South Carolina Philharmonic

Legendary Danube 2017

11-Day Cruise and Tour
October 16-27, 2017
$4,799 – including air from CAE!

Prague – Nuremberg – Roth – Regensburg – Passau – Melk – Vienna – Budapest

Join S.C. Phil Executive Director Rhonda Hunsinger on an exciting Danube River fundraising cruise through the heart of classical music history, at our specially negotiated discount rate! From the splendor of Prague to the Gypsy violins of Budapest, you’ll treasure every moment of this memorable cruise.

Enjoy three nights in Prague with guided sightseeing as well as time to explore this marvelous city on your own, where Mozart’s Don Giovani premiered. Discover the Hradcany Castle grounds, wander through Prague’s Jewish Quarter, shop for hand-cut crystal, savor authentic Czech dumplings, stand in Wenceslaus 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 the quaint towns that inspired Johann Strauss II’s On the Beautiful Blue Danube and The Waves of the Danube by Romanian composer Ion Ivanovici. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna – a wonderful vacation!

We will travel aboard one of Avalon Waterways' newly designed ships, which features smartly designed 200-square-foot Panoramic Suites that turn your cabin into a fresh-air balcony! Wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows slide completely open. The line also positions beds to face the river -- not the wall -- so you can watch the world go by in total comfort.

Keep reading for instructions on how to reserve!

Your tour includes

  • Three nights in Prague plus a 7-day river cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest
  • Guided sightseeing with certified local guides in every city
  • Deluxe hotel in Prague with full breakfast daily
  • Complimentary wine, beer, and soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board your ship
  • All meals aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Roundtrip air from Columbia and all ground transfers
  • Hosted by a representative from S.C. Philharmonic


Port Charges of $168, prepaid gratuities of $129.


  • FREE UPGRADE to a Panorama Suite on the Sapphire Deck (middle deck) valued at $1,199 per person.
  • Upgrade to the Royal Deck (top deck) for only $99 additional per person


Trip Protection Insurance of $325

Deposit and Final Payment

  • $500 per person (any major credit card)
  • Final payment due on or before July 1, 2017
  • Save 2% when you pay your balance by check
  • For more information, or to book your trip now, contact Jen Brisco at Cruise Experts: 800.625.5139, ext 106.

Rates are per person based on double occupancy. Additional expenses may include gratuities and optional additional tours. Airline flights, carrier and schedule are subject to change. Optional trip protection insurance must be purchased within 14 days of trip deposit. Save 2% on your final payment if paid by check. Final payment due date is July 1, 2017.