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Gems of the Danube

This 8 day cruise along the Danube takes you from historical Nuremberg to wondrous Budapest, stopping in many enchanting cities like Melk and Durnstein.

8 Day
From (AUD)
$ 4,620
  • 2017 Nuremberg > Budapest

    A river unlike any other

    Perhaps it’s hardly surprising that one of Europe’s longest waterways has so many wonderful attractions along its banks.

    Even so, every aspect of this itinerary will surprise and delight you, whether it’s Vienna, with its remarkable array of elegant buildings; Budapest, so often cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe; or Nuremberg, famous for so many landmark events in history. You can look forward to enjoying all this from the deck of a Scenic Space-Ship.

    Tour Code:

    NBU

    Duration:

    8 Days

    Departure City:

    Nuremberg

    Return City:

    Budapest

  • 8 Day Itinerary

    • Day 1 - Nuremberg
      Highlights:
      Welcome Reception

      Your cruise begins here, and you’ll get to toast the occasion at this evening’s welcome reception.

      Meals included: Dinner

    • Day 2 - Nuremberg
      Highlights:
      WW2 history

      Freechoice: Choose to visit moving WWII sites or try something a little lighter – the 'Tastes of Nuremberg', a tour of culinary delights that will help you discover a passion for local bratwurst, beer and gingerbread. We won’t tell anyone if you loosen your belt a little.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 3 - Regensburg
      Highlights:
      Danube Gorge

      At the confluence of three rivers, Regensburg offers a rich tapestry of experiences, from its medieval Old Town to the Bavarian Forest on its border.

      Freechoice: Join the group for an enjoyable walk around Regensburg or hop on a local 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, you could take a leisurely cycle on your own to the Walhalla monument with your Tailormade GPS device.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 4 - Passau > Linz
      Highlights:
      Salzburg

      Freechoice: Take an excursion to the medieval Czech town of Cesky Krumlov and discover its World Heritage-listed old city, or journey to Salzburg and explore the birthplace of Mozart, and the city backdrop for the film ‘The Sound of Music’.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 5 - Melk > Dürnstein
      Highlights:
      Sundowners in Wachau Valley

      Freechoice: Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Alternatively, if you’re feeling more active, embark on an enjoyable guided bike ride along the river from Melk to one of the most enchanting villages in the region, Dürnstein – at your own pace, of course.

      Sundowners
      As the day ends, you’ll get to take in the fine views of the breathtakingly beautiful Wachau Valley. You’ll be in very fine company, and can expect a wonderful ending to a magnificent day. Of course, we can't take all the credit for this one. It’s nature who provides the view, we’re just bringing the drinks.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 6 - Vienna
      Highlights:
      Enrich Private Viennese concert

      Today you have options galore.

      Freechoice: Take a guided tour of Bratislava or Schönbrunn Palace, and witness the sheer opulence of the Habsburg Empire. Alternatively, visit the world-renowned Spanish Riding School and either tour the stables or see the famous Lipizzaner Stallions perfecting their skills during their morning exercise program (operating on selected departures, please enquire for details). Or why not taste your way around the local market on our Shop with
      a Chef tour with your on board chef  (operating on selected departures, please enquire for details).

      Enrich
      Breathe in the opulence and luxury of Palais Liechtenstein while enjoying a glass of fine Austrian Sekt. Then be enthralled by an enchanting private Viennese evening concert featuring the timeless music of Strauss and Mozart. Even in elegant Vienna, Palais Liechtenstein is one of the grandest of all venues.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 7 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Hospital in the Rock Museum

      We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.

      Freechoice: Make the most of a guided tour of this city including a piano concert, or relax and unwind at the Thermal Baths and Spa. Or you can choose to experience the labyrinths of the Hospital in the Rock, a relic of WWII and the 1956 uprising.

      Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    • Day 8 - Budapest
      Highlights:
      Farewell

      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.

      Meals included: Breakfast

  • Tour inclusions

    All-inclusive highlights
    • 5-star Scenic Space-Ships featuring Scenic Sun Lounges
    • 1 exclusive Enrich experience
    • Your choice of 15 Freechoice activities
    • 1 Sundowners event
    • Exclusive Scenic Tailormade
    • 20 meals – 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 7 dinners