Danube Dreams With 2 Nights In Berlin & 2 Nights In Prague (Eastbound)
Your European adventure begins with two nights in Berlin, capital of Germany, and two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Transfer to Deggendorf where your river cruise journey begins. Passau, Germany, is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Explore the city with a Local Guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Linz, Austria, offers the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, see the must-see sights with a local expert; in your free time stroll along the main shopping street of Vici utca, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, which provides the best panoramic views of Budapest. Experience your European vacation with a stay in fascinating Berlin, and relax on your Danube River cruise to discover the beauty and history of its destinations along the way.
Day 1 Berlin: welcome to GermanyDay 2 Berlin: guided sightseeing, see the Brandenburg Gate, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchDay 3 Berlin-Dresden-Prague: guided walk in Dresden, visit the courtyard of the Zwinger Palace; motorcoach transfer to Prague Day 4 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle groundsDay 5 Prague-Regensburg-Deggendorf (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome receptionDay 6 Passau: guided walk; guided hikeDay 7 Linz: guided sightseeingDay 8 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; wine tastingDay 9 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or visit of the Kunsthistorisches MuseumDay 10 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 12 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Berlin-dresden-prague, Czech Republic
Regensburg, Germany-deggendorf (Embarkation)