On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals—Budapest, Bratislava, Vienna, and Prague—as well as many small towns that do the landscape along the way. Shop for paprika in Budapest, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava, savor a Sachertorte in Vienna, and explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague. In addition to these amazing and fun cities, there’s even more… enjoy wine tasting in Austria’s Wachau Valley, visit Austria’s oldest theater still holding regular performances in the resort town of Grein, and visit one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular monasteries at Melk. Explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Budapest: welcome to BudapestDay 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 5 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 6 Vienna: choice of museum visit; time at leisureDay 7 Weissenkirchen–Melk: choice of guided walk in Weissenkirchen; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tastingDay 8 Grein–Linz: guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theaterDay 9 Passau: guided walk in PassauDay 10 Passau (Disembarkation)–Prague: travel by motorcoach to PragueDay 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle groundsDay 12 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:Departure April 6 is offered as an exclusive Jewish Heritage Cruise, including lectures and special features at no additional cost. Explore sites important to Jewish history, like the world’s second-largest synagogue in Budapest, the WWII Terezin ghetto, Prague’s Jewish Museum & Cemetery, and more. (NOTE: Kosher foods not available.)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); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.