Gems of the Danube & Prague 2019 Scenic River Cruise
Perhaps it's hardly surprising that one of Europe's longest waterways has so many wonderful attractions along it's banks. Even so, every aspect of this itinerary will surprise and delight you, starting with a three night hotel stay in Prague to help you prepare yourself for the wonder of your 5-star luxury river cruise. Explore Nuremberg, famous for so many landmark events in history; or Budapest; Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings; or Budapest, so often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. You can look forward to enjoying it all from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship.
Your journey into wonder begins here. Raise your glass to the days ahead at this evening’s welcome reception.
Budapest is one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage on a guided tour with an expert local guide. Alternatively, you can choose to journey to nearby riverside town in Pest County, Szentendre. Szentendre is known for its museums, galleries, and artists, and you’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.
As you cruise the mighty Danube relax in one of the lounges and viewing areas, and enjoy the scenery as your Scenic Space-Ship sails towards majestic Vienna.
Today you have options galore.
Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet, Vincent van Gogh, and Max Beckmann. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the famous golden Art Nouveau icons the Kiss and Judith.
Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, originally built as a palace. Explore the opulence of this grand abbey including the awe inspiring library and abbey church. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Dürnstein to Melk – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
Sundowners: As the day ends, you’ll get to take in the fine scenery at the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and can expect a wonderful ending to a magnificent day. Of course, we don’t take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who’ll provide the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.
Freechoice: Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed Old City, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart, and the city backdrop for ‘The Sound of Music’.
At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.
Freechoice: Join your insightful local guide for an enjoyable walk around Regensburg where you’ll discover the old town, with its array of wealthy merchant houses, the Old Bridge and the Porta Praetoria – a reminder of Regensburg’s Roman heritage. Alternatively, hop on a local ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, set on the shore of the Danube River. Explore the abbey and sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.
Explore this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century, on an orientation tour with your local expert guide. Learn about the infamous history Nuremberg is renowned for, and discover some of the important sights that shaped modern history, before journeying by coach to Prague, one of the truly magical cities of Europe. Complete your journey with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
This morning join your knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating walk through the city and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Afterwards you might wish to venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge. This incredibly beautiful structure was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the bank of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. There’s no need to fret or plan ahead – your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.
After breakfast transfer to the Airport. Prague is the end of your tour but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
|15 August 2019||£2,819 Cat PP Balcony Suite|
|19 August 2019 (in reverse)||£2,819|
|14 October 2019 (in reverse)||£3,989 Cat BD Deluxe Balcony Suite|
|24 October 2019||£2,989 Cat A Balcony Suite|
- Savings of up to £3,000 per couple
- Free Fast Track Security Pass and Free Airport lounge pass
- Fly from a selection of up to 15 UK airports
- 7 nights on board a 5-star Scenic Space-Ship
- 3 night stay in a luxurious hotel such as the Marriott
- Balcony suites, including a Scenic Sun Lounge Butler service for all guests
- Laundry concierge
- Complimentary premium branded beverages all day, everyday†
- Six dining options,from casual to fine dining
- Exclusive Scenic Tailormade GPS for self-guided touring Authentic local entertainment
- The freedom of our e-bikes Cruise Directors to guide and assist Expert local guides Complimentary
- Wi-Fi internet
- Return airport transfers
- Scenic Enrich – unforgettable and exclusive events Scenic Sundowners^ – exclusive hosted cocktails in a stunning location
- Scenic Freechoice – a choice of activities throughout your journey
- All tipping and gratuities worth