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Begin your Grand Danube River cruise with two amazing nights in Berlin. Your local expert will show you the city, including the restored Reichstag building, the famous boulevard of Kurfürstendamm, the Holocaust Memorial, and the Brandenburg Gate. Your stay in Berlin includes a visit to the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. From Berlin, travel to Dresden to see its baroque architecture, Zwinger Palace, the Dresden Opera House, and the glorious Frauenkirche. Continue with two nights in the Czech Republic’s Golden City of Prague, before traveling to Regensburg, then to Deggendorf to embark on your Suite Ship®. You’ll sail to Passau, the “City of Three Rivers,” to enjoy a guided city walk where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet. Your European river cruise takes you through the Danube’s remarkable Schlögen Oxbow curve on your way to Linz. See spectacular Vienna, and step into the Habsburg Empire. Sail to Slovakia to visit the quaint streets of Bratislava and St. Martin’s Cathedral, then on to the Hungarian capital of Budapest. Your adventure continues to Belgrade, and the Danube Gorge region through the Balkans to the beautiful boulevards of Bucharest.Your vacation package in Germany, and a grand adventure on the Danube River cruise will be hard to match, with visually stunning scenery, historic sites, magnificent architecture, and cultural specialties for mind, body, and spirit.
Day 1: BERLIN, GERMANY
Willkommen in Berlin!
Enjoy free time to rest or explore Germany’s capital city.
Day 2: BERLIN
Willkommen in Berlin!
Today’s sightseeing with a local expert includes the city’s notable sights. Visit the Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, see the restored Reichstag building and the elegant avenue of Kurfurstendamm. You’ll also see the powerful Holocaust Memorial, as well as the historic Brandenburg Gate. The afternoon is free.
Day 3: BERLIN–DRESDEN–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
Take a morning trip to Dresden to see its post-WWII restored baroque architecture; visit the courtyard of Zwinger Palace, and see the magnificent 1841 Semperoper, Dresden’s opera house standing restored after being destroyed by both fire and war. You’ll also marvel at the glorious Dresden Frauenkirche before enjoying free time for lunch in the city before setting out for a late afternoon arrival in Prague.
Day 4: PRAGUE
Bridges, Books, Crystal & Chocolate—Simple Pleasures and Grand Surprises Around Every Corner
CLASSIC 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.
Day 5: 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
Day 6: 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.”
ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along 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 through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Later, enjoy Live Entertainment on board.
AFTERNOON CRUISE TO LINZ
Day 7: LINZ, AUSTRIA
Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte!
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 visit the picturesque bohemian town of Český 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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
Day 8: MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
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.
Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones
CLASSIC Join in 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 as you sail.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA.
Day 9: VIENNA
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
DISCOVERY Visit Austria’s largest art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, including the Kuntskammer’s centuries-old Habsburg collection, OR:
CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
You may, instead, prefer to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.
Take free time to sample Viennese pastries like Apfelstrudel and Sachertorte. 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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
Day 10: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle Walls to Art Gallery Halls
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.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
Day 11: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.
Enjoy a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge, cafés, pubs, or hiking trails.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
Day 12: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MOHÁCS
Day 13: MOHÁCS
Archaeology, Architecture, and an Ancient Watermill
CLASSIC Join a morning Guided Tour of nearby Mohács—the quiet Danube harbor town with its historical memorial parks, statues, and distinctive churches. Tour the remarkable medieval St. Nicholas Watermill, OR:
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of nearby Pécs to see its 4th-century Christian underground tombs, with fascinating murals, andas well as Turkish architecture. You’ll also enjoy an organ concert on your tour.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BELGRADE
Day 14: BELGRADE, SERBIA
Fortresses and Folklore of Serbia Past and Present
DISCOVERY Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about the rich history, destinations, and culture of the Balkan states.
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Belgrade—where the Danube and Sava Rivers converge—and see the city’s many fascinating sites, including Saint Sava—one of the world’s largest Orthodox Church.
Spend your free time exploring the city on your own this afternoon. Discover Knez Mihailova Street—Belgrade’s central pedestrian thoroughfare with many lively cafés, shops, and cultural spots. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship before dinner.
This evening, you might like to join an Optional typical Bohemian Dinner in the Quarter of Skadarlija.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DONJI MILANOVAC
Day 15: DONJI MILANOVAC. LEPENSKI VIR EXCURSION. IRON GATES GORGE
Ancient Art, Archaeological Artifacts, and Gauntlet of the Iron Gates
CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of Lepenski Vir—an important Mesolithic archaeological site chronicling prehistoric cultures, settlements, and art. Marvel at the ancient discoveries and artifacts, as well as the unique views the site affords of the Danube Gorge.
After lunch on board, you’ll sail through the spectacular and narrow Iron Gates Gorge—a natural border between Serbia and Romania.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO CETATE
Day 16: CETATE, ROMANIA
A Bygone Era and New Mountains to Climb
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Jog along the river bank.
CLASSIC Visit the Danube’s old grain-shipping port on a Guided Tour of Cetate, including a tasting of local specialties.
Sail to Vidin this afternoon.
Rocks and Ruins—Things of Beauty in Bulgaria
CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour to Belogradchik to see the remarkable rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO NIKOPOL
Day 17: NIKOPOL. VELIKO TÂRNOVO & ARBANASSI EXCURSION
Cliffside Dwellings and Castle Ruins of Bulgarian Kings
CLASSIC Join a full-day Guided Tour to the former Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo—with its ancient stone houses clinging to the cliffs above the Yantra River, and the 15th-century town of Arbanassi.
As an alternative, sail with your ship to Rousse
Fortresses and Fountains in Bulgaria’s “Little Vienna”
You may choose to stay with your ship today on its way to Rousse—dubbed “Little Vienna” for its baroque and neoclassical buildings.
CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour to Bulgaria’s largest inland port and visit its impressive Holy Trinity Church, OR:
ACTIVE Join an afternoon Jog through the park with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board with a Bulgarian folklore show.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO OLTENITA
Day 18: OLTENITA (DISEMBARKATION)–BUCHAREST
A Night in Bucharest—the “Paris of the East”
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the Romanian capital city of Bucharest with its tree-lined boulevards and Arc de Triomphe—honoring WWI Romanian soldiers. See the Royal Palace Square—the scene of the city’s 1989 riots to overthrow the communist dictator Nicolae Ceausescu.
Spend some free time exploring this fascinating city on your own to discover its trendy shops, cafés, museums, beautiful homes, and churches along Victory Avenue.
Day 19: BUCHAREST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Berlin:
in single room from $210 to $328, in twin room from $129 to $204
Extra nights per person in Bucharest:
in single room from $153 to $240, in twin room from $82 to $139
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $370
B / Sapphire Deck / $2134
A / Sapphire Deck / $2227
P / Royal Deck / $2412
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4084
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