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Begin by spending two nights in Prague, where the tours will show its best-known treasures. Guided sightseeing in Regensburg shows the Old Town Hall, the Porta Pretoria and many mansions with high towers denoting the status and wealth of their early owners. Transfer to Deggendorf, where your river cruise journey begins. Explore the city of Passau with a local guide. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. The cruise continues in Dürnstein for a wine expexperience then move to Vienna and Bratislava for a guided tours before disembarking in Budapest. 
Take a quiet moment in PassauWander Prague's storied streetsTaste the delightful street treats of Prague, such as trdelnik, or chimney cakesAdmire the artistry of LinzHungary's Parliament building in BudapestVisit beautiful Regensburg
Highlights
  • Take a guided walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds in Prague
  • Visit the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria in Regensburg
  • Join a sightseeing tour of Budapest's iconic Heroes’ Square
  • Marvel at the Benedictine Abbey on a tour in Melk
  • Explore Passau's cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley
Activity Level: Relaxed
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Day 1: Deggendorf, Germany | Embark

  • 1 Dinner
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding, Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board. EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 2: Passau-Scholgen Oxbow

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River, OR:
Classic: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers".

Before sailing to Linz, 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. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

Day 3: Linz, Austria

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO YBBS

Day 4: Ybbs | Melk-Wachau Valley | Durnstein

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Classic: 
-Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Walk through the doors of Austrian history with a guided sightseeing tour of Artstetten Castle. OR:
-Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.

Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.

DÜRNSTEIN
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, OR:
Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

Day 5: Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Adventure center for today’s activities with your Adventure host.
Active: Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic: Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning 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 monarchy.

Spend free time strolling on the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. 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 DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 6: Bratislava, Slovakia

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Classic: Take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.

Later, stretch out on the sky deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.
Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:
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.

Enjoy free time to discover on your own Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia, rich in history and culture, but also a green city with its forests and parks just a hop away from the city center. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

Day 7: Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
War Heroes and Hot Water

Active: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

This afternoon choose among a wide offer 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

Day 8: Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

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Avalon Deluxe StateroomAvalon Deluxe Stateroom
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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets
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Royal Suite
Royal Suite: 300 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, Marble countertops in the bathroom, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Full shower with glass door, Luxurious mattress toppers, European-style duvets.
Included
  • 7 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 7 Dinners
  • 7 Nights Accommodations
  • Accommodations as listed
  • Ground transportation as listed
  • Activities as listed
  • Meals as listed
  • Bottled water replenished daily
  • Personal headset for excursions. 
  • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft and maps. 
  • Wifi
  • Complimentary fresh fruit available daily
  • Captain’s Welcome and Farewell Receptions
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
Excluded
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal Expenses
  • Flight costs (please request a quote)
  • Additional excursions during free time
  • Fuel and transportation surcharges (when applicable)
  • Alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or on board your vessel
  • Port Fees
  • Porterage
  • Passport or Visa fees

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The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.
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