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DANUBE DREAMS WITH PRAGUE (CHEF VIKRAM VIJ)

With prague (chef vikram vij) extension
Tour: WDBQC  PRAGUE  BUDAPEST
Wind and bend your way through Chef Vikram Vij’s roots and Danube Dreams … Foodies throughout Canada know him as a Dragon (“Dragon’s Den”), cookbook author and internationally recognised, Indian-born Canadian chef. But when Chef Vikram Vij arrived on Austrian soil in the 1980s, his dream was to learn the art of cooking from European chefs. The tricks and techniques he cultivated then have inspired his award-winning creations today – from using regional specialties to infuse international flavours into his Indian dishes to their creative and colourful presentation. Now, he’s inviting like-minded travellers to join him as he returns to the Danube’s shores to revisit his Danube Dreams of becoming an internationally renowned chef on an aptly named cruise.

On this special Danube Dreams departure with Chef Vikram Vij, foodies and travellers driven by wanderlust will cruise along the legendary Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary – stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to enjoy inspirational gatherings with Chef Vikram, including learning about his start in Austria, enjoying a book-signing and partaking in a cooking demonstration in Europe – the place where his foodie journey began.

In addition, as part of the Danube Dreams itinerary, enjoy a visit to Passau, Germany—called the “City of Three Rivers” at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Take a guided walking tour to admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square. Enjoy the magnificent views as your Danube River cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stops include Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take time to explore on your own. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, take a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, a local expert shows you all the must-see sights. Then to round out this timeless European river cruise, take a stroll along Váci utca—the main shopping street, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion for the best panoramic views of Budapest. This Danube River cruise explores the legendary beauty and remarkable destinations you’ll never forget.
Leisurely On the go
Countries
Germany
Austria
Slovakia
Hungary
Czech Republic
Meals
Breakfast:9
Lunch:6
Dinner:7
Transport
State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
Accommodation
Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
From
(AUD)
$5,812
5812
*Price per person, based on Twin occupancy for 26 July 2022 departure
CAT E
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