15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights

Including return Emirates flights, all accommodation including 7 nights' on-board the Monarch Princess or Monarch Countess ship, on-shore excursions, delicious daily breakfast, local guides, and more.

Book this package before 31 March to be gifted a Luxury Travel Pack, valued at $645.

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  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
  • 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise with Emirates flights
 

Highlights

 

Discover the beauty and charm of one of Europe’s most prolific riverscapes from aboard a luxury ship on a 15 day Budapest to Prague river cruise.

Touch down in Budapest to spend two nights in this grand city. Not only will you explore both sides of the Hungarian capital – one named Buda and one named Pest – but you will also travel into the northeast of the country on a day trip to Holloko. Find your sea (or river) legs as you step aboard your floating home-away-from-home; a stately ship equipped with all of the bells and whistles needed for a once-in-a-lifetime cruise experience. The first port after your departure from Budapest is Bratislava, the young capital of Slovakia. Admire Bratislava’s must-sees on a guided city tour and then voyage to Vienna, the marvellous capital of Austria whose streets are sprinkled with grand imperial architecture and monuments. Another city tour awaits in Vienna and includes travelling along Ringstrasse. Other ports included in the Austrian section of the itinerary are Durnstein, to see Melk’s striking Benedictine Abbey, and then Linz, the birthplace of the eponymous torte.

Cross the watery border into Germany, docking in Passau and then Regensburg. The cruise takes a fork away from the Danube and begins the journey on the Vltava to Prague, one of the most perennially popular destinations for visitors to Europe. Disembark from the cruise ship and look forward to spending three full nights discovering the capital of the Czech Republic. As well as making the most of ample free time in the city, your time in Prague includes a comprehensive walking tour – seeing Hradcany Castle, the Jewish Quarter and the famous Astronomical Clock along the way.

 
 

Day 1: Australia  – airplane-takeoff – Budapest

Depart on your international flight to Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

Day 2: Budapest

Welcome to Budapest! Make your own way to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure. You may choose to immediately begin exploring the city, or you can opt to remain at the hotel and unwind after the flight. Meet up with your Tour Manager this evening for a briefing and welcome drink.

Day 3: Budapest (B) coach_icon

A city tour is the perfect way to begin to learn about Budapest’s rich history and culture. You begin on the Pest side of the river and will see Parliament, City Park and Heroes Square. Move across the river to Buda to tick off sights including the Royal Palace, Matthias Church and the city’s famed cobblestone streets.

Optional: Dinner and Show
Travel out to the fringe of Budapest, to a gorgeous forest setting, to enjoy a traditional Hungarian dinner and a culture performance. Watch on as dancers perform traditional folk music to live gypsy music. Tour duration is approximately 3 hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 4: Budapest (B, D) coach_icon

Head out to Holloko, a regional village in Cserhát whose name translates to “raven-stone” and enjoy a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will gain insight into the life of the Palóc people and local craftsmen. There is some free time in the village that can be used to enjoy an authentic lunch, before the group travels back to Budapest. This afternoon, a transfer takes you to the port for the cruise. Once embarkation formalities are taken care of, there is a Welcome Dinner served aboard.

Day 5: Budapest – Bratislava – Vienna (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

The cruise sets sail for Bratislava and this journey will be your first taste of the spectacular scenery to expect from your days exploring the Danube landscape. You arrive in the capital of Slovakia in the late afternoon. Bratislava is one of the youngest capital cities in Europe although its history stretches back more than 2000 years. Set out on a city tour that covers the historic town centre, St. Martin’s Cathedral, and the 13th-century Old Town Hall. Keep exploring Bratislava with some free time before returning to the boat for dinner. The ship sails for Vienna tonight.

Day 6: Vienna (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

Vienna is a city synonymous with Imperial elegance and opulent architecture. Admire Vienna’s beautiful landscape on a city tour that sees you drive along Ringstrasse, the main palace- and park-lined boulevard. Pass Hofburg Palace, the State Opera house, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Parliament building. You have this afternoon and evening as free time.

Optional: Schonbrunn Palace Tour
Visit the magnificent Schonbrunn Palace on an afternoon excursion. This palace was the former summer residence of the Hapsburg emperors and is home to resplendent Baroque apartments and immaculate gardens. Tour duration is approximately 3 hours. Additional cost applies.

Optional: Classical Viennese Concert
Vienna is known as the ‘City of Music’ and tonight’s optional activity is a concert of works from Mozart and Strauss, two of Vienna’s most famous musicians. The masterpieces are accompanied by a professional dance performance, which brings to life the Golden Age of 19th-century Viennese ballrooms. Tour duration is approximately 2-and-a-half hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 7: Vienna – Durnstein – Linz (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

Travel to Durnstein this morning. Durnstein is an incredibly photogenic village located in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Use your free time in Durnstein to roam its medieval streets and admire the 16th-century town houses and wine taverns. The ship departs in the late morning to continue its travels through the Wachau Valley, arriving in Melk for a guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey. Your tour of the Abbey includes seeing the library, Abbot’s chambers and Kaiser’s walk. The cruise sets out for Linz this evening as you dine aboard.

Day 8: Linz – Passau (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

Arrive into Linz this morning. You have the day to explore the city at your leisure. Use this as your opportunity to see St. Mary’s Cathedral and Linz Castle, or sit down at a local café with a slice of Linzer torte and a cup of coffee.

Optional: Full-Day Tour of Cesky Krumlov
Cross into the Czech Republic, bound for the picturesque town of Cesky Krumlov. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a maze of alleyways and shops and is a popular destination for visitors who come to see the castle and chateau. The tour includes a guided walk through town. A hearty lunch is enjoyed at a local tavern. Tour duration is approximately 10 hours. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended. Additional cost applies.

Day 9: Passau – Regensburg (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

The cruise reaches Passau and passengers can spend the whole day to explore as they wish. Passau is a 2500-year-old German city located on the Austrian border and boasts a mix of Roman, Italian Baroque and Gothic influences. The ship sets sail for Regensburg in the evening.

Optional: Full-Day Tour of Salzburg
Travel to Salzburg, the birthplace of Mozart and the setting of the beloved ‘Sound of Music’ story. A walking tour around the city includes seeing Mirabell Gardens, Mozart’s former home, Salzburg Cathedral and St. Peter’s Cemetery. Lunch is enjoyed at a local restaurant and is followed by some leisure time. Tour duration is approximately 9 hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 10: Regensburg (B, L, D)  cruise-icon

Arrive in Regensburg today. This German city is one of the best preserved medieval locations in the country and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A guided walking tour takes you past the best of the city’s stunning architecture, including Old Town Hall, the St. Peter Cathedral and the Porta Praetoria. Return to the boat in the afternoon or keep uncovering Regensburg’s charms at your own pace. Tonight is your final evening spent aboard the ship.

Day 11: Regensburg – Prague (B) coach_icon

Disembark your Danube river cruise this morning and travel with the group by road to Prague. Upon your arrival you have the entire day as free time. Choose to begin your exploration of Prague’s historic streets and sites or wander along the banks of the Vltava River. This evening, head to Wenceslas Square to soak up the atmosphere.

Day 12: Prague (B)

There is a morning walking tour around Prague. Make a stop at Hradcany Castle (Prague Castle) to admire views over the Lesser Town and Charles Bridge, and to see the complex’s courtyards, St George Basilica and St Vitus Cathedral. The group continues to the Jewish Quarter and Old Town Square to appreciate the famous Astronomical Clock.

Optional: Half-Day Terezin Tour
Visit Terezin, the concentration camp used by the Nazis during World War II. It is now a memorial. This tour includes visits to the Memorial of National Martyrdom, the Small Fortress and the Museum of the Ghetto. Tour duration is approximately 4-and-a-half hours. Additional cost applies.

Day 13: Prague (B)

Make the most of your remaining full day in Prague by seeing any sights you missed or revisiting any favourite places from your time here.

Day 14: Prague – airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

Arrange your transfer to the airport so you can catch the return flight to Australia.

Day 15: Australia

Arrive in Australia today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return Emirates flights, plus 23kg checked-in baggage and all transfers
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation, including 2 nights in Budapest, 7 nights aboard the luxury Monarch Princess or Monarch Countess, and 3 nights in Prague
  • Enjoy a free cabin upgrade on all bookings prior to 31 March
  • All river port charges, and all cruise and hotel porterage
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Beer and wine served with dinner
  • Dedicated Cruise Director and Activities Host while on-board the cruise
  • Local hosts in Budapest and Prague
  • Local guides in all major cities
  • A range of shore excursions, including city tours of Budapest, Holloko, Bratislava, Vienna and Regensburg; plus a visit to the world-famous Melk Abbey
  • All entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Book this package before 31 March to be gifted a Luxury Travel Pack, valued at $645


Highlights:

  • Explore both sides of the river – Buda and Pest – in the Hungarian capital and uncover the city’s bounty of historic monuments and graceful bridges before setting sail for the cruise along the legendary Danube
  • Head to Holloko for a walking tour of this UNESCO World Heritage Site-listed village and learn about local life
  • Wander the cobblestone lanes of Bratislava, and drive along Ringstrasse in Vienna to see its line-up of Baroque palaces, imperial sites and beautiful parks
  • Make port in Durnstein, located in the heart of the Wachau wine region, and then make the trip to Melk to see the grand Benedictine Abbey
  • Spend time in Linz and Passau, and journey to Regensburg to admire its well-preserved medieval cityscape and coterie of beautiful churches
  • Disembark the cruise and drive to Prague for a city tour that covers Hradcany Castle, the Jewish Quarter and the Old Town Square
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Bookings essential
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $999 per person is due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Up to 12 Months Interest Free available: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/up-to-12-months-interest-free/
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Documentation: Documentation will be provided after final payment is complete and within 30 days of travel, including E-Ticket instructions, hotel confirmation, itinerary extension & optional tour confirmation (where applicable) and destination travel tips.

Tour excludes: Travel Insurance, airport transfers, visas, personal expenses, sightseeing entrance fees, anything not mentioned or ‘optional’ in the itinerary.

Triple Share: Not available

Children: Same price as adults. Min age 8 years.

Group size: Please note this is an independent tour, and as such, you will enjoy the company of fellow cruise passengers while sailing. There is a maximum number of 140 people aboard the cruise.

Single Supplement

Cabin E – $3,099
Cabin D – $3,299
Cabin C – 3,499
Cabin B – $3,699
Cabin A – $3,599

Single Supplement cost is per person in addition to 1 x twin share price.

You can purchase your single supplement by clicking here.

Land Only: Unfortunately, cruise only option is not available for this deal.

Accommodation: The accommodation listed below may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts are made to communicate these as soon as possible. We endeavour to always book non-smoking rooms however these cannot be guaranteed. 

Budapest: Corinthia Hotel Budapest or Hilton Budapest City 
Prague: Hotel Imperial or Hotel Cosmopolitan 

The accommodation listed may be subject to change but will remain of a similar or higher standard.  Any changes remain beyond our control and all efforts 

Bedding configuration: 1 x king or 2 x single beds. Maximum room capacity: 2 people

Cruise: First Class Monarch Princess or Governess

River Cruise features & amenities:

  • Gala Welcome Dinner and Farewell Dinner
  • Wine and beer with dinners
  • Locally inspired recipes
  • Early riser breakfast in addition to buffet breakfast
  • 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
  • Shore excursions conducted exclusively in English

Cabins Include:

  • Flat screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Safe
  • Individual Climate control
  • Hairdryer
  • Mini-fridge

Bedding: 1 x double bed or 2 x single beds

Free Cabin Upgrade: book before 31 March 2019 to receive a free cabin upgrade. 

Optional Tours:

Dinner & Show in Budapest – $90 per person 
Schonbrunn Palace tour – $77 per person 
Classical Viennese Concert – $97 per person 
Full Day Cesky Krumlov – $159 per person 
Tour of Salzburg – $159 per person 
Half Day Terezin tour – $105 per person 

Shore excursions are subject to minimum numbers, weather conditions and availability. The order of visits is subject to change. 
Tours purchased while travelling may cost an extra 10% or more.
You can purchase your optional tours by clicking here.

Any Optional Tours purchased after your initial booking (and 65 days before departure) must be emailed to customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to ensure your booking is correctly updated. Failure to do so may result in you not being accepted on this optional tour and your purchase will be refunded.
Note that while Optional Tours provide an excellent opportunity to further explore this wonderful country, it will also reduce the leisure time described in the itinerary.
Optional Tours requested within 65 days of travel cannot be accepted.

Itinerary: Please note, tour itinerary is subject to change without prior notice based upon weather, traffic conditions and other unforeseen occurrences. 
While most of the time river cruises operate exactly as planned, weather conditions may result in high or low water levels which impact a ship’s itinerary and, on occasion, render a ship unable to sail at all. On very rare occasions, other events such as heavy fog, a damaged lock, or an incapacitated vessel blocking the river, may impact a sailing. These events typically occur with little or no notice. In the event that a cruise is partially or completely impacted, the itinerary will be operated by deluxe motor coach, accompanied by a Tour Manager, with overnights in hotels. The itinerary will include as many of the originally scheduled sightseeing features as possible, considering the travel time and distances required, as well as meals. 
These alternative services will be provided at no additional charge.

Tipping: Whist gratuities for the Tour Manager and a driver are included. If you have enjoyed the service of the cruise staff, a tip (while not compulsory) is appropriate towards the end of your tour. While it may not be customary in Australia, tipping is entrenched into many cultures especially within the tourism industry globally.

Health: This moderately active trip covers a fair amount of ground each day. Expect from three to four hours walking every touring day. The pace is moderate, however, you will encounter some uneven surfaces, stairs, steps and significant slopes. 
It remains each passenger’s responsibility to inform Webjet Exclusives of any health or mobility issues that may impact the running of the tour, both for the safety of the passenger concerned and for other travellers in the group.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable. 

Luxury Travel Pack: Valid on selected European river cruise package bookings made at https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/, from 00:01 Friday 1 March 2019 – 23:59 Sunday 31 March 2019. Luxury Travel Pack contains one black Varro 75cm Samsonite Spinner suitcase and one black Bellroy Travel Folio. Offer cannot be applied to prior purchases or bookings, and is strictly applicable per couple. Samsonite suitcase can be redeemed at https://www.samsonite.com.au with a unique coupon code that will be issued by Webjet Exclusives via email to the booking contact at the conclusion of the campaign. Full details on how to redeem the suitcase will be provided at this time. Bellroy Travel Folio can be redeemed via an online web form that will be issued by Webjet Exclusives to the booking contact at the conclusion of the campaign. Full details on how to redeem the folio will be provided at this time. Both Samsonite suitcase and Bellroy Travel Folio must be redeemed by 23:59 Tuesday 30 April 2019 AEST. After this time, Samsonite coupon codes will expire and the Bellroy online web form will close. Regular shipping applies for both items. Offer can be withdrawn any time without notice. Webjet Exclusives reserve the right to cancel any coupon codes or online web orders that have been issued against a cancelled booking. Webjet Exclusives is the sole promoter and as such all inquiries in relation to this promotion must be directed to Webjet Exclusives Customer Support Service, however if you are experiencing difficulties redeeming your item, email Samsonite directly at online.au@samsonite.com, and Bellroy directly at support@bellroy.com for assistance, including ‘Webjet’ in the subject line. The Samsonite and Bellroy teams will then respond accordingly. Webjet Exclusives standard booking terms and conditions apply.

 

Travel Dates

 

2020:

5 April
9 April
19 April
3 May
17 May
31 May
14 June
28 June
12 July
26 July
9 August
23 August
6 September
20 September 
4 October
18 October 
1 November 
15 November 

Peaks season surcharge will apply to some travel dates, please refer to the calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on departure dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BOOK NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information:

  • Return economy airfares departing Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide or Perth with Emirates airlines and their codeshare partners
  • Interstate surcharges may apply
  • Flights include one piece of checked-in baggage per person weighing no more than 20kg
  • Once your booking is confirmed, no further changes can be made, and your booking will remain non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable.

Flight Conditions:

  • Note that the total length of the package includes time spent in flight as specified in the itinerary
  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 3 transits, stopover or a substitute airline
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided at the time of booking. Names cannot be changed once booked.
  • One-way flights cannot be accommodated. All flights within the package must be utilised, any flight intentionally forfeited will result in later flights being cancelled.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules
  • Flight itineraries will be provided with final documentation
  • Airline schedule changes can occur and are beyond our control. If you have received your documents an updated itinerary will be provided.

 Flight Options:

Date/Itinerary Variations:

  • Flights will be ticketed as per the dates and itinerary of the tour unless otherwise advised at the time of completing the booking form.
  • If we can accommodate your request at no additional cost flight tickets will be issued as per the request on the booking form and acknowledgement will be sent via email.
  • If your flight variation incurs additional airfare and taxes a request for payment will be sent via email. If payment is not received by the date and time advised Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book flights as per the dates of the tour.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.

 Cabin/Class Upgrades (where applicable):

  • Please select your preferred cabin class from the drop-down box on the booking form at the time of making your purchase
  • The quote will be sent via email only. Failure to pay by the stipulated date and time will result in the quote expiring, by which Webjet Exclusives will proceed to book the economy airfare included in your package.
  • A flat fee of $350.00 per person for this service, plus any additional airfare and taxes will be quoted if choosing to upgrade your flights to another cabin class.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport

Land Only:

  • Land only options may be available on selected deals, please refer to the fine print tab of the deal for specifics.
  • Any additional accommodation outside the tour itinerary will need to be arranged at your own expense. Any alteration to the original flight itinerary offered will forfeit the included airport transfer (if applicable) and you will need to make your own way to and from the airport.
  • All land only bookings remain strictly non-refundable, non-changeable and non-transferable from the time of purchase. Webjet Exclusives will not be able to assist with flight change requests/schedule changes for airfares not booked by Webjet Exclusives.

 

Travel Information

 

 

Ship Profile

 

Monarch Princess:

The Monarch Princess is a first class river cruise. Built in 2009, with a maximum capacity of 138 passengers, this ship features 67 spacious outside cabins each fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV.

Ship amenities include a bar-lounge, restaurant, aft lounge, sundeck with jacuzzi, fitness center, basic Wi-Fi throughout the ship, in-house musician and 24/7 coffee/tea station. Cabins include flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, built-in safe, individual climate control and hairdryer. 

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Monarch Countess:

The Monarch Countess is a first class river cruise vessel. Built in 2010, with a maximum capacity of 136 passengers, the ship features 64 spacious cabins each fully air-conditioned with private bath facilities, shower, telephone and flat screen satellite TV.

Ship amenities include a bar-lounge, restaurant, aft lounge, sundeck with jacuzzi, fitness center, basic Wi-Fi throughout the ship, in-house musician and 24/7 coffee and tea station. Cabin include flat screen TV, direct dial telephone, built-in safe, individual climate control and hairdryer. 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return Emirates flights, plus 23kg checked-in baggage and all transfers
  • Arrive early or extend your stay fee-free with Flexi Flights
  • 12 nights’ twin share accommodation, including 2 nights in Budapest, 7 nights aboard the luxury Monarch Princess or Monarch Countess, and 3 nights in Prague
  • Enjoy a free cabin upgrade on all bookings prior to 31 March 
  • All river port charges, and all cruise and hotel porterage
  • Delicious daily breakfast, plus 6 lunches and 7 dinners
  • Beer and wine served with dinner
  • Dedicated Cruise Director and Activities Host while on-board the cruise
  • Local hosts in Budapest and Prague
  • Local guides in all major cities
  • A range of shore excursions, including city tours of Budapest, Holloko, Bratislava, Vienna and Regensburg; plus a visit to the world-famous Melk Abbey
  • All entry fees as per the itinerary
  • Book this package before 31 March to be gifted a Luxury Travel Pack, valued at $645

 

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