The Bohemia and the Danube (Summer 2017)
About Nuremberg, Germany
ADDITIONAL INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS
- Cesky Krumlov: Explore the medieval streets of this fairy-tale town.
- Prague: Visit the Old Town Square and Astronomical Clock.
- Slovakia: See the picturesque Oravsky Hrad Castle.
- Budapest: Visit Heroes' Square and drive down elegant Andrássy Boulevard.
- Vienna: See St Charles' Church. Tour the Ring Road past the New Imperial Palace, Opera House, Parliament building.
AUTHENTIC REGIONAL FLAVOURS
- Vienna: For your Celebration Dinner, savour a delicious meal of Austrian fare with drinks included, while being entertained by acclaimed soloists and dancers.
- Budapest: Dine at the elegant Gundel restaurant.
- Wachau Valley: Savour the superb wines of the Wachau Region on an exclusive guided “Go Active” vineyard hike and wine tasting.
- 8 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 1 Welcome Dinner (WD), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), 1 Freestyle Evening (FSD), 1 three-course table d'hôte Dinner (DW), 1 Dine-Around (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Signature Evening (SE) and 1 Celebration Dinner (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee.
- 15 Buffet Breakfasts (BB); plus 6 Lunches (L), 2 Welcome Dinners (WD), 1 Restaurant Dinner (RD), 1 Freestlye Evening (FSD), 6 three-course table d'hôte Dinners (DW), 1 Dine-Around Evening (DA), 1 Highlight Dinner (HD), 1 Signature Evening (SE) and 2 Celebration Dinners (CD) all with wine, plus tea or coffee. While Cruising: You can enjoy unlimited beverages on-board, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water.
- Prague: Bewitched by the gargoyles of St. Vitus Cathedral and ghosts of Bohemian Kings, experience a private tour with a Local Expert, through the atmospheric courtyards of Prague Castle.
- Auschwitz: Experience a powerful and moving visit to the memorial and museum of Auschwitz and a stop at Birkenau, which bears witness to the terrible atrocities of the Holocaust.
- Kraków: The medieval heart of Kraków is rich in legend, a kind of Polish Camelot. Join an expert historian for an in-depth exploration of this historic 'Holy Grail'.
- Kraków: Journey into a glistening subterranean world at the 600-year-old Wieliczka salt mines.
- Budapest: Visit the colourful Matthias Church and gaze out over the Danube to the giant domed Parliament from the heights of the Fisherman's Bastion.
- Deggendorf: Choose from a Bavarian Forest village and Theresienthal glass manufactory visit or a guided 'Go Active' bicycle ride along the Danube River.
- Regensburg: Choose from a Regensburg walking discovery tour, a Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour or a BMW factory visit.
- Nuremberg: Choose from a Nuremberg city tour or a Nuremberg WWII historical tour.
- Vienna: Let the sheer opulence of Schönbrunn Palace indulge your senses. Stand beneath frescoed ceilings, crystal chandeliers and gilded Rococo frames where Mozart performed as a six-year-old prodigy.
- Vienna: Choose from a guided tour of the magnificent State Opera House or view the Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere.
- Wachau Valley: Choose from a Weissenkirchen 'Village Day' with an exclusive guided 'Go Active' vineyard hike and tasting or visit Melk Abbey and library.
- Passau: Choose from a Passau walking discovery tour or a guided 'Go Active' Bavarian river bicycle ride.
STAY AT THE BEST ADDRESSES
- Vienna: Set in the heart of Vienna and featuring contemporary decor, the award-winning Hilton Vienna is one of Austria's premier hotels.
- Budapest: The Corinthia blends classic hotel opulence with the finest five-star luxury. Located in the heart of the city, its refurbished Royal Spa is simply stunning.
- River Ambassador: Understated elegance makes the intimate 116-passenger River Ambassador an ideal place to savor Europe's renowned scenery and centuries-old cultural heritage. An eclectic art collection adorns the walls, and every stateroom and suite is beautifully and uniquely decorated, making for a truly luxurious and one-of-a-kind ship.
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