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DANUBE DELIGHTS

RIVER CRUISE

5+

Guest limits

8 / 7

Days / Nights

 20

MEALS

Join us on a classic journey to discover the rich culture, fascinating history, and beautiful landscapes of the world-class cities and charming villages along the Danube River. A focal point for commerce, conflict, and cultural exchange for millennia, the river has witnessed the rise and fall of empires, shaping civilizations along its path. Sail past ancient castles, UNESCO World Heritage sites, and architectural masterpieces and experience this river that has long inspired writers, composers, and artists.

Explore

the cobblestone streets of Regensburg, the sweeping boulevards of Vienna, and the narrow winding lanes of Old Town Bratislava

 

Taste

the grilled sausages and traditional pastries as well as the local brews and wines along our route

 

Discover

the UNESCO World-Heritage listed Wachau Valley, known for its terraced vineyards, exceptional white wines, and medieval architecture

Day 1

ARRIVE MUNICH

Welcome to the vibrant city of Munich, where you will be met at the airport and transported north to your contemporary river ship. This evening, we’ll enjoy our first dinner on board and toast the beginning of our journey.

Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 2

REGENSBURG

Today, join a local guide to explore the medieval center of Regensburg, walking the cobblestone streets, passing the patrician houses and historic buildings of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Town, and stopping to sample traditional Bavarian sausage. Alternatively, join a bike tour to the Walhalla monument, which towers high above the slopes of the Danube and offers views of the river and the surrounding Bavarian countryside.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 3

PASSAU - ENGELHARTSZELL

This morning, we’ll cruise into the heart of Passau, where three of Europe’s main rivers converge in the shadows of the castle. A guided tour of this illustrious city will unveil how it was rebuilt following fires in the 17th century. Italian architects left their mark with an array of Baroque architecture that still stands today, including St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, if you’re feeling active, you can join a bike tour along the River Inn, one of the three rivers converging in Passau.

Enjoy exploring the city before returning to your ship for lunch and an afternoon of sailing along the Danube River.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 4

DÜRNSTEIN - KREMS

Sail through the fascinating UNESCO World Heritage-listed Wachau Valley today. In Dürnstein, you can choose to hike the ruins of Dürnstein Castle, offering panoramic views of the surrounding medieval villages. For a more active alternative, you can embark on a guided bike tour, passing terraced vineyards, castles, and ruins along the way.

This afternoon, enjoy a guided tour of Göttweig Abbey, overlooking the Wachau from a hill covered by vineyards and forests. As part of the UNESCO World Heritage-listed landscape, it is one of Austria's most important Benedictine abbeys. Built in 1083, it continues to serve as a spiritual center and is run by a community of about 45 monks.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 5

VIENNA

Sweeping boulevards and world-famous art exhibitions welcome you to Vienna, a city that showcases the opulence of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces. For art-lovers, the city is packed with a variety of museums and artwork. Your tour will include a visit to the Kunsthistorisches Museum, the largest art museum in the country and one of the most important museums worldwide.
Alternatively, embark on a guided cycling tour to the idyllic Danube Island.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 6

BRATISLAVA

Head towards Bratislava today as we sail past a scattering of Baroque palaces and Gothic architecture. Enjoy a guided tour of the city and discover its enchanting history, as we take in the Slovak National Theatre and the Episcopal Summer Palace.
Alternatively, embark on a guided hike to Bratislava Castle, overlooking the Danube, and its beautifully landscaped Baroque gardens.
This afternoon, enjoy coffee and cake in the home of a Slovakian family before enjoying a festive dinner onboard.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 7

BUDAPEST

Welcome to Budapest, a city steeped in history and culture, where ancient architecture exists alongside contemporary buildings. Enjoy a guided city tour, covering some of the highlights of the Hungarian capital. Take in the old-world charm and modern vitality as you pass through this dynamic destination for travelers seeking both historical exploration and modern entertainment. Alternatively, enjoy a hike to Gellert Hill and gaze over the Danube.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Overnight on Emerald River Ship

Day 8

BUDAPEST

After breakfast, it’s time to say farewell to your fellow guests and disembark for your transfer to the airport.

Breakfast

Extend your trip

+ 4 days in Tokaj, Hungary

Day 8

 

Depart Budapest after breakfast, heading toward the Tokaj region of northeastern Hungary. Leave the city behind as the scenery transitions to rolling countryside and quaint villages. Along the way, stop in a small town and enjoy lunch and a visit to a local winery before continuing to your accommodations in the heart of the Tokaj-Hegyalja wine region, in the village of Tarcal, where the evening will be open to relax and get settled.

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Andrássy Kúria & Spa

Day 9

 

Today we’ll explore the Tokaj wine region— a UNESCO World Heritage site and the pride of Hungarian wine. We’ll stop at two estates to learn about their unique volcanic soil, winemaking methods, and indigenous grape varieties and taste their wide array of wines. In between, sit down to a freshly prepared lunch of local flavors at an area restaurant.

 

Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight at Andrássy Kúria & Spa

Day 10

 

Enjoy a free day to indulge in the wellness offerings at the property or explore the variety of cultural and active experiences in the area. Tonight, savor a special Farewell Dinner at the hotel’s Michelin-recommended restaurant featuring traditional regional dishes with a modern twist.

Breakfast, Dinner

Overnight at Andrássy Kúria & Spa

Day 11

 

After breakfast, take a private transfer to Budapest for your return flight home. 

Breakfast

ACCOMMODATIONS

Emerald Cruises Liberte
Andrássy Kúria & Spa_2

The Fine Print

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Details

Dates

Program: Date TBD
Extension: Date TBD

Flight Information

If you would like assistance with reserving your flights, please contact us at guestservices@experi.com.

Activity Level

This trip has been designed to include daily exploratory walks that range from one to three hours. Each day, whether touring a city or winery, guests should be prepared to be on their feet for multiple continuous hours. Guests should feel comfortable strolling along cobbled surfaces, walking up and down stairs, and sauntering down uneven nature paths. Europe tends to have Old World infrastructure (narrow cobblestone streets, lack of elevators, etc.), which can leave some areas inaccessible. Typically, our more invigorating walks are included as optional activities.  If your mobility is limited in any way, or if you have questions, please contact our Guest Services team at guestservices@experi.com.

Note: Group maximum is based on double occupancy. The itinerary is subject to change or substitution at any time. You can learn more at experi.com/agreement.


Included

  • Seven nights accommodations, including all taxes and fees
  • Meals as listed on the itinerary: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches, and 7 dinners, plus wine pairings with most major meals
  • All private excursions described in the itinerary along with services of local speakers, guides, entrance fees, and transportation
  • Gratuities for local guides, drivers, porters, and included meals
  • Private airport transfers with porterage on the first and last scheduled days of the program

Not Included

  • Pre-and post-trip accommodations and associated expenses
  • Air and land transportation to/from host cities
  • All types of personal insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Additional alcoholic beverages beyond what has been arranged by Experi to pair with the included major meals

Categories & Rates*

Horizon Deck
Owners One-Bedroom Suite (SA)
Grand Balcony Suite (S)
Panorama Balcony Suite (A)

Vista Deck
Panorama Balcony Suite Fore (B)
Panorama Balcony Suite Aft (C)

Riviera Deck
Stateroom Fore (D)
Stateroom Aft (E)
Single Stateroom (ES)

Extension Rates*

Double Occupancy (per person)

Single Occupancy

*Rates are per person, double occupancy in US Dollars.


Deposits

A $1,000 non-refundable deposit per person reserves your space for this program. Final payments are due no later than 90 days prior to departure. An additional $500 non-refundable deposit is required for extension reservations.

Travel Insurance

Experi highly recommends you consider travel insurance. Learn more about options and how it can help you prepare for the unexpected at https://experi.com/travelinsurance/

Travel Terms & Conditions

View our complete terms and conditions here at https://experi.com/agreement.

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