2021 Season

Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Eastbound)


cruise: WDBQ-T1 10 Day River Cruise Prague to Budapest
Your European vacation begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradčany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. A Master of Wine will travel with you on your Danube River cruise to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food–and-wine pairing.

Transfer to Deggendorf where your river cruise journey begins. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers,” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Explore the city with a Local Guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Linz, Austria, offers the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines in a 900-year-old underground wine cellar. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, see the sights with a local expert, visit a wine cellar to taste Hungarian wines, and enjoy free time to stroll the main shopping street of Váci utca. Take in the panoramic views of Budapest from Fishermen’s Bastion—reflecting on a fantastic trip from the “Golden City” of Prague to the “Pearl of the Danube” in Budapest!
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Day 1 Prague: Welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague-Regensburg, Germany-Deggendorf (Embarkation): Travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Passau: Choice of guided walk or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine lecture

Day 5 Linz: Guidedwalk, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 6 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein or visit a local wine cellar

Day 7 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 8 Bratislava: Onboard wine & chocolate tasting; guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral

Day 9 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square and visit a wine cellar

Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

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  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees, gratuities  and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown.   International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.