Taste of the Danube

Overview

Taste of the Danube

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.

What's Included

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a cruise director
  • Accommodation
  • Wine & beer with lunch and dinner
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities on cruise
  • Headset
  • All airport and port taxes
  • Onboard meals including à la carte dinners
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard

Hand Picked By

Judy Scott

Avalon's spacious, 5* elegant ships offer a comfortable base from which to explore each new horizon, with more than 30 per cent more space on-board than other cruise lines. With excursions, use of on-board facilities and gratuities all included, Avalon cruises represent great value for money. Their cruise directors and tour guides are hand-picked for their local knowledge, bringing you closer to each destination both on board and ashore. And with an included VIP private home pick-up service within 100 miles of your home, when you book an Avalon cruise, your holiday begins the moment you close your front door.

Judy Scott

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 22nd November 2020
  • Duration: 3 nights
  • Highlights: 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.

Ship Overview

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.

Avalon Envision Profile

  • Year built: 2019
  • Passengers: 83 - 166
  • Crew: 47
  • Decks: 4
  • Cabins: 83
  • Speed: 12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Length: 135 m / 443 ft
  • Beam: 12 m / 39 ft
  • Gross Tonnage: 2775 gt

Avalon Envision Deck Plan

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Vienna, Austria (Embarkation)

Meals included: Dinner Welcome to Austria. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna before boarding.

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.

Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley.

Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.

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.

Day 4: Budapest, Hungary (Disembarkation)

Meals included: Breakfast Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Additional Information

  • Departure Date: 22nd November 2020
  • Duration: 3 nights
  • Highlights: 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.

Cabin and Fares

Cabin TypeGuide PriceAdditional InfoCabinEnquire
StateroomFrom £1,232ppFull Board, Beer, wine & soft drinks with lunch and dinnerView Cabin

Stateroom

172sq. ft.

All cabins include bedside tables with reading lamps, large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath amenities, plenty of storage, writing desk/vanity with mirror and chair, flat-screen TV, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safe and individual climate control.

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Stateroom

172sq. ft.

All cabins include bedside tables with reading lamps, large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath amenities, plenty of storage, writing desk/vanity with mirror and chair, flat-screen TV, telephone, complimentary Wi-Fi, in-room safe and individual climate control.

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