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Budapest Parliament Building

August 19 – 27, 2022

Romantic Danube with Viking Cruises

More information on this great trip is available in our Travel Talk Blog. Please click here to view the recorded presentation. 

Booking Deadline: August 5, 2021

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Pricing

Stateroom Category Double Rate Per Person Single Rate Per Person
Category A - Veranda $4,859 $8,969
Category B - Veranda $4,649 $8,569
Category D - French Balcony $4,249 $7,759
Category F - Standard Picture Window $3,439 $6,139

All non-members must add $60 to the above rates.

Rates are subject to availability at time of booking and include taxes, fees and fuel surcharges which are subject to change. All pricing and included features are based on a minimum of 16 passengers.

Desired pick-up location is not guaranteed until passenger minimums are met.

*Airfare is currently not included in the price of the trip. Airfare will be added when rates and schedules become available.

Included Features

  • Free parking with roundtrip transfers to local International Airport
  • Roundtrip transfers – airport/ship
  • Seven nights aboard the VIKING EGIL
  • Complimentary house wines, beers and soft drinks with onboard lunches and dinners
  • Specialty coffees and assorted hot teas available 24 hours a day
  • One included excursion per port
  • All onboard meals and entertainment
  • Baggage Handling
  • Service of a Discoveries Journey Manager

Itinerary

Friday, August 19: Depart for Hungary

Motorcoach from Central PA to local International Airport for an overnight flight to Budapest, Hungary.

Saturday, August 20: Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Budapest, capital of Hungary. Your adventure begins with a group transfer to the Viking Egil. After boarding, the afternoon is yours to relax or do a bit of exploring. Tonight, return to your ship for a traditional Hungarian dinner. (Dinner)

Sunday, August 21: Budapest, Hungary

Your morning begins with a panoramic tour of the Pest side of the city. Journey alongside Andrássy Avenue and see the 19th and 20th century mansions, national Opera House, Parliament Building and Chain Bridge. Drive through Heroes’ Square and learn more about Hungarian history, then cross the Danube to Buda Castle District. Visit Matthias Church and enjoy brilliant views of the Danube and the beautiful Hungarian parliament building from Fisherman’s Bastion. Rejoin your ship in Visegrád for lunch as we cruise along the scenic Danube River. Enjoy a midafternoon Viennese coffee workshop, complete with apple strudel. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Monday, August 22: Vienna, Austria

Today, we'll tour the Austrian capital of Vienna. Ride along the Ringstrasse, which replaced the city walls in the mid-19th century. See some of the city’s baroque architecture, including the world famous Opera House, St. Stephen’s Cathedral and Hofburg Palace. Return to your ship for lunch. The rest of the day is yours to further explore. As always, your Program Director can help you plan your free time. Or, you may choose to join us for an optional excursion to visit Schönbrunn Palace, erected in 1778 and admired as the “Versailles of Vienna.” This evening, you might celebrate the bottling of this year’s wine vintage among the locals at a high-spirited optional Heurigen dinner. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Tuesday, August 23: Vienna, Austria

Today, spend time exploring Vienna. You may choose to join one of our many optional excursions, including a panoramic tour of Vienna by bike or an all-day optional excursion to the Slovakian capital of Bratislavia, filled with lovingly restored baroque city palaces and leafy squares. Perhaps venture to the local Farmers  Market with a local chef. This evening, enjoy dinner on your own or on board, after which you may choose to join us for a Mozart & Strauss concert. We are docked here overnight. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Wednesday, August 24: Krems, Austria

After breakfast, disembark in Krems and set off for Göttweig, a working Benedictine Abbey that owns many of the vineyards along the Danube. See the splendid ceiling fresco in its imperial stairwell, one of the largest in the world. Visit the abbey church, a masterpiece of baroque architecture. Alternately, you may instead choose to explore by bicycle, enjoying a ride along a riverside bike path considered one of Europe’s most scenic. Afterward, rejoin your ship and cruise leisurely through the captivating Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Taste some local Austrian specialties during lunch on board, taking in views of attractive towns and castle ruins along the way. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Thursday, August 25: Passau, Germany

Arrive this morning in Passau, at the confluence of the Inn, Ilz and Danube Rivers. Your guided walk along the town’s narrow streets takes you through old Town and past traditional patrician houses. See the New Bishop’s Residence and view the impressive baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy lunch on board your ship, and return to the city for further exploration on your own before departing. Alternately, you may instead journey into the countryside on an optional excursion to a local farm where you will have the opportunity to join a festive Bavarian party, experiencing traditional German music and food and tasting locally brewed beer. Or, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to explore glorious Salzburg; visit the Italianate Old Town, see settings from the film The Sound of Music and enjoy lunch at Austria’s oldest restaurant. We cruise through the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Friday, August 26: Regensburg, Germany

After breakfast, meet your local guide for a walking tour through the scenic town of Regensburg, considered one of Europe’s best-preserved medieval cities. See one of the largest groupings of 13th-and 14th-century church spires, towers and patrician houses north of the Alps. You also encounter the 12th-century Old Stone Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and a number of idyllic courtyards. Take time to stroll the streets, shop, or visit Germany’s oldest restaurant, the Alte Würstküche. Lunch is served on board your ship. This afternoon, take an optional excursion to visit Weltenburg Abbey and experience a short cruise through a stunning mountain pass, one of the most breathtakingly scenic bends in the Danube Narrows. Alternately, you may choose a full-day optional excursion to see the highlights of the grand city of Munich or a full-day optional excursion to Nuremberg, one of Germany’s most renowned and intriguing cities. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Saturday, August 27: Depart for USA

After breakfast, disembark and proceed to the airport for your flight home and transportation to Central PA. (Breakfast)

Hotels and itinerary are subject to change at any time without notification and/or compensation.

Tour Activity Level: 3
This tour includes moderate physical activity. The itinerary blends some longer days with shorter days and more leisure time. Walking tours, as well as walking slightly longer distances, up stairs, or on uneven walking surfaces, should be expected.

General Information

Travel Documents 

Original, signed passport valid for 6 months beyond stay, and with at least one blank visa page for visa stamp(s). As of the printing of this brochure all guests are required to obtain an ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) travel authorization for travel to Europe’s Schengen Zone (not included in the price of the trip). Please see your travel professional for more information.

Payment

Deposit of $500 per person will confirm your reservation. Final Payment is due to AAA by August 5, 2021.

Solo Travelers Rewards Club maximum voucher redemption: $100

Cancellation/Penalties

Deposit date to day of departure $25 per person, plus...

From Deposit date-August 4, 2021-$500 per person, plus additional suppliers’ fees
From August 5, 2021-day of departure -Non-Refundable

*Airfare is non-refundable after final payment.

Flight

Air arrangements are handled by the tour operator. Seat assignments cannot be confirmed until the tour operator releases names  to the airlines 30 days prior to departure. Specific seat requests cannot be guaranteed. Some flight schedules may contain share agreements.

Insurance

For your protection AAA recommends travel insurance. Pre-existing medical conditions may be waived with proper coverage if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of initial deposit only. Other conditions may apply; ask your travel agent. AAA recommends Allianz.

Clothing/Climate

Temperatures for this region in August average in the 80s with cooler evenings. Pack for a variety of temperatures. Casual clothes that can be layered work best. Comfortable walking shoes and a small umbrella are recommended. For evening dining, elegant casual wear is suggested.

Baggage

One suitcase per person will be allowed. You may also bring a carry-on bag small enough to fit under your seat. Baggage fees are not included in the price of the trip. Baggage fees and other charges may be directly assessed by airlines or airport.

Travel Assistance

For personal comfort, group participants who need assistance are required to have a traveling companion who is capable of and totally responsible for providing the needed assistance.

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