Danube River Cruise: April 14-23, 2019

Start your trip in Prague then travel down the Danube River with stops in Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

Destination Travel is going on a Danube River Cruise from April 14-23, 2019! River cruises have become our FAVORITE type of cruise! Space is limited, so call and make your reservation TODAY.

This will be a fully escorted trip with me, Lori Shannon, and with only a $250 deposit it’s easy to get booked. Final payment isn’t due until 45 days before departure. The price is $3,150 per person for an inside cabin. Balcony cabins are $4,299-$4,449 per person depending on the deck. The prices include cruise cost, taxes, port charges, prepaid gratuities and trip insurance. Airfare should be approximately $1,300 per person, including all transfers.

**A post night in Budapest is $155 per person plus transfers. All prices are per person based on double occupancy.

Book early and save! These prices are $750.00 OFF and are only good through 10/23/18. Call us to reserve your spot today! You can us at either 1-877-275-7799 or 1-217-223-8747, or you can message us here.

Read below for a full itinerary of the trip or download a PDF brochure here.

Avalon Waterways has designed included activities with a choice of experiences on the river cruise. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic – Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery – We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests – from cooking classes, to painting workshops – to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active – Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go – from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales. •Plus independent exploration options and use of our exclusive AvalonGO app.

Danube River Cruise Itinerary

April 14-23, 2019

Explore the City of 100 Spires. You'll enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside at your leisure.

CLASSIC - You'll take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town's Astronomical Clock. Later, you may join a Guided Optional Excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Mala Strana-two of Prague's most romantic and picturesque spots. 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. In the evening, you might like to join an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting. (Breakfast included.)

CLASSIC ~ Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see the 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. (Breakfast and dinner included.)

EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU

CLASSIC ~ Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful ``City of Three Rivers.`` ACTIVE ~ Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along the Ilz River. Spend a little free time before sailing to Linz to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists' Alley or peek into St. Stephen's Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. (Breakfast included, Lunch and dinner included.)

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

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. Feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, or hike through Linz's beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird's-eye view of the city and river below. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.)

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. (Breakfast, lunch , and dinner included.)

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

DISCOVERY ~ Join us for a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Vienna, including the Kuntskammer's remarkable collection of more than 2,100 valuable objects, which were collected through the centuries by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg. CLASSIC ~ Later, choose a complimentary ticket for a local Viennese Museum Visit, or continue exploring with additional Guided Sightseeing. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace-the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time why not stroll through 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 authentic Austrian confections of 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. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.)

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Classic ~ and Contemporary-from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. 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. Be our guest at a Farewell Dinner before cruising to Budapest. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.)

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

CLASSIC ~ Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square. Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon 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. (Breakfast, lunch, and dinner included.)

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

You finish your vacation with breakfast.

Lori Shannon
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As owner of Destination Travel with over 25 years in the travel industry and six continents visited, I truly believe my job as a Travel Specialist is to make your life easier!