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Magnificent Europe Cruise

Itinerary, Prices and Dates


Amsterdam to Budapest 15 Days

Chain Bridge, Budapest
Chain Bridge, Budapest

Admire Amsterdam before your Avalon Waterways cruise ship sails the Rhine, Main and Danube Rivers to Budapest. Cruise holidays across central Europe are an incredible experience, with river cruises taking in cities such as Cologne, Vienna and Bratislava, sights such as the Rhine Gorge and Melk's Benedictine Abbey, and historic towns such as Miltenberg, Bamberg and Nuremberg

What's Included

  • Private door to door home transfer service
  • 14 nights full board cruise accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Fine Dining with all meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service dinner with quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions
  • Afternoon tea with cakes and sweet treats and a choice of teas and coffees throughout the day
  • Most staterooms have floor to ceiling sliding glass doors opening to a French Balcony
  • Tour highlights include
  • Canal tour of Amsterdam
  • Guided tour of Cologne
  • Cruise through the spectacular Rhine Gorge
  • Visit Seigfrieds's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rhüdesheim
  • Guided tour of of Miltenberg with a baking demonstration
  • Tour the Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg
  • Guided tour of Bamberg
  • Cruise the Main-Danube canal and cross the Cointinental divide
  • Guided sightseeing tour of Nuremberg
  • Tour Regensberg and enjoy a beer tasting
  • Guided tour of Passau at the confluence of three rivers
  • Visit Stift Melk, the Benedictine Abbey ay Melk
  • See the Stiftskirche on a guided walk through Dürnstein
  • Take a guided tour of Vienna
  • Guided tour of Bratislava visiting St Martin's Cathederal
  • Guided tour of Budapest and the Fisherman's Bastion
  • Personal portable audio headset system on all excursions
  • Welcome & Captain's Gala Dinners
  • Services of professional Cruise Manager
  • Gratuities for the crew and Cruise Director
  • Return flights from London and selected regional airports
  • All port charges, airport taxes and transfers

Day 1: UK - Amsterdam

Map of the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers
Map of the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers

Avalon's private pick-up service collects you from your door and transfers you to the airport. Fly to Amsterdam where you will be transferred to your cruise ship for 14 nights. Before dinner, meet you crew at a welcome reception.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Amsterdam

Holland's capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. This delightful 700 year old city with its elegant and classic architecture, cafés and restaurants, and lively marketplace has a distinct ambience. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's 'Golden Age'. After your included canal cruise, your ship sets sail for Cologne.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Cologne

Cologne is one of Germany's largest cities, with a skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original 'eau de cologne'.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim

Sail the dramatic Rhine Gorge and pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom. In Rüdesheim, enjoy a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum and free time to explore the Drosselgasse.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Miltenberg

Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall that you will see on your guided sightseeing tour. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Würzburg

Known as the 'Pearl of the Romantic Road', Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishop's Residenz, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is included.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Bamberg

Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall, which straddles the River Regnitz, and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions.
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nuremberg

Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg's traditions include its famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metalworking.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Regensberg

Regensburg is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to a Roman fort built in 179AD. Before dinner, sample some of Germany's famous beers.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Passau - Linz

Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephen's, houses the world's largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes. An optional full day excursion to Salzburg takes in the sights made famous by the popular film 'The Sound of Music'.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Melk - Dürnstein - Vienna

Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town from its commanding hilltop site and is one of Europe's largest monasteries. Dürnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above the town are the ruins of the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. Vienna, known as the 'City of Music', inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Vienna

Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephen's Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will see during your tour. Shop on the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local café. Tonight, an optional concert is available.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Bratislava

Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin, should not be missed.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Budapest

Cosmopolitan Budapest spans the banks of the Danube and is connected by seven bridges linking ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church is among the impressive sights you'll see on your included tour. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika.
Included Meals B L D

Day 15: Budapest - UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK where you will be met and taken by private car back to your home.
Included Meals B

Alternate Itinerary


Day 1: UK - Budapest

Map of the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers
Map of the Rhine, Main & Danube Rivers

Avalon's private pick-up service collects you from your door and transfers you to the airport. Fly to Budapest where you will be met and transferred to your cruise ship for 14 nights. This afternoon, meet your crew at a welcome reception.
Included Meals D

Day 2: Budapest

Cosmopolitan Budapest spans the banks of the Danube and is connected by seven bridges linking ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. The massive hilltop castle complex with Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church is among the impressive sights you'll see on your included tour. Shop for renowned peasant embroidery, Herend porcelain, and paprika.
Included Meals B L D

Day 3: Bratislava

Situated at the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains, Bratislava is the capital of Slovakia. The charming Old Town with its Town Hall and Mirbach Palace, as well as the gothic cathedral of St Martin, should not be missed.
Included Meals B L D

Day 4: Vienna

Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: the lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ring Boulevard and awe-inspiring St Stephen's Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will see during your tour. Shop on the Kärntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a local café. Tonight, an optional concert is available.
Included Meals B L D

Day 5: Dürnstein - Melk

Dürnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue façade, lies right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Continue through the Wachau Valley to Melk, whose magnificent Benedictine Abbey dominates the town and is one of Europe's largest monasteries. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking. This evening sample some of the famous wines of the region.
Included Meals B L D

Day 6: Linz - Passau

Linz, Austria's third-largest town, straddles both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the sights of the popular film 'The Sound of Music'. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. Its cathedral, St Stephen's, houses the world's largest church organ with more than 17,000 pipes.
Included Meals B L D

Day 7: Regensburg

Regensburg is one of Germany's best-preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria - gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria's cultural centres. It is here you will find Germany's oldest restaurant, the 12th century Historische Wurstküche (Old Sausage Kitchen).
Included Meals B L D

Day 8: Nuremberg

Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during World War II, much of it has been restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses. Nuremberg's traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making and metalworking. After dinner, sample some of Germany's famous beers.
Included Meals B L D

Day 9: Bamberg

Medieval Bamberg is a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your walking tour takes in its breathtaking cathedral, the Old Town Hall, which straddles the River Regnitz and its serpentine streets with charming houses and 18th century mansions.
Included Meals B L D

Day 10: Würzburg

Known as the 'Pearl of the Romantic Road', Würzburg is surrounded by sloping hills covered with vineyards. Today, a visit to the magnificent Bishop's Residenz is included.
Included Meals B L D

Day 11: Miltenberg

Located on the Main River, Miltenberg is a picturesque Bavarian village that once thrived on income from river traffic. Its cultural wealth and affluence are reflected in the beautiful medieval and Renaissance houses and the gothic splendour of the Merchant Hall. This afternoon, enjoy a baking demonstration and learn how to bake a local soft cookie speciality.
Included Meals B L D

Day 12: Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge

Whilst in pretty Rüdesheim, a visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum is included, as well as free time to explore the Drosselgasse. Afterwards, sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and pass the legendary Lorelei Rock, where it is thought the sweet songs of sirens lured enchanted sailors to their doom.
Included Meals B L D

Day 13: Cologne

Cologne is one of Germany's largest cities, with a skyline dominated by the soaring twin spires of its magnificent gothic cathedral. The Germano-Roman Museum located next to the cathedral is a must for history buffs. Try a Kölsch in one of the many taverns and shop for a bottle of 4711, the original 'eau de cologne'.
Included Meals B L D

Day 14: Amsterdam

Holland's delightful 700-year-old capital is sophisticated and modern, with a rich and fascinating history. The works of famous Dutch masters can be seen in world-renowned museums such as the Rijksmuseum or the Van Gogh Museum. There is no better way to see Amsterdam than by canal boat, cruising along elegant grachten lined by stately homes dating back to Amsterdam's 'Golden Age'.
Included Meals B L D

Day 15: Amsterdam - UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK where you will be met and taken by private car back to your home.
Included Meals B


  • Included Meals  Included Meals - B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner.

  • Tour or Transfer by Luxury Motorcoach  Transfer or Tour via Luxury Motorcoach

Avalon Vista, Avalon Panorama, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Expression & Avalon Impression



Overview

Avalon Suite Ships have been designed to revolutionise river cruising and to deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, these Avalon 'Suite Ships', offer two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. These contemporary ships designed with comfort in mind, offer upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist decor.

Every Panorama Suite provides the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featureing an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up ecah morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

The longer of the Avalon Suite Ships at 443ft, these vessels cater for up to 166 passengers looked after by 47 crew members.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Two full decks of suite accommodation
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows opening to create an Open-Air Balcony℠ in every suite
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Open-air bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge & library
  • Fitness centre & hairdressing salon
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Avalon Vista & Panorama Deck Plan

Avalon Vista & Panorama - deck plan
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Avalon Passion, Avalon Illumination, Avalon Expression & Impression Deck Plan

Avalon Expression - deck plan
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All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Avalon Suite (Royal Deck)

Avalon Impression - Royal Suite Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠
  • Complimentary use of Apple iPad (Apple, Inc. does not endorse or sponsor this service. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.)

Category P, A & B Panorama Suites (Royal & Sapphire Decks)

Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Panorama Suite (Cat P, A & B) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Panorama Suite Plan (Cat P, A & B)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 200 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft - 50% wider than the industry standard
  • Panoramic windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠

Category D & E Deluxe Staterooms (Indigo Deck)

Avalon Artistry II Deluxe Stateroom (Cat D & E) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Deluxe - Stateroom Plan (Cat D & E)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 172 sq. ft.

Avalon Poetry II, Artistry II, Avalon Visionary & Tranquility II



Overview

Avalon Visionary, launched in 2012 and sister ship Avalon Artistry II, launched in 2013, are designed to revolutionise river cruising and to deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, these Avalon 'Suite Ships', offer two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. These contemporary ships designed with comfort in mind, offer upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and sleek, minimalist decor.

Every Panorama Suite provides the very best in size, views and design, measuring a spacious 200 square feet and featureing an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up ecah morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • Two full decks of suite accommodation
  • Wall-to-wall panoramic windows opening to create an Open-Air Balcony℠ in every suite
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Open-air bistro on the Sky Deck
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge & library
  • Fitness centre & hairdressing salon
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Deck Plan

Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - deck plan
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All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Comfort Collection Beds℠, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Avalon Suite (Royal Deck)

Avalon Artistry II - Royal Suite Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Royal Suite Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 300 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠
  • Complimentary use of Apple iPad (Apple, Inc. does not endorse or sponsor this service. iPad is a trademark of Apple Inc.)

Category P, A & B Panorama Suites (Royal & Sapphire Decks)

Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Panorama Suite (Cat P, A & B) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II - Panorama Suite Plan (Cat P, A & B)

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 200 sq. ft.
  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft - 50% wider than the industry standard
  • Panoramic windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony℠

Category D & E Deluxe Staterooms (Indigo Deck)

Avalon Poetry II Deluxe Stateroom (Cat D & E) Avalon Visionary & Artistry II Deluxe - Stateroom Plan (Cat D & E)

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 172 sq. ft.

Avalon Luminary, Avalon Affinity & Avalon Felicity



Overview

Built in 2010, Avalon Affinity and Avalon Felicity are sister ships whose modern and imaginative design creates a feeling of space and light, but, carrying a maximum of just 138 passengers, also offer an intimate and relaxing way to enjoy the river cruises. Each has 4 suites and 65 staterooms, all of which are spacious and well appointed, and many of which have floor-to-ceiling windows providing amazing views throughout your river cruise.

Staterooms are among the largest available on European river cruise ships and are equipped to provide the highest levels of comfort. On the sun deck, as well as plenty of space to watch the world go by, there is a Jacuzzi to take a refreshing dip while you cruise. Guests have the use of a lift to reach the staterooms.

Onboard Features & Facilities

  • 69 generously sized outside staterooms and suites, most with French Balconies
  • Spacious Sky Deck with sun-shades, premium lounge chairs and whirlpool
  • Elegant open-seating dining room including a five-star fine dining service
  • Self service hot drinks centre with complimentary coffee & tea throughout the day
  • Panoramic lounge with first class bar serving premium spirits
  • Stern Club Lounge, Sky Bistro & library
  • Fitness centre & hairdressing salon
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*

* Payable locally.


Avalon Affinty & Felicity Deck Plan

Avalon Affinity & Felicity - deck plan
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All Cabins & Suites Feature

  • Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens and European-style duvets
  • Choice of soft or firm pillows
  • Extra blankets
  • Choice of bed configuration - two twin beds or one queen-size bed
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium L'Occitane bath amenities
  • Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
  • Easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels
  • Alarm clock
  • Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Well-stocked minibar
  • Complimentary bottled water
  • In-room safe
  • Individual climate control
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available

Avalon Suite (Royal Deck)

Avalon Affinity - Avalon Suite Avalon Affinity & Felicity - Suit Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 258 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass door with French Balcony
  • Spacious living area

Category P, A & B Staterooms (Royal & Sapphire Decks)

Avalon Felicity - Category P, A & B Stateroom Avalon Affinity & Felicity - Category P, A & B Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Suite size: 172 sq. ft.
  • Floor to ceiling sliding glass door with French Balcony

Category E Stateroom (Indigo Deck)

Avalon Felicity - Category E Stateroom Avalon Affinity & Felicity - Category E Stateroom Plan

Additional Features

  • Cabin size: 172 sq. ft.

Fine dining


Start with a stylish and elegant setting. Season it with a relaxed yet sophisticated atmosphere, accompanied by stunning views. Add exquisite cuisine, creative and extensive menus, expertly chosen wines and attentive service, et voila, you have an Avalon Waterways river cruise dining experience par excellence!

On a luxury Avalon Waterways river cruise, we believe that the celebration of fine food and drink should be a truly memorable part of your journey. Savour the freshness of the highest quality seasonal ingredients, often brought on board from local farmers' markets. Delectable recipes crafted by true culinary artisans will delight the eye and excite the tastebuds. Appreciate the care we put into creating every menu, right down to the just baked bread, local cheeses and complimentary wines. You will look forward to each meal in the same way that you look forward to each new port of call.

Choice all day, all the way

Breakfast, lunch and four-course dinner are all served in an elegant, open-seating dining room surrounded by panorama windows. Or choose to take your al fresco, grilled lunch in the Sky Bistro or a light dinner on all Suite Ships in the charming Panorama Bistro. Avalon Waterways offers all these options, and with all of our cruises, all is included - we never charge extra for alternative dining options.

Are you a lark or a night owl? We will serve you from dawn until well after dusk. At breakfast we cater to early and late risers. Our hearty Breakfast Buffet offers a wide range of cold and cooked options, now including sparkling wine and your eggs cooked to order. If you prefer, you can enjoy a continental breakfast in the privacy of your stateroom.

An excellent selection of salads and hot dishes are served at the Lunch Buffet with a choice of appetizers, delicious soups, homemade breads and tempting desserts. All of which can be enjoyed with complimentary soft drinks.

Save room for traditional afternoon tea served in the lounge, with freshly-brewed coffee or tea and mouth-watering cakes and biscuits.

Dinner is always an exceptional experience. Elegant but informal, it is served in a single sitting with waiter service, crisp white table linen, fine china and silver cutlery. Every evening the chef will delight you with an à la carte four-course gourmet meal that typically features an appetiser, soup, main course, dessert, and coffee or tea. Every dinner menu features a signature regional dish created on board by a local chef using the freshest of ingredients, offering additional insight into the local culinary culture … all paired with perfect regional wines and beers, or soft drinks - all complimentary.

If you are still peckish before bed, we offer a selection of late night treats. Throughout the day, enjoy complimentary tea, Lavazza coffee and fresh fruit juice.

Don't worry if you favour lighter meals as healthier options, low-calorie, low-sodium and glucose-free cuisine are all available.

Join us in the Main Lounge at Cocktail Hour for a glass or two of excellent regional wine, beer or spirits. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow travellers and enjoy a relaxing aperitif before dinner. As well as expertly chosen complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks served with dinner, our sommelier has crafted a superb a la carte wine menu. If you wish, you can purchase an alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks package before you set sail, making your holiday even more relaxing.

Special culinary events

In addition to breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Avalon Waterways offers an assortment of special events. Toast the start of your grand river cruise adventure at our five-course Welcome Dinner. Meet your ship's Captain and socialise with fellow passengers at a Captain's Reception with complimentary sparkling wine and canapés. Join onboard tastings to experience the fine foods and wines from the various regions of your river cruise journey. And of course, our special Farewell Dinner will mark the end of your luxury cruise on a high note.

If you are celebrating a birthday or special occasion, celebrate in style - our Celebration Packages offer a superb choice of specially-prepared cuisine, served in the privacy of your stateroom.

Meal schedule

  • Early Riser Breakfast, 6 am
    Start your day right with self-service coffee, choice of teas, croissants, pastries and a selection of breakfast finger foods.
  • Breakfast Buffet, 7 am-8:30 am
    Enjoy a tempting selection of breads, cereals, fruits, cold cuts and cheeses, smoked salmon, pastries, yogurts, and juices. Hot choices including eggs, sausage, and bacon vary daily.
  • Late Riser Breakfast, 8:30 am-9:30 am
    Self-service coffee, teas, croissants, pastries and a selection of breakfast finger foods.
  • Lunch Buffet, 12:30 pm
    Select from intriguing appetizers, hearty soups, hot dishes, homemade breads, cold cuts and cheeses, salads, and delectable desserts.
  • Afternoon Tea, 4 pm
    Take a traditional break with freshly brewed coffee or tea and cake and biscuits cookies served in the Lounge or in the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.
  • Dinner, 7:30 pm
    Dine elegantly with a sit-down meal served in a single sitting, surrounded by panoramic window views. You will enjoy gourmet selections to delight the most discerning palate, and expertly matched, complimentary local wines. Complimentary beer or soft drinks also available. Menus typically feature an appetiser, soup, entrée, dessert, and coffee or tea.
  • Night Fare, 10:30 pm
    Enjoy a light-night treat before you retire.

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Taking dining choice to a new level

  • Captain's reception with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Five-course Welcome and Farewell dinners
  • Daily early-riser and late-riser breakfast
  • Full buffet breakfast with sparkling wine, juices, freshly -brewed coffee and teas
  • Full buffet lunch with pasta and carving stations and complimentary soft drinks
  • Afternoon tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées, cheese and desserts
  • Complimentary regional wines, beer or soft drinks with dinner, and coffee or tea after dinner
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Chef-inspired regional and international recipes
  • Spacious, open-seating restaurant
  • Healthy meal options
  • Cocktail Hour and drink specials in Main Lounge
  • Elegant bar serving premium spirits
  • Open-air Bistro on Sky Deck
  • Night fare served at 10:30 pm
  • Self-service 24-hour beverage station in the Club Lounge offering complimentary premium Lavazza coffee, cappuccino, latte, espresso, tea and hot chocolate , and fresh fruit
  • All-inclusive drinks package for purchase (alcohol or non-alcohol)
  • Room service available featuring continental breakfast & beverages
  • Complimentary bottled water daily in every stateroom
Depart Ship NameCAT E
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Jul 4Avalon Expression£4446
£2449
£1997
Jul 4Avalon Panorama£4212
Jul 7Avalon Illumination£3990
£2448
£1542
Jul 18Avalon Expression£3985
£2437
£1548
Jul 21Avalon Passion£4040
£2321
£1719
Aug 1Avalon Panorama£4228
£2457
£1771
Aug 4Avalon Passion£4058
£2889
£1169
Aug 4Avalon Impression£3946
£2566
£1380
Aug 8Avalon Vista£4454
Aug 15Avalon Passion£4377
£2920
£1457
Aug 18Avalon Illumination£4576
Aug 18Avalon Impression£4112
£3333
£779
Aug 22Avalon Vista£3340
£3333
£7
Aug 29Avalon Expression£4191
£2940
£1251
Sep 1Avalon Impression£4864
Sep 12Avalon Expression£4329
£3668
£661
Sep 15Avalon Illumination£4772
Sep 15Avalon Impression£4320
£3650
£670
Sep 26Avalon Panorama£4703
Sep 29Avalon Illumination£4305
£2940
£1365
Sep 29Avalon Impression£4820
Oct 3Avalon Vista£4522
Oct 10Avalon Panorama£4287
£2826
£1461
Oct 17Avalon Vista£3882
£2714
£1168
Oct 27Avalon Passion£4047

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