10 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from from Prague to Budapest 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - from Prague to Budapest

Active & Discovery on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)

Starting from $3,268
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon View
Avalon Waterways
10 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from from Prague to Budapest 2024

River Cruise Description

Start your Danube River vacation with two nights in the exquisite city of Prague. You'll explore the Czech Republic capital with your choice of included excursions. Explore the Golden City with your choice of a guided sightseeing tour or an urban hike extending to the Prokopske Valley Nature Reserve. En route to your Avalon Suite Ship®, you'll visit the charming, Bohemian town of ?eský Krumlov-then embark on your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise. Whether you're an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or adventurer, your cruise includes Avalon Choice® experiences that are perfect for any preference or pace-from Active to Discovery to Classic.

Your Active & Discovery cruise is packed with Avalon Choice inclusions for every pace in every place we go. Browse the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sample cheese and beer made by Trappist monks, or choose an insider's tour of Vienna. Attend a wine tasting in Krems or join a hike to Count Dracula's prison tower, visit Belvedere Palace in Vienna to see Klimt's renowned "The Kiss," or attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle. You may decide to visit the notorious Mauthausen Concentration Camp of WWII, or Clam Castle in Grein to meet the Count who lives there. With Active & Discovery river cruises, the choice is always yours. Your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise can be as active or leisurely as you like!



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May 7, 2024Avalon View$3,518Call Us!
Jun 22, 2024Avalon Envision$3,518Call Us!
Jul 6, 2024Avalon Envision$3,268Call Us!
Jul 23, 2024Avalon Tranquility II$3,268Call Us!
Aug 18, 2024Avalon Tranquility II$3,368Call Us!
Sep 1, 2024Avalon Illumination$3,818Call Us!
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. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

Day 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome in the “Golden City” of Prague

Day 2 PRAGUE

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine
Active
Enjoy the natural wonders of Prokopské Valley Nature Reserve on this active, half-day Guided Hiking adventure on the outskirts of Prague, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.
Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.
(B)

Day 3 PRAGUE–DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Upon arrival in Deggendorf embark your Suite Ship®
Classic
Visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, also known as the “Pearl of the Bohemian Forest.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL
(B,D)

Day 4 ENGELHARTSZELL, AUSTRIA–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–LINZ

Memory and Beer in the Making
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Active
Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:
Classic
Visit the stunning rococo-style Engelszell Abbey, and explore its Sensory Garden—complete with stone labyrinth, herb garden, and vineyard. Sample cheese and beer made by the resident Trappist monks.
Active
This afternoon, enjoy a scenic Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow – a dramatic carved by centuries.
Enjoy free time on the Sky Deck this afternoon while you sail through the amazing horseshoe bend of the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow on your way to Linz.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
(B,L,D)

Day 5 LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Monastic Life
Active
Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Danube and discover how fertile this area is. Stop at a local farm and learn more about farming life and flood protection, OR:
Classic
Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
Classic
Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp, one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.
In the afternoon, sail to Grein.
GREIN
Theater History and Modern-Day Castles
Classic
Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.
Discovery
See Burg Clam on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPITZ
(B,L,D)

Day 6 SPITZ

Take a Hike, a Canoe, or a Bike in Austria’s Wine Country
Active
Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:
Active
Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, stop in Dürnstein to see the beautiful blue Stiftskirche, and to sample local specialties, OR:
Discovery
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:
Discovery
Enjoy a Guided Tour that showcases the production of regional fruits, vegetables, wine, or other products.
Relax this afternoon as you cruise toward Vienna.
This evening consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
(B,L,D)

Day 7 VIENNA

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte
Active
Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna to see the city’s highlights from a unique perspective, OR:
Discovery
Get an Insider’s Tour of Vienna to get behind the scenes of her sights and attractions. You will meet locals, have the chance to prepare some food, and enjoy other surprises, OR:
Classic
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including a tour of Belvedere Palace to see Gustave Klimt’s renowned “Kiss” painting.
Spend free time this afternoon strolling through the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse, take a break for a piece of Sachertorte.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
(B,L,D)

Day 8 VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul
Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.
Discovery
Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:
Classic
Dive into one of the world’s most important museums with a Guided Tour of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, and enjoy Italian or Dutch master works, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, followed by the Military Museum commemorating the past of the Habsburg Empire.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VISEGRÁD
(B,L,D)

Day 9 VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula's Tower
Active
Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád, OR:
Active
Take a canoe excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a unique perspective of one of the river’s most beautiful stretches, OR:
Discovery
Join a Guided Excursion to the Medieval Knights Tournament at Visegrád’s Lower Castle, featuring targeting and fighting demonstrations by members of the St. George Knightly Order.
This afternoon, relax on the Sky deck while sailing into Budapest and enjoy magnificent views of the beautiful Parliament Building.
BUDAPEST
The Pearl of the Danube
Take some free time this afternoon to explore the vibrant and stunning city of Budapest. Enjoy a Farewell Dinner on board your ship this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
(B,L,D)

Day 10 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
(B)
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