2024 Magnificent Rivers of Europe
2024 Magnificent Rivers of Europe
with 3 Nights Prague
- 18 Nights / 21 Days
- * Avalon Envision Travel to Prague, Czech Republic & Return from Amsterdam, Holland
- * Escorted From Honolulu
Countries: Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, Germany & Holland
Rivers: Danube River, Main River & Rhine River
Tour Date & Manager:
September 6 – 26, 2024 * Tour Manager: Bryan Wauke
ITINERARY AT A GLANCE
Day 1 – FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 06: Honolulu – Departure Flights
Day 2 – SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 07: In Transit
Day 3 – SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 08: PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC: Welcome to the Czech Republic. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.
Day 4 – MONDAY – SEPTEMBER 09: PRAGUE: CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, 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. (B)
Day 5 – TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 10: PRAGUE: A free day to explore the city at your own pace. Maybe visit the Communist Museum, Taste the local plum dumplings & Pilsner, or stroll along the Vltava River. 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. Your Cruise Director will have plenty suggestions for things to do. (B)
Day 6 – WEDNESDAY – SEPTEMBER 11: PRAGUE–BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION): After breakfast, set off for Budapest, capital of Hungary, where the Avalon Envision is docked. Before dinner, meet your crew for a welcome reception. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B, D)
Day 7 – THURSDAY-SEPTEMBER 12: BUDAPEST: Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.; ACTIVE Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among the Optional Guided Excursions available OR Budapest on your own. A Tasty serving of cream cake in one of the many cafés; Consider a scenic hike above the Danube. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B, L, D)
Day 8 – FRIDAY – SEPTEMBER 13: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA: ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the Gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church. OR take a bicycle & picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B, L, D)
Day 9 – SATURDAY – SEPTEMBER 14: VIENNA, AUSTRIA: ACTIVE Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning 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 an Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg empire. OR Consider a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN (B, L, D)
Day 10 – SUNDAY – SEPTEMBER 15: DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY: ACTIVE Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.
MELK: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike thru Melk’s countryside, OR: CLASSIC Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. DISCOVERY Wine Tasting on board as you sail to Passau. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B, L, D)
Day 11 – MONDAY – SEPTEMBER 16: PASSAU, GERMANY: CLASSIC Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” OR join a full day Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, OR a full day Optional Excursion to the Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B, L, D)
Day 12 – TUESDAY – SEPTEMBER 17: REGENSBURG: ACTIVE: Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Guided City Walk to Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) & Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. Choose an Optional Excursion to the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.; free afternoon in 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 13 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG: DISCOVERY: An Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.; CLASSIC 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 Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B, L, D)
Day 14 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19: BAMBERG: ACTIVE: Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches. DISCOVERY Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH (B, L, D)
Day 15 – FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: VOLKACH: ACTIVE Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets; You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN KITZINGEN (B, L, D)
Day 16 – SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21: WÜRZBURG: ACTIVE Enjoy an easy bike ride along the river with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco. This afternoon enjoy a leisurely sailing. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE (B, L, D)
Day 17 – SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22: MAIN RIVER VILLAGE; Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities; CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rüdesheim. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM (B, L, D)
Day 18 – MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23: RÜDESHEIM–RHINE GORGE: ACTIVE Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rüdesheim, OR: DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-ofa-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei—where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore. DISCOVERY Enjoy a remarkable classical music concert in a lovely baroque venue at Engers Castle, home to the Villa Musica RhinelandPalatinate National Foundation, one of Germany’s largest music institutions. AFTERNOON CRUISE TO ENGERS (B, L, D)
Day 19- TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24: COLOGNE: Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities; ACTIVE Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne— explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Spend free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years! AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B, L, D)
Day 20 – WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25 – AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND: ACTIVE Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early morning walk in Amsterdam, OR: CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” In the afternoon you may join an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses; Spend free time on your own to explore colorful cafés, galleries, bridges & canals of Amsterdam. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B, L, D)
Day 21 – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26 – AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION) – HONOLULU: Your cruise ends this morning. Return flights to Honolulu.
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Package includes: Round Trip Airfare from Honolulu, 3 Nights Hotel Accommodations, 15 Nights River Cruise, Meals & Sightseeing as Indicated on Itinerary, transfers, taxes & fees.
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