AVALON RIVER CRUISE FROM PRAGUE
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River Cruising from Prague
What better way to start an adventure than in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and one of my personal favorites, Prague. Our journey began with 3 days in Prague. Prague is not only beautiful and romantic, but unlike other Central European Cities, it was not bombed during World War II.
Prague City Highlights
Certainly, two of the highlights were an afternoon private beer tasting tour with our favorite local guide and a sobering excursion to the Terezin Concentration Camp. We also enjoyed seeing the Charles Bridge, the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, walking in Wenceslas Square, wondering in the Jewish Quarter and of course shopping.
Cruising and Wine Tasting
From Prague we took a motor coach to Nuremberg where we boarded our Avalon ship the Expression. Our stateroom had wall to wall panoramic windows allowing us incredible views of the Danube River. The cruise ports included, Regensburg, Passau, Melk, Vienna and Budapest. In Passau, we did an optional excursion to Salzburg for a Sound of Music tour. It took my breath away, and brought tears to my eyes, to see and walk down the aisle of the same church where “Maria” married Captain VonTrapp in the movie.
Must See Stops Along the Cruise
The Benedictine Abby in Melk is a must see – truly a magical place. We loved strolling the streets of Melk in the quiet early morning and popping into a small church to listen to an organist practice. Another must see stop? The city of Budapest is stunning. We took advantage of one of Avalon’s optional excursions, a wine tasting tour in the
countryside. We visited two quaint vineyards and loved meeting with their owners and getting to know them. And for a special bonus, the second vineyard owner took us “next door” (10 steps) to his neighbor who makes his own cheese.
Getting Started with A River Cruise From Prague
Riverdale Travel can partner with you to create a travel package to Prague including a river cruise down the Danube River. Working together, we can help you customize your trip and include those tour stops that are a must see for you and your family.