2021 Season

Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague with Habsburg & Royalty (Westbound)

cruise: WBDE-T1 10 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague
Cruise on the Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. See Heroes’ Square and the royal Gödöllö palace with the famous sights that make this city come to life! Step into the history and grandeur of royal families throughout Austria, with exquisite sites preserved from the reign of the Habsburg dynasty. Visit the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace—former summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.

Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Vienna, Austria, guided sightseeing includes a visit the lavish Hofburg dynasty’s Schönbrunn Palace. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk through Passau, Germany’s maze of cobblestone streets and see the baroque architecture of St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Disembark your Danube River cruise in Deggendorf, and transfer to Regensburg for sightseeing, including the 179 AD Porta Pretoria and Old Town. Your European vacation continues with a 2-night stay in the golden city of Prague. Explore this dazzling capital of the Czech Republic, including sightseeing at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.


Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square; visit Gödöllö Royal Palace

Day 3 Bratislava: Onboard lecture about royal dynasties in Europe; guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; onboard Waltz lesson

Day 4 Vienna: Guided sightseeing; visit Schönbrunn Palace

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or visit Arstetten Castle; wine tasting

Day 6 Linz: Choice of guided tour in Linz or full day excursion Romantic Austria

Day 7 Passau: Guided tour; guided hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg and guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague

Day 9 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds

Day 10 Prague: 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.


  • 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.
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