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Welcome to the "Pearl of the Danube" where your friendly captian and crew will be waiting to welcome you!
07/09/2022-07/19/2022 Sat-Tue Trip# 2022011
Overnight and touring in Munich
Reserved seating ticket to the Passion Play
Overnight accommodations in Oberammergau area
Seven-night cruise in a suite or stateroom of your choice onboard the vessel
All gratuities included
First-class service by an English-speaking crew
Onboard Activity Manager
Shore excursions with English-speaking local guides
Personal listening device for onboard excursions
Most meals included onboard with a variety of international cuisine
Complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks accompany onboard lunches and dinners
Complimentary bicycles onboard for use ashore
All port charges included
Price includes round trip air from Philadelphia!
***Pricing & Itinerary subject to change as are entrance requirements due to the changing circumstances***
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary!
Welcome to the "Pearl of the Danube". you will be met at the airport and transferred to the luxurious surrounds of your Emerald Waterways Star-Ship, where your friendlly captian and crew will be waiting to welcome you. this evening, join your fellow guests for a folklore performance onboard and a traditional Hungarian dinner. After dinner, relax on the Sun Deck and enjoy the fabulous view of the Parliament Building, aglow in nightimie splendor.D
Explore Budapest's cobbled medieval quarter, as you embark on a coach tour through the UNESCO World Heritage-listed city center. Your guide will highlight a number of architectural wonders from across the ages, enabling you to follow a journey from Budapest's Roman beginnings to the addition of ornate Romanesque and Baroque architecture in the centures that followed. If you are feeling more active, you may instead choose to kike to buda Hill. the surrounding area has been rebuilt several times, most recently following the air raids of WWII. Some 18th centure Baroque houses still stand, best explored by foot along the medieval paths and alleyways in the area arund Buda Castle.B, L, D
Relax onboard as we sail into the capital of Slovakia this morning. This graceful nation became an independent country in 1993, and since then, Bratislava has flourished as a new captial and made a name for itself as a cultural region's medieval past. The romantic cobblestone lanes that weave through the city are explored with your local guide, as you enjoy a walking tour of the ancient town center, seeing the Slovak National Theatre and a range of Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings. Alternatively, embark on a guided gike to Bratislava Castle, a landmark steeped in legends, that looks as though it came from the pages of a fairytale book.B, L, D
Sweeping boulevards and world-famous art exhibitions welcome you to Vienna, the birthplace of revolutionary breakthroughs in the fields of music and psychology. The city perfectly encapsulates the opulence of the Habsburg Monarchy and their ornate Baroque palaces. On the included city tour, see monuments and buildings of grandeur as the coach drives along the famous Ringstrasse. During hte walking tour, stroll with your guide though he city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Marvel at the classical architectural styles of the buildings, see St.Stephen's Cathedral and HOfburg Palace, right in the hearg of the city center. If you are feeling more active, opt to explore on two sheels, cycling along the river to Danube Island before reaching the prater and its nostalgic 19th-century Ferris wheel.B, L, D
Effortlessly suspended in time, Durnstien is one of the most grequented parts of the Wachau wine region, where the weather creates the perfect settling for viticulture. Discover this charming town on your own, or choose to hike to the ruins of Durnstien Castle, where a delightful panoramic view of the vineyards and a forested backdrop is certian to please. Later sail ghtough the UNESCO World Hieritage-listed Wachau Valley,passing medieval villages, terraced vineyards and areas of naturla beauty. Upon arrival Melk, enjoy a guided tour of Melk Abbey, originally a lavish castle that was gifted to Benedoctoem monks during the 11th century. This opulent Baroque building is home to some of the most important collections of medieval manuscripts in the world.B, L, D
From you docking site in Linz, Austria, depart via coach to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed center of CeskyKrumlov, a town build around a 13th century castle. Join your local guide to traverse a labyrinth of widing cobblestone streets, passing the colorful facades of buildings that highlight different time periods. Leran how they survived the test of time thanks to the region's peaceful past. The town surounds the natinal heritage site, Cesky Krumlov Castle, and your guided tour will include the 15th century St. Vitus' Church and a number of High Gothick Facades.B, L, D
Narrow cobblestone streets welcome you to Passau, a town nestled on the confluence of three of Europ'es main waterways. this important historic trading center borders Austria and Gemany, and a distinctive blend of cultures can be found here. Your local guide will take you on a walking tour of the town, touching on its distinctive historic buildings. See the Baroque St. Stephen's Cathedral with its ornate columns and arches and the Altes Rathaus, or Town Hall, a collection of with historic patrician houses build between the 14th and 15th centuries.
After breakfast, disembark the ship and journey by coach to oberammergau, home to the historic Passion Play. Upon arrival, settle into your seat and prepare to be inspired by this amazing event. During the performance there will be an intermission with an included dinner on site. After the play, transfer to your hotel for overnight accommodations.B, D
This morning, depart by coach for Munich, the captial of Bavaria. Upon arrival, a local guide will show you the highlights of the city during an orientation tour. Pass landmark Cathedral. See popular squares including Odeonsplatz and Karlsplatz. During the walking portion, see the Marenplatz, the city's central square, housing City Hall and its famous glockenspiel. the remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.B
bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River and the remarkable Passoin Play in Oberammergau.B
B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
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