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Danube Symphony with 1 Nights in Budapest 2021
(Eastbound)

7 days with Avalon Waterways  Rating: Deluxe

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River Cruise Itinerary
Day 1 DEGGENDORF, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

EVENING CRUISE TO LINZ (D)

Day 2 LINZ, AUSTRIA
Fall in Love with Legendary Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

You may choose to join an Optional Excursion to visit Linz and its medieval square or an Optional Guided Hike.

Enjoy free time this morning in Linz, before a brief sailing to Mauthausen while having lunch.

MAUTHAUSEN

History Lessons and Monastic Life in Austria

CLASSIC Visit the 9th-centur St. Florian Monastery-the largest monastery in upper Austria and home to Augustine monks, OR:

CLASSIC Join a sobering Guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp one of the largest and most brutal Nazi camps of WWII.

Enjoy sailing on your way to Ybbs tonight.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN YBBS (B,L,D)

Day 3 YBBS–WACHAU VALLEY–KREMS 
An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town.

Relax on board this morning and enjoy the picturesque Wachau Valley scenery as you cruise to Krems.

KREMS

CLASSIC Join a guided walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B,L,D)

Day 4 VIENNA
A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire with a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex —the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. 

Optional tours today include a Guided Tour of magnificent Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Alternatively you can choose to spend your free time strolling through Kärtnerstrasse, the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna; stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA (B,L,D)

Day 5 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals to Castles

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral, OR:

ACTIVE Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.

AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST (B,L,D)

Day 6 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)
Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections

CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes’ Square and Budapest’s classic sites. (B)

Day 7 BUDAPEST
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Tour Map
River Cruise Highlights
  • Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
  • Day 2 Linz–Mauthausen: free time in Linz; choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp
  • Day 3 Ybbs–Wachau Valley–Krems: guided tour in Ybbs; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; guided tour in Krems
  • Day 4 Vienna: guided sightseeing
  • Day 5 Bratislava: choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or a hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host
  • Day 6 Budapest (Disembarkation): guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
  • Day 7 Budapest: your vacation ends this morning
All This Included
Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Germany to Hungary. Embark in Deggendorf, Germany, and sail to the lovely city of Linz for a leisurely morning. Continue to Mauthausen for a visit to the Concentration Camp, or to St. Florian Monastery. Explore Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town; sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village—seemingly untouched by the modern world. Next, sail to Vienna—the “City of Music.” You’ll marvel at the sights with a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks—including the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit Bratislava, Slovakia, on your Danube River cruise to explore the quaint streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. You may decide to join your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to the castle above! Continue your European vacation your way with one night in Budapest after your cruise. Explore the “Pearl of the Danube”—Hungary’s captivating capital city.
  • Ship Amenities - Avalon Illumination:
    • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows
    • Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, shade awnings, & outdoor deck game area
    • State-of-the-art fitness center
    • Non-smoking staterooms & ship interior
    • Convenient Elevator Service
    • Elegant, contemporary design
    • Outside viewing deck
    • Headsets for guided shore excursions
    • English-speaking friendly crew, staff & professional Cruise Director
    • Sightseeing with Expert Local Guides
    • Onboard lectures, activities & entertainment
    • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
    • Sky Deck whirlpool
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
    • Onboard Adventure Center with active gear, bikes, Nordic walking sticks, watercraft & maps
    • Biking excursions available in Amsterdam and Durnstein
    • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
    • Behind-the-scenes galley tour
    • Choice of Classic, Active or Discovery excursions so that you can experience your cruise your way
    • Nordic walking sticks available onboard for complimentary check-out
    • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
    • Flatscreen satellite TV with English-speaking channels & over 100 free movie options
    • Onboard assistance is available to recommend, reserve and further personalize your cruise
    • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
    • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
    • Well-stocked library with books, cards, and board games
    • Complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, and cookies available throughout the day
    • Full-size closet mirror
  • Ship Dining - Avalon Illumination:
    • Avalon FreshSM healthy cuisine options at every meal
    • Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, including decaf options
    • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
    • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
    • Daily early-riser breakfast
    • Daily late-riser breakfast
    • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine and made-to-order egg station
    • Lunch buffet with carving and pasta stations
    • Al fresco lunch in the Sky Grill
    • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
    • Healthy Corner options including low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, and high energy choices
    • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan and allergy-free selections
    • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
    • Happy Hour every evening including featured drink specials
    • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
    • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favorites
    • Four-course dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
    • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast
    • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cozy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
    • Healthy meal options
    • Casual dinner in the Panorama Bistro
    • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro's tasting menu for a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere
    • Tastings - sample the destination's famous delicacies
    • Coffee or tea after dinner
    • Light lunch in the Panorama Lounge
    • FlexDining flexible dining times with menu & venue options
Accommodations on this Tour
Cruising: Cabin onboard Avalon Illumination, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon View, Avalon Visionary
Budapest: Hotel Sofitel Chain Bridge, Hilton, Budapest Marriott or InterContinental Budapest 
Notes
  • Itineraries are subject to change. Final itineraries will be available April 2020.
  • Gateway city for arrivals is Munich.
  • Port charges: $130
  • Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.
  • Additional accommodations before or after your tour may be available.
  • All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. Cabin upgrades are available.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.

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* The prices shown are U.S. dollars per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability. Prices quoted for land/cruise arrangements are subject to increase without notice. Once we have received your deposit, land/cruise prices are guaranteed. Air prices quoted via phone or email are subject to increase and are guaranteed only from the time that full payment is received. Also, air prices or air promotions mentioned on this site or on the phone do not include baggage fees imposed by airlines. Sorry, we are unable to offer air from countries other than the U.S. However, for those international customers who are able to arrange their own transportation to the trip origination city, we are able to offer the land/cruise portion of the package at the price quoted.



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