2022 Season

The Danube from the Black Sea to Germany with 2 Nights in Prague with Habsburg & Royalty


cruise: WODY-T1 20 Day River Cruise Bucharest to Prague
From the “Paris of the East” in Bucharest, Romania, to the “Golden City” of Prague, in the Czech Republic, this Danube River cruise is an odyssey to new discoveries. Begin in Bucharest for a tour of the Romanian capital’s boulevards, Arc de Triomphe, Royal Palace Square, and historic sites from a dramatic history. Sail overnight to St. Gheorghe for an excursion to the Danube Delta at the Black Sea. Join a small-boat guided tour of the Danube Delta’s rivers, and enjoy the serene view of canals and marshes. Enjoy a special “Kilometer 0” celebration of the mighty Danube’s 2,845km journey from the Black Forest to the Black Sea. Sail through the Balkans to the Hungarian capital city of Budapest.

During the second portion of your vacation, you will explore some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns. You’ll also discover treasures of Austro-Hungarian royalty. Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary, including a visit to Gödöllö Royal Palace. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive 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. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” was also the home of the Habsburg monarchy, with the stunning Schönbrunn Palace and summer home of the family dynasty. Hear a fascinating lecture on royal dynasties in Europe with a historian on board your ship, and take a Viennese waltz lesson.

Enjoy the magnificent views through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and a tasting of renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city, and be sure to photograph the splendid Trinity Column. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers,” is uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge. See its maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and marvel at St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture.

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Day 1 Bucharest: Welcome to Bucharest

Day 2 Bucharest–Cernavoda (Embarkation): Guided sightseeing in Bucharest; onboard welcome reception

Day 3 St. Gheorghe: Excursion to Danube Delta; km 0 celebration

Day 4 Hârșova. Excursion to Constanta: Guided sightseeing, visit the National History and Archaeological Museum in Constanta

Day 5 Rousse. Excursion to Veliko Târnovo & Arbanassi: Choice of full-day excursion, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and to the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi, or guided sightseeing in Rousse, or walk in the park with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Vidin–Belogradchik: Choice of guided sightseeing to Vidin’s fortress and see the rock formations in Belogradchik or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 7 Iron Gates–Donji Milanovac–Golubač: Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; choice of visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site or bike with your Adventure Host; visit to Golubač fortress

Day 8 Belgrade: Choice of guided sightseeing or walk with your Adventure Host; onboard lecture

Day 9 Novi Sad–Ilok: Choice of Novi Sad guided tour or walk with your Adventure Host; Ilok guided tour

Day 10 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: Guided tour and organ concert in Pécs

Day 11 Budapest: Choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host; visit Gödöllö Royal Palace

Day 12 Budapest: Day at leisure

Day 13 Bratislava–Hainburg: Onboard lecture about royal dynasties in Europe; choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike up to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; onboard Waltz lesson

Day 14 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host; visit Schönbrunn Palace

Day 15 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Ybbs. Excursion to Melk: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing with Arstetten Castle or bakery workshop; onboard wine tasting

Day 16 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column, or Romantic Austria full day excursion

Day 17 Passau: Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; onboard lecture about royal dynasties in Europe; choice of guided tour or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 18 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)–Regensburg–Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague

Day 19 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

Day 20 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.

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  • 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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