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10 Day Luxury All Inclusive River Cruise Budapest to Prague

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10 Day Luxury All Inclusive River Cruise Budapest to Prague

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art. Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages.

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An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music and art. Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages.

Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Be treated to Hungarian hospitality at Bodor Major horse farm on bucolic Szentendre Island in Budapest. While in Vienna, marvel at the Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere. Partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theatre, where operas are staged to this day, and listen to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon.

Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage, and “Go Active” with guided hiking and biking excursions along the Danube. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax on-board as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg and spend two nights onshore in Prague.

Travellers who love history, music and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague. Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Day by day

First Day welcome to Budapest 

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Second Day either enjoy a walking or city tour of Budapest

Choose one of two ways to discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube.” Savor the beauty of both Buda and Pest, on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi Garden; and explore the National Museum. Cap the day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Third Day its  “Vienna, City of Arts” tour or city tour and Vienna state Opera visit                      

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.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Fourth Day either enjoy a village stroll in Spitz with wine tasting or see Melk Abbey and library

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.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Fifth Day walking or city tour in Passau or maybe a guided bike ride

Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube, known as Schlögener Schlinge. You have a few ways 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; 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.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Sixth Day its Regensburg walking tours 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.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Seventh Day we cruise 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.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Eighth Day its either a city or historical tour of Nuremberg before transferring to Prague

Before transferring to Prague via motor-coach, 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.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Ninth Day see the city of Prague or visit 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 theatre, 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 cafe in Municipal House, the premier art nouveau building in Prague.

Ship:    River Beatrice

Tenth Day we bid farewell to Prague

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

Dining

All meals on-board, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients.

9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners.

Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners.

Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions.

Unlimited beverages on-board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, speciality coffee and tea, and mineral water.

 

Travel Highlights

  • 4 countries: Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary.
  • 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites.
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days.
  • All gratuities, both on-board and onshore.
  • Services of an experienced Cruise Manager.
  • Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Main-Danube Canal: History of an Engineering Milestone".
  • Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures.

The Difference

 Impeccable service with a larger on-board staff than any other river cruise line.

Intimate and Beautifully designed ships and carrying an average of just 130 guests.

All gratuities on-board and onshore.

All-scheduled airport transfers.

Elegant and well-appointed river-view staterooms and suites.

In-suite butler service.

All dining on-board and unlimited beverages (including many premium spirits such as Grey Goose, Crown Royal, and Glenfiddich).

A wide choice of personalised excursions led by English-speaking local experts.

A number of exclusive excursions offered only by us.

Well-equipped on-board fitness centre.

On-board exercise and wellness classes (with certified on-board wellness instructors in Europe).

Bicycles and Nordic walking sticks for onshore use.

Ship-wide internet and Wi-Fi access.

On-board entertainment and signature lectures.

Additional Information

Price is a seasonal from price.

All cabins are luxury, but upgrades are available.

Guarantees, Bonds and Awards

  • This tour is run by our outstanding travel partners who are award winners British Travel Awards Best Small Group.
  • All Tours are Guaranteed Departures.
  • Tours are fully bonded, protected and guaranteed and you pay the operator directly when booking.
  • ABTA protected

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