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The Legendary Danube

Avalon Waterways

The Legendary Danube

11 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £2209

Explore Prague before joining your cruise ship in Nuremberg. On a guided walk explore Regensburg, established during the Holy Roman Empire and one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Then to Passau, located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge, Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. Later in the cruise you will visit Vienna, the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral. Your final visit is to the vibrant city of Budapest 

This wonderful 11 day Legendary Danube cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with  Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote our discount code TR55A.

The Legendary Danube
Your Cruise

Your Cruise

Day 1: Prague

Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton or InterContinental hotel (or similar) for three nights.

Day 2: Prague: guided sightseeing

Prague is a 1,200 year old city preserved in time. See its bes tknown treasures on a guided walking tour, including the Old Town’s astronomical clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Mingle with the locals in Wenceslaus Square, the site of famous demonstrations against the communist regime. (B)

Day 3: Prague

A free day for you to explore Prague. Perhaps visit the Communist Museum; sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner; stroll along the banks of the Vltava River or wander around Prague’s medieval Old Town. (B)

Day 4: Prague - Nuremberg (embark)

After lunch, drive to Nuremberg, where your cruise ship is docked. (B,D)

Day 5: Nuremberg: Nuremberg Rally Grounds Tour Or Guided Sightseeing Of Roth

This morning the choice is yours - join a local guide for a tour of the Nuremberg Rally Grounds or guided sightseeing of the nearby town of Roth, with its half-timbered houses and quaint market square. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Regensburg: Guided Sightseeing; On Board Beer Tasting

On a guided walk, explore Regensburg, established during the Holy Roman Empire and one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Visit the 13th-century Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), and the Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brücke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Passau: Guided Sightseeing In Passau 

Located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge, Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. St Stephen’s Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture, houses one of the world’s largest church organs with 17,774 pipes. Take in the highlights on the included guided walk. Alternatively, choose from several full-day optional excursions. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Melk - Vienna: Melk Abbey

Enjoy an included guided visit of Melk’s magnifi cent 11thcentury Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries and home to an ornate library with over 80,000 printed books and 2,000 manuscripts. Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, before arriving in Vienna this evening. An optional concert is available tonight. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Vienna: guided sightseeing

Vienna was the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral on your included city tour with a local guide. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapests: guided sightseeing

Today’s guided city tour takes in the massive hilltop castle complex, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Later, explore this vibrant city at your own pace, perhaps strolling across the famed Chain Bridge, a symbol of Budapest. Why not visit St Stephen’s Basilica or shop at the Great Market Hall. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Budapests (disembark)

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

Your ships

Your ships

SUITE SHIPS - PANORAMA, ARTISTRY II, EXPRESSION, ILLUMINATION, IMPRESSION, PASSION, VISIONARY, VISTA

Launched in May 2011, Avalon Panorama was the first of its kind in the industry, an impressive 'Suite Ship' featuring two full decks of Panorama suites with wall-to-wall panoramic windows and open-air balconies, as well as upgrades and enhancements throughout the ship and a host of new onboard facilities and services. Every Panorama suite is a remarkably spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. The suites' full-size seating area is ideal for quiet moments to yourself, or is spacious enough to host a private cocktail party for new found friends. The cleverly designed positioning of the bed means you will wake up and retire to bed facing the magnificent passing landscapes.

Launched in April 2013, Avalon Artistry II is designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Intimate yet innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon 'Suite Ship', offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. A contemporary ship designed with comfort in mind, Avalon Artistry II offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and chic, minimalist decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, comfort, views and design, an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window, and measures a spacious 200 square feet. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up ecah morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

Launched in 2013, Avalon Expression is constructed to deliver a river cruising experience like no other. Avalon Expression is an innovatively designed 'Suite Ship', offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Designed with superior comfort in mind, Avalon Expression offers upgrades and enhancements throughout, impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

The Avalon Illumination is an impressive ship, launched in June 2014. Constructed to deliver a river cruising experience like no other, Avalon Illumination is an innovatively designed 'Suite Ship', offering two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Illumination was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as fine dining and chic, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

Launched in March 2014, Avalon Impression, an impressive, ultra-modern ship featuring two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Avalon Impression was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and chic, contemporary décor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

Another exciting addition to the Avalon fleet, brand new Suite Ship Avalon Passion launched in April 2016. Avalon Passion provides an intimate, welcoming atmosphere and feature two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall Panoramic Windows that transform your stateroom into a unique Open-Air Balcony. Presenting a spacious 200 square feet each, every Panorama Suite is 30% larger than industry standard and includes a tranquil, private sitting area. On-board amenities include free Wi-Fi access, state-of-the-art equipment and a large Sky Deck with shade system and delightful Sky Bistro for al-fresco lunches.

A completely new class of ship, Avalon Visionary was designed to revolutionise river cruising and deliver the ultimate in comfort, style and superb service. Launched in 2012, this innovative 'Suite Ship' offers two full decks of Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Offering luxurious comfort and upgrades and enhancements throughout, Avalon Visionary provides impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary decor. Every spacious suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

Avalon Vista delivers a river cruising experience like no other. As one of Avalon Waterways' innovatively designed 'Suite Ships', Avalon Vista offers two full decks of Panorama Suites each with wall-to-wall panoramic windows that open to create unique Open-Air Balconies™. Avalon Vista was designed with comfort in mind and with upgrades and enhancements throughout, offers impeccable personal service and attention to detail as well as elegant dining and sleek, contemporary decor. Every suite provides the very best in size, views and design. Each is sized at an incredibly spacious 200 square feet and features an impressive wall-to-wall panoramic window which opens to an airy two thirds across, giving the feeling of having your own exclusive open-air balcony. Even the placement of the bed allows you to wake up and retire to bed each day facing the magnificent river views.

AFFINITY CLASS - LUMINARY

Launched in 2010, the Avalon Luminary is designed to be smaller than traditional river cruise ships, for ease of navigation on intricate waterways. Embodying Avalon's distinguished reputation for modern technology, stylish interiors and chic, spacious public areas, MS Avalon Luminary accommodates just 138 passengers in 69 comfortable, well-equipped staterooms and suites. As with all of the river cruise ships in the Avalon fleet, Avalon Luminary's staterooms are amongst the largest available on any European river cruise ships. Well-equipped and decorated to hotel room standards, almost every stateroom has floor to ceiling sliding glass windows and a French balcony, so you never have to miss the beautiful, ever-changing views. The Sky Deck, with its sun beds and whirlpool bath, is the perfect place socialise and meet friends while the rear lounge provides a tranquil oasis in which to unwind and relax. Guests have the use of a lift to access the staterooms.

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Departure Dates and Prices 2017 - The Legendary Danube

Departure Dates and Prices 2017 - The Legendary Danube

Avalon Cuises brochure prices in Black

River Cruise Holidays discount prices in Red

Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A

Departure dates

Cat E prices from Departure dates Cat E prices from

April

£2459
£2587

August

£2799
£2604

May

£2799
£2604

September

£2865
£2665

June

£2799
£2604

October

£2445
£2274

July

£2799
£2604

November

£2375
£2209

Suite Ships: Panorama, Artistry II, Expression, Illumination, Impression, Passion, Visionary, Vista - Departures:

April 8, 15, 29; May 6, 7, 13, 16, 27, 30; June 3, 7, 10, 17, 24, 27; July 11, 15, 22, 25, 29; August 5, 8, 12, 19; September 2, 5, 9, 16, 23, 30; October 3, 7, 14, 17, 28, 31; December 3

Affinity Class: Luminary - Departures:

August 3, 31

Prices above are a ‘guide from’ price from London Heathrow, based on two adults sharing a room and are subject to change and availability. Flights are also available from a range of UK regional airports. If you prefer not to fly, Avalon can arrange travel by train. Prices are based on live flight pricing, when available, in order to give you the best price and flight options.The latest prices will be confirmed to you before you book. For holiday information call reservations. Offers are subject to availability and may be subject to change. Prices and dates shown are taken from the Avalon Waterways brochure. Please note: prices may change and will be confirmed when you call to make a booking. Departure dates and joining points are subject to availability.. All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways terms and 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

Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Stateroom upgrade supplements from

Category

Deck Affinity class Suite ships

D

Indigo

-

£140

B

Sapphire

£445

£780

A

Sapphire

£490

£825

P

Royal

£570

£900

Suite

Royal

£995

£1390

Disclaimer: 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.

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Avalon Waterways

The Legendary Danube

11 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £2209

Explore Prague before joining your cruise ship in Nuremberg. On a guided walk explore Regensburg, established during the Holy Roman Empire and one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Then to Passau, located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge, Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses. Later in the cruise you will visit Vienna, the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, home to the Vienna Boys’ Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral. Your final visit is to the vibrant city of Budapest 

This wonderful 11 day Legendary Danube cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with  Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote our discount code TR55A.

River Cruise Holidays in association with Avalon Waterways. To book your luxury cruise call Avalon Waterways direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote ref TR55A, you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price.

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Indulge your passions

Indulge your passions

Wine appreciation cruises

28th October departure

Treat your taste buds as a distinguished wine authority teaches you what to look for in a good wine. On board tasting themes may include wine and cheese, wine and chocolate, and a special wine pairing dinner. Put your newly developed sommelier skills to the test when you visit wine villages, wineries and famed wine cellars en route.

Festive cruises

3rd December departure 

Experience the festive season on a cruise to the heart of Europe’s Christmastime markets. Soak in the sights, sounds, scents and flavours of traditional local fare typical of Germany, Austria and Alsace, with a fun atmosphere back on board your Avalon ship, which will be decked out splendidly for the season.

Combine your cruises

Combine your cruises

Follow the mighty Danube from Nuremberg in Germany to Bucharest in Romania on our Grand Danube itinerary, which combines this Legendary Danube cruise with the Balkan Discovery itinerary. You can combine the cruises on a selection of dates to explore the fascinating countries of Eastern Europe. Call for details.

Included Avalon advantages

Included Avalon advantages

  • Personal airport chauffeur service (within 100 miles*) - see below
  • Flights from London (regional flights available)
  • 7 nights in deluxe stateroom accommodation
  • 3 nights in a hotel with breakfast
  • All meals on board (B,L,D)
  • Tea & coffee all day
  • Wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch and dinner on board
  • Included excursions and guided sightseeing
  • Experienced Cruise Director
  • Gratuities for Cruise Director and crew
  • Captain’s reception, Welcome & Farewell Dinners
  • On board lectures, activities and nightly piano music
  • All transfers, port charges and airport taxes
Every meal is part of the journey

Every meal is part of the journey

With Avalon Choice®, mealtimes will be a highlight of your journey. Beginning with fresh, quality ingredients and incredible recipes, their  expert chefs will ensure you look forward to each meal the same way you look forward to each port.

With open seating throughout, sit down to delicious dishes inspired by the regions you travel through, or opt for favourites you’re more familiar with at home.

With mouth-watering buffet breakfasts and lunches, à la carte waiter service at dinner and gala meals, al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro and light dinners in the Panorama Bistro, the choice of dining options is yours.

Think healthy food should also taste good? Avalon do, too. And while Avalon cruises have always provided a selection of nutritious, delicious recipes, this year, theye’re really raising the bar with Avalon Fresh. They’ve teamed up with two of Europe’s rising culinary stars, the Wrenkh brothers, to design an exciting collection of wholesome menu items so mouth- watering, you won’t believe they’re healthy. Avalon focus on fresh, local ingredients from small farms and producers comes together with a splash of innovation that will leave you feeling great. They also cater for a range of dietary requirements and offer gluten-free options.

Flexible travel options

Flexible travel options

Fly from your local airport

Avalon offers more regional airports than any other river cruise operator. So no matter where you are in the UK, your personal Avalon chauffeur will whisk you off to the airport and collect you again at the end of your trip.

Relaxing rail connections

Book with Avalon and you’ll have the option to arrive at your river cruise departure point by train. Many of our itineraries offer rail connections to Paris, Amsterdam, Zürich, Vienna and beyond. What better way to start a relaxing holiday? Bypass the airport and admire the passing scenery, with plenty of space to move around.

Your holiday, your way

• Take the train to your cruise departure point and fly home at the end

• Spend a night or two in London before joining the Eurostar service at St Pancras International

• How about a few nights in Paris, or another European city, en-route to your cruise?

• Upgrade your rail or flight tickets to make your holiday that little bit more special

Private chauffeur service

Private chauffeur service

A private, chauffeur-driven executive car will take you to and from your international departure point. Everything will be explained when you book, including how to change your pick-up point, if you wish, and how to contact your driver. This service is included at no extra cost if you live within 100 miles of your chosen international departure point (*if you live more than 100 miles away, you can still enjoy the same service for a supplement of £1.70 per car, per mile).