Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise takes you to four countries, enjoying scenic beauty along the way.
|05/11/19||Prague, Czech Republic||Hotel|
|06/11/19||Prague, Czech Republic||Hotel|
|11/11/19||Melk , Austria|
- 2 nights Prague
- 7 night cruise Prague to Budapest aboard Avalon Waterways
- All meals while cruising
- Sparkling wine with breakfast and regional wine & beer with lunches and dinners
- Professional Cruise Director
- Local guides for sightseeing
- Complimentary Wi-Fi access onboard
- Port charges and gratuities
BONUS: Receive up to $1800 air credit per couple
(Flights are additional)
Departs April to December 2019
Prices based on 5 Nov 19 departure
7 Night Cruise sailing from Nuremberg to Budapest aboard Avalon Illumination. 2 night stay pre-cruise in Prague.
DAY 1 PRAGUE, 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 PRAGUE.
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine. CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradeany 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. (B)
DAY 3 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 (B,D)
DAY 4 ROTH. NUREMBERG EXCURSION.
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 (B,L,D)
DAY 5 REGENSBURG.
Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk of the Old Town to see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria-built in 179AD 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 (B,L,D)
DAY 6 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 (B,L,D)
DAY 7 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 (B,L,D)
DAY 8 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 (B,L,D)
DAY 9 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 (B,L,D)
DAY 10 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION).
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Terms and Conditions
Pricing correct at time of printing (22/03/18), is dependent upon availability and will be confirmed at time of reservation. Air Credit value is dependent on the cruise and departure booked: Book any 2019 Magnificent Europe river cruise departure and receive $2,500 Air Credit per person; for all other 2019 Europe river cruises, the Air Credit value will range from $300 - $1,500 per person (any deck/cabin category). Offers valid for new 2019 Europe bookings made from 07/02/18 - 24/04/18 (or until sold out). Single Supplement offer is available, has limited availability and is not combinable with the Air Credit offer. To secure reservation a non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $500per person/per cruise is required within 7 days of booking (or by 24/04/18; whichever comes first). Air Credit will be processed as a discount off the booking invoice. If cruise is cancelled or changed, this Air Credit becomes null and void and the full cost of any airfare purchased will be your responsibility. Avalon is not responsible for any booking element of the airfare which you have used the credit for, even if SafetyNet Protection has been purchased. Avalon cancellation penalties apply as per standard terms and conditions. SafetyNet Protection cover relates only to the Avalon Waterways portion of the booking and does not cover any associated airfares booked in conjunction with this offer. Air Credit is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable. Air Credit value will be calculated on standard brochure itinerary duration. Offer not combinable with any other promotion and can be withdrawn or amended at any time. Additional restrictions apply – see the 2019 Avalon Waterways brochure or visit avalonwaterways.co.nz. CRS0418-Avalon