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A Taste of the Danube

Eastbound River Cruise: Vienna to Budapest

9 Days: Friday, April 12–Saturday, April 20, 2019

Discover the fascinating and scenic Danube with its charming small towns and exciting cities on this European river cruise vacation. Begin with a guided sightseeing tour and a 2-night city stay in Vienna, the “City of Music.” Savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums, shop along the Kärntnerstrasse, or stroll along the historic streets. You’ll board your ship and begin exploring the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Enjoy the serene atmosphere as you glide along the river, passing quaint villages and scenic beauty of your Danube River cruise. Visit Melk’s impressive and breathtaking Benedictine Abbey, see Dürnstein’s baroque Stiftskirche, and enjoy guided sightseeing in Slovakia’s vibrant capital of Bratislava. Your journey concludes with two overnights in exciting Budapest, including guided sightseeing and time to explore on your own. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore the famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former Royal Palace grounds, explore Budapest's famous churches, or just sit back and relax. It’s all available on this grand vacation!

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

  • Includes
    • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Watersays
    • FlexDining℠
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
    • Daily full buffet breakfast
    • Daily lunch buffet
    • Daily Afternoon Tea
    • Daily four-course a la carte dinner
    • Alternative Panorama Bistro dinner
    • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
    • Panorama Lounge
    • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
    • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
    • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • Itinerary
    • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
    • DAY 2 Arrive Vienna, transfer to hotel
    • DAY 3 Vienna sightseeing
    • DAY 4 Embarkation
    • DAY 5 Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein
    • DAY 6 Bratislava
    • DAY 7 Budapest (Disembarkation), sightseeing
    • DAY 8 Budapest
    • DAY 9 Return flight to Boston
  • Weather

    Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Vienna, Austria

    Average min and max temperatures in Vienna, Austria

    (clicking on image will send you to the weather data website)

  • Highlights
    • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways
    • Deluxe 3-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds℠
    • One night pre-cruise hotel accommodations in Amsterdam
    • Budapest: two nights hotel accommodations
    • Vienna: Guided City Tour — Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, St. Stephens Cathedral
    • Melk: Guided Tour — 11th-century Benedictine Abbey
    • Dürnstein: free time
    • Bratislava: Guided Tour — Old Town, Town Hall, St. Martins Cathedral
    • Budapest: Guided Tour — Heroes Square and Budapests classic sites
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Panoramic windows
    • English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
    • Covered Observation Lounge
    • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day
    • Elevator
  • Avalon Illumination
    Avalon Illumination Cruise Ship

    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Illumination came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama Suites℠ with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony℠. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites℠ are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

  • Route Map

    Avalon Danube Cruise Route Map

    Avalon Danube Cruise Route Map

  • Pricing and Deposit

    $2,207 per person double occupancy. Pricing is for for Deluxe Stateroom, Category E. Cabin upgrades available: Additional $86–$943 pp/do. Includes cruise taxes and port charges and pre-paid cruise gratuities and Avalon insurance. Prices listed DO NOT include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. When you reserve your Avalon Waterways cruise with The Travel Club, any current Avalon promotion will be applicable to your reservation.

Last updated 10/31/2018 10:55:16 AM

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