Active & Discovery on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)

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River Cruise
Why dip your toes in the Danube when you can explore and adore its landmarks, legends, customs and cuisine in the most interactive ways? Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube invite dreamers and doers to activate their curiosities. To look closer, dive deeper, and forage further into the hamlets and hills of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Un...
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Welcome to Prague
    • Choice of urban hike, or guided city tour including Hradcany Castle grounds and St. Vitus Cathedral; afternoon at leisure
    • Guided tour of Cesky Krumlov; transfer to Linz; onboard welcome reception
    • Choice of visit to the Jochenstein power station or visit to Engelszell Abbey; choice of guided hike along the Danube trails or scenic cruising around the Schlögen Oxbow
    • In Mauthausen, choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, guided tour of Mauthausen Memorial, or guided bike tour; guided tour in Grein, visit to the historical theatre and Greinburg Castle to meet its the owner the Count
    • Choice of canoe tour; bike tour from Spitz to Krems Wine World Experience with tasting; or regional products showcase
    • Choice of bike tour, or insider's tour of Vienna, or guided tour, visit to Belvedere Palace
    • Choice of early risers guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided tour, see the Habsburg private art collection and the Italian and Dutch Masters Gallery, or guided tour, see Habsburg private art collection and the Military Museum
    • In Visegrád, choice of medieval knights tournament, or guided hike in Danube-Ipoly National Park, or canoe tour
    • Why dip your toes in the Danube when you can explore and adore its landmarks, legends, customs and cuisine in the most interactive ways? Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube invite dreamers and doers to activate their curiosities

What's this trip about?

    Why dip your toes in the Danube when you can explore and adore its landmarks, legends, customs and cuisine in the most interactive ways? Avalon’s Active & Discovery cruises on the Danube invite dreamers and doers to activate their curiosities. To look closer, dive deeper, and forage further into the hamlets and hills of Germany, Austria, and Hungary. Uncover ancient traditions and local flavors in immersive ways. Enjoy leisurely sightseeing or on-your-own discoveries. Whether you walk through winding alleyways, hike to a castle, bike to a palace or row to your own sanctuary of scenery, our diverse offering of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions along the Danube redefines the rules of engagement. Move. Enjoy a little get-up-and-go on your cruising vacation when you: •Sink your teeth into Count Dracula’s Visegrád prison tower on a hike to new heights. •Paddle a canoe on an excursion through the picturesque Bend region. •Pedal along the picture-perfect postcard views of the Wachau Valley. And be moved. Get off the beaten path and relish the world when you: •See the ancient jousting skills of the St. George Knightly Order at Visegrád Castle. •Meander on a merry morning walk, Vienna’s infamous café culture and VIP access to an art museum. •Meet the Count of Clam at Austria’s 12th-century and beautifully preserved Clam Castle. Plus, Classic sightseeing is always available in every port along the way. Start sooner with a two-night hotel stay in Prague! Avalon Choice sightseeing is the perfect highlight of your stay. Activate your senses and discover a world of wonder in all-new, entirely “you” ways on your personal, passion-packed cruise along the Danube.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityPRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
End CityBUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia

Attractions

  • Budapest
  • Linz
  • Prague
  • Vienna

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

Welcome in the “Golden City” of Prague

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Day 2: PRAGUE

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

ACTIVE Enjoy the natural wonders of Prokopské Valley Nature Reserve on this active, half-day Guided Hiking adventure on the outskirts of Prague, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Cast...

Day 3: PRAGUE–VILSHOFEN, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

CLASSIC Visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov, also known as the “Pearl of the Bohemian Forest. Upon arrival in Vilshofen embark your Suite Ship®

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ENGELHARTSZELL

(Breakfast,Dinner)

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Day 4: ENGELHARTSZELL, AUSTRIA–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–LINZ

Memories and Beer in the Making

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

DISCOVERY Join a Guided Tour to a cider cellar where an expert sommelier will reveal the secrets of Upper Austria’s beloved ciders, OR: CLASSIC V...

Day 5: LINZ–MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Monastic Life

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the Danube and discover how fertile this area is. Stop at a local farm and learn more about farming life and flood protection, OR:

CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monas...

Day 6: SPITZ

Paddle a Canoe or Pedal a Bike in Austrian Wine Country

ACTIVE Paddle a canoe on a Guided Tour to see the Austrian waterways and shoreline scenery from a unique perspective, OR:

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour from Spitz to Krems, stop in Dürnstein to see...

Day 7: VIENNA

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel and Sachertorte

ACTIVE Take a Guided Bike Tour along the famed Ringstrasse and pedestrian avenues of Vienna to see the city’s highlights from a unique perspective, OR:

DISCOVERY Get an Insider’s Tour of Vienna to get behind t...

Day 8: VIENNA

A Feast for the Soul

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

DISCOVERY Enjoy a morning Guided Walking Tour to see the city in her best light, along with breakfast at a Viennese café, OR:

CLASSIC Dive into one of the world’s most i...

Day 9: VISEGRÁD, HUNGARY

Jousting Tournaments and Dracula's Tower

ACTIVE Visit Count Dracula’s prison tower in Visegrád, OR:

ACTIVE Take a canoe excursion through the picturesque Bend Region of the Danube for a unique perspective of one of the river’s most beautiful stretches, OR...

Day 10: BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(Breakfast)

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Price per day$452
Last Updated: 6/19/2024
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CRUISING ELEVATED.
Innovative, transformative, original. Avalon Waterways has redefined cruising by going against the current and
away from the ordinary. Delivering unparalleled experiences and boundless exploration, Avalon puts you in the captain’s seat to navigate your journey, fuel your passions and steer clear of the unexpected as you cruise down the world’s most memorable and mesmerizing waterways. One step aboard our modern, luxurious Suite Ships with the grandest views in cruising and you’ll see how the tides they are a-changin’. 

Welcome to a new wave in cruising. Welcome aboard Avalon Waterways.

IT DOESN’T GET ANY SUITER.
Enjoy the perfect blend of elegance and ease – where little touches are bold, gestures are grand and the views even grander. There’s a reason our ships are the critics’ darlings and favorites among our most discerning guests. Our boutique-hotel-inspired Panorama Suites feature the industry’s only Open-Air Balconies with the widest-opening windows in cruising and decadent Comfort Collection beds that face the ever-changing scenery.

PACK YOUR PASSIONS.
As you set sail down the world’s most legendary waters, we’ve curated a collection of the most intriguing experiences to immerse yourself in – both on board and off.

SEE MORE THAN THE SEA/
On a typical cruise, you see waves, water and more water. On an Avalon cruise, legendary landmarks and postcard-perfect landscapes are always in view. Dock to discovery takes mere minutes. 

LET’S DISH.
While we naturally present the signature delicacies of the regions you visit, we enrich the gastronomic journey by offering multiple dining venues, bringing unexpected culinary experiences to the table.

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River cruises to classic and exotic destinations with a luxury flair and personalization options.

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Accommodation

Cosmopolitan Hotel PragueA stunning 106-room boutique hotel set in an historic townhouse that dates back to 1889, perfectly located on a quiet street in the heart of Prague's Old Town. Modern Czech cuisine is served in a trendy bistro style setting with an open plan kitchen. For relaxation and connectivity, there is a 24-hour fitness studio, sauna, and free Wi-Fi internet access is available throughout the property. The hotel is ideally located on a quiet street of the Prague Old Town, only a few steps from all important shopping and sightseeing attractions.Prague 1Czech RepublicZlatnicka 3/1126Prague Marriott Located in the heart of Prague, just a short stroll away from the Old Town Square and Charles Bridge, this sophisticated 239-room hotel combines a great location with top notch service. A smart grill restaurant serves both Czech and international cuisine, the relaxed hipster-styled Bourbon bar offers a great range of wines, cocktails and BBQ dishes. There is also an on-site Italian style café, fitness center, and free Wi-Fi connection is available throughout the property. PragueCzech RepublicV Celnici 8Hilton Prague Old TownA contemporary 303 room hotel offering classic art deco inspired luxury. Free Wi-Fi internet access is available in the lobby, access in the rooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). There is also an indoor swimming pool and fitness center and the stylish restaurant offers an innovative mix of European cuisine with Asian flavors. Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served throughout the day in the lounge bar.Prague 1Czech RepublicV Celnici 7Art Deco Imperial HotelAn historic 126-room ornate property oozing old world glamour with architecture dating back to 1913. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the property. This hotel is home to the famous Cafe Imperial which specializes in traditional Czech cuisine with a modern twist and there is also a fashionable bar for drinks and snacks. The Spa offers a sauna, steam room as well as a fitness center.PragueCzech RepublicNa Porici 15, 110 00,
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WLB|Active & Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound) WLBE|With 1 Night in Budapest WLBP|With 2 Nights in Prague & 1 Night in Budapest WLBQ|With 2 Nights in Prague WBL|Active & Discovery on the Danube (Westbound)
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