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Experience Budapest & Prague, Plus a Seven-Night Cruise on the Danube River

Discover some of Europe’s most beautiful cities on this fabulous 13-day tour and cruise experience. Stay in five-star style in the cities of Budapest and Prague and board the premium Monarch Empress for a seven-night cruise on the Danube River, passing through Slovakia, Austria and Germany stopping at picturesque medieval towns and villages en route. Begin your journey in Budapest and end in Prague or vice versa – the choice is yours. Your package includes five-star accommodation on land, seven nights in an outside cabin aboard Monarch Empress, 25 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and all-inclusive meals on the cruise, shore excursions and entrance fees and more.

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13 Days
CABIN C - PRAGUE DEPARTURE
  • Valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages
  • Tour begins in Prague and ends in Budapest
  • Nightly accommodation on land in five-star hotels
  • Seven-night Danube River cruise aboard the premium Monarch Empress in a Cabin C
  • 25 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and all-inclusive meals on the cruise
  • Shore excursions and entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • River port charges of $190
  • Cruise and hotel porterage
  • Comfortable wireless headphones for enhanced touring during excursions
13 Days
CABIN C - BUDAPEST DEPARTURE
  • Valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages
  • Tour begins in Budapest and ends in Prague
  • Nightly accommodation on land in five-star hotels
  • Seven-night Danube River cruise aboard the premium Monarch Empress in a Cabin C
  • 25 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and all-inclusive meals on the cruise
  • Shore excursions and entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • River port charges of $190
  • Cruise and hotel porterage
  • Comfortable wireless headphones for enhanced touring during excursions
13 Days
CABIN A - PRAGUE DEPARTURE
  • Valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages
  • Tour begins in Prague and ends in Budapest
  • Upgrade to a Cabin A in a prime location on the uppermost Empress Deck
  • Nightly accommodation on land in five-star hotels
  • Seven-night Danube River cruise aboard the premium Monarch Empress
  • 25 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and all-inclusive meals on the cruise
  • Shore excursions and entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • River port charges of $190
  • Cruise and hotel porterage
  • Comfortable wireless headphones for enhanced touring during excursions
13 Days
CABIN A - BUDAPEST DEPARTURE
  • Valid for one adult (twin share) – you must purchase two packages
  • Tour begins in Budapest and ends in Prague
  • Upgrade to a Cabin A in a prime location on the uppermost Empress Deck
  • Nightly accommodation on land in five-star hotels
  • Seven-night Danube River cruise aboard the premium Monarch Empress
  • 25 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and all-inclusive meals on the cruise
  • Shore excursions and entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • River port charges of $190
  • Cruise and hotel porterage
  • Comfortable wireless headphones for enhanced touring during excursions

River cruising is fast gaining popularity as one of the finest (and easiest) ways to discover the towns and cities of Europe. Experience the glorious scenery passing by as you cruise in style on the Danube River, with five-star stays in the beautiful cities of Budapest and Prague on either side.

See below for the Budapest to Prague experience. This tour and cruise can also be done in reverse from Prague to Budapest – simply check the ‘Itinerary’ tab to see which suits you best.

What You’ll Love…

Part One: Experience Budapest in five-star style

Soak up the sights of historic Budapest, Hungary’s capital, before relaxing each night in five-star accommodation. Admire medieval architecture as you stroll the cobbled streets, taking in Parliament, City Park, Heroes Square, the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and more, plus enjoy some free time to peruse the city’s boutiques and cafes.

Part Two: The Cruise – All-inclusive meals aboard the Monarch Empress

Board the Monarch Empress for your seven-night Danube River experience. This deluxe ship features a bar and lounge, restaurant, sundeck, fitness centre, on-board musician, Wi-Fi and more for cruising in comfort and style.

Choose from a C Cabin on the Countess Deck or upgrade to an A Cabin on the uppermost Empress Deck. Admire the passing views from your French balcony and relax in comfort with a private bathroom, flat-screen TV and more at your disposal.

Enjoy all-inclusive dining on board with breakfast, lunch and dinner included for you, with a gala welcome dinner to kick off your cruise in style.

Passing from Hungary through Slovakia, Austria and Germany, you’ll discover historic Bratislava – whose history dates back 2,000 years – the Imperial city of Vienna in Austria with its lavish palaces and parks, the pretty medieval Durnstein, the Wachau Valley with its vineyards, castles and hilltop ruins, Melk, Linz and Passau, before finally arriving in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Regensberg, one of Germany’s largest and best-preserved medieval cities.

Part Three: Premium Prague

To complete your trip, another luxe five-star stay awaits in the ‘City of a Hundred Spires’ – Prague. Visit the Old Town Square to see the famous Astronomical Clock, the Town Hall, St. George Basilica and more, and take some time to browse the city’s galleries, museums and shops.

Your Package Includes:

  • Nightly accommodation on land in five-star hotels such as the grand Art Nouveau Palace in Prague dating back to 1909, and the riverside InterContinental Budapest
  • Accommodation in an outside cabin during the cruise on the premium Monarch Empress
  • 25 meals across the duration of the tour including daily breakfast and all-inclusive meals on the cruise
  • Shore excursions and entrance fees for destinations listed in the itinerary
  • River port charges of $190
  • Cruise and hotel porterage
  • Comfortable wireless headphones for enhanced touring during excursions

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The '7 day change of mind guarantee' does not apply for Tour bookings. Due to the high demand and limited departures any cancellation / refund requests must be made within 48 hours of purchase. Otherwise, the standard Refund Policy applies.

Valid for the following departure dates:

Departing Budapest:

18 October 2019

12 and 26 July 2019

4 and 18 October 2019

Departing Prague:

29 August 2019

12 September 2019

10 October 2019

4 and 18 July 2019

1, 15 and 29 August 2019

12 and 26 September 2019

10 and 24 October 2019

Important: Please allow for travelling time from Australia. International flights are not included in your package and must be purchased separately. It is your responsibility to make your own travel arrangements and ensure that you arrive in Budapest or Prague (depending on your chosen departure city) for your chosen tour start date.

The package is valid for ONE PERSON aged 18 years or older based on twin share. You must purchase TWO PACKAGES.

Single Travellers: Single travellers should purchase two packages.

The maximum tour group size is 42 on the touring segment and 140 on the cruise segment.

Standard bedding configuration is one double bed or twin beds on request.

Maximum Room Capacity: Maximum room capacity is two adults.

Tour includes accommodation at the following hotels:

Hotel Imperial or Hotel Cosmopolitan or Art Nouveau Palace Hotel

Monarch Empress cruise ship

InterContinental Budapest or Hilton Budapest City

Allocated hotels are subject to availability and may be replaced with a similar hotel depending on your chosen tour date.

International flights and airport transfers are not included on this tour. Airport transfers can be pre-booked with the tour operator for an additional charge.

Dining inclusions do not include beverages (unless otherwise stated). Menus are subject to change without notice.

The following optional tours are available for a surcharge (bookable directly with the tour company):

Dinner & Show in Budapest

Budapest Jewish Interest Tour

Schonbrunn Palace Tour

Classical Viennese Concert

Full Day Cesky Krumlov

Tour of Salzburg

Half Day Terezin Tour

Booking confirmation must be presented at check-in.

All surcharges are payable directly to the tour company.

Please note disability access is limited during the tour, please consider this before making your booking. Hotels may not have ramps, wide entryways or elevators to accommodate disabled passengers or devices such as wheelchairs, walkers and motorised scooters. Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs, walking frames and motorised scooters may not be taken aboard motor coaches.

This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. There is a potential for a small number of sailings to be impacted by river water levels, or other factors which may impact safe navigation. This may cause part or all of the cruise itinerary to be operated by motor coach and may also involve hotel accommodations.

While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship's itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels.

Gratuities for tour manager and coach driver are included.

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