A Taste Of The Danube With 2 Nights In Budapest & 2 Nights In Vienna (Westbound)
Experience history, art, music, and outstanding views from your European cruise on the Danube River, beginning first in Budapest-Hungary’s captivating capital city-with a two night stay before your cruise. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy transfer to your Avalon Suite Ship®. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes Square and Budapest’s spectacular architecture. Take free time to dine, visit Budapest’s famous thermal baths, and enjoy vibrant night life before embarking on your cruise on the Danube River. You’ll sail on the Danube River to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava. Take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and gothic cathedral, and consider hiking with your Avalon Adventure Host to lofty Bratislava Castle. Next, cruise to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria’s Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided hike above the famed blue Stiftskirche steeple for breathtaking views. Arrive in Vienna and disembark your ship for a 2-night stay in the legendary “City of Music.” Enjoy guided sightseeing, including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephens Cathedral. You may otherwise choose to take an early morning walk for breakfast at a Viennese café, followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Art. You’ll also enjoy a free day to leisurely explore the city at your own pace. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. What a wonderful introduction to the Danube’s sterling sights and incredible views along the legendary river!
Day 1 Budapest: welcome to BudapestDay 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; hike to the castleDay 5 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; hike up the hillside to castle ruins in DürnsteinDay 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): choice of early guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided sightseeingDay 7 Vienna: day at leisureDay 8 Vienna: your vacation ends this morning
Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
Melk, Austria-wachau Valley