CRUISETOUR

The Blue Danube Discovery (12 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Budapest, Hungary to Prague, Czech Republic
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DAY 1
Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary's Captivating Capital. The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe's shining city on the Danube.

DAY 2
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)

DAY 3
Budapest, Hungary

Time for Coffee and Confections. With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest's famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship®. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon adventure host. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Vienna, Austria

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau—Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
Regensburg, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 9
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 10
Nürnberg, Germany
Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. (Breakfast)

DAY 11
Prague, Czech Republic

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine. Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague's famous beer varieties in a local restaurant. (Breakfast)

DAY 12
Prague, Czech Republic

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

The Blue Danube Discovery 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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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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