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The Legendary Danube

From £2,095pp.

From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise holiday takes you to four countries.  The scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship. Enjoy two nights in Prague, before travelling to Nuremberg, to board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal.  Over the next 8 days you will cruise the Danube to Budapest, through four countries, and visit  and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 CE. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers the magnificent Italian Baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise holiday ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

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
historic-old-town-of-Nuremberg
Day 1 - Prague

Welcome to the Golden City of Prague Explore the City of 100 Spires Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River.

Day 2 - Prague

Classic – Guided walk to visit Hradčany Castle grounds; see St Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s astronomical clock. Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. In the evening, you might like to attend an optional folklore dinner show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting.

Day 2 - Prague

Breakfast

Day 3 - Prague, Nuremberg

The Secret Romance of Picturesque Prague The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city. You might choose to join a guided optional excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana – two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG    

Day 3 - Prague, Nuremberg

Breakfast & Dinner

Day 4 - Roth

Classic – Choose a guided tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral and Kaiserburg Castle, OR Take 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. Living Heritage and History Lessons Start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure host and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions.

Day 4 - Roth

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5 - Regensburg

Classic – Join a guided city walk of Old Town to see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria – built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. Discovery – Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. Magical Regensburg – Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle. 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.

Day 5 - Regensburg

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6 - Passau

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. Go for Baroque in Passau – Where the Danube, Inn and Ilz Rivers meet. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.    

Day 6 - Passau

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7 - Melk - Wachau Valley

Classic – Take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ,

Active – Join your Avalon Adventure host for a morning hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the sky deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube – This evening, you may choose to attend an optional excursion to a Royal Waltz concert for an unforgettable.

Day 7 - Melk - Wachau Valley

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8 - Vienna

Classic – 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. 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 Budapest.

Day 8 - Vienna

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10 - Budapest

Classic – Enjoy a guided city sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafes, pubs and nightlife at your leisure.

Day 10 - Budapest
Day 10 - Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

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.

Avalon Expression Sun Deck

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

2019

21 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,377 – Panorama suite: £2,898 per person

30 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,361 – Panorama suite: £2,882 per person

04 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,353 – Panorama suite: £2,873 per person

06 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,282 – Panorama suite: £2,929 per person

09 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,137 – Panorama suite: £2,971 per person

11 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,099 – Panorama suite: £2,854 per person

18 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,353 – Panorama suite: £2,873 per person

20  August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,437 – Panorama suite: £2,898 per person

15 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,393 – Panorama suite: £Sold Out per person

13 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £Sold Out – Royal Suite: £4,759 per person

22 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £Sold Out – Panorama suite: £ 2,781 per person

29 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,039 – Panorama suite: £2,958 per person

05 November 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £Sold Out – Panorama suite: £2,558 per person

2020 Departures

20 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,986 – Panorama suite: £3,986 per person

21 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,986 – Panorama suite: £3,835 per person

26 May 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,861 – Panorama suite: £3,710 per person

04 June  2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,861 – Panorama suite: £3,710 per person

18 June 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,861 – Panorama suite: £3,710 per person

02 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,343 – Panorama suite: £3,193 per person

03 July 2019 –  from Deluxe stateroom: £2,390 – Panorama suite: £3,241 per person

08 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,593 – Panorama suite: £3,443 per person

16 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,793 – Panorama suite: £3,643 per person

30 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,942 – Panorama suite: £3,693 per person

31 July 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,390  – Panorama suite: £3,241 per person

12 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,942 – Panorama suite: £3,693 per person

13 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,343 – Panorama suite: £3,193 per person

27 August 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,661 – Panorama suite: £3,510 per person

01 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,066 – Panorama suite: £3,916 per person

10 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,191 – Panorama suite: £4,041 per person

16 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,191 – Panorama suite: £4,041 per person

24 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,191 – Panorama suite: £4,041 per person

08 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,998 – Panorama suite: £3,847 per person

09 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,846 – Panorama suite: £3,694 per person

21 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,274 – Panorama suite: £3,124 per person

28 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,001 – Panorama suite: £2,851 per person

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2020 

20 May 2020 –from Deluxe stateroom: £3,073 – Panorama suite: £3,923 per person

21 May 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,073 – Panorama suite: £3,923 per person

26 May 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,011 – Panorama suite: £3,860 per person

4 June 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,011 – Panorama suite: £3,860 per person

18 June 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,011 – Panorama suite: £3,860 per person

02 July 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,718 – Panorama suite: £3,568 per person

03 July 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,766 – Panorama suite: £3,616 per person

08 July 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,843 – Panorama suite: £3,693 per person – 

16 July 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,943 – Panorama suite: £3,793 per person

30 July 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,092 – Panorama suite: £3.793 per person

31 July 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,766 – Panorama suite: £3,616 per person

12 August 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,092 – Panorama suite: £3,568 per person

13 August 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,718 – Panorama suite: £2,873 per person

27 August 2020 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,911 – Panorama suite: £3,760 per person

01 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,216 – Panorama suite: £4,066 per person

10 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,278 – Panorama suite: £4,128 per person

16 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,278 – Panorama suite: £4,128 per person

24 September 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,278 – Panorama suite: £4,128 per person

08 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,148 – Panorama suite: £3,997 per person

09 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £3,096 – Panorama suite: £3,944 per person

21 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,649 – Panorama suite: £3,499 per person

28 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,376 – Panorama suite: £3,226 per person

31 October 2019 – from Deluxe stateroom: £2,424 – Panorama suite: £3,273 per person

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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