Danube Symphony with 1 Night in Budapest (Westbound)

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River Cruise
Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Germany. Begin your European vacation your way with one night in Budapest before your cruise. You’ll enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest to embark on an ...
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Overview

Trip type
River Cruise
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Very Easy

Highlights

    • Welcome to Budapest
    • Guided tour, see Heroes' Square; onboard welcome reception
    • Choice of a guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host
    • Choice of guided sightseeing, or Künsthistorisches Museum visit, or bike with your Adventure Host
    • Choice of guided walk in Krems or Wine World Experience with tasting or bike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; Ybbs city sightseeing with Artstetten Castle visit
    • Choice of visit to St. Florian Monastery, or guided tour of Mauthausen Concentration Camp; free time in Linz
    • Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Germany
    • Begin your European vacation your way with one night in Budapest before your cruise

What's this trip about?

    Experience the sights and sounds with river views to awaken the senses on your Danube River cruise from Hungary to Germany. Begin your European vacation your way with one night in Budapest before your cruise. You’ll enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest to embark on an unforgettable 6-day river cruise on the Danube. You’ll begin with a visit to Slovakia’s quaint town of Bratislava for guided sightseeing along the streets of Old Town and St. Martin’s Cathedral. Learn about the Habsburg Empire with guided sightseeing in Vienna to see the Imperial Palace complex, the Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Explore Krems on a guided tour of a town seemingly untouched by the modern world. Cruise through the Wachau Valley—home of charming villages and Austrian wines from its beautiful vineyards. Discover Ybbs on a guided tour of its romantic old town. Visit the magnificent 9th-century St. Florian Monastery, still home of Augustine Monks, or take a guided sightseeing of Linz. In Linz, enjoy free time to sample its famous pastries, and cruise overnight to conclude your river cruise in Vilshofen, Germany. A fantastic combination of history, art, food, and wine on your Danube River cruise.

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Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeStandard Group - 25 + people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityBUDAPEST, HUNGARY
End CityVILSHOFEN, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)

Travel Themes

  • 50 plus
  • Cultural
  • Small Ship Cruise

Destinations

  • Europe
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • Slovakia

Attractions

  • Bratislava
  • Budapest
  • Linz
  • Vienna

Activities

  • Culture
  • River cruise

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

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Day 2: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)

War Heroes and Hot Water

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

Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling sweets before boardi...

Day 3: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA

Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. ACTIVE Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a short hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: CLASSIC Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old T...

Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA

A Feast for the Soul in Vienna

ACTIVE Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC After a short walk of Vienna, join a Guided Visit of Austria’s largest museum, the legendary Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts)...

Day 5: KREMS–WACHAU VALLEY

An Ancient Village and Vintages of the Wachau Valley

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

ACTIVE Experience Wachau valley by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: DISCOVERY Join an interactive Wine World Experience with wine tasting, OR:...

Day 6: LINZ

History Lessons and Modern-Day Devotion

ACTIVE Join an expert guide for a trek up to Mount Pöstlingberg for a whole new perspective of beautiful Linz and its surrounding area, OR: CLASSIC Visit the 9th-century St. Florian Monastery—the largest monastery in upp...

Day 7: VILSHOFEN, GERMANY (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.

(Breakfast)

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Budapest MarriottThis modern 364 room property enjoys a prime downtown location and offers convenience blended with style. Free Wi-Fi access is available in the lobby and the hotel has a fitness center with sauna and Jacuzzi. The trendy Mediterranean Grill restaurant serves tasty Hungarian dishes and the stylish lounge bar offers tapas style food and cocktails.BudapestHungaryApaczai Csere Janos U.4InterContinental BudapestFew would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.BudapestHungaryApaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14,
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