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The Danube from the Black Sea to Germany with 2 Nights in Prague 2021

The Danube from the Black Sea to Germany with 2 Nights in Prague 2021

Operator: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Passion
Starts: Bucharest, Romania on Sun, Oct 10, 2021
Ends: Prague, Czech Republic on Fri, Oct 29, 2021

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River Cruise Itinerary

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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. Visit vibrant Vienna, and explore the exquisite city of Prague. Enjoy free time to enjoy the “Golden City” on your own, in addition to a guided city walk to see Hradčany Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the world-famous Astronomical Clock. This European river cruise adventure from the Black Sea Delta to the Golden City of Prague is not to be missed!

  1. Day 1
    BUCHAREST, ROMANIA
    Sun, Oct 10, 2021
    Welcome to Bucharest—The “Paris of the East”

    The day is yours to explore this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.
  2. Day 2
    BUCHAREST
    Mon, Oct 11, 2021
    Beautiful Boulevards and Bold History

    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.

    Travel to Cernavoda to board your Avalon Suite Ship® this afternoon.

    CERNAVODA (EMBARKATION)

    Your Balkan Adventure Begins

    Explore your Avalon Suite Ship® this evening and enjoy a dinner on board.

    DISCOVERY After dinner, attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the Danube Delta.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ST. GHEORGHE

    (B,D)
  3. Day 3
    ST. GHEORGHE. EXCURSION TO THE DANUBE DELTA
    Tue, Oct 12, 2021
    A River’s Entrance into the Sea

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Join a small-boat Guided Tour of the best preserved of Europe’s deltas -2,200 square miles of rivers, canals, marshes, tree-fringed lakes and reed islands.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy a Special Celebration to mark Kilometer “0”—the end of the Danube River’s 2,845 km journey—from the source in the Black Forest to its delta at the Black Sea.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO HÂRȘOVA

    (B,L,D)
  4. Day 4
    HÂRȘOVA. EXCURSION TO CONSTANTA
    Wed, Oct 13, 2021
    Romania’s Cultural Legacies

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Constanta, the most important commercial center in Romania, situated on the Black Sea. Visit the Natural History and Archeological Museum to discover the history of early Romanian cultures.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROUSSE

    (B,L,D)
  5. Day 5
    ROUSSE, BULGARIA. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
    Thu, Oct 14, 2021
    Fortresses and Fountains in “Little Vienna”

    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.

    Sail to Svistov, OR:

    CLASSIC 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, as well as Bulgarian revival architecture in the 15th-century town of Arbanassi.

    Later, join your ship in Svistov.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIDIN

    (B,L,D)
  6. Day 6
    VIDIN
    Fri, Oct 15, 2021
    Rocks, ruins and Balkan Beauty

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour in Vidin before joining a Guided Tour to Belogradchik. See the remarkable rock formations on the slopes of the Balkan Mountains, sculpted by 200 million years of nature’s elements.

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC

    (B,L,D)
  7. Day 7
    DONJI MILANOVAC, SERBIA–IRON GATES GORGE. EXCURSION TO LEPENSKI VIR
    Sat, Oct 16, 2021
    Ancient Artifacts and the Iron Gates

    Before lunch on board, you’ll sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—forming a natural border between Serbia and Romania.

    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.

    Enjoy a brief sailing to Golubač.

    GOLUBAČ

    A Formidable Fortress

    CLASSIC Visit the Fortress of Golubač, one of the best preserved medieval fortresses in Europe. You’ll hear about its tumultuous history as a border control defense in the Middle Ages, and a source of conflict between Serbia, the Habsburg Monarchy and the Ottoman Empire.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE

    (B,L,D)
  8. Day 8
    BELGRADE
    Sun, Oct 17, 2021
    Fortresses and Folklore

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade—where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge—and see the city’s many fascinating sites, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox churches.

    You may choose to spend free time in Belgrade exploring Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NOVI SAD

    (B,L,D)
  9. Day 9
    NOVI SAD
    Mon, Oct 18, 2021
    A Capital of Culture

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Novi Sad, the second largest town in Serbia. Admire its Austro-Hungarian old town, with its baroque buildings, and ancient fortifications.

    Enjoy a brief cruise to Ilok while having lunch onboard.

    ILOK, CROATIA

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Ilok, with its 1,000-year-old winemaking tradition still thriving and its medieval fortress protected for its Croatian cultural heritage.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS

    (B,L,D)
  10. Day 10
    MOHÁCS, HUNGARY. EXCURSION TO PÉCS
    Tue, Oct 19, 2021
    Underground Tombs and Heavenly Music

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour to 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.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
  11. Day 11
    BUDAPEST
    Wed, Oct 20, 2021
    Hungary’s Captivating Capital

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

    Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
  12. Day 12
    BUDAPEST
    Thu, Oct 21, 2021
    The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take a free day to explore, with time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest’s famous thermal bath spas, then dine in a garden or rooftop eatery.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

    (B,L,D)
  13. Day 13
    BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
    Fri, Oct 22, 2021
    Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

    During lunch time enjoy a short sailing to Hainburg

    HAINBURG, AUSTRIA

    Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

    (B,L,D)
  14. Day 14
    VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Sat, Oct 23, 2021
    Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

    CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

    You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg Empire.

    Spend free time strolling in the Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride to a local café for Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

    This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

    (B,L,D)
  15. Day 15
    DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY
    Sun, Oct 24, 2021
    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR:

    ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

    Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Ybbs.

    YBBS. EXCURSION TO MELK

    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    DISCOVERY This afternoon, learn more about sweet Austrian pastry. A workshop in a local bakery with an expert chef will let you create your own pastry, fill it and enjoy it as well, OR:

    CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ

    (B,L,D)
  16. Day 16
    LINZ
    Mon, Oct 25, 2021
    Legendary, Lovely Linz

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column.

    Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube, or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

    (B,L,D)
  17. Day 17
    SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–PASSAU, GERMANY
    Tue, Oct 26, 2021
    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

    This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk into Passau, the beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River.

    Before sailing to Deggendorf, take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF

    (B,L,D)
  18. Day 18
    DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)–REGENSBURG–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
    Wed, Oct 27, 2021
    Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

    Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today’s modern and vibrant Regensburg.

    (B)
  19. Day 19
    PRAGUE
    Thu, Oct 28, 2021
    Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

    Sample plum dumplings or Pilsner lager by the Vltava River, meet the locals, and see street performers in Wenceslas Square.

    (B)
  20. Day 20
    PRAGUE
    Fri, Oct 29, 2021
    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)

Rivers Visited

Danube

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Inclusions

  • 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.



Accommodation Information

Port charges:
$448

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 price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

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.

Hygiene and Safety Protocols for Avalon Waterways

Today's world has changed, but what remains certain is Avalon Waterways' commitment to guest safety, comfort and peace-of-mind while traveling with us. To that end, Avalon Waterways has established a worldwide Assurance program, with enhanced on-trip protocols and procedures, to ensure the health – and happiness – of guests throughout their travels with us.

It all starts with Avalon Waterways' Global Health & Safety Team, dedicated to ensuring that cleanliness of all operations exceeds today’s travel standards—from start to finish. The following areas address Avalon Waterways' commitment to providing a safe and clean environment for guests.

WELCOME ABOARD

New embarkation procedures to offer guests a safe start to their journey, including:

  • Social distancing throughout embarkation
  • Mandatory health screening, including touch-free temperature-check, for all guests and crew
  • Luggage disinfection prior to onboarding (with crew wearing gloves and masks)

FRESH AIR, INSIDE AND OUT:

In addition to Avalon Waterways' Open-Air staterooms, the air in the ships is not circulated between staterooms; only within an individual stateroom and mixed with fresh, outside air.

BLENDING CULTURAL PROXIMITY WITH SOCIAL DISTANCE:

New social distancing guidelines for guests throughout their Avalon cruise include:

  • Reducing ship capacity as required for more space on board per guest
  • Introducing more dining venues for more dining space per person
  • Crew wearing masks for the duration of the cruise during any guest interaction
  • Providing masks for guests to wear during any event where social proximity could become an issue, including disembarkation for excursions and safety drills
  • Adjusting ratio of guides and coaches for excursions, as required

NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ENSURE CLEANLINESS:

  • Electrostatic disinfecting systems
  • UV disinfecting systems

TOUCHING HEARTS, NOT HANDS:

Reducing risk with hands-free service, including:

  • More hand-sanitizing stations throughout the ship
  • Required use of hand-sanitizing stations when leaving the ship, returning to the ship and entering dining venues as well as entering each public/common space
  • Self-serve stations, including buffets, drinks, specialty coffees and snacks have been replaced with crew service
  • All buffets (breakfast and lunch) replaced by a full range of á la carte menu choices
  • Hourly (or more frequent) disinfection of all public areas

COMMITMENT TO THE CLEANEST SHIPS:

Enhanced cleaning procedures throughout each ship, including these additional steps that go above-and-beyond Avalon’s already strict procedures:

  • Deep disinfection of each stateroom between cruises, including:
    • Use of disinfectants and cleaning materials that meet the highest standards
    • Soft goods in each stateroom (mattress, sofa, window coverings, chairs, etc.) disinfected between cruises
  • Disinfection of all dining areas between meals
  • Disinfection of all shared items like umbrellas, bicycles and other Adventure Center items
  • Disinfection of all goods prior to loading on the ship
  • Ongoing crew training in protective equipment use and hygiene

FOCUS ON CREW HEALTH:

Ensuring a healthy crew, including:

  • Medical certificate required prior to start of contract
  • Daily temperature checks
  • Social distancing in crew living quarters
  • Regular health screenings

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Ship Information

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Questions & Answers

Question: Will the day-by-day itinerary change?

Yes, the river cruise itineraries may change due to reasons such as inclement weather or unforeseen events. Your safety is the number one concern aboard and all precautions necessary will be taken in order to ensure passenger safety, including changing itineraries. Please note that when itineraries do change, the ship staff will do their best to substitute any missed port with an alternative destination.

Question: In what language is the river cruise conducted?

The river cruise will be conducted in English only.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.4
Accommodations
4.5
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.7
Repeat with Operator
4.3
Value for Money
4.1

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Ratings based off 44 reviews - currently showing 11 reviews with comments only

The ship is beautiful and the rooms very comfortable. Avalon seems to attract a very friendly and social group of travelers. It is also welcoming to the solo traveler.

This was probably the best cruise we have ever taken and we travel a lot. Autumn from Affordable is the best. She was always there when I needed her and so accommodating. The ship Passion was a 10 plus in every way from the rooms to the tours, food and staff. I liked that they had healthy choices at every meal.

Our Avalon cruise exceeded our expections. We had a great staff, great tours, and met wonderful people.

This river cruise to see the Christmas Markets and tour parts of Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic was a dream come true. Every part of it was amazing. From the organization of Affordable Tours pre-cruise to Avalon Waterways beautiful ship, great crew (especially cruise director Gusta) and the spectacular meals. The tours were marvelous and informative. Cant say enough about the great time we had.

As always the service on Avalon was excellent and the rooms wonderful. Missed the allergy notifications cards on buffet as my daughter had celiacs Did appriciate that after the third day the had made gluten fee desserts that she was able to have and the snacks provided at captains cocktail time. Would have been perfect if these items had been available the first few days also, as not having them made me feel my daughter was left out and me also feel guilty if I ate in front of her.

I thought the dinner meals were not as good as past cruise. Breakfast and lunch were fine. Service from staff was excellent

It was a wonderful trip and the person who made it really great was our Cruise Director, Monika. She was friendly, helpful and extremely kind. When I had a severe asthma attack in Venice, she made arrangements to get me to a hospital for necessary treatment and throughout the rest of the trip continued to check on me and make sure that I had whatever was needed to be comfortable. It can be a scary experience to be ill in a foreign country, but with Monika's help I made it through the rest of the trip without any more worries.

We had a great trip. This is our second river cruise with Avalon through Affordable Tours. We knew what to expect from our previous trip (Romantic Rhine a year ago). The day excursions are well-led, with lots of information from our capable guides. The food on board is very good, with buffet style (our preference) for breakfast and lunch. We're not gourmet food aficionados, honestly two-hour dinners every night are not our style, but we knew they were part of the package, so we weren't surprised.

Avalon staff and tours were excellent - enjoyed the many excursions.

The attention to detail is incredible. The tour director left nothing on the table. Everything was perfectly organized and described. The cruise was great and I would, and will, recommend this to all my friends and family. If you find yourself on this cruise, you are in for a great adventure. All arranged/included tours at each port were top notch.

The trip was an educational trip about the Balkan Region. It was wonderful!


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