CRUISE: WLBQ
10 days from Prague to Budapest

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 Český 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 Memorial, 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!

August 18 – 27, 2024

Travel: 10 Days / 4 Countries
Countries: Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary
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AVALON TRANQUILITY II

Your Avalon river cruise will bring new tranquility to your traveler’s soul, but you’ll also find plenty of ways to excite your adventurous spirit to cruise your way! While on board, enjoy the intimate setting of the Avalon Tranquility II with two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion’s Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It’s the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Starlink Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare. Relaxed luxury and new discoveries await from ship to shore on the Avalon Tranquility II.

Itinerary

Welcome in the “Golden City” of Prague

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

ACTIVE EXCURSION
Enjoy the natural wonders of Prokopské Valley Nature Reserve on this active, half-day Guided Hiking adventure on the outskirts of Prague, OR:
CLASSIC EXCURSION
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.

Breakfast

Upon arrival in Deggendorf embark your Suite Ship®

CLASSIC EXCURSION
Visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, also known as the “Pearl of the Bohemian Forest.
Upon arrival in Vilshofen embark your Suite Ship®

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

Breakfast
Dinner

Memories and Beer in the Making

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

DISCOVERY EXCURSION
Join a Guided Tour to the “House by the stream” (Haus am Strom) and walk across the Danube Power-Station Jochenstein, OR:
CLASSIC EXCURSION
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 EXCURSION
This afternoon, enjoy a scenic Guided Hike along the Danube’s Schlögen Oxbow- a dramatic bend 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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

History Lessons and Monastic Life

ACTIVE EXCURSION
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 EXCURSION
Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:
CLASSIC EXCURSION
Join a sobering Guided Tour of Mauthausen Memorial, 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 EXCURSION
Take a Guided Walk of Grein, including its historic theater, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances.
DISCOVERY EXCURSION
See Burg Clam on a Guided Visit, and meet the Count of Clam during your tour.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO SPITZ

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Paddle a Canoe or Pedal a Bike in Austrian Wine Country

ACTIVE EXCURSION
Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:

Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, stop in Dürnstein to see the beautiful blue Stiftskirche, and sample local specialties, OR:
DISCOVERY EXCURSION
Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:

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

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte

ACTIVE EXCURSION
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 EXCURSION
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 EXCURSION
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

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

A Feast for the Soul

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

DISCOVERY EXCURSION
Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:
CLASSIC EXCURSION
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 EXCURSION
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
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula’s Tower

ACTIVE EXCURSION
Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád, OR:
ACTIVE EXCURSION
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 EXCURSION
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

Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Breakfast