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Prague and the Danube aboard MS 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

Explore stately Prague before cruising the beautiful Danube

Start your holiday with a two-night stay in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague before cruising along the Danube through four countries! Embark your ship in Nuremberg before sailing to Regensberg, with the chance of an optional tour of Weltenburg Abbey en route. See Passau’s impressive cathedral or join an optional outing to Mozart's birthplace, Salzburg, while at Melk you can join an optional tour of the Benedictine abbey before waking up in Vienna for an included tour. Stop for a morning to explore Bratislava then head for Budapest for an included sightseeing tour before it's time to head home...


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

23 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 8 dinners


  • Sightseeing tour of Vienna
  • Tour of Budapest

Optional Unique Experience

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

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Day 1 UK to Prague

Charles Bridge over Vltava river in Prague

Fly to Prague and enjoy two nights at the locally rated 5-star Corinthia Hotel Prague (4Q) including dinner tonight.

Day 2 Prague

The Astronomical Clock Tower, Prague

The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Prague is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Perhaps discover it on an optional city tour. This afternoon, explore independently – you might like to visit the castle or Jewish quarter, or stop by the fascinating astrological clock situated in the Old Town Square – one of the oldest working astrological clocks in the world, the elaborate striking of the hour tends to draw large crowds. Alternatively you might choose to enjoy a unique experience and join an optional culinary walking tour of the city.

Day 3 Prague-Regensburg

Regensburg on the River Danube

Check out after breakfast and travel by coach to Regensburg, to embark your ship MS Maxima. Enjoy a welcome drink and dinner on board as you remain moored here overnight.

Regensburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 4 Regensburg

Historic houses in Regensburg, Germany

Perhaps join an optional excursion to Weltenburg Abbey or set off on an optional tour of Regensberg. This attractive city has been a religious centre since the 7th century and has a large number of medieval churches. This evening, cruise towards Passau.

Regensburg Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 5 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 an optional short walking tour of the highlights, most of which are close to the Danube. Alternatively, enjoy a full-day optional excursion to Salzburg, famous for being Mozart's birthplace – perhaps sample one of the city's sweets that bear his likeness.

Passau Bavaria Germany Europe

Day 6 Melk to Dürnstein

Durnstein and the Wachau Valley, Austria

From Melk you can join an optional tour of the Benedictine abbey and Wachau region before continuing to Dürnstein, a pretty village in the heart of the Wachau Valley which is steeped in history. Sail for Vienna later tonight, arriving in the early hours.

Dürnstein Austria Europe

Day 7 Vienna

Vienna State Opera House, Austria

Enjoy an included sightseeing tour of elegant Vienna, where the old city is encircled by a wide avenue known as the Ringstrasse.

Vienna Austria Europe

Day 8 Bratislava

St Michael Gate tower, Bratislava

Explore the capital of Slovakia at your leisure this afternoon. The city’s Old Town is home to Bratislava Castle, which has a commanding hill-top setting where you can admire magnificent views across the city. Leopold Gate leads back to the Old Town where the narrow, cobbled streets reveal sights such as the Archbishop’s Palace, St Martin’s Cathedral, the charming Main Square with its fountain and Old Town Hall, and a number of 18th-century palaces. Cruise towards the culture-rich Hungarian capital of Budapest this evening.

Bratislava Slovakia Europe

Day 9 Budapest

Beautiful Buda Castle, Budapest

Budapest is a city made up of two parts: Buda and Pest, built on opposite banks of the Danube. The cities have been officially united since 1873, but they are still very different in character. Buda is older and more graceful, with its cobbled streets and medieval architecture, while Pest is the administrative and commercial centre, with wide avenues and impressive 19th-century public buildings. East meets west in this fascinating city, and this can be seen in the variety of shops and restaurants. 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. After lunch why not join an optional excursion to either Godollo Palace or the Lazar Equestrian Park horse farm. Alternatively choose a unique experience and elect to join an optional culinary walking tour of the city.

Budapest Hungary Europe

Day 10 Budapest to UK

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

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The Danube


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