Cruise Escorted Tour Europe Danube River Cruise & City Stays

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Price
$3899 per person
Duration
13 days
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AFFORDABLE LUXURY Danube River Cruise with Budapest & Prague

Discover the magic of Europe on this extraordinary river cruise with extended city stays in Budapest and Prague. It's the voyage of a lifetime and for a limited time you can save on 2023 sailings!
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Cruising the Danube River is the ultimate European travel dream. Visit picturesque cities, discover historic sights and ancient wonders, enter into a beautifully artistic and cultural world. All the wonder of Europe is paired with deluxe amenities aboard your modern river cruise ship. Enjoy the luxury of a room with an ever-changing view and only having to unpack once on a voyage from Hungary to the Czech Republic.

What's included

Destination
Austria , Czech Republic , Europe , Germany , Hungary Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Budapest, Hungary
Return Location
Prague, Czech Republic
Tour Start Date & Time
November 2, 2023 4:00 pm View other Times
Additional Information
Departs May to November, 2023: Departure prices vary, please contact us details. Booking Code: DRCG13M
Price includes
  • Accommodation based on twin share room
  • Cruise as per itinerary
  • Daily breakfast
  • Entrance tickets to sites on tour
  • Escorted tour
  • Expert local guides
  • First class hotels
  • Hotel taxes and service charges
  • Meals as per the itinerary
  • Porterage (up to two bags per person)
  • Professionally guided local tours
  • Transport in air conditioned vehicles
Price does not include
  • Airport transfers
  • Any items or services not specified in the itinerary
  • Cruise gratuities
  • Cruise transfers
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers
  • International flights
  • Medical and emergency insurance
  • Optional tours and activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa arrangements
Complementaries
Drinks with Dinner: Wine & beer is included with cruise dinners
Additional Prices
Special Upgrade: From $899 per person extra for a French balcony cabin! Pre & Post Tour Accommodation: Ask us about extended hotel stays in Europe. Optional Tours: Optional tours can be booked in advance to save. Contact us for current prices. Flights from Australia: Please request a quote for special international airfares. Travel Insurance: Insurance is essential for this tour - please ask for a quote. Single Supplement: Please contact us for solo traveller rates that include your own room.

Tour overview

River cruising offers the unique opportunity to visit Europe’s historic cities and charming villages as you sail the world’s most beautiful waterways. Cruise aboard a sleek, modern floating hotel, equipped with features and amenities to make your voyage comfortable and carefree.

Enjoy the elegant courtyards and cathedrals in Prague. Marvel at the medieval city of Regensburg and explore the 2500-year-old Passau. Choose to join the optional tour to picturesque Salzburg. Tour the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, take in the stunning palaces of Vienna, experience the young and colourful city of Bratislava and view the medieval architecture of Budapest. Plus, with additional nights in both Budapest and Prague, you’ll be able to explore all that these great cities have to offer.

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Inclusions at a glance

  • 12 nights accommodations
    • 2 nights Budapest
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard aboard Monarch Empress, Monarch Queen, Monarch Princess, Monarch Duchess, Monarch Countess or Monarch Governess
    • 3 nights Prague
  • River port charges of US$190 per person
  • Cruise & hotel porterage
  • 25 meals: 12 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Cruise director & activities host throughout cruise
  • Local host in Budapest & Prague
  • Services of local guides in all major cities
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Comfortable wireless earphones for enhanced touring during excursions

Special features

  • During your Budapest City Tour, see the Parliament, Heroes Square, Royal Palace and Matthias Church
  • Tour romantic Vienna with its legendary opulence and elegance
  • Stop in Durnstein, one of the prettiest towns on the Danube
  • In Melk, join a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey
  • Visit Pilsen’s medieval Republic Square and the onion domes of the Great Synagogue
  • City tour of Prague “The City of a Thousand Spires”

River Cruise features & amenities

  • Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Complimentary basic Wi-Fi access
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Fitness centre
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

 

Budapest, Hungary
Enjoy time to explore stunning cities, like Budapest with its famous Fisherman’s Bastion.
  • DAY 1
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  • DAY 3
  • DAY 4
  • DAY 5
  • DAY 6
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  • DAY 9
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  • DAY 12
  • Day 13
DAY 1

Arrive in Budapest

DAY 2

Budapest City Tour

DAY 3

Holloko City Tour & Cruise Embarkation

DAY 4

Full day in Budapest

DAY 5

Bratislava City Tour

DAY 6

Vienna City Tour

DAY 7

Melk Abbey

DAY 8

Full day in Passau

DAY 9

Regensburg City Tour

DAY 10

Pilsen to Prague

DAY 11

Prague City Tour

DAY 12

Full day in Prague

Day 13

Depart Prague

More about Austria

Officially known as the Republic of Austria, there's a lot more to discover about this landlocked European country than schnitzel, strudel and the Sound of Music, but that's still part of the fun. Bordered by the Czech Republic, Germany, Slovakia, Hungary, Slovenia, Italy, Switzerland and Liechtenstein, you can understand why Austria is so culturally rich. There are a couple of things you might not know about Austrians, like they are the top recyclers in the world, they love their coffee and enjoy a rich coffee house culture, plus, much like Mexico, they celebrate death and there's even a funeral museum in Vienna. From fine arts to classical music and historic monuments, there's much to experience in Austria!

More about Czech Republic

The Czech Republic is located right in the middle of Europe. Traditionally it was segmented into three lands,Bohemia, Moravia and Silesia in the south, and since 2016 it adopted the shortened name of Czechia. It ranks amongst the top ten safest countries in the world to live and happens to have the most castles in Europe. In fact, in the capital city of Prague you'll find the largest ancient castle in the world. Once the seat of power for kings and emperors, today Prague Castle is the official office of the President of the Czech Republic.

More about Europe

More about Germany

Germany is one of the most densely populated counties in the world, but it doesn't feel that way thanks to its forested mountains, magnificent rivers and well-planned cities. Berlin is a vibrant capital with a lively art scene and cafe culture. Munich is renowned for its annual Oktoberfest beer festival and Frankfurt is a fascinating blend of historic buildings and modern skyscrapers. Cruising the mighty Danube River you'll experience the charm of regional villages and rich culture of cities like Cologne and Nuremberg. There's so much to discover about this country that has its own strong personality as well as influences from its nine neighbouring countries.

More about Hungary

The landlocked country of Hungary shares its borders with Austria, Croatia, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine. The capital of Budapest is a great city to explore, with its medieval Castle Hill, Fisherman's Bastion and impressive Parliament Building. It's split by the Danube River and many European river cruises either start of end in Budapest. And if you're wondering, Hungarian goulash really is from Hungary. The tasty soup made from beef and vegetables and flavoured with paprika is known locally as Gulyásleves (gulyás is herdsman and leves is soup in Hungarian); because it originates from a dish cooked by the cattlemen of the Great Hungarian Plain.
Cruising the Danube River is the ultimate European travel dream. Visit picturesque cities, discover historic sights and ancient wonders, enter into a beautifully artistic and cultural world. All the wonder of Europe is paired with deluxe amenities aboard your modern river cruise ship. Enjoy the luxury of a room with an ever-changing view and only having to unpack once on a voyage from Hungary to the Czech Republic.

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The brochure includes details of the inclusions, full itinerary and other relevant travel information. Information contained in the brochure is subject to change and at the time of booking you will be provided with an updated copy that includes the current details for your reservation.

Tour departures

This special deals is based on the following tour departures:

2023 – Select dates from April to November

Lowest price departures are in November, 2023.

Price may vary or change without notice, depending on your travel date. Please ask us for your preferred departure date and we will advise availability and cost.

Tour start time

The start time of 4:00pm on day one is a guide and details will be provided upon confirmation.

There is a welcome drink and orientation meeting at approximately 6:00pm on the first night.

If you book international flights, you will be advised of the flight details and check-in times when your reservation is confirmed.

Is this tour right for you?

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board.

Important to remember...

The day-by-day tour descriptions are intended as an indicative guide only. Travel by nature is unpredictable. Weather patterns, river conditions, road accessibility, public holidays, travel restrictions and a multitude of other factors may necessitate itinerary changes that are ultimately for the client's benefit. It is essential that travellers are flexible and open minded in this regard.

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The My Travel Experience team are travel experts and we're here to help you enjoy the best holiday - from the time you start to plan your trip until the day you return home. We are only a phone call or email away whenever you need us, so please contact us today with any questions.

Email [email protected]. Phone 1300 168 910 (in Australia) or +61 400 226 454 (from overseas or via mobile).

New safety measures, more flexibility and greater peace of mind.

The wellbeing and safety of our passengers and staff is always a priority, especially as we adjust to a new world for travellers. My Travel Experience is committed to ensuring your peace of mind with customer-friendly booking practices and enhanced health and safety standards on our trips.

We work closely with tour operators that have received the Safe Travels stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC), which enables travellers to recognise companies around the world that have adopted health and hygiene global standardised protocols.

To help you book with confidence, we will assist you if any unexpected situations arise and My Travel Experience also offers clients as much flexibility as possible when making bookings.

How to make a booking:

This travel deal is valid until 21 October 2022 and will increase after this date. Please contact us for current rates.

Advertised price is based on lead-price departure(s) and rates will be advised for your preferred travel date prior to any payment being required. Price was correct on 20 September, 2022.

All prices are per person, based on twin share, and listed in Australian dollars (AUD). The package is subject to confirmation at the time of booking and prices may change without notice. Booking conditions and cancellation fees apply.

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Danube River Cruise & City Stays

Price
$3899 per person
Duration
13 days
Destination
More than 1

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