Discover the matchless beauty of the Danube River, and the pride of the Czech Republic—Prague. The Old World beauty of Vienna and Prague bookend this exquisite journey through the very best of Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. Explore Vienna, home to legendary art and some of the world’s most timeless music. And walk among the amazingly preserved Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque wonders in breathtaking Prague. You’ll feel like you’ve been transported back in time, sailing the Danube past charming villages and grand European cities, Medieval castles and cathedrals, centuries-old vineyards and historic capitals.
Sheer cliffs rise above the mighty river, with tiny Baroque villages nestled at their feet. Terraced hillsides are topped by time-mellowed monasteries. The vineyards along the Danube have supported farmers for centuries; these days ambitious vintners apply the latest techniques to making luscious white wines from ancient vines—the product of which you will get to taste.
As you cruise through the heart of the old Habsburg Empire, you’ll find beautiful libraries, astonishing frescoes, Medieval city walls, and Gothic cathedrals, encountering the perfect mix of big-city glamour and small-town ease, high culture and the simple pleasures of daily life. Explore historic capitals, including Vienna, which is home to a treasure trove of imperial art; Prague, the beautifully preserved Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque city that boasts a unique architectural heritage of its own; UNESCO-designated Regensburg; and the old wall-city of Nuremberg. Listen to the grand sounds emanating from Europe’s largest pipe organ at St. Stephan’s Cathedral in Passau, and be enthralled by Melk’s magnificent abbey. Get a feel for the land as you bicycle along a riverside path, and feel the wind in your hair while you ride through the Bavarian Forest in a horse-drawn wagon.
Tradition and history, music and art, micro-brews and small-batch schnapps—experience them all along the beautiful Danube and in glorious Prague.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Food, wine, and beer connoisseurs. Those who love music, art, history, and the outdoors.
Epicurean Adventurer Program™
Wachau Valley wine and apricot schnapps tasting
Onboard beer sommelier
Austrian dessert tasting
Special food with wine-and-beer pairing dinner
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2014: All gratuities onboard and onshore; unlimited beverages onboard including an extensive selection of distinctive wines, craft and regional beers, spirits, cocktails, and non-alcoholic beverages; shore excursions with local experts as your guide; free Internet and Wi-Fi; and all arrival and departure day transfers.
Information is subject to change.