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Blue Danube Discovery

From £2,404pp.

This timeless Europe river cruise holiday begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest in Hungary, then sails along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with two nights in Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic.

Disembark and travel to beautiful Prague, known as the “Golden City.” See the sights with a local guide and explore on your own. Stroll across Charles Bridge, mix with the locals on Wenceslaus Square, and shop for hand-cut crystal and art books. A perfect ending to a memorable river cruise holiday!

What’s Included:

  • Private door to door transfers*
  • Return flights or rail from your chosen airport (supplements may apply) & ship transfers
  • Beautifully appointed accommodation with private bathroom and premium L’Occitaine toiletries
  • Fine dining with all meals on board including full breakfast, buffet lunch and waiter service dinner
  • Afternoon tea and cakes
  • Regional wines and beers served with lunch and dinner, sparkling wine with breakfast
  • Cocktail Reception, Welcome Dinner and Captain’s Gala Dinner
  • Included tours and excursions with state-of-the-art audio headset
  • 24 hour beverage station​ serving speciality teas and coffees
  • All onboard entertainment including talks, cooking demonstrations, musical performances and nightly piano music
  • Bottled water in every stateroom
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi onboard
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
  • Gratuities

Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin cabin. *Included door to door transfers are limited to 100 miles, after which a mileage charge applies.

Vienna Danube River Cruise
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Day 1 - Budapest

Fly to Budapest where on arrival you will be transferred to your hotel.

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe’s shining city on the Danube.

Day 2 - Budapest

Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon 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.

CLASSIC
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing Tour, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

You may choose to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in an Optional Wine–and–Dine Dinner this evening.

Day 2 - Budapest

Breakfast

Day 3 - Budapest (Embarkation

Time for Coffee and Confections

With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest’s famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

Day 3 - Budapest (Embarkation

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Vienna

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red–rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.

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

OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Day 4 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Vienna

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex–the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

CLASSIC
Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace–a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.

This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.

Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

Day 5 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Dürnstein

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein

CLASSIC
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart–who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:

ACTIVE
Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

Day 6 - Dürnstein

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Passau

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,” OR:

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 Český Krumlov.

Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

Day 7 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Regensburg

Magical Regensburg–Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

CLASSIC
Join a Guided City Walk and see the 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.

Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

DISCOVERY
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

Day 8 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9 - Roth (Excursion to Nuremberg)

Living Heritage and History Lessons

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.

CLASSIC
Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg–with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;

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Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds–used by the Third Reich.

EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

Day 9 - Roth (Excursion to Nuremberg)

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Nuremberg (disembarkation) Prague

Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires

Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 10 - Nuremberg (disembarkation) Prague

Breakfast

Day 11 - Prague

Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

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Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town’s Astronomical Clock.

Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague’s famous beer varieties in a local restaurant.

Tonight, you may decide to join us for an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.

Day 11 - Prague

Breakfast

Day 12 - Prague

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Breakfast

Avalon Impression - Wachau Valley

The Avalon Suite Ship 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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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
  • Internet centre & complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Lift to cabin decks
  • Laundry service*
  • Complimentary bicycles

* Payable locally.

Accommodation & Amenities

83 elegantly appointed staterooms and suites range in size from 172-300 ft².  On the middle and upper decks, Panorama Suites are 200 ft² and feature Avalon’s trademark extra-wide, 11ft, French balconies with the bed angled towards the windows to really soak up those views.

Royal Suites on the upper deck are even larger at 300 ft² and have an extended seating area with a sofa, armchairs and a table a larger bathrooms and separate WC.

Royal Suite

300 ft² – Royal (Upper) Deck

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony
  • Separate seating area with Sofa, armchairs and table
  • Large private bathroom with glass shower enclosure, twin wash basin, premium L’Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes and slippers.  Separate WC
  • Comfort Collection Bed, premium mattress covers, Egyptian cotton linens
  • Nightly turn-down service & Pillow menu
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plenty of wardrobe space and under-bed storage
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available
  • Bottled water
Avalon Tranquility II - Royal Suite
Avalon Artistry II - Panorama Suite Balcony

Cat. P, A & B Panorama Suites

200 ft² – Royal (Upper) & Sapphire (Middle) Deck

  • Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air Balcony
  • Seating area with Sofa, armchair and table
  • Private marble bathroom with glass shower enclosure, wash basin, WC, premium L’Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Comfort Collection Bed, premium mattress covers, Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Nightly turn-down service & Pillow menu
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plenty of wardrobe space and under-bed storage
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available
  • Bottled water

Cat. D & E Deluxe Stateroom

172 ft² – Indigo (Lower) Deck

  • Private marble bathroom with glass shower enclosure, wash basin, WC, premium L’Occitaine toiletries, bathrobes and slippers
  • Comfort Collection Beds, premium mattress covers, Egyptian cotton linens
  • Nightly turn-down service & Pillow menu
  • In room safe, mini-bar, hair dryer, full-length mirror, plenty of storage space & telephone
  • Flat-screen televisions with satellite TV channels, GPS and for & aft camera views.
  • Individually controlled air-conditioning
  • Plenty of wardrobe space and under-bed storage
  • Continental breakfast and beverage room service available
  • Bottled water
Avalon Waterways - Avalon Panorama - Cat D E - Deluxe
Avalon Expression - Deck Plan

Why Choose This Cruise?

2019

16 April 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,417 – Panorama suite: £3,002 per person

30 April 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £Sold Out – Panorama suite: £3,889 per person

05 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,090 – Panorama suite: £2,947 per person

14 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,128 – Panorama suite: £4,027 per person

19 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,358 – Panorama suite: £4,257 per person

21 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,352 – Panorama suite: £4,200 per person

09 June 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,338 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

30 June 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,845 – Panorama suite: £3,744 per person

07 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,531 – Panorama suite: £3,235 per person

14 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,541 – Panorama suite: £3,125 per person

23 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,403 – Panorama suite: £3,108 per person

28 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,441 – Panorama suite: £3,146 per person

02 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,619– Panorama suite: £3,324 per person

04 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,488 – Panorama suite: £3,193 per person

11 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,440 – Panorama suite: £3,145 per person

13 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,253 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

25 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,695 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

08 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,828 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

22 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,611 – Panorama suite: £4,509 per person

24 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,652 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

26 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,638 – Panorama suite: £4,398 per person

06 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,562 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

29 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,600 – Panorama suite: £3,359 per person

28 November 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,408 – Panorama suite: £3,042 per person

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