The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights and guided sightseeing. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former royal palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums. And as an added feature, we’ll take you to wine cellars in the center of Budapest for a special wine tasting in a unique atmosphere. A Master of Wine joins you as you sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. You have the choice of taking a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein, and see the baroque Stiftskirche Visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk and enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. There’ll be a special onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Disembark your ship and travel to the “Golden City” of Prague for a final three overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. All of this and more await you on this marvelous vacation!
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Budapest, Hungary: welcome to Budapest! Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ Square; visit a wine cellar and enjoy wine tastingDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Budapest–Vienna: cruising; onboard wine tasting and lecture by Master of WineDay 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing; special onboard food and wine pairing dinnerDay 6 Dürnstein–Melk: guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey and wine tastingDay 7 Passau: guided walkDay 8 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 9 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague: travel to PragueDays 11-12 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds, excursion to Melnik; free timeDay 13 Prague: your vacation ends this morning
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
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 is necessary, a substitute will be offered.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.