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11 Day Danube Delights River Cruise

11 Day Danube Delights River Cruise

Experience the Danube River aboard your Emerald Waterways star-ship on a seven-night cruise through four countries.

05/22/2020-06/01/2020    Fri.-Mon.

Free airfare when reservations are made by 03/31/2019

Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours

  • Visit five countries

  • Seven-night cruise

  • All gratuities included onboard

  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew

  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides

  • Personal listening device for onboard excursions

  • All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine

  • Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners

  • Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom

  • Complimentary WiFi onboard

  • Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore

  • Variety of onboard evening entertainment

  • All port charges included

  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, the Czech Republic

  • $55 in Mayflower Money

  • Round Trip air from Philadelphia.

Day 1

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

Day 2

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred from the airport to your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship. After boarding, enjoy some time at your leisure to explore Budapest. This evening, join your fellow travelers with a traditional Hungarian welcome dinner. Later, enjoy Hungarian folk dancing and music with a special performance onboard. The perfect nightcap is an evening cruise through the harbor, seeing the city illuminated in nighttime splendor. Meal: D EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

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Day 3

Today’s included tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital Budapest, Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest OR, take an exciting hike to Buda Hill. The cruise begins with a leisurely afternoon onboard as the ship departs for Bratislava. This evening, the Captain welcomes you with a reception, followed by his Gala Dinner. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Buda Hill

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Day 4

The day begins with an included walking tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava embodies various cultures. See the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. OR, the active travelers can choose to go on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle. After lunch onboard, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to coffee and cake in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Bratislava Castle EmeraldPLUS: Home Hosted Coffee and Cake with a Slovakian family

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Day 5

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classic music. Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital with a drive along the Ringstrasse to see the impressive Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. ALTERNATIVELY, join the guided bike tour and walk through the city center. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour DiscoverMORE: Vist to Upper Belvedere Palace / Museum (extra expense) DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

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Day 6

Awaken this morning in the medieval town of Dürnstein, where you have free time to enjoy one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. The ruins of Dürnstein Castle, which served as a prison to England’s Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop. Later this morning, relax onboard as you cruise through the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley before arriving in Emmersdorf, the port for Melk. On an included excursion, visit the magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts an opulent Baroque interior. Meals: B, L, D EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour along the Danube River from Dürnstein to Melk

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Day 7

Salzburg to see sights from The Sound of Music and walk along the famous Getreidegasse Lane past Monart’s birthplace. OR, remain onboard until the cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you to Passau. On an included walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. The excursions operate at the same time and only one can be selected. Each excursion concludes at the ship in Vilshofen. Meals: B, L, D DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

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Day 8

This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Explore the city on a guided walking tour, seeing one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube, the Old Town Hall and other architectural highlights. Travel by coach to Kelheim to rejoin the ship and continue sailing to Nuremberg. Meals: B, L, D DiscoverMORE: Traditional Bavarian Band onboard

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Day 9

After breakfast, disembark the ship and enjoy a guided tour of Nuremberg. Learn the importance of this city during the war and pass the courthouse where the Nazi War Trials were held. During the walking tour, discover the medieval charm of the Altstadt (old town) with its amazing architecture, fortifications and stone towers from past centuries. Free time is provided for lunch on your own prior to departing by coach for Prague, Czech Republic, for a two night stay. Meal: B

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Day 10

The day begins with an included tour highlighting the famous sites of this beautiful city including Old Town Square with its astronomical clock and the medieval Charles Bridge. Following a brief panoramic tour, the heart of the city is discovered on foot. During free time this afternoon, continue exploring on your own or join the optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

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Day 11

Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Meal: B

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B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

  Accommodations

Days 2-8  Emerald Waterways Star Ship

Emerald Stateroom

Panorama Balcony Suite - Vista

Panorama Balcony Suite - Horizon

Grand Balcony Suite 

Owner's One Bedroom Suite

Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Philadelphia Airport Philadelphia International Airport
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