- Avalon Waterways
9 Night Legendary Danube with Prague – USD
CruisePlus River Package USD
Prague to Budapest
April 23, 2019
Avalon Waterways Illumination
We love this cruise! Prague is so charming. Vienna is pure sophistication. Budapest is an enchanting surprise. You’ll be blown away by the Baroque churches in Melk, Passau, and Regensburg. This is the heart of Germanic Europe.
What we are Including
- 7-night cruise on Danube River
- 2 nights pre-cruise hotel and tours in Prague
- Tours in each port with headsets by expert local guides
- Wi-Fi, beverages at lunch and dinner & taxes
- Book by June 5th to enjoy this $750 per person savings
- PLUS a CruisePlus Exclusive $150 per person onboard credit
Prague to Budapest
Day 1PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Welcome to the Golden City of Prague-Explore the City of 100 Spires Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
Day 2(B) PRAGUE Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine Classic Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town's Astronomical Clock. Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.
Day 3(B, D) PRAGUE-NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION) The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city. You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana-two of Prague's most romantic and picturesque spots. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG
Day 4(B, L, D) ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG Living Heritage and History Lessons Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. Classic Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's 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. 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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
Day 5(B, L, D) REGENSBURG Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle Classic Join a Guided City Walk of Old Town to 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 Passau. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
Day 6(B, L, D) PASSAU Go 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," OR: Join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion. LINZ, AUSTRIA The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz's many nature trails for a bird's-eye view of the city and river below. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
Day 7(B, L, D) MELK-WACHAU VALLEY Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley Classic Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR: Active Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk's beautiful countryside. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.VIENNA Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 8(B, L, D) VIENNA Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections 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 Schonbrunn 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, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
Day 9(B, L, D) BUDAPEST, HUNGARY The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe Classic Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square. Take free time to enjoy Budapest's famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city's cafes, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Day 10(B) BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION) Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
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What can you expect with your Avalon Waterways adventure?
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- Open-Air Balconies in suites that offer unprecedented views with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows that open to the world
- Suites that are 30% larger than the average stateroom
- Undefinable yet ever present luxury
- Exquisite dining that features local ingredients prepared by world class master chefs
- A variety of dining options that includes special events tailored to your itinerary, a la carte meals and multiple venues aboard the ship
- Incredible itineraries to exciting and exotic locales that will leave you virtually speechless yearning to return for more