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Avalon Waterways Active Discovery on the Danube with 3 Nights Prague – Eastbound (WLBP)

12 days Prague to Budapest 
Start your Danube River vacation with three nights in the exquisite city of Prague. You’ll explore the Czech Republic capital with your choice of included excursions. Explore the Golden City with your choice of a guided sightseeing tour or an urban hike extending to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve. Enjoy a day of unhurried free time to explore the beauty, history, and welcoming cafes of Prague. En route to your Avalon Suite Ship, you’ll visit the charming, Bohemian town of Český Krumlov—then embark on your Active Discovery Danube River cruise. Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or adventurer, your cruise includes Avalon Choice experiences that are perfect for any preference or pace—from Active to Discovery to Classic.

Your Active Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks, or choose an insider’s tour of Vienna. Attend a wine tasting in Krems or join a hike to Count Dracula’s prison tower, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt’s renowned “Kiss,” or attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle. You may decide to visit the notorious Mauthausen Concentration Camp of WWII, or Greinburg Castle in Grein to meet the count who lives there. With Active Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Stroll the streets of Budapest on a classic sightseeing tour or take a bike ride through town for a different perspective, or learn a few local Hungarian phrases on a walking tour! Your Active Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

Ships: Luminary - Panorama - Impression
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 air-inclusive Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/20/18, 07/26/18, 09/06/18
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2019 air-inclusive Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/03/19, 05/03/19, 06/01/19, 06/29/19, 07/27/19, 08/24/19, 09/07/19, 10/05/19, 10/19/19
  • Save $2,000 per couple on select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/03/19, 05/03/19, 06/01/19, 06/29/19, 07/27/19, 08/24/19, 10/05/19, 10/19/19, 09/07/19
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2019 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/03/19, 06/01/19, 06/29/19, 07/27/19, 08/24/19, 10/05/19, 10/19/19
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/26/18
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/06/18, 09/20/18
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2018 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: choice of urban hike, or guided city tour including Hradčany Castle grounds and St. Vitus Cathedral; afternoon at leisure

Day 3 Prague: day at leisure

Day 4 Prague–Linz (Embarkation): guided tour of Česky Krumlov; transfer to Linz; onboard welcome reception

Day 5 Engelhartszell–Schlögen Schlinge–Linz: choice of visit to Engelszell Abbey to tour its brewery, enjoy a tasting, and explore its sensory garden, or fun guided hike along the WWII smuggler’s route; choice of scenic cruising around the Schlögener Schlinge, or guided hike on the Danube Trail

Day 6 Linz–Mauthausen–Grein:
in Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; guided tour in Grein, visit to the historical theater and Greinburg Castle

Day 7 Spitz–Vienna: choice of canoe tour down the Danube; bike tour from Spitz to Krems with a stop in Dürnstein to sample local specialties; or Wine World Experience with tasting; or local encounter showcasing regional products

Day 8 Vienna:
choice of bike tour, or jogging tour, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace to see Klimt’s Kiss; or Vienna Experimental experience, to meet with local people

Day 9 Vienna: choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café; or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum

Day 10 Visegrád–Danube Bend: in Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour; scenic cruising around the Danube Bend

Day 11 Budapest (Disembarkation): choice of guided tour with funny language lesson, or guided bike tour, or guided tour

Day 12 Budapest: your vacation ends this morning

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WLB - Active Discovery on the Danube – Eastbound

Itinerary (2019)

Day 1PRAGUE
 , CZECH REPUBLIC Welcome in the “Golden City” of Prague
Day 2PRAGUE
 Choose your activity: an active guided urban hike that continues to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve, or a guided city sightseeing tour.

(B)
Day 3PRAGUE
 Enjoy a free day to explore the city on your own, or choose one of the many Guided Optional Excursions offered today.

(B)
Day 4PRAGUE–LINZ, AUSTRIA (EMBARKATION)
 En route to Linz, take a guided walking tour of medieval Český Krumlov. Upon arrival in Linz embark your Suite Ship®

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(B,D)
Day 5ENGELHARTSZELL–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
 Memory 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.

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 way back to Linz.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

(B,L,D)
Day 6LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN
 History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Limes Cycle Route, following part of the northern border line of the Roman Empire, OR:

CLASSIC Take a step back in time with a visit to the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

CLASSIC Pay homage to a pivotal time in human history with a Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

In the afternoon sail to Grein.

GREIN

Theater History and Modern-Day Castles

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

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

EVENING CRUISE TO SPITZ

(B,L,D)
Day 7SPITZ
 Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike to Explore 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 Spitz to Krems, 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 Tour that showcases the production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.

Relax this afternoon as you cruise toward Vienna.

This evening, perhaps join a Guided Optional Hike through the vineyards outside Vienna, with a wine tasting and dinner at a local Viennese Heurigen (Wine Tavern).

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 8VIENNA
 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 Get 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 Enjoy 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.

EVENING OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 9VIENNA
 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 the 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.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD

(B,L,D)
Day 10 VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY
 Knights, Castles, and Vampires

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

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.

Sail to Budapest this afternoon.

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

The Pearl of the Danube

Take some free time this afternoon to explore the vibrant and stunning city of Budapest. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board your ship this evening.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

(B,L,D)
Day 11BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
 

ACTIVE See the sights from a different perspective by joining a Guided Bike Tour along the bike paths of the city, OR:

DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided Walking Tour combing the sights of Budapest that includes 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 the world-famous Gerbeaud Café.

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

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$182

Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Prague:

in single room from $250 to $309, in twin room from $148 to $178

Extra nights per person in Budapest:

in single room from $178 to $446, in twin room from $111 to $243

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 / $1149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1199
P / Royal Deck / $1299
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $2199

Avalon Notes

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

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*06/29/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,902.00
*07/27/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,902.00
*08/24/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,002.00
*09/07/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,302.00
*10/05/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $5,002.00
*10/19/2019 Special Offer/Promotion $4,802.00
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