Journey from Budapest to Nuremberg on an 11-day river cruise that will take you to the very best central Europe has to offer. From imperial Viennese treasures to the fairy-tale scenery that lies within Budapest, there is so much to explore. Cruise through the fabled Danube River from Budapest to Austria and Nuremberg, enjoying inclusive excursions that will see you explore numerous World Heritage sites and infamous landmarks. Aboard the Scenic Amber, enjoy magnificent 5-star luxury with all-inclusive meals, private butler and laundry service as well as all excursions included for an utterly remarkable trip. Special offer: Price includes a discount of £800pp & free door-to-door transfers.

Trip highlights

Enjoy a specially arranged private concert in the grand gilded halls of the Palais Liechtenstein in Vienna.

Delve into the heart of central Europe and experience the magnificent baroque architecture, local culture and a range of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Enjoy 11 days of luxury aboard the Scenic Amber where you will enjoy all-inclusive food & drinks, butler service and full laundry service as well as all excursions included.

Itinerary - 11 Days

1 Welcome to Budapest

Arrive in Budapest and embark the Scenic Amber. Enjoy a welcome dinner on board, complete with views of the city glittering under the night sky.

2 Budapest or Szentendre

Freechoice: Discover the two distinct sides of this Hungarian capital—the cobbled hills of Buda and the grand boulevards of Pest, linked by eight stately bridges that span the Danube. Climb historic Castle Hill to see the Royal Palace and see Matthias Church, the stunning setting for the coronations and weddings of the Habsburg royalty. Alternatively, explore Budapest through the lens of its Jewish history; hike the Buda Hills that rise beyond the city center; or venture to the charming riverfront town of Szentendre, home to a thriving artist colony.

3 Vienna, Austria

Cruise the Danube toward Vienna, tracing the border of Hungary and Slovakia before crossing into Austria. Relax in the lounge in views of colorful waterfront towns and hilltop fortifications.

Enrich
This evening arrive in Vienna for a private concert in the gilded halls of the Palais Liechtenstein, featuring the music of celebrated Austrian composers Strauss and Mozart.

4 Vienna or Bratislava, Slovakia

Freechoice: Choose from among several excursions today. Stay in Vienna to visit Schönbrunn Palace, the baroque summer residence of the imperial family. You may also choose to take a guided tour of the Museum of Natural History for an inside look at its meteorite exhibit, co-curated by National Geographic grantee Ludovic Ferrière. Or opt to peruse the galleries of the Belvedere Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of Gustav Klimt paintings, including “The Kiss.” Alternatively, visit Bratislava for a guided tour through the cobbled streets of the old town. Venture into St. Martin’s Cathedral, a massive Gothic structure built in the 13th century on the site of a Romanesque church, and see the simple Church of the Poor Clares.

5 Melk, Austria

Freechoice: Glide into Austria’s lush Wachau Valley and dock at Melk for a tour of its Benedictine abbey, one of the world’s most magnificent baroque buildings. Or take a more active excursion, cycling along the Danube from Dürnstein to Melk or hiking to the hilltop ruins of a medieval castle. Or visit a local winery for a guided tour of the cellars and vines, followed by a tasting of the region’s celebrated Grüner Veltliners and Rieslings.

Sundowners
This evening, sip sundowners in a beautiful location in the Wachau Valley.

6 Salzburg or Ceský Krumlov, Czech Republic

Freechoice: Today, choose between excursions to two World Heritage sites. Explore Salzburg, strolling the storybook streets of the Old Town and visiting the Schloss Mirabell and its stunning manicured gardens.  Or head to the Czech town of Ceský Krumlov— a labyrinth of cobblestoned streets with medieval, baroque, and Renaissance houses; lively cafés; and hidden squares. Alternatively, venture to the historic salt mines outside of Salzburg and learn about the life and work of the miners.

7 Regensburg, Germany

Freechoice: Set at the confluence of the Danube, Naab, and Regen Rivers, Regensburg once served as a free imperial city of the Holy Roman Empire. On a guided visit, see the town’s splendid Gothic cathedral, 12th-century stone bridge, and the Porta Praetoria—the ancient Roman city gate. Alternatively, tour the historic Kuchlbauer Brewery and its whimsical tower—a tribute to modern art. Or take a local ferry across the Danube Gorge to Weltenburg Abbey, home to the world’s oldest monastic brewery. Explore the abbey, then head to the courtyard and sip on a pint of their popular Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel.

8 Nuremberg > Prague

Explore this fascinating and ancient Bavarian city, dating back to the 11th century, on an orientation tour with your local expert guide. Learn about the infamous history Nuremberg is renowned for, and discover some of the important sights that shaped modern history, before journeying by coach to Prague, one of the truly magical cities of Europe. Complete your journey with a three night stay at one of our luxurious city central hotels.

9 Prague

This morning join your knowledgeable local guide on a fascinating walk through the city and view the famous Astronomical Clock. Afterwards you might wish to venture across the world-famous Charles Bridge. This incredibly beautiful structure was commissioned in 1357 by Charles IV after the Judith Bridge was destroyed by floods.

10 Prague

Stroll this magnificent city at your leisure. Situated on the bank of the River Vltava in central Bohemia, the beautiful city of Prague is rich in history and home to some of the world’s most striking architectural wonders. There’s no need to fret or plan ahead – your Tour Director is on hand to take care of everything.

11 Prague

After breakfast transfer to the Airport. Prague is the end of your tour but the start of a lifetime of wonderful memories.

Please note: Itinerary is subject to change.

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