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Grand Danube

In 2018: 14-Night Cruise with 2 nights Bucharest, 1 night Brasov pre-cruise and 3 nights Prague post cruise

In 2019: 14-Night cruise with 3 Nights Prague pre-cruise and 2 nights Brasov, 2 nights Bucharest post-cruise

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2018 & 2019 Departure Dates & Pricing

In 2018: Prague to Bucharest (or reverse) - 21 days

 

In 2019: Bucharest to Prague (or reverse) - 22 days

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Detailed Itinerary: Prague to Bucharest

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Day 1: ARRIVE IN PRAGUE, CZECHIA

Arrive in Prague and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2: PRAGUE

Experience the wonders of Prague, considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, on a city tour. Visit the UNESCO-designated historic city center with its many gems, including the Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square and the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Prefer a more active tour? Hike to the castle. (B)

Day 3: PRAGUE

Spend a day at leisure. (B)

Day 4: PRAGUE - PILZEN - NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION DAY)

Depart from Prague via motorcoach and enjoy a stop in Pilzen, renowned for Pilsner beer. After a highlights tour, drive to Nuremberg where you will board your ship. (B,D)

Day 5:NUREMBERG

You have two choices of excursions while in Nuremberg: one focusing on the medieval highlights and another focusing on WWII. Enjoy a guided tour through this medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and Market Square’s legendary fountain. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom 600, if it’s not in session. En route to Regensburg, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 6: REGENSBURG

Explore one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. Alternatively, sample some Bavarian specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels; and for those who wish to be more active, join a bike tour to Walhalla. (B,L,D)

Day 7: PASSAU - LINZ, AUSTRIA

Discover Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour admiring the Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour or a hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views of the city. Later in the day, enjoy a scenic cruise to Linz. (B,L,D)

Day 8: MELK - VIENNA

Cruise to Melk, known for its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s largest and most revered monasteries. Alternatively, you can join a guided bike tour that takes you through the UNESCO designated Wachau Valley; or go on a walking tour along Dürnstein's cobblestone streets to the Baroque Stiftskirche, one of the finest Baroque towers in Austria. Later in the day, set sail through the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley (B,L,D)

Day 9: VIENNA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems, and you'll discover them on a city tour showcasing its many regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prefer a more active adventure? Join a guided bike ride along the Danube. Later in the day, enjoy leisure time in Vienna or cycle to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 10: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Get to know Budapest on a city tour that begins at the vibrant Great Market Hall and takes you to such places as the UNESCO-listed Castle Hill district, Fisherman’s Bastion and St. Stephen’s. Prefer a more active exploration, hike to Castle Hill. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise past the capital’s glittering river front. (B,L,D)

Day 11: BUDAPEST

Tradition will be on full display in Puszta, the Great Hungarian Plain. Tour a genuine Hungarian csárda (farm) run by the world champion carriage-drivers, the Lazar brothers. Afterwards, be treated to an unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship and then experience the Hungarians’ warm hospitality, along with a traditional lunch complete with typical Goulash. (B,L,D)

Day 12: MOHACS

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Pécs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Széchenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pécs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 13: VUKOVAR, CROATIA - NOVI SAD, SERBIA

Vukovar is a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you’ll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ovčara Memorial and the Baroque Eltz Palace. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you'll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. Back on board, cruise to Novi Sad, sometimes called the “Serbian Athens.” Discover Novi Sad on a walking tour to Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the old town center. If you prefer a more active exploration, join a guided biking or hiking tour. During the evening, visit Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. (B,L,D)

Day 14: BELGRADE, SERBIA

Explore Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Later, choose from three intriguing excursions. Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family; and then tour the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Or enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, Šlivovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery. For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 15:SCENIC CRUISNG THROUGH THE IRON GATES

The Iron Gates is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The banks of the river dazzle with sheer-faced rocks stretching high overhead along this natural border between Serbia and Romania. (B,L,D)

Day 16: VIDIN, BULGARIA

Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Castle, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria overlooking the Danube. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 17:ROUSSE - GIURGIU, ROMANIA

Visit Bulgaria's ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to go to Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescoes revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings and Bulgarian medieval art. (B,L,D)

Day 18:GIURGIU (DISEMBARKATION DAY) - BRASOV, ROMANIA

Disembark the ship in Giurgiu and board a motorcoach to journey through the Romanian countryside to Bran, where you’ll visit Transylvania’s legendary Bran Castle, which is forever linked with the legend of Dracula. Afterwards, you'll travel to the lovely village of Brașov. Enjoy a tour of the town and then check into your hotel. (B)

Day 19: BRASOV, TRANSYLVANIA, BUCHAREST

En route to Bucharest, stop in Sinaia to visit Peleș Castle, Transylvania's other enchanting castle, considered by many to be one of the most stunning in Europe. Tour the castle, which was once the residence of the royal family. Later in the day, check into your hotel. (B)

Day 20: BUCHAREST

Bucharest, Romania’s capital, has earned its nickname, the “Little Paris of the East,” with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Visit the city’s most impressive sites—including the historic city center and the Palace of the Parliament, second only to the Pentagon as the largest administrative building in the world. (B,L)

Day 21: BUCHAREST

Bid farewell to Burcharest as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Detailed Itinerary: Prague to Bucharest

Skip to Bucharest to Prague itinerary

Day 1: ARRIVE IN BUCHAREST, ROMANIA

Arrive in Bucharest and check-in to your hotel. The balance of the day is free to start exploring this beautiful city.

Day 2:BUCHAREST

Bucharest, Romania’s capital, has earned its nickname, the “Little Paris of the East,” with its wide boulevards and Arc de Triomphe. Visit the city’s most impressive sites—including the historic city center and the Palace of the Parliament, second only to the Pentagon as the largest administrative building in the world. (B,L)

Day 3: BUCHAREST – RBRASOV, TRANSYLVANIA

After leaving Bucharest, stop in Sinaia to visit Peleș Castle, one of Transylvania's most enchanting castles, and considered by many to be one of the most stunning in Europe. Tour the castle, which was once the residence of the royal family. Later in the day, check into your hotel. (B)

Day 4: BRASOV (Embarkation Day) - GIURGIU, ROMANIA

Today you'll enjoy a city tour and a visit to the infamous Bran Castle. This afternoon, embark upon your river cruise ship. Tonight, gather on board for a Welcome Dinner. (B,L,D)

Day 5:GIURGIU - ROUSSE

Visit Bulgaria's ancient capital, Veliko Tarnovo, with its medieval fortress and multiple orthodox temples. You can opt instead to go to Rousse, known for its 19th- and 20th-century Neo-Baroque and Neo-Rococo architecture, and then afterwards visit the UNESCO-designated Rock-hewn Churches of Ivanovo with frescoes revealing exceptional artistry of 14th-century paintings and Bulgarian medieval art. (B,L,D)

Day 6:VIDIN - BULGARIA

Explore Vidin, one of Bulgaria’s oldest cities, and surrounding areas with choice of excursions. Discover Baba Vida Castle, the largest preserved medieval castle in Bulgaria overlooking the Danube. Continue on to Belogradchik, one of Bulgaria’s natural wonders, where you can hike around its most spectacular rock formations. Alternatively, visit a local home for a demonstration of traditional Bulgarian yogurt and Banitsa, a pastry you will also get to make. You also have the choice to bike through Vidin and to the castle. (B,L,D)

Day 7: SCENIC CRUISING THROUGH THE IRON GATES

The Iron Gates is one of Europe’s most awe-inspiring natural wonders. The banks of the river dazzle with sheer-faced rocks stretching high overhead along this natural border between Serbia and Romania. (B,L,D)

Day 8: BELGRADE, SERBIA

Explore Serbia’s capital, Belgrade, on a city tour, which includes the Kalemegdan Fortress and the Serbian Orthodox Temple of St. Sava. Later, choose from three intriguing excursions. Visit the Royal Palace, the official residence of the Serbian Royal Family; and then tour the House of Flowers, the mausoleum of Marshal Tito, who became the first President of Yugoslavia. Or enjoy a taste of the region by sampling Serbian plum brandy, Šlivovitz, and delicious local delights at the Quburich Distillery. For those wishing a more active adventure, join a guided bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 9: NOVI SAD - VUKOVAR, CROATIA

Dunavski Park and through Stari Grad, the old town center. If you prefer a more active exploration, join a guided biking or hiking tour. Later, visit Petrovaradin Fortress, a mighty stronghold no enemy has ever breached. Back on board, cruise to Vukovar, a Croatian symbol of resistance, which you’ll better understand on your city tour showcasing the Ovčara Memorial and the Baroque Eltz Palace. Alternatively, choose a wine tasting in Ilok, a center of wine production since Roman times, where you'll sample its famous Grasevina, Traminac and Frankovka wines. (B,L,D)

Day 10: MOHÁCS, HUNGARY

Enjoy a scenic morning cruise to Pécs, founded more than 2,000 years ago by the Romans. Visit the UNESCO-designated Christian Necropolis; St. Peter’s Basilica, the city’s main Catholic cathedral along with its catacombs; and Széchenyi Square, the heart of Old Town Pécs. You will also see the Mosque of Pasha Qasim the Victorious, one of the symbols of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 11: BUDAPEST

Tradition will be on full display in Puszta, the Great Hungarian Plain. Tour a genuine Hungarian csárda (farm) run by the world champion carriage-drivers, the Lazar brothers. Afterwards, be treated to an unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship and then experience the Hungarians’ warm hospitality, along with a traditional lunch complete with typical Goulash. During the evening, be treated to a special Illuminations cruise past the capital’s glittering river front. (B,L,D)

Day 12: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Bratislava certainly has earned the title “Coronation City of Kings” as you’ll discover during your walking tour that includes the Old Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Or for more adventure, go high above the city by hiking up to Bratislava Castle. (B,L,D)

Day 13: VIENNA, AUSTRIA

The “City of Waltzes” offers a treasure trove of gems, and you'll discover them on a city tour showcasing its many regal splendors, such as the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs before concluding in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Prefer a more active adventure? Join a guided bike ride along the Danube. Later in the day, enjoy leisure time in Vienna or cycle to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a bike tour. (B,L,D)

Day 14: DÜRNSTEIN – WEISSENKIRCHEN

Partake in a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, its famed church tower, before enjoying a wine tasting in a local cellar. For a beautiful view of the Wachau Valley, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. Alternatively, visit a local boutique, where you’ll be treated to the region’s finest apricot products. After your morning excursions, you have a choice to cruise through the Wachau Valley to Melk or join a bike tour along the Danube. Upon reaching Melk, take a tour of the UNESCO-designated Melk Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 15: LINZ, AUSTRIA - PASSAU, GERMANY

Enjoy a scenic cruise to Linz en route to Passau, a city to discover in one of three ways. Admire the Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral on a walking tour. Guests looking for a more active day can choose between a guided bike tour or a hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views of the city. (B,L,D)

Day 16:REGENSBURG

Explore one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg, on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. Alternatively, sample some Bavarian specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels; and for those who wish to be more active, join a bike tour to Walhalla. (B,L,D)

Day 17: NUREMBERG

You have two choices of excursions while in Nuremberg: one focusing on the medieval highlights and another focusing on WWII. Enjoy a guided tour through this medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and Market Square’s legendary fountain. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the enormous Documentation Center. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam and Courtroom 600, if it’s not in session. En route to Regensburg, cruise through the man-made marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

Day 18: NUREMBERG (Disembarkation Day) - PILZEN, CZECHIA - PRAGUE

Disembark your ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a stop in Pilzen, renowned for Pilsner beer before continuing on to Prague. (B,D)

Day 19: PRAGUE

Experience the wonders of Prague, considered one of Europe’s most attractive cities, on a city tour. Visit the UNESCO-designated historic city center with its many gems, including the Old Town Square, Astronomical Clock, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square and the 1,000 year-old Prague Castle. Prefer a more active tour? Hike to the castle. (B)

Day 20: PRAGUE

Spend a day at leisure. (B)

Day 21: PRAGUE

Bid farewell to Prague and prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Guided bicycle tours are capacity crontolled
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

2018 and 2019 Departures

Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.
From Prague
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (from Nuremberg)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/window
Cat D - Lower Deck fwd w/window
Cat C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat AA+ Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Oct 3, 2018
Oct 6, 2018
Amacerto
$8,538
$9,136
$10,336
$11,336
$11,736
$12,136
$12,536
$13,736
$15,136
May 9, 2019
May 12, 2019
Amacerto
$9,138
$9,736
$10,936
$11,936
$12,336
$12,736
$13,136
$14,336
$15,736
Jul 4, 2019
Jul 7, 2019
Amacerto
$9,138
$9,736
$10,936
$11,936
$12,336
$12,736
$13,136
$14,336
$15,736
Aug 1, 2019
Aug 4, 2019
Amacerto
$9,138
$9,736
$10,936
$11,936
$12,336
$12,736
$13,136
$14,336
$15,736
Aug 29, 2019
Sep 1, 2019
Amacerto
$9,738
$10,336
$11,536
$12,536
$12,936
$13,336
$13,736
$14,936
$16,336
Sep 26, 2019
Sep 29, 2019
Amacerto
$9,638
$10,236
$11,436
$12,436
$12,836
$13,236
$13,636
$14,836
$16,236
Oct 24, 2019
Oct 27, 2019
Amacerto
$8,538
$9,136
$10,336
$11,336
$11,736
$12,136
$12,536
$13,736
$15,136
 
From Bucharest
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Date (from Brasov)
Ship
Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/window
Cat D - Lower Deck fwd w/window
Cat C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat BB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat BA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat AB - Middle Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat AA - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Cat AA+ Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Suite - Upper Deck w/ twin balconies
Sep 19, 2018
Sep 22, 2018
Amacerto
$8,838
$9,436
$10,636
$11,636
$11,936
$12,436
$12,836
$14,036
$15,436
Oct 17, 2018
Oct 20, 2018
Amacerto
$7,938
$8,536
$9,736
$10,736
$11,136
$11,536
$11,936
$13,136
$14,536
May 22, 2019
May 26, 2019
Amacerto
$9,138
$9,736
$10,936
$11,936
$12,336
$12,736
$13,136
$14,336
$15,736
Jul 17, 2019
Jul 21, 2019
Amacerto
$9,138
$9,736
$10,936
$11,936
$12,336
$12,736
$13,136
$14,336
$15,736
Aug 14, 2019
Aug 18, 2019
Amacerto
$9,438
$10,036
$11,236
$12,236
$12,636
$13,036
$13,436
$14,636
$16,036
Sep 11, 2019
Sep 15, 2019
Amacerto
$9,738
$10,336
$11,536
$12,536
$12,936
$13,336
$13,736
$14,936
$16,336
Oct 9, 2019
Oct 13, 2019
Amacerto
$9,038
$9,636
$10,836
$11,836
$12,236
$12,636
$13,036
$14,236
$15,636
Nov 6, 2019
Nov 10, 2019
Amacerto
$8,138
$8,736
$9,936
$10,936
$11,336
$11,736
$12,136
$13,336
$14,736
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges: For 2018 departures additional $336 per person; For 2019 departures additional $364 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin, for Suites +100% of twin, Single Supplement for Land: Additional $800 per person/per night.
For 14 nights Cruise Only (no Bucharest/Prague): For 2018 departures subtract $1,740 from 2018 per person rates; For 2019 departures, subtract $2,040 from 2019 per person rates.
Please select your bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A - Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)
Transfers at Start of Program/End of Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
Prices Include:
▪ 14 nights deluxe Danube cruise in selected cabin category
▪ Life enriching tours and excursions daily with personal headset included
▪ “Culinary Delights – Bites & Sights” excursions
▪ State-of-the-art Infotainment System in all staterooms featuring free high-speed Internet access, hit Hollywood movies, extensive music library & English language TV stations
▪ Complimentary Wi-Fi access on board
▪ Terry bathrobes and white-on-white plush bedding in all staterooms
▪ Gourmet dining with all meals included during your cruise
▪ Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe's great wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every dinner on board
▪ Bottled water in every stateroom replenished daily
▪ Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner & Captain's Gala Dinner
▪ Transfer from the ship in Vilshofen to the hotel in Prague
▪ 3 nights hotel accommodation in Prague at the InterContinental -or- Hilton Old Town (or similar), including daily buffet breakfast
▪ 3 nights hotel accommodation in Bucharest, including daily buffet breakfast
▪ Special highlights including lectures, theme dinners, cooking demonstration, onboard music performances and afternoon/evening piano music
▪ Bicycles to explore on your own & guided bicycle tours
▪ Services of professional Cruise Manager
▪ All English Language onboard in a non-smoking Environment (smoking permitted only on the Sun Deck)
▪ All local Taxes 
 
Prices Do Not Include:
▪ Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
▪ Travel Insurance
▪ Port charges
▪ Gratuities
▪ Personal Expenses

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