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Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Danube (Westbound) (WBV)

4 Day River Cruise Budapest to Vienna 
Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest and cruise through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, past quaint towns and villages—and stops in charming towns and cities of Slovakia and Austria along the way. Sail between two countries on a 58-mile stretch of the Danube that’s shared by Hungary and Slovakia. Explore Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a dynamic city at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. Visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, which served as Hungary’s coronation church during the 16th to 19th centuries. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, where Benedictine monks still stroll within the sacred walls. Sitting high on a bluff, it offers the most breathtaking views of the city, the Danube River, and the Austrian countryside all at once. Conclude your beautiful Danube River cruise in Vienna, Austria.

Ships: Envision - Imagery II - Illumination - Artistry II - View - Tranquility II
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): 08/17/21, 08/20/21
Restrictions May Apply

Avalon Highlights & Sightseeing

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Bratislava: Choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host

Day 3 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in Dürnstein

Day 4 Vienna (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

11/27/2021 - Festive Season on A Taste of the Danube (Westbound)

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WBV - A Taste of the Danube (Westbound)
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WVB - A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)

Itinerary (2022)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
 Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

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

(D)
Day 2BRATISLAVA, 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 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 on your own.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

(B,L,D)
Day 3MELK, 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

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

Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am.

(B)

Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$84

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 details and prices. Triples not available.

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
*11/27/2021 $1,099.00
04/29/2022 $1,599.00
05/18/2022 $1,599.00
07/14/2022 $1,599.00
09/29/2022 $1,499.00
10/12/2022 $1,399.00
11/02/2022 $1,299.00
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