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14 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague - Budapest to Nuremberg (Sound of Music)


River Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Budapest, Prague-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 12 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard an exclusive charter of the Deluxe MS Sound of Music
    • 3 nights Prague
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers & port fees
  • 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Wireless audio system for excursions

Special Features

  • Budapest City Tour
  • Vienna City Tour
  • Nuremberg City Tour
  • Prague 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
  • Bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom
  • 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, Thursday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Hungary. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

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

DAY 3, 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
Optional: Dinner & Show in Budapest
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Sunday - Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure before transferring to your ship. Embarkation begins at 3 pm. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner on board as you set sail from Budapest at 10pm
Optional: Budapest Jewish Interest Tour (AM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Monday - Bratislava City Tour
This morning enjoy scenic sailing and lunch onboard. Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon. 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 evening set sail for Vienna
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Tuesday - 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
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Wednesday - Melk Abbey
This morning arrive in Durnstein, and enjoy free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Continue cruising late this morning and relax on board as you sail through the scenic Wachau Valley. Later, 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. Depart this evening just before dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Thursday - Afternoon in Passau
This morning the ship will make a brief technical stop to drop off passengers joining the optional tour to Salzburg. The ship will continue sailing, and arrive to Passau this afternoon where remaining guests will have the opportunity to explore the city independently. Most well known for St. Stephen's Cathedral and its historic Altstatd, or Old City district, the city boasts many fine examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Regensburg just before dinner
Optional: Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Friday - Full Day in Regensburg
Enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg, built in 179 BC by the Romans, today it stands 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 an afternoon at leisure and depart for Nuremberg just after dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Saturday - Afternoon in Nuremberg
Today, enjoy the morning at leisure on board. After lunch, join a guided tour of Nuremberg that includes such sights as the Palace of Justice, the Market Square and the Church of Our Lady. After the tour, stroll through the shops on your own before returning to the ship for the Captain's Farewell Dinner
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Sunday - Afternoon in Prague
This morning disembark from the ship. Drive to Prague and arrive to your hotel in the early afternoon. Enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 12, Monday - 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 13, Tuesday - Day at leisure in Prague
Enjoy the day at leisure to explore Prague on your own
Optional: Full Day Cesky Krumlov
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 14, Wednesday - Depart for the USA
This morning, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
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.

    Dinner & Show in Budapest

    Day #3 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $89
    Travel this evening to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you’ll be energetically entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live gypsy music.

    Half Day Terezin Tour

    Day #12 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 #13 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.

    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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