From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in Wenceslaus square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches. Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, where a Master of Wine joins you, continue to sail to Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. 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 and you will be delighted by wine tastings and a food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!
Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Prague: welcome to PragueDay 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle groundsDay 3 Prague: full day at leisure or join the excursion to MelnikDay 4 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome receptionDay 5 Nuremberg–Roth: choice of Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour or guided sightseeing in Roth; on board wine tasting and lecture by Master of WineDay 6 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 7 Passau: guided walk; special on board food and wine pairing dinnerDay 8 Melk–Vienna: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine and chocolate tastingDay 9 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 10 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes Square; visit a wine cellar and enjoy wine tastingDay 11 Budapest (Disembarkation): 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.