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12 DAYS
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 DAYS
The Blue Danube Discovery

Budapest to Prague
Jul - Oct 2019

The Blue Danube Discovery

Jul - Oct 2019 | Budapest to Prague
on board Impression, Envision, Illumination

starting from:
WAS $5,153 NOW $4,553 CAD
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
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and Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

INCLUDES


2-Night Pre Cruise Hotel in Budapest
2-Night Post Cruise Hotel in Prague
  • FREE Roundtrip Air*
  • FREE Drinks (Lunch & Dinner on board)
  • FREE WiFi throughout the ship
  • FREE Guided Tours
  • FREE Bicycles for checkout
  • ALL Government Taxes & Fees
  • Travel Insurance

Cruise Connections Specials/person (CAD)
FREE Roundtrip Air*, Taxes & Fees
Date Ship Deluxe
From
Panorama Suite
From
Save Up To
(per couple)
Jul 7, 2019 Impression $5,392
$4,792
$6,452
$5,852
$1,200
Jul 28, 2019 Envision $5,392
$4,792
$6,402
$5,802
$1,200
Aug 4, 2019 Impression $5,153
$4,553
$6,402
$5,802
$1,200
Oct 29, 2019 Illumination (SOLD OUT) $5,881
$5,281
$1,200
*Free round-trip economy class Trans-Atlantic air applies to select Canadian gateways: Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Ottawa, Quebec City, Regina, Saskatoon, Toronto, Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg. Other gateway cities available from $199/person extra. Free and reduced Air offer is subject to change, capacity-controlled and may be pulled out at any time without prior notice.

Book Today & Take an EXTRA $600 OFF/stateroom

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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

CLASSIC
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

DISCOVERY
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests – from cooking classes, to painting workshops – to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

ACTIVE
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

Budapest to Prague

(B) = Breakfast   (L) = Lunch   (D) = Dinner

DAY 1

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Check-in to NEW YORK PALACE BUDAPEST or Similar Deluxe Hotel for 2 Nights

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

DAY 2

(B)

BUDAPEST

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

CLASSIC
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing Tour, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

You may choose to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in an Optional Wine–and–Dine Dinner this evening.

DAY 3

(B, D)

BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)

Time for Coffee and Confections

With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest’s famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship®.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

DAY 4

(B, L, D)

VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red–rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.

This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

DAY 5

(B, L, D)

VIENNA

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

CLASSIC
Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex–the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace–a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.

Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

DAY 6

(B, L, D)

DÜRNSTEIN

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein

CLASSIC
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart–who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
ACTIVE
Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

MELKOrnate Architecture and Scenic Splendors

CLASSIC
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
DISCOVERY
Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

DAY 7

(B, L, D)

PASSAU, GERMANY

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet

CLASSIC
Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” OR:

Join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg–the city of Mozart–or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov.

Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

DAY 8

(B, L, D)

REGENSBURG

Magical Regensburg–Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC
Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria–built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

DISCOVERY
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

DAY 9

(B, L, D)

ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG

Living Heritage and History Lessons

DISCOVERY
Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main–Danube Canal–linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.
CLASSIC
Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg–with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;
CLASSIC
Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds–used by the Third Reich.

EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

DAY 10

(B)

NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Check-in to INTERCONTINENTAL PRAHA HOTEL or Similar Deluxe Hotel for 2 Nights

Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires

Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

DAY 11

(B)

PRAGUE

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

CLASSIC
Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague’s famous beer varieties in a local restaurant.

Tonight, you may decide to join us for an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.

DAY 12

(B)

PRAGUE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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