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Avalon Waterways A Taste Of The Danube (Eastbound) (WVB)

4 Day River Cruise Vienna to Budapest 
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Vienna and set sail for Melk, where you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest, and where Benedictine monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls. From the Abbey’s terrace, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Danube River, and the surrounding countryside. Dürnstein lies in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is best known for its beautiful Stiftskirche with its blue façade. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where England’s Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Continue your European river cruise to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. This dynamic city lies at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. There’s sightseeing with a local expert and a visit to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the coronation church for Hungary during the 16th to 19th centuries. Then it’s on to Budapest, Hungary, where your Danube river cruise vacation ends. This Danube River cruise is a must to see Austria’s striking beauty, Budapest’s shining city, and all the splendid spots between on your European river cruise vacation of a lifetime.


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

Avalon Waterways Promotions & Special Offers

  • Single supplement waived on the cruise portion of select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruises.*
    Promotion Depatures (Land): 11/22/20
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Vienna (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley

Day 3 Bratislava: choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 4 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

11/27/2020 - Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)

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WVB - A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)
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WVBE - With 2 Nights in Budapest
WBV - A Taste of the Danube (Westbound)

Itinerary (2021)

Day 1VIENNA, AUSTRIA (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Austria. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Vienna must arrive by 3:30 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna before boarding.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK


(D)
Day 2MELK
 Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses

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

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 onboard entertainment by local musicians.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA

(B,L,D)
Day 3BRATISLAVA, 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, OR:

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.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

(B,L,D)
Day 4BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Budapest airport before 10 am.

(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

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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Avalon Tour Dates

Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*10/18/2020 $1,299.00
*11/22/2020 Special Offer/Promotion $1,249.00
*11/27/2020 $1,249.00
*04/06/2021 $1,599.00
*05/05/2021 $1,599.00
*06/07/2021 $1,599.00
*07/11/2021 $1,599.00
*08/20/2021 $1,599.00
*10/28/2021 $1,399.00
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