CRUISETOUR

A Taste of The Danube – Westbound (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship: Varies by Departure
Budapest, Hungary to Vienna, Austria
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ARRIVE DEPART
DAY 1
Budapest, Hungary

Two Nights in Beautiful Budapest!

DAY 2
Budapest, Hungary

Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders. With plenty of free time this afternoon, experience the curative waters of Budapest's thermal baths or set out for a hike to explore the countryside on either side of the Danube. Take time to shop for treasures, including handcrafted embroidery, Herend porcelain, or Budapest's best-baked goods. (Breakfast)

DAY 3
Budapest, Hungary

Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections. Spend free time strolling the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening. (Breakfast, Dinner)

DAY 4
Bratislava, Slovakia

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture. Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
Melk, Austria
Dürnstein, Austria

Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses. Take a relaxing break on the Sky Deck as you sail through awe-inspiring views through the Wachau Valley and the wine region surrounding Dürnstein. Dürnstein: Idyllic Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
Vienna, Austria

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna—Music, Food, Art, and Architecture. Or you may choose to set out earlier as Vienna awakens. (Breakfast)

DAY 7
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Favorites—Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel. Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace. (Breakfast)

DAY 8
Vienna, Austria

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

A Taste of The Danube – Westbound map

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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