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 Hradčcany 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, Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. 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! Your ship will be decorated and dressed up in Christmas colors.
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 for Christmas MarketsDay 4 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception, St. Nicholas LegendDay 5 Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour or guided sightseeing in Nüremberg , Christmas Market, onboard lectureDay 6 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; Christmas Market, beer tastingDay 7 Passau: guided walkDay 8 Melk–Vienna: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Austrian Ccookie baking demonstrationDay 9 Vienna: guided sightseeing, culinary tour at Christmas MarketDay 10 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes Square, Christmas MarketDay 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.