Save up to $1,800 per couple** on select 2020 Danube river cruises with Avalon Waterways

    Avalon Waterways

    Since we launched our very first ship in 2004, Avalon Waterways has invited our travellers to be our inspiration. Thanks to our guests, we let imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space, be our guide. The result? An incomparable cruise experience, including one-of-a-kind


    The Legendary Danube with 2 Nights in Prague

    Save up to $1,800 per couple**

    on select 2020 Danube river cruises with Avalon Waterways 

    PLUS, receive a free land extension*

    Photo: map of The Legendary Danube river cruise itinerary

    All In Price: $3,753*CAD  Based on the Legendary Danube with two nights in Prague river cruise October 19, 2020 in cabin category D and includes the Avalon $900 per person discount and the free land extension in Prague

    Category: Cabin D 

    Savings: $900 per person plus the free land extension in Prague valued at $620 per person

    7 night cruise in an outside stateroom

    Plus:

    • 2 nights in a deluxe hotel in Prague
    • daily included port excursions
    • all meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners)
    • complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner

    Photo: Category D river cruise cabin interior 

    What entices you most about a river cruise through Central Europe? Does visiting historical sites pique your interest? How about architecture preserved from the 14th century or cities virtually untouched since Roman times? Maybe it’s walking down narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses or enjoying Germany’s famous beers? From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise vacation takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

    In Nuremberg, Germany, board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. And here you’ll taste local sausages at one of Germany’s oldest restaurants and we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers.

    Next stop is Passau, known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses, and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

    Itinerary
    The Legendary Danube with 2 Nights in Prague

    Day 1 PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

    Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires

    Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

    Day 2 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.

    Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.

    In the evening, you might like to attend an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.Breakfast

    Day 3 PRAGUE–NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

    The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague

    The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city.

    You may join a Guided Optional Excursion to experience Prague through the eyes of a local. Lose the crowds and discover the charming local spots that are part of everyday life in Prague.

    This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG Breakfast/tDinner

    Day 4 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG

    Living Heritage and History Lessons

    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions.

    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 Tour 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 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.

    DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 5 REGENSBURG

    Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk of Old Town to see the 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 Passau.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 6 PASSAU

    Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” OR:

    Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

    LINZ, AUSTRIA

    The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music

    Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 7 MELK–WACHAU VALLEY

    Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley

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

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.

    Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.

    VIENNA

    Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

    This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 8 VIENNA

    Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions

    CLASSIC Venture into 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 historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.

    This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.

    Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 9 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

    The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

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

    Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 10 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

    Breakfast

    Photo: Prague at night

    Vacation Highlights

    Day 1 Prague: welcome to Prague

    Day 2 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradčany Castle grounds

    Day 3 Prague–Nuremberg (Embarkation): travel by motorcoach to Nuremberg; onboard welcome reception

    Day 4 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of Nuremberg guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board; beer tasting on board

    Day 5 Regensburg: guided walk

    Day 6 Passau: guided walk

    Day 7 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or morning hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

    Day 8 Vienna: guided sightseeing

    Day 9 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

    Day 10 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning 

    HURRY, OFFER ENDS MARCH 9, 2020.

    Terms & Conditions
    *Book a select 2020 Avalon Danube river cruise and get a one city land extension included for free.  This offer is only applicable on select Danube cruises and only includes Prague, Munich, Budapest or Vienna as the free land extension options. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 7 - March 9, 2020 for travel in 2020. Offer is not combinable with the single supplement waiver promotion. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Applies to new 2020 bookings only; offer cannot be applied to pre-existing bookings. Choice of which land extension is awarded for free is at the discretion of Avalon Waterways. Offer reliant on space availability. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB office only.
    **Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $900 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 7 and March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Not applicable on TBA space. Not applicable on Royal Suites. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit.  Applies to new 2020 bookings only and will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; please inquire. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only.



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