Danube Dreams (Eastbound) 2020
Countries:
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Illumination
Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Passau, Germany, is called the “City of Three Rivers” as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Walk through the city with a Local Guide and 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 river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to see the famous blueand white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Passau: guided walk; guided hike

Day 3 Linz: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Melk—Wachau Valley—Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; wine tasting

Day 5 Vienna: guided tour, see Kunstkammer collection; choice of additional sightseeing, or a complimentary museum ticket

Day 6 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 7 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning



  • 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.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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