Avalon Waterways - A taste of the Danube

Budapest to Vienna

State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise visiting Austria, Slovakia & Hungary

Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages—and stops in charming towns and cities of Slovakia and Austria along the way—you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Budapest, Hungary, and relax with a glass of wine atop the Sky Deck as you make your way upriver. Glide through the middle of two countries for a 58-mile stretch as the border between Hungary and Slovakia is in the center of the Danube River. You’ll come to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. This dynamic city lies at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the coronation church for Hungary during the 16th to 19th centuries. If you’d like, you can even visit its underground crypt with the catacombs of significant historical figures. In Dürnstein, a town situated among terraced vineyards, hike up to the ruins of Dürnstein Castle with your Avalon Adventure Host. And in Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, where Benedictine monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls. Sitting high on a bluff, it offers the most breathtaking views of the city, the Danube River, and the Austrian countryside all at once. Conclude your beautiful cruise in Vienna, Austria.

 

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Itinerary

DAY 1:   BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (D)

DAY 2:   BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture CLASSIC - Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town's cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin's Cathedral-Hungary's centuries-old coronation church. ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk to Bratislava Castle. Alternatively, take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube on your own. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK (B,L,D)

DAY 3:   MELK, AUSTRIA-WACHAU VALLEY

Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses CLASSIC - Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk's 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery's lofty perch above the Danube. Take a relaxing break on the Sky Deck as you sail through awe-inspiring views of the Wachau Valley and the wine region surrounding Durnstein. DURNSTEIN Idyllic Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views. Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley.Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B,L,D)

DAY 4:   VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am. (B)

 

 

Includes

  • Deluxe 3-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category D) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.  Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath products.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary, including daily four-course a la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh healthy cuisine options.
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides.
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore.
  • Onboard local entertainment.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions.
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions.
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey.
  • Gratuities to Cruise Director, Crew, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
  • Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing
 

Bonus

SAVE $1,600 per couple. Book by 31 October 2019 to secure the biggest savings for 2020

Please Note:
Price shown is based on 11 November 2020 departure in a Category D stateroom


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