The Travel Team took craft beer enthusiasts on an exclusive seven-night river cruise from Prague to Budapest to explore what was brewing along the Danube.
Guests enjoyed Riverview staterooms aboard the River Princess, three exquisite meals daily, galas, unlimited beverages onboard, private tours and tastings, among other experiences.
While Prague is widely known for its vibrant arts, musical and architectural scenes, it’s also the origin of many great beers. City and brewery tours were on tap in Prague and Nuremberg, with visits to Staropramen and Urquell breweries, both known for their pilsners.
In Regensburg, Bavaria, guests visited brew pubs dating back more than 800 years and sampled a variety of beers, including those made from wheat and rye. Passau proved to be a great place to explore the history of beer-making in Bavaria, including the historic Aldersbach Brewery, which has been in operation since 1127.
In Spitz, the tour group broke from beer for the day to sample some of Wachau Valley’s famous wine and apricot brandy.
“Visions of Vienna are often full of art collections, architecture and cafes; however, the grand dame of the Danube is also home to some delightful pubs,” said Peter Vukelic. “Our guests enjoyed a city tour with special attention paid to the region’s craft beer history and visits to three popular microbreweries.”
The final leg of the journey brought guests to Budapest, with stops at Dreher Brewery and Unicum Distillery to sample two of Hungary’s iconic alcoholic beverages. Dreher is the nation’s largest brewery and its museum highlights the long history of beer-making in Hungary and a chance to try the local brew.