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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery on the Danube with 3 Nights in Prague (Westbound) (WBLP)

12 days Budapest to Prague 
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise invites you to experience each destination along the Danube River in ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the included excursions that are perfect for your preferences and pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic—with the added delight of three nights in the Golden City of Prague. Start by exploring Budapest your way—stroll its streets for classic sightseeing with a local guide or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or join a walking tour to learn a few Hungarian phrases. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, or see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting in Vienna. With Avalon Choice, each day is yours to spend your way. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sip local vintages at an Austrian wine-tasting, or join a canoe excursion. Your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks; take a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower; or tour Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of WWII’s most notorious sites—all included in an unmatched variety of excursions to choose from each day. Disem-bark your Avalon Suite Ship and take a morning visit to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov prior to your arrival in Prague. Explore the Golden City with your choice of a guided sightseeing tour or an ur-ban hike extending to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve. Enjoy two more unhurried days in Prague to soak in the exquisite beauty, cuisine, and people of this stunning city. From paddling canoes to picnic views—Avalon Choice includes the excursions and activities to invite you to discover each destination your way!

Ships: Impression - Illumination
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $1000 per couple (plus Free Air) on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises *
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/19/19, 10/14/19, 10/28/19
  • Fly Free (plus save $1000 per couple) from select U.S. cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/19/19, 10/14/19, 10/28/19
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/24/19
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/29/20, 06/24/20, 07/22/20, 08/19/20, 10/14/20
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/22/19, 09/02/19, 09/30/19
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/16/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/27/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/27/20, 06/24/20, 07/22/20, 08/19/20, 09/16/20, 10/14/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/19/19, 10/14/19, 10/28/19, 06/24/19, 07/22/19
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest (Embarkation)—Danube Bend: choice of walking tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour in Budapest; onboard welcome reception; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend

Day 3 Visegrád: choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour

Day 4 Vienna: choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or meet with local people, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace

Day 5 Vienna: choice of early risers walking tour with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian or Dutch masters works, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the World Museum

Day 6 Krems—Grein: in Krems choice of canoe tour, or bike tour from Krems to Spitz, or Wine World Experience with tasting, or local encounter showcasing regional products; visit Clam castle in Grein and meet the Count

Day 7 Grein—Mauthausen—Linz: guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theater; in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour

Day 8 Engelhartszell—Schlögener Schlinge—Linz: choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey, or visit Jochenstein Power-Station; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike along the Danube trails

Day 9 Linz (Disembarkation)—Česky Krumlov—Prague: guided tour in Česky Krumlov; transfer to Prague

Day 10 Prague: choice of urban hike, or guided city tour see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

Day 11 Prague: day at leisure

Day 12 Prague: your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WBLQ - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound)
WBLM - With 2 Nights in Salzburg Area & 1 Night in Munich
WBLP - With 3 Nights in Prague
WLBE - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2020)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
 Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
Day 2BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)–DANUBE BEND
 
ACTIVE See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths and pedestrian areas of the city, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour combing the sights of Budapest with “Fungarian” instruction of useful local words and phrases, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of Budapest to see the city’s most iconic sites.

Spend free time shopping for Hungarian paprika or handcrafted souvenirs, or savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés.

Enjoy a Hungarian Dinner on board during a scenic cruise through the Danube Bend. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

(B,L,D)
Day 3VISEGRÁD
 Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

ACTIVE Take a Castle visit and scenic Hiking Tour to Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád, OR:

ACTIVE Take part in a canoe excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a truly unique perspective of one of the river’s most beautiful stretches, OR:

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Visit to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád’s Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order.

Spend free time after your selected activities to explore Palotaház, where stonemasons, smiths, potters, and paper-makers produce their traditional items using age-old techniques.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

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

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna to see the city’s highlights from a unique perspective, OR:

ACTIVE Join a Guided Jogging Tour of the City of Music to see highlights of the gilded architecture along the way, OR:

DISCOVERY Take an Insider’s Tour of Vienna to get behind the scenes of her sights and attractions. You will meet locals, have the chance to prepare some food, and enjoy other surprises, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting.

Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse then take a break for a piece of Sachertorte.

This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Musical Experience to conduct your own orchestra, followed by a classical waltz and operetta concert performance to enjoy.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 5VIENNA
 A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

DISCOVERY Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:

CLASSIC Dive into European history and drama with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and Italian or Dutch master works, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the World Museum Vienna, commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.

You might decide to join a Guided Optional Hike this evening to the vineyards surrounding Vienna, and also enjoy an Optional Excursion to a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern).

Tonight, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS

(B,L,D)
Day 6KREMS
 Take a Canoe or a Bike through Austria’s Wine Country

ACTIVE Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour from Krems to Spitz, and enjoy a stop in Dürnstein to see the mesmerizing blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR:

DISCOVERY Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Visit that showcases production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.

Relax on board this afternoon to enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Grein.

GREIN
A Modern-Day Castle and the Count

DISCOVERY See Burg Clam on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN GREIN

(B,L,D)
Day 7GREIN
 Theater History...Alive and Well in Grein

CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.

Take a mid-morning cruise to Mauthausen.

MAUTHAUSEN
History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Danube and discover how fertile this area is. Stop at a local farm and learn more about farming life and flood protection, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

CLASSIC Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camp of WWII.

This afternoon sail to Linz arriving this evening.

LINZ

Meet the Locals in Linz

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Pub Crawl through Linz to sample local libations and mingle with the locals.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(B,L,D)
Day 8ENGELHARTSZELL—SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
 Memories and Beer in the Making

ACTIVE Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the stunning rococo-style Engelszell Abbey, and explore its Sensory Garden—complete with stone labyrinth, herb garden, and vineyard. Sample cheese and beer made by the resident Trappist monks.

ACTIVE This afternoon, enjoy a scenic Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow bend that cuts a dramatic landscape made by centuries of natural elements.

Or, as a relaxing option, enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow on your return to Linz.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ


(B,L,D)
Day 9LINZ (DISEMBARKATION)—CESKY KRUMLOV—PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 Take a morning trip to visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, before setting out for a late afternoon arrival in Prague.

(B)
Day 10PRAGUE
 Choose your activity: an active guided urban hike that continues to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve, or a guided city sightseeing tour.

(B)
Day 11PRAGUE
 Enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own, or choose one of the many Guided Optional Excursions offered today.

(B)
Day 12PRAGUE
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$182

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 price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $276 to $361, in twin room from $210 to $243

Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $259 to $330, in twin room from $154 to $189

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $2,199

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.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*08/19/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,723.00
*09/02/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,923.00
*09/30/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,823.00
*10/14/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,623.00
*10/28/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,123.00
*04/29/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,388.00
*05/27/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,588.00
*06/24/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,588.00
*07/22/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,488.00
*08/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,488.00
*09/16/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,888.00
*10/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,488.00
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