A Taste of the Danube with 2 nights in Budapest & 2 nights in Vienna 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Budapest to Vienna
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A Taste of the Danube with 2 nights in Budapest & 2 nights in Vienna 2021

8 Day River Cruise Budapest to Vienna

Starting at $1,642


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From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music,” this European river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Before your cruise, spend two nights in Budapest, where guided sightseeing shows you the highlights of this vibrant capital. Also, enjoy plenty of time to explore Budapest on your own. Take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, walk across Chain Bridge, or enjoy a cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Café.

Board your Avalon Suite Ship® and head upriver to Bratislava. For a 58-mile stretch, the middle of the Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia, and guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia’s capital. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, sitting high above the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding countryside. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and spend free time in Dürnstein, known for the striking blue façade of its baroque Stiftskirche below the castle ruins where England’s King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Disembark your river cruise for two nights in the Austrian capital of Vienna. Enjoy guided sightseeing as well as free time on your own to relax, perhaps visit the famous Sacher Hotel for a taste of Sachertorte (a special chocolate cake), and stroll along the famous pedestrian street of Kärntnerstrasse.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest: Welcome to Budapest
Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Bratislava: Choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host
Day 5 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in Dürnstein
Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): Choice of early guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided sightseeing
Day 7 Vienna: Day at leisure
Day 8 Vienna: Your vacation ends this morning
Notes:
  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY Two Nights in Beautiful Budapest! A Day to Discover, Dine, and Unwind in Historic Hungary’s Captivating Capital

Day 2
BUDAPEST War Heroes and Hot Water CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites. With plenty of free time this afternoon, experience the curative waters of Budapest’s thermal baths, or set out for a hike to explore the countryside on either side of the Danube. Take time to shop for treasures, including handcrafted embroidery, Herend porcelain, or Budapest’s best-baked goods
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Day 3
BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION) Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections 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

Day 4
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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, OR: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike 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
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Day 5
MELK, AUSTRIA–WACHAU VALLEY Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below 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 Dürnstein. DÜRNSTEIN A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley. Later, enjoy on board entertainment by local musicians. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
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Day 6
VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION) Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, OR: DISCOVERY Take an Early Riser Walking Tour that includes breakfast at a Viennese café followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts—the perfect start to your stay in Vienna

Day 7
VIENNA Vienna Favorites—Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace. Take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. You may also consider visiting one of Vienna’s marvelous museums. Or indulge your sweet tooth with authentic Austrian pastries in a local bakery
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Day 8
VIENNA Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning
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Accommodations

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Budapest Marriott
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Apaczai Csere Janos U.4 Budapest Hungary

This modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.
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