1 Fly VANCOUVER to BUDAPEST
2 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must
be on board ship by 5 pm.
The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time
for photographs, cafés, and confections.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST D
Day 3 BUDAPEST
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe.
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities
with your Adventure Host
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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT
CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA BLD
Day 4 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint
streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s
Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from
the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA BLD
Day 5 VIENNA
Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning
guided City tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See
the Imperial Palace complex-Winter residence of the Imperial
Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St.
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, or take
a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café
to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of 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 CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN BLD
Day 6 DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY
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, &
Wachau Valley below.
Enjoy the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley
past vineyards, castles, &charming villages on your
way to Melk.
MELK Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau
CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent
Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings,
statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a
Wine Tasting on board.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ BLD
Day 7 LINZ
Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and
the Linzer Tort
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 picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky
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.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ BLD
Day 8 SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–PASSAU
Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn,
and Ilz Rivers Meet
This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow,
a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the
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
Spend a little free time before sailing to Deggendorf
to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’
Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly
catch a concert rehearsal.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF BLD
Day 9 DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)–REGENSBURG–PRAGUE,
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 the Golden City of Prague. B
Day 10 PRAGUE
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle
Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s
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
Day 11 PRAGUE
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. B
In the event of technical or water level issues, it may
be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or
alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
• Included visits and special features are subject
to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will
• Please check visa requirements with your local
consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests
with the traveler.