Prague & Danube Highlights

14 Days
Prague to Belgrade
From (AUD)
$ 7,225
Dates & Pricing

2023 Prague > Belgrade

Tour Map
Tour Code:
ECPP
Duration:
14 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Belgrade

14 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Prague

    When you arrive in Prague, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a three-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    After a relaxing night in your hotel, embark on a guided walking tour of Prague. Your local guide will introduce you to the lavish façade of Mozart’s Theatre and the mechanical spectacle that is the medieval Astronomical Clock. Cross Charles Bridge to see vendors distributing their wares overlooking the Vltava and board a coach to be transferred to the Prague Castle area.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Prague

    EmeraldPLUS

    Coffee & Cake at Lobkowicz Palace

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Prague

    Your tour director will be available to help you plan a day of independent exploration today, perhaps strolling past ornate façades in the Baroque quarter or discovering Prague’s Jewish heritage in Josefov. 

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    Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  4. Day 4 - Prague – Passau

    Prague – Passau

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Passau

    Your journey along the mighty Danube will start in the charming town of Passau, situated at the confluence of the Danube, Inn & Ilz rivers. 
    If you feel active this morning, you can join us for a hike around Passau, including sights such as the Mariahilf and St. Severin, an ancient church that dates back to the Ottonian dynasty. 
    This afternoon, you will enjoy a unique Bavarian experience as you learn about the 800-year-old history of Passau beer. Enjoy live entertainment in a traditional tavern, including performances from local musicians playing traditional instruments, shoe plattlers, yodellers and lots of Gaudi.

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hike to Veste Oberhaus

    EmeraldPLUS

    Bavaria Live 

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Linz

    This morning we'll arrive in vibrant Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. The expansive main square is located right by the Danube and is one of the largest in Central Europe. Its quaint Old Town has a relaxed and authentic feel, ideal for your guided walking tour, as you pass centuries-old architecture and discover the hidden gems of this spectacular city. 

    Included Excursion

    Linz walking tour

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    Excursion to Salzburg (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Melk – Weissenkirchen

    Relax as we cruise down the Danube River, passing beautiful, terraced vineyards and apricot orchards that produce some of the world’s finest wine. Your included tour takes you to the heart of the Wachau Valley for a vineyard hike in one of the most frequented parts of the region. You will learn how the delightful warm weather in this part of Europe creates the perfect setting for viticulture.
    Alternatively, you can explore on two wheels during a guided bike tour, with time to stop for some local wine tasting.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Weissenkirchen hike in the vineyards with tasting 

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour in the Wachau Valley with wine tasting

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. Day 8 - Vienna

    Sweeping boulevards and world-famous art exhibitions welcome you to Vienna, a city which perfectly encapsulates the opulence of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces. Your tour will include a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums worldwide. 
    If you prefer to stay active and see the city from another perspective, then you can explore Vienna by bike, cycling along the river to the Danube Island.
     

    Included Excursion

    Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Bike tour in Vienna

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    Viennese evening concert (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Bratislava

    Cobbled streets pave the course for daily life in Bratislava, where winding alleys and gothic architecture blend together to create a truly distinctive Slovakian capital. Enjoy a guided tour of Bratislava Castle, a striking landmark most recently rebuilt in a Renaissance style, that still retains some of its stunning original features.
    After your included tour, the afternoon is yours to spend exploring the city on your own.

    EmeraldPLUS

    Local Slovakian entertainment on board

    Included Excursion

    Bratislava Castle visit

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    Skoda tour of post-communist Bratislava (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Budapest

    Just outside of Budapest, the small town of Szentendre will surprise you with its colourful houses, narrow alleys, and various art museums. The home of many Hungarian creatives and the birthplace of the Renaissance, take a look at the open-air exhibition of young artists while you wander along the twisting cobblestone streets, or soak up the lively atmosphere from an outdoor café.
    This afternoon, if you're feeling active, you can join a guided hike to Buda Hill.

    Included Excursion

    Szentendre arts & crafts tour

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    Ruin pubs tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Budapest

    Explore Budapest’s cobbled medieval quarter today, as you embark on a coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city centre. Your guide will highlight the architectural wonders from across the ages, taking you on a journey from Budapest’s Roman beginnings to the ornate Romanesque and Baroque structures of the centuries that followed. Alternatively, join a group and hike to Buda Hill. 
    As we sail away this afternoon, enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hungarian capital.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Budapest

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Hike to Buda Hill

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Novi Sad

    Serbia’s second city is renowned for being the liberal city of music, art and culture. Set on an idyllic stretch of the Danube River, locals enjoy the reputation of living within Serbia’s cultural heart. Cradled by a crook in the Danube and shielded by a 17th century fortress, hints of old-world Habsburg charm can be found on the workbenches of Novi Sad’s leather shops, carved into its historic facades, and worn on the faces of the dapper locals who frequent its suave cafes and bustling markets. The city's bubbling art and culture scene earned it the title of European Capital of Culture for 2022, and you’ll have the opportunity to see it from a different perspective as part of a bike tour. 

    EmeraldPLUS

    Novi Sad & wine tasting at Sremski Karlovci 

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Guided bike tour of Novi Sad

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    Culinary workshop in Srenski Karlovci (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Belgrade

    Serbia's capital awaits you today as a guided tour takes you off the beaten track in one of Europe’s oldest cities. Where the Sava and Danube Rivers meet, socialist blocks are squeezed between art nouveau masterpieces, and remnants of the Habsburg legacy contrast with Ottoman relics and socialist modernist monoliths.
    If you're feeling active, you can join a group for a forest hike to Avala Tower.
    This evening, relax in the Horizon Lounge and watch a traditional Serbian folklore show.
     

    EmeraldPLUS

    Serbian folklore band on board

    EmeraldACTIVE

    Forest hike to Avala Tower

    Included Excursion

    Belgrade through the eyes of a local

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    National Opera Theatre tour (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Belgrade

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport, taking wonderful memories of each fascinating destination with you. 

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 10 nights on board an Emerald Cruises Star-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald Cruises Cruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Linz walking tour
  • Vienna art tour with a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum
  • Bratislava Castle visit
  • Szentendre arts & crafts tour
  • Guided tour of Budapest
  • Belgrade through the eyes of a local

EmeraldPLUS
  • Bavaria Live
  • Weissenkirchen hike in the vineyard with tasting
  • Local Slovakian on board entertainment
  • Novi Sad & wine tasting at Sremski Karlovci
  • Serbian folklore band on board

EmeraldACTIVE
  • Hike to Veste Oberhaus
  • Guided bike tour in the Wachau Valley with wine tasting
  • Guided bike tour in Vienna
  • Hike to Buda Hill
  • Guided bike tour of Novi Sad
  • Forest hike to Avala Tower

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 29 superb meals including 10 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), 10 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
  • 3 nights at a hotel in Prague
  • A guided tour of Prague
  • Coffee & Cake at Lobkowicz Palace
  • Transfer from the airport and to the ship
  • 3 Breakfasts (B)

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