Danube Splendors with 2 Nights in Prague 2020
Danube Splendors with 2 Nights in Prague 2020
Operator: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Artistry II
Starts: Prague, Czech Republic on Mon, May 18, 2020
Ends: Bucharest, Romania on Thu, Jun 04, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
Begin your European vacation your way with two nights in the golden city of Prague. Guided sightseeing includes Hradčany Castle grounds, St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Enjoy free time as well to explore this exquisite city. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, guided sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.The best river views of Germany, Austria, and Hungary are ready to be explored on your Avalon YourWay river cruise on the Danube. Board you Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and cruise to the German town of Roth. Enjoy guided sightseeing of its timbered houses, or join an excursion to tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Your European river cruise continues with sightseeing in Regensburg to see the 179 AD entrance to Castra Regina fortress, and a guided city walk through the “City of Three Rivers”—Passau—before sailing to the lovely Austrian city of Linz. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey or hike the hillsides above the Wachau Valley. On to Vienna, “The City of Music,” for guided sightseeing of the historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your Central European river cruise continues to Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube,” followed by a tour of the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs. Sail through and the remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhač music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Veliko Târnovo, Arbanassi, or Rousse. Such marvelous sights include Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations, ancient stone cliff houses above the Yantra River, and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square with an overnight stay in “The Paris of the East.”
Day 1 (Mon, May 18, 2020): PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLICWelcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 SpiresEnjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
Day 2 (Tue, May 19, 2020): PRAGUEGothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great CuisineCLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.(B)
Day 3 (Wed, May 20, 2020): PRAGUE—NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to experience Prague through the eyes of a local. Lose the crowds and discover the charming local spots that are part of everyday life in Prague.This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG(B,D)
Day 4 (Thu, May 21, 2020): ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERGLiving Heritage and History LessonsStart the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR:CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas. DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)
Day 5 (Fri, May 22, 2020): REGENSBURGMagical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval MiracleCLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU(B,L,D)
Day 6 (Sat, May 23, 2020): PASSAUGo for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers MeetCLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.LINZ, AUSTRIAThe Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and MusicEnjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK(B,L,D)
Day 7 (Sun, May 24, 2020): MELK—WACHAU VALLEYStriking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.VIENNAVienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)
Day 8 (Mon, May 25, 2020): VIENNARoyal Collections, and Amusing Attractions CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST(B,L,D)
Day 9 (Tue, May 26, 2020): BUDAPEST, HUNGARYWelcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating CapitalCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.Take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Take in the beauty of Budapest while exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST(B,L,D)
Day 10 (Wed, May 27, 2020): BUDAPESTThe Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés and restaurants. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS(B,L,D)
Day 11 (Thu, May 28, 2020): MOHÁCSArchaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Mohács—the quiet Danube harbor town with its historical memorial parks, statues, and distinctive churches. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill—one of only a few remaining watermills performing stone-ground grain processing, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with fascinating murals. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OSIJEK(B,L,D)
Day 12 (Fri, May 29, 2020): OSIJEK, CROATIAHistory and Culture of Croatia CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Walking Tour of the city of Osijek, located at the confluence of the Danube and Drava Rivers. Visit Tvrđa, the most well preserved fortress of Croatia, home of many educational institutions. DISCOVERY Attend a musical concert performed by the talented young artists of the music school of Osijek at Franjo Kuhac.This afternoon you might join a Guided Optional Excursion to Vukovar. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE(B,L,D)
Day 13 (Sat, May 30, 2020): BELGRADE, SERBIAFortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade—where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge—and see the city’s many fascinating sights, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox Church. DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states. Spend your free time exploring the city on your own this afternoon on Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner. This evening, you might like to join an Optional authentic Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO GOLUBAC(B,L,D)
Day 14 (Sun, May 31, 2020): GOLUBAC—DONJI MILANOVAC. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR—IRON GATES GORGEAncient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates CLASSIC Visit the Fortress of Golubac, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. For the most part, the fortress was a sort of “a border control” of the past and couple of time was a knot of conflicts between Serbia, Habsburg Monarchy and Ottoman Empire. Enjoy a brief sailing to Donji Milanovac. CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Lepenski Vir—an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Marvel at the ancient discoveries and artifacts, as well as the unique views the site affords of the Danube Gorge. Sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN(B,L,D)
Day 15 (Mon, Jun 01, 2020): VIDIN, BULGARIARocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in BulgariaCLASSIC Join Guided Sightseeing in Vidin, followed by a Guided Tour of Belogradchik. Marvel at the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of natural elements. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE(B,L,D)
Day 16 (Tue, Jun 02, 2020): ROUSSE. EXCURSION TO VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSICliff Houses, Castle Ruins, Fortresses, and FolkloreCLASSIC Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo—with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River. Discover one of the oldest towns in Bulgaria (circa 4300 BC), as well as the Bulgarian Revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi, OR:CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Bulgaria’s largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR: ACTIVE Join a walk through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA(B,L,D)
Day 17 (Wed, Jun 03, 2020): OLTENITA, ROMANIA (DISEMBARKATION)–BUCHARESTA Night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East” CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Romanian capital city of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe—honoring WWI Romanian soldiers. See the Royal Palace Square—the scene of the city’s 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu. Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue. (B)
Day 18 (Thu, Jun 04, 2020): BUCHARESTYour vacation ends with breakfast this morning.(B)
- 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.
Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague
Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board; beer tasting on board
Day 5 Regensburg: guided walk
Day 6 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz
Day 7 Melk–Wachau Valley: choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or guided hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley
Day 8 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 9 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 10 Budapest: day at leisure
Day 11 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill
Day 12 Osijek: guided sightseeing; concert performance
Day 13 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour
Day 14 Golubac–Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Golubac fortress; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge
Day 15 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations
Day 16 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Târnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse
Day 17 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Bucharest
Day 18 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning
Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $223 to $309, in twin room from $132 to $178
Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
in single room from $153 to $394,in twin room from $85 to $217
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.