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  • Departure Date: September 11, 2017

    The Legendary Blue Danube River CruiseThe Czech Republic Germany Austria Slovakia Hungary

    11 DAYS 23 MEALS

    Seven nights accommodations aboard the MSEmerald Sun

    Including 2 Nights in Prague 2FOR1AIRFARE

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  • DAY ONE Depart the USA Today youll depart the USA on your overnight flight to Prague,Czech Republic, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.

    DAY TWO Prague, Czech RepublicUpon arrival, transfer to your hotel in this city that offers a cul-tural and historic past. The day is at leisure for you to begin ex-ploring your new surroundings. This evening, join yourMayflower Cruise Directors and traveling companions for an in-cluded dinner. (Dinner)

    DAY THREE City Tour of PragueAfter breakfast, an included tour highlights the famous sites ofthe city. Old Town Square is home to pastel-colored buildings,the Church of Our Lady of Tyn, the Town Hall and famous As-tronomical Clock. Another focal point of this charming city isthe 9th-century Prague Castle. Well see Wenceslas Square, OldTown Square and the medieval Charles Bridge adorned withstatues that each tell a story of Pragues colorful past. Duringfree time this afternoon, discover the city on our own or join theoptional excursion of the Jewish Quarter. (Breakfast)

    DAY FOUR Nuremberg, Germany After breakfast, depart Prague by motorcoach for Nuremberg.After a brief city tour of Nuremberg, board Mayflower Tours ex-clusively chartered river ship MS Emerald Sun, home for thenext seven nights. (Breakfast) (Dinner and evening snack onboard)

    DAY FIVE Regensburg, one of Germanys best-preserved medieval cities After a leisurely morning sailing on the Danube River, we arrivein Regensburg. Following lunch onboard, explore Regensburgon a guided walking tour. During a stroll through the historiccenter, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, we experience its beautyand history firsthand. This evening the ship departs for Passauas we enjoy a welcome reception and dinner onboard.(Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard)

    The Mayflower Way4 23 Meals (8 dinners, 6 lunches, and 9 breakfasts)4 Airport transfers on tour dates when air is provided by Mayflower Tours4 International Cruise Director and Mayflower Tours expert staff onboard, plus local English-speaking guides for shore excursions4 Before cruising we begin in Prague, Czech Republic, with a two- night hotel stay and touring4 Experience the Danube River aboard the exclusively chartered MS Emerald Sun river ship on a seven-night cruise4 Once onboard, unpack just once in your tastefully furnished river view stateroom with a window for panoramic viewing4 Visit five countries the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungarywhile cruising the best of the Danube River including the beautiful Wachau Valley4 Included shore excursions escorted by local, English-speaking guides in Regensburg, Passau, Drnstein, Vienna, Bratislava and Budapest4 All meals included onboard featuring local and international specialties served at one leisurely seating4 All onboard lunches and dinners are four courses and served with complimentary regional wines, beer and soft drinks4 Afternoon tea and late evening snack served daily in the lounge4 Complimentary WiFi onboard4 Spacious public areas with large picture windows in the lounge, bar and dining room. Indoor heated swimming pool and a mini theatre for movies4 Evening events and Insights onboard4 Enhanced touring experience with the use of individual audio headsets4 Walk-out balcony featured in the suites on the Horizon Deck4 Inside balcony with drop down window featured in the staterooms on the Horizon and Vista Decks4 $55 in Mayflower Money

    Local Insights4 Insightful presentation on the history of the Danube River4 Included visit to Schnbrunn Palace in Vienna4 Culinary demonstration by the ship's chef4 Musical concert performed onboard by local artists in Bratislava

    Historic towers abound in Pragues Old Town Square

    The Legendary Blue Danube River Cruise

    Beautiful gardens adorn the grounds of Schnbrunn Palace

  • DAY SIX Passau, Germany and Salzburg, AustriaThis morning we arrive in Passau, one of Germanys oldestcities, situated at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and DanubeRivers. Enjoy an included guided walking tour through thisbeautiful and fascinating fairytale town that has a history datingback more than 2,000 years. This afternoon enjoy an optionalexcursion to Salzburg, Austria. Travel by motorcoach from Pas-sau to Mozarts Salzburg where a guide will show us sights fromThe Sound of Music and walk us along the famous GetreidegasseLane past Mozarts birthplace. After the tour, drive fromSalzburg to Linz, Austria to re-board our ship. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard)

    DAY SEVEN Melk and Drnstein, Austria After breakfast, join an optional excursion in Melk to visit theglorious and magnificent 900-year-old Benedictine Abbey, a UN-ESCO World Heritage Site, which boasts a breathtakingly opu-lent Baroque interior. See the Marble Hall and Library with itsthousands of identically bound books and also its terraced gar-dens. Enjoy the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley aswe cruise along the Danube River before arriving in Drnstein The Pearl of the Wachau. Join our local guide for a strollthrough this pretty, medieval town set in Austrias spectacularvine-terraced Wachau Valley. With its cobblestone streets andold burgher houses, it is dominated by the magnificent baroqueStiftskirche with its lovely blue faade. The ruins of Kuenringer-burg Castle, which served as a prison to Englands Richard theLionheart in 1193, can be seen on the hilltop. (Breakfast, lunch,dinner and evening snack onboard)

    DAY EIGHT Vienna, AustriaDiscover all Vienna has to offer with an included orientationtour. For over 600 years, the magnificent baroque capital city ofVienna was the seat of the mighty Hapsburg Emperors, a her-itage that has bestowed it with many dazzling palaces and mon-uments: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna OperaHouse and the majestic Ringstrasse. The capital is also knownas the "City of Music" for having once been the home of com-posers such as Beethoven, Schubert, Mozart and Johann Strauss.On the included excursion, see some of the famous sights of

    this impressive city and visit Shnbrunn Palace, with its magnif-icent interiors and landscape gardens. Enjoy leisure time in thecity center this afternoon. This evening, join an optional excur-sion for a musical concert in one of the famous music venues ofthe city. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard)

    DAY NINE Bratislava, SlovakiaThe day starts with an included panoramic city tour ofBratislava, the capital of Slovakia and the former capital of Hun-gary. All Aboard the exclusively chartered Bratislava City Trainfor a unique touring experience. As the train winds its waythrough the streets up to Bratislava Castle, the guide will pointout the beautiful buildings and historic sites along the way. Seethe Slovak Philharmonic Hall, the National Theatre, the Arch-bishops Summer Residence and the Blumental Church. Arriv-ing at Vienna Gate, its a short stroll to a panoramic overview ofthe city from atop Castle Hill. During a leisurely paced walkingtour through the historical center, see the Archbishop Palace, St.Martins Cathedral and the Main Square with its Old Town Hall,the Roland Fountain and the Opera House. Enjoy leisure timethis afternoon in this remarkable town. This evening, enjoy amusical performance onboard by local artists. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard)

    DAY TEN Budapest, HungaryAfter breakfast enjoy an included city tour of Budapest. Thecity straddles both banks of the Danube linked by sevenbridges, including the famous Chain and Elizabeth Bridges.The tour presents us with a fantastic opportunity to become ac-quainted with Hungarys beautiful capital. Enjoy a photo stop atGellert Hill, see historic Buda Castle, 500-year-old MatthiasChurch, Heroes Square, St. Stephens Basilica, the distinctiveFishermans Bastion and the marvelous Royal Palace. Enjoy freetime in the afternoon to explore and shop for porcelain or otherlocal specialties before the farewell reception and gala dinneronboard. (Breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening snack onboard)

    DAY ELEVEN Budapest / USABid a fond farewell to Europe and return home with memoriesof life enriching experiences from our cruise along the DanubeRiver. (Breakfast)

    Itinerary is subject to change.

    GERMANY

    Danube

    AUSTRIA

    SLOVAKIA

    HUNGARY

    SalzburgMelk

    Linz Drnstein

    Vienna

    Bratislava

    Budapest

    CZECH REPUBLIC

    ITALY

    Prague2

    Nuremberg

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    Passau

    Regensburg

    See the Bratislava Castle in Slovakia

    Overnight

    Cruise Overnights

    Start City

    End City

    Visit

    Tour Route

    Cruise Route

    Optional Tour

  • Travelers Protection Plan (TPP) for River Cruises $429 per person (optional)This nonrefundable fee will provide a refund to you during the instance that you have to cancelyour trip. The cancellation has to be for a covered reason (see Plan for details on coverage) andwe have to be notified at least one day prior to departure. If you must leave the tour early dueto personal illness, illness or death of a member of your immediate family, TPP will provide a re-fund for any unused services after the departure of the tour. Other benefits include medical ex-penses for illness and injury, emergency transportation, 24 hour hot line and lost or stolenbaggage assistance. Return air transportation is included ONLY if