The Blue Danube Discovery with 2 nights in Budapest & 2 nights in Prague 2021 - 12 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague
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The Blue Danube Discovery with 2 nights in Budapest & 2 nights in Prague 2021

12 Day River Cruise Budapest to Prague

Starting at $3,417


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This timeless European river cruise vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary before sailing along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. Your Danube River cruise concludes in the golden city of Prague—the capital of the Czech Republic. In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Embark your Avalon Suite Ship® from Budapest and enjoy an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while sailing. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House.

In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous Austrian wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll arrive at the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop is the 1000-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary Gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague. See the sights with a Local Guide and enjoy exploring on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest!
Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava
Day 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 6 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: in Dürnstein choice of guided tour, or a hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting
Day 7 Passau: guided walk
Day 8 Regensburg: guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old town Hall) and Porta Pretoria
Day 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard beer tasting
Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague: travel to Prague
Days 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds
Day 12 Prague: 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
ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below

Day 2
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square

Day 3
CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral

Day 4
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ

Day 5
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

Day 6
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress

Day 7
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich

Day 8
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock

Day 9
DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board

Day 10
DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board

Day 11
Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube

Day 12
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

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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

Day 21
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

Day 22
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

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BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

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BUDAPEST

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BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)

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VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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VIENNA

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MELK

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PASSAU, GERMANY

Day 30
REGENSBURG

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ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG

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NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

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PRAGUE

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

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OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

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EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

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EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

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Day 53 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 54 BUDAPEST
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. 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
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Day 55 BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)
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®. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
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Day 56 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Vienna Waltzes on the Beautiful Blue Danube Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
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Day 57 VIENNA
Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace— summer home of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from the ship to explore Vienna’s square or the banks of the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN
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Day 58 DÜRNSTEIN
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 above the village during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below 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 with a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
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Day 59 PASSAU, GERMANY
Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
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Day 60 REGENSBURG
Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH
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Day 61 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
Legends and History Lessons DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR: CLASSIC Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
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Day 62 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–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
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Day 63 PRAGUE
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. 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
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Day 64 PRAGUE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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