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A Taste of the Danube — Westbound 2016 / 2015 / 2017

8 days from Budapest to Vienna (WBV)

  • Cruise Overview
  • Day By Day Itinerary
  • Included Highlights & Features
  • Dates & Prices
A Taste of the Danube – Westbound A Taste of the Danube – Westbound

Cruise Overview

Fall in love with the Danube - with its charming small towns, scenic beauty, and exciting cities - on this river cruise vacation. Begin your vacation with a 2-night city stay in the vibrant Hungarian city of Budapest, where included city sightseeing acquaints you with all the highlights. There is plenty of time to explore on your own'shop for paprika at the Central Market Hall, explore the massive castle complex, visit its many museums, and savor Hungarian cuisine. Then, board your ship and discover Slovakia's vibrant capital of Bratislava, explore the quaint town of Dürnstein with its baroque Stiftskirche, visit Melk's awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey, and bask in the natural beauty of Austria's Wachau Valley. Your vacation ends in Vienna, the "City of Music," where you - ll disembark and spend an additional two nights. In Vienna, why not visit one of the many lavish museums, explore St. Stephen's Cathedral, or relax in a local café while enjoying a slice of delectable Sachertorte. All of this and more awaits you on this marvelous cruise vacation.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 3-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest

Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes" Square

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): morning at leisure; onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral

Day 5 Dürnstein - Melk: see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk

Day 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): guided sightseeing

Day 7 Vienna: day at leisure

Day 8 Vienna: your vacation ends this morning

Meals

Buffet breakfast in Budapest and Vienna; superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements

NOTES:

  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.