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A Danube River Cruise: Munich, Nuremberg and Vienna

Vienna, Munich 11 nights from £2,848 per person

Departure dates: 13 July and 10 August (Nuremberg to Vienna)

 

Of all the rivers of Europe, the Danube is the most majestic, and undoubtedly one of the most culturally significant, gliding for almost 3,000km from its source in Germany, through ten countries and four capital cities, before flowing into the Black Sea. This holiday combines a stay in the Bavarian capital Munich with a river cruise on board AmaSonata – gliding through the heart of Central Europe from mediaeval Nuremberg to the Imperial grandeur of Vienna.

An eleven night holiday including flights, transfers, a seven night river cruise on board AmaSonata from Nuremberg to Vienna, and two nights’ each in Munich and Vienna.

Prices on request - please call 020 7593 2283.

What's included

...when you travel with Kirker

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • A seven night river cruise on board AmaSonata from Nuremburg to Vienna
  • 2 nights' accommodation at the 4 star hotel Torbrau including breakfast
  • 2 nights' accommodation at the 4 star hotel Kaiserhof including breakfast
  • The services of the Kirker Concierge
  • Kirker's Guide Notes to restaurants, museum and sightseeing

The Kirker Difference

Arranged by us exclusively for our customers...

Vienna Masterticket

For all of our clients travelling to Vienna, we are delighted to include a Masterticket which gives you entrance to the Leopold Museum and the Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts). The Kunsthistorisches was built by Emperor Franz Joseph to house the vast Habsburg collections – amongst its many highlights is one of the foremost collections of Old Masters.

In contrast, the Leopold Museum is the home of Austrian modern art and includes works by the founder of the Vienna Secession movement, Gustav Klimt. The Kunstkammer at the Kunsthistorisches Museum is highly recommended; it reopened in 2013 after a 10 year restoration and is one of the world’s most important chambers of art.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 - Fly to Munich

    Fly to Munich from your local airport, and meet your private Kirker transfer which will whisk you to the charming 4* Hotel Torbrau, in the heart of the city.
  • Day 2 - Munich

    Today is at your disposal to explore Munich independently – please speak to the Kirker Concierge for help with booking a local expert guide, tickets for an opera or concert, or entrance to one of the city’s fine art galleries such as the Alte Pinakothek, which houses a collection of works by Albrecht Durer.
  • Day 3 - High-speed rail to Nuremberg

    Your Kirker driver will pick you up this morning for the short journey to Munich’s central station, from where you will board a high speed train for the journey of just over an hour to Nuremberg, where you embark your ship in the afternoon. Dinner is included this evening on board AmaSonata.
  • Day 4 - Nuremberg and the Main-Danube Canal

    The first day of the journey will be spent in Nuremberg itself, famous for its ancient castle, delicious gingerbread and traditional toy manufacturing. The city was later home to Hitler’s vast parade ground and infamous Zeppelin Field, as well as the subsequent War Crimes Trials. You have two choices of excursions: one focusing on the medieval highlights and the second focusing on WWII, including the Nuremberg Trials Memorial. Leaving the city in the afternoon, you will pass along the impressive Main-Danube Canal.
  • Day 5 - Regensburg

    Today you will arrive in another of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, Regensburg. Disembarking in the centre of town you will be able to explore at leisure or join a walking tour with an expert guide, to take in the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. The more energetic may enjoy a bicycle tour to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple built to honour the memory of important German figures.
  • Day 6 - Passau

    The City of Three Rivers, Passau is an elegant Baroque city built on the German border with Austria at the confluence of the Danube with the rivers Inn and Ilz. For those who choose to join an excursion there will be a walking tour which focuses on the Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a guided bicycle tour along the Danube, or a gentle hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views.
  • Day 7 - Excursions from Linz

    Mooring in the Austrian city of Linz, today you will be able to either explore this little-visited city itself, including the Mozart House where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days, or alternatively join a full-day excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace. En route to Salzburg there will be an opportunity to stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music”. There will also be a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. For those who prefer, it is also possible to visit the picturesque Czech town of Český Krumlov instead.
  • Day 8 - Melk, Dürnstein & Krems

    Entering the most scenic section of the Danube, today you will pass through Melk, where you can visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most revered monasteries. You will then cruise through the wine-producing Wachau Valley to Dürnstein, a picturesque town of cobblestone streets with its bright blue Baroque Stiftskirche, before enjoying a local wine tasting. Later in the afternoon you will continue to Krems, where you can choose between wine tasting or a walking tour.
  • Day 9 - Arrive in Vienna

    Arriving in Vienna today, there will be three different excursions available. Join a panoramic city tour that takes you by the majestic State Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors, followed by a tour of the historic old town and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. For those who prefer to indulge, there will be a visit to one of the famous Viennese cafés for Sacher torte and sekt, whilst the more energetic can enjoy a bicycle tour through the Donaupark.
  • Day 10 - Disembark and transfer to hotel

    Disembarking this morning, your Kirker driver will whisk you to the 4* Hotel Kaiserhof, in the centre of the city and walking distance from the famous Ringstrasse. The Kirker Concierge is at your disposal to arrange tickets for a concert performance at one of the city’s vast array of venues, including the famous Musikverein – or perhaps a visit to the Spanish Riding School.
  • Day 11 - Day at leisure in Vienna

    Today is at leisure, and we suggest that you take the opportunity to visit Vienna’s magnificent Museum Quarter. The Kirker Masterticket provides entrance to Vienna’s vast Kunsthistorisches Museum, which this summer will be marking the centenary of the death of Gustav Klimt with a major installation which includes a platform above the main staircase enabling visitors to enjoy a close-up view of the 13 Klimt paintings in between the arches. You will also have entrance to the Leopold Museum, home to the finest Austrian art including some of the masters of the Viennese Secession.
  • Day 12 - Return flight

    Your Kirker transfer will collect you from your hotel today for the flight home.

Prices

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11 nights from £2,848 per person.

Included Hotels

Hotel

Kaiserhof
Superior
Vienna, Austria, Europe

A hotel of excellent quality, located in a small side street just outside the south-western corner of the Ringstrasse, some ten minutes' walk from the Opera House and the heart of the historic city centre.

Hotel

Torbrau
Munich, Germany, Europe

A hotel since 1450, the privately-owned Torbrau is the oldest in Munich, has a great location just two minutes' walk from Marienplatz and has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.

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