Danube Delights River Cruise

2025 Budapest > Prague | Price from $5389

11 DAYS • 22 MEALS Experience everything the Danube River has to offer as you cruise through four countries. History comes to life on walking tours through medieval cities. Castles perched on hilltops; quaint villages along the shores; architectural masterpieces in ports of call and spectacular scenery around every bend of the river. Bustling, cosmopolitan cities and those filled with the charm of picturesque alleyways and cobblestoned lanes lined with shops and cafés. All of these delights await your discovery on this Danube River cruise.

Cruise Itinerary

Day 1: Depart the USA

Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

Day 2: Budapest, Hungary

Upon arrival, you will be met by a local representative and transferred to the ship, 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, join your fellow travelers for a traditional Hungarian dinner and authentic Hungarian folklore show onboard. Meal: D

EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

Day 3: Budapest

Today’s included tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square, Andrassy Avenue – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the Buda Castle District. Alternatively, enjoy a guided hike to Gellert Hill for a postcard-worthy panorama of the Danube banks. This afternoon, the ship departs for Bratislava. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided hike to Gellert Hill (instead of city tour)

Day 4: Bratislava, Slovakia

This morning, relax onboard as the ship sails to Bratislava. Witness Bratislava Castle, perched atop a hill, as you arrive into port. During the guided walking tour, meander through the heart of the city as you view the lavish Episcopal Summer Palace, the neo-Renaissance façade of the Slovak National Theater, and charming streets lined with quaint shops and cafés. Alternatively, choose to join the hike to the castle for a look around the gardens and overview of the Danube. This afternoon, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to tasty homemade specialties in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia! Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Hike to Bratislava Castle (instead of city tour)
EmeraldPLUS: Home-hosted coffee and cake with a local family
DiscoverMORE: Carpathian wine route (additional expense) instead of included city tour

Day 5: Vienna, Austria

Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music and world-famous art exhibitions. Today you have a choice of activities: explore Austria’s art history on an included tour featuring a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums in the world. OR, explore on two wheels with a bike ride along the river, arriving at Danube Island. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour (instead of city tour)
DiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (additional expense)

Day 6: Dürnstein

This morning sail along the river and through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley en route to Dürnstein. Enjoy time at leisure in this charming village, known as “The Pearl of the Wachau Valley”. This afternoon, depart on a guided tour of Gottweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most important Benedictine abbeys. Sitting atop a hill near Krems, this architectural treasure overlooks the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley. Alternatively, cycle past the terraced vineyards and castles as you join a guided bike tour. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE*: Guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
EmeraldACTIVE*: Guided bike tour along the Danube

*the EmeraldACTIVE events overlap; only one can be selected

Day 7: Passau, Germany

After a relaxing morning onboard, the ship arrives in Passau where cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you. On an included walking tour of this city on the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleyways and see its noteworthy architecture. St. Stephen’s Cathedral is a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest pipe organ with more than 17,000 pipes. After a bit of free time, return to the ship for a leisurely sailing along the river to Regensburg. Meals: B, L, D

DiscoverMORE*: Excursion to the Bavarian Forest (additional expense)
DiscoverMORE*: Visit to Schuetz Museum Engelhartszell (additional expense)
EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike tour along the River Inn (instead of included city tour)

*the DiscoverMORE’s overlap; only one can be selected

Day 8: Regensburg

A morning arrival in Regensburg brings you to one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities and home to one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube. As a local guide leads you through cobblestone lanes on a walking tour, discover the UNESCO World Heritage city center and see many of the city’s architectural highlights. Enjoy a Bavarian sausage tasting during the tour for a real ‘taste’ of local life! Alternatively, join a bike tour to the Walhalla Monument, towering high above the slopes of the Danube. The site affords a fascinating view of the surrounding landscape and the river below. This evening, a traditional Bavarian band performs onboard. The ship remains docked in Regensburg overnight. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Bike tour to Walhalla Monument (instead of included tour)
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band onboard

Day 9: Regensburg – Prague, Czech Republic

After breakfast, say goodbye to your Captain and crew as you disembark your ship and depart by motorcoach for Prague, Czech Republic. Upon arrival, free time for lunch on your own, followed by an included city tour highlighting the famous sites of this beautiful city. The heart of the city is discovered on foot. See Old Town Square with its historic astronomical clock, and the medieval Charles Bridge. The tour concludes at the hotel with the evening at leisure. Meal: B

Day 10: Prague

Your final day is left free of planned activities for your independent exploration of Prague. Or, if you choose, join the morning optional excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

DiscoverMORE: Terezin Concentration Camp (additional expense)

Day 11: Prague / USA

Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life-enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River. Meal: B

Itinerary is subject to change.

EXCEPTIONAL INCLUSIONS

  • 22 Meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners
  • Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Cruises & Tours
  • Visit five countries
  • Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel
  • All gratuities included
  • First-class service by an English-speaking crew
  • Onboard Activity Manager will support all EmeraldACTIVE excursions and host daily onboard wellness activities, games, classes and evening entertainment
  • Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
  • Personal listening device for 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
  • All port charges included
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, Czech Republic

CRUISE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 through 8 – aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-ship
Days 9 and 10 – Hotel Jalta or similar, Prague, Czech Republic
Pre-cruise hotel stay available in Budapest. Call for details.

Emerald Star-Ship Deck Plan
  • Sun Deck with Deck Chairs
  • Navigation Bridge
  • Sky Barbeque
  • Golf Putting Green
  • Games Area
  • Retractable Glass Roof
  • Walking Track
  • Daytime Pool / Evening Cinema
  • The Terrace
  • Horizon Bar and Lounge
  • Elevator
  • Reception
  • Wellness Area
  • Fitness Area
  • Reflections Restaurant

PRICING & AVAILABILITY

July 10, 2024 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,129

Save $2000 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,129 per person twin / Single room add $3,589

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,185 per person twin / Single room add $3,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,999 per person twin / Single room add $4,199

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,049 per person twin / Single room add $4,239

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,375 per person twin / Single room add $4,559

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,025 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,565 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech Republic.

August 30, 2024 (Prague > Budapest) Priced from $5,129

Save $2400 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,129 per person twin / Single room add $3,589

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,185 per person twin / Single room add $3,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,999 per person twin / Single room add $4,199

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,049 per person twin / Single room add $4,239

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,375 per person twin / Single room add $4,559

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,025 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,565 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Prague, Czech Republic, returning from Budapest, Hungary.

September 21, 2024 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,129

Save $2400 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,129 per person twin / Single room add $3,589

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,185 per person twin / Single room add $3,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,999 per person twin / Single room add $4,199

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,049 per person twin / Single room add $4,239

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,375 per person twin / Single room add $4,559

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,025 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,565 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech Republic.

October 10, 2024 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,129

Save $2400 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,129 per person twin / Single room add $3,589

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,185 per person twin / Single room add $3,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,999 per person twin / Single room add $4,199

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,049 per person twin / Single room add $4,239

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,375 per person twin / Single room add $4,559

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,025 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,565 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech Republic.

October 15, 2024 (Prague > Budapest) Priced from $5,129

Save $2400 per couple. Call for details.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,129 per person twin / Single room add $3,589

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,185 per person twin / Single room add $3,629

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$5,999 per person twin / Single room add $4,199

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,049 per person twin / Single room add $4,239

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,375 per person twin / Single room add $4,559

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,025 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,565 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Prague, Czech Republic, returning from Budapest, Hungary.

June 14, 2025 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,389

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,389 per person twin / Single room add $3,775

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,445 per person twin / Single room add $3,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,355 per person twin / Single room add $4,449

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,695 per person twin / Single room add $4,689

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,379 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,945 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech Republic.

June 19, 2025 (Prague > Budapest) Priced from $5,389

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,389 per person twin / Single room add $3,775

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,445 per person twin / Single room add $3,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,355 per person twin / Single room add $4,449

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,695 per person twin / Single room add $4,689

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,379 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,945 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Prague, Czech Republic, returning from Budapest, Hungary.

July 25, 2025 (Budapest > Prague) Priced from $5,389

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,389 per person twin / Single room add $3,775

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,445 per person twin / Single room add $3,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,355 per person twin / Single room add $4,449

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,695 per person twin / Single room add $4,689

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,379 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,945 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Budapest, Hungary, returning from Prague, Czech Republic.

September 10, 2025 (Prague > Budapest) Priced from $5,389

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,389 per person twin / Single room add $3,775

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,445 per person twin / Single room add $3,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,355 per person twin / Single room add $4,449

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,695 per person twin / Single room add $4,689

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,379 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,945 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Prague, Czech Republic, returning from Budapest, Hungary.

September 11, 2025 (Prague > Budapest) Priced from $5,389

FREE AIRFARE from anywhere in the contiguous United States.

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. E) – Riviera Deck
$5,389 per person twin / Single room add $3,775

Emerald Stateroom (Cat. D) – Riviera Deck
$5,445 per person twin / Single room add $3,815

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. C) – Vista Deck
$6,299 per person twin / Single room add $4,409

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. B) – Vista Deck
$6,355 per person twin / Single room add $4,449

Panorama Balcony Suite (Cat. A) – Horizon Deck
$6,695 per person twin / Single room add $4,689

Grand Balcony Suite (Cat. S) – Horizon Deck
$7,379 per person twin

Owner’s One Bedroom Suite (Cat. SA) – Horizon Deck
$7,945 per person twin

Call for air rates and schedules from your city to Prague, Czech Republic, returning from Budapest, Hungary.