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Blue Danube Discovery

Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
National Museum Prague
National Museum Prague
Nuremberg Old Town
Nuremberg Old Town
Nuremberg Pegnitz River
Nuremberg Pegnitz River
Old Town center of Prague and Charles Bridge
Old Town center of Prague and Charles Bridge
Old Town Square Prague in Christmas
Old Town Square Prague in Christmas
Charles Bridge and Old Town Prague
Charles Bridge and Old Town Prague
Old Town in Prague
Old Town in Prague
12-Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague
You’ll be travel and stay in Budapest for your first three day before eventually branching out and seeing more of the river-bound destinations awaiting you. You’ll get to experience guided land tours, sightseeing trips, sample some delicious wines, explore castles, and do many more amazing things while on this amazing journey. Once you’ve completed your unforgettable sailing trip, enjoy a wonderful stay in Prague before your eventual return home.
Known to be the second largest river in Europe (after the Volga), this beautiful body of water passes through a very large portion of the continent, making it an effective way of getting to multiple destinations at once.You’ll be exploring many different places between Budapest and Pragues, touching down on land here and there to explore several attractions. It’’s a relaxing trip that combines the cool and relaxing pace of water travels to the excitement and fun of land travels, all in the rich countries under the ever artistic and elegant European region.

Location: Budapest, Vienna, Dürnstein, Melk, Passau, Regensburg, Nuremberg, Prague

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital spanning the banks of the Danube. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan metropolis.

Day 2: Budapest

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

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. (B)

Day 3: 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 (B/D)

Day 4: Budapest–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 (B/L/D)

Day 5: Vienna

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

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 Durnstein. (B/L/D)

Day 6: Dürnstein–Melk

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein

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 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.

**MELK **

Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors

Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board. Evening/overnight cruise to Passau. (B/L/D)

Day 7: Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet 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 Ceský Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing. Evening/overnight cruise to Regensburg (B/L/D)

Day 8: Regensburg

Magical Regensburg–Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

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.Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. (B/L/D)

Day 9: Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons

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. Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg–with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, the gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds–used by the Third Reich. Evening cruise to Nuremburg. (B/L/D)

Day 10: Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague, Czech Republic

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. (B)

Day 11: Prague

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradcany 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. (B)

Day 12: Prague

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)


Legend: B-Breakfast, L-Lunch, D-Dinner

Rate is per person based on double occupancy, may change without prior notice, and not inclusive of airfare. Other terms and conditions apply.

13-Day River Cruise from Budapest to Prague
Duration: 13 Days /12 Nights Package Inclusions:
  • Local guide
  • Guided sightseeing tours
  • Hotel accommodations
  • Daily breakfast
  • Seven (7) dinners
  • Six (6) lunches
  • Optional tours
per person