Day 1: Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling
sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening.
Evening/overnight cruise to Bratislava. (D)
Day 2: Bratislava, Slovakia - castles, vineyards, and cosmopolitan culture
- Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Kingdom of Hungary’s centuriesold coronation church, OR
- Active: Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.
Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.
Afternoon/overnight cruise to Melk. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Melk, Austria - ornate architecture and scenic splendours awaken the imagination and the senses
- Classic: Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.
Take a relaxing break on the Sky Deck as you sail through awe-inspiring views through the Wachau Valley and the wine region surrounding Dürnstein.
Dürnstein - idyllic vistas and vneyards beyond the blue stiftskirche
- Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views.
Spend free time in Dürnstein at your leisure or biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley. Overnight cruise to Vienna. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Vienna (disembarkation)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am.
There is a reverse course option with this cruise - Vienna to Budapest
Day 1, Vienna (Embarkation); Day 2, Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein; Day 3, Bratislava; Day 4, Budapest (Disembarkation), your cruise ends this morning. Add Vienna and/or Budapest to your cruise.
Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time. In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.