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Drive times, walking times, tour times. Details of Excursions on the Danube Budapest to Prague river cruise



These are actual excursions taken from a real sailing in June 23, 2024 on luxury AMA Waterways river cruise. I also went on this exact cruise 3 times.. Excursions included in upscale cruise price unless noted otherwise.

Excursion details BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE


JUNE 23, 2024 Hidden Budapest Tour

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs

Level of difficulty 1-2

Duration of bus ride 1 hr 45 mins

Duration of walk 1 hr 30 mins

Day Morning (AM)Overview

Often described as the “Queen of the Danube,” Budapest is well-known for Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Hill and its magnificent Hungarian Parliament building. However, this sprawling city is full of rich history and culture and offers many “hidden” treasures as you venture further past its river banks. During this excursion, your guide will take you deeper into the city to discover fascinating sites lesser-known to the average traveler.

What you will see

Margaret Bridge, Nyugati Railway Station, Great Synagogue

What you will visit

Aquincum Museum


JUNE 24 Optional Tour: Puszta & Godollo Tour

Duration (Hrs) 7 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of bus ride 3 hrs

Duration of walk1 hr 30 mins

Day Full Day (FULL)Overview

Start by heading to the 18th century Gödöllő Palace. Here take the opportunity to explore its labyrinth of 31 colorful rooms lit by elaborate chandeliers as you learn the palace’s history through striking art galleries and antiquities. The palace became the favored residence of the much-loved Habsburg Empress and Hungarian Queen Elizabeth, affectionately known as Sissi. After touring the royal residence and the Baroque theatre, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Then head for Puszta, the Great Hungarian Plain stretching across the East. Here you can find Hungarian cowboys still wearing traditional dress and practicing the skills of their Magyar ancestors. Next, we will tour a genuine Hungarian csárda (farm) run by the carriage-driving world-champion brothers Lazar. Following the tour, we will witness a unique, unforgettable performance of Hungarian horsemanship, a tradition that goes back to the hordes of Magyar tribes conquering Hungary in the 9th century. Be amazed by the nomad-cavalry fight show, the archery on a horse, four-in-hand driving, the virtuosity of herdsmen, and so many other incredible riding performances.

What you will visit

Gödöllő Royal Palace, Lázár Horse show

Please note

Please Note: There is an additional cost for this optional tour. By selecting this tour, you agree to pay € [@SellPrice] Euros to your stateroom account once onboard. You may remove this optional tour up until 3 days prior to the date of activity in order to avoid cancellation penalties. A minimum number of participants is required in order to operate optional tours. Please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard for additional information.


JUNE 25 Buda City Tour

Duration (Hrs) 3 hrs

Level of difficulty 1-2

Duration of bus ride 45 mins

Duration of walk 2 hrs 15 mins

Day Morning (AM)Overview

Following a brief drive to the foot of Budapest’s Castle Hill, follow your guide on a walking tour through Dózsa György Square and through the city’s Castle District. Marvel at the fairytale turrets of Fisherman’s Bastion, gazing upon the breathtaking panorama of Budapest below. You will also see Matthias Church, which has been standing atop Castle Hill since the 11th century where it was once used as the coronation site of Hungarian kings. The church is renowned for its striking tower and colorful mosaic roof.

What you will see

Dózsa György Square, Matthias Church

What you will visit

Buda Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion


June 25th Buda City Late Starter Tour

Duration (Hrs) 2 hrs

Level of difficulty 1-2

Duration of bus ride 2 hrs

Duration of walk 1 hr 15 mins

Day Morning (AM)Overview

Whether you’d like additional time for a morning workout, a few extra chapters in a great book, or simply wish to sleep in, we invite you to join our tour of Budapest exclusively for “late starters!” Hungary’s stunning capital is filled with UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the Buda Castle quarter in Castle Hill, which you will visit during your excursion. Be amazed by the fairytale-like architecture of Fisherman’s Bastion while taking in sweeping views of the city below.

What you will visit

Buda Castle Hill, Fisherman’s Bastion

Please note

The main difference between the "Buda City Tour" (Tour A) and the "Late Starter" tour is that the "Late Starter" will not have any free time during the tour.


Budapest June 25 Castle Hill Hike

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of walk 4 hrs

Distance 7 km / 4 miles

Day Morning (AM)Overview

As an alternative to the panoramic city tour of Budapest, the more active guest may choose instead to venture up to the Castle Hill district by foot to see Fisherman’s Bastion and Buda Castle. Overlooking the city, Buda Castle sits 160 feet above the Danube and offers a beautiful view of the city below.

What you will see

Buda Castle Hill, Parliament

What you will visit

Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle Hill

Please note

Please Note: This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


Budapest - Pest City Tour (afternoon)

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs

Level of difficulty 1-2

Duration of bus ride 1 hr 15 mins

Duration of walk 1 hr

Day Afternoon (PM)

Overview

Explore the treasures of the “Pest” side of Budapest, discovering its history and landmarks alongside your knowledgeable guide. Admire such sites as the colossal Hungarian Parliament Building, a symbol of the city that is spectacularly illuminated each night, as well as Heroes’ Square with its iconic Millennium Monument. Your tour also includes a poignant visit to the “Shoes on the Danube Bank” memorial, commemorating the lives of Jewish Hungarians who perished during World War II.

What you will see

Parliament Building, Heroes’ Square

What you will visit

Shoes on the Danube Bank


June 26 "Coronation City" Walking Tour Bratislava

Duration (Hrs) 1 hr 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of walk 1 hr 30 mins

Day Afternoon (PM)

Overview

Nicknamed “Beauty on the Danube,” Bratislava is one of the youngest capitals in the world, having been Slovakia’s since just 1993. Its history, however, spans the centuries. In fact, it was once the capital of the kingdom of Hungary and crowned 11 kings. This walking tour brings this rich history to life. You’ll see all the major sights, including the Old Town Hall, the stunning Rococo-style Mirbach Palace and St. Martin’s Cathedral, which features underground catacombs. As you walk through town, keep an eye out for some of the whimsical sculptures lining the streets of the Old Town, Main Square and the historical National Theater, such as Cumil, who appears from a manhole or Schoene Naci, which is a tribute to one of Bratislava’s unique characters. You’ll also see the preserved Michael’s Gate, the only surviving example of the original four entrances to the city.

What you will see

St. Martin‘s Cathedral, Michael‘s Gate, Old Town Hall, Primatial Palace, Opera House

What you will visit

Main Square



June 26, Tastes of Slovakia, Bratislava

Duration (Hrs) 2 hrs

Level of difficulty 1-2

Duration of walk 30 mins

Duration of tasting 54 mins

Day Afternoon (PM)Overview

Enjoy the opportunity to savor some local Slovakian craft beer at a local brew pub. During a brief walk through the heart of Bratislava, hear about a new wave of independent microbreweries and pubs, often hidden down the back streets and putting the city on the beer-drinkers' map. You will enjoy a local beer tasting paired with typical Slovakian snacks including Slovak cheese and sausage.

What you will visit

Local Brew Pub


June 26, Bratislava Castle Hike

Duration (Hrs) 2 hrs 15 min

Level of difficulty 3

Duration of walk 2 hrs

Distance 4 km / 3 miles

Day Afternoon (PM)Overview

Gleaming Bratislava Castle presides from above the city. As an alternative to the walking tour, the more active guest may choose instead to venture through the city up to the castle. Along the way, you'll see such sights as the tree-lined Hviezdoslav Square, the narrow House of the Good Shepherd, Michael's Gate and the Old Town Hall. Once at the castle, you'll enjoy picture-worthy views across the magnificent city.

What you will see

Michael‘s Gate, Old Town Hall, Primatial Palace, Opera House

What you will visit

Main Square

Please note

Please Note: This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.This is a strenuous climb. Firm hiking shoes are required.


"Imperial Vienna" Tour

Duration (Hrs) 3 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of bus ride 1 hr 15 mins

Duration of walk 1 hr

Day Morning (AM)Overview

The “City of Waltzes” offers a wealth of gems and your city tour showcases its regal splendors, including the majestic Opera House, the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburgs, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, and the city’s historic center, rich in architectural marvels, Baroque castles and lush gardens. You’ll also see the majestic Ringstrasse, Vienna’s famed ring road, lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks.

What you will see

Vienna Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Natural History, Heroes’ Square, Hofburg Palace, Parliament, City Hall, Ringstrasse Boulevard, Spanish Riding School

What you will visit

UNESCO World Heritage Site - “Historic Centre of Vienna”


June 27, Vienna City Tour by Bike

Duration (Hrs) 3 hrs

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of bike ride 3 hrs

Distance 18 km / 11 miles

Day Morning (AM)Overview

Join your friendly guide for a thrilling bike ride along the romantic Danube Canal and through the fascinating city of Vienna. Along the way, you’ll traverse a bridge, cycle across a meadow and head to Vienna’s famous Ringstrasse boulevard, taking in such iconic sites as the distinctive domed Karlsplatz Church, the elegant State Opera House and the royal Habsburgs’ Imperial Palace. Enjoy some free time in the city, perhaps to try some sacher torte, shop for souvenirs or take photos. Then, follow your guide on a new path back to the ship that may include opportunities to see City Hall, the local university, Börse Palais concert hall, the giant ferris wheel and more.

Please note

Please Note: This bike tour is capacity controlled due to the number of bicycles available onboard the ship. In order to allow all of our guests the opportunity to participate in a bike tour, we have limited pre-cruise sign-ups to 2 bike tours per guest. If you are unable to sign-up for all of the bike tours which you would like to participate in, please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard, as additional space may be available. This tour is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


JUNE 27, Vienna Optional Tour: Mozart & Strauss Concert

Duration (Hrs) 3 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of bus ride 1 hr

Duration of performance 1 hr 30 mins

Day Evening (EVE)Overview

There is no finer place to attend a classical concert than in Vienna, the “Music Capital of the World.” This unforgettable experience will be a mixture of the most popular compositions of Vienna’s favorite and most famed composers – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart & Johann Strauss II – as presented by local musicians.

What you will see

Live Performance

What you will visit

Local Vienna Venue

Please note

Please Note: There is an additional cost for this optional tour. By selecting this tour, you agree to pay € [@SellPrice] Euros to your stateroom account once onboard. You may remove this optional tour up until 3 days prior to the date of activity in order to avoid cancellation penalties. A minimum number of participants is required in order to operate optional tours. Please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard for additional information.


Friday, June 28 -Highlightes Durnstein and Melj Abbey, Weissenkirchen

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of bus ride 1 hr 30 mins

Duration of walk 2 hrs

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

After a brief motorcoach ride from the ship, enjoy a walking tour through Dürnstein’s medieval cobblestone streets, 16th-century town houses, wine taverns and the blue facade of the Baroque Abbey Church. Next, you will visit the Melk Abbey, the magnificent Benedictine Abbey. Your tour includes the famous library with countless medieval manuscripts. The library served as the inspiration for Umberto Eco’s classic novel “The Name of the Rose” as well as fresco paintings by Johann Michel Rottmayr and Paul Troger. It is also noted for its famed collection of musical manuscripts. After your tour, you will return to the ship docked in Ybbs.

What you will see

Kuenringer Castle, Abbey Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site – “Wachau Cultural Landscape”

What you will visit Melk’s Benedictine Abbey


June 28, Dürnstein Walking Tour, Wine Tasting and Apricots and Sweets Tasting

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 2 (higher if you had too much wine)

Duration of walk 1 hr 15 mins

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

Situated in the heart of the magnificent Wachau Valley, on the banks of the mighty Danube, the charming town of Dürnstein offers a unique combination of breath-taking scenery, traditional architecture, and places of historic interest. Your walking tour through the medieval cobble-stoned streets reveals 16th century town houses and wine taverns. Marvel at the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, Dürnstein’s famed church cloister tower, considered the most beautiful of its kind in all of Austria. High above town, you’ll spot the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart, King of England, was imprisoned in 1192. Finish your tour with a wine tasting hosted by a local vintner. After, you could choose to enjoy some free time or join the Apricots and Sweets tasting.

What you will see

Kuenringer Castle, Abbey Church, Dürnstein Fortress, UNESCO World Heritage Site – “Wachau Cultural Landscape”


June 28, Dürnstein Fortress Hike

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of bus ride 1 hr 15 mins

Duration of walk 2 hrs 15 mins

Distance 3 km / 2 miles

Day: Morning (AM)Overview

As an alternative to the walking tour of Dürnstein, the more active guest may choose to venture high above the town for a visit to the majestic ruins of Kuenringer Castle, or “Dürnstein” (‘dry stone’) castle from which Dürnstein derives its name.

What you will see

Kuenringer Castle, Abbey Church, UNESCO World Heritage Site – “Wachau Cultural Landscape”

Please note

Please Note: This hike is capacity controlled with a limited maximum participation. Please be sure to sign up early to secure your spot on this tour. Once all slots have been filled, we are unable to guarantee that any additional accommodations can be made. We thank you in advance for your understanding. This hike is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions, which may affect guest safety


June 28, Weissenkirchen to Melk Bike Tour

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty= 4

Duration of bike ride3 hrs 30 mins

Distance 24 km / 15 miles

Day Morning: (AM)

Overview

Experience the majestic UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley, dotted with vineyards, fruit trees, castles, charming villages and unforgettable scenery, on a guided bike tour from Weissenkirchen to Melk. The Wachau Valley is one of the most beautiful and famous regions in Austria. Visitors from all over the world come here to enjoy the picturesque landscape, the cultural heritage and the superb wines that grow in this region. On arrival in Melk, you will transfer via motorcoach to the ship located in Ybbs.

What you will see

UNESCO World Heritage Site – “Wachau Cultural Landscape”

Please note

Please Note: This bike tour is capacity controlled due to the number of bicycles available onboard the ship. In order to allow all of our guests the opportunity to participate in a bike tour, we have limited pre-cruise sign-ups to 2 bike tours per guest. If you are unable to sign-up for all of the bike tours which you would like to participate in, please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard, as additional space may be available. This tour is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety


June 28, Exclusive Castle Greinburg Visit

Duration (Hrs) 1 hr 45 mins

Level of difficulty= 3

Duration of walk 30 mins

Day Afternoon (PM)

Overview

Enjoy an evening walk through the quaint Austrian town of Grein. On your tour, you will visit the historic Castle Greinburg, Austria’s oldest residential castle which overlooks the Danube River. Meander through the beautifully decorated “Rooms of the Ducal Family,” which house numerous priceless works of art collected over the centuries by the many rulers who called this castle their home. You will also have the opportunity to see the mysterious “Sala Terrena,” a theater within the castle, decorated floor to ceiling with a pebble mosaic dating back to 1625.

What you will visit

Castle Greinburg


June 29, Linz, Full-Day Salzburg Excursion

Duration (Hrs) 8 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 2-3

Duration of bus ride 4 hrs

Duration of walk 2 hrs 15 mins

Day Full Day (FULL)

Overview

Your full day excursion begins this morning with a drive from Linz towards Salzburg, an utterly charming Austrian town, stopping first in the scenic lakeside town of Mondsee, famous as the site of the wedding church from "The Sound of Music." Once in Salzburg, begin the walking tour in the historic center, famous for its religious history, Baroque architecture and as the birthplace of Mozart. Highlights of the tour include the beautifully landscaped Mirabell Gardens, the Getreidegasse with its many decorative wrought iron guild signs, Residenz Square and the Old Market. Enjoy free time on your own to explore Salzburg Cathedral, where Mozart once served as court organist and composed numerous works of sacred music, or venture upwards to the never conquered Hohensalzburg Fortress looming on the bluffs above, for a taste of medieval history and architecture, complete with expansive views of the breathtaking scenery surrounding the city. As you will be away from the ship for a full day with this option, lunch will not be provided, but you will have ample free time to enjoy one of Salzburg’s many fine restaurants.

What you will see

Hohensalzburg Fortress, Cathedral, Mozart’s Birthplace

What you will visit

Mondsee, Getreidegasse, Mirabell Gardens, Residenz Square with Fountain, Linz Main Square


June 29, Ceský Krumlov Excursion & Linz Walking Tour

Duration (Hrs) 8 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 2-3

Duration of bus ride 3 hrs

Duration of walk 3 hrs 15 mins

Day Full Day (FULL) 

Overview

Visit this charming mountain town located just over the Czech-Austrian border. Best known for the art and architecture of its historic Old Town, Ceský Krumlov also boasts Bohemia’s second largest castle. During the Communist era of Czechoslovakia, Krumlov fell into disrepair, but since the peaceful revolution of 1989 much of the town's former beauty has been restored. It is now a major holiday destination popular with Germans and Austrians, as well as visitors from abroad. You will tour the castles courtyard and magnificent Rococo gardens before walking through the city’s charming old town area. Afterwards, you'll have the option of taking a walking tour of Linz. The city of Linz perfectly combines modern architecture with historical buildings and sights. When strolling through Linz, one can literally sense its history. Your walking tour takes you through the old city center, the old market, and past the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days. As you will be away from the ship for a full day with this option, lunch will not be provided, but you will have ample time to enjoy one of Ceský Krumlov's fine restaurants.

What you will see

Church of St. Vitus, Castle Gardens, Landstrasse, the Old Market, Mozart House, Landes Theater, the Trinity Column, City Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral

What you will visit

UNESCO World Heritage Site “Historic Center of Ceský Krumlov.” Main Square of Linz

Please note

Passports are required for border crossing.


June 29, "UNESCO City of Media Arts" Walking Tour, Linz

Duration (Hrs) 1 hr 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of walk 1 hr 30 mins

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

Linz is a city of industry, culture and nature, and an international, contemporary Creative City – surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. The city’s designation as a UNESCO City of Media Arts shows that Linz is one of the world’s most future-orientated locations. It is home to many notable cultural institutions, such as the Lentos Museum of Modern Art, and annual festivals like the Pflasterspektakel, an international street art festival held every year. The city of Linz perfectly combines modern architecture with historical buildings and sights. When strolling through Linz, one can literally sense its history. Your walking tour takes you through the old city center, the old market, and past the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days.

What you will see

Landstrasse, the Old Market, Mozart House, Landes Theater, the Trinity Column, City Hall, St. Mary’s Cathedral

What you will visit

Main Square


June 29 "Cultural Mile" Bike Tour, Linz

Duration (Hrs) 1 hr 30 mins

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of bike ride 1 hr 30 mins

Distance 9 km / 6 miles

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

As an alternative to the walking tour, this guided bike tour of Linz will take you past the ultra-modern Ars Electronica Center and along the city’s famed "Culture Mile," which plays host to the annual Linz Ars Electronica Festival. From futuristic to historical, you will carry on along the Danube River, offering grand views of Linzer Schloss Castle. Cross over the river into the heart of Linz and cycle by Landesgalerie (The National Gallery) and OK Centrum (Museum of Contemporary Art) towards Linz’ New Cathedral. After an inside visit to this beautiful Gothic Revival Cathedral, continue through the Old City Center, home to Mozarthaus, Rathaus and the State Government on your way back to the ship. With sites steeped in history, art, technology and culture, you will experience a city with feet firmly planted in its rich past, and arms wide open to a vibrant future.

What you will see

Ars Electronica Center, Danube River, Old City Center, Landesgalerie (The National Gallery), OK Centrum (Museum of Contemporary Art), Linzer Schloss Castle, The New Cathedral

Please note

Please Note: This bike tour is capacity controlled due to the number of bicycles available onboard the ship. In order to allow all of our guests the opportunity to participate in a bike tour, we have limited pre-cruise sign-ups to 2 bike tours per guest. If you are unable to sign-up for all of the bike tours which you would like to participate in, please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard, as additional space may be available. This tour is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


June 30, "City of Three Rivers" Walking Tour

Duration (Hrs) 2 hrs

Level of difficulty 3

Duration of walk 2 hrs

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

Passau is known as the Dreiflussestadt or "City of Three Rivers," because the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers all converge here. The town has many notable Baroque buildings and cobblestone streets, especially in the Old Town area. You will see the city fortifications and St. Stephan’s Cathedral, home to one of the largest pipe organs in the world (with 17,774 pipes and 233 registers).

What you will see

Town Hall, Domplatz, Residenzplatz, St. Stephan’s Cathedral


June 30, Passau Castle Hike

Duration (Hrs) 2 hrs 15 mins

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of walk 2 hrs 15 mins

Distance 4 km / 2 miles

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

As an alternative to the walking tour of Passau, the more active guest may choose instead to venture high into the hills for a visit to “Veste Oberhaus,” Passau’s Castle Hill, which is enthroned 1,253 feet above the Danube and offers magnificent views across the old town of Passau.

What you will see

Town Hall, St. Stephan’s Cathedral, Pilgrimage Church, Magnificent Views Over Old Town Passau

What you will visit: Veste OberhausPlease note

Please Note: This hike is capacity controlled and is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.This is a strenuous climb. Firm hiking shoes are required.


June 30, River Inn Bike Tour

Duration (Hrs) 2 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of bike ride 2 hrs 30 mins

Distance 23 km / 14 miles

Day: Morning (AM)

Overview

Experience this charming area on a guided bike tour along the Inn River to Wernstein. Crossing the old town of Passau, riding next to the river Inn along its scenic shores which are lined with wooden hills. After taking some photos, arrive in Wernstein for a quick rest. Biking along the other side of the River Inn now allows for a different point of view for the ride back to the ship in Passau. Cycling into Passau rewards you with a beautiful silhouette of the old town.

What you will see

Passau's City theater, St. Michael's Church, Neue Bischofliche Residenz (New Episcopal Residence), Ingling, Wernstein

Please note

Please Note: This bike tour is capacity controlled due to the number of bicycles available onboard the ship. In order to allow all of our guests the opportunity to participate in a bike tour, we have limited pre-cruise sign-ups to 2 bike tours per guest. If you are unable to sign-up for all of the bike tours which you would like to participate in, please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard, as additional space may be available. This tour is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions which may affect guest safety.


June 30, Exclusive Oktoberfest Celebration

Duration (Hrs) 1 hr

Level of difficulty 1 (5 after you have a ton of beer. Might have to swim to ship)

Day: Evening (EVE)

Overview

Experience the hospitality of Vilshofen, a charming Bavarian town. You will be welcomed by representatives from the city and treated to a performance of Bavarian folk music and dancing. This mini “Oktoberfest” celebration is held exclusively for AmaWaterways' guests and includes complimentary Bavarian beer.


July 1, "Golden City of a Hundred Spires” Prague Tour

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs

Level of difficulty 3

Duration of bus ride 45 mins

Duration of walk 3 hrs 30 mins

Day: Morning (AM)

Overview

Your tour reveals all the fairytale beauty of “The City of a Hundred Spires,” starting with Prague Castle, the world’s largest ancient castle. The castle grounds are dominated by the monumental St. Vitus Cathedral—which took 600 years to complete. Guided around the castle grounds, you’ll see numerous gardens, residences and even a vineyard. From the castle, walk along the 14th-century pedestrian-only Charles Bridge to the historic old city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Old Town Square dates back to the 12th century and is silhouetted by the fabled Týn Cathedral with its iconic Gothic twin towers that can be seen from all over Prague. Dominating the square is the Gothic Old Town Hall, home to the world-famous medieval astronomical clock, the third-oldest in the world. Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic. Enjoy a traditional Czech beer and discover why some regard it as the very best beer in the world.

What you will see

Church of Tyn, Astronomical Clock, Old Market Square

What you will visit

Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, UNESCO World Heritage Site, “Historic Prague City Center”, Old Market Square


July 2, Prague Castle Hike

Duration (Hrs) 4 hrs

Level of difficulty 5

Duration of walk 4 hrs

Distance 8 km / 5 miles

Day Morning (AM)

Overview

As an alternative to the walking tour of Prague, the more active guest may choose instead to venture high into the hills for a visit to Prague’s Castle to overlook the beautiful city. Begin your hike through the historical Old Town with its charming narrow streets as you approach the castle hill. After visiting the Prague Castle grounds, descend through the beautiful Baroque Lesser Quarter, Malá Strana, and return to your hotel.

What you will see

Old Town Square, Town Hall, Astronomical Clock

What you will visit

Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, UNESCO World Heritage Site

Please note

Please Note:Please see your Cruise Manager for more information. This is a strenuous climb. Firm hiking shoes are required. This tour is subject to change/cancellation pending weather conditions, which may affect guest safety.


July 2, Czech Beer Tasting

Duration (Hrs)] 2 hrs

Duration of walk 30 mins

Duration of tasting 1 hr 30 mins

Day Afternoon (PM)

Overview

Beer has a long and illustrious history in the Czech Republic, so join a tasting and discover some of the very best beer in the world.


July 2, Optional Tour: Folklore Dinner

Duration (Hrs) 3 hrs 30 mins

Level of difficulty 1

Duration of bus ride 1 hr

Day: Evening (EVE)

Overview

This unforgettable evening will get you in touch with the Czech soul. Savor hearty Czech specialties, regional wine and beer as you learn about traditional Czech music and dance during an interactive folklore show.

What you will see: Folklore Dinner showWhat you will visit

U Marcanu Restaurant or Eureka Restaurant

Please note

Please Note: There is an additional cost for this optional tour. By selecting this tour, you agree to pay € [@SellPrice] Euros to your stateroom account once onboard. You may remove this optional tour up until 3 days prior to the date of activity in order to avoid cancellation penalties. A minimum number of participants is required in order to operate optional tours. Please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard for additional information.


July 3, Prague Optional Tour: Terezin

Duration (Hrs) 5 hrs

Level of difficulty 2-3

Duration of bus ride 2 hrs

Duration of walk 2 hrs

Day: Morning (AM)

Overview

Originally built as a Habsburg fortress in 1780 by Joseph II, Theresienstadt, or Terezín, became a concentration camp in 1940 after the Nazi occupation of Czech lands in the previous year. The Gestapo used Terezín as a concentration camp for Jews from Czechoslovakia, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, and Denmark until it was liberated by the Soviet Army in 1945. During the war, German propaganda convinced international organizations that the camp was simply a “beautification project.” A visit to Terezin is sure to be a profoundly moving experience.

What you will see

Nazi concentration camp

What you will visit

Fortress, Museum

Please note

Please Note: There is an additional cost for this optional tour. By selecting this tour, you agree to pay € [@SellPrice] Euros to your stateroom account once onboard. You may remove this optional tour up until 3 days prior to the date of activity in order to avoid cancellation penalties. A minimum number of participants is required in order to operate optional tours. Please speak to your Cruise Manager once onboard for additional information


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