Discover the fascinating and scenic Danube with its charming small towns and exciting cities on this river cruise vacation. Begin with a guided sightseeing tour and a 2-night city stay in Vienna, the “City of Music.” Savor Sachertorte in a local café, spend time in one of the many marvelous museums, shop along the Kärntnerstrasse, or stroll along the historic streets. Then, board your ship and begin exploring the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley. Enjoy the serene atmosphere as you glide along the river, passing quaint villages and scenic beauty. Visit Melk’s impressive and breathtaking Benedictine Abbey, see Dürnstein’s baroque Stiftskirche, and enjoy guided sightseeing in Slovakia’s vibrant capital of Bratislava. Your journey concludes with two overnights in exciting Budapest, including guided sightseeing and time to explore on your own. Enjoy Hungarian cuisine, explore the famous produce market—Central Market Hall, wander around the former Royal Palace grounds, explore Budapest’s famous churches, or just sit back and relax. It’s all available on this grand vacation!

City Highlights

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