About RIVER DANUBE CRUISE & STAY
Avalon Envision: A Taste of the Danube 2020 – With this amazing offer you can book yourself a River Danube Cruise with luxury hotel stays in Vienna and Budapest from just £999pp which is a saving of £400pp. Fly to Vienna and enjoy 2-nights in a central hotel before boarding the Avalon Waterways Cruise and cruising for 4 days along the famous Danube on a full-board basis with excursions along the way. Then finish in Budapest with 2-nights luxury hotel stay before flying home. Durations and itineraries are flexible and can be tailored to your needs. Please contact our friendly ‘Cruise & Stay Experts’ to book this special offer via live chat or if you would prefer you can call us.
2-Nts Luxury Hotel Stay Vienna
2-Nts Luxury Hotel Stay Budapest
3-Nts ‘Taste of The Danube’ Avalon Waterways Cruise
Deluxe Stateroom Cabin with River View
Daily Breakfast in Hotels
Full-Board on Cruise
Various departures available on select dates 11 May-27 Nov 2020. Direct flights are available from various UK departure airports. Other durations also available with hotel extensions possible, please contact us for a bespoke quote.
Cruise Itinerary Details
Cruise highlights include a 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. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral, Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Vienna and set sail for Melk, where you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest, and where Benedictine monks still stroll amidst the sacred walls. From the Abbey’s terrace, you can take in the breathtaking views of the Danube River, and the surrounding countryside. Dürnstein lies in the heart of the picturesque Wachau Valley and is best known for its beautiful Stiftskirche with its blue façade. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where England’s Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Continue your European river cruise to Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. This dynamic city lies at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains. There’s sightseeing with a local expert and a visit to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral, the coronation church for Hungary during the 16th to 19th centuries. Then it’s on to Budapest, Hungary, where your Danube river cruise vacation ends. This Danube River cruise is a must to see Austria’s striking beauty, Budapest’s shining city, and all the splendid spots between on your European river cruise vacation of a lifetime.
AVALON ENVISION CRUISE ITINERARY:
DAY 1 VIENNA, AUSTRIA (EMBARKATION)
After you stay in Vienna you will embark The Avalon Envision for your Danube cruise.
Meals included: Dinner
Welcome to Austria. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna before boarding.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
DAY 2 MELK
Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses
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.
Idyllic Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views.
Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley.
Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
DAY 3 BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
Meals included: Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.
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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
DAY 4 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (DISEMBARKATION)
Meals included: Breakfast
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Transfer to your luxury hotel in central Budapest for 2-nts.
Your Ship: The Avalon Envision
With the youngest fleet of ships on Europe’s waterways, Avalon continues its outstanding commitment to comfortable luxury and excellence with the Envision, new for 2019. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling Panoramic Windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-sq ft Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with beds turned to face the views. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Centre, an Adventure Centre for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining® venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favourites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games, against a backdrop of Europe’s most spectacular scenery.
Looking for something similar? You can extend this cruise to ‘8 day River Cruise Deggendorf to Budapest’ with or without hotel stays. At Going Luxury we also have a plethora of luxury river cruises available all over Europe including Seine, Rhine, Danube & more from A-Rosa, Tui/Marella, Avalon & more. Get in touch for a bespoke quote and special itinerary made just for you.