Begin this journey on a two-night trip in Berlin and another 2 nights in Prague. Transfer to Deggendorf to start sailing towards Passau and explore its city. See Austria’s largest medieval square, the Hauptplatz in Linz. Enjoy magnificent views through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche. In Vienna, visit the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Take a guided walk that glances through the delightful Old Town of Bratislava then conclude the journey in Budapest.
Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church in Berlin
Take a guided walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds in Prague
Visit the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria in Regensburg
Explore Passau's cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
Enjoy free time to rest or explore Germany’s capital city.
Day 2: Berlin
Today’s sightseeing with a local expert includes the city’s notable sights. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, see the restored Reichstag building and the elegant avenue of Kurfurstendamm. Also see the powerful Holocaust Memorial, as well as the historic Brandenburg Gate. The afternoon is free to explore.
Day 3: Berlin | Dresden | Prague
Take a morning trip to Dresden to see its post-WWII restored baroque architecture, visit the courtyard of Zwinger Palace and see the magnificent 1841 Semperoper, Dresden’s opera house standing restored after being destroyed by both fire and war. Marvel at the glorious Dresden Frauenkirche before enjoying free time for lunch in the city before setting out for a late afternoon arrival in Prague.
Day 4: Prague
Classic: Take a guided city walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.
Discovery: Join a guided tour to the village of Melnik, located in one of the northern-most vinicultural areas of Europe, the largest in Bohemia. Also, be invited to a special Bohemian wine tasting with local cheese.
Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with an 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.
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.
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 grand 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 in 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.
Classic: Enjoy a guided city sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square and a visit to a unique wine cellar system and taste Hungarian wines in a very special way.
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.
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
Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!