Danube Delights

An unforgettable cruise down the iconic Danube & through the heart of old Europe. Walking tours, invitations into the homes of locals & sightseeing excursions showcase the magnificence of yesteryear.

8 Days
Nuremberg to Budapest
From (USD)
$ 2,895
Dates & Pricing
Extension in Prague or Munich
Prague

Prague (from $700)

Extend your Danube Delights river cruise with a stay in the centrally located Hotel Grandium, you’ll enjoy breakfast daily and a welcome or farewell cocktail reception. With Prague’s main attractions on your doorstep, be sure not to miss the famous Astronomical Clock and Old Town Square. And, enjoy a unique introduction to the Czech capital, during an authentic dinner at a local tavern with traditional music to accompany.
  • Three nights at Hotel Grandium or similar
  • Breakfast daily
  • Dinner & entertainment at a local tavern
  • Coach transfer between Nuremberg and Prague
  • Included guided walking tour of Prague
  • Optional DiscoverMORE, Taste of Czechia
  • Transfers to and from the airport
Munich, Germany

Munich (from $795)

Enjoy Munich during Oktoberfest! Stroll the Marienplatz Square and see the famous Glockenspiel, Maximilianstrasse and the Parliament, the National Theater and Munich’s Residenz.

  • Two nights at hotel
  • Included panoramic tour of Munich
  • Breakfast daily
  • Transfers to and from the airport

Note: Oktoberfest activities are not included in the price of the tour,

2020 Nuremberg > Budapest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EWNB
Duration:
8 days
Departure City:
Nuremberg
Return City:
Budapest

8 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Nuremberg

    Welcome to Nuremberg, you will be met by an Emerald Waterways representative and transferred to your contemporary Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendly captain and crew will be waiting for you.

    Meals Included: Dinner

  2. Day 2 - Regensburg

    This morning, relax as you cruise down the Main-Danube Canal.
    Welcome to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Enjoy a guided tour of the city, visiting the Old Town Hall complex and Porta Praetoria, an ancient stone building that can be dated back to 179 AD.
    EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Bavarian band on board
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Regensburg

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Passau – Linz

    Today’s cruising will take you to the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. Your guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with a scattering of Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
    Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your Star-Ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River.
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of Passau
    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Salzburg (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Melk – Dürnstein

    Your included tour will take you to Melk Abbey, famous for its invaluable library. This afternoon, enjoy a guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein. Alternatively, cruise through the wine region and on to Dürnstein, embarking on a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle when you arrive.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A tour of Melk Abbey

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Vienna

    Welcome to Vienna. The “City of Dreams” was home to the father of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud. Today, you can explore the capital with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse and a walking tour of the city. Soak in the opulent façades of the Vienna State Opera and City Hall before admiring the multi-coloured tiled roof of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
    Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour from where your Star-Ship is docked to the idyllic Danube Island, before finishing in Prater, underneath the giant Ferris wheel.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided bike tour
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided tour of the Ringstrasse and Vienna
    DiscoverMORE: An exclusive Viennese concert (extra expense)
    DiscoverMORE: Tastes of Vienna tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Bratislava

    Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautifully restored historic quarter, venturing down winding cobbled streets and passing a number of architectural highlights, including the neo-Renaissance Slovak National Theatre and the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Alternatively, hike to Bratislava Castle and discover how it was destroyed by Napoleon’s troops during the 19th century.
    Gain a thorough understanding of Slovakian culture this afternoon as you meet a local family for coffee and cake. This evening, we welcome you to the Gala Dinner.
    EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee and cake with a Slovakian family
    EmeraldACTIVE: A hike to Bratislava Castle
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A walking tour of Bratislava

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Budapest

    Offering an abundance of European history, Budapest is known for its charming neo-Gothic architecture, cultural whimsy and historic monuments around every corner. The UNESCO World Heritage-listed city offers many links to the past, including the remains of the Roman city of Aquincum.
    Enjoy a guided coach tour, starting at the Citadella that sits on top of Gellért Hill, overlooking the Danube. Relax as a drive down Andrássy Avenue showcases the decorative façades of neo-Renaissance townhouses and journey to Heroes’ Square to see the seven chieftains of the Magyars.
    Alternatively, hike to Buda Hill, gazing up at the Buda Castle complex and admiring the Habsburg monuments that adorn the streets. This evening, a traditional Hungarian folklore show is sure to delight, as is a postcard-worthy night-time cruise along the Danube.
    EmeraldPLUS: A traditional Hungarian folklore show
    EmeraldPLUS: Budapest evening cruise
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Buda Hill
    EmeraldEXCURSION: A guided bus tour of Budapest
    DiscoverMORE: Tour to Szentendre (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Budapest

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking memories of a Viennese skyline and Baroque masterpieces with you.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 7 nights on board an Emerald Waterways Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Waterways Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city of Regensburg
  • Guided tour of Passau
  • UNESCO World Heritage-listed Melk Abbey Tour
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Guided tour of Bratislava
  • Guided tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS
  • Traditional Bavarian Band on board
  • Home hosted coffee and cake with Slovakians
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show on board
  • Budapest evening cruise

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Guided bike tour from Melk to Dürnstein
  • Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Guided hike to Bratislava Castle
  • A guided hike to Buda Hill

Pricing & Availability