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12 Night Blue Danube Discovery – USD

Delve into Eastern Europe, with its castles, art, authentic culture and a rich & complex history!
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12 Night Blue Danube Discovery – USD

CruisePlus River Package USD

Budapest to Prague

April 9, 2019

Avalon Waterways Illumination

Your Blue Danube cruise begins in Budapest with stops in Vienna, Durnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, and Prague.

Highlights

  • Visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries
  • Enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines
  • Stop in the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle
  • See the sights of beautiful Prague, known as the “Golden City” as you stroll across Charles Bridge

What we are Including

  • 2 nights pre-cruise hotel in Budapest
  • 8-night river cruise
  • 2 nights post-cruise hotel in Prague
  • Tours in each port with headsets by expert local guides
  • Wi-Fi, beverages at lunch and dinner & taxes
  • $1000 per person savings
  • PLUS a CruisePlus Exclusive $150 US per person onboard credit
Riverview
From: $3080pp
All pricing is per person, based on double occupancy and in USD

Itinerary

Budapest to Prague

Day 1

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating CapitalThe day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
Day 2

BUDAPEST

The 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.
Day 3

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
Day 4

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
Day 5

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 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, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN
Day 6

DÜRNSTEIN

Fairytale 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. MELKOrnate 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
Day 7

PASSAU, GERMANY

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 Český Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
Day 8

REGENSBURG

Magical 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.
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
Day 9

ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG

Living 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
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
Day 10

NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 SpiresEnjoy 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.
Day 11

PRAGUE

Gothic 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.
Day 12

PRAGUE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Avalon Waterways

Unhindered and Uninhibited River Cruising

Avalon Waterways knows their clientele and they know how their guests enjoy the different perspectives river cruising offers. The unique opportunity that river cruising presents to those that love exploring the world on their own terms is why Avalon has always said “see the world your way” and is why Avalon Waterways has remained one of the world’s premier river cruise lines. River cruising is one of the best ways to visit and explore the waterways that have consistently been some of the most important trade routes of any country and have been instrumental in the success and development of the incredible cities that you’ll be visiting during your journey.

Take the time to discover more about Avalon Waterways and what makes them one of the premier river cruise operators in the world. We guarantee you won’t regret it.

What can you expect with your Avalon Waterways adventure?

Here’s just a small sampling of what an Avalon river cruise might provide on your journey:
  • 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

Pricing is subject to change anytime without notice and may not be reflected immediately on this page. This deal was last updated on Jun 5, 2018 @ 4:16 pm
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