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12 Day Danube River Cruise with Prague - Passau to Budapest (Royal)

River Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Prague, Budapest-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 10 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 3 nights Prague
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard an exclusive charter of the Deluxe MS Amadeus Royal
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers & port fees
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Wireless audio system for excursions

Special Features

  • Prague City Tour
  • Regensburg City Tour
  • Vienna City Tour
  • Budapest City Tour

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise director for every 40 passengers
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

DAY 1, Wednesday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for the Czech Republic. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Thursday - Arrive in Prague
Arrive and transfer to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure. This evening, enjoy a welcome drink at your hotel
Overnight: Prague

DAY 3, Friday - Prague City Tour
A morning tour of Prague includes a visit to the Royal Hradcany Castle district, former residence of the Bohemian Kings. Enjoy magnificent views of the Charles Bridge and Lesser Town below and see the elegant courtyards, St George Basilica and the St. Vitus Cathedral. Continue to the Jewish Quarter, and the Old Town Square to view the famous Astronomical Clock and the Town Hall. Balance of the day at leisure
Optional: Terezin (PM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Saturday - Day at leisure in Prague
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Prague, the "City of Spires," on your own
Optional: Full Day Cesky Krumlov
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 5, Sunday - Embark in Passau
This morning perhaps do some last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping in the Czech Republic. In the early afternoon, depart for the port in Passau. Embarkation begins at 4:30 pm. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's welcome dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 6, Monday - Regensburg City Tour
After breakfast, depart for Regensburg by coach where you will join a walking tour of this historic city built by the Romans in 179 BC. Today Regensburg stands proudly as one of the largest and most well preserved cities in Bavaria. The tour includes such sights as the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, the Roman Gates at Porta Pretoria, and one of the oldest stone bridges over the Danube. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and free time to further explore Regensburg on your own. In the late afternoon, return to the ship in Passau
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Tuesday - Morning in Passau
This morning passengers joining the optional tour will depart for Salzburg, while remaining guests will have the opportunity to explore Passau independently. Most known for St. Stephen's Cathedral, the city boasts many fine examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture. Continue sailing during lunch and relax on board this afternoon. In the late afternoon, the ship will make a brief technical stop to pick up passengers rejoining the ship
Optional: Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Wednesday - Melk Abbey
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. On the tour you will have the opportunity to view the abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk and the library. Continue cruising and relax on board as you sail through the scenic Wachau Valley to Vienna
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Thursday - Full Day in Vienna
Your morning tour of Vienna begins with a drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard. View the hub of the Hapsburg Empire, and walk the courtyards to view sites such as the Vienna State Opera House, Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Set sail for Bratislava this evening
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Friday - Morning in Bratislava
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, which ranks among the youngest capital cities of Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk through the historic town center, characterized by its Gothic-Baroque architecture, and view such sites as St. Martin’s Cathedral, the Town Hall and the Franciscan church, which dates to the 13th century. This afternoon, continue cruising and sail into Budapest in the late evening
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Saturday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour of Budapest begins in Pest and views such sights as the Parliament, City Park and Heroes Square. Cross the river to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture that lines the traditional cobbled streets. Explore the city on your own this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a Captain's farewell dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Sunday - Depart for the USA
This morning, disembark and transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Disembarkation will end at 9:30 am
Meals: Breakfast

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Half Day Terezin Tour

    Day #3 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2015         $69
    Afternoon visit to the site of the Nazi concentration camp at Terezin, a place of suffering and inhumanity for over 150,000 prisoners. Upon arrival, walk to the camp’s ghettos where more than 35,000 Jews lost their lives. The tour includes visits to the Memorial of National Martyrdom, the Small Fortress and the Museum of the Ghetto.

    Full Day Cesky Krumlov

    Day #4 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Oct 2014         $105
    Travel through the picturesque landscape of Southern Bohemia to Cesky Krumlov, a fairy-tale town with its maze of narrow cobbled streets. Declared by UNESCO a World Heritage Site in 1992, Cesky Krumlov has earned an international reputation for its State Castle and Chateau, one of the largest in Central Europe, superbly furnished with priceless art, tapestries and richly decorated weapons. The guided walk through town is highlighted by Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance houses once mansions of noblemen families. A hearty lunch is included in a medieval old-fashioned tavern.

    *The castle is closed from November 1-March 31, and on Mondays. Instead, tour the city of Ceske Budejovice to see its historic square, home to the famous Black Tower and other 16th-century structures.

    **Please note that this tour involves uphill walking on uneven surfaces and may not be suitable for all travelers. Comfortable walking shoes are strongly recommended.

    Tour of Salzburg

    Day #7 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $105
    Enjoy a full-day excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and setting for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including Mirabella Palace, the house where Mozart lived, Nonnberg Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, St. Peter's Cemetery. Lunch is included at a local restaurant, and then there will be time to explore the streets of Salzburg on your own before returning to the boat.

    Classical Viennese Concert

    Day #8 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $73
    Experience a delightful evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music." Attend a concert featuring the classical masterpieces of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Johann Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens. The musicians will bring to life the passionate strains of Mozart, a child prodigy who blossomed into one of history's greatest composers and Strauss, the Waltz King, who composed the Blue Danube, the world's most famous waltz. The chamber orchestra is accompanied by a professional dance performance, recalling the golden age of the 19th-century Viennese ballrooms.

    Schonbrunn Palace Tour

    Day #9 01 Mar 2014 - 31 Dec 2014         $59
    Enjoy an afternoon guided tour of the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once the summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured and aromatic gardens.

    ***Tours operating from Nov 23 - Dec 26 will include the Schonbrunn Christmas Market

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional shore excursions and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.

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