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9 Day Danube River Cruise - Budapest to Nuremberg (Sound of Music)


River Cruise Package Includes

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

Special Features

  • Vienna City Tour
  • Nuremberg 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, Saturday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Hungary. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Budapest
Arrive and transfer to the port. Embarkation begins at 3 pm. Tonight, enjoy a gala welcome dinner on board as you set sail from Budapest at 10pm
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, 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 4, 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 5, 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 6, 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 7, 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 8, 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 9, Sunday - Depart for the USA
This morning transfer to the airport in Munich for your departure flight. The Munich airport is approximately a 2 hour drive from the port. 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.

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

    Passengers arriving to Budapest on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 3:00 pm. Passengers returning from Munich on Day 9 should select flights that depart no earlier than 11:00 am. The Munich airport is approximately a 2 hour drive from the Nuremberg port.

    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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