Save $1,900CAD Per Couple on 2022 Danube Dreams with Chef Vikram Vij

    2022 Departure | 8-Days | Deggendorf to Budapest | Offer expires August 23, 2021

    Save $1,900CAD Per Couple on 2022 Danube Dreams with Chef Vikram Vij with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $3,643CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is per person, cruise only, in Canadian dollars based on double occupancy, on the departure date indicated, Cabin Category E, and includes all taxes and fees and the Avalon $950 per person discount.)

    Savings: $950CAD Per Person

    Voyage Departure: July 28, 2022

    Video: More in View. More to Do. Avalon Waterways®.


    • Chef Vikram will have a book signing and two cooking demonstrations onboard

    Photo: Chef Vikram Vij

    Wind and bend your way through Chef Vikram Vij’s roots and Danube Dreams. Foodies throughout Canada know him as a Dragon (“Dragon’s Den”), cookbook author and internationally recognized, Indian-born Canadian chef. But when Chef Vikram Vij arrived on Austrian soil in the 1980s, his dream was to learn the art of cooking from European chefs. The tricks and techniques he cultivated then have inspired his award-winning creations today – from using regional specialties to infuse international flavours into his Indian dishes to their creative and colourful presentation. Now, he’s inviting like-minded travellers to join him as he returns to the Danube’s shores to revisit his Danube Dreams of becoming an internationally renowned chef on an aptly named cruise.

    Photo: Map of Danube Dreams with Chef Vikram Vij (Eastbound) Itinerary

    Danube Dreams with Chef Vikram Vij (Eastbound) Itinerary:

    Day 1: Deggendorf, Germany (Embarkation)

    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board.

    Evening cruise to Passau

    Meals included: Dinner

    Day 2: Passau - Schlogen Oxbow

    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River, OR: Classic: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers. Before sailing to Linz, 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. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlögen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Overnight docking in Linz

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 3: Linz

    Legendary and Lovely Linz. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. 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.

    Evening/Overnight cruise to Ybbs

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 4: Ybbs - Excursion to Melk-Wachau Valley

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


    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins. 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, OR: Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    Overnight cruise to Vienna

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite (Category B, A, P)

    Day 5: Vienna

    Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube. Active: Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR: Classic: Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. Spend free time strolling on the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    Overnight docking in Vienna

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 6: Hainburg

    Natural Beauty in Austria. Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area. During lunchtime enjoy a short cruise to Bratislava.


    Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle. Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: 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.

    Overnight cruise to Budapest

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 7: Budapest

    War Heroes and Hot Water. Active: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR: Classic: Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer 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.

    Overnight docking in Budapest

    Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 8: Budapest (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Don't miss sailing the Danube with Chef Vikram Vij! Offer expires August 23, 2021!

    Terms And Conditions

    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 August 23, 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.

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