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Avalon Waterways Active & Discovery on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague & 1 Night in Budapest (Eastbound) (WLBP)

11 Day River Cruise Prague to Budapest 
Start your Danube River vacation with two 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. 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 “The Kiss,” or attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle. You may decide to visit the notorious Mauthausen Concentration Camp of WWII, or Clam 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 join Kinga Tittel, renowned author of “Fabulous Budapest,” and experience the city’s people and places on an exceptional guided tour. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!

Ships: View - Impression - Passion - Envision
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/14/22, 06/28/22, 07/13/22, 10/10/22
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/17/22, 06/14/22, 06/28/22, 09/20/22
  • Fly Free (plus save $500 per couple) from select U.S. cities on select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/13/22, 10/10/22
  • Save $500 per couple (plus Free Air) on select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/13/22, 10/10/22
  • Save $2000 per couple on select 2021, 2022 and 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises for groups of 8 or more.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 05/17/22, 06/14/22, 06/28/22, 09/20/22, 06/04/23, 08/18/23, 09/10/23
  • Save $2500 per couple on select 2021, 2022 and 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe cruises for groups of 8 or more.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/13/22, 10/10/22, 04/10/23, 07/02/23, 07/30/23
  • Fly Free from select U.S. cities on select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/04/23, 08/18/23, 09/10/23
  • Fly Free (plus save $500 per couple) from select U.S. cities on select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/10/23, 07/02/23, 07/30/23
  • Save $500 per couple (plus Free Air) on select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/10/23, 07/02/23, 07/30/23
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2023 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/04/23, 07/30/23, 09/10/23
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Prague: Welcome to Prague

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

Day 3 Prague-Deggendorf (Embarkation): Guided tour of Cesky Krumlov; transfer to Linz; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Engelhartszell–Schlögen Oxbow–Linz: Choice of visit to the Jochenstein power station or visit to Engelszell Abbey; choice of guided hike along the Danube trails or scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow

Day 5 Mauthausen-Grein: In Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, or guided bike tour; guided tour in Grein, visit to the historical theatre and Clam Castle to meet its owner the Count

Day 6 Spitz-Vienna: Choice of canoe tour; bike tour from Spitz to Krems Wine World Experience with tasting; or regional products showcase

Day 7 Vienna: Choice of bike tour, or insider's tour of Vienna, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace

Day 8 Vienna: Choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see the Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum

Day 9 Visegrád-Danube Bend: In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour

Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): Choice of guided tour travel writer Kinga Tittel, or guided bike tour, or city sightseeing tour

Day 11 Budapest: Your vacation ends this morning

Related Avalon Tours

WLB - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)
WLBE - With 1 Night in Budapest
WLBP - With 2 Nights in Prague & 1 Night in Budapest
WLBQ - With 2 Nights in Prague
WBL - Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound)

Itinerary (2023)

Day 1PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
 Welcome in the “Golden City” of Prague
Day 2PRAGUE
 Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

ACTIVE Enjoy the natural wonders of Prokopské Valley Nature Reserve on this active, half-day Guided Hiking adventure on the outskirts of Prague, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock

Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.

(B)
Day 3PRAGUE–DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
 Upon arrival in Deggendorf embark your Suite Ship®

CLASSIC Visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, also known as the “Pearl of the Bohemian Forest

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(B,D)
Day 4ENGELHARTSZELL, AUSTRIA–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
 Memories and Beer in the Making

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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 – a dramatic carved by centuries

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 5LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN
 History Lessons and Monastic Life

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 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 on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPITZ

(B,L,D)
Day 6SPITZ
 Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike in 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, stop in Dürnstein to see the beautiful 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 consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

(B,L,D)
Day 7VIENNA
 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:

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 8VIENNA
 A Feast for the Soul

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

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 one of the world’s most important museums with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and enjoy Italian or Dutch master works, OR:

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

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD


(B,L,D)
Day 9VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY
 Jousting Tournaments and Dracula's Tower

ACTIVE Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower on a hiking tour in Visegrád, OR:

ACTIVE Take a Canoe Excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a unique perspective of one of the river’s most beautiful stretches, OR:

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.

This afternoon, relax on the Sky deck while sailing into Budapest and enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful Parliament Building.

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 10BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
 Bike, Walk, and Talk in Budapest

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


DISCOVERY Join the author of “Fabulous Budapest” for an unforgettable introduction to the local people, places, and experiences that makes Budapest so special*, 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.

(B)
Day 11BUDAPEST
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$196

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

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.

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); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
05/17/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,507.00
06/14/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,457.00
06/28/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,457.00
07/13/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,357.00
09/20/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,757.00
10/10/2022 Special Offer/Promotion $4,557.00
04/10/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $3,957.00
06/04/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,457.00
07/02/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,357.00
07/30/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,357.00
08/18/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,357.00
09/10/2023 Special Offer/Promotion $4,757.00
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