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Fall European Tour (Segment 1)

November 11, 2020

7 Days | 6 Cities | 2 Countries

MS Royal Emerald

Overview

Begin your Teeming River Cruise in Vienna, the “City of Music,” inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Discover Bratislava’s unique blend of modern and medieval. While one of the youngest European capitals, this historic gem boasts over a 2,000-year history and is the ideal start to your encompassing tour with Teeming River Cruises.

Wind through the labyrinth of cobblestone lanes lined with colorful 18th-century buildings and sidewalk cafes in the traffic-free Old Town, the historic heart of Bratislava. Next stop Austria – home to historical, gorgeous towns such as Melk, and the bustling metropolis of Linz, famous for their wine industry.

Immerse yourself in history as you explore Passau , and Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Explore its more recent history centered on the pre-war Nazi rallies and the Nuremberg Trials, visiting haunting sites related to the war. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Itinerary

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Arrival: EMBARK - Check in 3 PM
Depart: O/N

Begin your Teeming River Cruise in Vienna, the “City of Music,” inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria’s magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Vienna, the coffee house isn’t just a hangout: it’s an institution. Lingering over a newspaper with a pastry and a strong espresso drink is officially a Viennese cultural pastime. Be sure to visit the decadent and classic Sachertorte or Apfestrudel after strolling through the heart of Vienna’s pedestrian shopping area, Karntnerstrasse.

Arrival:
Depart: 11:30 PM
Arrival: 7:00 AM
Depart: 3:00 PM

Sail on from Bratislava to the delightful village of Durnstein. Sometimes referred to as the ‘Pearl of the Wachau,” Dürnstein was first mentioned in 1192 when Richard the Lionheart was held captive in the town’s famous Keunringer castle. Although only ruins remain now, it was obviously once impressive enough to hold one of Europe’s most legendary rulers. Hike up to the castle and back into history. Use your imagination and you might also hear the enchanting secret song Richard’s servant used to locate the king. Among the oldest settlements in Austria, surrounded by stunning vineyards and a fairytale-like setting, this city is likely to hold you captive too. Wind down your day at an old stone wine cellar sipping on some of the region’s superb wine as you soak in the whimsical charm of Durnstein.

Arrival: 3:00 AM
Depart: ON

Docking right in the heart of town will allow you to easily explore Linz, Austria’s third largest city. First founded by the Romans, it is steeped in both history and culture. The Old Town is perfect for leisurely strolls past centuries-old architecture, or you can explore the riverside Lentos Kunstmuseum renowned for its modern art. The picturesque Hauptplatz (The Main Square) of Linz is one of the largest enclosed squares in Austria and ideal for meandering.

Arrival:
Depart: 1:00 AM
Arrival: 10:00 AM
Depart: 6:00 PM

Dive into the 2,500 year-old town of Passau, known as the “City of Three Rivers”, where the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers meet. Meander through the maze of narrow cobbled streets of Old Town lined with pastel patrician houses and cafes. Take in the highlights of this picturesque town such as the magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral (housing one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes offering a daily concert at noon), the New Bishop’s Residence, the Gothic Old Town Hall (Altes Rathaus), and the fortress Veste Oberhaus with its amazing views. This historic jewel will truly stir your imagination as you spend your day treading its well-worn cobblestone.

Arrival: 10:00 AM
Depart: 3:00 PM

Step into Regensburg and back in time. The history-drenched Bavarian city of Regensburg is often described as “Germany’s medieval miracle” and is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. With more than 1,400 original historic buildings still standing, it is easy to envision what life would have been like centuries ago as you wind through the narrow streets lined with 13th and 14th-century patrician houses and cross old town squares. There is a myriad of treasures to uncover from Germany’s oldest surviving stone bridge, the imposing St. Peter’s Cathedral, the stunning interior of Old Chapel (Alte Kapelle), the enchanting Old Town clock tower, and Porta Pretoria (arched gate to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD) ~ just to name a few. If you worked up an appetite with all your exploring, treat yourself to a sausage at the Old Sausage Kitchen (Alte Würstküche), Germany’s oldest restaurant. You might also enjoy sampling some regional dishes and a cold mug of beer at a traditional Bavarian Beer Garden (such as Alte Linde or Bischofshof am Dom).

Arrival: 7:00 AM
Depart: DISEMBARK - 9 AM

Immerse yourself in history as you tour the Bavarian city of Nuremberg, which dates back to the 11th century. Explore its more recent history centered on the pre-war Nazi rallies and the Nuremberg Trials, visiting haunting sites related to the war. Although most of the city was destroyed by World War II bombing, many of the buildings, including the medieval Nuremberg Castle, have been restored to their former splendor using the original stones. Visit Hauptmarkt, Nuremberg’s large market square in the heart of the city, showcasing The Church of Our Lady (Frauenkirche), the ornate Schoner Brunnen monument and Lebkuchen Schmidt (a gingerbread shop dating back to 1610). After feasting your eyes on historical landmarks, delight in some regional specialties such as its famous bratwurst, gingerbread, and dark beer. While this is the end of your cruise, your memories will live on. Thank you for cruising with Teeming River Cruises, where vacations come first and memories last.

Please Note: For navigational reasons and passenger safety, Teeming River Cruises and the captain reserve the right to modify the cruise itinerary as necessary. These Optional Excursions may or may not be offered, since availability is subject to number of participants and weather conditions.

Deck Plans

Cabin Options

Your cruise will take place on the MS Royal Emerald. To learn more about this ship, click here.

Availability & Pricing

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Standard Suite

Royal Balcony Suite

Panorama Suite

PS336 ~ $2,138/$356 night
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PS337 ~ $2,138/$356 night
Booked

Junior Balcony Suite

Deluxe Balcony Suite

Balcony Suites

What's Included

Highlights and Notes

Highlights of What’s Included:

  • Welcome & Farewell Receptions with Sparkling wine & hors-d’oeuvres
  • Welcome Aboard Dinner & Farewell Dinner
  • All Meals Included Daily (onboard your ship)
  • Locally inspired cuisine
  • Early Riser Breakfast in addition to Buffet Breakfast
  • Daily Afternoon Tea
  • Daily Midnight Snack
  • Complimentary Coffee & Hot Tea
  • Drink packages available
    • The Basic Drink Package includes house wine, beer (draft beer only), and sodas for lunch and dinner in the restaurant. The Drink Package does not include drinks in the ship’s lounge. ($15 per day)
      • 7 day cruise: $90 per person
    • The Premium Drink Package includes house wine, beer (draft beer only), soft drinks, juices, bottles of mineral water (sparkling and still) and long drinks (house whiskey, gin and vodka). This package is available all day. ($25 per day)
      • 7 day cruise: $150 per person
    • There is a Corking Fee on board of 8 euro for any alcohol enjoyed outside your cabin.
    • All other drinks and cocktails are available at an additional cost.
    • (Must purchase for entire cruise)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (Wi-Fi will not support large photos, videos, streaming movies, etc. It is only good enough for texting and emails of minimal size)
  • TeemingRC/PopGuide App City Walking Tour in all ports
  • Tech Talks
    • Using Your Smartphone As Your Personal Tour Guide
      • How to Navigate with your Smartphone without cell service or date
  • Daily Port Talks- We Give You the Tools to “Explore More for Less!”
    • Museums/Sites/History/Architecture
      • Opening Times
      • Information on Entry Fees
      • Location
      • Explore On Your Own Information
  • Musician for Live Music Onboard
  • Room Steward and Twice Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Evening Turndown Service
  • Non-Smoking Ship Interior

Trip Notes:

  • Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change.
  • Disruptions in cruising and itinerary may occur (low/high water levels).
  • Prices are for cruises only. Flights are not included.
  • Transfers to and from the airport are not included in cruise fare.
  • Shore Excursions are not included in cruise fare. These may be purchased for an additional cost.
  • Due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased.
  • Port Taxes & Fees are not included
  • Please be sure to read our Frequently Asked Questions page for answers to many common questions.