River Cruise: Magical Danube and Prague

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River Cruise: Magical Danube and Prague

An exclusive Sunrise Tours and Country Travel Discoveries charter cruise through the heart of Europe with a 2 night pre-stay in Prague

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Oct 4 - Oct 14, 2022
11 days | 10 nights

By land and by ship, we’ll discover four capital cities in five countries, several UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and wonderful scenic, cultural, rural and culinary experiences too numerous to count. Spend your days marveling at Europe’s most beautiful landscapes, and evenings docked so you can take in the nightlife of its magnificent cities - including two nights in Budapest, a Sunrise and Country Travel Discoveries exclusive!

Aboard the Amadeus Silver III

A trip on board the elegant AMADEUS Silver III combines the luxuries of a 5-star hotel with its innovative design and first-class service. This sleek, modern ship has 72 staterooms with panoramic windows, and 12 luxurious suites featuring walk-out balconies. The ship’s exclusive River Terrace open-air lounge is specially designed to provide incomparable views of the passing riverside scenery. As with all Amadeus ships, you’ll enjoy comforts including spa and fitness facilities, evening entertainment, gourmet meals, and wine/beer/soda with dinner

  • 7 nights aboard the elegant MS Amadeus Silver III (2016)
  • 2-night pre-stay in the medieval city of Prague
  • Sightseeing tours of Prague, Wachau wine-growing region, Benedictine Abbey of Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest
  • Gourmet dining with all meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack)
  • Included quality red and white wines from Europe’s top wineries
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner, and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Gratuities to crew, cruise director, and local guided included – over a $150 per person value
  • 24-hour emergency call service while en-route to/from our tour

DAYS 1-2: UNITED STATES/PRAGUE

Upon arriving in the Czech Republic, we’ll be greeted by our professional, English-speaking Tour Director, then enjoy an orientation tour of Prague, our home for the next two evenings. D

DAY 3: PRAGUE CASTLE DISTRICT

With our local guide narrating through wireless headsets, we explore Prague today by foot, starting from the Strahov Monastery, offering a gorgeous view of Prague castle and the river. We’ll see St. Vitus Cathedral, St. George’s Basilica, the Old Royal Palace, Old Town, Town Hall and the famous Astronomical Clock. Tonight’s dinner is in one of Prague’s historical beer halls, featuring delicious local fare. B, D

DAY 4: PRAGUE/CESKE BUDEJOVICE/AMADEUS SILVER III

Experience the unique medieval flavor of Cesky dating back to 1265 and known for its well preserved architecture...we’ll enjoy lunch in a local restaurant. Later, our scenic drive into Germany’s Passau ends in a real “WOW” moment as we board our home for the next 7 nights: the Amadeus Silver III. Your week-long cruise on the blue Danube is underway! B, L, D

DAY 5: LINZ

Today, we dock at Linz and drive into the countryside to visit the family farm of Norbert Pankratzhofer, cultivator of Simmental cattle and producer of awardwinning must, a type of fruit cider, as well as juices, cuvees, sparkling wines and liqueurs. You can also enjoy free time to explore the city of Linz, a cultural hub in the region. Some will take the Pöstlingberg railway, which rises 255 meters in 20 minutes to the landmark mountain of Linz. B, L, D

DAY 6: MELK/WACHAU VALLEY/VIENNA

This morning we coach through the beautiful Wachau wine-growing region to the Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Then, on to picturesque Dürnstein, noted for breathtaking scenery, traditional architecture, superb wines and storied places. It was in the Kuenringer Castle here that the English King Richard Lionheart was imprisoned. This afternoon, sit back deckside and watch the vibrant Wachau valley drift by as we continue toward Vienna. You may enjoy the onboard Apple Strudel and Viennese Coffee demonstration. Tonight in Vienna, a classic Viennese Quartet comes aboard to perform a recital exclusively for us. B, L, D

DAY 7: VIENNA

Ah! the city of music and joie de vivre, sachertorte and heuriger (new wine), St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Imperial Palace! After being introduced to its most important sites by our local guide, you can explore this historic city on your own, or join our optional tour to Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial 1,441-room Rococo summer residence. B, L, D

DAY 8: VIENNA/BRATISLAVA

This morning brings excellent views en route to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. We’ll tour sites including the Presidential Palace, Eurovea (the modern city center), the National Theatre, and others. We’ll end at Bratislava Castle, overlooking the countryside where the frontiers of Austria, Hungary and Slovakia meet. B, L, D

DAY 9: ESZTERGOM-SZENTENDRE/BUDAPEST

After breakfast, we port just shy of Hungary’s Esztergom. We’ll start ashore at the charming small artists’ village of Szentendre. Next, visit the imposing ruins of Visegrad, with magnificent views of the “knee” of the Danube. Then, see one of Hungary’s oldest cities, Esztergom. The seat of the Roman Catholic Church is here, dominated by the country’s largest neo-classical basilica, one of Europe’s largest churches. Our next stop is the capital city of Budapest, made up of two parts–Buda and Pest–on opposite banks of the Danube. With its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, Buda is the older and more graceful part, while Pest, with its wide avenues and impressive 19th-century public buildings, is the administrative and commercial center. B, L, D

DAY 10: BUDAPEST/ HORSE FARM/ FOLKLORE SHOW

This morning, we tour the fascinating city of Budapest, seeing where East meets West. This afternoon is free to explore, you’ll want to definitely visit the Central Market Hall, one of the largest and most vibrant markets of eastern Europe. B, L, D

DAY 11: HOME

After breakfast, we disembark in Budapest and head to the airport for your flight back home, filled with lasting memories of our journey along the magical Danube! B

Dates:

  • Departure Date: October 4, 2022
  • Return Date: October 14, 2022

Pricing:

  • Haydn (lower deck): $5247
  • Strauss (middle deck): $6077
  • Mozart (top deck): $6477
  • Suite (top deck): $7277

*Per person rates

*Included airfare from STL or MCI

Option—Sound of Vienna Concert Music lovers—don’t miss this evening’s excursion to the Musikverein, home to the Vienna Philharmonic and site of the globally broadcast Vienna New Year’s Concert. Its “Great Hall” is considered among the world’s finest traditional concert halls. Price: $79

Option—Schönbrunn Palace - with its glorious parklands and gardens, Maria Theresa’s former imperial residence is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of Vienna’s most beautiful sites. Price: $70

Booking Information:

  • Booking requires a valid passport
  • $300 per person deposit required
  • Please call for single rates
  • Please call for a detailed brochure including ship layout and registration form
  • Includes airfare from St. Louis or Kansas City (call for other gateway cities)

Luggage:

Orange luggage tags are provided and are to be placed on your “checked luggage” (large bag). You do not need a tag for your carry-on bag, for which you will be responsible for taking on and off the coach. There is limited space in the cabin of the coach, so unless you require your carry-on bag while traveling, we will stow it in the luggage compartment.

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