Danube River Cruise | Munich to Prague - Firebird Tours ®

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Trip Overview

Arrive in Munich and discover the famous Neuschwanstein Castle together with your private guide before you board the modern Amadeus ship to start your unforgettable cruise on the Danube River. Together with a small group of travelers, admire the vibrant European cities and the hidden gems of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Finish your tour in Prague, exploring this gothic city with your private guide. Enjoy the best centrally located hotels, outside rever-view cabins and impeccable service throughout the journey.

Tour type:
Cruise
Tour rating:
4.97 / 5, Based on
  • PERSONALIZED SERVICE
  • Your dedicated travel specialist
    Private guides and drivers before and after the cruise
    Exceptional local guides
    Emergency line
  • BEST SHIPS
  • Modern Amadeus ships
    Only outside cabins with river views
  • BEST SIGHTSEEING
  • 2 private guided walking tours
    1 guided day-tour outside the city
    6 group tours
  • MEALS
  • 11 breakfasts
    6 lunches & 7 dinners
    Welcome drink
    Beer and wine tasting
    Drinks on board

Day-by-Day

Day 1
Arrival in Munich

Welcome to Munich! Upon arrival, you meet your driver at the arrivals hall and head for your centrally-located hotel for check-in. The rest of the evening is free for you to enjoy Munich on your own.

No meals included.

Day 2
Day Tour to Neuschwanstein

Experience a truly royal day tour of the majestic Castle Neuschwanstein in the Bavarian Alps! Together with your guide-driver, you are able to enjoy a hassle-free day without queuing and rushing.

Today Neuschwanstein is one of the most popular of all the palaces and castles in Europe. Every year 1.4 million people visit "the castle of the fairy-tale king". In the summer around 6,000 visitors a day stream through rooms that were intended for a single inhabitant. During your guided tour of the castle, you learn about the eccentric Fairy Tale King Ludwig II, the builder of this imposing landmark, his complicated life in Bavaria at the start of the Second Reich and his life-long friendship with the composer Richard Wagner.

After the tour, return back to Munich and have the evening at your leisure.

Breakfast is included. 

Day 3
Munich City Tour and Embarkation

After breakfast, you meet your private guide and go on a fascinating 3-hour tour of Munich's beautiful old town to take a look at the city's turbulent 850-year history.

With its exuberant atmosphere and vitality, Munich is one of Europe's great cultural centers. Enjoy your city tour around Marien Square, Church of Our Lady and Residenz Palace. In the ancient part of town the world-famous Hofbrauhaus, the medieval town gates, and the colorful open-air market Viktualienmarkt are waiting for you. Munich’s elegant Maximilian Street offers views at the Bavarian Parliament, Deutsches Museum, Royal Palace and the Opera House. You pass by Theatiner Church, Hall of Generals (Feldherrnhalle), and House of Arts, the Bavarian National Museum and the Angel of Peace.

After the tour, you have a private transfer to Passau to embark the ship and start the cruise.

In the evening you have a welcome reception and welcome dinner. After dinner, your ship departs from Passau.

Breakfast, dinner, and a welcome drink are included.

Day 4
Exploring Melk Abbey & Wine Tasting

Today your ship arrives in the Austrian city Melk. Following breakfast together with your group guide you go on a 4-hour bus and 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.

Next on your agenda is a stop at a Wachau winegrower. Here you get to taste delicious local wines.

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

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and tasting are included.

Day 5
City tour of Vienna & Schonbrunn Palace

Today your ship arrives in Vienna, the European capital of music!

Together with your group guide, you get to explore the main sights of the city in 3.5 hours. Among the places you see today during the panoramic drive are the State Opera House, the Parliament building, and the stunning city hall.

During the walking tour, you see the Hofburg Imperial Palace, the former winter residence of the Habsburgs, walk along the Kohl market and see the St. Stephen Cathedral. You also have some free time to enjoy the old town on your own.

Next on your list is a 3.5-hour bus tour to the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former summer royal residence, that gives you a historical impression of the glorious imperial times. The highlight of the tour is a guided inside visit to a number of the ceremonial rooms of the Palace, after which you have time to walk around the gardens.

After the tour, you are taken back to the ship to continue your cruise.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks are included.

Day 6
Budapest Guided Tour

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 3.5hour 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. In the evening prepare for a cultural treat as this evening musicians perform traditional Hungarian music onboard the ship.

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks are included.

Day 7
Puszta Excursion

After breakfast prepare for a 4-hour group tour to Puszta, one of the most charming rural places in Hungary.

During the tour of the Hungarian countryside, you get to enjoy the beautiful landscape and see a show of Hungarian horsemen and their horses.

Afterwards, you are in for a gastronomical treat as today you get to taste Hungarian salami and paprika with a glass of local wine in the Csarda Restaurant located on the farm.

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

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 8
Touring Bratislava

Following breakfast, your ship arrives in the capital of Slovakia, Bratislava. Today together with your group guide you set off on a 3-hour exploration of the must-visit sites of the city on a walking and bus tour and enjoy the historic center of Bratislava, rich in castles and baroque palaces.

You see the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral built in the period from 13th to16th centuries, and the Grassalkovich Palace, which is now the Slovak president’s residence. Then see great views of the city from a top-hill observation point.

During the walking tour, you see the Primatial Palace, the 15th-century university Academia Istropolitana, the old City Hall, the Opera House and Maximilian Fountain.

After the tour, you return to your ship and in the evening enjoy the Captain’s Gala Dinner.

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are included.

Day 9
Linz Walking Tour

Today after breakfast you explore the Austrian city of Linz.

During your 2-hour guided walking group tour of Linz, you get to see the main city sights. You stroll down 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 are included.

Day 10
Transfer to Prague and Leisure Time

Following breakfast, you check out from the ship and have a private transfer to Prague.

On the way, you may join our private optional tour to Český Krumlov.

Spend your evening at leisure or join our optional tour to famous Beer Spa.

Breakfast is included.

Day 11
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.

Breakfast and beer tasting are included.

Day 12
Departure from Prague

This is the final day of your tour. Today your driver takes you to the airport for your flight back home. We hope you enjoyed your European tour and the charming cities you have explored!

Breakfast is included.


Included

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

  • 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 in Munich and Prague:

  • Accommodation in centrally located 4-star hotels in Munich (2 nights) and Prague (2 nights); 
  • Delicious breakfasts at hotels;
  • Private professional licensed English-speaking local guides and guide-drivers; 
  • Airport and port transfers, and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;

 

Cruise program:

  • 7* nights on board MS Amadeus Elegant, MS Amadeus Queen, MS Amadeus Brilliant, accommodation in an outside river-view stateroom;
  • Gourmet dining with all meals included during the cruise (buffet breakfast, lunch, dinner and midnight snack) in the elegant Panorama-Restaurant, which accommodates all guests in one seating;
  • Free-flowing red & white wines from Europe’s famous wine regions, beer & soft drinks with every lunch and dinner onboard;
  • 24-hour coffee station and bottled water in cabins; 
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner;
  • Special onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music;
  • Multilingual Cruise Director;
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard;
  • Complimentary use of onboard bicycles;
  • English-speaking professional guides and rich sightseeing programs;
  • State-of-the-art audio headsets for all excursions;
  • All port taxes and local taxes;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.


Not included: flights, visas, optional tours, gratuities and all personal expenses.
Note: Smoking on the cruise ship is permitted on the Sun Deck only.

Tour Highlights
  • Fully tailor-made program extensions according to your interest;
  • 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 Amadeus Elegant, MS Amadeus Queen or MS Amadeus Brilliant;
  • Rich group sightseeing program while cruising;
  • Sightseeing program with private guides during the extensions before and after the cruise;
  • 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 Hungary, Czech Koruna for Czech Republic and Euros for Germany and Austria;
  • Tipping in all of the places on the itinerary is commonly expected. Visitors are often expected to tip 5-15%;
  • You will be walking quite a bit during your sightseeing tours, so make sure to bring comfortable shoes.

Dates & Rates

Dates Cabin A category Cabin B category Cabin C category Suite Cabin
Jun 5 - Jun 16, 2018
$6,123
deposit
$1,225
$5,784
deposit
$1,157
$5,187
deposit
$1,038
$6,682
deposit
$1,337
Jun 13 - Jun 24, 2018
$6,123
deposit
$1,225
$5,784
deposit
$1,157
$5,187
deposit
$1,038
$6,682
deposit
$1,337
Jul 12 - Jul 23, 2018
$6,123
deposit
$1,225
$5,784
deposit
$1,157
$5,187
deposit
$1,038
$6,682
deposit
$1,337
View all dates
Dates Cabin A category Cabin B category Cabin C category Suite Cabin
Jun 5 - Jun 16, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Jun 13 - Jun 24, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Jul 12 - Jul 23, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Jul 18 - Jul 29, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Jul 26 - Aug 06, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Aug 9 - Aug 20, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Aug 16 - Aug 27, 2018
$6,123
$5,784
$5,187
$6,682
Sep 1 - Sep 12, 2018
$6,023
$5,684
$5,087
$6,582
Oct 29 - Nov 09, 2018
$5,669
$5,349
$5,193
$6,123

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