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Gems of the Danube with Prague

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Begin your exploration of the Danube with three days in Prague, and join tours to get to know this gorgeous city from a local point of view. Admire the variety of architecture, from pastel Art Nouveau facades to soaring Gothic cathedrals. Board your luxurious river boat and set off on the river, with stops in distinctive historic cities along the way. Explore the remarkable Melk Abbey, taste the wines of the Wachau valley, and wander the culture-rich streets of Vienna. Discover well-kept secrets and explore off the beaten path ports. Your journey concludes in Budapest, home to spectacular architecture, history, and art. 
Visit charming PassauRathaus in ViennaFisherman's Bastion in Budapest, HungaryColumn on Hauptplatz in LinzA tranquil moment in NurembergDiscover the gorgeous architecture of BudapestExplore Prague's colorful streets
Highlights
  • Take an excursion to the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov
  • Visit the famous Astronomical Clock in Prague
  • Take a guided tour of historic Budapest to see stunning architecture
  • Tour Melk’s magnificent 18th-century Benedictine Abbey
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  • Small Ship
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Prague

Start your journey with a three-night stay at one of our luxurious city hotels.

Day 2: Prague

  • 1 Breakfast
Join your local guide on a fascinating city walk and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Later, venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV.

Day 3: Prague

  • 1 Breakfast
Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the banks of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. 

Day 4: Prague | Nuremberg | Embark

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner
Journey by coach to the fascinating Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Your cruise begins here, and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.

Day 5: Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Choose to explore this wonderful city on foot with your local guide or visit moving WWII sites including the Documentation Centre Nazi Party Rally Grounds, a reminder of the horrors of the Nazi regime.

Day 6: Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border. Join a guided walk around Regensburg or take a ferry and sail the Danube Gorge to view historic Weltenburg Abbey, where you can sample beer from one of the oldest monastic breweries in the world. Alternatively, take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

Day 7: Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the medieval Czech city of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old town, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’.

Day 8: Melk | Dürnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Join a guided tour through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, embark on a guided bike ride along the river from Melk to Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines. As the day ends, take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley.

Day 9: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Take a guided tour of historic Vienna or tour Schönbrunn Palace and witness the opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, explore this majestic city on a guided cycling tour or visit the Belvedere Museum, one of Europe’s most stunning Baroque landmarks. Discover the greatest collection of Austrian art dating from the Middle Ages to the present day, complemented by the work of international artists such as Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. The museum houses the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt’s paintings, including the golden Art Nouveau icons ‘The Kiss’ and ‘Judith’. Alternatively, admire the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then sit enthralled during an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart.

Day 10: Budapest

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Make the most of a guided city tour including a piano concert, or discover the Jewish history with an expert local guide. Alternatively, take a guided hike to Buda Hill for breathtaking views over the Danube, or journey to nearby Szentendre, known for its museums, galleries, and artists. You’ll have the opportunity to discover this charming town on a guided city tour.

Day 11: Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Depart after a wonderful farewell breakfast. Budapest is the end of your cruise, but it will be the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

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Standard Stateroom E
160ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Standard Stateroom D
160ft2. Standard Suites are located on the Jewel Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Single Balcony Suite BS
160ft2. Single Balcony Suites are located on the Sapphire Deck with large picture windows to ensure a great view. They have a spacious design and clever layout alongside all the usual luxurious amenities and furnishings.
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Balcony Suite C
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite BA
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite BB
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite B
205ft2. Located on the Sapphire Deck these cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Junior Balcony Suite BJ
These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Sapphire Deck, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Balcony Suite A
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite P
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite PA
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Balcony Suite PP
Located on the Diamond Deck these 205ft2 cabins feature a full-length outdoor balcony with the exclusive Sun Lounge system and are larger than the standard river cruise cabins on Europe’s rivers.
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Junior Balcony Suite RJ
These spacious Suites (250ft²), located on the Diamond Deck, have a private full-length balcony and elegant en-suite bathrooms featuring a large vanity basin, bathtub with shower above.
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Royal Balcony Suite RA
315ft2. These suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Balcony Suite R
315ft2. These suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury with more space, impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.
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Royal Panorama Suite RS
At 325ft², this suite is the largest on the ship. At the rear of the Diamond Deck, enjoy panoramic views of the breathtaking passing scenery through floor to ceiling windows across two walls of the cabin.
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Royal Owner's Suite RO
520ft2 including the outdoor balcony. These Suites are located on the Diamond Deck and are the ultimate in luxury with more space (315ft²), impeccable service, thoughtful touches, an outdoor balcony, lounge area, and an oversized bathroom.

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Inclusions:
  • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
  • 1 exclusive Scenic Enrich experience
  • Your choice of 21 Scenic Freechoice activities
  • Up to five onboard dining options, from casual to fine dining
  • 23 meals – 10 breakfasts (B), 6 lunches (L) and 7 dinners (D)
  • Complimentary beverages all day throughout your cruise
  • Butler service for all guests throughout your cruise
  • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade available throughout your cruise
  • The freedom of our e-bikes – electronically assisted bicycles
  • Cruise Director to guide and assist
  • Expert local guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout your cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities

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