8 Day Danube Dreams Come True with Diana Gabaldon

A NOVEL VACATION… Bound to be the most memorable trip of 2024 (or a lifetime)!

8 Day Danube Dreams Come True with Diana Gabaldon

Departure Date
April 15, 2024
Multiple Dates Available
Supplier
Avalon Waterways
Destination
Europe
Ship
Impression

Author of the No. 1 New York Times-bestselling OUTLANDER series, Diana Gabaldon, is personally hosting a Storyteller cruise with Avalon Waterways on the Danube River in 2024. It’s your once-in-a-lifetime chance to sail with a small group of fellow fans and get exclusive OUTLANDER insights, with your favorite author…for a week!

Diana Gabaldon has added to the rich tapestry of our lives while also inspiring travel with her stories. In her OUTLANDER series of novels and novellas – now an award-winning series on STARZ – she has brought to life the backdrops of Scotland, North America, France, and Germany as well as dozens of fascinating historical sites across the globe. OUTLANDER can be found in 114 countries and 38 languages, with millions of copies in print worldwide.

On board your Suite Ship, this renowned storyteller will share an inspired cruise – and daily excursions – with an intimate group of her fans, including conducting a book-signing, Q&A, plus countless opportunities to interact at dinners, Happy Hours and while sailing through the winding, bending, picturesque landscapes of Europe.

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Visit Passau, Germany—called the “City of Three Rivers” at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Explore the city with a Local Guide and admire the patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, see the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square that forms the center of the city. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. In Dürnstein, see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, see the most famous sights with a local expert. In your free time stroll along the main shopping street of Váci utca, or take pictures from Fisherman’s Bastion, for the best panoramic views of Budapest.

What's Included?

Your Cruise

  • 8 Day Danube River cruise
  • Taxes

CruisePlus Bonus

  • Travel Credit - Ask us for details! 

Avalon Booking Bonus

  • Excursions and sightseeing - your choice of Classic, Active, or Discovery
  • Flexible dining options from an elegant four-course dinner to a more casual culinary setting
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch & dinner
  • Guided sightseeing by local, English-speaking guides
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • And more!
Cruise Only
Panorama Suite 6139pp
Pricing is per person, in CAD and based on double occupancy. Additional terms & conditions apply.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Europe - Austria - Vienna - Hofburg Palace

Hofburg Palace is a magnificent palatial complex that pays tribute to the power and influence of the Habsburg dynasty and served as the main winter palace for the rulers of the Austro-Hungarian Empire for hundreds of years.

Europe - Hungary - Budapest - Fisherman's Bastion

Built in the early 20th century in a neo-Gothic style, the seven towers were built for the panoramic view of of Margret Island across the Danube. It was named after the Guild of Fisherman, who were responsible for guarding this portion of the Danube during the Middle Ages.

Europe - Hungary - Budapest - Dohany Street Synagogue

The synagogue was built between 1854 and 1859 in the Moorish Revival style, and is one of the largest in the world outside of Isreal. The torah-ark and the internal frescoes made of colored and golden geometric shapes are the works of the famous Hungarian romantic architect Frigyes Feszl.

Itinerary

Day 1 Deggendorf (Embarkation):

Onboard welcome reception; meet special Storyteller Host Diana Gabaldon, best-selling author of the OUTLANDER series of books.

Day 2 Passau:

Choice of guided walk or hike with your Adventure Host; Schlögen Oxbow scenic cruising; onboard book-signing with Storyteller Host Diana Gabaldon

Day 3 Linz:

Guided sightseeing, see Hauptplatz and the Trinity Column

Day 4 Ybbs. Excursion to Melk –Wachau Valley–Dürnstein:

Choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or guided tour in Ybbs with Artstetten Castle visit; cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided walk, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein

Day 5 Vienna:

Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Bratislava:

Choice of guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral or hike to Bratislava Castle with your Adventure Host; plus onboard Q&A with Storyteller Host Diana Gabaldon

Day 7 Budapest:

Scenic cruising into Budapest; choice of guided tour, see Heroes’ Square or hike with your Adventure Host

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation):

Your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary information may change anytime without notice and may not be reflected on this page.

Travel Insurance

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Terms & conditions

New bookings only. Fares are per person in the currency noted (CAD), based on double occupancy, are capacity controlled, subject to availability at the time of booking and may be withdrawn without notice. Optional supplier charges may apply and are not included. Amenities, if offered, are available for the first two in a stateroom only & based on double occupancy unless specifically stated otherwise.

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Offer Last Updated: Nov 22, 2022

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