Delightful Danube & Prague 2018 with Uniworld

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Delightful Danube & Prague 2018 with Uniworld

An extraordinary journey for aficionados of European history, music & art.
Cruise Operator: Uniworld Cruise - Trafalgar Tours

FROM:R46 130


Package Information
DETAILS
Starting fromR46 130
Package ValiditySelected departure dates in JUN 2018 & JUL 2018.  *** Book & pay by 31 MAR 2018 & SAVE up to 30%, discount already included in the price ***
Duration9 nights
DestinationAustria, Hungary, Germany & Czech Republic
Starts inPrague/Budapest
Ends inBudapest/Prague

Description

- All transfers on arrival & departure days
- 7 nights cruise in a riverview stateroom on-board the River Beatrice
- 2 nights accommodation at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar in Prague
- All dining & unlimited beverages on-board including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee & tea & bottled water
- Captains Welcome & Farewell Receptions
- Welcome & Farewell Gala Dinners
- Visit 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites
- 7 excursions, including "Choice is Yours" options
- Assistance of an English-speaking local expert & experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager
- Guided "Go Active", "Do as the Locals Do" & "Gentle Walking" programs
- On-board local entertainment
- Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Main-Danube Canal : History of an Engineering Milestone”
- Port charges

** This cruise operates on varies dates between MAY 2018 - NOV 2018. Please enquire with you Travel Agent regarding prices for other dates **

 




Day 1

Prague

Arrive at Prague Václav Havel Airport, where you will be transferred to the hotel.



Day 2

Prague

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Prague city tour OR exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre & Municipal House

Welcome to the beautiful “City of Spires,” an inspiration for artists, poets & writers, & you’ll discover why on a panoramic tour that includes the Prague Castle district, St. Vitus Cathedral & the Golden Lane before strolling across Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church & the famous astronomical clock. Music lovers may wish to partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theatre, where operas are staged to this day. Be treated to a short music concert composed by Mozart & his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon before enjoying traditional Czech refreshments at the café in Municipal House, the premier art nouveau building in Prague.



Day 3

Prague, transfer to Nuremberg (embark)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Partake in a tour of Nuremberg, enjoying Old Nuremberg. WWll history buffs may wish to go on a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg trials. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.



Day 4

Cruising the Main-Danube Canal, Regensburg

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit

Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-of-the- art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you will see the Audi museum instead. Spend your first night on the ship with the Captain’s Welcome Reception & Gala Dinner.



Day 5

Passau

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

A "trifecta" of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk OR exclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bike ride

You have a few ways how to experience Passau—strolling with a guide through its medieval lanes lined with baroque buildings; taking a panoramic tour followed by a shorter walk through the heart of the charming city; or going active by cycling along the Danube’s riverside bike path & ending in Passau’s Old Town; or joining a hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River.



Day 6

Engelhartszell, cruising the Danube River

Your ship leaves Germany behind today, sailing into Austria & cruising through the Schlögener Schlinge-a hairpin loop in the Danube that was once very hazardous for ships.



Day 7

Spitz (Spitz or Melk), cruising the Wachau Valley

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Spitz village stroll with exclusive wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit

Explore the town with a wine & nature expert & sample local wines & delicacies made with apricots-a specialty of the region. Or explore Melk's 900-year-old Benedictine abbey & its famous library, the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose. Cruise through the spectacular UNESCO World-Heritage-designated Wachau Valley.



Day 8

Vienna

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a discovery tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral & the State Opera. If you prefer to experience the sheer number of artistic gems, then partake in the “City of Arts” tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss. Note: The Vienna State Opera House is occasionally closed to visitors for rehearsals or special events without advance notice. If we cannot visit the opera house, we will visit an alternative venue instead.



Day 9

Cruising the Danube River, Budapest

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour, & exclusive Hungarian reception at Szentendre Island's Bodor Major horse farm

Choose one of two ways to discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube.” Savor the beauty of both Buda & Pest, on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest & most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi Garden; & explore the National Museum. Cap the day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception &  Gala Dinner.



Day 10

Budapest (disembark)

Transfer to Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport for your flight home, or extend your stay in Budapest.




 
 
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