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Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest & 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound) (WBVY)

8 Day River Cruise Budapest to Vienna 
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.

Ships: Envision - Visionary - Imagery II - Passion - Illumination - Impression - View
Special Offer/Promotion

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/02/21, 07/06/21, 08/15/21, 10/23/21
  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/09/20
  • Save $750 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 10/13/20, 11/28/20
  • Save $1000 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/06/21, 08/15/21
  • Save $750 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 06/02/21, 10/23/21, 11/25/21
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 04/30/21
  • Save $1,000 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 07/08/20, 11/09/20, 11/22/20
  • Save $500 per couple on select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 09/06/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & 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

Special Interest Departures

11/28/2020 - Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest & 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound)
11/25/2021 - Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest & 2 Nights in Vienna (Westbound)

Related Avalon Tours

WBV - A Taste of the Danube (Westbound)
WBVE - With 2 Nights in Vienna
WBVQ - With 2 Nights in Budapest
WBVY - With 2 Nights in Budapest & 2 Nights in Vienna
WVB - A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2021)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
 Two Nights in Beautiful Budapest! A Day to Discover, Dine, and Unwind in Historic Hungary’s Captivating Capital
Day 2BUDAPEST
 Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders

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.

(B)
Day 3BUDAPEST (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

(B,D)
Day 4BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
 Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture

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

(B,L,D)
Day 5MELK, 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 Dürnstein.

DÜRNSTEIN

Idyllic Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche

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

(B,L,D)
Day 6VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
 A Feast for the Soul in Vienna—Music, Food, Art, and Architecture

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 you may choose to set out earlier as Vienna awakens:

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.

(B)
Day 7VIENNA
 Vienna Favorites—Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel

Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace.

Or perhaps take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. You may also consider to visiting one of Vienna’s marvelous museums. Or indulge your sweet tooth with authentic Austrian pastries in a local bakery.

(B)
Day 8VIENNA
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Book now to guarantee Early Preview Pricing, available only until April 6, 2020.

Port charges:
$78

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.

All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $86
B / Sapphire Deck / $493
A / Sapphire Deck / $514
P / Royal Deck / $557
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $943

NOTE:
Special Interest Cruises: Festive November 27

Avalon 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.

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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*05/06/2020 $2,409.00
*07/08/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,409.00
*09/06/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,409.00
*10/13/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,109.00
*11/09/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,909.00
*11/22/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,059.00
*11/28/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $2,109.00
*04/30/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,409.00
*06/02/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,409.00
*07/06/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,409.00
*08/15/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,409.00
*10/23/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,109.00
*11/25/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,059.00
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