Luftner Cruises

Blue Danube - 8 days

From Budapest to Nuremberg

This journey is from Budapest, Hungary's lively capital, to Nuremberg - through four European countries (Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany) with visits to three capitals (Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna). Other highlights are sightseeing tours of Regensburg, Passau and Wachau valley.

Itinerary

DAY/PORT

ARR

DEP

PROGRAM

1 Budapest
Embarkation from 16:00
Welcome Cocktail and Welcome Dinner in the evening
2 Budapest
22:00
City tour of Budapest in the morning
Excursion to the Royal Palace of Godollo in the afternoon
Scenic evening cruise "Budapest by Night" with folklore show on board
3 Bratislava
14:00
23:59
City tour of Bratislava* or
guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace*
4 Vienna
08:00
23:30
City tour of Vienna in the morning
Guided tour of Schonbrunn Palace in the afternoon
"Sound of Vienna" concert visit (Cat. B) in the evening
5 Durnstein
07:00
11:00
Durnstein walking tour and wine tasting
5 Melk/Emmersdorf
14:00
18:00
Excursion to Melk Abbey
6 Passau
12:00
16:30
Passau walking tour
Captain?s Gala Dinner in the evening
7 Regensburg
09:30
12:30
Regensburg walking tour
Bavarian evening on board
8 Nuremberg
09:00
Disembarkation after breakfast

*Excursions operate at the same time; only one may be booked.
We reserve the right to make amendments to the timetable and program.

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY BUDAPEST TO NUREMBERG

 

DAY 1 HUNGARY: BUDAPEST

?This afternoon, embark the vessel and get settled into your cabin. This evening, enjoy a Welcome Cocktail, followed by a specially prepared Welcome Dinner.

DAY 2 BUDAPEST

Spend a full day exploring Budapest, the capital city of Hungary. A large portion of this city is a World Heritage Site, including the banks of the Danube, Andrassy Avenue, the Buda Castle quarter, Heroes’ Square, and the Millennium Underground Railway. With 80 geothermal hot springs, the third largest Parliament building in the world, and the second largest Synagogue, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy in this bustling metropolis.
This evening, a Hungarian folklore show and evening cruise through the “Paris of the East” on your Amadeus vessel is a perfect start to the cruise.

DAY 3 SLOVAKIA: BRATISLAVA

Arrive in the capital city of Bratislava this afternoon. The old city walls, the summer residence of the archbishop, and the current residence of the president of Slovakia are part of the charm of this city.
Walk through the restored old town, from Michael’s Gate, where you can admire the Primatial Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, a former coronation cathedral for Hungarian kings, to the Academia Istropolitana, the oldest university in the city, which dates back to the 15th century. Back onboard, enjoy a delicious dinner with your fellow travelers.

DAY 4 AUSTRIA: VIENNA

There is much to see and explore in the impressive Imperial Vienna. Drive along the Ringstrasse, visit one of the many museums, or visit the Naschmarkt for a sample of culinary delights, the city is yours.
An excursion to Sch?nbrunn Palace, the former Habsburg summer residence of Empress Maria Theresia is offered this afternoon, as well as an evening concert ‘Sound of Vienna’ at a local music hall to round out your stay.
Late in the evening, the vessel departs toward the romantic Wachau Valley.

DAY 5 DURNSTEIN - MELK/EMMERSDORF

Awake in the village of Durnstein, known as the “Pearl of the Wachau”. Spend the morning in the romantic village with its iconic blue church and winding streets, and perhaps sample the local wines.
After lunch onboard, dock in Emmersdorf, in the heart of the UNESCO-protected landscape, of the Wachau Valley. Spend the afternoon discovering this typical small town in Lower Austria or travel across the river to nearby Melk and its magnificent Benedictine abbey, the largest in Austria and a seat of higher education.

DAY 6 GERMANY: PASSAU

Our next port of call is the three-rivers city of Passau, located at the confluence of the Danube, the Inn and the Ilz rivers. High above the rivers, the Veste Oberhaus 13th century fortress houses a city museum and observation tower. The old town of Passau is filled with outstanding Baroque architecture, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral containing the largest pipe organ in the world with 17,974 pipes.
This evening, enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner as you continue to beautiful Regensburg.

DAY 7 REGENSBURG

Visit the beautiful city of Regensburg one of Germany’s most well preserved medieval cities. Among its architectural treasures are churches, monasteries, the town hall, and one of Europe’s oldest bridges, which has spanned the Danube since the 12th century.
Explore the city and feel the former power and wealth which once controlled the trade route to the Orient. Step inside the Regensburg Cathedral, dedicated to St. Peter, and admire this masterpiece of Gothic architecture in southern Germany. Spend the afternoon cruising the waterways of the Danube.
A Bavarian theme surrounds the evening with a special menu and festivities.

DAY 8 NUREMBERG

After breakfast, we bid you farewell. We hope to welcome you back again soon!

 

2018 Rates in US Dollars

Departure Ship Hayden-Deck C-4 Haydn-Deck C-1 Strauss-Deck B-4 Strauss-Deck B-1 Mozart-Deck A-1

Mozart-Suite Balcony

Budapest to Nuremberg
17-May-18 Amadeus Silver II $2,560 $2,980 $3,470 $3,778 $4,170 $4,870
Nuremberg to Budapest
10-May-18 Amadeus Brillant $2,168 $2,518 $2,938 $3,218 $3,568 $4,170
08-Jun-18 Amadeus Queen $2,560 $2,980 $3,470 $3,778 $4,170 $4,870

 

Excursion Packages


    A B C D
City tour Budapest 37 US$ p.P. yes yes yes
Excursion to Godollo Castle 52 US$ p.P.     yes  
City tour Bratislava 37 US$ p.P. yes   yes  
Guided tour of the Imperial Schlosshof Palace 58 US$ p.P.   yes    
City tour Vienna 38 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
Visit Schoenbrunn Castle 52 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
Concert "Sound of Vienna" (Cat. B) 62 US$ p.P.     yes  
City Walk Duernstein with wine tasting 28 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
Excursion to Melk Abbey 52 US$ p.P. yes yes yes  
City walk Passau 18 US$ p.P.   yes yes  
City walk Regensburg 18 US$ p.P.     yes  
Total: 164 US$ 282 US$ 394 US$  
Packages booked in advance with 15% discount: 139 US$ 240 US$ 335 US$  

 

Transfers Budapest
Airport - Port $49
Train station - Port $28
City Center - Port $22

 

Transfers Nuremberg
Airport - Port $67
Train station - Port $67
City Center - Port $67

 

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