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2023 Season

Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery with 2 Nights in Prague


cruise: WBNE-T1
10 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague
Sail in winter on the Danube River with exciting stops and panoramic views in Austria and Germany. At this time of year, the towns and cities are festively illuminated and dressed, each in its own particular style and tradition. Christmas markets abound, and the strains of carols and aroma of gingerbread fill the air. Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest, and sail up the Danube River to Vienna, Austria. Here, Christmas markets are scattered throughout the city, with the largest located in front of the city hall. Join a traditional city sightseeing ending with a walk through the Christmas market to taste some of the local traditional specialties. Glide through the winter wonderland of the Wachau Valley, and visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey in Melk. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful patrician houses, and the Christkindlmarkt set against the stunning backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail further up the Danube River, and you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII.

Your last stop along the Danube River is 1000-year-old Nuremberg, famous for one of the oldest Christmas market in Germany. After guided city sightseeing, be sure to explore the many stalls and try some spicy gingerbread and Glühwein! Disembark your ship and travel to beautiful Prague, Czech Republic. See the sights with a Local Guide, and then explore on your own. Browse for last-minute gifts at the Christmas market, and don’t miss the beautifully decorated tree in Old Town! The perfect ending to a holiday cruise on the Danube!

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava; Austrian cookies tasting on board; free time in Vienna in the evening

Day 3 Vienna: City sightseeing; Christmas market

Day 4 Krems –Wachau Valley–Melk: Guide city walk in Krems; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk

Day 5 Passau: Guided walk; Christmas market

Day 6 Regensburg: Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria ; free time for Christmas market

Day 7 Nuremberg: Onboard Christmas Tradition lecture; choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas market

Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague: Travel to Prague

Day 9 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds; Christmas market

Day 10 Prague: Your vacation ends this morning

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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