The Legendary Blue Danube Cruise

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Date: Saturday, 17 August 2019 - Tuesday, 27 August 2019

Venue: Danube River

Trip includes: Motorcoach Transportation, Benedict's Bus escort, 7 dinners, 6 lunches, 9 breakfasts, airport transportation, International Cruise Director, seven-night cruise on the MS Emerald Destiny, shore excursions escorted by local, English-speaking guides in Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, Durnstein, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, all meals on board the river cruise, complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks with all onboard lunches and dinners, afternoon tea time, late evening snacks served daily in the lounge, enhanced touring experience with the use of audio headsets, complimentary Wi-Fi on board the ship, two night stay and touring in Prague and the Czech Republic after cruising, and $55 in Mayflower Money.
                                 PER PERSON TWIN:                                          SINGLE ROOM:
                                 Riviera Deck - $4,534                                                   $6,613
                                 Vista Deck - $5,084                                                      $7,513
                                 Horizon Deck - $5,534                                                  $8,253
                                 Grand Balcony Suites - $6,184                                       N/A
                                 Owners Suites - $6,784                                                  N/A
 11 Days - 22 Meals  Experience the Danube River aboard the MS Emerald Destiny, the exclusively chartered river ship, on a seven-night cruise throughout four countries.  Includes two nights in Prague and escorted shore excursions in five cities with English-speaking guides.
FREE ROUND TRIP AIRFARE WHEN BOOKED BY OCTOBER 31, 2018! If you miss this incredible opportunity, there will be 2 FOR 1 AIR PRICING BEGINNING NOVEMBER 1! 
Travelers Protection Plan  - $429 pp (Optional) 
Saturday, August 17: Depart the USA
Depart the USA from Newark Airport on our OVERNIGHT FLIGHT to Budapest, Hungary. 
Sunday, August 18: Arrive in Hungary

Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Mayflower Tours' exclusively chartered river ship, the MS Emerald Destiny, your home for the next seven nights.  Meal: D

Monday, August 19: Budapest, Hungarybudapest

Today's included tour presents you with a fantastic opportunity to become acquainted with Hungary's beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop at Gellert Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old Matthias Church, the distinctive Fisherman's Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace.  This evneing, enjoy a WELCOME RECEPTION and DINNER ONBOARDMeals: B, L, D 

Tuesday, August 20: Bratislava, Slovakia

The day begins with an included panoramic tour of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia.  'All Aboard' the BRATISLAVIA CITY TRAIN for a unique touring experience. As the train winds its way through the streets up to Bratislava Castle, the guide points out beautiful buildings and historic sites. See the Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the National Theatre, the Archbishop's Summer Residence and the Blumental Church.  In the old city, a leisurely-paced walking tour passes the Archbishop Palace, St. Martin's Cathedral and the Main Square with its Old Town Hall, the Roland Fountain and the Opera House.  Enjoy leisure time or an afternoon optional excursion to a home-hosted visit.  Tonight, enjoy a MUSICAL PERFORMANCE onboard by a local artist.  MEALS: B, L, D

Wednesday, August 21: Vienna, Austriavienna

Discover all Vienna has to offer with an included orientation tour.  Travel along the Ringstrasse and see the impressive Opera House, famous concert halls, stately architecture and historic monuments.  Visit Schonbrunn Palace with its magnificent interiors and landscaped gardens.  Enjoy leisure time in  the city center this afternoon.  This evening, join an optional excursion to a MUSICAL CONCERT in one of the famous music venues of the city.  MEALS: B, L, D 

Thursday, August 22: Durnstein and Melk, Austria 

After breakfast, join your LOCAL GUIDE for a stroll through the medieval town of Durnstein - 'The Pearl of the Wachau Valley' - dominated by the magnificent Baroque Stiftskirche with its lovely blue facade.  The ruins of Kuenringerburg Castle, which served as a prison to England's Richard the Lionheart, can be seen on the hilltop.  Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley while cruising along the Danube before arriving in Melk.  Join an optional excursion to visit the magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts and opulent Baroque interior.  MEALS: B, L, D 

Friday, August 23: Salzburg, Austria (optional) and Passau, Germany

On the optional excursion to Salzburg, 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 Passau.  Those not joining the optional excursion will have free time in Passau.  MEALS: B, L, D

Saturday, August 24: Regensburg, Germany salzburg

After breakfast, explore Regensburg on a GUIDED WALKING TOUR.  During a stroll through the historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, experience its beauty and history firsthand.  This afternoon, the ship departs for Nuremberg.  Tonight, say goodbye to the captain and crew at the FAREWELL RECEPTION and DINNERMEALS: B, L, D 

Sunday, August 25: Nuremberg, Germany

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 some of the amazing architecture, fortifications and stone towers from past centuries, including the Schoner 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 STAYMEAL: B

Monday, August 26: Prague prague

After breakfast, an included WALKING 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 excursion to Terezin Concentration Camp.  MEAL: B

Tuesday, August 27: Prague - USA

Bid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with wonderful memories of life enriching experiences from your cruise along the Danube River.  MEAL: B


Owner's One Bedroom Suite (315 sq. ft.): Horizon Deck
Features outdoor private balcony with sliding glass door;Separate bedroom and lounge area with sofa, chair, coffee table, two dressers and walk-in closet;
Large bathroom with two basins, shower, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers; Complimentary WiFi; Two twin beds that can be put togethers; Telephone; Safe; Individual climate control; TV; Mini-fridge.


Grand Balcony Suite (210 sq. ft.): Horizon Deck
Features outdoor private balcony with sliding glass door; Bathroom with shower, hair dryer, bathrobes and slippers; Complimentary WiFi; Two twin beds that can be put together; dresser; Closet; Writing desk; Telephone; Safe; Individual climate control; TV; Mini-fridge.
Panorama Stateroom (180 sq. ft): Vista and Horizon Decks
Features an indoor balcony with open-air system; Bathroom with shower; Hair dryer; Complimentary WiFi; Two twin beds that can be put together;
Dresser; Closet; Writing desk; Telephone; Safe; Individual climate control; TV; Mini-fridge.
Stateroom (162 sq. ft): Riviera Deck
Features small window (doesn't open); Bathroom with shower and hair dryer; Complimentary WiFi; Two twin beds that can be put together; Dresser; Closet; Writing desk; Telephone; Safe; Individual climate control; TV; Mini-fridge.
Public Areas and Ship Amenities:
- Dining Room
- Lounge
- Sun Deck featuring deck chairs
- Elevator
- Daytime heated swimming pool and bar
- Evening cinema
- Fitness room, hairdresser, massage therapy room
- Voltage : 220 V
- Complimentary WiFi



All Dates

  • From Saturday, 17 August 2019 to Tuesday, 27 August 2019