Prague & Christmas Time on the Danube

7 Days
Prague to Budapest
From (USD)
$ 1,645
Dates & Pricing

2022 Prague > Budapest

Tour Map
Tour Code:
EXPV
Duration:
7 days
Departure City:
Prague
Return City:
Budapest

7 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Prague

    When you arrive in Prague, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your centrally located hotel for a two-night stay.

  2. Day 2 - Prague

    After a relaxing night in your hotel, embark on a guided walking tour of Prague. Your local guide will introduce you to the lavish façade of Mozart’s Theatre and the mechanical spectacle that is the medieval Astronomical Clock. Cross Charles Bridge to see vendors distributing their wares overlooking the Vltava and board a coach to be transferred to the Prague Castle area.

    Included Excursion

    A guided tour of Prague

    EmeraldPLUS

    Coffee & Cake at Lobkowicz Palace

    DiscoverMORE

    Tastes of Czechia (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  3. Day 3 - Prague – Vienna

    You’ll be collected from your hotel and transferred to Vienna this morning, to board your Emerald Cruises Star-Ship.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Vienna

    During the holiday season, Vienna's most charming squares transform into magical Christmas markets. The smells of Christmas baking, hot punch and toasted chestnuts allure many visitors in this time of the year. The Old City and shopping streets are decorated with festive lights that create a Christmas atmosphere in Vienna.

    Today, explore Austria’s capital beginning with a drive along the 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. Then, you will have free time to sample the wonderful tastes of the Christmas markets of Vienna, such Käsekrainer sausage, donuts, pretzels or Kartoffelpuffer.

    Included Excursion

    Guided tour of Vienna

    DiscoverMORE

    Visit to Schönbrunn Palace (extra expense)

    DiscoverMORE

    Viennese evening concert (extra expense)

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Bratislava

    Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is situated in a wonderful location between the Carpathians and the Alps, just a few kilometres from Vienna. Pre-Christmas time in Bratislava is intrinsically connected with glowing streets, warm holiday spirit, traditional dishes and drinks.  Enjoy a sightseeing tour including the enchanting Old City with its Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St Martin. Alternatively, join an active guided hike to Bratislava Castle. Bratislava also charming Christmas markets throughout the city, which you can enjoy. The main Christmas Market is located at the Main Square and Hviezdoslav Square but there are smaller ones in the city center as well, such as the square in front of the Eurovea shopping center. Whatever market you decide to venture into, irresistible smell and a unique atmosphere will get you for sure!

    Included Excursion

    Walking tour of Bratislava

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Budapest

    Budapest is Eastern Europe’s liveliest and most cosmopolitan city. Enjoy a guided tour of the city sights including the Hungarian Parliament Building, the Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest or an exciting hike on the Buda Hill. During your free time, stroll the Christmas market on Budapest’s main square near Váci Utca Street, which showcases Hungarian craft products such as glass blowing, knitting, wood carving, candle making, pottery, leather trade, traditional Hungarian embroidery and lace work, etc.

    This evening, enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner, then a Hungarian folk dancing and music performance on board.

    As we stay overnight in Budapest, you will have plenty of time to discover the markets during late afternoon hours or join us on our DiscoverMore tour to Szentendre Island for one of Budapest’s most traditional markets with local art and crafts.

    Included Excursion

    Guided coach tour of Budapest

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    Excursion to Szentendre (extra expense)

    EmeraldPLUS

    Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Budapest

    After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark the ship for your transfer to the airport for your onward or homebound flight, taking memories of the delightful Danube with you.

    This itinerary is a guide only and may be amended for operational reasons such as high and low water. As such, the cruise may operate altered from that stated above. Please refer to our terms and conditions for further information.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

Tour inclusions

YOUR CRUISE INCLUDES
  • 4 nights on board an Emerald CruisesStar-Ship
  • Airport transfers to and from the ship
  • The services of an Emerald CruisesCruise Director
  • Port taxes and charges
  • All tipping and gratuities

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
  • Guided tour of Vienna
  • Walking tour of Bratislava
  • Guided coach tour of Budapest

EmeraldPLUS
  • Traditional Hungarian Folklore Show

DINING HIGHLIGHTS
  • 11 superb meals including 4 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L), 4 Dinners (D)
  • Including a Welcome and Farewell Reception & Dinner
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with lunch and dinner on board

EXTENSION INCLUSIONS
  • 2 nights at a hotel in Prague
  • A guided tour of Prague
  • Coffee & Cake at Lobkowicz Palace
  • Transfer from the airport and to the ship
  • 2 Breakfasts (B)

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