Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Eastbound) - 2021

Visiting: Prague, Czech Republic, Prague, Regensburg, Germany–Deggendorf (Embarkation), Passau–Schlögen Oxbow, Linz, Austria, Melk–Wachau Valley, Vienna, Bratislava, Slovakia, Budapest, Hungary, Budapest (Disembarkation)

Duration: 9 Nights

Physical rating: None

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Avalon with any specific dietary requirements

Tour code: 465382

Tour operator: Avalon Waterways

Tour operated in: English

Prices From: $4374

Tour Overview

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, Hradcany 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 Durnstein, 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!


icon Day 1 Prague, Czech Republic

Location: Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 SpiresEnjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside at your leisure.

icon Day 2 Prague

Location: Prague

Meals: Breakfast

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great CuisineTake a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.

icon Day 3 Regensburg, Germany–Deggendorf (Embarkation)

Location: Regensburg, Germany–Deggendorf (Embarkation)

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval MiracleJoin a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today’s modern and vibrant Regensburg. Continue on to Deggendorf to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a welcome reception.EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU

icon Day 4 Passau–Schlögen Oxbow

Location: Passau–Schlögen Oxbow

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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:Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River.Before sailing to Linz, take a little free time to explore Passau's cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. Join an onboard lecture hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to LinzThis afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube's dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

icon Day 5 Linz, Austria

Location: Linz, Austria

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Legendary and Lovely LinzVisit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart, or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of WineEVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

icon Day 6 Melk–Wachau Valley

Location: Melk–Wachau Valley

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking ViewsTake a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.DÜRNSTEINFairytale Castles, Kings, and CobblestonesJoin a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR:Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR: Discover the fascinating world of wine within a labyrinth underneath the surface which is about 900 years old. While sipping a selection of different wines, you will learn how the wine production developed over the centuries till nowadays Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

icon Day 7 Vienna

Location: Vienna

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the grand Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.In your free time why not stroll through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

icon Day 8 Bratislava, Slovakia

Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Bratislava and a wine tasting hosted by your Master of Wine.Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral.Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

icon Day 9 Budapest, Hungary

Location: Budapest, Hungary

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Heroes of War and the Warm Waters of BudapestEnjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square and a visit to a unique wine cellar system where you can taste Hungarian wines in a very special way.This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time 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.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

icon Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation)

Location: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Meals: Breakfast

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

What's Included

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    9 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 7 dinners

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    Low Deposit

    Avalon Waterways requires a deposit of 300 GBP to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 90 days before departure..

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    Secure payments

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Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Saturday Oct 23, 2021