Danube Dreams - Prague to Budapest

Your European adventure begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Transfer to Deggendorf where your river cruise journey begins. Passau, Germany, is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. Explore the city with a local guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Linz, Austria, offers the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square which forms the center of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, you’ll see the must-see sights with a local expert; in your free time stroll along the main shopping street of Váci utca, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, which provides the best panoramic views of Budapest. From the Golden City of Prague to the Pearl of the Danube in Budapest, your European river cruise is an experience not to be missed!

Your cruise at a glance

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



Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 Prague

Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 Prague

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Included today: Guided sightseeing; see the Astronomical Clock. Visit Hradcany Castle grounds. Prague is a 1,200 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures on a guided sightseeing tour, including the Old Town's astronomical clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslas Square or stroll alongside the Vltava River. In the afternoon you might like to join our included excursion to Melnik where you will learn more about Czech wines.

Day 3 Prague - Regensburg - Deggendorf (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Included today: Regensburg guided sightseeing. Travel by coach to Regensburg, where you will have a guided sightseeing tour including the Altes (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. During your free time grab a beer and enjoy an included snack at Historische Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen) one of Germany's oldest restaurants. Transfer to Deggendorf for your onboard welcome reception.

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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:


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.


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.


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.

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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
Hilton Prague

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
InterContinental Prague

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


"That experience was good and fairly easy..."

11th June 2018 - Mrs Wendy Cederholm

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11th June 2018 - Trusted Customer

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11th June 2018 - Mr robert hayday

Everything was perfect. No complaints at all

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