The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise 2019
the Czech Republic • Germany • Austria • Slovakia • Hungary
 11 Days • 22 Meals
Experience the Danube River aboard the MS Emerald Sun, our exclusively chartered river ship, on a seven-night cruise through four countries. Includes two nights in Prague and escorted shore excursions in five cities with English-speaking guides.

 Highlights
  • 22 Meals (9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners)
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours
  • International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, the Czech Republic, before cruising
  • Experience the Danube River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Emerald Sun
  • Once onboard, unpack just once in your river view stateroom
  • Visit five countries on this holiday while cruising the best of the Danube River
  • Included shore excursions escorted by local, Englishspeaking guides in Nuremberg, Regensburg, Dürnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest
  • All meals included onboard featuring local and international specialties
  • Four course lunches and dinners onboard, served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea time and late evening snacks served daily in the lounge
  • Complimentary WiFi onboard
  • Spacious public areas with large picture windows
  • Enhanced touring experience with the use of audio headsets
  • Walk-out balcony featured in the suites on Horizon Deck
  • ‘Inside balcony’ with drop-down window featured in the staterooms on Horizon and Vista Decks
  • Presentation on the history of the Danube River
  • Included visit to Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna
  • Culinary demonstration by the ship's chef
  • Musical concert performed onboard by local artists in Bratislava
  • $55 in Mayflower Money

 Itinerary
Day 1  Depart the USA
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Prague, the Czech Republic, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
Day 2  Prague, the Czech Republic
Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The day is at leisure to begin discovering your new surroundings.
Day 3  City Tour of Prague
After breakfast, an included walking tour highlights the famous sites of the city. See Old Town Square, Wenceslas Square and the medieval Charles Bridge. During free time this afternoon, discover the city on your own or join the optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B
Day 4  Nuremberg, Germany
After breakfast, depart Prague by motorcoach for Nuremberg. After a brief city tour of Nuremberg, board Mayflower Tours’ exclusively chartered river ship MS Emerald Sun, home for the next seven nights. Meals: B, D
Day 5  Regensburg, Germany
After a leisurely monring sailing the Danube, arrive in Regensburg. This afternoon, 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. This evening the ship departs for Passau as you enjoy a welcome reception and dinner onboard. Meals: B, L, D
Day 6  Passau, Germany
This morning, arrive in Passau, one of Germany’s oldest cities, situated at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Enjoy free time for shopping and exploring or join an optional excursion to Salzburg, Austria, to see sights from The Sound of Music and walk along the famous Getreidegasse Lane past Mozart’s birthplace. Reboard the ship in Linz, Austria. Meals: B, L, D
Day 7  Melk and Dürnstein, Austria
Join an optional excursion in Melk to the magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) which boasts an opulent Baroque interior. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley, while cruising along the Danube, before arriving in Dürnstein – ‘The Pearl of the Wachau Valley.’ Join your local guide for a stroll through this quaint medieval town, dominated by the magnificent Baroque Stiftskirche with its lovely blue façade. The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle, which served as a prison to England’s Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop. Meals: B, L, D
Day 8  Vienna, Austria
Discover all Vienna has to offer during the included orientation tour. Travel along the Ringstrasse and see the impressive Opera House, famous concert halls, stately architecture and historic monuments. Visit Schönbrunn Palace with its magnificent interiors and landscape gardens. Enjoy leisure time in the city center this afternoon. This evening, join an optional excursion to a musical concert in one of the famous music venues of the city. Meals: B, L, D
Day 9  Bratislava, Slovakia
The day begins with an included panoramic city tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the former capital of Hungary. ‘All Aboard’ the exclusively chartered Bratislava City Train for a unique touring experience. As the train winds its way up to Bratislava Castle, the guide will point out the beautiful buildings and historic sites. See the Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the National Theatre, the Archbishop’s Summer Residence and the Blumental Church. In the Old City, a leisurely paced walking tour passes the Archbishop Palace, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Main Square with its Old Town Hall, the Roland Fountain and Opera House. Enjoy leisure time or an afternoon optional excursion to a home-hosted visit. Tonight, enjoy a musical performance onboard by local artists. Meals: B, L, D
Day 10  Budapest, Hungary
Today’s city tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop at Gellért Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, Heroes’ Square, the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace. Enjoy free time to explore and shop for porcelain or other local specialties. Meals: B, L, D
Day 11  Budapest / USA
Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Meal: B

 Accommodations
Days 2 - 3  InterContinental Hotel or similar, Prague, the Czech Republic
Days 4 - 10  Aboard the MS Emerald Sun
 

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 Dates and Rates
Departure Dates Stageroom Category Per Person Twin Single Room Availability
April 27, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,199 add $2,049 Guaranteed
Vista Deck $4,699 add $2,369
Horizon Deck $5,149 add $2,659
Grand Balcony Suites $5,799 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
May 14, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,199 add $2,079 Guaranteed
Vista Deck $4,699 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,149 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,799 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
June 19, 2019 Riviera Deck $4,199 add $2,079 Guaranteed
Vista Deck $4,699 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,149 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,799 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
July 19, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,199 add $2,079 Available
Vista Deck $4,699 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,149 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,799 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
August 17, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,249 add $2,079 Guaranteed
Vista Deck $4,799 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,249 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,899 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
September 5, 2019 Riviera Deck $4,249 add $2,079 Available
Vista Deck $4,799 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,249 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,899 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
September 5, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,249 add $2,079 Available
Vista Deck $4,799 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,249 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,899 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
September 14, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,249 add $2,079 Guaranteed
Vista Deck $4,799 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,249 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,899 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
September 19, 2019 Riviera Deck $4,249 add $2,079 Available
Vista Deck $4,799 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,249 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,899 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
September 19, 2019* Riviera Deck $4,249 add $2,079 Available
Vista Deck $4,799 add $2,429
Horizon Deck $5,249 add $2,719
Grand Balcony Suites $5,899 N/A
Owner's Suites $6,399 N/A
*These departure dates operate from Budapest, Hungary to Prague, the Czech Republic August and September departure dates sail aboard the MS Emerald Destiny Please add $85 per person for port charges
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Each U.S. citizen must have a valid passport. Expiry date of passports should be at least 6 months after the return date of tour. If you don’t have a passport, call our office and we’ll tell you how to apply for one. Some countries require visas for entry by U.S. citizens. We will send visa applications and instructions if a visa is required for your tour. Holders of non-U.S. passports should contact their nearest consulate and inquire about the necessary passport or visa documentation required for entry into the countries visited. NOTE: Due to airline security measures, your passport name must match your airline ticket name and your tour reservation name or you may be denied aircraft boarding.

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