A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna & 2 Nights in Budapest (Eastbound) 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Vienna to Budapest
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A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna & 2 Nights in Budapest (Eastbound) 2021

8 Day River Cruise Vienna to Budapest

Starting at $2,142


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
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Arrive in Vienna for a 2-night stay in the legendary “City of Music.” Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephens Cathedral. You may otherwise choose to take an early morning walk for breakfast at a Viennese café, followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Art. You’ll also enjoy a free day to leisurely explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer.

You’ll embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® from Vienna on your way to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria’s Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. Dürnstein lies in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is best known for its beautiful Stiftskirche with its blue façade. You’ll sail to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava and take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and Gothic cathedral.

Your Danube River cruise concludes in Budapest, where you’ll spend two nights in the Hungarian capital city. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Budapest’s iconic Heroes Square. An Avalon river cruise on the Danube—with overnight stays in Vienna and Budapest—what a perfect way to experience the legendary Danube’s incredible views your way!



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Vienna: welcome to Vienna
Day 2 Vienna: choice of early risers guided tour, or guided sightseeing
Day 3 Vienna (Embarkation): morning at leisure; onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley
Day 5 Bratislava: choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host
Day 6 Budapest (Disembarkation): guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 7 Budapest: day at leisure
Day 8 Budapest: 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
ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk to Bratislava Castle

Day 2
CLASSIC Venture into 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 historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, OR:

Day 3
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

Day 4
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:

Day 5
CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites

Day 6
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
Welcome to Vienna Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna

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Day 13
Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders 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

Day 14
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning

Day 15
VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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VIENNA

Day 17
VIENNA (EMBARKATION)

Day 18
DÜRNSTEIN

Day 19
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Day 20
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 21
BUDAPEST

Day 22
BUDAPEST

Day 23
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

Day 24
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

Day 25
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

Day 26
Breakfast

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Day 33 VIENNA, AUSTRIA
Welcome to Vienna Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna

Day 34 VIENNA
Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube CLASSIC Venture into 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 historic 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
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Day 35 VIENNA (EMBARKATION)
Vienna Favorites—Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship®. 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
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Day 36 MELK
Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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. DÜRNSTEIN A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley, or hiking up the hillside to castle ruins and breathtaking views. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
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Day 37 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle 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 for a scenic walk to Bratislava Castle. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
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Day 38 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)
Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites
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Day 39 BUDAPEST
Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders 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 40 BUDAPEST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Hilton Vienna Am Stadtpark


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Am Stadtpark 1,A Wien Austria

A modern 579 room property offering comfortable luxury. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and access in guestrooms is subject to a fee (payable locally). Leisure facilities include a well-equipped gym with sauna and steambath, a contemporary style restaurant with a terrace for al fresco dining during the summer months and a lobby bar & lounge.
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