17 Day Danube River Cruise with Warsaw, Krakow, Budapest & Prague

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Apr 08  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $4719* $4109
Budapest Monarch Princess $5009* $4429
Budapest Monarch Princess $5329* $4639
Budapest Monarch Empress $5879* $5059
Budapest Monarch Princess $5559* $4639
Budapest Monarch Empress $6189* $5269
Budapest Monarch Princess $5559* $4639
Budapest Monarch Princess $5559* $4739
Budapest Monarch Empress $8999* $4739
Budapest Monarch Princess $5249* $4369
Budapest Monarch Empress $5339* $4369
Jul 15  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5559* $4159
Aug 05  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Empress $5139* $4479
Budapest Monarch Princess $4719* $4059
Budapest Monarch Empress $5239* $4579
Budapest Monarch Princess $5259* $4479
Budapest Monarch Empress $5499* $4849
Budapest Monarch Princess $5209* $4529
Budapest Monarch Empress $5719* $5059
Sep 23  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5109* $4429
Budapest Monarch Empress $5299* $4639
Budapest Monarch Princess $4869* $4209
Budapest Monarch Empress $4739* $4109
Budapest Monarch Princess $5099* $3899
Budapest Monarch Empress $4739* $4109
Budapest Monarch Princess $4469* $3789
Budapest Monarch Princess $4479* $3479
2019 Dates & Prices
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Apr 08  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $4919* $4319
Budapest Monarch Princess $5229* $4639
Budapest Monarch Princess $5539* $4849
Budapest Monarch Empress $5979* $5269
Budapest Monarch Princess $5819* $4849
Budapest Monarch Empress $6369* $5479
Budapest Monarch Princess $5689* $4849
Budapest Monarch Princess $5869* $4949
Budapest Monarch Empress $5799* $4949
Budapest Monarch Princess $5619* $4579
Budapest Monarch Empress $5339* $4579
Jul 15  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5769* $4369
Aug 05  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Empress $5309* $4689
Budapest Monarch Princess $5669* $4269
Budapest Monarch Empress $5469* $4789
Budapest Monarch Princess $5399* $4689
Budapest Monarch Empress $5709* $5059
Budapest Monarch Princess $5409* $4739
Budapest Monarch Empress $6569* $5269
Sep 23  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5259* $4639
Budapest Monarch Empress $6149* $4849
Budapest Monarch Princess $5629* $4429
Budapest Monarch Empress $4909* $4319
Budapest Monarch Princess $4699* $4109
Budapest Monarch Empress $5519* $4319
Budapest Monarch Princess $4999* $3999
Budapest Monarch Princess $4319* $3689
2019 Dates & Prices
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Apr 08  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5129* $4529
Budapest Monarch Princess $5539* $4849
Budapest Monarch Princess $5759* $5059
Budapest Monarch Empress $6169* $5479
Budapest Monarch Princess $6029* $5059
Budapest Monarch Empress $6609* $5689
Budapest Monarch Princess $5979* $5059
Budapest Monarch Princess $6079* $5159
Budapest Monarch Empress $9419* $5159
Budapest Monarch Princess $5959* $4789
Budapest Monarch Empress $5729* $4789
Jul 15  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5979* $4579
Aug 05  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Empress $5519* $4899
Budapest Monarch Princess $8759* $4479
Budapest Monarch Empress $5619* $4999
Budapest Monarch Princess $5639* $4899
Budapest Monarch Empress $5919* $5269
Budapest Monarch Princess $5609* $4949
Budapest Monarch Empress $6779* $5479
Sep 23  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5499* $4849
Budapest Monarch Empress $5709* $5059
Budapest Monarch Princess $5299* $4639
Budapest Monarch Empress $5129* $4529
Budapest Monarch Princess $5519* $4319
Budapest Monarch Empress $5159* $4529
Budapest Monarch Princess $4899* $4209
Budapest Monarch Princess $4529* $3899
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Apr 08  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5339* $4739
Budapest Monarch Princess $5799* $5059
Budapest Monarch Princess $5869* $5269
Budapest Monarch Empress $6509* $5689
Budapest Monarch Princess $6029* $5269
Budapest Monarch Empress $6869* $5899
Budapest Monarch Princess $6029* $5269
Budapest Monarch Princess $6129* $5369
Budapest Monarch Empress $6289* $5369
Budapest Monarch Princess $5919* $4999
Budapest Monarch Empress $6049* $4999
Jul 15  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5549* $4789
Aug 05  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Empress $5769* $5109
Budapest Monarch Princess $5349* $4689
Budapest Monarch Empress $5829* $5209
Budapest Monarch Princess $5889* $5109
Budapest Monarch Empress $6139* $5479
Budapest Monarch Princess $5829* $5159
Budapest Monarch Empress $6349* $5689
Sep 23  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5719* $5059
Budapest Monarch Empress $5929* $5269
Budapest Monarch Princess $5499* $4849
Budapest Monarch Empress $5409* $4739
Budapest Monarch Princess $5119* $4529
Budapest Monarch Empress $5389* $4739
Budapest Monarch Princess $5179* $4429
Budapest Monarch Princess $5109* $4109
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Apr 08  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5549* $4949
Budapest Monarch Princess $6009* $5269
Budapest Monarch Princess $6179* $5479
Budapest Monarch Empress $6719* $5899
Budapest Monarch Princess $6399* $5479
Budapest Monarch Empress $7029* $6109
Budapest Monarch Princess $6399* $5479
Budapest Monarch Princess $6499* $5579
Budapest Monarch Empress $6499* $5579
Budapest Monarch Princess $6249* $5209
Budapest Monarch Empress $6129* $5209
Jul 15  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5869* $4999
Aug 05  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Empress $5979* $5319
Budapest Monarch Princess $5559* $4899
Budapest Monarch Empress $6089* $5429
Budapest Monarch Princess $6099* $5319
Budapest Monarch Empress $6349* $5689
Budapest Monarch Princess $6099* $5369
Budapest Monarch Empress $6559* $5899
Sep 23  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5929* $5269
Budapest Monarch Empress $6139* $5479
Budapest Monarch Princess $5719* $5059
Budapest Monarch Empress $5539* $4949
Budapest Monarch Princess $5329* $4739
Budapest Monarch Empress $5599* $4949
Budapest Monarch Princess $5389* $4639
Budapest Monarch Princess $4949* $4319
2019 Dates & Prices
Dates Embark Ship Air & Land Land Only
Apr 08  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $5969* $5369
Budapest Monarch Princess $6429* $5689
Budapest Monarch Princess $6599* $5899
Budapest Monarch Empress $7139* $6319
Budapest Monarch Princess $6719* $5899
Budapest Monarch Empress $7479* $6529
Budapest Monarch Princess $6849* $5899
Budapest Monarch Princess $6839* $5999
Budapest Monarch Empress $6919* $5999
Budapest Monarch Princess $6679* $5639
Budapest Monarch Empress $6559* $5639
Jul 15  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $6299* $5429
Aug 05  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Empress $6399* $5739
Budapest Monarch Princess $5919* $5319
Budapest Monarch Empress $6509* $5849
Budapest Monarch Princess $6519* $5739
Budapest Monarch Empress $6769* $6109
Budapest Monarch Princess $6519* $5789
Budapest Monarch Empress $6979* $6319
Sep 23  (Sold Out) Budapest Monarch Princess $6349* $5689
Budapest Monarch Empress $6559* $5899
Budapest Monarch Princess $6139* $5479
Budapest Monarch Empress $5959* $5369
Budapest Monarch Princess $5749* $5159
Budapest Monarch Empress $6019* $5369
Budapest Monarch Princess $5809* $5059
Budapest Monarch Princess $5369* $4739

*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. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.

While sailing with Monarch Cruises, passengers are subject to the cruise's Terms & Conditions which can be viewed at: Monarch Cruises Terms & Conditions.


Know Before You Book - High & Low Water

European river cruising has gained in popularity for very good reason. It's a relaxing and convenient way to experience Europe while enjoying the comfort of a deluxe ship. However, before making the decision to reserve your vacation, please be aware of potential conditions which may impact your cruise. While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. While it is not possible to recreate the more leisurely comforts of sailings, we will endeavor to provide a comparable itinerary. These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

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.



Is This Trip Right for You?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for a small number of sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

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Itinerary

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital and cultural center of the country. Transfer to the hotel; the remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your local host at the hotel at approximately 6pm, followed by a briefing about the journey. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4pm on Day 2 or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Warsaw City Tour
Today’s introduction to the bustling metropolis of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit glorious Lazienki Park, built in the 17th century, one of the jewels of the city. Here, view the large bronze statue of Frederic Chopin, the famed Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, born in a small village 29 miles west of Warsaw. Continue along the beautiful Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences. Arrive at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto; stop at the inspiring Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Walk through the Old Town with its cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle, a former residence of Polish kings, lovingly restored after its destruction during World War II; its decorations feature salvaged works of art from the old castle. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to discover the Old Town on your own, or join the optional to Wilanow Palace. This former residence of the Polish kings is situated outside Warsaw. It was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Depart Warsaw and travel south to Czestochowa, known for the famous Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Czestochowa to visit the shrine as it is said to have miraculous powers. After the visit, continue to Krakow, a former residence of the Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Return to the hotel in Krakow for dinner and overnight
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Krakow City Tour & Auschwitz
Morning tour of medieval Krakow begins at the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Continue to the former Jewish district, with its ancient synagogues and main square of the former ghetto. View the remaining walls of the ghetto and continue to the Old Town and to lively Market Square. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church with its tall brick tower overlooking the square and the Renaissance Cloth Hall where traders offer a variety of wares as their predecessors did many generations ago. This afternoon journey to the town of Oswiecim where the Nazis built Auschwitz, their largest concentration and death camp. The stories of those who were sent there, and who perished in this place, emphasize the scope of Hitler’s extermination efforts. After an introduction and historic film, the solemn visit includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. Stop at the former Birkenau Extermination Camp before returning to Krakow
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
Today drive through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and the city of Budapest in the late afternoon. Often called “The Paris of the East,” Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful cities. Time to relax before tonight's fun-filled optional tour. Travel to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you'll be entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live music
Optional: Hungarian Dinner and Show (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Budapest City Tour & Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure, or participate in the optional tour that traces the rich Jewish heritage of Budapest. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue, which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest. This Moorish-style building is Europe’s largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the inspiring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum. In the afternoon, the city tour begins in Pest; view the Parliament, Royal Palace, and Heroes Square. Cross the Danube over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda Hills to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then continue to the port to embark your cruise. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a gala welcome dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise 
Optional: Budapest Jewish Interest Tour (AM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Bratislava City Tour
This morning, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the ship sails along the scenic Danube. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin's Cathedral, coronation site of the Kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colorful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail to Vienna
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Vienna City Tour
Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Melk Abbey
This morning, arrive in the Bavarian village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Full Day in Linz
Early this morning cruise into Linz. Founded by the Romans, Linz has cultivated a strong artistic tradition, especially in the field of music. Today is free to explore the city independently, taking in such sites as St. Mary’s Cathedral and Linz Castle, or just relaxing at a café sampling the famous Linzer torte which was named after this quaint city. Alternatively, join the optional full day excursion to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. 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
Optional: Full Day Tour of Cesky Krumlov
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Passau City Tour
Dock this morning in 2500-year-old Passau, known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade. Passau is a Bavarian town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. Alternatively, join the optional full day tour 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 the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Regensburg
Optional:Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Regensburg City Tour
Today explore Regensburg, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city's stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, Dom St. Peter and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, enjoy a lavish gala dinner on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Full Day in Praguer
This morning, bid farewell to your Cruise Director and meet your local host as you disembark from the river cruise and drive to the "Golden City" of Prague. The rest of the day is at leisure in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Monday - Prague City Tour
Your morning tour of Prague includes a visit to the 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, 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 world-famous Astronomical Clock and the Town Hall. The rest of your day is at leasure to visit the museums, galleries or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. Or, join the optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorail to those who perished
Optional: Terezin (AM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Tuesday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to further explore this beautiful city independently. Visit the museums, galleries or stroll along Parizska Street, the city's famous shopping district. This evening, perhaps try traditional Czech cuisine at a popular restaurant. Remember to sample Prague's national treasure - its world-renowned beer
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Wednesday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 1, Monday - Depart for Poland
Depart for Poland

DAY 2, Tuesday - Arrive in Warsaw
Arrive in Warsaw, Poland's capital and cultural center of the country. Transfer to the hotel; the remainder of the day is at leisure. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Drink and orientation meeting with your local host at the hotel at approximately 6pm, followed by a briefing about the journey. We recommend that you select flights which arrive in your destination no later than 4pm on Day 2 or earlier, if possible
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Wednesday - Warsaw City Tour
Today’s introduction to the bustling metropolis of Warsaw includes both banks of the Vistula River. Visit glorious Lazienki Park, built in the 17th century, one of the jewels of the city. Here, view the large bronze statue of Frederic Chopin, the famed Polish composer and virtuoso pianist of the Romantic era, born in a small village 29 miles west of Warsaw. Continue along the beautiful Royal Route with its historic monuments and residences. Arrive at the site of the former Warsaw Ghetto; stop at the inspiring Warsaw Ghetto Memorial, commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943. Walk through the Old Town with its cobbled streets to the Market Square. View the Cathedral of St. John and the Royal Castle, a former residence of Polish kings, lovingly restored after its destruction during World War II; its decorations feature salvaged works of art from the old castle. Spend the rest of the day at leisure to discover the Old Town on your own, or join the optional to Wilanow Palace. This former residence of the Polish kings is situated outside Warsaw. It was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture
Optional: Wilanow Palace (PM)
Overnight: Warsaw
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 4, Thursday - Jasna Gora Monastery
Depart Warsaw and travel south to Czestochowa, known for the famous Pauline monastery of Jasna Gora, home of the Black Madonna painting, a shrine to the Virgin Mary. Every year millions of pilgrims from all over the world come to Czestochowa to visit the shrine as it is said to have miraculous powers. After the visit, continue to Krakow, a former residence of the Polish kings. The afternoon is at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the Wieliczka Salt Mine, one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. Return to the hotel in Krakow for dinner and overnight
Optional: Wieliczka Salt Mine
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 5, Friday - Krakow City Tour & Auschwitz
Morning tour of medieval Krakow begins at the historic 16th century Wawel Royal Castle District. Continue to the former Jewish district, with its ancient synagogues and main square of the former ghetto. View the remaining walls of the ghetto and continue to the Old Town and to lively Market Square. Stop at stately St. Mary's Church with its tall brick tower overlooking the square and the Renaissance Cloth Hall where traders offer a variety of wares as their predecessors did many generations ago. This afternoon journey to the town of Oswiecim where the Nazis built Auschwitz, their largest concentration and death camp. The stories of those who were sent there, and who perished in this place, emphasize the scope of Hitler’s extermination efforts. After an introduction and historic film, the solemn visit includes a guided tour of the Auschwitz Concentration Camp Museum. Stop at the former Birkenau Extermination Camp before returning to Krakow
Overnight: Krakow
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 6, Saturday - Scenic Drive to Budapest
Today drive through the scenic Tatra Mountains and the wooded countryside of Slovakia before reaching the Danube Valley and the city of Budapest in the late afternoon. Often called “The Paris of the East,” Budapest is one of Europe's most delightful cities. Time to relax before tonight's fun-filled optional tour. Travel to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you'll be entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live music
Optional: Hungarian Dinner and Show (PM)
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 7, Sunday - Budapest City Tour & Embarkation
Enjoy the morning at leisure, or participate in the optional tour that traces the rich Jewish heritage of Budapest. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue, which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest. This Moorish-style building is Europe’s largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the inspiring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum. In the afternoon, the city tour begins in Pest; view the Parliament, Royal Palace, and Heroes Square. Cross the Danube over the Elizabeth Bridge to the Buda Hills to see the 13th century Matthias Coronation Church. From Fisherman’s Bastion, enjoy a panoramic view of the city. Then continue to the port to embark your cruise. Tonight, meet your Cruise Director and enjoy a gala welcome dinner as it sets the mood for your delightful river cruise 
Optional: Budapest Jewish Interest Tour (AM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 8, Monday - Bratislava City Tour
This morning, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the ship sails along the scenic Danube. In the late afternoon, arrive in Bratislava, capital of Slovakia, a mix of modern and Baroque architecture. This capital city is among the youngest in Europe, yet retains a rich history dating back more than 2000 years. Walk along the cobblestone lanes of the historic town center; view St. Martin's Cathedral, coronation site of the Kings of Hungary, the 13th century Old Town Hall and the Franciscan church. Time to explore this colorful city on your own before returning to the ship for dinner. This evening, the ship will set sail to Vienna
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Tuesday - Vienna City Tour
Your morning tour of romantic Vienna introduces you to this Imperial city with its legendary opulence and elegance. Drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard lined with magnificent Baroque palaces, parks and monuments. View the lavish Hofburg Palace, and the impressive Vienna Opera House. Continue to majestic St. Stephen's Cathedral and the Parliament building. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, or, join the optional tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, once summer residence of the Hapsburgs. Visit the gorgeous baroque apartments and stroll through the world-famous manicured gardens. Tonight, perhaps take the opportunity to attend an evening of Viennese culture in the "City of Music" at an optional concert performance of the classical masterpieces of Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna's most famous citizens
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10, Wednesday - Melk Abbey
This morning, arrive in the Bavarian village of Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube. Free time to stroll this quintessential village in the heart of the Wachau wine district. Walk along medieval cobblestone streets revealing 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Continue cruising late this morning through the scenic Wachau Valley, with lovely storybook views of vineyards, castles, hilltop ruins and monasteries. Later, disembark in Melk for a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. View the Abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk and the lavish library. The ship will set sail as you dine on board this evening
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11, Thursday - Full Day in Linz
Early this morning cruise into Linz. Founded by the Romans, Linz has cultivated a strong artistic tradition, especially in the field of music. Today is free to explore the city independently, taking in such sites as St. Mary’s Cathedral and Linz Castle, or just relaxing at a café sampling the famous Linzer torte which was named after this quaint city. Alternatively, join the optional full day excursion to Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic. 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
Optional: Full Day Tour of Cesky Krumlov
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 12, Friday - Passau City Tour
Dock this morning in 2500-year-old Passau, known for its pastel patrician houses, cafes, cobblestone lanes and riverfront promenade. Passau is a Bavarian town with a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic architecture. Alternatively, join the optional full day tour 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 the Mirabell Palace, the Abbey, Salzburg Cathedral, and St. Peter's Cemetery. After lunch at a local restaurant, there will be time to discover Salzburg on your own before returning to the ship. In the early evening, all passengers will rejoin the ship and set sail for Regensburg
Optional:Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13, Saturday - Regensburg City Tour
Today explore Regensburg, one of Germany's largest and best preserved medieval cities, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The guided walking tour highlights the city's stunning architecture as you view the Old Town Hall, Dom St. Peter and the Porta Praetoria, gateway to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Marvel at beautiful churches and one of the oldest stone bridges crossing the Danube. Tonight, enjoy a lavish gala dinner on board
Overnight: River Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14, Sunday - Full Day in Prague
This morning, bid farewell to your Cruise Director and meet your local host as you disembark from the river cruise and drive to the "Golden City" of Prague. The rest of the day is at leisure in Prague, considered one of Europe's most attractive cities; its historic city center has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 15, Monday - Prague City Tour
Your morning tour of Prague includes a visit to the 1000-year-old Hradcany Castle grounds, 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 world-famous Astronomical Clock and the Town Hall. The rest of your day is at leasure to visit the museums, galleries or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. Or, join the optional tour to Terezin, the infamous Nazi WWII concentration camp, now a memorail to those who perished
Optional: Terezin (AM)
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 16, Tuesday - Full Day in Prague
Today is free to further explore this beautiful city independently. Visit the museums, galleries or stroll along Parizska Street, the city's famous shopping district. This evening, perhaps try traditional Czech cuisine at a popular restaurant. Remember to sample Prague's national treasure - its world-renowned beer
Overnight: Prague
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 17, Wednesday - Depart the Czech Republic
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Optional Tours

This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase locally.

Day #3 16 Aug 2018 - 19 Apr 2019 $50.00
22 Apr 2019 - 14 Aug 2019 $50.00
16 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $50.00
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Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

There are a total of 800 steps to descend to the underground mine, with convenience stops along the way. After a short break, all visitors will return to the surface in a mining elevator. This tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $77.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $59.00
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This tour highlights the many different aspects of Budapest's rich Jewish heritage. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest and Europe. This Moorish style building is Europe's largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019 $61.00
11 Jun 2019 - 28 Sep 2019 $61.00
02 Oct 2019 - 07 Oct 2019 $61.00
10 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $61.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #9 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $50.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $64.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

**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.

Day #11 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $105.00
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Enjoy a full-day excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and inspiration for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including Mirabell Gardens and a stop outside the house where Mozart lived. 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.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #12 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $105.00
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Visit 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.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #15 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $69.00
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This former summer residence of the Polish kings is situated just outside of Warsaw. The tour of the palace makes Polish history come alive. Wilanow was built at the end of the 17th century for King Jan III Sobieski. It stands for the splendor of Poland in the past and is considered one of the most important monuments of Polish culture.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Advance purchase is highly recommended for this tour. Tickets are limited and may not be available for purchase locally.

Day #3 22 Apr 2019 - 14 Aug 2019 $50.00
16 Aug 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $50.00
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Legend has it that the salt mines in Wieliczka were part of a dowry from Kinga, the Hungarian princess, when she wed Boleslaw the Shy over 700 years ago, making the Wieliczka Salt Mine one of the oldest in Europe. The mine's historical importance, as well as the amazing works of art carved into the walls by miners, have earned the Wieliczka Salt Mine a place on the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list. The tour will be conducted with a group on a route that takes you through three levels of underground galleries and chambers.

Pick-up and drop-off at hotel. Times to be arranged locally. Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

There are a total of 800 steps to descend to the underground mine, with convenience stops along the way. After a short break, all visitors will return to the surface in a mining elevator. This tour is not recommended for travelers that have difficulty walking on uneven and/or steep terrain.

Day #4 01 Apr 2019 - 31 Dec 2020 $77.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #6 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $59.00
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This tour highlights the many different aspects of Budapest's rich Jewish heritage. Begin with a visit to the Great Dohany Synagogue which ranks among one of the major Jewish sights in Budapest and Europe. This Moorish style building is Europe's largest synagogue and the second largest in the world. View the Jewish Museum, the magnificent Tree of Life and the stirring Raoul Wallenberg Memorial. Finally, travel across town to explore the chilling Hungarian Holocaust Museum.

Approximate tour duration is 3.5 hours.

Day #7 01 Mar 2019 - 09 Jun 2019 $61.00
11 Jun 2019 - 28 Sep 2019 $61.00
02 Oct 2019 - 07 Oct 2019 $61.00
10 Oct 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $61.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 3 hours.

Day #9 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $50.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 2.5 hours.

Day #9 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $64.00
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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.

Approximate tour duration is 10 hours.

**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.

Day #11 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $105.00
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Enjoy a full-day excursion to beautiful Salzburg, birthplace of Mozart and inspiration for the Sound of Music. The walking tour will include some of Salzburg’s most historic sites including Mirabell Gardens and a stop outside the house where Mozart lived. 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.

Approximate tour duration is 9 hours.

Day #12 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $105.00
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Visit 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.

Approximate tour duration is 4.5 hours.

Day #15 01 Mar 2019 - 31 Dec 2019 $69.00
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