Mayflower Cruises & Tours presents
Hungary • Austria • Germany • the Czech Republic
July 19, 2019
FREE AIRFARE if booked and deposited by November 30, 2018
12 Days • 24 Meals
Experience the Danube River aboard MS Emerald Dawn on a seven-night cruise through four countries. Includes three nights in Prague and escorted shore excursions with English-speaking guides in six cities.
Cruise and Hotel Accommodations
Days Two through Eight – Aboard the MS Emerald Dawn
Days Nine through Eleven – Grandium Hotel or similar, Prague, Czech Republic
Pre-cruise hotel stays available in Budapest. Call for details.
Emerald Stateroom — Riviera $4,245 (twin occupancy) add $2,079 (single room)
Panorama Balcony Suite — Vista $4,445 (twin occupancy) add $2,429 (single room)
Panorama Balcony Suite — Vista $4,695 (twin occupancy) add $2,429 (single room)
Panorama Balcony Suite — Horizon $5,295 (twin occupancy) add $2,719 (single room)
Owner's One-Bedroom Suite — Horizon $6,299 (twin occupancy)
Please add $185 per person for port charges. Rates include all gratuities for ship’s crew.
- 24 Meals (10 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 8 dinners)
- Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
- Visit five countries
- Seven-night cruise
- First-class service by an English-speaking crew
- Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
- Personal listening device for onboard excursions
- All meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
- Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
- Complimentary bottled water in your stateroom
- Complimentary WiFi onboard
- Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
- Variety of onboard evening entertainment
- Three-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, the Czech Republic
- $60 in Mayflower Money
DAY 1 – Depart the USA — Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary
DAY 2 – Arrive Hungary —Upon arrival, transfer to the MS Emerald Dawn, home for the next seven nights. The afternoon is at leisure to become acquainted with the ship or begin exploring the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian folklore show onboard before the welcome dinner. A perfect finale to the day is an evening cruise along the Danube, seeing all of the buildings in their nighttime splendor! Dinner
DAY 3 – Budapest, Hungary — Today’s included tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. OR if you choose, set off on an exciting guided hike to Buda Hill. The cruise begins with a leisurely afternoon onboard as the ship departs for Bratislava. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 4 – Bratislava, Slovakia — The day begins with an included walking tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. See the enchanting Old City with its Main Square, Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. OR, for the more active travelers, depart on a guided walk to Bratislava Castle. After lunch onboard, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to coffee and cake in the home of local Slovakians.
What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 5 – Vienna, Austria — Discover all Vienna has to offer with an included orientation tour. Travel by coach to the city center and begin a guided walking tour. For the more active travelers, depart on a guided bike tour. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to Belvedere Palace. This evening, join an optional excursion to a Strauss and Mozart musical concert in one of the famous music venues of the city. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 6 – Dürnstein and Melk, Austria — Awaken this morning in the medieval town of Dürnstein – ‘The Pearl of the Wachau Valley’ - dominated by the magnificent Baroque Stiftskirche. The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle, which served as a prison to England’s Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop. You’ll have free time in to discover the charms of this picturesque town. The active travelers can hike to the ruins of Dürnstein Castle. Later this morning, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley while cruising along the Danube before arriving in Emmersdorf, the port for Melk. Active travelers may choose to bike from Dürnstein to Melk. On an included excursion, visit the magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts an opulent Baroque interior. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 7 – Salzburg, Austria (optional excursion) OR Passau, Germany — From a brief stop in Brandstatt, depart on the optional excursion to Salzburg to see sights from The Sound of Music and walk along the famous Getreidegasse Lane past Mozart’s birthplace. After some free time, the coach returns to the ship in Vilshofen. Those not joining the optional excursion will have an included walking tour in Passau to explore the narrow alleys and visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home of Europe’s largest pipe organ, and rejoin the ship by coach in Vilshofen. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
DAY 8 – Regensburg, Germany — After breakfast, explore Regensburg on a guided walking tour. During a stroll through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, experience its beauty and history firsthand. Travel by coach to Kelheim to rejoin the ship and continue sailing to Nuremberg. A special treat is in store tonight as a traditional Bavarian band performs onboard.
DAY 9 – Nuremberg to Prague, Czech Republic — After breakfast, disembark the ship and journey by coach to Prague for the next three nights. With an early afternoon arrival, enjoy a bit of free time before departing on an orientation walk. Breakfast
DAY 10 – Prague — Discover more of this beautiful city with a guided walking tour to Charles Bridge. A visit to the castle gardens is also included. Following an afternoon at leisure, enjoy dinner and entertainment in a local restaurant. Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 11 – Prague — The full day is left free of planned activities, or choose to join an afternoon optional excursion for a wine tasting. Breakfast
DAY 12 – Prague / USA— After breakfast, depart the hotel on a transfer to the airport for your flight home. Breakfast
Itinerary and ship are subject to change.