Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers
October 29, 2018 - November 7, 2018
Start your European adventure with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, then sail along the Danube River, and end in Hungary's vibrant capital of Budapest. As this is a cruise with a wine theme, a Master of Wine accompanies you and will share his expertise at lectures and wine tasting's!
In Prague, guided sightseeing shows you the city's best-known treasures and an excursion takes you to Melnik to visit the wine cellars for the Lobkowicz family. Then drive to Regensburg, one of German's best-preserved medieval cities. Lovers of architecture will delight in the treasures this town has to offer. Enjoy a tasting of local sausages before heading to Deggendorf, where your river cruise journey begins. Passau, the "City of Three Rivers" lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. Walk the city with a Local Guide and admire the patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria's largest medieval square which forms the center of the city and prepare your taste buds for an exclusive onboard food and wine-pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine. Enjoy the magnificent views as you cruise through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey; and in Durstein, you may wish to join an interactive wine experience and tasting. Vienna, the "City of Music," makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-nrenaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of the magical city and then take time to explore on your own. In Bratislava, Slovakia's capital, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and visit to gothic St. Martin's Cathedral.
Lastly, a local expert shows you the must-see sights of Budapest, then takes you to visit wine cellars in the heart of the city! A perfect ending to this timeless European river cruise.
Highlights & Sightseeing
Day 1. Prague: welcome to Prague
Day 2. Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Atronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds, excursion to Melnik
Day 3. Prague-Regensburg, Germany-Deggendorf (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing: special treat; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception
Day 4. Passau: guided walk, onboard wine tasting and lecture by our Master of Wine
Day 5. Linz Austria: guided sightseeing, onboard Food and Wine pairing dinner
Day 6. Melk-Durnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abby in Melk; cruise through Wachau Valley: choice between guided walk in Durnstein or an interactive wine experience.
Day 7. Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 8. Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral
Day 9. Budapest: guided sighseeing, see Fisherman's Bastion and Heros' Square, visit a wine cellar and enjoy wine tasting
Day 10. Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning.
~SPECIAL GROUP AMENITIES~
FREE PREPAID GRATUITIES
TWO FREE DRINK VOUCHERS
CRUISE ONLY RATES STARTING AT:
$2919 Per Person - Double Occupancy