Your Cruising Itinerary Danube Dreams

Day 1:  Germany - Deggendorf (Embarkation) 

Welcome to Germany! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Flights into Munich must arrive by 2pm. 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 -  Schlögen Oxbow - go for Baroque in Passau – where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet

  • Classic: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
  • Active: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along the Ilz River.

Spend a little free time before sailing to Linz to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal.

This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

Overnight docking in Linz. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3: Linz, Asutria - fall in love with Linz – legendary art, nusic, and the linzer torte! 

  • 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 Český Krumlov. Alternatively, feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, 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

  • 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.

Durnstein - fairytale castles, kings, and cobblestones

  • Classic: Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, OR:
  • Actrive: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

Overnight cruise to Vienna. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Vienna - Strauss, schnitzel, strudel, and sachertorte 

  • 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.

You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy.

In your free time why not stroll through 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 authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel.

Later this evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Overnight docking in Vienna. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Hainburg, Austria

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

Bratislavia, Slovakia

  • Classic: Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Overnight cruise to Budapest. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Budapest, Hungary - the pearl of the Danube in the heart of Europe  

  • 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 holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Meals included: Breakfast

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Departure dates and prices 2021 Danube Dreams : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Avalon to add flights

Avalon brochure price in black from £1710

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1591

Telephone Avalon on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

 

Cruise from Deggendorf to Budapest : tour code WDB - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Royal Suite Panorama Suite Delux Stateroom
April 16
SOLD OUT £2304
£2143
£1799
£1674
May 12 £4497
£4183
£3647
£3392
£2748
£2556
May 28 SOLD OUT £2748
£2556
£2223
£2068
June 17 SOLD OUT £3138
£2919
£2338
£2175
June 23
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£2525
£2189
£2036
July 1
£3445
£3204
£2646
£2461
£2270
£2112
July 21 SOLD OUT £2646
£2461
£2121
£1973
August 4, 11, 18
£3445
£3204
£2646
£2461
£2121
£1973
September 3, 15 £3718
£3458
£2919
£2715
£2394
£2227
September 29
SOLD OUT £2919
£2715
£2543
£2365
October 6
SOLD OUT £2919
£2715
£2543
£2365
October 11
£3582
£3332
£2783
£2589
£2258
£2100
October 13 £3513
£3268
£2714
£2525
£2189
£2036
November 3
£3034
£2822
£2235
£2079
£1710
£1591

Prices include daily excursions, full-board dining and gratuities but exclude flights. Book your flights with us and we'll also include overseas transfers and ATOL protection. 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

8 days Danube Cruise

2021 discount prices from £1591

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Visit Passau, Germany—called the “City of Three Rivers” at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Take a guided walking tour to admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square. Enjoy the magnificent views as your Danube River cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stops include Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna, the “City of Music,” makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and take time to explore on your own. In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, take a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and to the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest, the vibrant capital of Hungary, a local expert shows you all the must-see sights. Then to round out this timeless European river cruise, take a stroll along Váci utca—the main shopping street, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion for the best panoramic views of Budapest. This Danube River cruise explores the legendary beauty and remarkable destinations you’ll never forget.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 to book this delightful 8 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 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Your Ship - Avalon Passion

We're so passionate about our Suite Ships®, we christened one the Avalon Passion. Joining our fleet of Suite Ships® in 2016, the Passion graces Europe's waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver. Passengers board their home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM. Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion's Panorama SuitesSM are 30% larger than the industry standard. It's the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort CollectionSM bed with the world at your feet. Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, 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. Pack your own passions and cruise your way on the Avalon Passion.

Avalon Passion

Book your cruise with or without flights

Cruise prices are shown without flights included in case you wish to book them separately, or aren't ready to return home when you disembark! Or we can book your flights for you from most UK airports, with overseas transfers and ATOL protection included. The choice is yours!

Your choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations.

In addition to included Active, Discovery, and Classic excursions and activities, they offer Guided Optional Excursions designed to personalize your experience even more. And they are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

Discovery

Join a Guided Tour in Vienna to see a centuries-old collection of more than 2,100 artifacts belonging to the royalty of Habsburg empire. • Take a Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart. • Spend some active free time going on a local hike or take a bike from the ship to explore the countryside.

Vienna


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