The Emerald Waterways ‘Danube Delights’ is an unforgettable cruise along the Danube and through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals and sightseeing excursions showcase this magnificent vacation!.

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Emerald Waterways

Danube Delights

8 Day - Nuremberg to Budapest

Emerald Waterways

The Danube journeys through the very heart of Europe, calling in at some of the world’s most elegant, vibrant and influential cities. Multiple capitals – including Budapest, Vienna, Bratislava and Belgrade – sit along the course of this beautiful waterway, providing Danube river cruise guests with an insight into the history of the continent.
The Danube passes through 10 different countries (more than any other river in the world), and has long been an important trade route and military vantage point. Many of Europe’s finest architectural sights are found along this river.

 

Danube Delights is an unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.

Inclusions:

  • 8-Day River cruise from Nuremberg – Budapest
  • A queen size or twin hotel-style bed, draped in luscious linens
  • Complimentary bottled water restocked daily
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Secure safe for your valuables
  • Free beer, wine and soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • All ship gratuities
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • EmeraldExcursions – Emerald Waterways included excursions  and tours.  (Included in your cruise fare)
  • EmeraldACTIVEprogram – stretch your legs, find your center and keep active (Included in your cruise fare)
  • EmeraldPLUSexperience takes you to the heart of local culture, helping you enjoy authentic customs and traditions while learning what day-to-day life is like for local people. (Included in your cruise fare)
  • DiscoverMOREa collection of special events that invite you to delve deep into the wonders of Europe. (Premium Excursions)

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Itinerary

DAY 1
Nuremberg
Welcome to Nuremberg, you will be met by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for you.
DAY 2
Regensburg
This morning, relax as you cruise down the Main-Danube Canal. Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, visiting the Old Town Hall complex and Porta Praetoria, an ancient stone building that can be dated back to 179 AD.
DAY 3
Passau – Linz
Today’s cruising will take you to the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. Your guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with a scattering of Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River.
DAY 4
Melk – Dürnstein
Your included tour will take you to Melk Abbey, famous for its invaluable library. This afternoon, enjoy a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, cruise through the wine region and on to Dürnstein, embarking on a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle when you arrive.
DAY 5
Vienna
Welcome to Vienna. The “City of Dreams” was home to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Today, you can explore the capital with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse and a walking tour of the city. Soak in the opulent façades of the Vienna State Opera and City Hall before admiring the multi-coloured tiled roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour from where your Star-Ship is docked to the idyllic Danube Island, before finishing in Prater, underneath the giant Ferris wheel.
DAY 6
Bratislava
Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautifully restored historic quarter, venturing down winding cobbled streets and passing a number of architectural highlights, including the neo-Renaissance Slovak National Theatre and the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Alternatively, hike to Bratislava Castle and discover how it was destroyed by Napoleon’s troops during the 19th century. Gain a thorough understanding of Slovakian culture this afternoon as you meet a local family for coffee and cake. This evening, your captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captain’s Gala Dinner.
DAY 7
Budapest
Offering an abundance of European history, Budapest is known for its charming neo-Gothic architecture, cultural whimsy and historic monuments around every corner. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers many links to the past, including the remains of the Roman city of Aquincum. Enjoy a guided coach tour, starting at the Citadella that sits on top of Gellért Hill, overlooking the Danube. Relax as a drive down Andrássy Avenue showcases the decorative façades of neo-Renaissance townhouses and journey to Heroes’ Square to see the seven chieftains of the Magyars.
DAY 8
Budapest
After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of a Viennese skyline and Baroque masterpieces with you.
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