Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Prague city tour OR exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre and Municipal House Welcome to the beautiful “City of Spires,” an inspiration for artists, poets and writers, and you’ll discover why on a panoramic tour that includes the Prague Castle district, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Golden Lane before strolling across Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Music lovers may wish to partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theater, where operas are staged to this day. Be treated to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon before enjoying traditional Czech refreshments at the café in Municipal House, the premier art nouveau building in Prague.
Prague, transfer to Nuremburg (embark)
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit Partake in a tour of Nuremberg, enjoying Old Nuremberg. WWll history buffs may wish to go on a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg trials. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
Cruising the Main-Danube Canal
Your ship will traverse the most impressive section of one of the modern marvels of engineering, the Main- Danube Canal. Spend your last night on the ship with a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Cruising the Danube River, Regensburg
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-of-the- art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you will see the Audi museum instead.
Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River, Passau
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: A trifecta of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bike ride Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube, known as Schlögener Schlinge. You have a few ways how to experience Passau—strolling with a guide through its medieval lanes lined with baroque buildings; taking a panoramic tour followed by a shorter walk through the heart of the charming city; or going active by cycling along the Danube’s riverside bike path and ending in Passau’s Old Town; or joining a hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River.
Spitz, cruising the Wachau Valley
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Spitz village stroll with exclusive wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit Cruise through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage–designated Wachau Valley en route to Spitz. Explore the town with a wine and nature expert and sample local wines and delicacies made with apricots—a specialty of the region. Or explore Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey and its famous library, the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose.
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a discovery tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the State Opera. If you prefer to experience the sheer number of artistic gems, then partake in the “City of Arts” tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss. Note: The Vienna State Opera House is occasionally closed to visitors for rehearsals or special events without advance notice. If we cannot visit the opera house, we will visit an alternative venue instead.
Cruising the Danube River, Budapest
FEATURED EXCURSIONS: Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour Experience the beauty of Buda and Pest—situated on opposite sides of the Danube—with a panoramic tour of the city’s top sights. Or “Do as the Locals Do,” riding the metro to a lively local market before enjoying a coffee and seeing Károlyi Garden and the National Museum. In the evening, enjoy a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.
Transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Budapest