Menu Search Text Size: - | +

Danube Dreams

Avalon Waterways

Danube Dreams

7% discount - 10 days

Your discount prices start from only £2139

Your 10 day Danube Avalon Waterways holiday begins with two nights in Prague with time to explore the city on a guided tour. Embark your Avalon river cruise ship in Passau, bound for Budapest. Cruise the Danube, visiting wine-growing regions, tranquil towns and medieval castles perched on the river banks. There’s beer tasting in Engelhartszell and guided sightseeing tours in Linz and the resort town of Grein. Explore pretty little Weissenkirchen in the Wachau Valley or join a tasting of Wachau wines. Visit St Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and conclude your holiday with an overnight stay in the vibrant city of Budapest.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A to book this delightful 10 day Danube Dreams cruise. All departure dates come with a 7% discount saving when you book direct. 

Danube Dreams
Your Cruising Itinerary

Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Prague

Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton Prague (or similar) for two nights

Day 2: Prague - guided sightseeing

See Prague’s best-known treasures on a guided walking tour, including the Old Town’s astronomical clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Mingle with locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll alongside the Vltava River. (B)

Cruise Day 3: Prague - Passau (Embark)

Drive to Passau, where your cruise ship is docked. (B,D)

Cruise Day 4: Passau - Engelhartszell - Guided Sightseeing In Passau; Beer Tasting In Engelhartszell

Join your local guide for a walking tour through Passau, a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Stop in Engelhartszell and become acquainted with some delicious Austrian beers. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 5: Linz - Linz Guided Sightseeing 

In Linz enjoy a guided tour visiting the 13th-century Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, and the Trinity Column, built in 1723 as thanks for the city escaping the ravages of the plague, war and fire. Later wander around the old castle grounds and take in the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-gothic New Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 6: Grein - Weissenkirchen - Guided Walk In Grein, Visit The Historical Theatre; Guided Walk In Weissenkirchen

Grein is nestled at the foot of a bluff in the shadow of its castle. Visit its unique historical theatre, the oldest in Austria still holding regular performances. Sail into the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop in Weissenkirchen (‘White Church’) for a guided walk. Whilst sailing, be sure to look out for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche of Dürnstein, with its blue façade. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 7: Vienna - Guided Sightseeing

Vienna inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the impressive neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral on your included city tour. (B,L,D)

Cruise Day 8: Bratislava - Guided Sightseeing

At the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains is Bratislava, the dynamic capital of Slovakia. Sightseeing with a local guide will introduce you to the charming Old Town and its Town Hall, one of the oldest stone buildings in the city. Also visit the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries. (B,L,D)

Cruise DAY 9: Budapest - Guided Sightseeing

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. Today’s guided city tour takes in the massive hilltop castle complex, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Later explore at your own pace, perhaps strolling across the famed Chain Bridge, a symbol of Budapest built in 1849 that connects ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. (B,L,D)

DAY 10: Budapest (Disembark) 

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

This itinerary is also available from Budapest to Prague

Your ships

Your ships

 

SUITE SHIPS - VISTA, PANORAMA, PASSION, IMPRESSION, ILLUMINATION, EXPRESSION

Avalon Vista delivers a river cruising experience like no other. As one of Avalon Waterways' innovatively designed 'Suite Ships', Avalon Vista offers two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Vista was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

Launched in May 2011, Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry, an impressive 'Suite Ship' featuring two full decks of Panorama suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows and open-air balconies, as well as upgrades and enhancements throughout the ship and a host of new onboard facilities and services. Every Panorama suite is a remarkably spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. The suites' full-size seating area is ideal for quiet moments to yourself, or is spacious enough to host a private cocktail party for new found friends. The cleverly designed positioning of the bed means you will wake up and retire to bed facing the magnificent passing landscapes.

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.

Launched in March 2014, Avalon Impression, an impressive, ultra-modern ship featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Avalon Impression was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and chic, contemporary décor. 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.

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. 

Launched in 2013, Avalon Expression is constructed to deliver a river cruising experience like no other. Avalon Expression 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™. Designed with superior comfort in mind, Avalon Expression offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

AFFINITY CLASS - LUMINARY

Launched in 2010, the Avalon Luminary is designed to be smaller than traditional river cruise ships, for ease of navigation on intricate waterways. Embodying Avalon's distinguished reputation for modern technology, stylish interiors and chic, spacious public areas, MS Avalon Luminary accommodates just 138 passengers in 69 comfortable, well-equipped staterooms and suites. As with all of the river cruise ships in the Avalon fleet, Avalon Luminary's staterooms are amongst the largest available on any European river cruise ships. Well-equipped and decorated to hotel room standards, almost every stateroom has floor to ceiling sliding glass windows and a French balcony, so you never have to miss the beautiful, ever-changing views. The Sky Deck, with its sun beds and whirlpool bath, is the perfect place socialise and meet friends while the rear lounge provides a tranquil oasis in which to unwind and relax. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

Request a brochure for more information on the cruise ships and Avalon

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Danube Dreams

Departure Dates & Prices 2017 - Danube Dreams

Avalon Cuises brochure prices in Black
Travel 55 discount prices in Red
Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 ref: TR55A

Departure dates

Cat E prices from

Departure dates

Cat E prices from

April

£2399
£2232

September

£2699
£2511

May

£2699
£2511

October

£2299
£2139

Suite Ships: Vista, Panorama, Passion, Impression, Illumination, Expression - Departures

Prague - Budapest - April 9, 23; May 3, 17; October 29

Affinity Class: Luminary - Departures: 

Prague - Budapest -  September 30

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 prefer not to fly, we can arrange travel by train. Prices are based on live flight pricing, when available, in order to give you the best price and flight options. If you would like to ‘Cruise Only’ and just join the cruise part of the itinerary, please call for details.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

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website 
Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Category

Deck

Affinity class

Suite ships

D

Indigo

-

£140

B

Sapphire

£455

£780

A

Sapphire

£475

£825

P

Royal

£565

£900

Suite

Royal

£999

£1390

Avalon Waterways

Danube Dreams

7% discount - 10 days

Your discount prices start from only £2139

Your 10 day Danube Avalon Waterways holiday begins with two nights in Prague with time to explore the city on a guided tour. Embark your Avalon river cruise ship in Passau, bound for Budapest. Cruise the Danube, visiting wine-growing regions, tranquil towns and medieval castles perched on the river banks. There’s beer tasting in Engelhartszell and guided sightseeing tours in Linz and the resort town of Grein. Explore pretty little Weissenkirchen in the Wachau Valley or join a tasting of Wachau wines. Visit St Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and conclude your holiday with an overnight stay in the vibrant city of Budapest.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel 55 ref: TR55A to book this delightful 10 day Danube Dreams cruise. 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. 

Request a Brochure

Group Organisers

Included Avalon advantages

Included Avalon advantages

  • Personal airport chauffeur service (within 100 miles*) - see below
  • Flights from London (regional flights available)
  • 7 nights in deluxe stateroom accommodation
  • 2 nights in a hotel 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

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.

 

Private chauffeur service

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).

Flexible travel 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