • Itineraries are 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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