Day 1 | Highlights:
A world of wonder awaits. Start your journey with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.
Day 2 | Prague Highlights:
This morning join your knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating walk through the city and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Afterwards you might wish to venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge. This incredibly beautiful structure was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.
Day 3 | Prague Highlights:
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. There’s no need to plan ahead – your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.
Day 4 | Prague > Nuremberg Highlights:
Journey by coach to fascinating Nuremberg in Bavaria, 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 Highlights:
Choose to visit moving WWII sites or try something a little lighter – a gingerbread baking class.
Day 6 | Regensburg Highlights:
Experience the true wonder of Christmas at the romantic and picturesque markets at Thurn and Taxis Palace. This magical village will make you feel like you have entered a fairytale with the gently lit lanterns and candles providing a charming atmosphere. Alternatively, enjoy a walking tour of Regensburg.
Day 7 | Passau > Linz Highlights:
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’.
Day 8 | Melk > Dürnstein Highlights:
Be guided through Melk’s magnificent 18th century Benedictine Abbey. Or, if you’re feeling more active, embark on a 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. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour and tasting of its fine wines.
Day 9 | Vienna Highlights:
Today you have options galore.
Day 10 | Budapest Highlights:
We find ourselves in Budapest, one of Europe’s oldest and prettiest cities.
Day 11 | Budapest Highlights:
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.