Arrive in Vienna for a relaxing Danube cruise and a 2-night stay in the "City of Music." Board Avalon View for a guided tour of Austria's Wachau Valley, featuring the majestic Benedictine Abbey situated above the Danube. Visit the blue Stiftskirche steeple in Dürnstein on a guided hike. Sail to Bratislava, Slovakia, to visit its cobbled streets and Gothic cathedral. Your Danube River cruise ends at Budapest, the "Pearl of the Danube."
Walk Bratislava's Old Town cobblestone streets to Town Hall
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.
Day 2: Vienna
Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube
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:
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 your stay in Vienna.
Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship®.
Take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. You may also consider to visiting one of Vienna’s marvelous museums. Or indulge your sweet tooth with authentic Austrian
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.
Explore Melk by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
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 of the Wachau Valley and the wine region.
Dürnstein: A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins
Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley, or hiking up the hillside to castle ruins and breathtaking views.Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.