Danube Dreams – Westbound 2019
10 days Budapest to Prague
Starting at $2,718
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, Chain Bridge—the famous sights that make this city come to life! Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Take in the local culture with a stop in a classic Viennese Coffee House and stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture.Guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, shows you the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD—and mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Enjoy some local sausages before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation):||welcome to Budapest; onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Budapest:||guided tour, see Heroes’ Square|
|Day 3 Bratislava:||guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral|
|Day 4 Vienna:||guided tour, see the Kuntskammer’s collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket|
|Day 5 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk:||choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting|
|Day 6 Linz:||guided walk|
|Day 7 Passau:||guided walk|
|Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)–Regensburg–Prague:||transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague|
|Day 9 Prague:||guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds|
|Day 10 Prague:||your vacation ends this morning|
- In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Hotel as shown or similar
Apaczai Csere Janos U.4 Budapest Hungary
This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.
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Parizska 30 Prague Czech Republic
Contemporary 9-story Hotel situated in old Jewish Quarter, across the road from the Vltava River.
Pobrezni 1 Prague Czech Republic
Striking Atrium-style, 11-story hotel located in city center on the right bank of Vltava River, near Nove Mesto & Josefov.