4 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Vienna to Budapest

A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)

Starting from $1,249
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon View
Avalon Waterways
4 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest 2024

River Cruise Description

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.

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May 1, 2024Avalon View$1,374Call Us!
Jun 2, 2024Avalon Envision$1,249Call Us!
Sep 13, 2024Avalon Illumination$1,374Call Us!
Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary


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.

Day 2 MELK

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside, OR:
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.
A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins
Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley.
Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.


Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle
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:
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk to Bratislava Castle.


Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Budapest airport before 10 am.
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