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Danube Dreams River Cruise & Prague

Oct 23, 2021 - Nov 1, 2021


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Join our very own Cathy Price on this enchanting Danube river cruise vacation from Prague to vibrant Budapest, that takes you to five countries. The scenic beauty along the way can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

DANUBE DREAMS WITH 2 NIGHTS IN PRAGUE FOR WINE LOVERS (EASTBOUND)


OCTOBER 23 - NOVEMBER 1, 2021
AVALON WATERWAYS | AVALON ENVISION

COUNTRIES: CZECH REPUBLIC | GERMANY | AUSTRIA | SLOVAKIA | HUNGARY

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/Charlotte-St-map-2021-Danube-Dreams-WDBQ-T1.jpgYour European vacation begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. Guided sightseeing will show you 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. Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers,” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Explore the city with a Local Guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Linz, Austria, offers the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines in a 900-year-old underground wine cellar. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, see the sights with a local expert, visit a wine cellar to taste Hungarian wines, and enjoy free time to stroll the main shopping street of Váci utca. Take in the panoramic views of Budapest from Fishermen’s Bastion—reflecting on a fantastic trip from the “Golden City” of Prague to the “Pearl of the Danube” in Budapest!

CRUISE FARE:

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/Avalon-logo-169.png$4,218 CAD | Category D - Deluxe Stateroom
$5,318 CAD | Category A - Panorama Suite
PER PERSON, BASED ON DOUBLE OCCUPANCY
ABOVE RATES INCLUDE 2 NIGHTS POST CRUISE IN BUDAPEST

BONUS:
  FREE Prepaid Gratuities + Two FREE Drink Vouchers


INCLUSIONS:
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Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
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Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/bullet.png Complimentary bottled water daily in room
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3 types of included shore excursion (Classic - Discovery - Active)
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And much more!


/_uploads/images/branch_tours/CatherinePrice.jpgFOR RESERVATIONS OR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT:

CATHY PRICE
MARITIME TRAVEL
188 Charlotte Street, Sydney, NS B1P 1C5
P: 902.539.4800  E:
cprice@maritimetravel.ca




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Prices were valid at time of publishing, are in Canadian dollars and are for cruise and listed included hotel nights only.  Airfare, taxes, port charges, and any additional hotel nights are extra.
Airfare available upon request at an additional cost.
Non Refundable deposit of $250 per person is required in order to hold space.
Final payment is due by July 18, 2021. Terms & conditions may apply.

Please note that 2021 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification.

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Itinerary


DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

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 at your leisure.

DAY 2: PRAGUE. Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine. CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit HradËany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. (B)

DAY 3: REGENSBURG, GERMANY–DEGGENDORF (EMBARKATION). Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle. CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today’s modern and vibrant Regensburg. Continue on to Deggendorf to board your Avalon Suite Ship® for a welcome reception. EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU. (B,D)

DAY 4: PASSAU–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW. 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: ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Before sailing to Linz, take a little free time to explore Passau's cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. DISCOVERY Join an onboard lecture hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to Linz. 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. (B,L,D)

DAY 5: LINZ, AUSTRIA. Legendary and Lovely Linz. 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. DISCOVERY Onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK. (B,L,D)

DAY 6: MELK–WACHAU VALLEY. Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views. 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. DÜRNSTEIN Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones. CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR: 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: DISCOVERY Discover the fascinating world of wine within a labyrinth underneath the surface which is about 900 years old. While sipping a selection of different wines, you will learn how the wine production developed over the centuries till nowadays. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA. (B,L,D)

DAY 7: VIENNA. Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte. 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. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time why not stroll through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse for 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. Later 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. OVER-NIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA. (B,L,D)

DAY 8: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA. Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. DISCOVERY Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Bratislava and a wine tasting hosted by your Master of Wine. CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. OVER-NIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST. (B,L,D)

DAY 9: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. Heroes of War and the Warm Waters of Budapest. DISCOVERY Enjoy a Guided City Sight-seeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square and a visit to a unique wine cellar system where you can 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST. (B,L,D)

DAY 10: BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION). Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

DAY 11: BUDAPEST. Enjoy all that Budapest has to offer for your last day. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.


For more information contact:
  
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/Avalon-logo-169.pngCathy Price
Maritime Travel - 188 Charlotte Street - Sydney, NS
P: (902) 539-4800 or E: cprice@maritimetravel.ca