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.
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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
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