2021 Season

Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers (Eastbound)


cruise: WDB-T1 8 Day River Cruise Deggendorf to Budapest
This peaceful Danube River cruise takes you through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. A Master of Wine will travel with you on your cruise to host lectures, tastings, and tips on food–and-wine pairing.

Embark in Deggendorf, Germany, and cruise to Passau, the “City of Three Rivers” where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers converge. Take a guided walking tour to admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square. Enjoy the magnificent views as your Danube River cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stops include Melk 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,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take time to explore on your own. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, take a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, a local expert shows you all the must-see sights with a visit to a local wine cellar. Take a stroll along the main shopping street of Váci utca or soak in the best panoramic views of Budapest from Fisherman’s Bastion. The perfect ending to the perfect week on the Danube River.
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Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Passau: Choice of guided walk or guided hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine lecture

Day 3 Linz: Guidedwalk, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 4 Melk-Wachau Valley-Dürnstein: Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein or visit a local wine cellar

Day 5 Vienna: Guided sightseeing

Day 6 Bratislava: Onboard wine & chocolate tasting; guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral

Day 7 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square and visit a wine cellar

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
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cities and locations


Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

notes


  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
The “Starting at” or listed price is based on the lowest price available to book. Price is per person based on twin occupancy and any applicable port charges, non-commissionable taxes and fees and intra-vacation flight are included in the price shown. Any included overnight stay in Canada, applicable GST/HST is also included in the price shown. International airfare, however, is not included. If price is crossed out, the new price shown includes a limited time promotional offer(s). Please review current promotions or deals for additional information.