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2024 Season

A Culinary Experience on Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)


cruise: WDBQ-T2
10 Day River Cruise Prague to Budapest
Your European vacation begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, followed by a peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Indulge in legendary Central European cuisine on this culinary-focused cruise. With a Master of Wine on board for special culinary highlights throughout your cruise, you’ll sample regional specialties with onboard tastings and with a special dinner featuring a wonderful menu created just for you.

In Prague, guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradčany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathe-dral. 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 Danube River cruise begins. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Take a culinary walking tour to admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral where authentic German treats and drinks add to the experience. In Linz, Austria, see the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square that forms the center of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. Stops include Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to 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. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take time to explore on your own or sharpen your culinary skills with a special cooking class.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, see the must-see sights during a unique guided foodie tour. 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!

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Day 1 Prague: Welcome to Prague

Day 2 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

Day 3 Prague–Regensburg, Germany–Deggendorf (Embarkation): Travel by motorcoach to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; transfer to Deggendorf; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Passau: Choice of culinary walk or hike with your Adventure Host; Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; onboard cooking demonstration

Day 5 Linz: Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 6 Ybbs. Excursion to Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: Choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; onboard food-and-wine-pairing dinner

Day 7 Vienna: Choice of guided sightseeing or cooking class or bike with your Adventure Host; goulash night

Day 8 Bratislava: Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Budapest: Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of culinary tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your vacation ends this morning

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. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.