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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Deggendorf to Budapest 2020

8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Deggendorf to Budapest

Danube Dreams (Eastbound) River Cruise (WDB)

Starting from $2,699
Ship(s): Avalon Envision, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Impression, Avalon Passion, Avalon View

River Cruise Description

Welcome to your 8 day Avalon river cruise from Deggendorf to Budapest 2020 vacation! Cruise along the serene Danube River through the beautiful countries of Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—visiting some of Central Europe’s most famous capitals and enchanting towns along the way. Stop in Passau, Germany—known as the “City of Three Rivers–which resides at the convergence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Take a walk through this fabulous city with a Local Guide to admire the beautiful Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral the help outline the splendor of this town. In Linz, Austria, take a stroll through the Hauptplatz–Austria’s most grand medieval square.

Delight in the vibrant and panoramic views that surround you as your Avalon Waterways river cruise vessel winds its way through the scenic wine region of the Wachau Valley. Make a stop in Melk to see the brilliant Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to see the historic blue and white Stiftskirche and sample some of the decadent local wines this region is known for. Visit Vienna, the famous “City of Music,” which makes an incredible impression with its luxurious Hofburg Imperial Palace and stunning neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this enchanting city and then take free time to explore further on your own and immerse yourself in the local culture. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk will travel you through the charming Old Town and to the historic gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

In Budapest, the lively capital of Hungary, a local expert will show you all of the must-see landmarks and historic sights. To top off this timeless European river cruise vacation, go for a stroll along Váci utca—the central shopping avenue, or capture a few pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, which boasts the best 360 views of all of Budapest. Your 8 day Avalon river cruise from Deggendorf to Budapest 2020 trip is sure to make your traveling dreams come true as you experience the Danube’s celebrated beauty and unique destinations along the way.

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

$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

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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Apr 7, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Impression$4,048$3,798Call Us!
Apr 23, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Illumination$3,498$3,248Call Us!
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Jun 16, 2020Avalon Impression$3,748Call Us!
Jun 18, 2020Avalon Illumination$3,748Call Us!
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Aug 13, 2020 FLY FREE AIR from Select US citiesAvalon Illumination$3,449Call Us!
Aug 20, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon View$3,449$3,199Call Us!
Aug 25, 2020 FREE AIR + $500 Off per coupleAvalon Impression$3,449$3,199Call Us!
Sep 10, 2020Avalon Illumination$3,849Call 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

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Day 1 Deggendorf, Germany (Embarkation)

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

Be sure to be on board ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board.

(Breakfast)

Day 2 Passau-Schlögen Oxbow

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet
Classic
Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
Active
Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along the Ilz River.

Before sailing to Linz today, why not enjoy some free time on your own to explore and walk the narrow cobblestone streets and colroful galleries of Artists’ Alley. Be sure to take a peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. After dinner you”l be treated to live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Linz, Austria

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 can take a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.  Or, enjoy the afternoon at your leisure by 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 4 Melk-Wachau Valley

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.

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

Dürnstein
Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones
Classic
TJoin 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.
Discovery
Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 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—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Consider taking a Guided Optional Excursion to the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace–the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy. At your leisure, take a walk through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse–the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Consider borrowing one of Avalon’s bikes and riding through the city, stopping in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. After dinner, we recommend you attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Bratislava, Slovakia

Classic and Contemporary–from Cathedrals and Castle

Relax this morning as you sail to Bratislava.

Classic
Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

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

Use your free time in the afternoon to explore beautiful Budapest, taking in such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Visit one of the city’s many cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation)

While your vacation ends with breakfast this morning, please make note of the wonderful experiences you’ve enjoyed on your exciting River Cruise. Hopefully you have numerous personal photos and lasting memories of your journey to take home with you.

(Breakfast)

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