Begin your European vacation your way with two nights in the golden city of Prague. Guided sightseeing includes Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Enjoy free time as well to explore this exquisite city.
The best river views of Germany, Austria, and Hungary are ready to be explored on the Danube. Board you Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and cruise to the German town of Roth. Enjoy guided sightseeing of its timbered houses, or join an excursion to tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Your European river cruise continues with sightseeing in Regensburg to see the 179 AD entrance to Castra Regina fortress, and a guided city walk through the “City of Three Rivers”—Passau—before sailing to the lovely Austrian city of Linz. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey or hike the hillsides above the Wachau Valley. On to Vienna, “The City of Music,” for guided sightseeing of the historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your Central European river cruise continues to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” followed by a Tour tour of the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs. Sail through and the remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Târnovo, and Arbanassi. Such marvelous sights include Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations; ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River; and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square with an overnight stay in “The Paris of the East.”