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Danube Christmas Markets with Prague

11 Day
Between Prague and Budapest
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Departing 29 November 2018
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In the heart of Europe’s grand waterway region, rug up and immerse yourself in the enchanting atmosphere of the Christmas markets, which have brought magic to the banks of the Danube River for centuries. Delight in the magic of Prague as snow falls softly onto the cobblestoned streets. Spend seven nights cruising the majestic Danube as you sail from Nuremberg to Budapest.
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Day 1
UK > Prague
Choose from a selection of ways to travel to Prague. Pick from one of up to 14 regional airports or travel direct from London, Manchester or Birmingham. Start your journey with a three night stay at one of our city center hotels before being transferred to your Scenic-Space Ship in Nuremberg.
Day 2
Prague

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.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 3
Prague

Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks 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 plan ahead – your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.

Meals included: Breakfast
Day 4
Prague > Nuremberg

Journey by coach to fascinating Nuremberg in Bavaria, which dates back to the 11th century. Your cruise begins here, and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 5
Nuremberg

Freechoice: Choose to visit moving WWII sites or try something a little lighter – a gingerbread baking class.

Freechoice

Choose to visit moving WWII sites or try something a little lighter – a gingerbread baking class.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Regensburg

Freechoice: Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets at Thurn and Taxis Palace. This magical village will make you feel like you have entered a fairytale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg.

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Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets at Thurn and Taxis Palace. This magical village will make you feel like you have entered a fairytale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Passau > Linz

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 film ‘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 film ‘The Sound of Music’.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Melk > Dürnstein

Later, spend the afternoon soaking up the wonderful Christmas atmosphere.

Freechoice

Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Or, if you’re feeling more active, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 9
Vienna

Today you have options galore.

Later explore the magical Viennese Christmas markets at your leisure. An age-old tradition, the forerunners of the present-day events date back to the Middle Ages when in 1298 Albrecht I granted Vienna’s citizens the privilege of holding a December Market or “Krippenmarkt”. Nowadays, over 20 official Advent Markets sell a vast array of seasonal gifts and mouth-watering treats.

Freechoice

Take a guided tour of 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, 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.

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.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10
Budapest

We find ourselves in Budapest, 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 11
Budapest > UK
After breakfast, transfer to Budapest 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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