10 Days Delightful Danube & Prague Luxury Cruise

Uniworld Cruising

From R 35 140 per person sharing
Travel between: 6-Nov-2017 and 15-Nov-2017
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10 Days Delightful Danube & Prague Luxury Cruise

Experience dynamic Budapest, imperial Vienna and exquisitely preserved Prague. Marvel at ravishing scenery as your luxurious ship glides through the Wachau Valley, celebrated as one of the world’s most beautiful landscapes, into Germany and past charming Bavarian villages. Exclusive treasures are plentiful on this delightful journey. Be treated to Hungarian hospitality at Bodor Major horse farm on bucolic Szentendre Island in Budapest. While in Vienna, marvel at the Gustav Klimt paintings at the Belvedere. Partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theatre, where operas are staged to this day, and listen to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon. Go behind the scenes at a BMW factory to get an up-close view of Germany’s rich automotive heritage, and “Go Active” with guided hiking and biking excursions along the Danube. This enchanting voyage provides a variety of ways

to enjoy captivating destinations as well as plenty of time to relax onboard as you sail from Budapest to Nuremberg and spend two nights onshore in Prague. Who will enjoy this cruise/tour Travellers who love history, music and architecture will be able to tailor their travel to their interests along the mighty Danube and in spectacular Prague. Generations Family Programme (select sailings) Share the enchantment of this region with the special young people in your life. These cruise/tours not only feature unique, fun-filled adventures for families to enjoy together, they’re also packed with culturally and historically significant experiences designed to spark creativity and lifelong learning.

Travel Documents, Visas & Health Requirements

It is the responsibility of each passenger to ensure that they are in possession of the correct travel documentation prior to departure.

Gateway Travel & Tours cannot accept responsibility for any consequences, of any nature whatsoever, arising from the passengers failing to ensure that they have complied with the necessary health, passport and visa requirements.

A valid passport is required for all international and cross-border travel. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your intended date of return and must have at least 2 blank pages for visa stamping purposes. In certain cases, foreign passport holders require re-entry or departure permits and it is advised to contact the relevant consulate before travel for up-to-date visa and health requirements.

We recommend that all travelers have comprehensive travel insurance from time of booking, and insurance packages are available for purchase though our offices.

Prices are from a starting price, per person sharing and subject to change, airfare increase, currency fluctuations and availability. Taxes are estimated and based on the current exchange rate and are subject to change. Advance purchase, peak season surcharges, block out periods and minimum stay conditions may apply. Please note that airport taxes, fuel levies and surcharges are approximate and subject to change, the exact amount will be confirmed at time of booking. Valid for dates as specified. Group rates available on request.

Location

Austria, Hungary, Germany, Czech Republic

Included

  • 7-night cruise in a riverview stateroom on the majestic River Beatrice
  • 2 Nights in Prague at the Art Deco Imperial Hotel or similar with breakfast
  • All transfers on arrival and departure days
  • All meals onboard, prepared using the finest and freshest ingredients
  • 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Welcome and Farewell Gala Dinners
  • Unlimited beverages onboard, including fine wine, beer, spirits, soft drinks, specialty coffee and tea, and mineral water
  • 7 days of excursions, including “Choice Is Yours” options, all fully hosted by English- speaking local experts
  • Guided “Go Active,” “Do as the Locals Do,” and “Gentle Walking” programs
  • 5 UNESCO World Heritage sites Services of an experienced Uniworld Cruise Manager State-of-the-art Quietvox portable audio-headset system on all excursions
  • Use of bicycles and Nordic walking sticks
  • Captivating onboard local entertainment Cultural enrichment, including a Signature Lecture: “Main-Danube Canal : History of an Engineering Milestone”
  • Exclusive Generations Family Programme on select summer departures

Excluded

  • Flights
  • Anything not mentioned above

DAY  

DESCRIPTION

1

BUDAPEST

Arrive at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, where you will be transferred to the ship.

2

BUDAPEST, CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, SZENTENDRE ISLAND

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Budapest city tour OR exclusive “Do as the Locals Do” Budapest walking tour, and exclusive Hungarian reception at Szentendre Island’s Bodor Major horse farm

Choose one of two ways to discover the wonders of the “Queen of the Danube.” Savor the beauty of both Buda and Pest, on a panoramic tour showcasing key highlights. If you prefer to experience the city as the locals do, then take a ride on the metro; stop at a lively market hall; visit the oldest and most beautiful garden in the city, Károlyi Garden; and explore the National Museum. Cap the day off with the Captain’s Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner.
3

CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, VIENNA

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Vienna city tour with Vienna State Opera visit OR exclusive “Vienna, City of Arts” tour

See the city of imperial architectural marvels on a discovery tour featuring the stately Ringstrasse lined by impressive buildings such as Parliament, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the State Opera. If you prefer to experience the sheer number of artistic gems, then partake in the “City of Arts” tour featuring a Gustav Klimt exhibit at the Belvedere, a remarkable collection that includes his most famous painting—The Kiss. Note: The Vienna State Opera House is occasionally closed to visitors for rehearsals or special events without advance notice. If we cannot visit the opera house, we will visit an alternative venue instead.
4

CRUISING THE WACHAU VALLEY, SPITZ (SPITZ OR MELK)

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Spitz village stroll with exclusive wine tasting OR Melk Abbey with library visit

Cruise through the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage–designated Wachau Valley en route to Spitz. Explore the town with a wine and nature expert and sample local wines and delicacies made with apricots—a specialty of the region. Or explore Melk’s 900-year-old Benedictine abbey and its famous library, the inspiration for the novel The Name of the Rose.
5

ENGELHARTSZELL, CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, PASSAU

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

A "trifecta" of choices to experience Passau—walking discovery tour OR city tour with old town walk ORexclusive guided “Go Active” Bavarian river bike ride

Cruise the picturesque landscape and hairpin loop in the middle of the Danube, known as Schlögener Schlinge. You have a few ways to experience Passau—strolling with a guide through its medieval lanes lined with baroque buildings; taking a panoramic tour followed by a shorter walk through the heart of the charming city; going active by cycling along the Danube’s riverside bike path and ending in Passau’s Old Town; or joining a hike with a nature expert along the beautiful Ilz River.
6

CRUISING THE DANUBE RIVER, REGENSBURG

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of “2,000 Years in One Hour” Regensburg walking discovery tour OR Jewish Regensburg walking discovery tour OR BMW factory visit

Discover Regensburg, one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval towns, whether walking through the cobbled lanes of the UNESCO-designated Old Town or exploring Germany’s oldest Jewish community. Should you wish to do something completely different, tour the state-ofthe- art BMW factory. Note: If the tour lands on a day when the BMW factory is closed, we will visit the Audi factory instead. The Audi production line is closed on weekends, so if your visit is scheduled for a weekend, you will see the Audi museum instead.
7

CRUISING THE MAIN-DANUBE CANAL

Your ship will traverse the most impressive section of one of the modern marvels of engineering, the Main- Danube Canal. Spend your last night on the ship with a Captain’s Farewell Reception and Gala Dinner.

8

NUREMBERG, TRANSFER TO PRAGUE

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Nuremberg city tour OR Nuremberg WWII historical tour with Documentation Center visit

Before transferring to Prague via motorcoach, partake in a tour of Nuremberg, enjoying Old Nuremberg. WWll history buffs may wish to go on a guided tour of significant WWII sites, including Courtroom 600, the venue for the historic Nuremberg trials. Note: Courtroom 600 is an active court. Visitors will only be permitted to see the courtroom during trial breaks.
9

PRAGUE

FEATURED EXCURSIONS:

Choice of Prague city tour OR exclusive behind-the-scenes tour of Prague’s Estates Theatre and Municipal House

Welcome to the beautiful “City of Spires,” an inspiration for artists, poets and writers, and you’ll discover why on a panoramic tour that includes the Prague Castle district, St. Vitus Cathedral and the Golden Lane before strolling across Charles Bridge to the Old Town Square to see Tyn Church and the famous astronomical clock. Music lovers may wish to partake in an exclusive insider’s look at Prague’s historic Estates Theatre with its exquisite jewel-box theatre, where operas are staged to this day. Be treated to a short music concert composed by Mozart and his contemporaries in the Mozart Salon before enjoying traditional Czech refreshments at the café in Municipal House, the premier art nouveau building in Prague.
10

PRAGUE, TRANSFER TO THE AIRPORT

Transfer to Prague Václav Havel Airport for your flight home.

Duration Cost Validity
9 nightsR 35 140 per person sharing6 Nov 2017 to 15 Nov 2017

South African Residents Only.

Travel prices are subject to availability, currency and airport tax fluctuations at the time of booking.