Spend two nights in Prague to explore. Board the Avalon Imagery II in Nuremberg and visit this thousand-year-old city with a local guide. Next, reach Regensburg and follow the traces of its Jewish history from the middle ages. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, “The City of Music.” Join a guided city tour and get a historical and meaningful sense of Jewish life in the last century. This European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and a tour illuminating the city’s Jewish heritage.
Take a guided walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds in Prague
See the Synagogue and the worldwide famous cemetery in Prague
Visit the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria in Regensburg
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
strong>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. Follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz museum.
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 and cruise toward Passau.
strong>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.
Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join the ship after a selected full-day excursion.
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.
strong>Classic: Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks and discover its Jewish history, which goes back over 800 years.
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. Also, have the choice to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at leisure.
Later, relax on board with live entertainment and sail to Budapest.
Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes, and vegetarian options.
Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge
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