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The Legendary Danube

3 Nights in Prague pre-cruise, 7-Night Danube Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

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2022 & 2023 Departure Dates & Pricing

Prague to Budapest: 11 days


Ship - Amasonata, Amaviola, Amabella, Amalea


Detailed Itinerary: Nuremberg to Vienna - Eastbound (WNV)

Skip to Vienna to Nuremberg itinerary

Day 1: Prague, Czech Republic

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

Day 2: Prague

Discover fairytale Prague via a city tour or a hike. Both will reveal why Prague is considered one of Europe’s most attractive and vibrant cities, with a historic city center that’s recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. See all the key highlights, including the National Museum, Wenceslas Square, the 1,000-year-old Prague Castle and Old Market Square, home to the Astronomical Clock. (B)

Day 3: Prague

Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic with the first brewery dating back to 993. Beer is a core part of the country’s national identity, so much so, the Czechs are the biggest consumers of beer in the world. The country is home to more than 100 breweries with a combination of big names and micro-establishments offering a huge range of styles. Join a Czech beer tasting and discover for yourself what makes the Czech’s beer some of the very best in the world. (B)

Day 4: Prague - Pilzen, Germany - Nuremberg (Embarkation)

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

Day 5: Nuremberg - Crossing the Continental Divide

You have three choices of excursions while in Nuremberg. Enjoy a guided tour through Nuremberg’s beautiful medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendary fountain of the Market Square. 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 Nazi Party Rally Grounds. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, and Courtroom 600, if the courtroom is not in session. Alternatively, savor traditional Franconian specialties by sampling famously delicious Nuremburger Bratwurst, Rot bier (red beer) and lebkuchen (gingerbread). En route to Regensburg, you’ll 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 where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple inspired by the Parthenon in Athens. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Passau - Linz, Austria

Enjoy a walking tour along Passau's cobblestone streets admiring the Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For guests looking for a more active morning, you can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views overlooking three rivers. Later in the day, set sail for Linz. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Melk - Vienna - Wachau Valley

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, famed church tower. 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 on your city tour, you’ll see many of them, including the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs. Conclude your tour in Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and then afterwards, visit the grand St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For a more active exploration of the area, pedal your way to Klosterneuburg Monastery on a guided cycling tour. During the afternoon, spend leisure time exploring this iconic city even more. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapest, Hungary

You cannot help but fall in love with Budapest, known as the “Queen of the Danube.” Your city tour begins with visit to the vibrant Great Market Hall brimming with vendors selling everything from food to souvenirs. The remainder of this tour takes you to both the Buda (hilly) and the Pest (flat) sides of the river. As an alternative choice, hike up to Castle Hill for breathtaking views of the city below. Spend your last evening on board cruising around the famed Parliament Building as the city turns on all her dazzling lights. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Bid farewell to Budapest and transfer to the airport for your homeward flight.  End of our services. (B)

Departures & Pricing


  • A valid passport is required for travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • 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 becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
  • Travel Protection is recommended. Click here TG_logo for more information.
Departure Dates & Per Person USD Rates
Program Start Day
Cruise Embarkation Day (in Nuremberg)

Cat. E - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows

Cat. D - Lower Deck w/fixed windows

Cat. C - Middle Deck aft & Upper Deck aft w/french balcony

Cat. CB - Upper Deck aft w/ french balcony

Cat. CA - Upper & Middle Deck aft with french balcony/p>

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+ - Jr. Suite Upper Deck w/ twin balconies

Suite - Upper Deck with twin balconies

May 3, 2022 May 6, 2022 Amasonata $4,599 $4,898 $5,698 - - $6,298 $6,498 $6,698 $6,898 $7,498 $8,198
May 17, 2022 May 20, 2022 Amasonata $4,799 $5,098 $5,898 - - $6,498 $6,698 $6,898 $7,098 $7,698 $8,398
Jun 14, 2022 Jun 17, 2022 Amasonata $4,799 $5,098 $5,898 - - $6,498 $6,698 $6,898 $7,098 $7,698 $8,398
Dec 22, 2022 Dec 25, 2022 Amalea $4,399 $4,698 - $5,198 $5,498 $6,098 $6,298 $6,498 $6,698 - $7,998
Apr 7, 2023 Apr 10, 2023 Amalea $4,199 $4,498 - $4,998 $5,298 $5,898 $6,098 $6,298 $6,498 - $7,798
Apr 19, 2023 Apr 22, 2023 Amaviola $4,399 $4,698 - $5,198 $5,498 $6,098 $6,298 $6,498 $6,698 - $7,998
May 17, 2023 May 20, 2023 Amaviola $4,799 $5,098 - $5,598 $5,898 $6,498 $6,698 $6,898 $7,098 - $8,398
May 31, 2023 Jun 3. 2023 Amaviola $4,799 $5,098 - $5,598 $5,898 $6,498 $6,698 $6,898 $7,098 - $8,398
Jun 14, 2023 Jun 17, 2023 Amaviola $4,799 $5,098 - $5,598 $5,898 $6,498 $6,698 $6,898 $7,098 - $8,398
Nov 22, 2023 Nov 25, 2023 Amasonata $4,299 $4,598 $5,398 - - $5,998 $6,198 $6,398 $6,598 $,7,198 $7,898
Important: Dates, prices & itineraries are subject to change.
Port Charges: Additional $210 USD per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies for Cruise: +50% of twin, for Suites +100% of twin; Single Supplement for Land: Additional $480 per person.per night.
For 7 Nights Cruise Only (no 3 nights hotel in Prague): Subtract $900 from above per person rates. Arrive in Nuremberg on Day 4 for embarkation at 3:00pm.
Transfers at the Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.
Please select bedding configuration at the time of booking. The choices are: Choice A - Two twin beds; Choice B - One large bed (larger than queen size)

Prices Include:

• 6-night Cruise from Nuremberg to Vienna (or reverse) in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Daily guided sightseeing program with Certified Local Guides
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew and Cruise Director
• Personal expenses

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