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Avalon Waterways A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest (Westbound) (WBVQ)

6 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 and Slovakia. Before your cruise, spend two nights in Budapest, with guided sightseeing in the vibrant capital. 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. Your Danube River cruise concludes in Vienna.

Ships: Impression - Envision - Imagery II - Illumination - View - Artistry II - 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): 07/06/21, 08/15/21, 08/18/21
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): Your vacation ends this morning

Special Interest Departures

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

Related Avalon Tours

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

Itinerary (2022)

Day 1BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
 Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
Day 2BUDAPEST
 War Heroes and Hot Water

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.

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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
 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.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

(B,L,D)
Day 5MELK, 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 6VIENNA (DISEMBARKATION)
 Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am.

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Avalon Pricing Details

Port charges:
$84

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.

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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Tour Land StartAvalon RetailRequest Quote
*08/15/2021 Special Offer/Promotion $2,088.00
*11/25/2021 $1,588.00
04/27/2022 $2,088.00
05/16/2022 $2,088.00
07/12/2022 $2,088.00
09/27/2022 $1,988.00
10/10/2022 $1,888.00
10/31/2022 $1,788.00
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