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    Classic Danube River Cruise

    From $4149 $380 taxes

    Linking elegant cities and beautiful landscapes, this 8-day river cruise between Nuremberg and Vienna is a classic European passage beloved by generations of travellers. Your journey starts in Nuremberg. Take a guided tour of the city’s historic highlights, from the 900-year-old medieval city walls to the Nazi rally grounds. Back onboard, pass through traditional Germanic countryside to reach Regensburg, a medieval city whose cobblestoned streets lead to landmarks of arresting heritage, and a collection of the oldest bridges on the Danube.Weaving steadily towards the Austrian border, Passau enthrals with its Baroque highlights and imposing hilltop Oberhaus Fortress. Into the Wachau Valley region of northern Austria, you will take a guided hike to Dürnstein Castle or a guided biking tour along the river bank before taking in the beauty of Melk Abbey. Next, head to Vienna, the capital of classical music and tour the Ringstrasse, home to some of the city’s most famous landmarks, including the Spanish Riding School, Burgtheater and the Opera House. Your time on-board concludes with a special farewell dinner, giving you time to raise a toast to the memorable highlights of the Danube.

    Travel Best Bets Package Includes

    • Return airfare from Vancouver to  Nuremberg and return from Vienna
    • Deluxe 7 night all-inclusive river cruise aboard Emerald Dawn
    • Airport transfers to and from the ship
    • Prepaid gratuities
    • It’s Amazing What’s also Included:
    • Boutique contemporary hotel feel, with spectacular on board heated pool, cinema, spa and lounge
    • Spacious, comfortable accommodations with panoramic suites and staterooms
    • Gourmet all-included on board meals and highlight dinner events, al-fresco on The Terrace or in the well-appointed Reflections Restaurant
    • Enjoy in depth cultural experiences with our EmeraldPLUS excursions; cheese and olive tasting or Provencal dinner on board hosted by a local chef
    • Emerald’s Concierge Service* – served right to your suite, enjoy continental breakfast, predinner canapés and after dinner treats
    • A refined selection of wine, beer and soft drinks to accompany lunch and dinner
    • Tea and coffee available at all times
    • Bottled water restocked daily in your cabin
    • Built-in adventure, with an included on shore excursion at every port
    • Visits to many UNESCO World Heritage Sites
    • Emerald Active guided biking and hiking tours
    • Excellent service from an English speaking crew
    • Knowledgeable, personable local destination guides
    • Complimentary bicycles on board
    • Complimentary on board Wi-Fi

    Travel Best Bets Exclusive:  Airfare for $495 when booked by August 31.

    July 26 – August 3, 2019
    Stateroom Balcony Suite Taxes and fees
    Vancouver, Victoria, Kelowna $4149 $4899 $380
    Comox add from $400 per person

    Special airfare rate is applicable on departures from Canadian gateways: YHZ, YYZ, YOW, YUL, YQR, YXE, YWG, YEG, YYC, YVR, YYJ, & YLW. , other cities will require connectors at additional cost.

     

     

    Day 1 Sat, 27 Jul Arrival  Nuremberg Embarkation (D)
    Arrive at Nuremberg Airport and transfer to embark your Emerald Waterways luxury river cruise ship and where you will be welcomed by your Captain and crew. Nuremberg is situated along the Main–Danube canal, an engineering masterpiece linking the rivers of Germany with the mighty Danube which flows from the Alps to the Black Sea.
    Day 2 Sun, 28 Jul Nuremberg (B,L,D)
    Today, you will have a sightseeing coach tour of the historic city of Nuremberg. Your coach tour would pass by the sights of the 900-year-old ramparts, the Justice Palace where the War Crimes Tribunal sat in 1946, the Nazi party rally grounds, where rallies were held from 1933 until 1938 among other historical sights. Afterwards, take a self-guided tour of the WWII Documentation Centre or instead enjoy free time in the city centre.
    Day 3 Mon, 29 Jul Regensburg (B,L,D)
    This morning takes you through the final stretch of the fascinating Main–Danube Canal to Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. On our guided walking tour, you will have the chance to see one of the oldest bridges crossing the Danube and see the city’s architectural highlights including the Old Town Hall.
    EmeraldPLUS: Traditional Bavarian Band on board
    EmeraldPLUS: Organ Concert
    Day 4 Tue, 30 Jul Passau (B,L,D)
    Cobblestone streets and graceful arcades welcome you in the beautiful city of Passau. On this morning’s walking tour, stroll through the old town’s narrow alleys and see the hilltop Oberhaus Fortress from the town below. Visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a wonderful example of Baroque architecture and home to Europe’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. Return for lunch and an afternoon cruising along the Danube River.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Hike around Passau AreaDiscoverMORE: Open Air Museum (extra expense)DiscoverMORE: Bavarian Beer Evening (extra expense)
    Day 5 Wed, 31 Jul Linz (B,L,D)
    Linz, the European capital of culture in 2009 is a lively, modern city with long and eventful history, reflected in the architecture of the city centre with its unique Baroque Hauptplatz. After your tour, you will have time to stroll through the marvelous old quarter of the city or sit in a typical Austrian Coffee House to taste some local specialties.
    Day 6 Thu, 01 Aug Melk – Dürnstein (B,L,D)
    Situated within Austria’s wine–growing region, Melk is home to an imposing 900–year old Benedictine Abbey which features Austria’s finest Italian baroque architecture, with its ornate gold leaf walls, 640ft Imperial Corridor and fresco ceilings. Later the ship sails through the spectacular Wachau Valley and on to Dürnstein, one of the most enchanting villages of the Wachau wine region. This is the site of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned after returning from the crusades in the 12th century.
    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided biking tour along the Danube River from Melk to Dürnstein
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    EmeraldACTIVE: A guided hike to Dürnstein Castle
    Day 7 Fri, 02 Aug Vienna (B,L,D)
    Welcome to Vienna, the capital of classical music. Today you have a choice of either exploring Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the magnificent Ringstrasse, where we will see some of Vienna’s world-famous sights such as the Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. If you feel active, join the guided bike tour instead of the drive around and guided walk.
    EmeraldACTIVE: Guided bike TourDiscoverMORE: Exclusive Viennese concert with music from Mozart and Strauss (extra expense)
    Day 8 Sat, 03 Aug Vienna Disembarkation (B)
    After breakfast, it is time to farewell your fellow passengers and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport.

     


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