Cruise Itinerary - Danube Dreams

Day 1: Prague

Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to the Hilton Prague (or similar) for two nights

Day 2: Prague

See Prague’s best-known 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 locals in Wenceslaus Square or stroll alongside the Vltava River. (B)

Day 3: Prague - Passau (Embark)

Drive to Passau, where your cruise ship is docked. (B,D)

Day 4: Passau

Join your local guide for a walking tour through Passau, 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. Stop in Engelhartszell and become acquainted with some delicious Austrian beers. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Linz

In Linz enjoy a guided tour visiting the 13th-century Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, and the Trinity Column, built in 1723 as thanks for the city escaping the ravages of the plague, war and fire. Later wander around the old castle grounds and take in the beautiful views of the river, or visit the neo-gothic New Cathedral. (B,L,D)

Day 6: Melk - Durnstein

Join a guided tour of the magnificient 11th-century Benedictine Abbey of Melk. Dominating the town from its commanding hill site, it is one of the Europe’s largest monasteries. The abbey church houses stunning frescoed ceilings and the view from the terrace overlooking the Danube is magnificient. Head into the heart of the Wachau valley wine region. On a guided walking tour, explore Durnstein, known for its magnificient Baroque Stiftskirche and the castle where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Vienna

Vienna inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven and Strauss and was once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire. See the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex, with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and Lipizzaner stallions, the impressive neo-Renaissance Vienna Opera House, and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral on your included city tour. (B,L,D

Day 8: Bratislava

At the foothills of the Carpathian Mountains is Bratislava, the dynamic capital of Slovakia. Sightseeing with a local guide will introduce you to the charming Old Town and its Town Hall, one of the oldest stone buildings in the city. Also visit the Gothic St Martin’s Cathedral, coronation church for the Kingdom of Hungary from the 16th to 19th centuries. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Budapest

Budapest is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. Today’s guided city tour takes in the massive hilltop castle complex, Fisherman’s Bastion and Matthias Church. Later explore at your own pace, perhaps strolling across the famed Chain Bridge, a symbol of Budapest built in 1849 that connects ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapest (Disembark)

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

This itinerary is also available from Budapest to Prague

Departure Dates and Prices 2018 - 7% Discount on all Departure Dates

  • Avalon Cruises brochure prices from £1949pp
  • River Cruise Holidays discount prices from £1813
  • Tel Avalon Waterways reservations on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A

Avalon Waterways access real-time airline pricing to offer you the best holiday price available on the day you book. The from price shown here are a guide based on two people sharing a Cat E Stateroom, travelling on 4 April 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point.

Ten days Prague to Budapest - two nights in Prague and seven nights on board from £1813. Suite Ships: Artistry II, Expression, Impression, Panorama, Passion

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

Departure Dates

April 12, 13, 17

May 25

September 21

April 26

October 9

October 29
Ten days Budapest to Prague - two nights in Prague and seven nights on board from £1813. Suite Ships: Artistry II, Expression, Impression, Panorama, Passion
April 17 July 3, 7, 17, 21, 24 October 24
May 6, 8, 15, 22 August 4, 14, 17 November 2
Prices are per person, based on two sharing an E category Stateroom.
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Suite Ship






A Sapphire £819
P Royal £889
Suite Royal £2039

Your ships

Suite Ships: Artistry II, Expression, Impression, Panorama, Passion

Comfort Collection BedsSM, featuring premium memoryfoam mattress toppers with special construction for increased air flow and ventilation
• Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, blankets & Europeanstyle duvets
• Choice of soft or firm pillows
• Choice of bed configuration – two twins or one queen or (Royal Suites only) one king
• Nightly turn-down service
• Bathrobes and slippers
• Bedside tables with reading lamps
• Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer and premium bath products
• Spacious 3-door wardrobes with shelves for ample storage
• Easy under-bed luggage storage
• Flatscreen satellite TV with movie channels & built-in alarm clock
• Writing desk/vanity with mirror and comfortable chair
• Complimentary Wi-Fi access
• Direct-dial telephone
• Well-stocked minibar
• Complimentary bottled water
• In-room safe
• Individual climate control
• Continental breakfast and beverage room service available (service charge applies)

Panorama & Royal Suite Amenities
In addition to the standard amenities described above, Panorama Suites and Royal Suites also feature:
• Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window measuring 11ft – 50% wider than the industry standard
• Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window opens to create a large Open-Air Balcony®

All holidays subject to Avalon Terms Conditions. Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors on this website.

Avalon Waterways Danube Dreams

10 Days - 7% discount

Prices from only £1813

Start with two nights in Prague and explore the city on a guided tour that takes in the Old Town’s astronomical clock, the 9th-century Hradcany castle grounds and the Gothic St Vitus Cathedral. Embark your Avalon river cruise ship in Deggendorf, bound for Budapest but not before a day of discovery amongst Passau’s maze of cobbled streets. Cruise the Danube, visiting wine-growing regions, tranquil towns and medieval castles perched on the river banks. Explore pretty little Dürnstein in the Wachau Valley or join a tasting of Wachau wines. Visit St Martin’s Cathedral in Bratislava and conclude your holiday with an overnight stay in vibrant Budapest.

This lovely 10 day Danube Dreams cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0800 668 1843 and quote our discount code TR55A.

Book now any Avalon Waterways luxury river cruise holiday and recieve a 7% discount. Call them direct on 0800 668 1843 and quote our code TR55A.

Every meal is part of the journey

Essential to your Avalon cruise is our dedication to your dining experience. We understand the importance of enjoying meals just the way you like them. With Avalon, you decide what and where to eat on board.

Try an al fresco lunch at the Sky Bistro or a light dinner in the Panorama Bistro. With à la carte waiter service in an elegant dining room with panoramic windows, you’re always assured of stunning views and superb service, with complimentary wine and beer at lunch and dinner.

With eggs cooked the way you like hem and daily fresh bread, breakfast is a tempting international selection of hot dishes and continental options. Tuck into hearty soups, hot dishes, salads, cold cuts and desserts at a lunch buffet. Look out for the Avalon Fresh dishes appearing throughout our menus, created exclusively for us by rising star chefs the Wrenkh brothers.

From your gourmet five-course welcome dinner to the healthy snacks available between meals and late-night treats, we make mealtimes an important part of your cruise.

We also cater for a range of dietary requirements. And if you’d like to explore a port destination by yourself, there’s no need to miss out on our quality cuisine, as we’ll prepare you a delicious packed lunch.

Indulge your passions

Wine appreciation cruise

29 October departure (Prague to Budapest)

Get a nose for fine vintages on one of our unique European cruises. A distinguished Master of Wine will guide you through onboard tasting sessions that may include wine and cheese, wine and chocolate, and a special food-and-wine-pairing dinner. Along the way, you can test your newly developed talents on visits to wine villages, wineries, and famed wine cellars.

Habsburg and royalty cruise

13 April departure (Budapest to Prague)

Discover the legacy of the Habsburg royal dynasty in Austria and Hungary, and visit architectural gems such as the Schönbrunn Palace and Gödöllo Palace, near Budapest

Beer tasting cruises

4 April departure (Prague to Budapest) 2 November departure (Budapest to Prague)

Discover Europe’s splendid history of regional beer-making on visits to historic breweries and special beer tastings. Learn all about Krystal and Hefeweizen, Dunkles and Dubbel at onboard lectures and workshops, and enjoy a special dinner hosted by your onboard beer expert.

Extend your stay

2 nights in Berlin

Why not add a two-night stay in Berlin before the cruise. You will have time to relax or to explore this vibrant city on a guided sightseeing tour, including the restored Reichstag building, Charlottensburg Palace and the elegant Kurfurstendamm. Enjoy also a guided walk of Dresden. Visit the courtyard of Zwinger Palace to admire its impressive architecture, see the magnificient Semper Opera and enjoy free time before arriving to Prague.

Travel made easy

Executive home pick-up service

We aim to make your travel arrangements as smooth as possible with our included private home pick-up service. With a driver to load and unload your luggage, a private, air-conditioned car will take you to and from your international departure
point. This service is available within 100 miles of your home at no extra cost.

Fly from your local airport

We are delighted to work with some of the world’s favourite airlines with flights from a range of regional airports to make your journey even easier. Go online to see individual flight details at

No-fly holidays

We know that fl ying isn’t for everyone. That’s why we have a wide range of cruises that give you the option of travelling by rail. Depart from London’s St Pancras International station, or Ebbsfl eet if available, and you could be in Paris in just over
two hours.

Tailor your travel

On an Avalon river cruise, you have the freedom to tailor your holiday as you wish.
• Pre- and post-holiday hotel stays
Why not extend your holiday with extra hotel nights before and/or at the end of your holiday? We work with renowned names in the hotel business, such as Hilton and InterContinental.
• Too many hotel nights?
Some of our holidays include hotel stays. If that doesn’t suit you, we can just book the cruise portion for you.
• Make your own way
Our brochure prices include flights, but you don’t have to take our package. We give you the option to book the holiday without the flights.
• Under your own arrangements
If you’d like to explore at your own pace after your holiday with us, we’ll happily extend your flights for you.

Note: Eurostar travel from St Pancras or Ebbsfleet is available on the following river cruises: Paris to Normandy, Burgundy & Provence, Tulips of Northern Holland, Tulip Time, Grand France, Paris, Moselle & The Rhine.

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