Imperial Cities & Five-Star Danube Cruise
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Begin your Imperial adventure early and explore the two European giants of Berlin and Prague. From Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance architecture, to landmarks that have had much significance within our lifetimes, experience centuries in just a few days. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.
From London St Pancras, we take the Eurostar to Brussels followed by the train to Berlin, travelling via Cologne. We spend the first night of our tour here at the Maritim Berlin Hotel.
This morning we embark on a guided tour of Berlin, soaking up the sights of this once divided city including the incredible Brandenburg Gate, a section of the Berlin Wall, as well as the Reichstag, meeting place of the current German parliament. Heading back to the train station we continue our journey, heading south to Prague for two nights.
Following a buffet breakfast, we join the rail service to Budapest, where we meet the Amadeus Queen. Later take in the illuminated sights as we sail around the city. We are also treated to a performance from a local Hungarian folk band in the lounge.
This morning we enjoy a guided coach tour, introducing us to Budapest's main sights. We return to the ship for lunch, after which we begin cruising to Bratislava. Our departure time means we arrive at the scenic Danube Bend just as the sun sets. We moor up in the afternoon of Day 6. After lunch, we set out on a guided coach tour of the Slovakian capital.
We arrive into glorious Vienna for a comprehensive sightseeing tour. This is a chance to relish in Austria's Imperial heritage, one full of tradition and rich in architectural, artistic and musical heritage. Tonight a real treat awaits us on board, where after dinner we are joined by musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for an exclusive, private recital.
Today we reach Austria's Wachau Valley, a famous wine-making region. We arrive in the idyllic village of Dürnstein where you have time at leisure before we begin cruising along the picturesque Wachau Valley. We then enjoy an excursion to Melk Abbey. On Day 9 we have a choice of excursions. You could head further into the countryside for a day spent amidst the spectacular scenery of the Austrian lakes or travel by coach to Salzburg, via Mondsee, for a sightseeing tour.
Regensburg is our port of call this morning, which we explore on foot. Back on board tonight, we attend the Captain's gala dinner. On Day 11 we disembark after breakfast to start the journey back to the UK by rail, or air of you prefer.
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We will write to you around 10 weeks before your departure date with the precise meeting times for your tour group.
This tour may be suitable for reduced mobility passengers, please call for further information.
Explore Berlin and Prague before cruising the magic of the blue Danube