Danube Dreams (Eastbound) 2021 - 8 Day River Cruise Deggendorf to Budapest
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Danube Dreams (Eastbound) 2021

8 Day River Cruise Deggendorf to Budapest

Starting at $2,149


Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Accomodations

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Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Visit 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.



Destination & Sightseeing

Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Passau: choice of guided walk or guided hike with your Adventure Host
Day 3 Linz: guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column
Day 4 Ybbs–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein
Day 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 6 Hainburg–Bratislava: free time in Hainburg; guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Day 7 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise 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); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

ITINERARY

Day 1
ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River

Day 2
ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below

Day 3
CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” OR:

Day 4
CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column

Day 5
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades, OR:

Day 6
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

Day 7
CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 8
CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square

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Day 17
DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)

Day 18
PASSAU–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW

Day 19
LINZ, AUSTRIA

Day 20
DÜRNSTEIN

Day 21
VIENNA

Day 22
BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Day 23
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Day 24
BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)

Day 25
EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU

Day 26
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ

Day 27
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO YBBS

Day 28
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

Day 29
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

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OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

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OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

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Day 40 DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board. EVENING CRUISE TO PASSAU
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Day 41 PASSAU–SCHLÖGEN OXBOW
Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” OR: ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Before sailing to Linz. take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
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Day 42 LINZ, AUSTRIA
Legendary and Lovely Linz Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. CLASSIC Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart, or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO YBBS
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Day 43 YBBS. EXCURSION TO MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein. DÜRNSTEIN A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
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Day 44 VIENNA
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. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. Spend free time strolling on the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
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Day 45 HAINBURG, AUSTRIA
Natural Beauty in Austria Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area. During lunchtime enjoy a short cruise to Bratislava BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
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Day 46 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
Hungary’s Captivating Capital CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
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Day 47 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Accommodations

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Hotel Sofitel Chain Bridge
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Szechenyi Istvan ter 2 Budapest Hungary

This elegant upscale property is located on the left bank of the river Danube, right in the heart of Budapest with Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout the property. The show kitchen restaurant serves refined French-Hungarian cuisine and the vibrant bar offers the chance to sip cocktails overlooking the illuminated Chain Bridge. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, well-being & fitness center.
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