Enjoy the best of the Danube! Before your cruise through Austria and Germany, explore the "Pearl of the Danube"—Budapest. Enjoy beautiful hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. You`ll enjoy a guided tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes` Square.
Beautiful views, marvelous food, and the birthplace of some of the world`s greatest music is in store on your Danube River cruise. Embark in Budapest to sail to Vienna—the City of Music. You`ll marvel at the sights with a guided city tour of Vienna`s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen`s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein to walk in the steps of Richard the Lionheart. You may choose a guided hike to the castle where he was held during the Crusades, and behold the brilliant view of Austria`s Wachau Valley from above. Next, the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk awaits, with its frescoed ceilings, sculptures, library, and ornate pipe organ. Join us on board for a wine tasting of Wachau Valley vintages.
You`ll cruise to Passau, Germany, where the Danube meets the Inn and Ilz Rivers, for guided walking tour of the captivating, baroque "City of Three Rivers." Visit the Bavarian town of Regensburg to see medieval sights, including the Old Town Hall and the fortress entrance built in 179 AD. Later, join us for a beer tasting on board. Once docked in Roth, hear a fascinating onboard lecture of the impact of the Main-Danube, then take your pick of included excursions—a tour of Roth`s medieval houses, streets, and town hall; guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds of the Third Reich.
Your vacation continues after your cruise with two nights in the Golden City of Prague. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. Guided sightseeing includes Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town`s Astronomical Clock. Enjoy free time as well to explore this exquisite city.