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Danube Delights

July 23–August 2, 2024

Tour Operator: Go Next
From $5,499 per person, double occupancy + port fees
Optional extension: Budapest Post-Cruise program

Old World charm and captivating architecture await on this 7-night Danube River cruise aboard Emerald Cruises’ Emerald Destiny. Enjoy an included 2-night pre-cruise program in Prague exploring all that the city has to offer including Prague Castle and Charles Bridge.

Visit Nuremberg and take a self-guided tour through its World War II Documentation Center or learn to make traditional German gingerbread in a local baking class. Visit Weltenburg Abbey in Regensburg before making your way to Passau. Don't miss Melk's 18th-century Benedictine monastery–your gateway to another place and time. You can tap your toes to the strains of Strauss in Vienna, Austria's opulent "City of Music" or visit Schönbrunn Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Before wrapping up your adventure in Budapest, enjoy the idyllic castles and romantic terraces of Bratislava.


Meet Your Trip Scholar

Dr. Peter van Lidth de Jeude (C’04) is an associate professor in the History Department at Principia College. His scholarship focuses on Modern European history with a special emphasis on Germany. Peter’s scholarly interests involve Wilhelmine German society, in particular its bureaucracy and the stresses placed upon it in times of extreme crisis. He is also interested in the impact of war upon society more generally, as well as transnational and global perspectives in history. He shares his love of history with students in his courses on everything from his specialty in European history, to early American history, to historical methodology. Peter is also a faculty member of Principia’s Summer Session.


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July 23: Depart for Prague
July 24: Prague, Czech Republic
                Hotel Stay
July 25: Prague, Czech Republic
                Hotel Stay
July 26: Prague, Czech Republic-
                Regensburg, Germany
July 27: Regensburg, Germany
July 28: Passau, Germany-
                Engelhartszell, Austria
July 29: Durnstein, Austria-
                Krems, Austria
July 30: Vienna, Austria
July 31: Bratislava, Slovakia
August 1: Budapest, Hungary
August 2: Budapest, Hungary (Disembark)