Cruise Itinerary - From the Danube Delta to Prague

Day 1: Bucharest

Fly to Bucharest where you will be met and transferred to the Athenée Palace Hilton hotel (or similar) for one night

Day 2: Bucharest - Fetesti (Embark)

On your included tour of Bucharest this morning, see the main sights including Royal Palace Square, the scene of riots in 1989, that led to the collapse of the communist dictatorship. Later, drive to Oltenita, where your ship is docked. (B,D)

Day 3: St Gheorghe

Dock in St Gheorghe. Take an excursion into the Danube Delta, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the best preserved of Europe’s deltas. This area hosts over 300 species of birds as well as 45 species of freshwater fish. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Cernavoda

From Cernavoda an excursion takes you to Constanta on the Black Sea Coast, the most important commercial centre in Romania. A visit to the Natural History and Archaeological Museum is included. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Rousse

Dock this morning in Rousse, Bulgaria’s largest inland port. Today’s excursion visits the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo before contining to the historic village of Arbanassi to visit the Church of the Nativity. Alternatively, join a guided sightseeing tour of Rousse. (B,L,D)

Day 6: VIidin - Excursion to Belogradchik

A leisurely morning of sailing before arriving in Vidin, whose medieval fortress is the town’s primary landmark. In nearby Belogradchik, view the rock formations on the western slopes of the Balkan Mountains. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Iron Gates Gorge - Excursion to Lepenski Vir

Cruise through the Iron Gates Gorge; visit Lepenski Vir archaeological exhibition Sail through the dramatic Iron Gates Gorge, a narrow and formerly very dangerous passage dividing Europe’s Alps from the Carpathians. (B,L,D)

Day 8: Belgrade

Arrive in Belgrade, the capital of Serbia situated at the confluence of the Danube and Sava Rivers. A local guide will show you its main sights, including St. Sava, the world’s largest orthodox church. Also visit the city’s principal landmark, Kalemegdan Fortress. This evening, set sail for Vukovar in Croatia. (B,L,D)

Day 9: Mohács - Excursion to Pécs

Arrive in Mohács, the fi rst stop in Hungary. An included excursion takes you to Pécs. Established by the Romans in the 2nd century, this was a fl ourishing and important town for Christianity by the 4th century. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapest

Hungary’s capital is one of Eastern Europe’s liveliest cities. On an included tour with your local guide, see Heroes Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen’s Bastion. (B,L,D)

Day 11: Budapest - Vienna

A day for relaxing on board and enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Danube. This evening, arrive in Vienna, where an optional concert is available during your stay. (B,L,D)

Day 12: Vienna

Vienna is home to the lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace complex with its Vienna Boys’ Choir and dazzling Lipizzaner stallions; the neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House; and awe-inspiring St Stephen’s Cathedral, plus other sights you will see during an included city sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)

Day 13: Dürnstein - Melk

Dürnstein is right in the heart of the Wachau wine region and was where Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned. Sail the picturesque Wachau Valley and arrive in Melk in the early afternoon. Here, enjoy a guided visit of the magnificent 11th century Benedictine Abbey. (B,L,D)

Day 14: Passau - Optional excursion to Salzburg or Cesky Krumlov

Choose from a full-day optional excursion to either Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights, or medieval Ceský Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively stay on board and cruise to Passau. (B,L,D)

Day 15: Regensburg

Explore Regensburg on a guided walk. The city dates back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC and is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights include the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall), built in the 13th century, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Roth - Nuremberg - Choice of Roth or Nuremberg sightseeing

Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of nearby Nuremberg, once the unoffi cial capital of the Holy Roman Empire, and its medieval fortifi cations, extraordinary gothic churches and Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle). Alternatively join a guided tour of Roth, a beautiful Bavarian town with half-timbered houses. (B,L,D)

Day 17: Nuremberg (Disembark) - Prague

Disembark and drive to Prague, the ‘Golden City’. (B)

Day 18: Prague

A local guide will introduce you to the best of Prague, including the Old Town’s Astronomical Clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. (B)

Day 19: Prague

A free day to explore the city at your own pace. (B)

Day 20: Prague

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)

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

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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 20 July 2018. Please call to get a quote for your own party size, stateroom category, chosen departure date and point.

Twenty days Bucharest to Prague - one night in Bucharest, fifteen nights on board and three nights in Prague from £4510 | Delux Ships: Luminary

Departure Dates

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Twenty days Bucharest to Prague - one night in Bucharest, fifteen nights on board and three nights in Prague from £4510 | Suit Ships: Illumination, Passion

June 13

August 29

October 17

July 11

September 19

October 24
Prices are per person, based on two sharing an E category Stateroom.
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£949 £1529
A Sapphire £1049 £1605
P Royal £1199 £1765
Suite Royal £2399 £4199

Your ships


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.

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.

Delux Ship - Luminary

Cruising on the Avalon Luminary is the ideal way to experience the majesty, extensive history and fascinating culture of some of Europe's oldest cities along its legendary rivers. Built in 2010, the Avalon Luminary holds a maximum of just 138 passengers. Visit multiple countries and cities and unpack only once, so you spend your time experiencing and enjoying Europe rather than dealing with the logistics of travel. Enjoy a highly personalized cruise experience, spacious deluxe staterooms and suites, contemporary décor, and popular onboard amenities, including a large Sky Deck with whirlpool and Sky Bistro, lounge and a bar serving premium spirits, complimentary computer use in public areas and free Wi-Fi throughout the ship, Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, hair salon, and elevator.

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Avalon Waterways From the Danube Delta to Prague

20 Days - 7% Discount

Prices from only £4510

This fabulous cruise begins in Bucharest with a guided city tour before joining your cruise ship on the Danube. Visit Constanta on the Black Sea coast and cruise across the border into Bulgaria for visits to Arbanassi’s Church of the Nativity, the ancient Bulgarian capital of Veliko Târnovo and the mighty Belogradchik Rocks formations. You will then cruise through the spectacular scenery of the Iron Gates Gorge and visit the vibrant European capitals of Belgrade, Budapest and Vienna - the ‘City of Music’. Join sightseeing in Passau, sample local beer in medieval Regensburg, see Dürnstein’s famed Stiftskirche and savour wine tasting in Melk. Disembark in Nuremberg and travel to Prague for a three night stay packed full of guided and freestyle sightseeing.

This magnificent 20 day cruise from Danube Delta to Prague 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.

Extend your holiday

2 Nights in Transylvania

Why not add a two-night stay in Transylvania before the cruise?

Your first stop is a visit to Bran Castle. Continue to Brasov for one night. The following day, join an included guided walk in Brasov.

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.

No-fly holidays

We know that flying 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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