Air & Land
Land Only

11 Day Danube River Cruise with Budapest - Nuremberg to Budapest (Sound of Music)

River Cruise Package Includes

  • Flights NYC-Munich, Budapest-NYC
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 9 nights Deluxe accommodations
    • 7 nights outside cabin aboard an exclusive charter of the Deluxe MS Sound of Music
    • 2 nights Budapest
  • Hotel & cruise porterage
  • All transfers & port fees
  • 22 meals: 9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Shore excursions per itinerary
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Wireless audio system for excursions

Special Features

  • Nuremberg City Tour
  • Vienna City Tour
  • Budapest City Tour

River Cruise Features & Amenities

  • Captain's Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Unlimited wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • Bottled water replenished daily in your stateroom
  • Late night snack
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access in public areas
  • Self-serve coffee and tea station
  • Lounge serving premium spirits
  • Daily entertainment including an on-board musician
  • Fitness center
  • Non-smoking ship interior
  • Cruise director for every 40 passengers
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English by licensed guides

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart the USA
Depart the USA for Germany. Your flight includes meals, drinks, and in-flight entertainment for your journey

DAY 2, Sunday - Embark in Nuremberg
Arrive in Munich and transfer to the port in Nuremberg. The group transfer will operate at approximately 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The port is approximately a 2 hour drive from the Munich airport. Embarkation begins at 3 pm. Tonight, enjoy a Captain's welcome dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - Nuremberg City Tour
After breakfast, join a guided tour of Nuremberg that includes such sights as the Palace of Justice, the Market Square and the Church of Our Lady. After the tour, stroll through the shops on your own. Enjoy scenic sailing during lunch on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4, Tuesday - Regensburg City Tour
This morning arrive in Regensburg. Enjoy a walking tour of the city, built in 179 BC by the Romans, today it stands as one of the largest and most well preserved cities in Bavaria. The tour includes such sights as the Old Town Hall, the Dom St. Peter, the Roman Gates at Porta Pretoria, and one of the oldest stone bridges over the Danube. Sail for Passau this evening
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5, Wednesday - Morning in Passau
This morning arrive in Passau, where the Ilz, Inn, and Danube Rivers meet. Passengers joining the optional tour will depart for Salzburg early this morning, while remaining guests will have the opportunity to explore Passau independently. Most known for St. Stephen's Cathedral, the city boasts many fine examples of Baroque and Gothic architecture. Continue sailing during lunch and relax on board this afternoon. In the late afternoon, the ship will make a brief technical stop to pick up passengers rejoining the ship
Optional: Full Day Tour of Salzburg
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6, Thursday - Melk Abbey
This morning, enjoy a guided tour of the historic Benedictine Abbey in Melk, considered one of the finest examples of Baroque architecture in Europe. On the tour you will have the opportunity to view the abbot's chambers, the Kaiser's walk and the library. Continue cruising and relax on board as you sail through the scenic Wachau Valley to Vienna
Optional: Classical Viennese Concert (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7, Friday - Full Day in Vienna
Your morning tour of Vienna begins with a drive along the famed Ringstrasse, Vienna's main boulevard. View the hub of the Hapsburg Empire, and walk the courtyards to view sites such as the Vienna State Opera House, Parliament and St. Stephen's Cathedral. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Set sail for Budapest this evening
Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour (PM)
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8, Saturday - Budapest City Tour
Your morning tour of Budapest begins in Pest and views such sights as the Parliament, City Park and Heroes Square. Cross the river to Buda to see the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the graceful medieval architecture that lines the traditional cobbled streets. Explore the city on your own this afternoon. This evening, enjoy a Captain's Farewell Dinner on board
Overnight: Cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9, Sunday - Day at leisure in Budapest
This morning, disembark and transfer to your hotel. The balance of the day is at leisure
Optional: Jewish Interest Tour (AM)
Optional: Dinner & Show in Budapest
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 10, Monday - Excursion to Szentendre
This morning depart for the colorful artist's village of Szentendre. The settlement became a creative place for artist's to gather in the 1920's, and today remains a quaint village filled with Baroque architecture and charming boutiques. Enjoy a guided tour through the town followed by time at leisure to stroll the cobbled streets or visit one of the many museums and contemporary galleries. Return to Budapest in the early afternoon
Overnight: Budapest
Meals: Breakfast

DAY 11, Tuesday - Depart for the USA
This morning, transfer to the airport for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

Gate 1 itineraries may contain suggestions for activities for your leisure time; these suggestions do not constitute a recommendation nor an endorsement of any specific service provider and the decision to participate in any such activities should be made independently.

    Book your Optional Tours before you travel and see more, save time, save money, and protect your investment. Tours purchased while traveling may cost an extra 10% or even more! Tours often sell out - avoid disappointment! Save your cash - many countries do not accept credit cards. Travel insurance only covers services purchased prior to departure.

    Dinner & Show in Budapest

    Day #9 01 Apr 2013 - 31 Dec 2014         $89
    Travel this evening to the outskirts of Budapest for a traditional Hungarian dinner in a scenic forested location. While dining, you’ll be energetically entertained by colorfully dressed dancers performing a variety of spirited folk dances accompanied by a group playing live gypsy music.

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    *Not Included:
    Optional shore excursions and gratuities.

    Additional Information:
    Land/Cruise only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.

    Passengers arriving to Munich on Day 2 should select flights that arrive no later than 2:00 pm. Transfers to Nuremberg will depart at approximately 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. The port is approximately a 2 hour drive from the Munich airport. Embarkation will begin at 3:00 pm.

    Due to physical constraints and space limitations, wheelchairs and walkers are not allowed on motor coaches and/or river cruises. There are no elevators or chair lifts on board. Kindly refer to our Terms for additional information.

    Entry Requirements:
    Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates. All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary. For visa information, check our Visas page.


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