Cruise along the tranquil Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, stopping at some of Central Europe's most beautiful capitals and charming cities along the way. Visit Passau, Germany, called the "City of the Three Rivers" at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers. A guided walking tour will take you to admire the patrician houses and the Baroque Cathedral of Santo Stefano. In Linz, Austria, stroll through Hauptplatz, Austria's largest medieval square. Enjoy magnificent views as your Danube cruise takes you through the scenic wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stops on the way include Melk, where to visit the magnificent Benedictine abbey and Dürnstein, to see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the "City of Music", immediately impresses with its sumptuous Hofburg Imperial Palace and the Neo-Renaissance Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take some time to explore it on your own. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, join a knowledgeable local guide for a stroll through the delightful old town and up to the Gothic St. Martin's Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, your local guide will show you all the must-see sights. To complete this timeless river cruise, take a stroll along Váci utca, the main shopping street, or snap photos from the Fisherman's Bastion to appreciate the best panoramic views of Budapest. A delicious cruise on the Danube that will take you to explore extraordinary and unforgettable destinations!
EMBARKATION DEGGENDORF / DISEMBARK BUDAPEST
01 July 2021
July 21, 2021
August 18, 2021
Welcome to Germany. Your Avalon Waterways is ready to welcome you on board.
Time available to discover the ship and to relax. The day is at your disposal to relax and discover the city before getting on board.
Dinner on the way to Passau.
After breakfast, you have the opportunity to choose between a guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of the three rivers", thanks to the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers.
For a more active excursion, you can follow the Adventure Host for a walk that will take you to admire the walls that surround the city, as well as incredible panoramic views.
Before setting sail for Linz, take some free time to explore the cobbled streets of Passau and the galleries of colorful Artists' Alley.
In the afternoon sailing to Linz via the Schlögen Oxbow, a spectacular horseshoe bend in the river.
Dinner on board moored in Linz.
After breakfast, with our Italian-speaking local guides, we leave for a guided tour to discover the city through the beautiful and historic sites of the city along the Danube bank and admire Hauptplatz, the largest medieval square in the city. Austria, and the imposing Trinity Column in white marble.
Alternatively, you can choose an optional full-day guided excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
Otherwise you could spend a relaxing afternoon cycling along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz's beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for an unforgettable view of the city and the river below.
Return on board at the time indicated in the program.
Dinner while sailing to Ybbs.
After breakfast and according to the estimated time of arrival, you can choose a guided tour of the small Lower Austrian town of Ybbs. Admire the refined architecture of its romantic old town. Alternatively you can choose a walk to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk to admire its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and decorated pipe organ.
Afterwards relax on the Sky Deck as you cruise through the Wachau Valley among vineyards, castles and charming villages on the way to Dürnstein.
Once in Durnstein you can choose between a guided walk and hear the legendary story of King Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades, or choose a more active hike up to the castle ruins to admire the spectacular view of the village, the Danube and the Wachau valley below.
Back on board to have fun with the scheduled entertainment.
After breakfast and according to arrival time, the day includes a morning guided tour to explore the Habsburg Empire and see the golden monuments of Vienna. See the Imperial Palace complex, the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna State Opera and the stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral.
Alternatively, you can choose an optional guided excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the summer residence of the Habsburg monarchy.
If you want you can spend your free time walking on the pedestrianized Kärntnerstrasse, the most famous shopping street in the center of Vienna. Take a bike ride around the city and stop at a local café to enjoy a delicious slice of Sachertorte or the famous Apfelstrudel.
In the evening you can enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an optional excursion to a royal waltz concert in an elegant hall or you can dine on board moored in Vienna.
After breakfast, enjoy some free time to explore the city of Hainburg or join an optional guided hike to discover the natural beauty of this area.
During the lunch hour navigation to Bratislava.
In Bratislava there is a guided city walk, including the picturesque streets of the Old Town, the Town Hall and a visit to the Gothic halls of St. Martin's Cathedral, the centuries-old church that was the site of the coronation of Hungarian kings between the 16th and the 19th century.
Dinner and overnight on board sailing to Budapest.
After breakfast, guided tour of the city including the iconic Heroes' Square.
In the afternoon, choose from a wide range of optional guided hikes or admire the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time exploring famous sites such as the Chain Bridge. Explore the city's cafes and pubs or hike into the hills above the Danube.
Dinner and overnight on board docked in Budapest.
After breakfast, disembark. End of the cruise.
(B/L/D): B = colazione; L = pranzo; D = cena
Nota bene: la presente quotazione non costituisce proposta contrattuale ed è soggetta a riconferma al momento del blocco dello spazio in base alla effettiva disponibilità dei servizi alberghieri e dei voli e delle disponibilità delle classi di prenotazione.
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