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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

A 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

Fly Cruise
3 nights from £1013pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Vienna
  • Bratislava

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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.

V119 Operated by Avalon Waterways

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Vienna to Budapest

Day 1 - UK - Vienna (Austria)

Fly from the UK to Vienna and embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Melk

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. Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike 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. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

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. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Budapest (Hungary) - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Budapest to Vienna

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest and embark your ship. (D)

Day 2 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

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. Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to Bratislava Castle. Alternatively, take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube on your own. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - Melk, (Austria)

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 surrounding Dürnstein. Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views. Spend free time at your leisure, perhaps biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley. (B,L,D)

Day 4 - Vienna - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 3-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 10th - Budapest to Vienna - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £1334
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1334 Blue Water Price from: £1398 Blue Water Price from: £1810
    • Jul 13th - Vienna to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £1251
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1251 Blue Water Price from: £1616 Blue Water Price from: £1638 Blue Water Price from: £1727
  • September
    • Sep 8th - Budapest to Vienna - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £1430
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1430 Blue Water Price from: £1842
    • Sep 11th - Vienna to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £1784
      Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1784 Blue Water Price from: £1873
  • October
    • Oct 15th - Budapest to Vienna - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £1184
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1184 Blue Water Price from: £1506 Blue Water Price from: £1573
    • Oct 18th - Vienna to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £1123
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1123 Blue Water Price from: £1432 Blue Water Price from: £1445 Blue Water Price from: £1514
  • November
    • Nov 11th - Budapest to Vienna - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1287
      Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1287 Blue Water Price from: £1356 Blue Water Price from: £1398 Blue Water Price from: £1952
    • Nov 22nd - Vienna to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1443
      Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1443 Blue Water Price from: £1465 Blue Water Price from: £1480 Blue Water Price from: £2054
    • Nov 24th - Budapest to Vienna - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £1089
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1089 Blue Water Price from: £1389 Blue Water Price from: £1459 Blue Water Price from: £1478 Blue Water Price from: £2054
    • Nov 27th - Vienna to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £1154
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1154 Blue Water Price from: £1164 Blue Water Price from: £1464 Blue Water Price from: £1540 Blue Water Price from: £1555 Blue Water Price from: £2054
    • Nov 30th - Budapest to Vienna - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £1198
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1198 Blue Water Price from: £1498 Blue Water Price from: £1568 Blue Water Price from: £1587

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
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