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Prague and the Danube aboard Maxima

The Danube

  • VIP travel service included on selected European tours VIP on selected river cruises
  • Half board at hotel/Full board on ship Half board at hotel/Full board on ship

Discover the delights of the Danube en route to Prague

Cruise along the beautiful Danube visiting historic towns and vibrant cities before reaching Prague, where you can enjoy a two-night hotel stay and plenty of time to explore. Start your holiday in Budapest where you can look forward to an included sightseeing tour and spend time exploring Bratislava on your way to Vienna, where you will have another included tour. You can join an optional tour of the Benedictine abbey in Melk and see Passau’s impressive cathedral. You have the chance of an optional tour of Weltenburg Abbey as your ship sails to Regensburg where you will disembark and transfer for a two-night stay in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague for a perfect finale to your holiday.


2 nights half board in a hotel, 7 nights full board aboard the ship

23 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners


  • Tour of Budapest
  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna

Optional Unique Experience

  • Optional Budapest Culinary Walking Tour
  • Optional Prague Culinary Walking Tour

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Day 1 UK to Budapest

Parliament building on the Danube River, Budapest

Fly to Budapest and embark MS Maxima, enjoy dinner on board.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 2 Budapest

Beautiful Buda Castle, Budapest

Budapest is a city made up of two parts: Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. An included city sightseeing tour will reveal the capital's highlights, including the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Buda Castle, Matthias Church and Fisherman's Bastion. Alternatively you might wish to join one of our optional Unique Experiences, designed to give you the chance to get under the skin of a destination by enjoying the local food and culture. Cruise overnight to Bratislava.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 3 Bratislava to Vienna

St Michael Gate tower, Bratislava

Enjoy the morning in Slovakia's capital before MS Maxima cruises to Vienna, arriving in time for an evening stroll after dinner or perhaps taking in an evening concert on an optional excursion.

Vienna Austria Europe

Day 4 Vienna to Dürnstein

Vienna State Opera House, Austria

This morning an included sightseeing tour reveals the highlights of the city, taking in sights such as the Ringstrasse and Opera House. After this you can relax on board as you cruise to Dürnstein.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 5 Dürnstein to Melk

Durnstein and the Wachau Valley, Austria

Enjoy the early morning in Dürnstein, a pretty village in the heart of the Wachau Valley which is steeped in history. Continue to Melk where you may join an optional tour of the Benedictine Abbey.

Melk Austria Europe

Day 6 Passau

Historical Passau, Germany

Passau, the most easterly city in Bavaria, is home to an impressive baroque cathedral containing the largest church organ in the world. You can join a optional short walking tour of the highlights this afternoon, most of which are close to the Danube.

Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 7 Regensburg

Regensburg on the River Danube

This attractive city has been a religious centre since the 7th century and has a large number of medieval churches which you can see if you wander through the old town – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – during your time here. Alternatively perhaps join an optional excursion which visits Weltenburg Abbey.

Remain moored here overnight.

Regensburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 8 Regensburg-Prague

Charles Bridge over Vltava river in Prague

Disembark MS Maxima in Regensburg and travel by coach to Prague.

Stay at the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel Prague (4Q) for two nights, including dinner tonight and breakfasts.

Day 9 Prague

The Astronomical Clock Tower, Prague

Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Perhaps discover the key attractions on an optional city tour. This afternoon, you may like to explore independently or perhaps enjoy a unique experience by opting to join a culinary walking tour of the city. This evening an optional dinner excursion is available to you, with your meal accompanied by tales of local folklore.

Day 10 Prague to UK

Check out after breakfast and travel to the airport for your return flight to the UK.

Please note

Some of the highlights may only be seen on optional excursions at an additional cost, or by exploring independently.

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