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4 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Vienna 2020


A Taste of the Danube (Westbound) River Cruise (WBV)

Starting from $924
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Passion, Avalon Visionary

River Cruise Description

Welcome aboard for this fabulous 4 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Vienna 2020 vacation. You’ll marvel at the natural beauty of picturesque Austria’s sensational Wachau Valley. You’ll enjoy the riverscapes as you past charming towns and villages. You’ll have some fantastic experiences as your cruise ship ports at some of the most bustling towns and cities of fascinating Slovakia and Austria. We know you’ll fall in love with this amazing Europe river cruise along the world-renowned Danube River.

You’ll embark on your Avalon river cruise ship in festive Budapest, Hungary, and you’ll have some time to relax with a glass of the region’s finest wine on the ship’s wonderful Sky Deck as you cruise peacefully upriver. You’ll sail between the two countries of Hungary and Slovakia for a sensational 58-mile stretch. The actual border is the center of the legendary Danube River. You’ll stop in Bratislava, the beautiful capital city of Slovakia. This dynamic city is situated at the foothills of the captivating Carpathian Mountains. You’ll tour the magnificent gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the known as the coronation church for Hungary during the 16th to 19th centuries. If you choose, you can visit its underground crypt with the catacombs of powerful historic figures. In charming Dürnstein, a town located among lush green terraced vineyards where you can enjoy a casual hike up to the ruins of once majestic Dürnstein Castle with your friendly Avalon Adventure Host. When your ship stops in the quaint village of Melk, you’ll visit Austria’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, considered one of Europe’s largest monasteries, where dedicated Benedictine monks still walk within its sacred walls. The fact that this monastery is situated high on a bluff, you’ll discover this will provide the most awe-inspiring views of the city, the picturesque Danube River, and the amazing Austrian countryside all at once. Your fabulous 4 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Vienna 2020 will end in charming Vienna, Austria, where you can choose to explore this city on your own.

River Cruise Promos

Single Supplement Waived

$750 Off per Stateroom

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Departure DateShipPriced From
(per person)
May 8, 2020Avalon Envision$1,685Call Us!
Jul 10, 2020Avalon Visionary$1,599Call Us!
Sep 8, 2020 Single Supplement WaivedAvalon Visionary$1,685Call Us!
Oct 15, 2020 $750 Off per StateroomAvalon Envision$1,299$924Call Us!
Nov 11, 2020 $750 Off per StateroomAvalon Imagery II$1,592$1,217Call Us!
Nov 24, 2020Avalon Passion$1,335Call Us!
Nov 30, 2020 $750 Off per StateroomAvalon Passion$1,299$924Call 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


Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

You’ll have time today to stroll along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.


Day 2 Budapest

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture
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.
Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to Bratislava Castle.

Or, you may opt to take one of the many bicycles Avalon has available to its guests and have a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, you’ll be treated to entertainment by local musicians onboard the ship.


Day 3 Melk, Austria-Wachau Valley

Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses
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.
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vienna (Disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am.


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