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Blue Danube Budapest to Nuremberg

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Visit: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Wachau, Emmersdorf, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg

Day 1: Budpaest

At the very start of your cruise, you will enjoy one of Europe’s most attractive cities and tourist destinations. After embarking in the afternoon, you will have time to explore your floating premium hotel for the first time, whereafter you can enjoy a Welcome Cocktail in the Panorama Bar and a Welcome Dinner in the Panorama Restaurant, which offers a magnificent view of the cityscape. Your ship will remain in Budapest for the first night.

Meals: Welcome Dinner

Day 2: Budapest

Spend a full day exploring Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis. This evening, a Hungarian folklore show and evening cruise through the “Paris of the East” on your Amadeus Vessel is a perfect start to the cruise.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Bratislava

Arrive in the capital city of Bratislava this afternoon. The old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop and the current residence of the president of Slovakia are part of the charm of this city. Walk through the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, where you can admire the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, to the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university in the city, which dates back to the 15th century. Back onboard, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travellers.

Day 4: Vienna

There is much to see and explore in the impressive Imperial Vienna. Drive along the Ringstrasse, visit one of the many museums or visit the Naschmarkt for a sample of culinary delights, the city is yours. An excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence of Empress Maria Theresia is offered this afternoon, as well as an evening concert ‘Sound of Vienna’ at a local music hall to round out your stay. Late in the evening, the vessel departs toward the romantic Wachau Valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Dürnstein - Wachau - Melk/Emmersdorf

Awake in the village of Dürnstein, known as the “Pearl of the Wachau”. Spend the morning in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets and perhaps sample the local wines. After lunch onboard, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO protected landscape, of the Wachau Valley. Spend the afternoon discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey, the largest in Austria and a seat of higher education.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Passau

Our next port of call is the three rivers city of Passau, located at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. High above the rivers, the Veste Oberhaus 13th century fortress houses a city museum and observation tower. The old town of Passau is filled with outstanding Baroque architecture, including St Stephen’s Cathedral containing the largest pipe organ in the world with 17,974 pipes. This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner as you continue to beautiful Regensburg.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Regensburg

Visit the beautiful city of Regensburg one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. Among its architectural treasures are churches, monasteries, the town hall, and one of Europe’s oldest bridges, which has spanned the Danube since the 12th century. Explore the city and feel the former power and wealth which once controlled the trade route to the Orient. Step inside the Regensburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter and admire this masterpiece of Gothic architecture in southern Germany. Spend the afternoon cruising the waterways of the Danube. A Bavarian theme surrounds the evening with a special menu and festivities.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8: Nuremberg

We bid you farewell after breakfast in Nuremberg. We hope to welcome you back soon!

Meals: Breakfast

Cruise Package Includes:

  • Fascinating river cruise in an outside river view stateroom of your choice, most with French balconny or drop down panoramic windows 
  • Complimentary state of the art audio headsets for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced, multilingual Cruise Director
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snacks) in the elegant Panorama restaurant, which accomodates all guests in one seating.
  • Free flowing quality red & white wines from Europe's famous wine regions with every dinner on board 
  • Coffee and tea after lunch and dinner
  • 24 hour complimentary coffee, tea, hot chocolate and water
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain's Gala Dinner
  • Special onboard entertainment including lectures, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and nightly music by the Amadeus Duo in the Panorama Bar
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles
  • All English Language on board in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
  • All local Taxes

Excursion Package A: From AUD $256.00 per person:

  • City Tour of Budapest
  • City Tour of Bratislava
  • City Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of Melk Abbey

Excursion Package B: From AUD $348.00 per person:

  • City Tour of Budapest
  • City Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of the Schönbrunn Palace
  • Dürnstein Walking Tour with Wine Tasting
  • Guided Tour of Melk Abbey
  • Passau Walking Tour

Excursion Package C: From AUD $611.00 per person:

  • City Tour of Budapest
  • Excursion to the Royal Palace of Gödöllö
  • City Tour of Bratislava
  • City Tour of Vienna
  • Guided Tour of the Schönbrunn Palace
  • "Sound of Vienna" Classical Concert (cat. B)
  • Dürnstein Walking Tour with Wine Tasting
  • Guided Tour of Melk Abbey
  • Passau Walking Tour
  • Regensburg Walking Tour

 

Cruise Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and cruises are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (lc)

Package Information

  • Duration: 8 Days/7 Nights
  • Type: River Cruise
  • Departures: July 2019
  • Cities Visited: Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Wachau, Emmersdorf, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg
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