On this magnificent cruise vacation, enjoy seeing some of Central Europe’s splendid capitals—Prague, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest—as well as many small towns that dot the landscape along the way. Explore the grounds of majestic Hradcany Castle in Prague, explore Germany’s Passau, located at the confluence of three rivers, and Linz, Austria’s third-largest city. Visit the quaint historical theater in the resort town of Grein; and one of Europe’s largest and most spectacular monasteries at Melk. Discover pretty little Weissenkirchen in Austria’s Wachau Valley or join a tasting of Wachau wines, an important product of the region. Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and end your vacation in vibrant Budapest. Guided sightseeing with Certified Local Guides in each city is sure to heighten your experience.

City Highlights

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 Hradčany Castle groundsDay 3 Prague–Passau (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Passau; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Passau: guided walk in PassauDay 5 Linz, Austria–Grein: guided walk in Grein, visit the historical theaterDay 6 Melk–Weissenkirchen: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; choice of guided walk in Weissenkirchen or enjoy a Wachau wine tastingDay 7 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 8 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 9 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ SquareDay 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Meals

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

NOTES:Departure March 30 is offered as an exclusive Beer Tasting Cruise, including lectures and special features at no additional cost. A visit to Europe is enhanced when it includes a discovery of the regional beers! Enjoy onboard tastings, visit historic breweries, and learn about European beer-brewing techniques during fascinating onboard lectures. Prost!Departure April 13 is offered as an exclusive Habsburg History Cruise, including lectures and special features at no additional cost. Take a cruise through history! These fascinating cruises give you an even richer experience as you learn the stories behind Europe’s famous sites.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.

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