Danube Delights River Cruise 2021
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Danube Delights River Cruise 2021

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Destination & Sightseeing

ITINERARY

Day 1 - Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Prague, the Czech Republic, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

Day 2 - Prague, the Czech Republic
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin discovering your new surroundings.

Day 3 - Prague
After breakfast, an included walking tour highlights the famous sites of the city. See Old Town Square, the historic Astronomical Clock and the medieval Charles Bridge. During free time this afternoon, explore the city on your own, or join the optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

Day 4 - Nuremberg, Germany
After breakfast, depart Prague by motorcoach for Nuremberg. After a brief city tour of Nuremberg, board your Emerald Waterways vessel, home for the next seven nights. Meals: B, D

Day 5 - Regensburg, Germany
This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On a guided walking tour, see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall complex and Porta Praetoria, an ancient stone building dating back to 179 A.D. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band onboard.

Day 6 - Passau, Germany to Linz, Austria
Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleyways and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. The afternoon is spent cruising along the Danube River to Linz, where the Salzburg excursion guests re-embark. Meals: B, L, D DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (additional expense) ***Please note, you can only choose either the included tour of Passau OR the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours operate at the same time.

Day 7 - Melk to Dürnstein
Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey featuring Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with ornate gold-leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. After visiting the Abbey, cruise along the Danube for a scenic journey through the picturesque landscape of the Wachau Valley en-route to Dürnstein. One of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region, Dürnstein is also home to the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein OR a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle

Day 8 - Vienna, Austria
Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today you have a choice of activities: explore Austria’s capital with a drive along the Ringstrasse to see the impressive Opera House, Burgtheater and Town Hall, followed by a walking tour through the city center to see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. OR, if you feel active, join the guided bike tour to Danube Island, ending under the giant Ferris wheel in the Prater Park. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour DiscoverMORE: Tastes of Vienna tour (additional expense) DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (additional expense)

Day 9 - Bratislava, Slovakia
Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a walking tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. This afternoon, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to tasty home-made specialties in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia! Meals: B, L, D EmeraldPLUS: Home-Hosted Coffee and Cake with Slovakians EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Bratislava castle (this is instead of the city tour)

Day 10 - Budapest, Hungary
Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided panoramic tour of this UNESCO World-Heritage listed city, seeing the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. Enjoy the spectacular view from the citadel sitting atop Gellert Hill. The drive along Andrássy Avenue showcases decorative façades and the monuments at Heroes’ Square pays tribute to the seven chieftains of the Magyars. OR, choose an exciting hike to Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner and complete the evening with a folk dancing and music performance onboard. The perfect nightcap is an evening cruise through the harbor, seeing the city illuminated in nighttime splendor. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show EmeraldPLUS: Evening cruise through Budapest harbor DiscoverMORE: Tour to Szentendre (additional expense)

Day 11 - Hungary / USA
It’s time to say farewell to the Captain and crew as you depart on the transfer to the airport for your flight home. Meal: B

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