Danube River Cruise | Prague to Vienna - Firebird Tours ®
Bratislava
Prague
Linz, Austria
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Trip Overview

Cruise European waters from Czechia to Austria, Slovakia and Hungary onboard a high-comfort 5-star ship. Along the way make stops to explore outstanding places on the Danube River with professional local guides such as Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, Budapest, Durstein, Esztergom and more. Spend time in UNESCO-listed Kutna Hora, have a beer tasting in Prague, tour the Baroque Melk Abbey, and enjoy the comfort and luxury onboard of the modern cruise ship.
Tour type:
Cruise
Tour rating:
4.98 / 5, Based on
  • PERSONALIZED SERVICE
  • Your dedicated travel specialist
    Exceptional local guides & drivers
    Emergency support
  • BEST SHIPS
  • Modern ships
    Only outside cabins with river views
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 9 guided sightseeing city tours
    Skip-the-line entrance tickets to
    numerous sights
  • MEALS
  • 11 breakfasts
    6 lunches & 7 dinners
    Welcome drinks & Drinks on board

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival to Prague

Welcome to the fairy-tale capital of the Czech Republic - Prague! Upon arrival you are met by your private driver at the airport and transferred to your neat Prague hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

No meals included.

Day 2
Prague City Tour & Beer Tasting

Following breakfast you embark on a 5-hour voyage of discovery into the Old Town with your private guide who shows you the most magnificent city sights.

You walk the famous Royal Route, originally used for the king's coronation procession, and see the Municipal House, the Gothic Tyn Cathedral, the cubist House at the Black Madonna and the Old Town Hall tower with its legendary Astronomical clock. Then you explore Parizska street modeled after a Parisian boulevard, the Josefov area - the former Jewish ghetto, the Rudolfinum concert hall and the famous Charles Bridge with the splendid Prague Castle (no entrance included). Fee for public transport to travel between the sites with your guide is included.

Then you are invited for a unique experience - a guided beer tour. You visit a typical local beer tavern in the city center to learn about the history of Czech beer and to understand how this drink has become a part of the national heritage.

After the tour you return to your hotel. You have the evening free to enjoy Prague.

  • Optional tour: Viltava River Cruise, Prague
    This romantic sightseeing cruise is one of the most delightful ways to see the beauties of Prague. During the 1-hour tour, you will learn interesting facts about Prague.

Breakfast and beer tasting included.

Day 3
Kutna Hora Tour

In the morning following breakfast meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby, and embark on a 6-hour private tour to magnificent Kutna Hora.

Following a 1.5 hour ride through the beautiful Bohemian countryside, you reach the stunning town of Kutna Hora. This UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site gained excessive wealth thanks to its prosperous silver mines and became the second most important town in the Kingdom of Bohemia, after Prague.

During the tour you see all of the key medieval and Baroque monuments, including the former central royal mint, the interior of St. Barbara’s Cathedral, as well as the nearby All Saints Ossuary (Bone Church) which is famous for its elaborate decorations made of human bones.

After the tour you return to Prague and have the rest of the day free.

  • Optional tour: Beer Spa, Prague
    Today we would like to invite you to experience a SPA like no other, ideal for beer lovers in general as alongside multiple health benefits.

Breakfast is included.

Day 4
Arrival in Vienna & Time at Leisure

Today after breakfast you check out from the hotel and meet the driver at the hotel lobby for the transfer to the railway station, to take a 4-hour train to Vienna (1st class train tickets are included).

Upon arrival to the European capital of music, you meet your driver at the station and shortly you arrive at your hotel located in the very heart of the city.

Breakfast is included.

Day 5
Tour of Vienna, Schonbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods Exploration

Following breakfast and check-out, meet your guide and driver who take you on a 4-hour private tour around the most significant sites within the boundaries and in the surrounding area of Vienna.

During the tour you explore the Vienna Woods, which are the most eastern foothills of the Alps. You enjoy a stunning view over the city and Danube River from Kahlenberg, the highest hill in the city.

Then you drive through the wine area in the foot of the Vienna Woods, the town of Grinzing, and learn why Vienna is called the 'Wine-Growing Capital of the World'.

Next on your list is the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. A highlight is a guided inside visit to the showrooms of the Palace.

After the tour you embark the gorgeous MS Crucestar ship.

In the evening enjoy an information briefing followed by dinner and a musical evening in the lounge.

Breakfast and dinner included.

Day 6
Vienna City Tour & Cruise Departure

Following breakfast, start a 3,5-hour group tour of Vienna - one of the most beautiful cities in Central Europe. This city is not only worth seeing for its architectural charm, it also boasts a collection of famous figures throughout history, such as Sisi, Strauss, Mozart and the memorable images of Gustav Klimt.

The group tour begins by bus as you head in the direction of the famous Viennese Ring and then delve deeper into the city on foot, starting at the famous Albertina Museum. From here we take a one-hour leisurely walk along the former city moat called the “Graben” where you’ll discover the Hofsburg. Then we head towards St. Stephen’s church and along the way, you’ll be able to uncover the secrets behind Vienna’s rich culture and stunning architecture.

After the tour you are taken back to the ship.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 7
Touring Durstein and Melk Abbey

The first destination on your agenda today is a medieval castle town Durstein. Together with your group guide, you walk through the charming center and as a final chord of the tour you have a tasting of the Wachau region wines.

Following the tasting, you return to your ship to continue cruising and arrive in Melk in several hours.

Together with your guide have a 2-hour walking tour of Melk's most famous attraction - the Baroque Benedictine abbey, dating back to the early 1700's.

During the tour, you walk along the emperor's walk, see the abbey's chambers, the marble hall, the balconies and the library, home to numerous medieval manuscripts and gorgeous frescoes.

After the tour you are taken to the ship.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and wine-tasting included.

Day 8
Touring in Linz

Today after breakfast you explore the Austrian city Linz.

During your 2-hour guided walking group tour of Linz you get to see the main city sights. You stroll the old streets in the historic old town, go to the medieval town square, see the Renaissance villas, and the cathedral. You also have a chance to see some modern architectural sights of Linz like the Lentos Art Museum and the Ars Electronica center.

After the tour you return to your ship and continue cruising.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 9
Bratislava City Tour

Following breakfast you have a 2-hour walking group tour around the most famous attractions of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.

The historic center of Bratislava is rich in castles and baroque palaces. You see the Grassalkovich Palace, which is now the Slovak president’s residence, and the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral built during the 13th-16th centuries, the Main Market Square, where you can buy some traditional souvenirs, the Town Hall complex dating back to the 14th–15th centuries and Michael's Gate. During the tour, you explore all the palaces from outside.

After the tour you return to your ship to continue your cruise.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 10
City Tour of Budapest

Today you get to discover the most beautiful places in the capital of Hungary, Budapest, divided into two parts, Buda and Pest, by the Danube River.

In a 3.5-hour group tour you see main sights including the Great Market Hall, the imposing Neo-Renaissance Hungarian State Opera and the symbol of the city - the striking Parliament building. Then you make a photo stop on the Heroes' Square, cross one of the seven bridges into Buda and go up to Castle Hill, where you visit St. Matthew's Church and the famous Fisherman's Bastion.

After the tour you are taken back to your vessel.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 11
Cultural Tour of Esztergom

Today after breakfast you have a tour around a small town of Esztergom sitting on the Danube bank. It played an important role in the establishment of the Hungarian state 1000 years ago. As a royal seat for two centuries and as a center for the Roman Catholic religion for 1000 years it abounds Esztergom historic and cultural sights.

On the tour your guide takes you inside the Hungary's largest church and the symbol of the town  - to Esztergom Basilica.

After the tour you return to the ship to arrive in Vienna on the following day.

Breakfast, lunch and dinner included.

Day 12
Departure

This is the last day of your cruise. Early in the morning you arrive to Vienna and disembark* the ship.

We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future vacations!

*Check-out from the ship is before 09.00AM

Breakfast is included.


Included

4 nights at centrally located 4-star hotels, 7 nights aboard MS Crucestar

  • Hand picked hotels
  • Best value rooms
  • Restaurant

Always included:

  • Best location for sightseeing
  • Breakfasts
  • All taxes and fees

Always included:

  • Outside cabins with river views
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included
  • Free WiFi onboard

What's Included

Firebird signature land program:

  • Accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels in Prague (3 nights) and Vienna (1 night); 
  • Delicious breakfasts at hotels;
  • Private professional licensed English-speaking local guides in Prague and Vienna; 
  • Skip-the-line entrance tickets to St. Barbara Cathedral, All Saints Ossuary, Schönbrunn Palace & Vienna Woods;
  • Beer tasting with a guide in Prague;
  • Airport and port transfers, and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • 1st class train tickets Prague - Vienna;


Cruise program:

  • 7* nights on board the MS Crucestar 4*, accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom;
  • Cocktail reception, welcome dinner and captain’s gala dinner;
  • Full board, three meals per day (from dinner on arrival day to breakfast on departure day) including table water during meals;
  • English-speaking professional guides and rich sightseeing programs;
  • Live music in the bar every night;
  • Coffee station (06:00-23:00);
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard;
  • Info-channel;
  • All port and local taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.

Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.

Tour Highlights
  • Full flexibility of hotel options
  • Private arrival and departure transfers and private transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Cruising the Danube River aboard the modern MS Crucestar
  • Rich group sightseeing program while cruising
  • Visit to All Saints Ossuary (Bone Church) in Kutna Hora famous for its elaborate decorations made of human bones.
  • Entering the Esztergom Basilica
  • Local beer and wine tastings
What to Know
  • It's always best to withdraw some cash in local currency before your departure. You will need Hungarian Forints for your time in Budapest, Czech Koruna for Prague and Euros for Vienna
  • Tipping in all of the capitals is commonly expected. Visitors are often expected to tip at least 10% in Prague, 5-15% in Vienna and 10-15% in Budapest
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

Dates & Rates

Dates
Apr 6
Apr - 17, 2019
Apr 13
Apr - 24, 2019
Apr 27
May - 8, 2019
May 4
May - 15, 2019
May 11
May - 22, 2019
May 18
May - 29, 2019
Jun 8
Jun - 19, 2019
Jun 15
Jun - 26, 2019
Jun 22
Jul - 3, 2019
Jun 29
Jul - 10, 2019
Jul 6
Jul - 17, 2019
Jul 13
Jul - 24, 2019
Jul 20
Jul - 31, 2019
Jul 27
Aug - 7, 2019
Aug 3
Aug - 14, 2019
Aug 10
Aug - 21, 2019
Aug 17
Aug - 28, 2019
Sep 7
Sep - 18, 2019
Sep 14
Sep - 25, 2019
Sep 21
Oct - 2, 2019
Oct 5
Oct - 16, 2019
Oct 12
Oct - 23, 2019
Oct 19
Oct - 30, 2019
Standard Low Deck
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
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$729
$3,644
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$729
$3,644
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$729
$3,644
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$729
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$729
$3,644
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$729
$3,644
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$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,518
deposit
$704
Standard Main Deck Double
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
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$758
$3,786
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$758
$3,786
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$758
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$758
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$758
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$758
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$758
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$758
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$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,658
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$732
Deluxe Middle Deck
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
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$840
$4,196
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$840
$4,196
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$840
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$840
$4,196
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$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,058
deposit
$812
Deluxe Upper Deck
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
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$910
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$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,338
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$868
Dates
Apr 6
Apr - 17, 2019
Apr 13
Apr - 24, 2019
Apr 27
May - 8, 2019
May 4
May - 15, 2019
May 11
May - 22, 2019
May 18
May - 29, 2019
Jun 8
Jun - 19, 2019
Jun 15
Jun - 26, 2019
Jun 22
Jul - 3, 2019
Jun 29
Jul - 10, 2019
Jul 6
Jul - 17, 2019
Jul 13
Jul - 24, 2019
Jul 20
Jul - 31, 2019
Jul 27
Aug - 7, 2019
Aug 3
Aug - 14, 2019
Aug 10
Aug - 21, 2019
Aug 17
Aug - 28, 2019
Sep 7
Sep - 18, 2019
Sep 14
Sep - 25, 2019
Sep 21
Oct - 2, 2019
Oct 5
Oct - 16, 2019
Oct 12
Oct - 23, 2019
Oct 19
Oct - 30, 2019
Standard Low Deck
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,644
deposit
$729
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,518
deposit
$704
$3,518
deposit
$704
Standard Main Deck Double
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
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$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
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$758
$3,786
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$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,786
deposit
$758
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,658
deposit
$732
$3,658
deposit
$732
Deluxe Middle Deck
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,196
deposit
$840
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,058
deposit
$812
$4,058
deposit
$812
Deluxe Upper Deck
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,548
deposit
$910
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,338
deposit
$868
$4,338
deposit
$868

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