Cycling by the Danube

It’s been announced that Emerald Waterways will add two new eight-day cruises along the Danube River next year, with stops in Vienna, Nuremberg and Belgrade.

The Classic Danube cruise, going from Nuremberg to Vienna, and the Lower Danube Waltz, sailing from Vienna to Belgrade, will offer two styles of travel.

Groups sailing on the Classic Danube itinerary can enjoy longer stretches of time in larger cities. Traveling slower than the other cruise, this one will offer groups a full day and overnight in Nuremberg and Vienna.

In Nuremberg, travellers will be given a tour of the World War Two Documentation Centre and rally grounds to learn about military history. They’ll also explore the Medieval town’s cobbled streets, tasting Nürnberger sausages and visiting biergartens and cafes.

While in Vienna, guests can drive on or bike along the Ringstrasse, passing the Opera House, Burgtheater, Town Hall, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the Hofburg Imperial Palace. Along the rest of the cruise, passengers will stop in Regensberg and Passau in Germany and Melk and Dürnstein in Austria.

The Lower Danube Waltz itinerary is designed for travellers looking to see new things, travelling from Vienna to Belgrade. A full day will be spent in both cities, as well as shorter trips to small towns along the way.

In rural Osijek, guests will have a traditional Croatian lunch in a local family’s home, learning about the area’s culture. In Novi Sad in Serbia, visitors will pass through the town’s old quarter, Stari Grad, and see the Gothic Revival Name of Mary Church. And in Belgrade, groups will see Tito’s Memorial, Fortress Kalemegdan and the largest orthodox cathedral St. Sava Church.

The two new cruises are in addition to three pre-existing Danube itineraries, including Danube Delights from Budapest to Nuremberg, Danube Explorer from Passau to Budapest and Enchantments of Eastern Europe from Budapest to Bucharest.

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