Legendary Danube River Cruise with Prague

June 17, 2023 to June 27, 2023

From Prague to vibrant Budapest this Danube River cruise journey takes you to four countries each with its own beauty, history, and cultural treasures. Enjoy two nights in the “golden city” of Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful places. Stand in front of Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, an amazing intricate timepiece unlike anything else in the world. Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, to board your Avalon Suite Ship® on the Main Danube Canal and visit the 1000-year-old city with a Local Guide. 

Visit Regensburg which was the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries that sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna. Your river cruise ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

Your journey begins in Chicago O’Hare, where you will board your overnight flight to Prague.

Welcome to Prague. Explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Hotel: Prague Marriott (or similar)

Choose to take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradcany Castle Grounds, see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock. Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.

Hotel: Prague Marriott (or similar)
Meal: Breakfast

The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city. This afternoon board the ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.
Overnight docking in Nuremberg

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

Choose from the following tour options:
Active: Explore Roth's Lauter valley with your Adventure Host
Classic: A choice of a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth, a Guided Tour of Nuremberg or take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds used by the Third Reich.
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. Continue your evening and enjoy live entertainment on board.
Afternoon/evening cruise to Regensburg

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Choose to 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 instead 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.
Evening/overnight cruise to Passau

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Choose to take a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers” or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in lovely 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.
Overnight cruise to Melk

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Choose from the following options:
Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside
Classic: Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.

Continue the day by enjoying a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.

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 Docking in Vienna

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Choose from the following options:
Active: Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host
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. 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.
Evening/overnight cruise to Budapest

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Choose from the following options:
Active: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host
Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square

This afternoon select from a variety of Guided Optional Tours 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.
Overnight docking in Budapest

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your vacation comes to an end with breakfast this morning and transfers to the airport.

Meal: Breakfast

Terms: Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. Hotels and Daily Itinerary are subject to change.


Air-Inclusive Package

  • Round-trip air from Chicago O’Hare to Prague, Czech Republic and returning from Budapest, Hungary including air taxes and fees
  • Transfers between the airport, ship, and hotel (when purchasing air-inclusive package)

Hotel Accommodations

Two night hotel stay in Prague, Czech Republic at the Prague Marriott (or similar)

Includes hotel service charges, taxes and luggage handling

Cruise Accommodations

Deluxe seven (7) night Avalon river cruise on the beautiful Avalon Envision from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary

Included Meals

  • All meals onboard the ship are included with Chef-inspired regional recipes
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily onboard your ship
  • Breakfast during your hotel stay in Prague.

Fox Flourish!

  • Onboard credit to be used toward drinks, optional tours or spa in the Euro equivalent of $50.00 USD per person
  • Complimentary pre-paid gratuities to your shipboard staff, local guides, and coach drivers
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Premium Fox World Travel Gift given with your travel documents

Premium Tour Experiences

  • Start your journey with two nights in Prague and explore the “City of 100 Spires” by taking a Guided Walking Tour venturing out at your own pace.
  • In Roth take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of this Bavarian town or enjoy an excursion to Nuremberg to learn about the medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic Cathedral and Kaiserburg Castle.
  • Select evenings will have onboard local entertainment for all to enjoy on your cruise
  • Join an excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg or roam Regensburg to see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) built in 179 AD
  • Explore Passau, the City of Three Rivers, on a Guided City Walk or choose to take an excursion to Salzburg, The City of Mozart
  • At your own pace take a bicycle from your ship and cycle along the Danube in Linz. You may even take one of the many trails up to see a bird’s eye view of the city and river below.
  • Join a Guided Tour of Melk and the Benedictine Abbey or hike through its beautiful countryside
  • Take an optional excursion to a Royal Walz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall
  • Explore the Habsburg Empire of Vienna on a Guided City Tour to see unforgettable landmarks or bike Vienna’s Danube Island with an Adventure Host
  • In Budapest hike up to a viewpoint in the area or enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour then relax the evening and night away

Tour Services

  • Luxuriously appointed river view staterooms with hotel beds, hair dryer, safe and flat-screen TV with satellite for complimentary movie and entertainment options
  • Remarkable service from your English-speaking crew and on-board tour director
  • Escorted by a professional, local Tour Director from Avalon
  • Professional tour manager from Fox World Travel*
  • Customized, informative travel documents containing trip details and helpful packing and planning information

Not Included: Airline flights on land-only packages, air-imposed baggage fees, gratuities for airport porters, tour guides, motorcoach drivers, meals (other than those included in the package); optional excursions that may be offered, and any items of a personal nature. Travel insurance protection is not included. Ask your travel consultant about our reasonable options.

*Minimum of 20 travelers required for the Fox World Travel tour manager to accompany the group. In the event the minimum number is not reached, the tour may still include a professional, local guide in the destination.

Air Inclusive

Deluxe Stateroom

Categories E & D
See special discounts below!
Two riverview windows
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Panorama Suite

Categories B, A & P
See special discounts below!
French Balcony
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Cruise Only

Deluxe Stateroom

Categories E & D
See special discounts below!
Two riverview windows
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy

Panorama Suite

Categories B, A & P
See special discounts below!
French Balcony
Airfare Included
Based on double occupancy
Initial Deposit: $250.00 per person at time of booking
Final Payment Date: February 27, 2023

All current air taxes and fees of $399.75 per person are included and subject to change. Air package pricing is subject to change until air is contracted due to the volatility of airfare costs.

Single pricing available upon request.  Single Supplement Waiver may be available. Early Booking Discounts do not apply when a Single Waiver is applied to the reservation.

Available Discounts

Early Booking Discount: Book and deposit by December 31, 2021 and receive $750.00 off per person

Discounts are subject to change at any time.

Early Booking Discount not applicable on Single Supplement Waiver bookings

Roundtrip flights from Chicago O’Hare are currently pending

Flight schedules are subject to change and FWT has no control over flight changes, seat assignments, delays or cancellations.  Tickets will be non-refundable once issued. Changes will be subject to a fee plus any fare difference. Additional restrictions may apply.  Checked baggage fees may apply.

Pricing and flight options from other cities available upon request.

Optional Motorcoach Transfer

Group motorcoach transfer to and from Chicago O’Hare from select pick-up points are $50 per person each direction is available to add to the tour package.

Optional Insurance

Cancellation and travel protection is strongly recommended. Details and rates can be obtained from your Fox World Travel advisor.

Cancellation Penalties

  • From date of deposit to February 27, 2023: Initial deposit of $250.00 per person
  • February 28, 2023 – April 17, 2023: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • April 18, 2023 – May 17, 2023: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • May 18, 2023 through day of travel: No refunds

Airline tickets are non-refundable once ticketed.

A valid passport is required with a validity of at least six months beyond the return date of the trip.

Note: Daily Itinerary is subject to change. Order of sightseeing may change throughout the itinerary. Substitute visits to other sites may occur during your trip due to water levels or other uncontrollable factors.

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