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Avalon Waterways Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound) (WDBQ)

10 Day River Cruise Prague to Budapest 
Your European vacation begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradčany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Transfer to Deggendorf where your Danube River cruise begins. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Explore the city with a Local Guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, see the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square that forms the center of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines.

Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, see the must-see sights with a local expert. In your free time stroll along the main shopping street of Váci utca, or take pictures from Fisherman’s Bastion, for the best panoramic views of Budapest. From the Golden City of Prague to the Pearl of the Danube in Budapest, your European river cruise is an experience not to be missed!

Ships: Envision - View - Passion - Illumination - Impression - Tranquility II - Artistry 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): 10/31/22, 08/18/22, 09/15/22, 09/20/22
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 03/27/23, 04/09/23, 04/10/23, 04/24/23, 04/30/23, 05/07/23, 05/14/23, 05/21/23, 05/30/23, 06/11/23, 06/29/23, 07/02/23, 07/16/23, 08/04/23, 08/10/23, 08/13/23, 08/18/23, 08/27/23, 09/15/23, 09/29/23, 10/02/23, 10/08/23, 10/16/23, 10/22/23, 10/28/23, 10/29/23
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: Welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague-Regensburg, Germany-Deggendorf (Embarkation): Travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Passau: Choice of guided walk or hike with your Adventure Host; Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising

Day 5 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 6 Ybbs. Excursion to Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein

Day 7 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Hainburg-Bratislava: Free time in Hainburg; choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Budapest: Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

08/10/2023 - Danube Dreams for Photography Enthusiasts with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)
10/29/2023 - Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)
10/19/2024 - Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)

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Itinerary (2023)

 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 at your leisure.
 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.

 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 Deggendorf to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a welcome reception.


 Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

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

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers".

Before sailing to Linz, 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.

This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.


 Legendary and Lovely Linz

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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.


 Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

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.

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


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, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.


 Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

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 grand 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. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

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


 Natural Beauty in Austria

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

During lunchtime enjoy a short cruise to Bratislava.


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.


 War Heroes and Hot Water

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.

This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time 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.


 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.


Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

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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*05/14/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
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*05/30/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*06/11/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*06/29/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*07/02/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*07/16/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/10/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/13/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/18/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,268.00
*08/27/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,468.00
*09/15/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,568.00
*09/29/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,468.00
*10/02/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,468.00
*10/08/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,468.00
*10/16/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,168.00
*10/22/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,068.00
*10/29/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,868.00
*03/31/2024 $3,788.00
*04/03/2024 $3,788.00
*04/09/2024 $3,888.00
*04/14/2024 $3,988.00
*04/23/2024 $4,088.00
*04/26/2024 $4,188.00
*05/07/2024 $4,388.00
*05/10/2024 $4,488.00
*05/21/2024 $4,488.00
*05/24/2024 $4,488.00
*06/02/2024 $4,488.00
*06/07/2024 $4,488.00
*06/09/2024 $4,488.00
*06/10/2024 $4,488.00
*06/21/2024 $4,488.00
*06/23/2024 $4,488.00
*06/30/2024 $4,488.00
*07/08/2024 $4,488.00
*07/14/2024 $4,488.00
*07/20/2024 $4,488.00
*07/28/2024 $4,488.00
*08/03/2024 $4,488.00
*08/11/2024 $4,488.00
*08/18/2024 $4,588.00
*08/25/2024 $4,688.00
*09/02/2024 $4,788.00
*09/08/2024 $4,788.00
*09/21/2024 $4,788.00
*09/26/2024 $4,688.00
*10/05/2024 $4,688.00
*10/15/2024 $4,488.00
*10/19/2024 $4,388.00
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