Blue Danube Discovery 14 days Budapest to Prague
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The Blue Danube Discovery
2 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Budapest, 7-Night Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg, 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations in Prague

Avalon Blue Danube Discovery
Blue Danube Discovery Map
2017 & 2018 Departure Dates & Pricing

Budapest to Prague - 13 days (WBN)

For further assistance call 1-800-526-8539
Ship - Panorama, Vista, Expression, Luminary , Illumination, Impression, Visionary, Artistry II , Passion
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Detailed Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring Eastern Europe’s most cosmopolitan metropolis.

Day 2: Budapest

Budapest straddles both banks of the Danube, with seven bridges, including the famous Chain and Elisabeth Bridges, connecting ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with FISHERMEN’S BASTION and the Matthias Church is among the many sights your Local Guide will show you. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika. (Breakfast)

Day 3: Budapest (Embarkation Day)

This afternoon at 3:00pm, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 4: Budapest - Vienna, Austria

A day to relax on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery on both banks of the Danube. Hungary is on your left as you cruise upriver and Slovakia is on your right. The two countries share the Danube for a 58-mile stretch, with the border in the middle of the river. Vienna, Austria’s capital, is known as the “City of Music” and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5: Vienna

Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen’s Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. You do not rush through Vienna; you waltz, taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood café. An optional concert is available during your stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6: Dürnstein - Melk

Dürnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, lying right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above town are the ruins of the castle where England’s King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. This afternoon: Melk, whose magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates the town from its commanding hill site and is one of Europe’s largest monasteries. The view you have from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! This evening you’ll be able to sample some of the Wachau Valley’s FAMOUS WINES. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7: Linz - Passau, Germany

Linz, Austria’s third-largest city, lies on both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen’s Cathedral houses the world’s largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8: Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria’s cultural centers. It is here you will find Germany’s oldest restaurant, the 12th-century Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9: Nuremberg

Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses - all explained by a local expert. Nuremberg’s traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. After dinner we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s FAMOUS BEERS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10: Nuremberg (Disembarkation Day) – Prague, Czech Republic

Disembarkation after breakfast. Cross the Czech border in the Bohemian Forest and head for Prague, the “Golden City.” (Breakfast)

Day 11: Prague

Prague is a 1,000-year-old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures such as the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS, St. Vitus Cathedral, and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll along the Vltava River. (Breakfast)

Day 12: Prague

A free day for you to explore the city at your own pace. Your Cruise Director will have other suggestions for things to do. (Breakfast)

Day 13: Prague

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

Departures & Pricing

Advisements:

  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.
2017 and 2018 Departures
Start City
Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing a twin cabin.
From Budapest
Program Start Date
Cruise Embarkation Day
Ship

Cat. E - Lower Deck fwd w/ fixed windows

Cat. D - Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Cat. B - Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Cat. A - Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Cat. P - Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Suite -
Upper Deck
w/ french balcony
Aug 25, 2017
Aug 27, 2017
Luminary
$4,139
-
$4,788
$4,838
$4,938
$5,538
Aug 27, 2017
Aug 29, 2017
Panorama
$4,139
$4,338
$5,288
$5,338
$5,438
$6,038
Aug 30, 2017
Sep 1 , 2017
Passion
$4,339
$4,538
$5,488
$5,538
$$5,638
$6,238
Sep 3, 2017
Sep 5, 2017
Vista
$4,389
$4,588
$5,538
$5,588
$5,688
$6,288
Sep 10, 2017
Sep 12, 2017
Panorama
$4,389
$4,588
$5,538
$5,588
$5,688
$6,288
Sep 17, 2017
Sep 19, 2017
Vista
$4,389
$4,588
$5,538
$5,588
$5,688
$6,288
Sep 24, 2017
Sep 26, 2017
Expression
$4,339
$4,538
$5,488
$5,538
$$5,638
$6,238
Sep 27, 2017
Sep 29, 2017
Passion
$4,139
$4,338
$5,288
$5,338
$5,438
$6,038
Oct 8,2017
Oct 10,2017
Expression
$3,889
$4,088
$5,038
$5,088
$5,188
$5,788
Oct 11, 2017
Oct 13, 2017
Illumination
$3,889
$4,088
$5,038
$5,088
$5,188
$5,788
Oct 15, 2017
Oct 17, 2017
Visionary
$3,889
$4,088
$5,038
$5,088
$5,188
$5,788
Oct 25, 2017
Oct 27, 2017
Illumination
$3,589
$3,788
$4,738
$4,788
$4,888
$5,488
Oct 29, 2017
Oct 31, 2017
Vista
$3,389
$3,588
$4,538
$4,588
$4,688
$5,288
Nov 27, 2017
Nov 29, 2017
Illumination
$3,289
$3,488
$4,438
$4,488
$4,588
$5,188
Dec 11, 2017
Dec 13, 2017
Illumination
$3,289
$3,488
$4,438
$4,488
$4,588
$5,188
May 2, 2018
May 4, 2018
Expression
$4,059
$4,258
$5,208
$5,258
$5,358
$6,058
May 9, 2018
May 11, 2018
Impression
$4,159
$4,358
$5,308
$5,358
$,5458
$6,158
May 14, 2018
May 16, 2018
Visionary
$4,159
$4,358
$5,308
$5,358
$,5458
$6,158
May 16, 2018
May 18, 2018
Illumination
$4,159
$4,358
$5,308
$5,358
$,5458
$6,158
May 25, 2018
May 27, 2018
Luminary
$4,159
-
$4,808
$4,858
$4,958
$5,658
May 30, 2018
May 1, 2018
Illumination
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 3, 2018
Jun 5, 2018
Panorama
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 6, 2018
Jun 8, 2018
Impression
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 11, 2018
Jun 13, 2018
Visionary
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 13, 2018
Jun 15, 2018
Expression
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 17, 2018
Jun 19, 2018
Vista
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 20, 2018
Jun 22, 2018
Passion
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Jun 25, 2018
Jun 27, 2018
Visionary
$4,059
$4,258
$5,208
$5,258
$5,358
$6,058
Jun 27, 2018
Jun 29, 2018
Expression
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Jul 1, 2018
Jul 3, 2018
Vista
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Jul 11, 2018
Jul 13, 2018
Expression
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 17, 2018
Panorama
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Jul 18, 2018
Jul 20, 2018
Passion
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Jul 29, 2018
Jul 31, 2018
Panorama
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Aug 8, 2018
Aug 10, 2018
Illumination
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Aug 12, 2018
Aug 14, 2018
Vista
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Aug 15, 2018
Aug 17, 2018
Impression
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Aug 22, 2018
Aug 24, 2018
Expression
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Aug 25, 2018
Aug 25, 2018
Visionary
$4,209
$4,408
$5,358
$5,408
$5,508
$6,208
Aug 26, 2018
Aug 28, 2018
Vista
$4,209
$4,408
$5,358
$5,408
$5,508
$6,208
Aug 29, 2018
Aug 31, 2018
Impression
$4,309
$4,508
$5,458
$5,508
$5,608
$6,308
Sep 5, 2018
Sep 7, 2018
Illumination
$4,409
$4,608
$5,558
$5,608
$5,708
$6,408
Sep 9, 2018
Sep 11, 2018
Panorama
$4,409
$4,608
$5,558
$5,608
$5,708
$6,408
Sep 23, 2018
Sep 25, 2018
Panorama
$4,309
$4,508
$5,458
$5,508
$5,608
$6,308
Sep 26, 2018
Sep 28, 2018
Passion
$4,209
$4,408
$5,358
$5,408
$5,508
$6,208
Sep 28, 2018
Sep 30, 2018
Luminary
$4,209
-
$4.858
$4,908
$5,008
$5,708
Oct 3, 2018
Oct 5, 2018
Expression
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Oct 7, 2018
Oct 9, 2018
Vista
$4,109
$4,308
$5,258
$5,308
$5,408
$6,108
Oct 10, 2018
Oct 12, 2018
Impression
$4,009
$4,208
$5,158
$5,208
$5,308
$6,008
Oct 12, 2018
Oct 14, 2018
Luminary
$4,009
-
$4,658
$4,708
$4,808
$5,508
Oct 17, 2018
Oct 19, 2018
Expression
$3,909
$4,108
$5,058
$5,108
$5,208
$5,908
Oct 24, 2018
Oct 26, 2018
Passion
$3,809
$4,008
$4,958
$5,008
$5,108
$5,808
Oct 30, 2018
Nov 1, 2018
Visionary
$3,509
$3,708
$4,658
$4,708
$4,808
$5,508
Oct 31, 2018
Nov 2, 2018
Illumination
$3,509
$3,708
$4,658
$4,708
$4,808
$5,508
Nov 28, 2018
Nov 30, 2018
Illumination
$3,409
$3,608
$4,558
$4,608
$4,708
$5,408
Dec 12, 2018
Dec 14, 2018
Illumination
$3,409
$3,608
$4,558
$4,608
$4,708
$5,408
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.

Denotes Special Interest Cruises. July 18, 2017 is offered as a Beer Appreciation Cruise, August 15, 2017 is offered as a Jewish Heritage Cruise, Oct 31, 2017 is offered as Wine Appreciation Cruise, Nov 29, 2017 and December 13, 2017 are offered as Holiday Festive Time Cruises; July 17, 2018 is offered as a Golf Cruise, August 14, 2018 is offered as a Jewish Heritage Cruise, Nov 2, 2018 is offered as a Wine Appreciation Cruise and November 30, 2018 and December 14, 2018 are offered as Festve Time Cruises. These special interest cruises includes lectures and features at no additional cost.

Port charges: Additional $168 per person.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.

For 7 Nights Cruise Only (No 2 nights hotel in Budapest and 3 nights hotel in Prague): Subtract $1,090 from above rates (2017 departures); Subract $1,010 from above rates (2018 departures). Cruise Only WBN0 itinerary: Arrive in Budapest on Day 3 for embarkation at 3:00pm. Depart Nuremberg on Day 10 upon disembarkation.

Transfers at the Start/End of the Program are available for purchase. Please call for details.

Prices Include:

Daily Night Fare Special onboard
• 7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg in selected cabin category
• Full board meals, including Captain's Welcome and Farewell receptions, Welcome and Farewell dinners
• 2 nights deluxe hotel accommodations in Budapest at InterContinental (or similar; hotel subject to change) with daily buffet breakfast
• 3 nights deluxe hotel accommodations in Prague at Hilton or InterContinental (or similar; hotel subject to change) with daily buffet breakfast
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by Certified Local Guides
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes

Prices Do Not Include:

• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port Charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew
• Personal expenses

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