8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf 2024

Avalon Waterways River Cruise - Budapest to Deggendorf

Danube Dreams (Westbound)

Starting from $1,949
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Impression, Avalon Passion, Avalon View
Avalon Waterways
8 Day Avalon Waterways River Cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf 2024

River Cruise Description

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany-discovering some of Central Europe's most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the Gothic-style St. Martin's Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, the "City of Music," makes an immediate impression with its lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House.

Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein and a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz- Austria's largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city, and be sure to photograph the splendid Trinity Column. Passau, Germany, the "City of Three Rivers," is uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge. See its maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and marvel at St. Stephen's Cathedral, a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. A memorable conclusion to this delightful Danube River cruise!



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Apr 4, 2024Avalon Envision$1,949Call Us!
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May 16, 2024Avalon Envision$3,149Call Us!
May 19, 2024Avalon Illumination$3,149Call Us!
May 28, 2024Avalon View$2,899Call Us!
Jun 4, 2024Avalon Passion$2,899Call Us!
Jun 5, 2024Avalon Envision$2,899Call Us!
Jun 18, 2024Avalon Passion$2,899Call Us!
Jun 25, 2024Avalon View$2,899Call Us!
Jul 1, 2024Avalon Envision$2,649Call Us!
Jul 3, 2024Avalon Imagery II$2,649Call Us!
Jul 9, 2024Avalon View$2,649Call Us!
Jul 15, 2024Avalon Envision$2,649Call Us!
Jul 23, 2024Avalon View$2,649Call Us!
Aug 6, 2024Avalon View$2,649Call Us!
Aug 13, 2024Avalon Illumination$2,649Call Us!
Aug 20, 2024Avalon View$2,749Call Us!
Aug 28, 2024Avalon Envision$3,099Call Us!
Sep 3, 2024Avalon View$3,199Call Us!
Sep 16, 2024Avalon Illumination$3,449Call Us!
Sep 21, 2024Avalon Passion$3,199Call Us!
Sep 30, 2024Avalon Illumination$3,099Call Us!
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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 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
(D)

Day 2 BUDAPEST

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Active
Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.
This afternoon choose among a wide selection of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
(B,L,D)

Day 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle
Active
Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral.
This afternoon, enjoy free time to discover on your own Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia, rich in history and culture, but also a green city with its forests and parks just a hop away from the city center.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
(B,L,D)

Day 4 VIENNA

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
Active
Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
Classic
Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy.
Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.
This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN
(B,L,D)

Day 5 DÜRNSTEIN–WACHAU VALLEY

A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins
Active
Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:
Classic
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades.
Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Ybbs.
YBBS. EXCURSION TO MELK
Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below
Classic
Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ
(B,L,D)

Day 6 LINZ

Legendary, Lovely Linz
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
Classic
Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column.
Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ
(B,L,D)

Day 7 SCHLÖGEN OXBOW–PASSAU, GERMANY

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river.
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk into Passau, the beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
Before sailing to Deggendorf, take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF
(B,L,D)

Day 8 DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Flights should not leave Munich airport before 8 am.
(B)
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