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 Germany Day 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 PragueDay 4 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 5 Prague—Regensburg, Germany—Deggendorf (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome receptionDay 6 Passau, Austria: guided walkDay 7 Linz: guided sightseeingDay 8 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine 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: guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticketDay 10 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 12 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.