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October 15-25, 2023
Gems of the Danube and Prague
A luxurious cruise on the Blue Danube
It’s hardly surprising that one of Europe’s longest waterways is home to so many wonderful attractions.
Start with a three night hotel stay in Prague to experience the wonder of this magnificent city, then travel to Nuremberg to embark your 5-star luxury river cruise. Explore Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings, and the beautiful city of Budapest.
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Day by Day on the river
Day 1 Prague: Start your journey with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city center hotels.
Day 2 Prague (B) : Join your local guide on a fascinating city walk exploring Prague in all its Gothic glory. Visit the Old Town and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Later, venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge that was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV.
Day 3 Prague (B): Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore this magnificent city on your own. Prague is home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders, and today they’re yours to discover.
Day 4 Prague to Nuremberg (B,D): Journey by coach to Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Your cruise begins here with a welcome reception.
Day 5 Nuremberg (B,L,D): Freechoice: Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide, or visit WWII sites which serve as a reminder of the terror of the National Socialist regime.
Day 6 Regensburg (B,L,D) Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Freechoice: Join a guided walk around Regensburg, or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey.
Day 7 Passau to Linz (B,L,D): Freechoice: Choose to visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov, or make the journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’.
Day 8 Melk to Dürnstein (B,L,D): Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey, or embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein.
Day 9 Vienna (B,L,D): Freechoice: Visit historic Bratislava, or tour Schönbrunn Palace. Alternatively, you can discover the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Evening Highlight: Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private classical evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.
Day 10 Budapest (B,L,D) Freechoice: Join a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the city’s Jewish heritage. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries and artists. Alternatively, learn how to make a traditional Hungarian dish with a local.
Day 11 Budapest (B): Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.
Cruising on the Danube: Details
What will it cost?
Our Travel Club tries to book trips for all budgets. This is a luxury river voyage on Scenic Space-Ship that includes everything.
Or discounted prices range from $4,975 pp all the way up to $7,095 for a very luxurious, large suite. Prices per person based on double occupancy.
Scenic Space-Ships are attentively designed to set the standard in luxury travel on the waterways of Europe. Your generously appointed vessel exudes comfort and elegance, affording absolute luxury as you meander gently on the winding waters of the continent.
Complemented by a wealth of pioneering technologies, Space-Ships have been meticulously developed to the nth degree — ensuring your complete comfort and satisfaction.
From the class-leading and beautifully proportioned suites, to the spacious dining and well-being venues; every aspect has been carefully considered to bring you the very finest luxury river cruise experience.
• 5-Star Scenic Space-Ships with up to 163 guests
• Your choice of spacious Standard Suite, or a Balcony Suite with an innovative Scenic Sun Lounge
• 1 Scenic Enrich experience of an enchanting private classical evening concert at Palais Liechtenstein - Exclusive to Scenic
• Personalize your trip with 23 included Scenic Freechoice activities
• Dine at your choice of up to five on board venues, from casual to fine dining • Complimentary premium on board beverages all day, every day – not just at meal times • Butler service for every suite throughout your cruise
• Complimentary full mini-bar throughout your cruise
• Scenic Tailormade App for river commentary and independent exploration
• The freedom of our e-bikes – electrically assisted bicycles
• Scenic Cruise Director to guide and assist & expert local guides
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
• Return airport transfers
• All tipping and gratuities on board and on shore
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Bob Cook, Director of Sales for Go Travel is our host on this YMCA Alumni cruise. Bob is consultant to our Travel Club.