Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
Operator: Avalon Waterways
Starts: Budapest, Hungary on Fri, Apr 24, 2020
Ends: Deggendorf, Germany on Fri, May 01, 2020
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River Cruise Itinerary
Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Here, enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Vienna, Austria, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Habsburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley, with stops for a guided walk in Dürnstein, a visit of the impressive Benedictine Abbey of Melk, and a tasting of some of the renowned local wines. In Linz, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, which forms the center of the city, and be sure to get a photo of the splendid Trinity Column.Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers,” is uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube rivers converge. It has a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful Patrician houses, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. A memorable last stop on this delightful Danube River cruise vacation!
Day 1 (Fri, Apr 24, 2020): BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm.Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST(D)
Day 2 (Sat, Apr 25, 2020): BUDAPESTThe Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of EuropeCLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA(B,L,D)
Day 3 (Sun, Apr 26, 2020): BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIAClassic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to CastlesCLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral.Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA(B,L,D)
Day 4 (Mon, Apr 27, 2020): VIENNAStrauss, 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—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time why not stroll through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN(B,L,D)
Day 5 (Tue, Apr 28, 2020): DÜRNSTEIN—WACHAU VALLEYFairytale Castles, Kings, and CobblestonesCLASSIC Join 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. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.MELKStriking 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.DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO LINZ (B,L,D)
Day 6 (Wed, Apr 29, 2020): LINZFall 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. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike 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. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN LINZ(B,L,D)
Day 7 (Thu, Apr 30, 2020): SCHLÖGEN OXBOW—PASSAUGo for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. 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.Spend a little free time before sailing to Deggendorf to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DEGGENDORF(B,L,D)
Day 8 (Fri, May 01, 2020): DEGGENDORF (DISEMBARKATION)Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.(B)
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 3 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
Day 4 Vienna: choice of guided sightseeing, or visit of the Kunsthistorisches Museumguided
Day 5 Dürnstein—Wachau Valley—Melk: choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting
Day 6 Linz: guided walk
Day 7 Passau: guided walk
Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
Gateway city for departures is Munich.
Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $252 to $368, in twin room from $153 to $204
All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.