Danube Delights River Cruise

2025 Prague > Budapest | 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 Prague, Czech Republic.

Day 2: Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to the Czech Republic! Upon arrival you will be met at the airport by a representative of Mayflower Cruises and Tours and transferred to your hotel in Prague. The day is at leisure to begin discovering your new surroundings.

Day 3: Prague

After breakfast, enjoy an included city tour, highlighting the famous sites of this beautiful city. Discover the heart of the city on foot, seeing Old Town Square with its historic astronomical clock and the medieval Charles Bridge. The tour concludes at the hotel. During free time this afternoon, continue to explore the city on your own, or join the optional excursion to the Terezin Concentration Camp. Meal: B

DiscoverMORE: Terezin Concentration Camp (additional expense)

Day 4: Prague – Regensburg, Germany

Later this morning, depart Prague by motorcoach for Regensburg where your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship awaits. Embark the vessel and relax onboard your home for the next seven nights. Feel free to go ashore and begin exploring Regensburg on your own. The ship remains docked overnight. Meals: B, D

Day 5: Regensburg

Begin the day with a leisurely walking tour as a local guide leads you through the cobblestone lanes of one of the best-preserved medieval cities. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage city center and see 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, enjoy a reception and welcome dinner followed by a traditional Bavarian band onboard. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: Bike tour to the Walhalla Monument (instead of included tour)
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band onboard
EmeraldPLUS: Walking tour of Regensburg with Bavarian sausage tasting

Day 6: Passau

Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau located at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleyways and see its noteworthy architecture. See St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest pipe organ with more than 17,000 pipes. If you are feeling more active, join a bike tour along the River Inn. After a bit of free time, return to the ship for lunch and a leisurely afternoon sailing along the river. Meals: B, L, D

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

Day 7: Dürnstein, Austria

This morning sail through the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau Valley enroute to the enchanting village of Dürnstein – “The Pearl of the Wachau Valley” – dominated by the magnificent Baroque Stiftskirche. Stroll through this tiny village on your own, or hike to the ruins of Dürnstein Castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike tour along the Danube, passing terraced vineyards, castles, and ruins along the way. This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey, one of Austria’s most important Benedictine abbeys. Sitting atop a hill near Krems, this architectural treasure overlooks the spectacular Wachau Valley. 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 8: Vienna

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, if you feel more active, explore on two wheels as you join the guided bike tour to Danube Island. Meals: B, L, D

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

Day 9: Bratislava, Slovakia

Set on the crossroads of ancient trade routes in the heart of Europe, Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, embodies various cultures – primarily Celtic, Roman and Slavic. Enjoy a guided walking tour through the lanes of the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Episcopal Summer Palace and the Slovak National Theater. Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, offering beautiful views of the Danube. This afternoon, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to tasty home-made specialties in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia! This evening enjoy a gala dinner onboard. Meals: B, L, D

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

Day 10: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided panoramic tour encompassing many of the city’s hot spots. See Heroes’ Square and travel along the Andrassy Avenue – a UNESCO World Heritage site, to see the historic architecture of this capital city. Alternatively, enjoy a hike to Gellert Hill. This evening, enjoy a local folklore show onboard, followed by a traditional Hungarian dinner. Meals: B, L, D

EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Gellert Hill (instead of city tour)
DiscoverMORE*: Tour to Szentendre (additional expense)
DiscoverMORE*: Jewish Heritage Tour (additional expense)
EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

* only 1 DiscoverMORE can be selected as they operate simultaneously

Day 11: Budapest / USA

It’s time to say farewell to the Captain and crew as you depart on the transfer to the airport for your flight home, taking with you wonderful memories of 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
  • Two-night hotel stay and touring in Prague, Czech Republic
  • Seven-nights 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

CRUISE & HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Days 2 and 3 – Jalta Hotel or similar, Prague, Czech Republic
Days 4 through 10 – aboard an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
Post-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.