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Illuminations on the Danube (Eastbound)

Summary:

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. Visit Passau, Germany—called the “City of Three Rivers” at the confluence ...

Duration
10 Days
Countries
4
Next Departure
18-Apr-2025
Starting at
USD 4,699.00
USD 4,449.00
Price per day
USD 445.00

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  • Dates and Details
  • Ship Route
  • Map, Destinations
  • Avalon
Operator
Avalon Waterways
Ship
Illumination, Impression, Tranquility II
Tour
Illuminations on the Danube (Eastbound)

Summary

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. Visit Passau, Germany—called the “City of Three Rivers” at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Take a guided walking tour to 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 Danube River cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stops include Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Krems. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take time to explore on your own. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, take a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Sail to Esztergom for a visit to its Basilica and a Palinka tasting, then continue to Visegrad for a canoe excursion along the Danube river or a hike in the Danube-Ipoly National Park. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, a local expert shows you all the must-see sights. Then to round out this timeless European river cruise, take a stroll along Váci utca—the main shopping street, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion for the best panoramic views of Budapest. This Danube River cruise explores the legendary beauty and remarkable destinations you’ll never forget.

Map: Illuminations on the Danube (Eastbound) (Avalon)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1.
Vilshofen, Germany (Embarkation)
Day 2.
Passau–Schlögen Oxbow
Day 3.
Linz, Austria
Day 4.
Melk–Wachau Valley
Day 5.
Vienna, Austria
Day 6.
Vienna
Day 7.
Bratislava, Slovakia
Day 8.
Esztergom, Hungary
Day 9.
Budapest, Hungary
Day 10.
Budapest (Disembarkation)

Travel Countries (4): Austria, Germany, Hungary, Slovakia

Ports of call (6): Bratislava, Budapest, Linz, Munich, Passau, Vienna

Ship Information

Ship Name
Illumination
Ship Type
River Cruise Ship

Travel Package

 

Coming from

 

Going to

Cruise...

Munich

Arrow Going To

Budapest

River CruisesThis is an Organised River Cruise: you will eat and sleep on-board of the ship. The cruise operator set the itinerary, the destinations, duration and departure dates as well as the price per cabin type/deck. Excursions and activities can be included or optional. You can join, enjoy and meet other people.

Tour Variations

Illuminations on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound)

Illuminations on the Danube with 2 Nights in Prague (Eastbound) (12 Days)

Your European vacation begins with two nights in Prague, capital of the Czech Republic. Guided sightseeing shows you its best-known treasures. See the Astronomical Clock, Hradčany Castle, and St. Vitus Cathedral. Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preser...

Next Departure: 16-Apr-2025
Starting at: USD 5,328.00

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