Delights of the Danube

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Delights of the Danube



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Dates & Pricing

Saturday 22 Jun 24 — Saturday 29 Jun 24Starting at $6,245Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 29 Jun 24 — Saturday 06 Jul 24Starting at $6,245Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 30 Jun 24 — Sunday 07 Jul 24Starting at $6,795Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Saturday 27 Jul 24 — Saturday 03 Aug 24Starting at $6,645Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Thursday 01 Aug 24 — Thursday 08 Aug 24Starting at $8,695Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 25 Aug 24 — Sunday 01 Sep 24Starting at $7,995Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 20 Oct 24 — Sunday 27 Oct 24Starting at $6,395Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Tuesday 05 Nov 24 — Tuesday 12 Nov 24Starting at $5,845Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Sunday 10 Nov 24 — Sunday 17 Nov 24Starting at $6,395Check Mark Icon SPECIALGet a Quote
Check Mark Icon Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.


ITINERARY

Budapest
Welcome to Budapest, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Eastern Europe. Here, youll be met at the airport and transferred to the comfortable surrounds of your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting to greet you. This evening, relax on board as you enjoy an authentic Hungarian folklore show. EmeraldPLUS Traditional Hungarian folklore show

Budapest
Budapest is a place of striking contrasts, with Buda on one side housing a generous scattering of the city’s elegant landmarks, and Pest on the other encapsulating its fascinating past. Separated by the mighty Danube, you can explore them both by crossing the Chain Bridge, one of the most symbolic structures in the capital. Today, you will have the opportunity to discover the city’s history during a guided tour, covering some of the highlights of Budapest and learn more about its stunning landscape and architecture. The history of the Hungarian capital shows a unique blend of cultures, cuisine, and vibrant lifestyle. There is so much to take in while you pass through the bustling city, which is an attractive destination for visitors from all over the world. If you are feeling active, then you may instead choose to hike to Gellert Hill. EmeraldACTIVE Hike to Gellert Hill Included Excursion Guided coach tour of Budapest

Bratislava
Bordering Austria and Hungary, the Slovakian capital is yours to discover today. Wander down cobblestone streets and witness the sheer majesty of ornate Baroque palaces as you explore with a local guide, passing the Renaissance courtyard of the Old Town Hall and the picturesque gardens of the Episcopal Summer Palace. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore at leisure, perhaps perusing some of the quaint boutiques that line the streets. This afternoon, you will be welcomed into the home of a local family to learn about their culture over traditional sweet treats and coffee. EmeraldPLUS Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike to Bratislava Castle Included Excursion Walking tour of Bratislava DiscoverMORE Skoda tour of post-Communist Bratislava (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Carpathian wine route (extra expense)

Vienna
A wave of culture paves the way for life in the Austrian capital, where some of history’s most prestigious composers once walked the streets and found their inspiration. Today, by coach and on foot, you will have the opportunity to pass the iconic imperial palaces and noteworthy buildings adorning the Ringstrasse, including the Vienna State Opera. Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour past idyllic riverbanks, monuments and lush parks before passing by Prater. EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour of Vienna Included Excursion Guided tour of Vienna DiscoverMORE Visit to Schönbrunn Palace (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Viennese evening concert (extra expense)

Dürnstein - Melk
This morning, you will have the opportunity to hike to Dürnstein Castle, perhaps stopping to imagine how it would have looked when Richard the Lionheart was held captive following the Third Crusade. Alternatively, enjoy a guided bike ride from Dürnstein to Melk, passing noteworthy vineyards and beautiful landscapes. After visiting Dürnstein Castle, relax on the Sun Deck as you sail through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley and on to Melk, nestled in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Your local guide will take you on a tour of the spectacular 900-year-old Benedictine abbey, including its ancient monastic library and medieval manuscripts saved from fires by the monks in the 13th century. EmeraldACTIVE Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle EmeraldACTIVE Guided bike tour along the Danube Included Excursion Tour of Melk Abbey

Passau
Sat on the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is a postcard-worthy destination that has been shaped by the surrounding waterways. Maze-like romantic lanes weave through the city, opening up into large squares and magical promenades adorned with classical boutiques. This afternoon, join your local guide for a tour of Passau and discover a peppering of delightful Baroque buildings, some of which date back to the 17th century. Stop to admire the silhouette of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress and witness St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home of the largest church organ in Europe. Later, return for an afternoon spent peacefully cruising through the heart of Europe. Included Excursion Guided tour of Passau DiscoverMORE Excursion to Salzburg (extra expense) DiscoverMORE Excursion to Ceský Krumlov (extra expense)

Regensburg
After breakfast, set out on an exploration of one of the best-preserved medieval cities in Germany, where more than two millennia of history is yours to discover. Your local guide will lead you through the heart of Regensburg’s UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, once home to the seat of parliament. Delightful historic patrician houses line the streets, a visible testament to the area’s importance as a trading centre hundreds of years ago. Later, return to your Star-Ship to sail through the picturesque surrounds of the Main-Danube Canal, passing Kelheim as you make your way to Nuremberg. EmeraldPLUS Bavarian band performance on board Included Excursion Guided tour of Regensburg

Delights of the Danube
After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and depart your Star-Ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of the postcard-worthy Danube River with you. Please book your flight to depart out of Nuremberg after 05:00 PM.

Check Mark Disclaimer: Prices listed are per person, based on double occupancy, and in USD. All promotions are valid for new bookings only, capacity controlled and valid on select dates and departures. Individual Terms and Conditions will apply to all promotions. Any promotion can be withdrawn at any time without notice. Please speak with your Pavlus Travel Planner for complete vendor terms and conditions, including eligible tour and cruise dates.