Festive Season On The Blue Danube Discovery With 2 Nights In Budapest & 2 Nights In Prague

07/04/2020 through 11/21/2020
07/04/2020 through 12/05/2020
Avalon Waterways

Start this timeless Europe river cruise vacation with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. At this time of year, the towns and cities are festively lit and decorated, each in its own par-ticular style and taste. Christmas markets abound, and the strains of carols and aroma of gingerbread fill the air. In lively Budapest, enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights, and take this first chance to explore a Christmas market. Leave Budapest, and sail up the Danube River to Vienna, Austria. Here, Christmas markets are scattered around the city, with the biggest located in front of the city hall. Join a traditional city sightseeing or a guided culinary walk through the Christmas market to taste some of the local traditional specialties. Glide through the winter wonderland of the Wachau Valley, and in Melk visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey.

You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful patrician houses, and the Christkindlmarkt set against the stunning backdrop of St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail further up the Danube River through panoramic views, and you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop along the Danube River is thousand-year-old Nuremberg, famous for one of the oldest Christmas market in Germany. After guided city sightseeing, be sure to explore the many stalls and try some spicy gingerbread and Glühwein! Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, Czech Repub-lic. See the sights with a Local Guide, and then explore on your own-get your last-minute gifts at the Christ-mas market, and don’t miss the beautifully-decorated tree in Old Town! The perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

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Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest

Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Heroes’ Square; Christmas markets

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Budapest-Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava; Austrian cookies tasting on board

Day 5 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or culinary tour at Christmas market

Day 6 Krems-Wachau Valley-Melk: guided city walk in Krems; scenic sailing through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk

Day 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg: guided city walk; free time for Christmas markets; onboard Christmas lecture; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; Christmas markets

Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)-Prague: transfer to Prague

Days 11 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle Grounds; Christmas markets

Day 12 Prague: your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Classic Enjoy A Guided City Sightseeing, Including The Iconic Heroes’ Square
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 2 Breakfast
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take In The Beauty Of Budapest While Enjoying A Free Afternoon Exploring Such Famous Si...

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Day 3 Breakfast|dinner
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Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 4 Vienna, Austria
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Day 5 Vienna
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Day 5 Empire Summer Home For 300 Years.

spend Free Time On Your Own To Enjoy The Christkindle...

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Day 5 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 5 Overnight Cruise To Krems
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Day 5 Discovery Join A Guided Culinary Tour Of Vienna’s Magical Christmas Advent Markets To Sample Sach...
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Day 6 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 6 Krems
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Day 6 Evening/Overnight Cruise To Passau
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Day 6 Classic Take A Guided Tour Of Melk’s Magnificent Benedictine Abbey To Marvel At Its Frescoed Ceil...
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Day 7 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 7 Passau, Germany
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Day 8 Afternoon/Overnight Cruise To Nuremberg
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Day 8 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 8 Regensburg
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Day 8 Discovery Enjoy A Christmas Traditions Lecture On Board While Sailing This Afternoon. Discovery L...
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Day 8 Classic Join A Guided City Walk And See Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) And Porta Pretoria-built In...
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Day 9 Classic Choose A Guided Sightseeing Of Nuremberg-with Its Medieval Architecture, Gilded Fountain,...
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Day 9 Nuremberg
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Day 9 Overnight Docking In Nuremberg
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Day 9 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 10 Breakfast
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Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)-prague, Czech Republic
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Day 11 Breakfast
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Day 11 Prague
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Day 12 Prague
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