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Munich to Budapest
This unforgettable cruise through the heart of old Europe showcases the magnificence of yesteryear.
Ornate palaces, historic icons and cultural landmarks fill the banks of the Danube between Nuremberg and Budapest, offering cherished insights into the region’s vast and varied past. Step back in time and soak up authentic traditions as you make gentle progress down one of the world’s most celebrated waterways.
Day 1: UK – Nuremberg. Your holiday begins with a transfer from your home to the airport, your flight departs from London. On arrival in Munich you’ll be met by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to the ship where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. You’ll have the chance to unpack, relax in your room and explore all of the ship’s fantastic facilities, like the on-board heated pool and bar. (dinner)
Day 2: Kelheim - Regensburg. This morning’s sailing takes you through the fnal stretch of the fascinating Main-Danube Canal to Kelheim. As you cruise along the Danube River you’ll reach Regensberg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On your guided walking tour you’ll have the chance to admire one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube as well as the city’s architectural highlights. This evening, you have an invitation to enjoy a Welcome Dinner where you’ll be able to meet other guests, crew and the captain, and acquaint yourself with time on the river. Entertainment comes courtesy of a traditional Bavarian Band.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 3: Passau. Today you’re visiting Passau – the Three Rivers City’. On this morning’s walking tour, you’ll stroll through the cobblestone streets and narrow alleys before emerging to find the perfect view of the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress.You’ll then have the chance to appreciate the wonderfully ornate architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral which towers majestically above Passau and is the mother church of the eastern Danube region. We return to the ship for lunch on-board and an afternoon of leisurely sailing. Alternatively there is an optional full day tour to Salzburg in Austria. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 4: Melk – Durnstein. Your tour of Austria’s wine growing region begins in Melk – a pretty town situated on the south bank of the Danube River. Here you’ll explore a 900-year old Benedictine Abbey which is located above the town on a splendid rocky outcrop overlooking where the Danube joins the Wachau Valley – an Austrian valley with a picturesque landscape. Boasting the fnest Italian architecture, elaborate gold leaf walls, a 640ft Imperial Corridor and fabulous fresco ceilings, Melk Abbey is a beautiful sight to behold. Later, you’ll sail to Durnstein through the great Wachau Valley – home to the 12th century castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 5: Vienna. Austria’s vibrant city of Vienna is a fantastic fusion of old and new. As well as being known as ‘The City of Music’ because of its musical legacy. Vienna is also regarded as ‘The City of Dreams’ as it was home to Sigmund Freud. Today, we take you on an icon-flled coach tour along the Ringstrasse where you’ll see Vienna’s world-famous Opera House, Burgtheatre, Town Hall and Hofburg Imperial Palace, before hopping off to explore on foot. You’ll then head to the centre of Vienna where St Stephen’s cathedral stands proud and majestic in the main square. This evening you have the choice to take an exclusive optional trip to enjoy a Viennese concert. (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 6: Bratislava. Today you’ll experience the bustling pedestrian plazas and stylish street cafes of Bratislava. And for a more profound insight, you’ll be taken on a sightseeing tour of the Old Town.
Afterwards you’ll enjoy a special home-hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family, providing you with a truly authentic insight into Slovakian culture. You’ll sample traditional fare in the company of new friends, and discover what everyday life is like in a Slovakian village.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 7: Budapest. For an amazing end to a fantastic holiday, we welcome you to Budapest. Widely known as one of the continent’s most beautiful cities, Budapest is home to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrassy Avenue, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway. Today you will enjoy a guided tour of the city sights, including the Royal Palace of Buda and the chain bridge linking Buda and Pest. The day concludes with an evening cruise along the Danube where you’ll enjoy a traditional Hungarian Farewell Dinner, complete with folk dancing and music.
(breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Day 8: Budapest to London. After breakfast disembark your river cruise ship and transfer to the airport for your homebound flight to London. On arrival in the UK you will be met by our transfer service and returned to your home. (breakfast)
EXCEPTIONAL EMERALD VALUE
ALL INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
• Return economy flights from London
• FREE return transfers from your home address to the airport
• 7 nights in a stateroom or suite of your choice, all with river view
• 6 shore excursions, including visits to 3 UNESCO World Heritage Sites
• 2 EmeraldPlus activities including a home-hosted afternoon tea with a local Slovakian family
• 2 EmeraldActive activities
• 20 on-board meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners including a Welcome Gala Dinner
• Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner on-board
• Complimentary tea and coffee on-board
• Complimentary bottled water in your Suite or Stateroom
• A variety of on-board evening entertainment
• First-class service from English-speaking crew and knowledgeable local guides
• Complimentary Wi-Fi on-board
• Complimentary on board bicycles
• All port charges, airport taxes and transfers within Europe
• ABTA & ATOL protected
• All tips included, saving you up to £235 per couple Includes FREE drinks package and FREE transfers
All prices subject to availability