13 Day Danube River Cruise
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Destination for this trip:
Austria; Bratislava, Slovakia; Budapest, Hungary; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Linz, Austria; Nuremberg, Germany; Prague, Czech Republic; Regensburg, Germany; Slovakia; Vienna, Austria
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Approximate price of this trip per person:
from $ 2799
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Detailed Description of this trip:
13 day river cruise with hotel stays in Budapest and Prague.
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Day 1 - On the Plane
Traveling to Budapest
Day 2 - Budapest
Arrive in Budapest. Spend the Rest of the day on your own
Sightseeing in Budapest
Day 3 - Budapest
Budapest, spanning the banks of the Danube, is the liveliest and most cosmopolitan metropolis of Eastern Europe and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with the impressive Fisherman’s Bastion and historic Matthias Church are sights not to be missed. This afternoon is at leisure. There is time to explore on your own, relax, or shop for renowned peasant embroidery.
Day 4 - Budapest
Enjoy a free morning in Budapest. This afternoon, transfer to your luxurious river cruise ship, where your crew waits to welcome you on board. Step aboard and settle in for an enchanting week of cruising. Tonight gather for a Welcome Dinner.
Day 5 - Bratislava
Stop in Bratislava for a walking tour of the splendid Slovakian capital and free time. Then glide past outstanding scenery on the way to charming Vienna, the “City of Music.”
Day 6 - Vienna
Sightseeing in Vienna includes Hofburg Palace, the National Library, Ringstrasse and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. There is time to shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and to enjoy sachertorte or apfelstrudel in a café.
Day 7 - Austria
Cruise through the Wachau Valley and stop in Dürnstein, known for the baroque Stiftskirche with its blue facade. Above town you will spot the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, the King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Continue to Melk. A guided tour takes you to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest baroque monasteries.
Day 8 - Linz
After breakfast, take an optional full day excursion to fascinating Salzburg and its Sound of Music sights, or cruise through Upper Austria to Passau in Germany.Excursion to Salzburg
Historical and Educational Tours
Optional trip to Salzburg
Day 9 - Regensburg
In magnificent Regensburg, a walking tour will show you the architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Pretoria – gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 A.D.
Day 10 - Nuremberg
Enjoy an afternoon tour of this historic city with its fabulous Gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it was restored to its original style. Nuremberg's traditions include toy making and metal working.
Day 11 - Prague
Disembark after breakfast. Heading east, stop in the spa town of Karlovy Vary and take a city tour. Continue on to Prague, where the balance of the day is free to begin exploring this splendid city.
Day 12-13 - Prague
Two days in the captivating city of Prague. This 1,000-year-old capital is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It straddles the Vltava River with domes, cupolas, spires and pinnacles highlighting its skyline. See some of its best-known treasures on a half-day sightseeing tour, including the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock; Hradcany Castle; St. Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge. You have plenty of time to browse through the shops, relax in a café, mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director will have suggestions for things to do.
Day 14 - On the Plane
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