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Gems of the Danube

8 Day
Between Budapest and Nuremberg
Danube
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Departing 11 October 2018
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It’s hardly surprising that one of Europe’s longest rivers boasts so many wonderful sights and experiences along its banks. Even so, the great river Danube still has the power to surprise with its captivating list of heritage sites and natural highlights. Explore the architectural treasures of Budapest, including the incomparable Hungarian Parliament Building; enjoy the nostalgic wonder of Strauss and Mozart in Vienna’s stunning Palais Liechtenstein; explore the impressive 18th-century Benedictine Abbey in Melk; pass through the wonderful Wachau Valley en-route to historic Passau; and savour the medieval charms of Regensburg and Nuremberg, where you’ll encounter heritage wonders like Weltenburg Abbey, Nuremberg Castle and the Porta Praetoria Roman fortress. 

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Day 1
UK > Budapest
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Budapest. Pick from one of up to 14 UK regional airports to travel direct from London, Manchester or Birmingham. You'll then be transferred to your Scenic Space-Ship.
Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Budapest

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Vienna

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.

Enrich

Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues, and you’ll have ample opportunity to explore it.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Dürnstein > Melk

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

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Linz > Passau

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’.

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’.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Regensburg

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Nuremberg > UK
After breakfast, transfer to Munich airport for your return flight home. Travel direct to London, Manchester or Birmingham or one of up to 14 UK regional airports.
Meals included: Breakfast
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