Legendary Danube River Cruise with Prague

August 31, 2022 to September 10, 2022

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 cities. Stand in front of Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate timepiece and piece of art piece 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. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed 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, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise vacation 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 the Golden City of Prague! Enjoy free time to 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)

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine
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 Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague
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

Legends and History Lessons
Choose from the following options - 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 Tour 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 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

Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
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

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
Today choose to take 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 instead. Sail to Linz this afternoon or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

Linz, Austria - Legendary Lovely Linz
Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in 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

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below
Choose from the following options - ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside, OR: 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.

Vienna - Viennese Waltzes on the Beautiful Blue Danube
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

Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions
Choose from the following options - 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. 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

War Heroes and Hot Water
Choose from the following options - 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, select from a variety of Guided Optional 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

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 (2) 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
  • 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 excursion to Nuremberg and 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 Welteburg or roam around 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 Salsburg – 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 30 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: May 5, 2022

All current air taxes and fees of $521.03 per person are included and subject to change.

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 3, 2021 and receive $800.00 off per person

Discounts are subject to change at any time

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 $45 per person each direction ($90 per person roundtrip) 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 May 5, 2022: Initial deposit of $250.00 per person
  • May 6, 2022 –June 22, 2022: 50% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • June 23, 2022 – July 27, 2022: 75% package price cancellation fee + applicable airline fees
  • July 28, 2022 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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