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Blue Danube Cruise: An Active Journey - 2020

Budapest | 9-night cruise with Bratislava, Vienna, Linz, Passau, Regensburg
  • EXPLORE EXCITING EUROPEAN CITIES ON TWO WHEELS USING OUR COMPLIMENTARY ONBOARD BIKES
  • RELAX AND ENJOY THE BREATHTAKING SCENERY OF THE DANUBE RIVER AS YOU SAIL FROM PORT TO PORT
  • DISCOVER BUDAPEST’S HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE WHILE ENJOYING REMARKABLE VIEWS
  • SEE WHAT AWAITS YOU IN BAROQUE PASSAU, THE CITY ON THREE RIVERS
  • IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE CITY OF MUSIC AND ENJOY A SPECIAL CLASSICAL PERFORMANCE AT THE ESTEEMED KURSALON
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  • $229
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  • 10
    DAYS
  • 13
    TOURS
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Budapest, Hungary

4 DAYS FROM $799

Prague, Czech Republic

4 DAYS FROM $749

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Prague, Czech Republic

FROM $749 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $187 PER DAY

Make the most of your included airfare to Europe with a few days in elegant Prague. With its grand castles, unbeatable beer, and cobblestoned treasures, it’s no wonder this magnificent Old World capital captivates travelers worldwide. On this extension, you'll discover the city’s Jewish Quarter and explore its historic center (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) — as well as enjoy plenty of time to uncover this city’s riches on your own.

Your Price Includes:

  • Gratuities for local guides & drivers now included
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Superior First Class Radisson Blu Hotel Prague (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and Welcome Dinner
  • Extensive Prague tour
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 1:

Fly overnight to Prague

Fly to Prague, arriving on Day 2.

DAY 2:

Arrive in Prague, the "City of a Hundred Spires"

Upon arrival, you’ll be met by a Vantage Representative who will assist with the transfer to your hotel. Check in to the hotel, then gather with your fellow travelers for a Welcome Briefing and Drink, with dinner at the hotel. You can also embark on an orientation walk if you wish.

Included Meals:

Dinner

DAY 3:

Get to know Prague on an included City tour and a Palace tour

You’ll explore Prague’s Old Town during a wonderful city tour, which will include visits to both Old Town (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and the Jewish Quarter, where you'll also get insights into the city's rich Jewish history. In the afternoon, don your royal crowns as you enjoy a castle tour of Prague. Explore the majesty of the Prague Castle, an impressive complex of castles, gardens, and halls, where you’ll see gems such as the St. Vitus Cathedral, the Royal Palace, and the Golden Lane.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

DAY 4:

An afternoon at leisure or an optional Kutná Hora tour

Enjoy a day at leisure, or join our Kutná Hora optional tour. Later, get a taste for city life as you join your fellow travelers for a pub-crawl. Dinner is on your own this evening.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Kutná Hora Excursion

Kutná Hora Excursion

  • Approximate Cost: $79 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 7 hours
  • Location: Prague, Czech Republic
  • When: Afternoon tour

Following an hour-long motorcoach ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you will reach the stunning town of Kutná Hora, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town grew up near the area’s rich silver mines, ultimately becoming the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia after Prague. During this great excursion, you will see all of the key medieval and baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, and the nearby Ossuary — famous for its elaborate decorations made out of human bones!


DAY 5:

Transfer to Regensburg to begin your base tour

After breakfast at your hotel, you'll take a motorcoach to Regensburg, Germany, where you'll transfer to your Vantage river ship for the base tour.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
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Budapest, Hungary

FROM $799 PER PERSON | 4 DAYS | $200 PER DAY

Experience Budapest, a magnificent city of baroque splendor aptly named "Queen of the Danube." What's more, this three-night extension is a terrific value, with a stay at a well-located hotel and breakfast daily, and a tour of the historic and visually impressive Pest side of the city. Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity experience the best of the Hungarian capital.

Your Price Includes:

  • Gratuities for local guides & drivers now included
  • 3 nights accommodations at the Moderate Deluxe Intercontinental Budapest Hotel (or similar)
  • 4 meals: 3 breakfasts and a Farewell Dinner
  • City tour of Budapest
  • All transfers and baggage handling overseas (where permitted)
  • Services of a City Host and experienced regional experts
  • Services of the Vantage Worldwide Concierge, to plan celebrations, activities, or provide regional expertise. Log in to My Portfolio and submit a request, or send an email any time up to two weeks prior to your departure at Concierge@vantagetravel.com.
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DAY 11:

Disembark your ship and enjoy a Jewish Heritage tour

Disembark your Vantage Deluxe River Cruise ship, and transfer to your Budapest hotel. This morning, you’ll gain insight into a unique part of the culture of the Austrian capital during a Jewish Heritage Tour. Your discoveries will include a visit to the Dohany Synagogue, the largest synagogue in Europe (and second largest in the world). Spend the afternoon and evening at leisure.

DAY 12:

Enjoy a day at leisure or embark on an optional tour to Hollókő

After breakfast, the day is yours to do as you please. Take it easy, explore more of Budapest, or join an optional tour to the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage village of Hollókő.

Included Meals:

Breakfast
Optional Tour: Hollókő: A Step Back in Time

Hollókő: A Step Back in Time

  • Approximate Cost: $109 USD per person
  • Approximate Time: 8 hours
  • Location: Budapest, Hungary
  • When: Full-day tour, including home-hosted lunch

A scenic journey back in time, into the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, takes you to the medieval UNESCO World Heritage village of Hollókő. Here life follows the same patterns it did centuries ago — the houses are built in a medieval style with whitewashed walls and red-tiled roofs, and the locals still honor age-old customs and dress in traditional embroidered clothing on special occasions — such as your arrival! You'll be greeted with singing, dancing, and a snack of Hungarian cheesecake. Then, in small groups, we'll be invited into a home for lunch — a truly wonderful way to meet people of Hungary. Afterwards, you'll take a walking tour through the village's cobbled streets.


DAY 13:

A day at leisure in a grand capital

You'll have another full day to explore this charming city on your own. Your hotel, set in the heart of Budapest, is the perfect launching point for discovering the city. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner, during which you can reflect on an unforgettable journey. 

Included Meals:

Breakfast & Dinner

DAY 14:

Return home

After breakfast, you'll check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return flight home.

Included Meals:

Breakfast

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FROM $749 per person |4 DAYS| $187 per day

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FROM $799 per person |4 DAYS |$200 per day



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