2024 Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery
2024 Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery
with 2 Nights Budapest & 2 Nights Prague
- 11 Nights / 14 Days
- * Avalon Envision Travel to Budapest, Hungary & Return from Prague, Czech Republic
- * Escorted From Honolulu
Countries: Hungary, Austria, Germany & Czech Republic
Rivers: Danube River
Tour Date & Manager:
November 30 – December 13, 2024 * Tour Manager: Patrick Langeslay
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 – SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 30: HONOLULU: Departure Flights to Hungary
Day 2 – SUNDAY – DECEMBER 1: In Transit
Day 3 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 2: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital: The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
Day 4 – TUESDAY- DECEMBER 3: 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. Check the city’s cafés and pubs, and don’t miss the Christmas Market!! (B)
Day 5 – WEDNESDAY – DECEMBER 4: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION): With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition before boarding the Avalon Envision. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B, D)
Day 6- THURSDAY – DECEMBER 5: VIENNA, AUSTRIA: Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia and see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. DISCOVERY Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting + sailing to Vienna. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B, L, D)
Day 7- FRIDAY – DECEMBER 6: VIENNA: 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 Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, OR relax by the fire’s glow in a Viennese café. OR Join a Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace— summer home of the Habsburg Empire. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS (B, L, D)
Day 8- SATURDAY – DECEMBER 7: KREMS: CLASSIC 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 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 – SUNDAY – DECEMBER 8: PASSAU, GERMANY; CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Later spend some free time in Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart— the city of Mozart and learn how Austria celebrates Christmas. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG. (B, L, D)
Day 10 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 9: REGENSBURG: 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. OR Take time to browse Regensburg’s sparkling Christmas markets with hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst. Tonight, live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Nuremberg. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B, L, D)
Day 11 – TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG: DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Christmas Lecture OR CLASSIC 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. OR Spend free time on your own to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample favorite Bavarian fare—from bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine + countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B, L, D)
Day 12 – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plus dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. (B)
Day 13 – THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock OR Spend the afternoon on your own to browse the exquisite Christmas Markets of Prague. Stroll thru the brightly colored wooden stalls for ornaments and handmade toys & handicrafts. (B)
Day 14 – FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13: PRAGUE – HONOLULU: Adieu to your river cruise experience ends this morning. Departure flights to Honolulu.
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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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