Danube Dreams – Westbound (10 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Budapest, Hungary to Prague, Czech Republic
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Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary's Captivating Capital. (Dinner)

Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Bratislava, Slovakia

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Vienna, Austria

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Linz, Austria

Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzertorte! Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Schlögener Schlinge, Austria
Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Spend a little free time in Passau to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists' Alley or peek into St. Stephan's Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Deggendorf, Germany
Regensburg, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. 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 the Golden City of Prague. (Breakfast)

Prague, Czech Republic

Bridges, Books, Crystal & Chocolate–Simple Pleasures and Grand Surprises Around Every Corner. (Breakfast)

DAY 10
Prague, Czech Republic

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Danube Dreams – Westbound map

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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