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.

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 3-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Budapest: welcome to BudapestDay 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): morning at leisure; onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s CathedralDay 5 Dürnstein–Melk: see the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in MelkDay 6 Vienna (Disembarkation): guided sightseeingDay 7 Vienna: day at leisureDay 8 Vienna: your vacation ends this morning

Meals

Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel

Notes

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.

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