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Avalon Waterways The Legendary Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (WNBQ)

10 days Prague to Budapest 
What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it’s walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses or enjoying Germany’s famous beers? From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the sce-nic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship. During your cruise, experts will join us to introduce you to the Jewish culture and its remarkable history in Europe. Enjoy two nights in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Enjoy guided city sightseeing, a visit to Terezin Concentration Camp and a Jewish Heritage tour through the fascinating Jewish Quarter.

Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, and tour the 1000-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, cruise to Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII, and follow traces of its Jewish history from the Middle Ages. See the ancient Porta Pretoria, gates to a Roman fort built in 179 AD. In Passau, explore its narrow, winding streets, and see the magnificent baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Eu-rope’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Join a guided city tour and discov-er the Jewish life in the last century. Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and a tour focused on the Jewish Heritage of the city.

Ships: Artistry II - Envision - Imagery II - Visionary
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/30/20, 07/01/20, 07/29/20, 08/11/20, 10/19/20, 10/26/20, 10/29/20, 10/07/20
  • Save $1,500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/06/20, 08/25/20
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/19/20, 09/08/20, 05/24/20, 06/02/20, 06/16/20, 07/14/20, 07/28/20, 08/10/20, 08/30/20, 10/06/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/18/20, 09/14/20, 09/22/20
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/30/20, 07/01/20, 07/06/20, 07/14/20, 07/29/20, 08/10/20, 08/11/20, 08/25/20, 08/30/20, 09/08/20, 09/22/20, 10/07/20, 10/19/20, 10/26/20, 10/29/20
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Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 5 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 6 Passau: guided walk

Day 7 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or morning hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

Day 8 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 9 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

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

Special Interest Departures

08/11/2020 - The Legendary Danube with 2 Nights in Prague with Jewish Heritage

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Itinerary (2020)

 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.
 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.

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.

 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 Malá Strana—two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots.

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.


 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 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 Tour 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 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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.


  Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk of Old Town to see the 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.

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.


 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 to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.


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.


  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 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.


 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.

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 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.


 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 cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.


 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 price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Prague:

in single room from $211 to $333, in twin room from $132 to $333

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $252 to $368,in twin room from $153 to $204

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

  • Special Interest Cruise: Jewish Heritage August 13

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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*05/18/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*05/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*05/24/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*06/02/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*06/16/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*06/30/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*07/01/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*07/06/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*07/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*07/28/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*07/29/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*08/10/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*08/11/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,979.00
*08/25/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,079.00
*08/30/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/08/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/14/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*09/22/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,379.00
*10/06/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,279.00
*10/07/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $4,279.00
*10/19/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,879.00
*10/26/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,479.00
*10/29/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $3,479.00
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