6 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Vienna to Budapest

A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Vienna (Eastbound)

Starting from $1,718
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon View
Avalon Waterways
6 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest 2024

River Cruise Description

Arrive in Vienna to enjoy your Avalon YourWay vacation before your Danube River cruise begins. Start with a 2-night stay in the legendary "City of Music," and enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. Join us for guided sightseeing, including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephens Cathedral. You may otherwise choose to take an early morning walk for breakfast at a Viennese café, followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family's private art collection at Vienna's Museum of Fine Art. You'll also enjoy a free day to leisurely explore the city at your own pace before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship®.

You'll first cruise to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria's Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided hike above the famed blue Stiftskirche steeple for breathtaking views. You'll sail to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava. Take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and Gothic cathedral. Your Danube River cruise delights with gorgeous views, concluding in Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube." Your way is the perfect way to experience the Danube's incredible views along the legendary river with an Avalon YourWay vacation!



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(per person)
 
Apr 29, 2024Avalon View$1,843Call Us!
May 31, 2024Avalon Envision$1,718Call Us!
Sep 11, 2024Avalon Illumination$1,843Call 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:

Classic
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.
Discovery
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.
Active
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

Day 1 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

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

Day 2 VIENNA

Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube
Classic
Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, OR:
Discovery
Take an Early Riser Walking Tour that includes breakfast at a Viennese café followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts—the perfect start to your stay in Vienna.
(B)

Day 3 VIENNA (EMBARKATION)

Vienna Favorites—Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel
Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship®.
Take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. You may also consider to visiting one of Vienna’s marvelous museums. Or indulge your sweet tooth with authentic Austrian pastries in a local bakery.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
(B,D)

Day 4 MELK

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside, OR:
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
A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins
Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley, or hiking up the hillside to castle ruins and breathtaking views.
Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
(B,L,D)

Day 5 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk to Bratislava Castle, OR:
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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
(B,L,D)

Day 6 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Budapest airport before 10 am.
(B)
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