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2023 Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery

2023 Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery

Starting from Starting from: $6863 $6113 * / per person

2023 FESTIVE SEASON ON THE BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY RIVER CRUISE
with 2 Nights Budapest & 2 Nights Prague

  • 11 Nights / 14 Days
  • * Avalon Artistry II Travel from Budapest, Hungary & Return from Prague, Czech Republic
  • * Escorted From Honolulu

Countries: Hungary, Austria, Germany & Czech Republic
Rivers: Danube River

Tour Date & Manager:

November 29 – December 12, 2023 * Tour Manager: Gwen Macion

ITINERARY AT A GLANCE

Day 1 – WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 29: HONOLULU: Departure Flights to Hungary

Day 2 – THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 30: In Transit

Day 3 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Arrival and Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital: The day is yours to relax andenjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

Day 4 – SATURDAY- DECEMBER 2: 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. (B)

Day 5 – SUNDAY – DECEMBER 3: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION): A day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest’s famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding the Avalon Artistry II. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B,D)

Day 6- MONDAY – DECEMBER 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna; Join an Optional Excursion: attend a Roya lWaltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)

Day 7- TUESDAY – DECEMBER 5: VIENNA: ACTIVE Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR; CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. OR 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 the ship to explore Vienna’s square or the banks of the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN (B,L,D)

Day 8- WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 6: KREMS: CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)

Day 9 -THURSDAY – DECEMBER 7: PASSAU, GERMANY; Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet: CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” OR, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg —the city of Mozart—OR to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.; MEET YOUR SHIP IN PASSAU POST FULL DAY ACTIVITY- for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISETO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)

Day 10- FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8: REGENSBURG: Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle: Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. ACTIVE Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. 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. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. EVENING/ OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B,L,D)

Day 11- SATURDAY, DECEMBER 9: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG: DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas. ACTIVE Explore Roth’s Lauter valley with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR:CLASSIC Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich; DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG(B,L,D)

Day 12- SUNDAY, DECEMBER 10: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Explore Prague; City of 100 Spires Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling deliciousplum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. (B)

Day 13- MONDAY, DECEMBER 11: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague’s famous beer varieties in a local restaurant. (B)

Day 14- TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12: PRAGUE – HONOLULU: Adieu to your river cruise experience ends this morning. Departure flights to Honolulu (B)

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COMPLETE PACKAGES

From $6,863*
$6,113*

Package includes: Round Trip Airfare from Honolulu, 4 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 7 Nights River Cruise, Meals & Sightseeing as Indicated on Itinerary, transfers, taxes & fees.

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