Exclusive Danube Dreams Hosted River Cruise with Irish Mythen

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    Exclusive Danube Dreams Hosted River Cruise with Irish Mythen

    Photo: Performer Irish Mythen-photography by Lisa MacIntosh

    Exclusive Experience with this unique hosted Avalon Waterways river cruise vacation with Irish Mythen.

    There will be two intimate performances with Irish Mythen during the cruise PLUS a special fundraising event for Pencils for Kids.

    • 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

    Sail Dates: Oct 19-26, 2022

    Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—discovering some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. 

    Video: Irish Mythen live performance of Maria

    Irish Mythen was born in Ireland and now resides in Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada.

    "This Island creates music and musicians, art and artists. I found a shift to take things more seriously when I moved here." And she did just that.

    Her latest release, Little Bones, gained her recognition around the globe, including a 2020 JUNO nomination for Contemporary Roots Album of the Year, seven Music PEI 2020 nominations and two wins — Touring Artist of the Year and Roots Contemporary Recording of the Year, and a Canadian Folk Music Nomination for Solo Artist of the Year. Her previous self-titled album, Irish Mythen, garnered awards and nominations from Music PEI, East Coast Music Association, Folk Alliance International and SOCAN. Write-ups in Australian Guitar Magazine, Rollingstone and a plethora of other print and online media world wide have helped plant Irish firmly on the map of Must-See Artists.

    Irish's live performances are a thing of raw power, emotion and a connection with her audience that just has to be seen to be believed.

    Recent Highlights

    • Juno Awards 2020 - Contemporary Roots Album of the Year nomination
    • Canadian Folk Music Awards 2020 - Solo Artist of the Year winner
    • Music PEI Awards 2020 - nominated in seven categories; two wins
    • Concert at the Sydney Opera House 2017
    • Australian Tour with Melissa Etheridge 2016
    • Saturday night main stage Bluesfest in Australia 2016 and 2017
    • Closing the Philadelphia Folk festival 2016
    • Winner of Roots Album of the year East Coast Music Awards 2016
    • Nominated for international folk artist of the year by FAI 2017

    Vacation Highlights

    • Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
    • Day 2 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes' Square
    • Day 3 Bratislava-Hainburg: Guided sightseeing in Bratislava, visit St. Martin's Cathedral; free time in Hainburg + tonight enjoy our 1st intimate performance with Irish Mythen^
    • Day 4 Vienna: Guided sightseeing
    • Day 5 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Ybbs. Excursion to Melk: Choice of guided walk or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Ybbs city sightseeing or bakery workshop
    • Day 6 Linz: Guided tour + tonight enjoy our  2nd intimate performance with Irish Mythen^
    • Day 7 Passau: Guided tour or guided hike with your Adventure Host
    • Day 8 Deggendorf (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
    *Performance nights may be subject to change

    Meet Your Hosts: Paula and Travis

    Video: An introduction to Paula and Travis-Hosts for Danube Dreams River Cruise with Irish Mythen

    Special Event Onboard-Fundraiser for Pencils for Kids.

    If you would like to get to know Irish Mythen a little more intimately, there will be a special dinner you can purchase a plate for with all funds going to the charity Pencils For Kids.

    More details will be announced onboard.



    Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.



    Photo: Avalon Waterways River Cruise sailing in Hungary

    Day 2 BUDAPEST

    The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

    This afternoon choose among a wide selection 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.


    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Photo: Avalon Waterways Panorama Suite


    Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

    During lunchtime enjoy a short sailing to Hainburg


    Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area.

    Tonight enjoy our 1st intimate performance with Irish Mythen.


    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 4 VIENNA

    Strauss, Schnitzel, Strudel, and Sachertorte

    CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic 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.

    Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

    This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.


    Breakfast Lunch Dinner


    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

    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.

    Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Ybbs.


    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    DISCOVERY This afternoon, learn more about sweet Austrian pastry. A workshop in a local bakery with an expert chef, will let you create your own pastry, fill it and enjoy it as well, OR:

    CLASSIC Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.


    Breakfast Lunch Dinner

    Day 6 LINZ

    Legendary, Lovely Linz

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    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.

    Tonight enjoy our 2nd  intimate performance with Irish Mythen.


    Breakfast Lunch Dinner


    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

    This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk into Passau, the beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” OR:

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River.

    Before sailing to Deggendorf, 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.


    Breakfast Lunch Dinner


    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    Flights should not leave Munich airport before Noon.


    Image: Map of Danube Dreams river cruise itinerary with Avalon Waterways

    Cabin Upgrade Costs

    Category D: +$249

    Category B: +$1,399

    Category A: +$1,449

    Category P: +$1,599

    Royal Suite: +$2,899

    Add 2 nights in Prague post cruise: + $709 per person

    $9 pre-paid gratuities extra with Prague extension

    Photo: Visiting downtown Prague (part of the extension option available)

    Transfer to Regensburg, guided sightseeing; Travel by MotorCoach to Prague
    Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
    CLASSIC: Join a Guided City Walk in Regensburg and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
    Take free time to enjoy a hearty lunch and a local beer, then step back in time through historic lanes and squares of today’s modern and vibrant Regensburg. 
    Continue on to the Golden City of Prague.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine
    CLASSIC: Take a Guided City Walk to visit Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.
    Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. Mingle with the locals and be mesmerized by street performers in Wenceslas Square, or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge.
    Meals: Breakfast

    Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
    Meals: Breakfast
    POST Cruise Extension: October 26 - 28, 2022
    2 Nights in Prague: Add $709.00 per person $9 pre-paid gratuities extra with Prague extension - Request at time of booking

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    *Featured price is per person, cruise only, based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated, and includes taxes and fees (port charges and the Avalon $950 per person discount. Book a select 2022 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $950 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between January 5 and Nov 1, 2021 for travel at select times in 2022. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit and Peace of Mind Credit. Applies to new 2022 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. Group Code WBD21019 7-Day Cruise Group Code WBDE21019--extension to Prague

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