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Your Cruising Itinerary
Day 1: Bucharest
Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athenée Palace Hilton hotel (or similar) for one night.
Day 2: Bucharest - Fetesti (Embark) - Guided Sightseeing
On your included tour of Bucharest this morning, see the main sights including Royal Palace Square, the scene of riots in 1989, that led to the collapse of the communist dictatorship. Later, drive to Oltenita, where your ship is docked. (B,D)
Cruise Day 3: St Gheorghe - Excursion To Danube Delta; Km 0 Celebration
Dock in St Gheorghe. Take an excursion into the Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved of Europe’s deltas. This area hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 species of freshwater fish. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 4: Cernavoda - Excursion To Constanta; Visit The National History & Archaeological Museum
From Cernavoda an excursion takes you to Constanta on the Black Sea Coast, the most important commercial centre in Romania. A visit to the Natural History and Archaeological Museum is included. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 5: Rousse - Visit Veliko Târnovo, Arbanassi; Or Rousse
Dock this morning in Rousse, Bulgaria’s largest inland port. Today’s excursion visits the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo before contining to the historic village of Arbanassi to visit the Church of the Nativity. Alternatively, join a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 6: VIidin. Excursion To Belogradchik
A leisurely morning of sailing before arriving in Vidin, whose medieval fortress is the town’s primary landmark. In nearby Belogradchik, view the rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 7: Iron Gates Gorge - Excursion To Lepenski Vir
Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological exhibition Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage dividing Europe’s Alps from the Carpathians. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 8: Belgrade - Guided Sightseeing, Visit Kalemegdan Fortress
Arrive in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local guide will show you its main sights, including St. Sava, the world’s largest orthodox church. Also visit the city’s principal landmark, Kalemegdan Fortress. This evening, set sail for Vukovar in Croatia. (B,L,D)
Cruise DAY 9: Mohács - Excursion To Pécs With Local Guide
Arrive in Mohács, the fi rst stop in Hungary. An included excursion takes you to Pécs. Established by the Romans in the 2nd century, this was a fl ourishing and important town for Christianity by the 4th century. (B,L,D)
Cruise DAY 10: Budapest - Guided Sightseeing
Hungary’s capital is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. On an included tour with your local guide, see Heroes Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 11: Budapest - Vienna
A day for relaxing on board and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Danube. This evening, arrive in Vienna, where an optional concert is available during your stay. (B,L,D)
Cruise DAY 12: Vienna
Vienna is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral, plus other sights you will see during an included city sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)
Cruise DAY 13: Dürnstein - Guided Walk In Dürnstein, Benedictine Abbey And Wine Tasting
Dürnstein is right in the heart of the Wachau wine region and was where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Sail the picturesque Wachau Valley and arrive in Melk in the early afternoon. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 14: Passau - Optional Excursion To Salzburg Or Cesky Krumlov
Choose from a full-day optional excursion to either Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights, or medieval Ceský Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively stay on board and cruise to Passau. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 15: Regensburg Guided Walk; Beer Tasting
Explore Regensburg on a guided walk. The city dates back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC and is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights include the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. (B,L,D)
Cruise Day 16: Roth - Nuremberg - Choice Of Roth Or Nuremberg Sightseeing
Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of nearby Nuremberg, once the unoffi cial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and its medieval fortifi cations, extraordinary gothic churches and Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle). Alternatively join a guided tour of Roth, a beautiful Bavarian town with half-timbered houses. (B,L,D)
Day 17: Nuremberg (Disembark) - Prague
Disembark and drive to Prague, the ‘Golden City’. (B)
Day 18: Prague - Guided Sightseeing
A local guide will introduce you to the best of Prague, including the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. (B)
Day 19: Prague
A free day to explore the city at your own pace. (B)
Day 20: Prague
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
SUITE SHIPS - PASSION, ILLUMINATION
Another exciting addition to the Avalon fleet, brand new Suite Ship Avalon Passion launched in April 2016. Avalon Passion provides an intimate, welcoming atmosphere and feature two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall Panoramic Windows that transform your stateroom into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Presenting a spacious 200 square feet each, every Panorama Suite is 30% larger than industry standard and includes a tranquil, private sitting area. On-board amenities include free Wi-Fi access, state-of-the-art equipment and a large Sky Deck with shade system and delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches.
The Avalon Illumination is an impressive ship, launched in June 2014. Constructed to deliver a river cruising experience like no other, Avalon Illumination is an innovatively designed 'Suite Ship', offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Illumination was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and chic, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.
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Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - From the Danube Delta to Prague
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Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 ref: TR55A
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Suite Ships: Passion, Illumination - Departures:
Bucharest - Prague
June 14; July 26; August 23; September 20
Prices above are a ‘guide from’ price from London Heathrow, based on two adults sharing a room and are subject to change and availability. Flights are also available from a range of UK regional airports.If you would like to Cruise Only and just join the cruise part of the itinerary, please call for details. Prices are based on live flight pricing, when available, in order to give you the best price and flight options.The latest prices will be confirmed to you before you book. For holiday information call reservations. Offers are subject to availability and may be subject to change. Prices and dates shown are taken from the Avalon Waterways brochure. Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability. All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways terms and conditions
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From the Danube Delta to Prague
7% discount - 20 days
Your discount prices start from only £4650
This luxury Avalon Waterways river cruising holiday is a fascinating cruise beginning in Bucharest where there is a guided sightseeing tour before joining your cruise ship. You will visit Constanta on the Black Sea coast and cruise across the border into Bulgaria, then cruise through the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates Gorge and visit the vibrant European capitals of Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna - the ‘City of Music’. Sightseeing in Passau, sample local beer in medieval Regensbur, see Dürnstein’s famed Stiftskirche and savour wine tasting in Melk. Disembark in Nuremberg and travel to Prague for a three night stay packed full of guided and freestyle sightseeing.
Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A to book this wonderful 20 day From the Danube Delta to Prague river cruise holiday. All departure dates come with a 7% discount saving when you book direct.
Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote Ref: TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price.
Included Avalon advantages
- Personal airport chauffeur service (within 100 miles*) - see below
- Flights from London (regional flights available)
- 15 nights in deluxe stateroom accommodation
- 4 nights in hotels with breakfast
- All meals on board (B,L,D)
- Tea & coffee all day
- Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
- Included excursions and guided sightseeing
- Experienced Cruise Director
- Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
- Captain’s reception, Welcome & Farewell Dinners
- On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
- All transfers, port charges and airport taxes
Every meal is part of the journey
With Avalon Choice®, mealtimes will be a highlight of your journey. Beginning with fresh, quality ingredients and incredible recipes, their expert chefs will ensure you look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port.
With open seating throughout, sit down to delicious dishes inspired by the regions you travel through, or opt for favourites you’re more familiar with at home.
With mouth-watering buffet breakfasts and lunches, à la carte waiter service at dinner and gala meals, al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro and light dinners in the Panorama Bistro, the choice of dining options is yours.
Think healthy food should also taste good? Avalon do, too. And while Avalon cruises have always provided a selection of nutritious, delicious recipes, this year, theye’re really raising the bar with Avalon Fresh. They’ve teamed up with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars, the Wrenkh brothers, to design an exciting collection of wholesome menu items so mouth- watering, you won’t believe they’re healthy. Avalon focus on fresh, local ingredients from small farms and producers comes together with a splash of innovation that will leave you feeling great. They also cater for a range of dietary requirements and offer gluten-free options.
Flexible travel options
Fly from your local airport
Avalon offers more regional airports than any other river cruise operator. So no matter where you are in the UK, your personal Avalon chauffeur will whisk you off to the airport and collect you again at the end of your trip.
Relaxing rail connections
Book with Avalon and you’ll have the option to arrive at your river cruise departure point by train. Many of our itineraries offer rail connections to Paris, Amsterdam, Zürich, Vienna and beyond. What better way to start a relaxing holiday? Bypass the airport and admire the passing scenery, with plenty of space to move around.
Your holiday, your way
• Take the train to your cruise departure point and fly home at the end
• Spend a night or two in London before joining the Eurostar service at St Pancras International
• How about a few nights in Paris, or another European city, en-route to your cruise?
• Upgrade your rail or flight tickets to make your holiday that little bit more special
Private chauffeur service
A private, chauffeur-driven executive car will take you to and from your international departure point. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver. This service is included at no extra cost if you live within 100 miles of your chosen international departure point (*if you live more than 100 miles away, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.70 per car, per mile).