A TASTE OF THE DANUBE - WAS MAY 6, 2020 NOW JUNE 2, 2021
From only $2,209
**Updated April 8, 2020
Limited Space - Small Group - Hurry!
Join us on our first EUROPEAN RIVER CRUISE on Avalon Waterways. Avalon’s fleet of luxury small ships is the youngest on Europe’s waterways and the best way to cruise Europe’s legendary rivers. The cruise portion is on the Envision, which is one of Avalon's newest ships and it is quite intimate with only 166 total passengers on the cruise.
This handpicked adventure will begin with 3 days exploring Budapest before we board our ship for 3 nights on the Danube River. While on the cruise, we will stop for a day in Bratislava, Slovakia and then another day stop in Melk, Austria before we arrive in Vienna for 3 additional days.
Hosted by Ed Howard
Our special negotiated prices start at $2,209 per person for ocean view suites. Private balcony upgrades start from $493 additional. Taxes, fees and port expenses are $78 pp additional. Special single supplement pricing from only $358 additional if you choose to have your own room. $899 Round Trip Air "LAX" is also available for this trip.
A refundable deposit of only $250 per person will hold your room with the remainder due by February 1, 2020 . Space is extremely limited since river cruise ships are extremely small and quaint, so to join our group you must call [masked] to make your reservation and post your deposit asap.
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 Budapest - Day at leisure, check in hotel
Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Bratislava: Guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral; hike to the castle
Day 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 Dürnstein
Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): Choice of early guided tour, with breakfast at a Viennese café, or guided sightseeing
Day 7 Vienna: Day at leisure
Day 8 Vienna: Tour ends, hotel check out
Call [masked] for additional information or to make your reservation and post your deposit.