AVALON 2020: A Taste of the Danube with 2 Nights in Budapest (Eastbound) (WVBE)
6 Day River Cruise Vienna to Budapest
Experience the Danube River with views to remember! You'll embark from Vienna on your way to marvelous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria's Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. In Durnstein, join a guided hike above the famed blue Stiftskirche steeple for breathtaking views. You'll sail to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava and take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and gothic cathedral.Your Danube River cruise concludes in Budapest, where you'll spend two nights in the Hungarian capital city. Enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy ship-to-hotel transfer. Enjoy guided sightseeing, including Budapest's iconic Heroes Square. The perfect way to experience the Danube's incredible views along the legendary river!
|Day 1||Vienna||Welcome to Austria. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding.Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm. 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.EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK(D)|
|Day 2||Melk||Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the SensesCLASSIC 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 Durnstein. DURNSTEIN Idyllic Vistas and Vineyards Beyond the Blue Stiftskirche ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a scenic walk 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.OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA(B,L,D)|
|Day 3||Bratislava||Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture CLASSIC 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, take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST(B,L,D)|
|Day 4||Budapest||Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes' Square and Budapest's classic sites. (B)|
|Day 5||Budapest||Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic WondersWith plenty of free time this afternoon, experience the curative waters of Budapest's thermal baths, or set out for a hike to explore the countryside on either side of the Danube. Take time to shop for treasures, including handcrafted embroidery, Herend porcelain, or Budapest's best baked goods. (B)|
|Day 6||Budapest||Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.(B)|
|US$ Price Details|
Port charges: $78Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.Extra nights per person in Budapest: in single room from $252 to $368, in twin room from $153 to $204 All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricingTo upgrade to a higher category, add per person:Category / Decks / PriceD / Indigo Deck / $86B / Sapphire Deck / $493A / Sapphire Deck / $514P / Royal Deck / $557Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $943NOTE:Special Interest Cruises: Festive November 27 & November 30
Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Avalon Waterways, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Avalon Waterways, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change. A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions. The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.10 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature. Additional airline-imposed fees for seat assignments may apply and are not included in your total package cost. Please refer to carrier websites for seat assignment policies and applicable pricing.
Booking your Vacation with Air
Our volume buying power saves you money. We may be able to provide you with flight arrangements from your gateway city. Avalon Waterways offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. Early Airfare Price Guarantee locks in a price that is guaranteed not to increase. Air pricing and schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to last travel date in the itinerary. At that time the best air price will be utilized and a new invoice with the air cost and confirmed schedule will be sent. The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier's codeshare partner, will be assigned and disclosed at this time. If the guaranteed price is the lowest, the schedule with the lowest fare per contracted classes of service will be booked. Any voluntary change to the confirmed flights negates the guaranteed price and is subject to air pricing at the time of the change.
Guaranteed air-inclusive prices - air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional non-refundable air deposit of $300 per person is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Avalon in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus a non-refundable per person service fee of $30 (North/Central America), $50 (Europe/Middle East) or $80 (all other international destinations). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Avalon has received your full air and land deposit, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.
Air-Inclusive Vacations - Applicable Taxes & Fees
Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.