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Avalon Waterways The Blue Danube Discovery With 2 Nights In Prague (WBNE)

10 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague 
This timeless European river cruise vacation begins in Budapest, Hungary, then sails along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. Your Danube River cruise is followed by two nights in the golden city of Prague! Enjoy an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while embarking from Budapest, and cruise to Vienna, Austria, offering stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit the majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous Austrian wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII.

Your last stop is the 1000-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary Gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. Disembark your Avalon Suite Ship® and travel to beautiful Prague. See the sights with a Local Guide and enjoy exploring on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable European river cruise vacation!

Ships: Artistry II - Envision - Tranquility II - Imagery II - Visionary - View - Impression
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Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/07/21, 05/21/21, 06/15/21, 07/04/21, 07/23/21, 08/23/21, 09/27/21, 10/15/21, 10/20/21, 10/25/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/09/20, 08/06/20
  • Save $750 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/09/20
  • Save $2000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/23/21, 08/23/21, 10/20/21, 10/25/21
  • Save $1500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/07/21, 07/04/21, 08/30/21, 10/15/21
  • Save $1000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/14/21, 05/21/21, 06/15/21, 09/22/21, 09/27/21, 12/12/21
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/15/21
  • Receive a free land extension on select 2020 Avalon Danube river cruises*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/25/20, 07/01/20, 07/09/20, 07/16/20, 07/23/20, 08/05/20, 08/06/20, 08/07/20, 11/01/20
  • Save $500 per couple (plus Free Air) on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises *
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    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/21/20
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  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 08/05/20, 08/06/20, 08/07/20, 08/20/20, 09/03/20, 09/14/20, 10/01/20, 11/01/20, 04/06/20, 06/02/20, 06/11/20, 07/16/20, 07/23/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/14/20, 05/27/20, 05/28/20, 06/12/20, 06/25/20, 07/01/20, 07/09/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/17/20, 11/25/20
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava, free time in Vienna in the evening

Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: in Dürnstein choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting

Day 5 Passau: guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 7 Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; on board beer tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague: travel to Prague

Day 9 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

Day 10 Prague: your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

11/25/2020 - Festive Season on The Blue Danube Discovery with 2 Nights in Prague
12/12/2021 - Festive Season on The Blue Danube Discovery with 2 Nights in Prague

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Itinerary (2021)

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

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

(D)
Day 2VIENNA, AUSTRIA
 Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your 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

(B,L,D)
Day 3VIENNA
 Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions

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.

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, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

(B,L,D)
Day 4DÜRNSTEIN
 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.

MELK

Ornate 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

(B,L,D)
Day 5PASSAU, 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.”

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

Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

(B,L,D)
Day 6REGENSBURG
 Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see 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.

Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

(B,L,D)
Day 7ROTH. 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 Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR:

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.

DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

(B,L,D)
Day 8NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires

Enjoy 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.

(B)
Day 9PRAGUE
 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.

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

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Book now to guarantee Early Preview Pricing, available only until April 6, 2020.

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.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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

NOTE:
Special Interest Cruises: Festive December 12

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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*07/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
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*09/03/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/17/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*10/01/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,279.00
*10/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*10/21/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,879.00
*11/01/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,479.00
*11/25/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,579.00
*05/07/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*05/14/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*05/21/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*06/15/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*07/04/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*07/23/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*08/23/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*08/30/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*09/15/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/22/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/27/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*10/15/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*10/20/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,879.00
*10/25/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,679.00
*12/12/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $3,629.00
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