CRUISETOUR

Europe (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Viking Cruises
Prague, Czech Republic to Budapest, Hungary
Dates: 12 Sep 2018 - 23 Sep 2018

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DAY
PORT
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
12 Sep 2018
Air travel
DAY 2
13 Sep 2018
Air travel
Prague, Czech Republic

Arrive in Prague, transfer to Hilton Prague Hotel, check in.

DAY 3
14 Sep 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
DAY 4
15 Sep 2018
Prague, Czech Republic

Hilton Prague Hotel

DAY 5
16 Sep 2018
Prague, Czech Republic
Passau, Germany

Travel by motorcoach from Hilton Prague Hotel to your ship in Passau, Germany. After boarding, spend free time exploring, or join a "welcome walk" to stretch your legs and get oriented. (D)

DAY 6
17 Sep 2018
Passau, Germany

Today you will take a walking tour of this elegant town, called the Dreiflüssestadt ("City on Three Rivers"), which is situated at the confluence of the Danube, Ilz, and Inn Rivers. You'll see the New Bishop's Residence and visit the impressive Baroque St. Stephan's Cathedral with its ornate interior. Inside, you are treated to a special concert played on the 17,000-pipe organ, considered Europe's largest church organ. This afternoon, you are free to explore Passau. See the sights and experience the local culture, or simply relax aboard your ship before departure. (B,L,D)

DAY 7
18 Sep 2018
Linz, Austria
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
Linz, Austria

Arrive in Linz this morning and set off on an all-day excursion to the beautiful Bohemian town of Český Krumlov, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ride through the scenic Czech countryside and take a walking tour featuring the lovely historic center of the city with many Baroque and Renaissance buildings, dating back hundreds of years. You have some free time to enjoy Krumlov's charming streets, filled with cafés, shops, galleries, and pubs. Maybe stop for lunch in one of the many local restaurants. Return aboard for dinner and a late-evening departure. (B, D)

DAY 8
19 Sep 2018
Melk, Austria
Dürnstein, Austria
Göttweig Abbey, Austria
Krems, Austria

Today's highlight is an exclusive visit of the splendid Benedictine abbey of Göttweig, a working monastery for more than 900 years. You can choose to begin your day with visit to the beautiful Melk Abbey, followed by a scenic drive through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Leave your motorcoach for a walking tour of this historic town before returning onboard. Alternatively, enjoy a leisurely cruise from Melk to Dürnstein, and free time to explore. After lunch onboard, enjoy a panoramic drive through the vineyards along the River Danube. Arrive at Göttweig Abbey, where you will participate in an exclusive visitor program, created to provide behind the scenes understanding of the daily business of the venerable institution. After your tour, rejoin your ship in Krems. (B,L,D)

DAY 9
20 Sep 2018
Vienna, Austria

Today we tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstraße, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city's Baroque architecture, including the world-famous Opera House, St. Stephan's Cathedral, and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your program director can help you plan your free time. Alternatively, you may choose to join an optional excursion to see the famed Lipizzaner stallions; or, express your creativity and create a lasting keepsake at an optional art workshop inspired by the work of Gustav Klimt. After dinner, relax or enjoy an optional classical concert. (B,L,D)

DAY 10
21 Sep 2018
Bratislava, Slovakia

Arrive in Bratislava this afternoon and embark on a walking tour of Slovakia's charming capital with a long and fascinating history. It is the only national capital that borders two other countries, Austria and Hungary. See attractions like the medieval Town Hall complex and fortifications at Michael's Tower, the Baroque Jesuit Church and Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, and pass by several Habsburg-era Baroque palaces before returning to your ship. This evening you can relax or take a walk before a late departure. (B,L,D)

DAY 11
22 Sep 2018
Budapest, Hungary

Today we visit highlights of the once separate towns of Buda and Pest, starting with Pest's National Opera House and historic Heroes' Square. In Buda, walk along Castle Hill to Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. Enjoy lunch aboard your ship, with the rest of the day to explore on your own. You may wish to visit the Art Nouveau Gellért Spa, or one of the many other lavish facilities in this "City of Healing Waters". Return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian farewell dinner. (B,L,D)

DAY 12
23 Sep 2018
Budapest, Hungary
Air travel

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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About the Ship

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Viking Prestige

The sleek, award-winning Viking Prestige host just 188 guests sails our most popular itineraries. With airy atriums, inviting restaurants with panoramic windows, innovative Aquavit Terraces for al fresco dining, deluxe suites, spacious staterooms and environmentally friendly hybrid engines.

What's Included

Included

  • One complimentary shore excursion in every port of call

  • Unlimited free Wi-Fi

  • Visits to UNESCO Sites

  • Enrichment lectures & Destination Performances

  • Beer, wine & soft drinks with onboard lunch

Not Included

  • Please speak with your Virtuoso Travel Advisor for details.

About Us

Viking® offers destination-focused river and ocean cruises to the world’s most fascinating locations on board elegant, state-of-the art ships. With Viking, guests will journey with like-minded travelers on The Thinking Person’s Cruise®, a culturally rich, immersive experience designed to help guests explore the most intimate nuances of their destination both on board and ashore—with enriching shore excursions, informative lectures and port talks, engaging Destination Performances, wine tastings and regional cuisine. Plus, Viking Inclusive Value provides guests all they need in one inclusive cruise fare.

Insider Tip

Viking has a variety of ways in which you can customize your trip including premium beverage packages, gift orders and making arrangements for special occasions.

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Shore Excursions

Prague, Czech Republic - 13 Sep 2018

Prague, Czech Republic - 14 Sep 2018

Prague, Czech Republic - 15 Sep 2018

Prague, Czech Republic - 16 Sep 2018

Passau, Germany - 16 Sep 2018

Passau, Germany - 17 Sep 2018

Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic - 18 Sep 2018

Vienna, Austria - 20 Sep 2018

Budapest, Hungary - 22 Sep 2018

Budapest, Hungary - 23 Sep 2018

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