Begin your European holiday your way before your Danube River cruise with a 2-night stay in Vienna. Explore the legendary “City of Music,” and enjoy superior hotel accommodations with complimentary breakfast, an expert Local Guide, and courtesy hotel-to-ship transfer. Sightseeing includes the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephens Cathedral. You may otherwise choose to take an early morning walk for breakfast at a Viennese café, followed by an exclusive viewing of the Habsburg family’s private art collection at Vienna’s Museum of Fine Art. Take advantage of a free day to leisurely explore the city at your own pace before boarding your Avalon Suite Ship.
Cruise from Vienna to marvellous Melk for guided sightseeing in Austria’s Wachau Valley, including the magnificent Benedictine Abbey perched above the Danube. In Dürnstein, join a guided hike above the famed blue Stiftskirche steeple for breath-taking views. Sail to the centuries-old Slovakian city of Bratislava. Take a guided tour of its cobblestone streets and Gothic cathedral. Your Danube River concludes in Hungary’s capital of Budapest.