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.

Passau

Itinerary

Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1 UK - Prague, Czech Republic


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

Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside at your leisure.

Day 2 Prague

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast

Bridges, books, crystal and chocolate - simple pleasures and grand surprises around every corner.

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 to visit Hradčany Castle grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Later, you may join a guided optional excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana - two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots.

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.

In the evening, you might like to join an optional folklore dinner show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting. 

Day 3 Regensburg, Germany - Deggendorf (Embarkation)

  • Meals included:
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner

Magical Regensburg - Bavaria’s medieval miracle.

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.

Join a guided city walk in Regensburg and see the 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.

Continue on to Deggendorf to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a welcome reception.

EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU

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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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Staterooms available

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Hotels

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.

Reviews

"Good destinations with well organised visits and tours."

1st August 2018 - Mrs Pam Pailing

"Booking with Charlie was easy & quick & we will definitely book with Avalon again..."

1st August 2018 - Trusted Customer

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

11th June 2018 - Mrs Wendy Cederholm

That experience was good and fairly easy

The boat was very good comfortable. The food and service was also very good.

"We had a wonderful time and hope to try another. Ruise"

11th June 2018 - Trusted Customer

We enjoyed every minute of our Danube river cruise. Every aspect was perfect.

Every aspect of this trip came up to our expectations

"Everything was perfect. No complaints at all..."

11th June 2018 - Mr robert hayday

Everything was perfect. No complaints at all

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