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Avalon Waterways The Legendary Danube

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From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise holiday takes you to four countries. And 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. 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.

  • Private home pick-up service
  • Flights
  • Transfers
  • Services of a cruise director
  • Accommodation
  • Selected meals
  • Wine & beer with lunch and dinner
  • Excursions
  • Gratuities on cruise
  • Headset
  • All airport and port taxes
  • Onboard meals including à la carte dinners
  • Sightseeing with expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary wi-fi onboard

Day 1 UK – Prague, Czech Republic

Travel to Prague where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Welcome to the Golden City of Prague

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

Take a guided city 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.

Day 3 Prague and Nuremberg (Embarkation)

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.

Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

This afternoon, board your Suite Ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board.

Day 4 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure host and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. 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.

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.

Day 5 Regensburg

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. 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. Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau.

Day 6 Passau

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.

Linz, Austria

Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

Day 7 Melk – Wachau Valley

Take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ, OR
Join your Avalon Adventure host for a morning hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the sky deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.


This evening, you may choose to attend an optional excursion to a Royal Waltz concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Day 8 Vienna

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.


Day 9 Budapest, Hungary

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 (Disembarkation) – UK

Disembark and transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Avalon Artistry II

Intimate and innovative, Avalon Artistry II is an Avalon Suite Ship which accommodates 128 passengers. With 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 each morning and retire to bed each evening facing the magnificent river views.

Ship Amenities

12 staterooms
Full-size closet mirror
Panorama Bistro
Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs and shade awnings
Fitness center
Complimentary Wi-Fi access
52 suites
Room service for breakfast & beverages
Self-serve beverage station with complimentary tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees
Sky Deck game area
Outside viewing deck
Well-stocked library
Wall-to-wall panoramic windows
Dining room
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
Sky Deck whirlpool
Complimentary computer use in public areas
Bicycles available onboard for complimentary check-out

InterContinental Prague
This first class hotel overlooking the Vltava river, is the ideal base to explore Prague’s historic sites. Official rating: 5 stars.

Hilton Prague
This centrally-located hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy the attractions of the spectacular city of Prague. Three restaurants, two bars and a health club await you after a day’s sightseeing. Official rating: 5 stars.

Andel’s by Vienna House Prague
Located in the fashionable ‘Andel’ district of Prague, the hotel features contemporary design and 231 modern rooms, topped off with a warm welcome. The hotel is surrounded by trendy shops, boutique stores and restaurants, and the Old Town is within walking distance. Official rating: 4 stars.


Please note, prices listed are guide prices only and are based on 2 people sharing and don’t include any additional supplements. Holiday prices are fluid and dynamic and may be changed at a moment’s notice, prior to booking, at which point they are confirmed. Please call the team free on 0800 707 6229 for more departure dates available and a quote.

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