Begin your grand Danube river cruise with two amazing nights in Berlin. Your local expert will show you the city, including the unforgettable Holocaust Memorial, the Brandenburg Gate, and a visit to Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. From Berlin, travel to Dresden to see its baroque architecture, and classic sights. Continue with two nights in the Czech Republic’s Golden City of Prague. You’ll travel to the city of Regensburg to see its Old Town Hall, and sail from Deggendorf to Passau, through the Danube’s remarkable Schlögen Oxbow curve on your way to Linz. Your Austrian river cruise then sails to Melk, with its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then to delightful Dürnstein. Visit Vienna and discover the incredible Kuntskammer’s Habsburg collection, then sail to Slovakia, and Budapest. See Belgrade and sail to Romania through the incredible Iron Gates Gorge. Visit the mysterious Bran Castle in Transylvania, built in 1377 and legendary home of the Romanian vampire, Dracula. You’ll spend the night in Brasov for a tour of the Carpathians and Sinaia to visit Peles Castle, before returning to Bucharest for the conclusion of your journey. Your stay in Berlin and Prague, a scenic river cruise on the Danube, and a guided tour of Romania for a look inside legendary Transylvania will remain a highpoint in your travelogues for many trips to come.
Day 1 Berlin: welcome to Germany Day 2 Berlin: guided sightseeing, see the Brandenburg Gate, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial ChurchDay 3 Berlin—Dresden—Prague: guided walk in Dresden, visit the courtyard of the Zwinger Palace; motorcoach transfer to PragueDay 4 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 5 Prague—Regensburg, Germany—Deggendorf (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome receptionDay 6 Passau: guided walkDay 7 Linz, Austria: guided sightseeingDay 8 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; wine tastingDay 9 Vienna: guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticketDay 10 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay11 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 12 Budapest: day at leisure Day 13 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill Day 14 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour Day 15 Donji Milanovac—Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorgeDay 16 Cetate—Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: visit the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formationsDay 17 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi—Rousse: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of RousseDay 18 Oltenita (Disembarkation)—Bucharest: guided sightseeing in BucharestDay 19 Bucharest. Excursion to Transylvania—Brasov: guided visit of Dracula’s Bran CastleDay 20 Brasov—Bucharest: guided tour in Brasov; visit to PelesDay 21 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.