June 09 - 20, 2020
12 DAYS Budapest to Prague
Brilliant views of Danube River destinations are waiting on your European river cruise, made even more beautiful with two nights in the Hungarian capital city of Budapest.
Before embarking on your cruise through Austria and Germany, enjoy your stay in the “Pearl of the Danube”—Budapest—with an Avalon YourWay vacation. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. You’ll enjoy a guided tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. You’ll have free time to get to know the city’s cafes, shops, magnificent architecture, and thermal baths! Beautiful views, marvellous food, and the birthplace of some of the world’s greatest music are in store on your Danube River cruise. Embark in Budapest to sail to Vienna—the City of Music. You’ll marvel at the sights with a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein to walk in the steps of Richard the Lionheart. You may choose a guided hike to the castle where he was held during the Crusades, and behold the brilliant view of Austria’s Wachau Valley from above. Next, the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk awaits, with its frescoed ceilings, sculptures, library, and ornate pipe organ. Join us on board for a wine tasting of Wachau Valley vintages.
You’ll cruise to Passau, Germany, where the Danube meets the Inn and Ilz Rivers, for a guided walking tour of the captivating, baroque “City of Three Rivers.” Visit the Bavarian town of Regensburg to see medieval sights, including the Old Town Hall and the fortress entrance built in 179 AD. Later, join us for a beer tasting on board. Once docked in Roth, hear a fascinating onboard lecture of the impact of the main Danube, then take your pick of included excursions—a tour of Roth’s medieval houses, streets, and town hall; guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds of the Third Reich. Your European vacation continues with two nights in the Golden City of Prague. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. Guided sightseeing includes Hradcany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Enjoy free time as well to explore this exquisite city.
$5,823 CAD per person, double occupancy.
Price based on cruise/land only in an entry-level cabin category E with port taxes.
Hosted by Rose-Anne Kupiak with minimum group size
Promotions may apply. Please inquire.
Airfare, extra hotel nights, insurance, transfers are extra. Please inquire.
Budapest, HungaryWelcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
BudapestThe Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing Tour, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube. You may choose to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in an Optional Wine–and–Dine Dinner this evening
Budapest (Embarkation)Time for Coffee and Confections With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest’s famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship®.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
Vienna, Austria.Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red–rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
ViennaRoyal Collections, Amusing Attractions CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex–the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace–a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN
DürnsteinFairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart–who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
Passau, GermanyGo for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers'. Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart —or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.EVENING/ OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
RegensburgMagical Regensburg–Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria–built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH
Roth. Excursion To NurembergLiving Heritage and History Lessons DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main–Danube Canal–linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR: CLASSIC Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
Nuremberg (Disembarkation)—Prague, Czech RepublicWelcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
PragueGothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague’s famous beer varieties in a local restaurant. Tonight, you may decide to join us for an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.
PragueYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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