Avalon Waterways - The Blue Danube Discovery

BUDAPEST to PRAGUE

This timeless Europe river cruise holiday begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with three nights in Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic.

In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. As you leave Budapest and sail up the Danube River, you’ll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Hofburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses, all dominated by St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Further up the Danube River, you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg. Being the only German city not bombed during WWII, it offers at least 1,300 buildings of historic interest. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle.

Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, known as the “Golden City.” See the sights with a Local Guide and explore on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise holiday!

 

STANDARD FEATURES

  • CRUISE
    Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.
  • BUDAPEST
    Guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes' Square, onboard welcome reception.
  • VIENNA
    Guided sightseeing.
  • DURNSTEIN-MELK
    Guided walk in Durnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey and wine tasting.
  • PASSAU
    Guided walk.
  • REGENSBURG
    Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstkuche; beer tasting.
  • ROTH-NUREMBERG
    Choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour.
  • PRAGUE
    Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds.
  • SIGHTSEEING
    Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you
    Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
  • LOCAL FAVOURITES
    Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.

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Departure Dates:
Based on specific departure dates

*per person share twin

13 days from

$5,049*

Includes

Meals

  • Breakfast - 12
  • Lunch - 6
  • Dinner - 7

Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes
Welcome dinner
Daily Afternoon Tea
Daily Night Fare
Farewell dinner
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast
wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.

Bonus

RECEIVE $2,000 AIR CREDIT per couple*!

It’s easy – simply choose your 2018 Avalon Europe river cruise and the Air Credit is yours! Book & deposit by 15 December 2017.

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