Upgrade to a Panorama Suite for FREE on Select 2021 Europe River Cruises with Avalon Waterways

    Europe 2021 | 8-Days | Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers (Eastbound) | Deggendorf to Budapest | Offer expires January 4, 2021

    Upgrade to a Panorama Suite for FREE on Select 2021 Europe River Cruises

    Price: $4,221 CAD per person

    (based on cruise only, category B, A or P, double occupancy, October 25, 2021 departure date, and includes taxes and fees (port charges).)

    Savings: Average savings of $1,599 CAD per person
    Voyage departure: October 25, 2021

    Photo: Map of Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers (Eastbound)


    • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom 
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain's & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner

    Danube Dreams for Wine Lovers (Eastbound) Itinerary:

    Day 1: Deggendorf, Germany (Embarkation)

    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board.

    Evening cruise to Passau


    Day 2: Passau - Schlogen Oxbow

    Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Classic: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”, OR: Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River. Before sailing to Linz, take a little free time to explore Passau's cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal. Discovery: Join an onboard lecture hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to Linz. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube's dramatic horeseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Overnight docking in Linz

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 3: Linz, Austria

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Classic: Take a Guided Walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz—Austria’s largest medieval square—and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart, or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Discovery: Onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine

    Evening/overnight cruise to Melk

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 4: Melk - Wachau Valley

    Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views. Classic: Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein.


    Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones. Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR: Active: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR: Discovery: Discover the fascinating world of wine within a labyrinth underneath the surface which is about 900 years old. While sipping a selection of different wines, you will learn how the wine production developed over the centuries till nowadays. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    Overnight cruise to Vienna

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite 

    Day 5: Vienna

    Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte. Classice:  Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex— the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the grand Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time why not stroll through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

    Overnight docking in Vienna

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 6: Bratislava, Slovakia 

    Classic and Contemporary—from Cathedrals and Castle. Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities. Discovery: Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Bratislava and a wine tasting hosted by your Master of Wine. Classic: Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle.

    Overnight cruise in Budapest

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 7: Budapest, Hungary

    Heroes of War and the Warm Waters of Budapest. Discovery: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square and a visit to a unique wine cellar system where you can taste Hungarian wines in a very special way. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city’s cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

    Overnight docking in Budapest

    Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

    Day 8: Budapest (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.


    Photo: Wine with lunch and dinner

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    Terms And Conditions

    Book a select 2021 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise in a Panorama Suite (cabin category B, A or P) and receive the cost of the cabin upgrade from a category E Deluxe Stateroom for free. Booking must be made under deposit and discount applied between June 2, 2020 and January 4, 2021 for travel at select times in 2021. Not applicable to charters or custom tours. Offer does not apply to Category D, E or Royal Suites. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit. Offer reliant on space availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Peace of Mind and/or Welcome Back Credits. Applies to new bookings only; offer will not be applied to existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time.

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