Begin with spending two nights in Budapest enjoying the highlights of this vibrant capital. Board the Avalon View and head upriver to Bratislava. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey sitting high above the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding countryside. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and spend free time in Dürnstein. Disembark the river cruise for two nights in the Austrian capital of Vienna.
Visit Bratislava's Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
Marvel at the Benedictine Abbey on a tour in Melk
Join a sightseeing tour of Budapest's iconic Heroes’ Square
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 the ship sails through awe-inspiring views of the Wachau Valley and the wine region surrounding Dürnstein.
Spend free time at leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley. Later, enjoy on board entertainment by local musicians.
Day 6: Vienna | Disembark
Classic: Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex, the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
Or, choose to set out earlier as Vienna awakens:
Discovery: Take an early riser walking tour that includes breakfast at a Viennese café followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at the Museum of Fine Arts, the perfect start to staying in Vienna.
Optional tours today include a guided tour of magnificent Schonbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer residence of Habsburg royalty. Also, choose to attend an optional excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
Day 7: Vienna
Enjoy a free day to explore the city at an individual pace, or perhaps take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. Also, consider visiting one of Vienna’s marvelous museums or indulge sweet tooths with authentic Austrian pastries in a local bakery.
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The trip was terrific with great planning on your part. Most of the adventures were not mainstream and somewhat off the beaten path which made it especially enjoyable!! We felt taken care of and you all were readily available to respond to questions and issues. I would highly recommend your company and friends have already expressed interest based on our pictures and excitement.