From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube River cruise vacation takes you to four countries—each with its own beauty, history, and cultural treasures. | Offer Expires September 9, 2024

Cruising Elevated with Avalon Waterways

Price: $5,619 CAD Per Person

(Price per person, based on double occupancy.)

Offer: Fly Fre Plus Save $700 CAD Per Couple from Select Canadian Cities on Select 2024 Avalon Waterways Europe River Cruises

Departure Date: October 31, 2024

Return Date: November 9, 2024

Video: Cruising Elevated – Avalon Waterways

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience:

  • 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.

Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite


7-night cruise in an outside stateroom plus 2-night stay in a deluxe hotel in Prague, daily included port excursions, all meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners), complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner.

Photo: Map of the itinerary

Day 1: Prague, Czech Republic

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague—Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 2: Prague

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine. Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.     

Photo: Charles Bridge in Prague

Day 3: Prague - Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague. The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

Day 4: Nuremberg

Legends and History Lessons. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

Day 5: Regensburg

Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

Day 6: Passau - Linz, Austria

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

Linz, Austria: Legendary Lovely Linz

Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

Day 7: Melk - Wachau Valley - Vienna

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.

Vienna: Viennese Waltzes on the Beautiful Blue Danube

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.

Photo: Wachau Valley on the Danube

Day 8: Vienna

Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions. Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace— summer home of the Habsburg Empire. Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from ship to explore Vienna’s square or the banks of the Danube. Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

Day 9: Budapest, Hungary

War Heroes and Hot Water. This afternoon, select from a variety of Guided Optional or spend free time soaking in one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube, or enjoy Budapest’s cafés, pubs or nightlife.

Photo: Parliament building in Budapest

Day 10: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

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