Cruise itinerary

Day 1: Amsterdam, Holland (embarkation)

Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. 
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof—with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam—with its many cafés and art galleries. 

Overnight docking in Amsterdam. D

Day 2: Amsterdam

Canals of Colorful Amsterdam

ClassicExplore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Cologne. B,L,D

Day 3: Cologne, Germany

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

Join your Adventure Host for today’s special activities.

Active - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure, OR;

Discovery - Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites, OR;

ClassicTake a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral

Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager—locally brewed for over 100 years!

This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

Overnight cruise to Rudesheim. B,L,D

Day 4: Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.

Active - Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

Discovery - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Miltenberg. B,L,D

Day 5: Miltenberg

Beauty on the Main River

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

Classic -Join a Guided Walking Tour of Miltenberg, a showcase of medieval half-timber homes and home to Germany’s oldest inn .

Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

Evening/overnight cruise to Wurzburg. B,L,D

Day 6: Wurzburg

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

Classic - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Enjoy the city on your own or visit a local winery.

Overnight docking in Wurzburg. B,L,D

Day 7: Volkach

Storybook Settings

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

Sail to Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity.

Active - Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic - Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and cobblestoned streets

Evening/overnight cruise to Bamberg. B,L,D

Day 8: Bamberg

The City of Seven Hills

Active - Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic - Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Roth. B,L,D

Day 9: Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Legends and History Lessons

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

Active - Explore Roth's Lauter valley with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic - Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR;

Classic - Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;

Classic - Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

Discovery - Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Regensburg. B,L,D

Day 10: Regensburg

Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

Active - Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic - Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

Evening/overnight cruise to Passau. B,L,D

Day 11: Passau - Linz, Austria

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

Classic - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.

Linz, Austria

Legendary, Lovely Linz

This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board

Overnight cruise to Melk. B,L,D

Day 12: Melk - Wachau Valley - Vienna

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

Active - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a walk along the Danube river and around Melk., OR:

Classic - Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.

Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon.

Vienna

Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening..

Overnight docking in Vienna. B,L,D

Day 13: Vienna

Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions

Active - Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

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.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg family or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava.

Consider a tram ride to Vienna’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby.

Later, enjoy live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

Evening/overnight cruise to Budapest. B,L,D

Day 14: Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube

Active - Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:

Classic - Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes’ Square

This afternoon choose among the Optional Guided Excursions available or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.

Overnight docking in Budapest. B,L,D

Day 15: Budapest (disembarkation)

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. B

Air arrangements

Hassle free complete holiday booking

Rather than spending hours researching flights to coordinate with your holiday start and end dates, let Avalon handle the details. When they book your flights, if there are any changes to your holiday schedule, they make the air changes for you (subject to airline revision fees and/or airline-imposed change or cancellation fees).

As a completely independent travel company, they have no ties to any one airline. Avalon negotiate the lowest possible airfares with the world's finest carriers on your behalf. Plus, Avalon’s buying power means generally better rates for you. 

Departure dates and prices 2024 - 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers

Avalon brochure price in black from £4450

Travel 55 discount price in red from £4139

Telephone Avalon on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Cruise WAB Amsterdam to Budapest. The price listed does not include your airfare, taxes or fees, call Avalon for a quote. Don't forget to quote TRAVEL55 for your 7% discount off cruise only price
Dates 2024
Avalon Ship Prices from Dates 2024
Avalon Ship Prices from
May 24
Impression £5100
£4743
September 4
Imagery II
£5175
£4813
June 19
Imagery II
£4925
£4581
September 26
Envision
£4925
£4581
July 2
Illumination
£4525
£4209
October 17
Imagery II
£4775
£4441
August 10
Passion
£4450
£2003

Prices above do not include international air travel. To add flights and overseas transfers to your holiday, please call Cosmos. Prices are per person, based on double room occupancy. Extra nights before and after your tour may be available, call Cosmos. Please see Cosmos Terms & Conditions  for further details. 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
Magnificent Europe - River Main Cruise Holidays

7% discount on cruise price - 15 Days

2024 prices from only £4139

Winding across Central Germany, the Main River is formed by the joining of the Red Main and the White Main, meeting the Rhine River at the town of Mainz. The Main-Danube canal, which joins the Main River and Danube River, stretches for a length of 106 miles from Bamberg to Regensburg, with a total of 16 locks, making it possible to travel via river cruise ship from the North Sea to the Black Sea.

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and in many exciting stops along the way, experience the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise holiday. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Volkach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal, which connects the Main and Danube Rivers.

Your local experts will also introduce you to two capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites.

We have only a small number of Avalon cruises on our site, they really do have a very wide choice of cruises. To see the collection request a brochure here

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 off the cruise only price as listed in brochure or Avalon website.

A view with a room

Avalon Passion

We're so passionate about our Suite Ships, we christened this Suite Ship the Avalon Passion. Gracing Europe's waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver, the Avalon Passion lives up to its name. Avalon guests experience this passion for new discoveries aboard this home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony.

Spanning 200 square feet, the Passion's Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It's the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection 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 Impression

Part of Avalon's award-winning fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Impression features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony.

With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning to splendid passing scenery from your window-facing bed. Stretch out on your Comfort Collection bed and cruise with the world at your feet. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck. You're sure to be impressed with the relaxed luxury and unequaled amenities of the Avalon Impression!

Avalon Imagery II

If image is everything, the Avalon Imagery II is the real thing. The Avalon Imagery II embodies all of Avalon's outstanding traditions to deliver exceptional cruise experiences and service. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony.

At a spacious 200 square feet, our Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning with Europe's splendid scenery at your feet. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, elevator, alternative light menu options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro. Relax to your heart's content on the an expansive Sky Deck's premium lounge chairs, take a dip in the whirlpool, get cool in the shade on deck, and play deck games too! Your image just got a lot more relaxed.

Avalon Illumination

Shining bright in Avalon's award-winning fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Illumination features two full decks of Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into river cruising's only Open-Air Balcony.

With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning to splendid passing scenery from your window-facing bed. Stretch out on your Comfort Collection bed and cruise with the world at your feet. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck. The Avalon Illumination truly shines on Europe's rivers.

Avalon Envision

Just envision Europe's most spectacular views passing your panoramic window like ever-changing picture postcards. The Avalon Envision brings this dream to life as part of the youngest fleet of ships on Europe's waterways. Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to relaxed luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony.

The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon's signature window-facing "Beds with a View." Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe's most spectacular scenery. Can you picture it?

Avalon choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.

Classic Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.

Discovery We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.

Active Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

Start sooner, stay longer

Avalon makes it easy to experience holiday your way with seamless extension options before and after your cruise.

YourWay offers added nights in a selection of locales. From Budapest to Bucharest, you can spend a little or a lot more time getting to know more on shore with YourWay custom itineraries.

Call Avalon for more details - their number is 0330 0588 237, don't forget to quote TRAVEL55 for 7% discount off cruise price only

More Main cruises

Avalon have an excellent choice of Main cruises - to see the colleciton request a brochure here

You can claim our 7% discount off the cruise price only, by booking direct with Avalon on 0330 0588 237 and quoting TRAVEL55. You can claim the discount on any cruise, whether it is showing on our site or not.

Here are just some of their Main cruises -

Magnificent Rivers of Europe 

Magnificent Rivers of Europe with 3 nights in Prague

German Grandeur (eastbound) 

Enchanted Europe (eastbound) 

Enchanted Europe for beer enthusiasts (westbound) 

German Grandeur for beer enthusiasts (westbound)  


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