2021 Season

Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Berlin & 2 Nights in Prague for Wine Lovers (Eastbound)


cruise: WDBB-T1 12 Day River Cruise Berlin to Budapest
Your European vacation begins with two nights in Berlin, capital of Germany, and 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. Also, enjoy a wine-and-cheese tasting visit in the village of Melnik. Cruise to Regensburg—one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities—and enjoy guided sightseeing in the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria, and high-towered mansions. Transfer to Deggendorf where your river cruise journey begins. Passau, Germany, is called 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. A Master of Wine will travel with you on your cruise to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food–and-wine pairing.

See Austria’s largest medieval square, the Hauptplatz in Linz. Enjoy magnificent views through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines in a 900-year-old 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, the vibrant capital of Hungary, see the must-see sights with a local expert and visit a local wine cellar. In your free time, stroll along the main shopping street of Vici utca, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, which provides the best panoramic views of Budapest. Experience your European vacation with a stay in fascinating Berlin, and relax on your Danube River cruise to discover the beauty and history of its destinations along the way.
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Day 1 Berlin: Welcome to Germany

Day 2 Berlin: Guided sightseeing, see the Brandenburg Gate, visit Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church

Day 3 Berlin-Dresden-Prague: Guided walk in Dresden, visit the courtyard of the Zwinger Palace; motorcoach transfer to Prague

Day 4 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds; excursion to Melnik with wine tasting

Day 5 Prague-Regensburg-Deggendorf (Embarkation): Travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception

Day 6 Passau: Choice of guided walk or hike with Adventure Host; onboard wine lecture

Day 7 Linz: Guided walk, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 8 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; 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 9 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 10 Bratislava: Onboard wine & chocolate tasting; guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral

Day 11 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square and visit a wine cellar

Day 12 Budapest (Disembarkation): 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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