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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf 2020

8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf

Danube Dreams (Westbound) River Cruise (WBD)

Starting from $3,148
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Impression, Avalon Passion, Avalon View

River Cruise Description

Sail along the serene waters of the Danube River through the fascinating countries of Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—while visiting some of Central Europe’s most impressive cities and charming villages along the way. This 8 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf 2020 will provide beautiful landscapes and sites for you to take in.

Begin this unforgettable European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing will immerse you in the culture of this region, beginning with the must-see attractions of the lively capital of Hungary. Set sail on the Danube river, capture photographs of the remarkable Parliament Building upon your exit from Budapest, and head for the region of Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, delight in a guided walk through the incredible Old Town and visit the stunning gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” will make an unforgettable impression on you as it boasts its luxurious Habsburg Imperial Palace and historic neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the panoramic views that surround you as your river cruise takes you through the vibrant wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in the town of Dürnstein, a visit of the striking Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and a sample of some of the famous local wines. In Linz, walk around the lively Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which marks the center of the city, and be sure to capture a picture of the marvelous Trinity Column.

Passau, Germany—known as the “City of Three Rivers” –is uniquely situated where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers meet and converge. It boasts a maze of narrow cobblestone roads that are lined with charming Patrician houses, as well as its historic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, an unforgettable masterpiece of historic baroque architecture–a thrilling last stop on this timeless Danube River cruise vacation! Say farewell to your home-away-from-home, Avalon river cruise ship as you end your magnificent 8 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf 2020 vacation.

River Cruise Promos

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY

FLY FREE AIR from Select US cities

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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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

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)

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

Welcome to bustling Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital city. This afternoon, you’ll board your luxurious Avalon river cruise ship and meet your friendly captain and crew at a casual evening welcome reception. Make your Avalon Waterways cruise ship your home away from home during your exciting trip through Europe. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be onboard ship by 5 pm.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Budapest

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square

You’ll have the afternoon free to explore the beauty of Budapest on your own, visiting such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Take time to relax in one of the city’s cafés or pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia

Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

You might want to take a Nordic walking stick from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. Later, you’ll be treated to live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vienna

Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte
Discovery
Visit Austria’s largest art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, including the Kuntskammer’s remarkable collection of more than 2,100 valuable objects, which were collected through the centuries by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg, OR:
Classic
Venture into 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 historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Considering taking a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy.   Take a stroll on your own through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or borrow a bike from the ship and enjoy a ride through the city. Be sure and visit a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. After dinner, you can opt to attend a special excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones
Classic
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR:
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.

In the afternoon, relax on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.

Melk
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
Discovery
Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Linz

Fall in Love with Linz–Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte!
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.

You’ll have the option to taka a full-day Guided Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or you may visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.  Relax in the afternoon on your own, perhaps biking along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Schlögen Oxbow-Passau

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet

You’ll sail through the Schlögen Oxbow this morning, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river.

Classic
Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
Classic
Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along the Ilz River.

You’ll have a little free time before sailing on to Deggendorf, so enjoy a walk along the narrow, cobblestone streets and colorful galleries of Artists’ Alley. Take a peek into beautiful St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation)

While your fabulous 8 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Deggendorf vacation ends with a wonderful breakfast this morning, you’ll take some amazing memories and hopefully some great photos home with you.

(Breakfast)

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