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Gems of the Danube

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Between Nuremberg and Budapest
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Journey the iconic passage of the Danube from Bavaria to Hungary, enjoying rare cultural experiences that reveal the best of renowned destinations including Passau, Vienna, Regensburg and Budapest. This route is one of the most popular in Europe, helping you experience two iconic capital cities, a string of heritage-laden towns, and some of the most prized landscapes of the continent - from Wachau Valley to the Hungarian Gates.

We begin in Nuremberg, a medieval city renowned for its WWII heritage sites, which are yours to discover as part of a Scenic Freechoice guided tour. Travelling south through the Bavarian hills, explore Regensburg's Old Town or visit Weltenburg Abbey's ancient brewery, before crossing the Austrian border at Passau.

You have a choice of excursions in Linz, including a visit to Český Krumlov in the Czech Republic or a day trip to fairy-tale Salzburg. A Sundowners event in the Wachau Valley is the perfect way to enjoy the view, while Vienna brings an exclusive Scenic Enrich concert within the palatial walls of Palais Liechtenstein.

Your journey ends in the elegant Hungarian capital of Budapest, where a guided tour with a local expert introduces the city's highlights, from Buda Castle and the Hungarian State Parliament Building, to the Shoes on the Danube Bank and the magnificent State Opera House.

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* From price is for a 05 August 2019 departure. For a full list of pricing and availability, please see below. All prices are per person, twin share in GBP, based on two guests sharing. Terms and conditions apply and we reserve the right to withdraw our offers at any time. Please note, the ship operating a particular cruise is subject to change.

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Day 1

Fly to Munich from one of up to 15 UK regional airports. Upon arrival you’ll be transferred to Nuremberg, where you will be welcomed aboard your state-of-the-art Space-Ship.

Meals included: Dinner
Day 2
Nuremberg

Freechoice: Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide or visit moving WWII sites including the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a reminder of the terror caused by the National Socialist regime.

Freechoice

Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide or visit moving WWII sites including the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a reminder of the terror caused by the National Socialist regime.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Regensburg

Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

Alternatively, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

Freechoice

Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Passau > Linz

Freechoice: Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’.

Freechoice

Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’.

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

Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein – 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, take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Freechoice

Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein – 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, take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Vienna

Freechoice: Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Discover 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 and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’.

Enrich
Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of historic Bratislava or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Discover 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 and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’.

Enrich

Admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Budapest:

Freechoice: Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

Freechoice

Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish heritage with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Budapest

After breakfast, transfer to Budapest airport for your return flight home. Travel to one of up to 15 UK airports.

Meals included: Breakfast
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