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4 Day Avalon River Cruise from Vienna to Budapest 2020


A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound) River Cruise (WVB)

Starting from $874
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 Vienna to Budapest 2020. You’ll marvel at the natural beauty of picturesque Austria’s sensational Wachau Valley. You’ll enjoy the fantastic riverscapes as you cruise past charming towns and villages through Europe. You’ll have some wonderful experiences as your Avalon Waterways cruise ship stops at some of the most amazing towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this adventure as you cruise peacefully along the legendary Danube River. You’ll board your luxurious Avalon cruise ship in charming Vienna and set sail for historic Melk, where you will tour Austria’s elegant Benedictine Abbey, considered one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and where dedicated Benedictine monks still walk within the sacred walls.

From the Abbey’s terrace, you can take in the awe-inspiring views of the Danube River, and the breathtaking countryside below. You’ll find that charming Dürnstein lies in the heart of the sensational Wachau Valley and is best known for its magnificent Stiftskirche with its striking blue façade. Situated above the town are the ruins of the castle known as the place that England’s Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. You’ll continue your fascinating European river cruise to bustling Bratislava, the beautiful capital city of Slovakia. This fabulous city lies at the foothills of the beautiful Carpathian Mountains. You’ll enjoy some excellent sightseeing with a friendly knowledgeable local expert, who will guide you as you tour the stunning gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, known as being the coronation church for Hungary leaders during the 16th to 19th centuries. Then it’s off to visit bustling Budapest, Hungary, where your amazing Danube river cruise vacation comes to an end. This Danube River cruise is an adventure you don’t want to miss. Especially with Austria’s stunning beauty and historic Budapest’s radiant city. There are several splendid stops in between on your fabulous European 4 day Avalon river cruise from Vienna to Budapest 2020 vacation.

River Cruise Promos

$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 11, 2020Avalon Envision$1,599Call Us!
Jul 13, 2020Avalon Visionary$1,685Call Us!
Sep 11, 2020Avalon Visionary$1,685Call Us!
Oct 18, 2020Avalon Envision$1,299Call Us!
Nov 22, 2020 $750 Off per StateroomAvalon Imagery II$1,249$874Call Us!
Nov 27, 2020Avalon Passion$1,249Call 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 Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

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

Relax today and begin exploring Vienna before boarding your river cruise ship. Flights into Vienna must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.


Day 2 Melk

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.
Idyllic Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views. 

Enjoy your free time relaxing, or perhaps take a bike ride through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia

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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Budapest, Hungary (Disembarkation

Although your vacation ends this morning, it leaves you with a wealth of memories and hopefully some amazing photos of your Danube River Cruise journey.


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