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The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise

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November 30, 2022

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11 Day
Availability : June 29, 2019
Chicago
Prague, the Czech Republic
Tour Details
Experience the Danube River aboard the MS Amadeus Silver II, our exclusively chartered river ship, on a 7-night cruise through four countries. Includes two nights in Pragueand escorted shore excursions in five cities with English-speaking guides.

Price Includes

  • FREE home pick up to airport, and return
  • 22 Meals (7 dinners, 6 lunches, and 9 breakfasts
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, the Czech Republic before cruising
  • Included hsore excursions escorted by local, English-speaking guides in Passau, Dümstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Enhanced touring experience with the use of audio headsets
Itinerary

Day 1Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Prague, the Czech Republic, on of the most beautiful in Europe.

Day 2Prague, the Czech Republic

Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin discovering your new surroundings.

Day 3City Tour of Prague

After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of the city. See Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Wenceslas Square and the medieval Charles Bridge. During free time this afternoon, discover the city on your own or join the optional excursion of the Jewish Quarter.

Day 4Passau, Germany

After breakfast, depart Prague by motorcoach for Passau, one of Germany’s oldest cities. Enjoy an included guided walking tour through this fairytale town with a history dating back more than 2,000 years. Admire graceful arcades, cobblestone streets and see the breathtaking Baroque cathedral of St. Stephan, before embarking Mayflower Tours’ exclusively chartered river ship.

Day 5Linz and Salzburg, Austria

The day is yours to explore Linz on your own or join an optional excursion to Mozart’s Salzburg, where your guide shows you sights from The Sound of Music and walks you along the famous Getreidegasse Lane, past Mozart’s birthplace.

Day 6Melk and Dürnstein, Austria

Join an optional excursion in Melk to the magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which boasts an opulent Baroque interior. See the Marble Hall, library and terraced gardens. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley, as we cruise along the Danube River, before arriving in Dürnstein – ‘The Pearl of the Wachau Valley.’ Join your local guide for a stroll through this quaint medieval town, dominated by the magnifi-cent Baroque Stiftskirche with its lovely blue façade. The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle,which served as a prison to England’s Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop.

Day 7Vienna, Austria

Discover all Vienna has to offer during the included orientation tour. Travel along the Ringstrasse and see the impressive Opera House, famous concert halls, stately architecture and historic monuments. Visit Schönbrunn Palace with its magnificent interiors and landscape gardens. Enjoy leisure time in the city center this afternoon. This evening, join an optional excursion to a musical concert in one of the famous music venues of the city.

Day 8Bratislava, Slovakia

The day begins with an included panoramic city tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the former capital of Hungary. Board the exclusively chartered Bratislava City Train for a unique touring experience. As the train winds its way up to Bratislava Castle, the guide will point out the beautiful buildings and historic sites. See the Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the National Theatre, the Archbishop’s Summer Residence and the Blumental Church. In the Old City, a leisurely paced walking tour passes the Archbishop Palace, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Main Square with its Old Town Hall, the Roland Fountain and Opera House. Tonight, enjoy a musical performance onboard by local artists.

Day 9Budapest, Hungary

Today’s city tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop at Gellért Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square, the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace. Enjoy free time to explore and shop for porcelain or other local specialties.

Day 10Budapest at Leisure

The day is at leisure to spend the last day of your European holiday as you wish. This evening we say goodbye tour captain and crew at our farewell reception onboard.

Day 11Budapest/USA

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

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Accommodations

Days Two & Three
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