Tour Prague on New Extension to Riviera River Cruises’ Blue Danube Itinerary
Cruise the Danube River then continue on to tour Prague, the captivating capital of the Czech Republic, with a new extension from Riviera River Cruises that is available on select departure dates in 2022.
The Blue Danube River Cruise with Prague Extension cruises one of Europe’s most cultured rivers to Budapest, Hungary, Bratislava, Slovakia, and Vienna, Austria, before crossing the stunning countryside to Prague, “The City of a Hundred Spires.”
The 11-day trip includes seven nights of cruise accommodations with all meals, three nights of hotel accommodations with breakfast, and 10 guided tours and visits, starting at $3,158 per person based on double occupancy.
“This itinerary combines one our most popular river cruises with an extension to one of the world’s most enchanting and beautiful capitals,” said Marilyn Conroy, Riviera River Cruises’ Executive Vice President Sales and Marketing North America. “The Danube cruise is a splendid way to explore medieval cities, admire baroque architecture and immerse yourself in the surroundings that inspired the music of Strauss and Mozart, while Prague is bursting at its seams with magnificent palaces, cathedrals, churches and bridges. At Riviera, special touches like our new Prague extension make our trips even more memorable – we hope travel advisors and their clients will think of us first when booking a European river cruise.”
The seven-night Blue Danube River Cruise begins in Budapest and travels west to Linz, Austria, and back.
On guided tours, take in classical Vienna, home to Strauss, St. Stephen’s Cathedral with its multicolored roof and the colossal former royal court of Hofburg, the baroque old town of Linz or the stone fortress of Hohensalzburg and sights associated with Mozart in Salzburg, the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in Dürnstein, Budapest’s Castle Hill and neo-Gothic Parliament Building, and the imposing 17th century castle in Bratislava. Also visit Esztergom’s neoclassical basilica and the resplendent Melk Abbey.
After the cruise, the new three-night extension visits picture-perfect Prague in the Czech Republic.
During a stop in Brno along the way, see the impressive Cathedral of Saints Peter and Paul with its lofty spires set high on a hill, the bright red roofs and freshly painted stonework of medieval Špilberk Castle, or the Old Town Hall that dates to 1240.
In Prague, guided tours take in the perfectly preserved 14th century stone arches of the Charles Bridge, the Gothic Tyn Church, the immense Powder Tower, and the spectacular castle and cathedral complex of Hradčany. The UNESCO-listed site includes such remarkable buildings as Prague Castle, which dates to 880 and is said to be the largest ancient castle in the world, the Spanish Hall and its amazing art, Golden Lane’s quaint timber-framed cottages, and St. George’s Basilica with its striking façade, majestic spires and brilliant stained glass.
Also visit the local Lodi Brewery, the only boat brewery in Europe, and sample its beer, and take advantage of time to explore independently.