5-nt European Waterways Avalon Impression
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Know Before You Go
- Pricing includes cruise portion only. For pre and post accommodations, please contact your PERX travel planner.
- Please be discreet, do not discuss your industry discounts with other guests aboard your sailing.
- Please ensure that you have your ID available when boarding.
- We strongly suggest purchasing travel protection to cover medical expenses in the event that medical attention is required.
From the Gypsy violins of Budapest to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the 'City of Music,' this European river cruise highlights the natural beauty of Austria's Wachau Valley, and the fascinating capital cities of Hungary, Slovakia, and Austria. Board your Avalon Suite Ship and head up river to Bratislava. For a 58-mile stretch, the middle of the Danube forms the border between Hungary and Slovakia, and guided sightseeing awaits you in Slovakia's capital. In Melk, you will visit Austria's majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest monasteries, sitting high above the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding countryside. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley and spend free time in Durnstein, known for the striking blue facade of its baroque Stiftskirche below the castle ruins where England's King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. After your cruise, spend two nights in Vienna, with guided sightseeing selections and free time to explore the capital of Austria at your own pace. Perhaps visit the famous Sacher Hotel for a taste of Sachertorte (a special chocolate cake), and stroll along the famous pedestrian street of Karntnerstrasse.
Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships grew by three in 2014! In addition to the Avalon Poetry II and Avalon Illumination, the striking Avalon Impression entered the waters of Europe's Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Like its sister ship, the Avalon Expression, the Impression features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative dining option in the Panorama Bistro, an expanded fitness center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the open-air bistro
Ship Length: 443 Total Staff: 47 Guest Capacity: 166