13 Day The Blue Danube Discovery

Avalon River Cruise starting in Budapest and finishing in Prague

Read 14 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 13 Day The Blue Danube Discovery. This timeless Europe river cruise holiday begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, then sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and end with...read more
Overview
Operator: Avalon
Type: River Cruise (Premium)
Duration: 13 Days
From: Budapest to Prague
Tour Code: WBN
Visits: Hungary, Austria, Germany, Czech Republic
Our Price From:
$ 3,517
Per Person ($AU)
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Arrive In Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest, Hungary's lively capital spanning the banks of the Danube. The remainder of the day is free to start exploring Eastern Europe's most cosmopolitan metropolis.
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Budapest
Whether you're seeing the sights, shopping for handcrafted embroidery or Herend porcelain, or basking in the coffee house culture over a rich cream cake in the renowned Gerbeaud Cafe, Budapest's unique energy is positively palatable. On your GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR, see Heroes' Square as well as the massive hilltop castle complex with its remarkable Fishermen's Bastion and 11th-century Matthias Church, the coronation spot of several Hungarian monarchs. Be sure to take note of the city's eight bridges-famous sights in and of themselves-which connect ancient Buda on the right bank with Pest on the left. You may even want to walk across Chain Bridge, built in 1849 and a symbol of Budapest. (B)
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Budapest (Embark)
You have time this morning to explore Budapest further. Perhaps visit St. Stephen's Basilica for marvelous views of the city from its viewing platform. This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (B/D)
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Budapest - Vienna, Austria
Enjoy a day of relaxation on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery on both banks of the Danube. Hungary is on your left as you cruise upriver and Slovakia is on your right. The two countries share the Danube for a 93-kilometre (58-mile) stretch, with the border in the middle of the river. This evening, arrive in Vienna, Austria's capital. Known as the "City of Music," it inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. An optional concert is available during your stay. (B/L/D)
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Vienna
Once the centre of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Austria's magical capital on the blue Danube is a showcase of gilded architecture. This 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, countless other sights your LOCAL GUIDE will show you during an included CITY SIGHTSEEING TOUR. Stroll through the delightful pedestrian Karntnerstrasse, and be sure to take a break and enjoy a piece of decadent Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in one of the classic Viennese coffee houses, historic institutions that helped shape Viennese culture! (B/L/D)
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Durnstein - Melk
Durnstein, known for the magnificent baroque, blue Stiftskirche built in the 1700s, is right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. The main street of this small town-with a population of less than 1,000 people-is lined with 16th-century homes and charming cobblestone streets. This morning, your Local Guide will take you on an included WALKING TOUR and tell you the tale of England's King Richard the Lionheart, who was imprisoned in the castle whose ruins still stand above the town. During lunchtime, 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, one of Europe's largest monasteries. The abbey houses an ornate library with over 80,000 printed books and 2,000 manuscripts. You'll be captivated by the splendour of the church with its frescoed ceilings, stunning high altar, marble statues, and 60 metre (210-foot) high cupola. The view from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! This evening, sample some of the Wachau Valley's FAMOUS WINES. (B/L/D)
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Passau, Germany
Today, you might wish to choose from a couple of full-day optional excursions: to Salzburg, taking in some of The Sound of Music sights or to medieval Eesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Alternatively, you may choose to stay on the ship and relax as you cruise to Passau, uniquely located where the Inn, Ilz, and Danube Rivers converge. Passau is a maze of narrow cobblestone streets lined with beautiful patrician houses and dominated by St. Stephen's Cathedral, a masterpiece of Italian baroque architecture. Take in the highlights on the included GUIDED WALK. (B/L/D)
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Regensburg
Dating back to the time of the Celts around 500 BC, Regensburg is one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. Established during the Holy Roman Empire and the only German city not bombed during WWII, Regensburg has at least 1,300 listed buildings of historic interest. Architectural highlights of your GUIDED WALK 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. Wander through the city's lanes and alleys to discover the many mansions with high towers. Wealthy families built these towers to emphasize their status and wealth during the Middle Ages, and many still remain today. Walk across the 12th-century Steinerne Brucke (Stone Bridge), the oldest of its kind in Germany. Grab a beer and enjoy an included SNACK at the 17th-century Historische Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen), one of Germany's oldest restaurants. Here-where the locals congregate-feel the vibrant atmosphere and take in the remarkable views along the river. Before dinner, we'll introduce you to some of Germany's FAMOUS BEERS. (B/L/D)
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Nuremberg
Although 90% of Nuremberg's Old Town suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it has been restored to the glory it once knew as the unofficial capital of the Holy Roman Empire. This afternoon, choose a GUIDED SIGHTSEEING TOUR and marvel at this thousand-year-old city's medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Kaiserburg (Imperial Castle), or join a more specialised NUREMBERG RALLY GROUNDS tour. (B/L/D)
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Nuremberg (Disembark) - Prague, Czech Republic
After breakfast, say goodbye to your crew and travel by motorcoach to Prague, the "Golden City." (B)
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Prague
Prague is a 1,200-year-old city preserved in time, and, unlike other Central European capitals, it was not bombed during the 20th-century wars. A LOCAL GUIDE shows you its best-known treasures, such as the Old Town's Astronomical Clock, built in 1410 and once the envy of all of Europe; HRADCANY CASTLE GROUNDS; St. Vitus Cathedral; and the Charles Bridge, the oldest bridge in Prague. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books. Mix with the locals in Wenceslas Square, an important meeting point where people demonstrated against the communist regime; or watch performers on Charles Bridge. (B)
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Prague
Enjoy a free day to explore the city at your own pace. Perhaps visit the Communist Museum, sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner, or stroll along the Vltava River. Your Cruise Director will have other suggestions for things to do. (B)
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Prague
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
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Budapest, Hungary
Welcome to Budapest-Hungary's Captivating Capital The day is yours to relax and enjoy Eastern Europe's shining city on the Danube.
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Budapest
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe. Classic - Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes' Square. Take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying a free afternoon exploring such famous sights as the Chain Bridge. Get to know the city's cafes and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube. You may choose to enjoy Hungarian cuisine in an Optional Wine-and-Dine Dinner this evening. (B)
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Budapest (Embark)
Time for Coffee, and Confections. With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Try Budapest's famous thermal bath spas, then lunch in a garden or rooftop eatery before boarding your Suite Ship. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (B/D)
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Vienna, Austria
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B/L/D)
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Vienna
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections. 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 Schonbrunn 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 Durnstein. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN (B/L/D)
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Durnstein
Fairytale Castles, Kings, Cobblestones of Delightful Durnstein. Classic - Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR: Active - Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK: Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendours. Classic - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. Discovery - Enjoy the flavours of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B/L/D)
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Passau, Germany
Go for Baroque in Passau-Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. 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 Cesky Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG . (B/L/D)
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Regensburg
Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. Classic - Join a Guided City Walk and see 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. Discovery - Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B/L/D)
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Roth Nuremberg Excursion
Living Heritage and History Lessons. 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. Classic - Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg-with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR; Classic - Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich. EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG (B/L/D)
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Nuremberg (Disembark) - Prague, Czech Republic
Welcome to Prague! Explore the City of 100 Spires. Enjoy free time to explore the Golden City of Prague and its surrounding countryside. Consider sampling delicious plum dumplings and traditional Pilsner lager beside the Vltava River. (B)
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Prague
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine. Classic - Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradcany Castle Grounds; see St. Vitus Cathedral, and Old Town's Astronomical Clock. Spend free time hiking the nearby hillsides, or stay in town to stroll the city of Prague to photograph its stunning cityscape. You might catch the entertaining street performers, visit the market stalls at Charles Bridge, and sample Prague's famous beer varieties in a local restaurant. Tonight, you may decide to join us for an Optional Folklore Dinner Show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting. (B)
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Prague
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)
Avalon Inclusions
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River Cruise Inclusions
  • CRUISE: Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom (Category E) with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds.
  • BUDAPEST: Guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes' Square, onboard welcome reception.
  • VIENNA: Guided sightseeing.
  • DURNSTEIN-MELK: Guided walk in Durnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey and wine tasting.
  • PASSAU: Guided walk.
  • REGENSBURG: Guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstkuche; beer tasting.
  • ROTH-NUREMBERG: Choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour.
  • PRAGUE: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds.
  • SIGHTSEEING: Your day-by-day itinerary indicates in UPPERCASE all inside visits, special features, and guided sightseeing. All included guided sightseeing is conducted by a Certified Local Guide. Choose the sightseeing pace that suits you: Leisurely, Traditional, or Independent (where available).
  • LOCAL FAVOURITES: Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans, and experts, designed to enrich your cruise.
  • MEALS: are indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D); Captain's welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapes; Welcome dinner; Daily Afternoon Tea; Daily Night Fare; Farewell dinner; Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.
Included Meals
  • 12 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
River Cruise Inclusions
  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds for a great night's sleep.
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath products.
  • MEALS: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary, including daily four-course a la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh healthy cuisine options.
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel.
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides.
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore.
  • Onboard local entertainment.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship.
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions.
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions.
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey.
  • Gratuities to Cruise Director, Crew, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only.
Included Meals
  • 11 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Prices are for land/cruise only. International flights not included.
Reviews (14)
Trip reviews from past clients of Global Journeys who have travelled on The Blue Danube Discovery with Avalon.
NSW, Australia
May 2017
2 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Wonderful Cruise”
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We had travelled with Avalon previously and again found them to be excellent. The included excursions were very good and there was an extensive range of optional excursions offered. Everything was taken care of so we had a wonderful carefree holiday.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2016
3 Helpful Votes
1 Trip
“Delightful Danube Cruise”
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Avalon Waterways 'hardware' lived up to all expectations. The October weather was better than average but we just managed to complete the full cruise as a lack of rain meant the Danube was only just navigable (shallow water) at the Nurenberg end. Food was generally very good though the breakfast and lunch menus were similar daily (but of a good quality). Shore excursions varied from very interesting and enjoyable to one or two that were a little mundane. Their pricing seemed on the expensive side when compared to the purchase of similar tours in situ. There was plenty of opportunity for own adventures, however. The crew were very helpful, though I think that at the end of the cruise season they may have been a little tired and were a bit reluctant to enter conversation; this may have been to do with language too as I only speak English.

Cities visited on this cruise (Blue Danube Discovery - Budapest to Prague) were well chosen for history, architecture and culinary experiences. Passengers were a good bunch, dominated by North Americans (American cruise line?). Overall I was very pleased to complete this journey which has been a long term objective and I would recommend it. Booking was easy through Global Journeys with one comment that contact seemed to be principally by email following voice message. Direct phone communication may have been easier on one or two occasions (minor comment after a hassle free experience).
VIC, Australia
Aug 2016
1 Helpful Vote
2 Trips
“2nd Great Avalon Waterways River Cruise”
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Trip booked through Global Journeys went very smoothly. Avalon Illumination was all we could have hoped for. Food, crew and accommodation excellent. Guides on tours were exceptional - especially Helena in Prague. The best part of the cruise was friendships formed with travelers from other countries.
SA, Australia
Jul 2016
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Relaxing and scenic holiday”
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The best part of this holiday was floating down the Danube watching the scenery gliding past like some endless giant picture postcard.....our suite and bathroom were both immaculate and of decent proportions, while the bed was extremely comfortable. Our fellow passengers were sociable and friendly, but there was still ample opportunity and space to do your own thing when it suited.
QLD, Australia
Oct 2015
1 Helpful Vote
1 Trip
“Would definitely go with Avalon again”
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We loved the experience of the river boat having only ever travelled on cruise ships previously. The staff were excellent as was the food. We found the shore excursions a little tiresome with too much information provided by the local guides. It is impossible to remember all this information and really, if you want to know something, just look it up on the internet when you get home. The places they showed us were great but we were standing far too long listening to the history lesson. Global Journeys, as usual were fantastic with the booking and paper work with a great thanks to Hannah Campbell in this regard. We would definitely go with Avalon again and will always book with Global Journeys. They always seem to come up with the best price as well as being very professional.
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Gratuities: Gratuities Included
Airport Transfers: Available, Not Included
Balconies: French & Private Balcony
Shore Excursions: Included
Drinks: Wine & Beer Included with Meals
Destinations: Asia & Europe
Deck Plans
Category E
Stateroom
Category D
Stateroom
Category B
Panorama Suite
Category A
Panorama Suite
Category P
Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Suite
Ship Profile
Indigo Deck
Sapphire Deck
Royal Deck
Sky Deck
Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Avalon Suite Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Category E & D Staterooms
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Category E & D Staterooms

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Category B, P & A Panorama Suites
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Category B, P & A Panorama Suites

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Royal Suites
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Royal Suites

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Deck Plans
Ship Profile
Indigo Deck
Sapphire Deck
Royal Deck
Sky Deck
Cabin Types
* Images and floor plans are indicative of Avalon Suite Ships. Cabin layout and decor may differ between ships.
Category E & D Staterooms
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Category E & D Staterooms

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Category B, P & A Panorama Suites
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Category B, P & A Panorama Suites

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (200 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
Royal Suites
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Royal Suites

  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window measuring 11'- 50% larger than industry standard (300 sq ft)
  • Wall-to-wall Panoramic Window opens to transform the living space into a large Open-Air-Balcony
  • Open-Air-Balcony with spacious sitting area
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water
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Prices & Dates
Travelling Solo Savings!
No single supplement on all 2018 Avalon Europe & Asia river cruises! All stateroom categories (excluding Suites) T&C's apply.
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Have you booked a trip with Global Journeys previously? Thanks! Save an additional $50 per person (up to $100 per booking) off the trip of your choice (over 6 days in length). This saving is open for a period of 4 years from the date of last booking you made with Global Journeys.
Travelling Solo Savings!
No single supplement on all 2018 Avalon Europe & Asia river cruises! All stateroom categories (excluding Suites) T&C's apply.
Welcome Back Credit
Past Avalon Waterways clients booking now for travel in 2019 will have received their Welcome Back Credit (WBC) of $200 discount per person, per trip which will be applied to your booking. For travellers booking from 1st Jan 2019 you'll receive a Welcome Back Credit (WBC) to use on your next trip.
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per person

5,081

per person

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Sunday
07 Oct 2018
Friday
19 Oct 2018
MS Vista

5,583

per person

790

per person

4,793

per person

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Wednesday
10 Oct 2018
Monday
22 Oct 2018
MS Impression

5,461

per person

785

per person

4,676

per person

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Friday
12 Oct 2018
Wednesday
24 Oct 2018
MS Luminary

5,461

per person

785

per person

4,676

per person

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Wednesday
17 Oct 2018
Monday
29 Oct 2018
MS Expression

5,340

per person

1,068

per person

4,272

per person

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Wednesday
24 Oct 2018
Monday
05 Nov 2018
MS Passion

5,218

per person

1,063

per person

4,155

per person

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Tuesday
30 Oct 2018
Sunday
11 Nov 2018
MS Visionary

4,854

per person

1,337

per person

3,517

per person

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Tuesday
09 Apr 2019
Saturday
20 Apr 2019
MS Imagery II

4,986

per person

1,142

per person

3,844

per person

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Tuesday
16 Apr 2019
Saturday
27 Apr 2019
MS Illumination

5,105

per person

907

per person

4,198

per person

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Sunday
21 Apr 2019
Thursday
02 May 2019
MS Envision

5,402

per person

919

per person

4,483

per person

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Sunday
05 May 2019
Thursday
16 May 2019
MS Envision

5,580

per person

686

per person

4,894

per person

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Tuesday
14 May 2019
Saturday
25 May 2019
MS Illumination

5,699

per person

691

per person

5,008

per person

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Sunday
19 May 2019
Thursday
30 May 2019
MS Envision

5,699

per person

691

per person

5,008

per person

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Tuesday
21 May 2019
Saturday
01 Jun 2019
MS Imagery II

5,699

per person

691

per person

5,008

per person

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Sunday
02 Jun 2019
Thursday
13 Jun 2019
MS Envision

5,699

per person

451

per person

5,248

per person

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Sunday
09 Jun 2019
Thursday
20 Jun 2019
MS Impression

5,699

per person

691

per person

5,008

per person

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Sunday
30 Jun 2019
Thursday
11 Jul 2019
MS Envision

5,580

per person

686

per person

4,894

per person

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Tuesday
02 Jul 2019
Saturday
13 Jul 2019
MS Imagery II

5,580

per person

926

per person

4,654

per person

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Sunday
07 Jul 2019
Thursday
18 Jul 2019
MS Impression

5,580

per person

926

per person

4,654

per person

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Sunday
14 Jul 2019
Thursday
25 Jul 2019
MS Envision

5,580

per person

926

per person

4,654

per person

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Tuesday
23 Jul 2019
Saturday
03 Aug 2019
MS Passion

5,580

per person

926

per person

4,654

per person

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Sunday
28 Jul 2019
Thursday
08 Aug 2019
MS Envision

5,580

per person

926

per person

4,654

per person

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Friday
02 Aug 2019
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
MS Artistry II

5,580

per person

686

per person

4,894

per person

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Sunday
04 Aug 2019
Thursday
15 Aug 2019
MS Impression

5,580

per person

686

per person

4,894

per person

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Sunday
11 Aug 2019
Thursday
22 Aug 2019
MS Envision

5,580

per person

686

per person

4,894

per person

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Sunday
25 Aug 2019
Thursday
05 Sep 2019
MS Envision

5,699

per person

691

per person

5,008

per person

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Sunday
08 Sep 2019
Thursday
19 Sep 2019
MS Envision

6,055

per person

465

per person

5,590

per person

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Sunday
22 Sep 2019
Thursday
03 Oct 2019
MS Envision

6,055

per person

465

per person

5,590

per person

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Tuesday
24 Sep 2019
Saturday
05 Oct 2019
MS Imagery II

6,055

per person

465

per person

5,590

per person

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Thursday
26 Sep 2019
Monday
07 Oct 2019
MS Visionary

5,936

per person

460

per person

5,476

per person

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Sunday
06 Oct 2019
Thursday
17 Oct 2019
MS Envision

5,699

per person

691

per person

5,008

per person

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Tuesday
15 Oct 2019
Saturday
26 Oct 2019
MS Illumination

5,461

per person

681

per person

4,780

per person

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Tuesday
09 Apr 2019
Saturday
20 Apr 2019
MS Imagery II

7,491

per person

2,687

solo traveller

4,804

solo traveller

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Tuesday
16 Apr 2019
Saturday
27 Apr 2019
MS Illumination

7,675

per person

2,757

solo traveller

4,918

solo traveller

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Sunday
21 Apr 2019
Thursday
02 May 2019
MS Envision

8,135

per person

2,932

solo traveller

5,203

solo traveller

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Sunday
05 May 2019
Thursday
16 May 2019
MS Envision

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Tuesday
14 May 2019
Saturday
25 May 2019
MS Illumination

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Sunday
19 May 2019
Thursday
30 May 2019
MS Envision

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Tuesday
21 May 2019
Saturday
01 Jun 2019
MS Imagery II

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Sunday
02 Jun 2019
Thursday
13 Jun 2019
MS Envision

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Sunday
09 Jun 2019
Thursday
20 Jun 2019
MS Impression

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Sunday
30 Jun 2019
Thursday
11 Jul 2019
MS Envision

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Tuesday
02 Jul 2019
Saturday
13 Jul 2019
MS Imagery II

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Sunday
07 Jul 2019
Thursday
18 Jul 2019
MS Impression

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Sunday
14 Jul 2019
Thursday
25 Jul 2019
MS Envision

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Tuesday
23 Jul 2019
Saturday
03 Aug 2019
MS Passion

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Sunday
28 Jul 2019
Thursday
08 Aug 2019
MS Envision

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Friday
02 Aug 2019
Tuesday
13 Aug 2019
MS Artistry II

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Sunday
04 Aug 2019
Thursday
15 Aug 2019
MS Impression

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Sunday
11 Aug 2019
Thursday
22 Aug 2019
MS Envision

8,411

per person

3,037

solo traveller

5,374

solo traveller

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Sunday
25 Aug 2019
Thursday
05 Sep 2019
MS Envision

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Sunday
08 Sep 2019
Thursday
19 Sep 2019
MS Envision

9,148

per person

3,318

solo traveller

5,830

solo traveller

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Sunday
22 Sep 2019
Thursday
03 Oct 2019
MS Envision

9,148

per person

3,318

solo traveller

5,830

solo traveller

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Tuesday
24 Sep 2019
Saturday
05 Oct 2019
MS Imagery II

9,148

per person

3,318

solo traveller

5,830

solo traveller

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Thursday
26 Sep 2019
Monday
07 Oct 2019
MS Visionary

8,963

per person

3,247

solo traveller

5,716

solo traveller

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Sunday
06 Oct 2019
Thursday
17 Oct 2019
MS Envision

8,596

per person

3,108

solo traveller

5,488

solo traveller

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Tuesday
15 Oct 2019
Saturday
26 Oct 2019
MS Illumination

8,227

per person

2,967

solo traveller

5,260

solo traveller

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Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.
Deluxe Stateroom E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 242
Panorama Suite B $ 1,397
Panorama Suite A $ 1,457
Panorama Suite P $ 1,579
Royal Suite S $ 2,429
Deluxe Stateroom E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 249
Panorama Suite B $ 1,399
Panorama Suite A $ 1,459
Panorama Suite P $ 1,579
Royal Suite S $ 2,659

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