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 

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)

Day 3: Prague - Deggendorf (Embark)

Guided sightseeing in Regensburg before arriving in Deggendorf, where your cruise ship is docked. (B,D)

Day 4: Passau 

Join your local guide for a walking tour through Passau, a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses dominated by St Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian Baroque architecture. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Linz 

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)

CDay 6: Melk - Durnstein

Join a guided tour of the magnificient 11th-century Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Dominating the town from its commanding hill site, it is one of the Europe’s largest monasteries. The abbey church houses stunning frescoed ceilings and the view from the terrace overlooking the Danube is magnificient. Head into the heart of the Wachau valley wine region. On a guided walking tour, explore Durnstein, known for its magnificient Baroque Stiftskirche and the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Vienna 

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)

Day 8: Bratislava 

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)

DAY 9: Budapest 

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 Suite ships

Avalon Panorama accommodates 166 passengers. A unique Suite Ship, it was the first of its kind in the industry with two full decks of suites featuring a wall-to-wall panoramic window that transforms the living space into a unique 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 clever positioning of the bed ensures superb river views when you wake and retire.

Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon Suite Ship which accommodates 128 passengers. With two full decks of suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique open-air balconies. A contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Artistry II offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail, as well as elegant dining and chic, minimalist decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, comfort, views and design, an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window, and measures a spacious 200 square feet. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

Avalon Expression is an innovatively designed Suite Ship which accommodates 166 passengers and offers 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. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Impression accommodates 166 passengers and features two full decks of Panorama Suites, each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows. At 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the unique opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a fitness centre, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro.

The Avalon Passion accommodates 166 passengers and features two full decks of Panorama Suites. With wall-to-wall panoramic windows that transform into a unique open-air balcony, the suites are the ideal setting for stretching out and relaxing or even throwing a private cocktail party for up to six adults in the spacious sitting area. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access and complimentary computer use in public areas, a fitness centre, a hair salon, lift, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

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

Departure dates and prices 2018 - Danube Dreams : 7% discount on all dates

Avalon brochure price from £1949
Travel 55 discount price from £1813
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A

Avalon access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown above is a guide at the time of going to print, based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 4 April 2018. Please call Avalon to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point. Prices are per person, £1949 is based on a Category E Stateroom. Call Avalon for stateroom upgrade prices.

Suite ship departures: Artistry II, Expression, Impression, Panorama, Passion

Budapest – Prague: April 12, 13, 26; May 25; October 9, 24; November 2.
Prague – Budapest : April 4, 17, 19; May 18, 30; July 20; September 21; October 29.

All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & 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

Avalon Waterways
Danube Dreams

10 days

Your discount prices start from only £1813 - 7% discount

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 Deggendorf, bound for Budapest but not before a day of discovery amongst Passau’s maze of cobbled streets. Cruise the Danube, visiting wine-growing regions, tranquil towns and medieval castles perched on the river banks. Explore pretty little Dürnstein 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 vibrant Budapest.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote the Travel code 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 code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Extend your holiday - 2 nights in Berlin

Why not add a two-night stay in Berlin before the cruise. You will have time to relax or to explore this vibrant city on a guided sightseeing tour, including the restored Reichstag building, Charlottensburg Palace and the elegant Kurfurstendamm. Enjoy also a guided walk of Dresden. Visit the courtyard of Zwinger Palace to admire its impressive architecture, see the magnificient Semper Opera and enjoy free time before arriving to Prague.

The Avalon difference

Travel made easy from the moment you leave home
The Avalon included private home pick-up service will take you to your chosen local airport or Eurostar terminal, within 100 miles of your home.
Waking up to the ultimate view from your bed
In a luxuriously comfortable stateroom, the majority of which have wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Attention to detail on board and ashore
Whether it’s the luxury toiletries in your bathroom or the view you wake up to in the morning, Avalon believe the finer points of your holiday are important.
An intimate and cultured experience
Avalon ships have more space and fewer people than other operators, with entertainment, expert talks and attentive, unobtrusive service at all times.
Deluxe dining
A relaxed, full-board experience of mouth-watering regional dishes, wine and beer with lunch and dinner, and the freedom to choose where and what you eat.
Accessible adventures, whenever you want them
Fascinating excursions are included in every port of call and, with Avalon Choice, you decide when and how to join them. Active Discovery cruises offer a mix of more hands-on activities, from learning the Viennese waltz to exploring an ice cave. Alternatively, should you wish to explore on your own, each ship is equipped with bicycles and Nordic walking poles.
Authentic experiences
Get closer to your destination with the Avalon Cruise Director and expert guides. Their Local Favourites give you the chance to get a rewarding glimpse of local tradition by exploring unique and out-of-the-way places.
No extra costs
Gratuities, transfers and port charges are all included in the price of your holiday.
Journeys Club
Avalon complimentary membership scheme which includes repeat traveller discounts and a range of exclusive promotions and special offers.

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service - Avalon aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with their included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost. 

Fly from your local airport - Avalon are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Call Avalon for details.

No-fly holidays - Avalon know that flying isn’t for everyone. That’s why they have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfleet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over two hours.

Tailor your travel - On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish:

Pre and post holiday hotel stays - why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? Avalon work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.

Too many hotel nights - some of their holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, they can just book the cruise portion for you.

Make your own way - the brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take their package. Avalon give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.

Under your own arrangements - if you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with Avalon, they’ll happily extend your flights for you.
Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.


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