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Avalon Waterways Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague (Westbound) (WBDE)

10 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague 
Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. See Heroes’ Square, and all the famous sights that make this city come to life! Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Regensburg, before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.

Ships: Envision - View - Illumination - Passion - Impression - Tranquility II - Imagery II
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/26/22, 08/13/22, 08/18/22, 10/10/22, 10/22/22, 10/27/22
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/04/23, 04/05/23, 04/19/23, 05/02/23, 05/16/23, 05/25/23, 06/06/23, 06/24/23, 06/27/23, 07/11/23, 07/30/23, 08/05/23, 08/08/23, 08/13/23, 08/22/23, 09/10/23, 09/27/23, 10/02/23, 10/03/23, 10/17/23, 10/23/23, 10/24/23
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Bratislava-Hainburg: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; free time n Hainburg

Day 4 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs. Excursion to Melk: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop

Day 6 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 7 Passau: Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; choice of guided tour or; hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague

Day 9 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 10 Prague: Your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

10/27/2022 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Westbound)
04/04/2023 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Westbound)
08/05/2023 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague with Habsburg & Royalty (Westbound)
08/22/2023 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague with Jewish Heritage (Westbound)
10/24/2023 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Westbound)
04/09/2024 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Westbound)
10/14/2024 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Westbound)
10/28/2024 - Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Westbound)

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Itinerary (2023)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

(D)
Day 2BUDAPEST
 The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

ACTIVE Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, 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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

(B,L,D)
Day 3BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
 Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

During lunchtime enjoy a short sailing to Hainburg.

HAINBURG, AUSTRIA

Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 4VIENNA
 Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

ACTIVE Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.

Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

(B,L,D)
Day 5DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY
 A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades.

Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Ybbs.

YBBS. EXCURSION TO MELK

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

DISCOVERY This afternoon, learn more about sweet Austrian pastry. A workshop in a local bakery with an expert chef, will let you create your own pastry, fill it and enjoy it as well, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.


EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 6LINZ
 Legendary, Lovely Linz

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column.

Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 7SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–PASSAU, GERMANY
 Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river.

ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk into Passau, the beautiful “City of Three Rivers,”.

Before sailing to Deggendorf, take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF

(B,L,D)
Day 8DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)–REGENSBURG–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today’s modern and vibrant Regensburg. Continue on to the Golden City of Prague.

(B)
Day 9PRAGUE
 Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.

(B)
Day 10PRAGUE
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Avalon Tour Dates

Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*09/15/2022 $4,448.00
*09/24/2022 $4,448.00
*10/08/2022 $4,348.00
*10/10/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,348.00
*10/19/2022 $3,928.00
*10/22/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $3,948.00
*10/26/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $3,848.00
*10/27/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $3,848.00
*04/04/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,568.00
*04/19/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,768.00
*05/02/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,168.00
*05/16/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*05/25/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*06/06/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*06/24/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*06/27/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*07/11/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/05/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/08/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/13/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/22/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,368.00
08/22/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,048.00
*09/10/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,568.00
*09/27/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,568.00
*10/02/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,468.00
*10/03/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,468.00
*10/17/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*10/23/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,068.00
*10/24/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,068.00
*04/04/2024 $3,788.00
*04/09/2024 $3,888.00
*04/18/2024 $3,988.00
*04/21/2024 $4,188.00
*05/02/2024 $4,388.00
*05/05/2024 $4,388.00
*05/16/2024 $4,488.00
*05/19/2024 $4,488.00
*05/28/2024 $4,488.00
*06/04/2024 $4,488.00
*06/05/2024 $4,488.00
*06/18/2024 $4,488.00
*06/25/2024 $4,488.00
*07/01/2024 $4,488.00
*07/03/2024 $4,488.00
*07/09/2024 $4,488.00
*07/15/2024 $4,488.00
*07/23/2024 $4,488.00
*07/29/2024 $4,488.00
*08/06/2024 $4,488.00
*08/13/2024 $4,488.00
*08/20/2024 $4,588.00
*08/28/2024 $4,688.00
*09/03/2024 $4,788.00
*09/16/2024 $4,788.00
*09/21/2024 $4,788.00
*09/30/2024 $4,688.00
*10/10/2024 $4,588.00
*10/14/2024 $4,488.00
*10/21/2024 $4,388.00
*10/28/2024 $4,188.00
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