Danube Dreams - Budapest to Prague

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Begin in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Heroes Square, Fishermen’s Bastion, Chain Bridge—the famous sights that make this city come to life! Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Take in the local culture with a stop in a classic Viennese Coffee House and stroll along the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture.

Guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, shows you the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD—and mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Enjoy some local sausages before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world.

What's included

  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a cruise director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Wine & beer with lunch and dinner
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities on cruise
  • All airport and port taxes

Your cruise at a glance

  • Budapest
    • Guided sightseeing of Hungary's cosmopolitan capital and hilltop complex, which includes the Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church.
  • Vienna
    • Enjoy a guided tour of the 'City of Music' – inspiration to Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss.
  • Prague
    • Visit the Hradcany Castle grounds and see the Astronomical Clock on a tour of the city.

Melk

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Dinner

Travel to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to your ship.

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés and confections.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

Day 2 Budapest, Hungary

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

The pearl of the Danube in the heart of Europe.

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.

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA 

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Classic and contemporary - from cathedrals and castle walls to art gallery halls.

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.

Take a guided city walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

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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 three 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.

Prices & cabin details

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Date

Staterooms available

Price per person

Hotels

InterContinental Prague

This first class hotel overlooking the Vltava river, is the ideal base to explore Prague’s historic sites. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located on the banks of the Vltava River, the hotel is an easy walk from Old Town, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle. 

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant Bar Café Health Centre and Fitness Centre Salt water indoor swimming pool Sauna and whirlpool Gift shop
InterContinental Prague

Hilton Prague

This centrally-located hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy the attractions of the spectacular city of Prague. Three restaurants, two bars and a health club await you after a day's sightseeing. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • A 15 minute walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and close to major attractions. The airport is 25 minutes away.

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant Sky Bar & Lounge Café Bistro Swimming pool Sauna Steam room and jacuzzi Spa
Hilton Prague

It may occasionally be necessary to use alternative similar standard hotels to those shown.

Reviews

"All services we’re outstanding."

14th November 2018 - Mrs Ann Marsh

"Booked our holiday by phone - the agent was helpful and informative, explaining the costs..."

6th November 2018 - Trusted Customer

"Very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend an Avalon holiday..."

9th May 2018 - Mrs Sandra Woodall

Very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend an Avalon holiday

Excelled service food brilliant staff very helpful and friendly. Can't think of any negatives.

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