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AVALON WATERWAYS
10 Days | Blue Danube Discovery
with Prague
Westbound (WBNE)


BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE

Day 1 | Budapest, Hungary. Embark. Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections. (Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.) (D)

Day 2 | Vienna, Austria. Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. (B,L,D)

Day 3 | Vienna. Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions. 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 the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. (B,L,D)

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.

Day 4 | Durnstein. Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. (B,L,D)

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

ACTIVE — Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

MELK. Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors

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 with a Wine Tasting on board.

Day 5 | Passau, Germany. Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. (B,L,D)

CLASSIC — Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.

Day 6 | Regensburg. Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. (B,L,D)

CLASSIC — 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.

Day 7 | Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg. Living Heritage and History Lessons. (B,L,D)

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.

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: Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg–with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR; Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds–used by the Third Reich.

DISCOVERY — Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

Day 8 | Nuremberg. Disembark. Prague, Czech Republic. Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. (B)

Day 9 | Prague. Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine. Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague’s famous beer varieties in a local restaurant. Tonight, you may decide to join us for an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting. (B)

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

Day 10 | Prague. Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

NOTE: Itinerary is subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the itinerary schedule you receive with your final documents.

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WESTBOUND ITINERARY (WBNE)
10 DAYS | BUDAPEST TO PRAGUE
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