Wine Cruises Along the Beautiful Danube

Melk1In yesterday’s blog, we told you about two wine-themed cruises in France. Today, we shift gears (or should that be rudders?) and explore a pair of Avalon Waterways excursions on the gorgeous Danube River…

  • The Legendary Danube Wine River Cruise (11 days from Prague to Budapest, departing October 24) — From the splendor of Prague to the gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise.

Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing, as well as time to explore the city on your own. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches.

Then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg, Passau, Vienna and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture and historical sites in romantic Vienna.

  • The Blue Danube Discovery Wine River Cruise (13 days from Budapest to Prague, departing November 1) — The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns.

Begin in Budapest, Hungary, with two overnights and guided sightseeing. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore its famous produce market (Central Market Hall), wander around the former royal palace grounds, explore its famous churches, or visit one of the many museums.

Melk2Then, board your river cruise vessel and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Durnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche, and visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk. Enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg.

Disembark your ship and travel to the “Golden City” of Prague for a final three overnights, guided sightseeing, and plenty of free time to discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in the square where protestors demonstrated against Communism, or visit one of the many churches.

To learn more about Avalon river cruises, visit: http://www.avalonwaterways.com.

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