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Exclusive, KCTS9 Danube River Cruise
 

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12 Day/11 Night Tour Features

  • 3 nights in Prague
  • 8-day cruise aboard the Amadeus Queen river cruise ship
  • Ports of call in Passau, Linz, Melk, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • All of your meals on cruise, including wine with dinner
  • Deluxe motor coach transportation
  • Fully escorted and narrated so you won't miss a thing!

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*** Book now! These great starting prices are limited
to 20 rooms. Upgrades are available. ***

Departure Dates
  • October 15-26, 2018
     
Price Per Person
As low as $3499 per person/do USD
Single supplement starting as low as $1350
Available upgrades with French Balconies:
Strauss Deck starting at $4099
Mozart Deck starting at $4799
Port charges and fees: $215

Reserve space now by calling toll-free 1-888-544-RAIL
or make a reservation using our website reservation form.


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Day 1-Arrive in Prague

Welcome to Prague. Upon arrival, transfer to our lovely hotel in Prague-the perfect location to explore this amazing city. Catch up on your rest, and get ready for our journey to begin.

Day 2-Prague

This morning you will discover the magic of Prague on a tour of the modern and vibrant Czech capital. Your guided walking tour of the city features many of the highlights including Old Town, Wenceslas Square and the Charles Bridge. Later, you have the option of taking the must-see tour of the historic Jewish section of town. With over a thousand years of history, the Prague Jewish Community is filled with many sites that testify to its rich cultural and legendary past. Your expert guide will take you through the Old Jewish Cemetery, one of the most iconic sites in Prague established in the 15th century and where the oldest tombstone-from poet and scholar, Avigdor Karo-remains. You'll also visit some of the surviving synagogues before walking through Maiselova Street, one of the two main streets of the walled Jewish quarter. (B)

Day 3-Free Day in Prague

Today is yours to explore what Trip Advisor ranks as the 5th best world destination! You may wish to take an optional tour to see the historic Prague Castle, the largest medieval castle complex in Europe. (B)

Day 4-Prague to Passau

After your breakfast this morning we enjoy a lovely drive through the Czech countryside into Germany and our cruise embarkation at Passau, Germany. Board your home for the next seven nights, the newly appointed Amadeus Royal. Enjoy the views from your riverboat's sun deck, lounge, or the windows of your outside cabin as we dock in Passau. Today, a local guide will take you on a walking tour through the cobblestone streets of this Baroque town renowned for its lovely stained glass and nearly 100 churches. See the Altes Rathaus, the old town hall with 14th-century origins, murals on the fa‡ade and a glockenspiel in the tower. We also visit St. Stephan's Cathedral, home to a magnificent pipe organ that is one of the world's largest. Overnight in Passau. (B,D)

Day 5-Passau to Linz & Salzburg, Austria

After a restful night aboard, enjoy a day of cruising to Linz, Austria, or join our day trip to Salzburg. As the birthplace of Mozart and the setting for "The Sound of Music" Salzburg is filled with Baroque architecture and the old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Literally meaning "Salt Castle", Salzburg's fortunes came from tolls on salt barges plying the Salzach River. In the afternoon, our ship docks in Linz, home of the oldest cake in the world, and a European Cultural Capital City. (B,L,D)

Day 6-Drnstein, the Monastery of Melk, and Wachau Wine Valley

This morning we arrive in the Wachau Valley for a tour of the Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Melk is best known for its staggeringly massive monastery, which was founded in 1089 in a medieval fortress. After 1,000 years it's still functioning as an abbey and school. In the 15th century the abbey's monks played a leading part in central European monastic reform and it took its present magnificent Baroque form after a devastating fire in the early 18th century. The abbey church with its enormous dome and ornate golden-hued bell towers now stands proud on a rocky bluff high over the Danube River. Melk boasts the largest ecclesiastical library in the world, with over 80,000 priceless volumes and a wonderfully frescoed ceiling, while the new museum has many jeweled reliquaries and manuscripts on show. Napoleon used Melk Abbey as his headquarters when campaigning in Austria. Today it is surrounded by landscaped gardens with spectacular views over the Wachau Valley and the Danube. Later enjoy an afternoon visit to Drnstein also in the Wachau Valley. A charming medieval village surrounded by some of the finest winemakers in Europe. (B,L,D)

Day 7-A Day and Evening in Vienna

Today enhance your life with a wonderful tour of Vienna, the legendary home of Strauss, Mozart, the Habsburgs and the Waltz! Accompanied by a local expert, learn why Vienna in the 18th century was the musical capital of Europe. Your tour includes a drive around the Ringstrasse, a wide avenue encircling the old city, taking in all its historic buildings. You will have a full day and entire evening to enjoy Vienna. (B,L,D)

Day 8-A Day in Bratislava

Let the day unfold slowly as you indulge in a wonderful breakfast and watch the world pass by as we cruise to Bratislava. After lunch, our resident guide will take you inside contemporary Slovakia and Bratislava for a look at politics, the economy, religion, the social order, preservation, the emergence of arts, and much more prior to a walking tour of this cobblestone, vehicle-free city. See 17 centuries of history eloquently chronicled in sites including its 13th- century Old Town Hall, Baroque Hapsburg era palaces, the Opera House, Slovak Philharmonic Hall and St. Martin's Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Day 9-A Day in Budapest

Enjoy a fabulous day in Budapest, Hungary, which is split into the sections of Buda and Pest by the Danube River. After disembarking your riverboat our guide will take you on a tour to see the city's Buda side on a walking tour of Castle Hill, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; see Fishermen's Bastion with its Neo-Romanesque design, and admire the stained glass windows and centuries of history in Matthias Church. In the afternoon you may wish to take an optional tour a fascinating Hungarian horse farm where you will watch a traditional horse show before you return to downtown Budapest. Enjoy a wonderful dinner aboard and free evening in this magnificent city. (B,L,D)

Day 10-A Free Day in Budapest

Enjoy a free day in one of Europe's most magical cities! Revisit favorite sights, shop till you drop, or enjoy a traditional thermal bath in one of Budapest's famous bath houses. (B,L,D)

Day 11-Depart Budapest

After a final breakfast aboard, and farewell to shipmates, we transfer to the Budapest Airport for flights home or to continue your vacation. (B, International in-flight meals)

(B)= Breakfast (L)= Lunch (D)= Dinner (R)= Reception

 

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