Your European holiday begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, followed by a peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Indulge in legendary Central European cuisine on this culinary-focused cruise. With a Master of Wine on board for special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional specialties with onboard tastings and with a special dinner featuring a wonderful menu created just for you.
In Prague, guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradčany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathe-dral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Transfer to Vilshofen where your Danube River cruise begins. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Take a culinary walking tour to admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral where authentic German treats and drinks add to the experience. In Linz, Austria, see the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square that forms the centre of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. Stops include Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take time to explore on your own or sharpen your culinary skills with a special cooking class.In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, see the must-see sights. From the Golden City of Prague to the Pearl of the Danube in Budapest, your European river cruise is an experience not to be missed!