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Gems Of The Danube With Prague - 2016

Gems of the Danube with Prague - 2016

11 days & 10 nights, Private Journey

Prague, Nuremberg, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna & Budapest

Perhaps it's hardly surprising hat Europe's longest waterway has so many wonderful attractions along its banks. Even so, every aspect of this itinerary will surprise and delight you, whether it's Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings; Budapest, so often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe; or Nuremberg, famous for so many landmark events in history. You can look forward to enjoying all this from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship, with a 3-night hotel stay in Prague to help you prepare yourself for the wonder of your 5-star luxury river cruise.

  • Day 1
    Welcome to Prague

    A world of wonder awaits. Start your journey with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

    Prague Marriott Hotel - 3 Nights
  • Day 2

    This morning join your local guide on a walking tour and see the Astronomical Clock and walk across the Charles Bridge. One of the most familiar sights in Prague, the Charles Bridge was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.

    Prague Marriott Hotel (B)
  • Day 3

    Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the bank of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and is home to some of the world's most striking architectural wonders. There's no need to fret or plan ahead - your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.

    Prague Marriott Hotel (B)
  • Day 4
    Prague - Nuremberg

    Today you'll 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.

    Scenic Space-Ship - 7 Nights (B, D)
  • Day 5

    Immerse yourself in this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century.

    You can choose to visit moving WWII sites, concluding with a self-guided exploration of the documentation center, or to try something a little lighter - the 'Tastes of Nuremberg', a tour of culinary delights that will help you discover a passion for local bratwurst, beer and gingerbread. We won't tell anyone if you loosen your belt a little. Then, this evening, join the Captain for the official welcome dinner.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 6

    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.

    Join the group for an enjoyable walk around Regensburg or hop on a local 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.

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

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 7
    Passau - Linz

    This morning cruise into Passau, the beautiful Baroque city straddling Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.
    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'.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 8
    Melk - Durnstein

    Experience Melk's magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey on a guided tour. Alternatively, for the more active embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Durnstein - at your own pace, of course. We'll even pack you a picnic.

    As the day ends, you'll get to take in a fine sunset 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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 9

    Today you have options galore.

    Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schonbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program. Or why not taste your way around the local market on our 'Shop with a Chef' tour with your on board chef.

    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.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 10

    We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe's oldest and prettiest cities.

    Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock.

    Scenic Space-Ship (B, L, D)
  • Day 11

    Depart after breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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