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Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)
10 Day River Cruise Prague to Budapest
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, Hradčany 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. Transfer to Vilshofen where your Danube River cruise begins. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” 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. In Linz, Austria, see the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square that 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 Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. 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, the vibrant capital of Hungary, see the must-see sights with a local expert. In your free time stroll along the main shopping street of Váci utca, or take pictures from Fisherman’s Bastion, for the best panoramic views of Budapest. From the Golden City of Prague to the Pearl of the Danube in Budapest, your European river cruise is an experience not to be missed!
A Master of Wine will travel with you on your cruise to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food–and-wine pairing.
About Masters of Wine Seldom do travelers get the chance to learn about wines from a master! Avalon invites you to sail in the company of a Master of Wine (MW) who shares elite experience, unsurpassed knowledge, and personal passion for wines on board your ship. With only 450 Masters of Wine in the world, Avalon Waterways is honored to welcome a Master of Wine on board our Wine-Lovers cruises to share their rigorous training and prestigious expertise recognized globally across the wine industry. A truly exclusive experience for wine lovers!
Day 1 Prague: Welcome to Prague
Day 2 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
Day 3 Prague-Regensburg, Germany-Vilshofen (Embarkation): Travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Vilshofen; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Passau: Choice of guided walk or hike with your Adventure Host; Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; onboard wine lecture
Day 5 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column; onboard food & wine pairing dinner
Day 6 Ybbs. Excursion to Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs with Artstetten Castle visit; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein or visit a local wine cellar
Day 7 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Bratislava: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host
Day 9 Budapest: Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square and visit a wine cellar or hike with your Adventure Host
Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning
cities and locations
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.
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.
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.
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.
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