Danube Discovery & Prague
DISCOVER THE MATCHLESS BEAUTY OF THE DANUBE RIVER AND THE PRIDE OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC—PRAGUE. 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—and you’ll get to taste the fruits of their labour.
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, microbrews and small- batch schnapps—experience them all along the beautiful Danube and in glorious Prague.
Who will enjoy this cruise
Those with a taste for great food and wine, along with a love of history, art, and music.
Exclusive special music event
On select departures May through September, guests will enjoy an extraordinary treat: an exclusive, onboard concert by Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp (whose story inspired The Sound of Music).
TRUE ALL-INCLUSIVE BOUTIQUE RIVER CRUISING™ in 2015: 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.