Danube River Cruise Provided by Mayflower Tours
September 20-30 2017 FREE AIR provided by Mayflower Tours has been extended through July.
Riviera Deck $3,899, Vista Deck $4,199, Horizon Deck $4,399,
Singles don't pay extra with G-share or have a private cabin with single supplement, call for details.
Heart Warming TRAVEL LLC
Vicki Martin, (608) 575-2443
Wed. Sept. 20 DAY ONE — DEPART THE USA - Today you’ll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Most flights are overnight.
Thurs. Sept. 21 DAY TWO — Transfer to Mayflower Tours' exclusively chartered river ship, the MS Emerald Sun, your home for the next seven nights. Enjoy a welcome reception and dinner on board.
Fri. Sept. 22 DAY THREE — BUDAPEST After breakfast enjoy an included city tour of Budapest. The city straddles both banks of the Danube linked by seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elizabeth Bridges. The tour presents us with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop at Gellert Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, St. Stephen’s Basilica, the distinctive Fisherman’s Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace. Enjoy free time in the afternoon to explore and shop for porcelain or other local specialties before departing for Bratislava. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
Sat. Sept. 23 DAY FOUR — BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA The day starts with an included panoramic city tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the former capital of Hungary. "All Aboard" the exclusively chartered Bratislava City Train for a unique touring experience. As the train winds its way through the streets up to Bratislava Castle, the guide will point out the beautiful buildings and historic sites along the way. See the Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the National Theatre, the Archbishop’s Summer Residence and the Blumental Church. Arriving at Vienna Gate, it’s a short stroll to a panoramic overview of the city from atop Castle Hill. During a leisurely paced walking tour through the historical center, see the Archbishop Palace, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the Main Square with its Old Town Hall, the Roland Fountain and the Opera House. Enjoy leisure time this afternoon in this remarkable town. This evening, enjoy a musical performance onboard by local artists. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
Sun. Sept. 24 DAY FIVE — VIENNA, AUSTRIA Discover all Vienna has to offer with an included orientation tour. For over 600 years, the magnificent baroque capital city of Vienna was the seat of the mighty Hapsburg Emperors, a heritage that has bestowed it with many dazzling palaces and monuments: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House and the majestic Ringstrasse. The capital is also known as the "City of Music" for having once been the home of composers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Johann Strauss. On the included excursion, see some of the famous sights of this impressive city and visit Shönbrunn Palace, with its magnificent interiors and landscape gardens. Enjoy leisure time in the city center this afternoon. This evening, join an optional excursion for a musical concert in one of the famous music venues of the city. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
Mon. Sept. 25 DAY SIX — DÜRNSTEIN, AUSTRIA AND MELK - After breakfast, join your guide on a stroll through the pretty, medivel town of Durnstein, “The Pearl of the Wachau” - set in Austria's spectacular vine-terraced Wachau Valley. With its cobblestone streets and old burgher houses, it is dominated by the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its lovely blue façade. The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castel, which served as a prison to England's Richard the Lionheart in 1193, can be seen on the hilltop. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wacha Valley as we cruise along the Danube River before arriving in Melk. Join an optional excursion in Melk to visit the glorious and magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts a breathtakingly opulent Baroque interior. See the Marble Hall and Library with its thousands of identically bound books and also its terraced gardens. Later this afternoon, the ship departs for Aschach - the drop off point for Tomorrow's optional excursion. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
Tues. Sept. 26 DAY SEVEN — SALZBURG, AUSTRIA and PASSAU, GERMANY - After breakfast join us on an optional excursion to Salzburg, Austria. You will travel by motorcoach to Mozarts Salzburg where a guide will show you the sights from The Sound of Music and walk us along the famous Getreidegasse Lane past Mozart’s birthplace. After the tour we drive to Passau, Germany where our ship has docked. Enjoy a walking tour of Passau prior to boarding your ship. This evening the ship departs for Regensburg. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
Wed. Sept. 27 DAY EIGHT — REGENSBURG, ONE OF GERMANY’S BEST-PRESERVED MEDIEVAL CITIES After breakfast, we explore Regensburg on a guided walking tour. During a stroll through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we experience its beauty and history firsthand. This afternoon the ship departs for Nuremberg. Tonight say goodbye to the captain and crew at the farewell reception and dinner. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard
Thurs. Sept. 28 DAY NINE — NUREMBERG, GERMANY to Prague, CZECH REPBULIC After breakfast ON BOARD disembark your ship and enjoy a tour of Nuremberg. Beginning with a panoramic our by coach, your local guide will explain the importance of this city during the was as you explore a bit outside of the inner city and pass the Court House here the Nazi War Trials were held. Upon arrival in the city center, begin a walking tour through the Alstadt (old Town) which stands in the shadows of the imperial castle. The local guide will lead you through this medieval city as you pass some of he amazing architechture, fortifications and stone towers from past centuries, including the Schoner Brunnen - Nuremberg's star attraction. The gilded 'Beautiful Fountain' with its tiers of intricately carved figures. At the end of the tour, free time is provided for lunch on your own prior to the journey to Praue for a two-night stay. Dinner is included in Prague this evening.
Fri. Sept. 29 DAY TEN PRAGUE - One of the most beautiful cities in Europe, Prague also offers a cultural and historic past. On this morning's panoramic discovery, you'll get an overview of the city and learn of its history from the local guide. Drive by some of the famous squares of the city including Wenceslas, Charles and Lesser Town Square. You'll also see the National Museum, National Theatre and Prague Castle, amoung other famous towers and landmarks. The remainder of the day is at leisure, or join the optional excursion of the Jewish Quarter. Your adventure is concluded but you'll bring back memories of European history to last a lifetime. Breakfast
Sat. Sept. 30 DAY ELEVEN — PRAGUE TO USA Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from our cruise along the Danube River. Breakfast
Itinerary is subject to change due to changing river conditions, construction, weather and many other factors.