2021 Season

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


cruise: WBDB-T1 12 Day River Cruise Budapest to Berlin
Cruise along the peaceful 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. You’ll also visit Hungary’s Gödöllö Royal Palace—a favorite retreat of Queen Elisabeth of Hungary.

Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and join a lecture on royal dynasties before heading for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Don’t miss the visit the Schönbrunn Palace—summer residence of the Habsburg monarchy. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley.

Continue on the Danube to discover the history of Habsburg with a visit to Arstetten castle or 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. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, shows you the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD—and mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. In beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. End your vacation with two special nights in Berlin!

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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-Dresden-Berlin: Transfer to Dresden and city sightseeing; transfer to Berlin

Day 11 Berlin: City sightseeing

Day 12 Berlin: 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.

notes


  • 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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