07 Nights / 08 Days
Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau-Linz, Melk-Vienna & Budapest
- 07 Nights’ accommodation on –board cruise
- All meals as per the itinerary
- Port Charges
- International air ticket, Airport taxes, Visa charges, Over-seas Mediclaim Insurance.
- Meals other than those specified (if any).
- Tips, Laundry, telephone, optional excursions and other items of a personal nature.
- Cost of foreign exchange for personal use.
- Any items or services not specified in the itinerary ‘TOUR PRICE INCLUDES’ head.
Day 1 Arrive Nuremberg – Embark Cruise
Arrive Nuremberg and transfer to the cruise terminal on your own to board your river cruise vessel. Before dinner, meet your crew for a welcome reception. Overnight on board. (D)
Day 2 Nuremberg–Roth
This morning the choice is yours – join a certified local guide for a Nuremberg rally grounds tour, or guided sightseeing of the nearby town of Roth. This delightful town, with its half-timbered houses and market square, is also an industrial center for textile manufacturing. Visit the interesting Industrial Museum and then in contrast, take pictures of Schloss Ratibor, an ancient hunting lodge, built in 1535, with a most picturesque inner courtyard. Roth is also the scene for one of Europe’s most important annual triathlons. Overnight on board (B, L, D)
Day 3 Regensburg
Arrive in Regensburg today. Dating back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC, Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Established during the Holy Roman Empire and the only German city not bombed during WWII, Regensburg has at least 1,300 listed buildings of “historic interest.” Architectural highlights of your guided walk include the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Wander through the city’s lanes and alleys to discover the many mansions with high towers. Wealthy families built these towers to emphasize their status and wealth during the Middle Ages, and many still remain today. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany. Grab a beer and enjoy an snack at the Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany’s oldest restaurants. Bask in the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. Before dinner you will be introduced to some of Germany’s famous beers! Overnight on board (B,L,D)
Day 4 Passau
This morning, dock in Passau. Uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge, Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Alternatively, choose from several full-day optional excursions while your ship continues to sail into Austria. Rejoin your vessel in the late afternoon. Overnight on board (B, L, D)
Day 5 Melk, Austria–Vienna
This morning, enjoy a guided visit of Melk’s magnificent 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The abbey houses an ornate library with over 80,000 printed books and 2,000 manuscripts. You’ll be captivated by the splendor of the church with its frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 210-foot-high cupola. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! Then, cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Pass the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, the landmark of Dürnstein, before arriving in Vienna in the evening. Known as the “City of Music,” it inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. An optional concert is available tonight. Overnight on board (B, L, D)
Day 6 Vienna
Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral—plus, countless other sights shown to you by your local guide during your included city tour. Shop in the delightful pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic Viennese coffee houses, historic institutions that helped shape Viennese culture! In the late afternoon, leave Vienna for Budapest. Overnight on board (B,L,D)
Day 7 Budapest, Hungary
Spanning the banks of the Danube, Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. Whether you’re seeing the sights, shopping for handcrafted embroidery or Herend porcelain, or basking in the coffee house culture over a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café, Budapest’s unique energy is positively palatable. On your guided sightseeing tour, see Heroes’ Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs. Be sure to take note of the city’s eight bridges – which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. You may even want to walk across Chain Bridge, built in 1849 and a symbol of Budapest. Perhaps visit St. Stephen’s Basilica; shop at the Great Market Hall and purchase paprika at one of its 180 vendor stalls; wander around the Royal Palace grounds; or stroll along Váci utca, the main shopping street. Overnight on board (B,L,D)
Day 8 Disembarkation Cruise
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. Disembark and proceed to the airport on your own. (B)
Departure Dates for 2017:
|May||13, 27, 31|
|June||2, 10, 17, 21, 23, 24|
|July||5, 12, 14, 19, 29|
|August||2, 11, 12, 23|
|September||2, 13, 23, 27|
TOUR PRICE PRICE PER PERSON IN USD STARTING FROM
Cabin Deck /Category Twin Share Child with Bed (8 -12 yrs ) Indigo Deck – (E) 2199 2199 Indigo Deck – (D) 2398 2398 Saphire Deck – (B) 3248 3248 Saphire Deck – (A) 3298 3298 Royal Deck – (P) 3398 3398 Royal Deck – (Suite/Royal Suite) 4098 4098
- Validity: April 2017 – September 2017.
- The above price is based on minimum 2 adults travelling together.
- The above price is not valid for travel during trade fair period and special events.
- At this point of time no services are confirmed and the same is subject to availability.
- For payment and cancellation terms please check on case to case basis.
- Should the period of travel, or the number of participants, or the type of accommodation, or the type of transport or the duration of the trip, change the quote will be adjusted accordingly.
- The above price is valid if the booking is received 60 days prior to travel.
- Children below 8 are not allowed.
- Travelers who are under 18 yrs old on the departure date must be accompanied by an adult and should share accommodation with an adult.
- Triple accommodation is not allowed for the above cruise.