Nuremberg & Danube Explorer

Resort:Nuremberg & Danube Explorer
Operator: Emerald Waterways
Price From: £2345.00



Day 1 – Nuremberg

Welcome to Nuremberg, a fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, full of historical landmarks and sights. Included is a two-night stay in Nuremberg.

Day 2 – Nuremberg

Today you will have a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Your coach tour would pass by the 900-year-old ramparts, the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946, the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938 among other historical sights. Afterwards take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre or instead enjoy free time in the city centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 – Nuremberg – Passau Embarkation

Today embark on your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Passau is known as the town of three rivers, for it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 4 – Passau

Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this mornings walking tour, stroll through the old towns narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephens Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europes largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Tonight, your captain will be delighted to host the welcome dinner and cocktail reception.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike near Passau

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Linz

Linz, the European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz. After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties.

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

*** Please note, you can only choose either included tour of Linz or the DiscoverMORE option, as both tours run at the same time.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Melk – Drnstein

Situated within Austrias winegrowing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austrias finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Drnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Drnstein
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Durnstein Castle

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Vienna

Today, you have a choice of either exploring Austrias capital beginning with a drive along the Ringstrasse, where we will see the sights of Viennas worldfamous attractions such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Spanish Riding School, Town Hall, St. Stephens Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Alternatively, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk.
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike Tour

DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Vienna

Today you will have the day at leisure to continue exploring Austria capital city. This evening, the Captain will be delighted to welcome you to the Captains Farewell Gala Dinner, while sailing to Budapest.

DiscoverMORE: Tour to Bratislava (extra expense)

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – Budapest

Budapest is Eastern Europes liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, and complete the evening with a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board.
EmeraldACTIVE: A guided active walk to Buda Hill
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show & Budapest Evening Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Budapest Disembarkation

After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

Meals Included: Breakfast