Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Berlin (Westbound) 2021 - 12 Day River Cruise Budapest to Berlin
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Danube Dreams with 2 Nights in Prague & 2 Nights in Berlin (Westbound) 2021

12 Day River Cruise Budapest to Berlin

Starting at $3,477


Destinations & Sightseeing
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Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Your Danube River cruise begins in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House.

Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Visit the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk and enjoy a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral—a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Guided sightseeing in Regensburg, Germany, shows you the Old Town Hall, Porta Pretoria—gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD—and mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. In beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, followed by the conclusion of your European vacation with two special nights in Berlin!



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 3 Bratislava-Hainburg: Guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; free time in Hainburg
Day 4 Vienna: Guided sightseeing
Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs: Choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop; wine tasting
Day 6 Linz: Guided tour
Day 7 Passau: Guided tour; guided hike with your Adventure Host
Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague
Day 9 Prague: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds
Day 10 Prague-Dresden-Berlin: Transfer to Dresden and city sightseeing; transfer to Berlin
Day 11 Berlin: City sightseeing
Day 12 Berlin: Your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

Day 2
BUDAPEST The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among a wide selection of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
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Day 3
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral. During lunch time enjoy a short sailing to Hainburg HAINBURG, AUSTRIA Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
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Day 4
VIENNA Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN
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Day 5
DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Ybbs. MELK Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below DISCOVERY This afternoon, learn more about sweet Austrian pastry. A workshop in a local bakery with an expert chef will let you create your own pastry, fill it and enjoy it as well, OR: CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ
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Day 6
LINZ Legendary, Lovely Linz Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
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Day 7
SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–PASSAU, GERMANY Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Before sailing to Deggendorf, take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF
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Day 8
DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)–REGENSBURG–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see 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 the Golden City of Prague

Day 9
PRAGUE Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine CLASSIC 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
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Day 10
PRAGUE–DRESDEN, GERMANY–BERLIN This morning travel to Dresden, a city badly damaged by Allied bombing during WWII. CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk visit the courtyard of the Zwinger Palace to admire its impressive architecture, see the magnificent baroque Semper Opera, built in 1841, destroyed once by fire and once by bombing and finally restored in 1985, and the newly rebuilt Frauenkirche. Enjoy free time during lunch before continuing to Berlin, Germany’s reunited capital, where you arrive in the late afternoon
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Day 11
BERLIN CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the major sites of this metropolis, including the restored Reichstag building, Charlottenburg Palace, and the elegant Kurfürstendamm. See the Holocaust Memorial and the 210-foot Victory Column and make a picture stop at monumental Brandenburg Gate, one of the best-known landmarks of Germany where President John F. Kennedy once famously said “I am a Berliner”. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church with its bomb-damaged tower, drive along Unter den Linden boulevard and pass the State Opera House and Checkpoint Charlie. This afternoon is free for your own exploration
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Day 12
BERLIN Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Accommodations

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This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.
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