Danube Dreams With 2 Nights In Prague & 2 Nights In Berlin For Wine Lovers (Westbound)

11/13/2019 through 04/27/2020
11/13/2019 through 05/11/2020
Avalon Waterways

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany-stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary and a local expert will give you an introduction to the city including the must-see sights and will take you to a secret wine cellar for a tasting. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive views of the Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a wine experience in a 900 years old wine cellar and a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city. Take a guided walk around Passau, Germany, known for its maze of narrow cobblestone streets and St. Stephen’s Cathedral-a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Enjoy a guided sightseeing in Regensburg, before heading to beautiful Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Here, you’ll be amazed at St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, a unique and intricate piece of art unlike anything else in the world. End your vacation with two special nights in Berlin!

A Master of Wine will travel with you on this cruise and will hold lectures, tastings and will introduce you to food and wine pairing.

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square and visit a wine cellar

Day 3 Bratislava: onboard wine lecture; guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 4 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or visit of the Kunsthistorisches Museum

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein, or visit a local wine cellar; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk

Day 6 Linz: guided walk; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 7 Passau: guided walk; guided hike; wine & chocolate tasting

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-Regensburg-Prague: transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; travel by motorcoach to Prague

Day 9 Prague: guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds; excursion to Melnik wine area

Day 10 Prague-Dresden-Berlin: transfer to Dresden and city sightseeing; transfer to Berlin

Day 11 Berlin: city sightseeing

Day 12 Berlin: your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia
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Day 4 Vienna
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Day 5 Dürnstein-wachau Valley
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Day 6 Linz
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Day 7 Schlögen Oxbow- Passau
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Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)-regensburg-prague, Czech Republic
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Day 9 Prague
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Day 10 Prague-dresden, Germany-berlin
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Day 11 Berlin
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Day 12 Berlin
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