June 11 - 26, 2018
Tour Status - Available
From the agricultural fields to the wonderful banks of the Danube River, Select Holidays wants to take you on this one of a kind tour. Enjoy an 8 Day land tour, then board Avalon Waterways, "Vista", cruise vessel, for another 8 days, cruising from Budapest, Hungary to Nuremberg, Germany.
- Visit first National Park in Hungary
- Visit Thummerer Valley
- Wine Tasting
- City tour of Eger
- Visit Szilvasvarad and Lippizan horse stud farm
- Visit Central Market Hall
- Sightseeing tour of Budapest including Heroes Square,City park and more
- Gellert Spa
- Farewell Dinner
- Hosted by Select Holidays
- Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise
- Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
- Day 2 Budapest–Vienna: cruising
- Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing
- Day 4 Dürnstein–Melk: guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey and wine tasting
- Day 5 Passau: guided walk
- Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
- Day 7 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg
- Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
Day 1: June 11, 2018: Depart North America [IFM]
Take an overnight flight from North America to Budapest Hungary.
Day 2: June 12, 2018: Budapest, Hungary [IFM/D]
Arrive Budapest, the capital of Hungary, meet the local guide and transfer to hotel for an overnight stay and dinner.
Day 3: June 13, 2018: Rural Hungary [B/L/D]
Travel to Lajosmizse to visit a Charolaise cattle operation and learn the families unique technique for creating paprika. Have lunch in a gypsy restaurant. Tour the city of before checking into hotel for dinner and an overnight stay.
Day 4: June 14, 2018: Rural Hungary [B/L/D]
Today is all about agriculture and farm visits.
Day 5: June 15, 2018: Rural Hungary [B/L/D]
Visit the a nature and conservation reserve -the first National Park in Hungary. Travel to Noszvaj to visit the caves and wine cellars of the Thummerer Valley. Overnight in Eager. (Please Note: The hotel used this evening is the best in the region)
Day 6: June 16, 2018: Rural Hungary [B/L/D]
Tour the city of Egar then travel to visit the Lippizan horse stud and a forestry museum. Return back to Budapest for a
Day 7: June 17 2918: Budapest, Hungary [B/L/D]
Travel out of the city to visit the “Enying Agricultural Corporation”, the largest in Hungary. Afternoon visit to the Agatidi Distillery for tasting of some of Hungary's fine brandy. Dinner at a traditional Hungarian restaurant.
Day 8: June 18, 2018: Budapest, Hungary [B/L/D]
Tour the city of Budapest, from the Central Market Hall to Heroes Square, City Park and so much more.
Day 9: June 19, 2018: River Cruise [B/L/D]
Transfer to the waiting “Vista” Cruise Vessel to begin an 8-day adventure on the Danube and Main Rivers. Enjoy a ‘Welcome Aboard Reception”.
Day 10: June 20, 2018: Sailing-Vienna Sail [B/L/D]
Today is a relaxing day on board with beautiful scenery on both banks of the Danube. Hungary is on the left and Slovakia is on the right. This evening, arrive into Vienna - known as “the City of Music” which inspired the greats like Mozart and Beethoven. (Optional concert is available this evening)
Day 11: June 21, 2018: Vienna [B/L/D]
Centre to the mighty Habsburg Empire; the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace Complex; and the Vienna Boys Choir. Be sure to take a break to enjoy some Vienna coffee and pastries.
Day 12: June 22, 2018: Durnstein - Melk [B/L/D]
Durnstein is known for the magnificent baroque, blue Stiftskirche built in the 1700’s. Cruise through the Wachau Valley, the heart of the wine region. Take a guided walk to visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This evening, sample some of the local wines.
Day 13: June 23, 2018: Passau [B/L/D]
This is where three rivers converge and where one of the worlds largest pipe organ can be found. There are optional full day tours today. One to Salzburg where the “Sound of Music” was filmed and the other to Chesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic and an UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Day 14: June 24, 2018: Regensburg [B/L/D]
Sail into Regensburg one of Europe's best preserved medieval cities. Walk across the Stone Bridge, oldest of its kind in Germany. Grab a beer and enjoy a snack at the historic Old Sausage Kitchen.
Day 15: June 25, 2018: Roth - Nuremberg [B/L/D]
There is a choice of guided sightseeing today. A guided sightseeing walking tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour. Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII and much has been restored.
Day 16: June 26, 2018:End of Cruise [B/IFM]
Following breakfast on board, transfer to the airport for the flight back to North America.
Per Person, Double - $7,750.00, Cat. "E", including air
+ $892.97 Air/government & Port TAxes
Per Person, Double - $8,980.00, Cat. "B", including air
+ $892.97 Air/government & port taxes
Initial Deposit per person - $1,500
Second Deposit per person of $2,000 is due prior to October 01, 2017
Final Payment per person is due prior to February 01, 2018