Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Budapest, Hungary  

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.
Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

Spend free time strolling along the cobblestone streets, browsing art galleries, sipping coffee, and sampling
sweets before boarding your Danube cruise for a welcome dinner this evening.

Evening/overnight cruise to Bratislava. (D)

Day 2: Bratislava, Slovakia - castles, vineyards, and cosmopolitan culture

  • Classic: Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Kingdom of Hungary’s centuriesold coronation church, OR 
  • Active: Grab Nordic walking sticks and follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a Hike to Bratislava Castle.

Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment by local musicians.

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Melk. (B,L,D)

Day 3: Melk, Austria - ornate architecture and scenic splendours awaken the imagination and the senses

  • Classic: Join a morning Guided Sightseeing Tour of Melk’s 11th-century Benedictine Abbey. Explore its frescoes, statues, library, and spectacular pipe organ in the monastery’s lofty perch above the Danube.

Take a relaxing break on the Sky Deck as you sail through awe-inspiring views through the Wachau Valley and the wine region surrounding Dürnstein.

Dürnstein - idyllic vistas and vneyards beyond the blue stiftskirche

  • Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a hike up the hillside to castle ruins for breathtaking views.

Spend free time in Dürnstein at your leisure or biking through the vineyards in the Wachau Valley. Overnight cruise to Vienna. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Vienna (disembarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. Flights should not leave Vienna airport before 8 am.

There is a reverse course option with this cruise - Vienna to Budapest

Day 1, Vienna (Embarkation); Day 2, Melk–Wachau Valley–Dürnstein; Day 3, Bratislava; Day 4, Budapest (Disembarkation), your cruise ends this morning. Add Vienna and/or Budapest to your cruise.

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. 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.

Departure dates and prices 2020 - A Taste of the Danube : 7% discount on all dates

Avalon brochure price in black from £840
Travel 55 discount price in red from £782
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0330 808 5036 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A

Budapest tro Vienna : tour code WBV - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Price from Dates Price from
May 8 £1182
Oct 15 £977
Jun 10 £1182
Nov 11, 24, 30* £840
Sep 8 £1182
Vienna to Budapest : tour code WVB- cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Price from Dates Price from
May 11 £1182
Oct 18 £977
July 13 £1182
Nov 22, 27* £840
Sep 11 £1182

*Special Interest Cruises: Festive Nov 27 & Nov 30 Prices shown above are for the cruise only. This means you have the freedom to arrange your own flights and transfers to suit your needs. Alternatively we can take care of everything for you. Complete holiday price including flights, transfers and private home pick-up service (within 100 miles) from £1,461pp - based on Nov 11 departure from London Gatwick. Sailing on Avalon Suite Ships® Envision, Imagery II, Passion, Visionary. Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included. Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available. Note: responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

†From price based on cruise without flights and transfers, Nov 11 departure. All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck

Upgrade pricing:

Category/deck - E Indigo nil : D Indigo £64 : B Sapphire £364 :  A Sapphire £386 : P Royal £429 : Royal Suite Royal Deck £729

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. 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

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
A Taste of the Danube

4 days

Your discount prices start from only £782 - 7% discount

Cruise the Danube from Budapest to Vienna to experience history, art, music and beautiful scenery.

There is a reverse cruise option with this cruise - call for details of itinerary.

Call Avalon Waterways direct on 0330 808 5036 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55A to book this delightful 4 day A Taste of the Danube 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 0330 808 5036  and quote code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Included for every Avalon guest

  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep. (See deck plans for additional stateroom amenities.)
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions 
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
  • Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board 
  • Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Your choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations. In addition to included ACTIVE , DISCOVERY and CLASSIC activities, Avalon offer Guided Optional Excursions with options to personalise your experience even more. And they are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.


  • Visit one of Austria’s most magnificent monasteries on a guided sightseeing tour of the spectacular 11th-century Benedictine Abbey in Melk.
  • Take advantage of free time to bike past vineyards in the Wachau Valley.

Onboard dining offerings and choices

Welcome and farewell cocktails with sparkling wine and canapes

Daily full breakfast buffet with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items, and complimentary sparkling wine and juices

Choice of daily early-riser and late-riser continental breakfasts

Daily lunch buffet with pasta & carving stations and complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks

Choice of alternative fare at the Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) or light lunch in the Panorama Lounge

Enjoy our Panorama Bistro for a casual dinner option with a buffet of select dishes and beverages

Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats and sandwiches

Daily four-course à la carte dinners in the main dining room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts or cheese, after-dinner premium coffees or tea, and complimentary wine (including from the region), beer, and soft drinks

Private home pick up service

Your Avalon experience begins long before you reach the ship. Fom the moment you close your front door, their private pick-up service will arrive to take you to the airport (within 100 miles) in air-conditioned comfort in plenty of time for your flight.

Your driver will load and unload your luggage for you, so you can make your way to the departure lounge feeling relaxed. And when you return, a driver will be waiting for you in arrivals, ready to load your bags and take you back home again.


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