Experience the Danube River aboard the MS Emerald Sky on a seven-night cruise through four countries. Includes two nights in Prague and escorted shore excursions in six cities with English-speaking guides.
Dr. Beverly Everett is Music Director of the Bismarck-Mandan Symphony Orchestra and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra. She was recently one of six conductors nationwide to receive an "Excellence in Music Education" award by the American Prize. She has been awarded a number of other awards and grants.
Dr. Everett holds degrees in organ and conducting from Baylor University, where she was a Presser Foundation Scholar, and from the University of Iowa, where she earned a Doctor ofMusical Arts in 2001. Dr. Everett has studied at the Aspen Music Festival and abroad. She is a concert pianist and organist, as well as a composer.
Depart the USA on your overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.
Upon arrival, transfer to the MS Emerald Sky, home for the next seven nights. The after- noon is at leisure to become acquainted with the ship or begin exploring the city on your own. This evening, enjoy a nighttime cruise along the Danube, passing under the city’s numerous bridges, while enjoying a tradi- tional Hungarian welcome dinner complete with folk dancing and music.
Today’s included tour presents you with a fan- tastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary’s beautiful capital. See the Hungarian Parliament Building, Buda Castle and the Chain Bridge linking Buda and Pest. Or if you choose, set off on an exciting guided hike to Buda Hill. The cruise begins with a leisurely afternoon onboard as the ship departs for Bratislava.
The day begins with an included walking tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. See the enchanting Old City with its Main Square, Town Hall, Mirbach Palace and the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin. After lunch onboard, a highlight of the day will be a home-hosted visit where you are treated to coffee and cake in the home of local Slovakians. What a unique opportunity to meet the locals and learn about life in Slovakia.
Discover all Vienna has to offer with an in- cluded orientation tour. Travel by coach to the city center and drive along the Ringstrasse to see the impressive Opera House, famous concert halls, stately architecture and historic monuments. Afterwards, your guide leads you on a walking tour through the city center. This afternoon, join an optional excursion to Belvedere Palace. This evening, join an op- tional excursion to a musical concert in one of the famous music venues of the city.
Awaken this morning in the medieval town of Dürnstein – ‘The Pearl of the Wachau Valley’ - dominated by the magnificent Baroque Stift- skirche. The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle, which served as a prison to England’s Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop. You’ll have free time in to discover the charms of this picturesque town. Later this morning, enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley while cruising along the Danube before arriving in Emmersdorf, the port for Melk. On an included excursion, visit the magnifi- cent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UN- ESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts an opulent Baroque interior.
From a brief stop in Brandstatt, depart on the optional excursion to Salzburg to see sights from The Sound of Music and walk along the famous Getreidegasse Lane past Mozart’s birthplace. After some free time, the coach returns to the ship in Vilshofen. Those not joining the optional excursion will have an included walking tour in Passau to explore the narrow alleys and visit St. Stephen’s Cathedral, home of Europe’s largest pipe organ, and rejoin the ship by coach in Vil- shofen.
After breakfast, explore Regensburg on a guided walking tour. During a stroll through the historic center, a UNESCO World Her- itage Site, experience its beauty and history firsthand. Travel by coach to Kelheim to re- join the ship and continue sailing to Nurem- berg.
After breakfast, disembark the ship and enjoy a panoramic tour of Nuremberg. Your local guide will explain the importance of this city during the war as you pass the courthouse where the Nazi War Trials were held. Upon arrival in the city center, begin a walking tour through the Altstadt (old town). The guide will lead you through this medieval city as you pass the amazing architecture, fortifica- tions and stone towers from past centuries, in- cluding the Schöner Brunnen – Nuremberg’s star attraction: the gilded ‘Beautiful Fountain’ with its tiers of intricately carved figures. At the end of the tour, free time is provided for lunch on your own prior to the journey to Prague for a two-night stay.
After breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites of this beautiful city. See Old Town Square with its astronomical clock and the medieval Charles Bridge. During free time this afternoon, continue discovering the city on your own or join the optional excur- sion to Terezin Concentration Camp.
Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with memories of life enriching experiences from our cruise along the Danube River. (Breakfast)
|Category||Deck||Per Person Twin||Single Room|
|E||Emerald Stateroom||Riviera||$4,399||add $2,049|
|D||Emerald Stateroom||Riviera||$4,499||add $2,049|
|C||Panorama Balcony Suite||Vista||$4,899||add $2,369|
|B||Panorama Balcony Suite||Vista||$5,099||add $2,369|
|A||Panorama Balcony Suite||Horizon||$5,349||add $2,659|
|S||Grand Balcony Suite||Horizon||$5,999||N/A|
|SA||Owner’s One-Bedroom Suite||Horizon||$6,599||N/A|
Pricing includes FREE ROUND TRIP AIRFARE for all reservations booked by May 31, 2018
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