8 Day A Taste of the Danube
1. Vienna, Austria
Welcome to Vienna. Spend free time today by relaxing, exploring, or strolling through the streets of Vienna.
A Feast for the Soul in . Classic - Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of 's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral, OR Discovery - Take an Early Riser Walking Tour that includes breakfast at a Viennese cafe 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 . You may also choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
3. Vienna (Embark)
Vienna Favourites-Sachertorte and Apfelstrudel. Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship Choose an Optional Guided Hiking or Biking Tour through the vineyards for an active city and countryside excursion. Or perhaps take a tram ride to discover the adventure, tradition, and Viennese charm of The Prater amusement park. You may also consider visiting one of Vienna's marvelous museums. Or indulge your sweet tooth with authentic Austrian pastries in a local bakery. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors Awaken the Imagination and the Senses. Classic - Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of '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. Spend free time in Durnstein at your leisure, biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley, or hiking up the hillside to castle ruins and breathtaking views. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BRATISLAVA
5. Bratislava, Slovakia
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, 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
6. Budapest, Hungary (Disembark)
Time for Cobblestones, Coffee, and Confections. Classic - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour to see majestic Heroes' Square and Budapest's classic sites.
Hungarian Dishes, Healing Waters, and Historic Wonders With plenty of free time this afternoon, experience the curative waters of '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 's best baked goods.
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.