12 Days
Period
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
Location

Itinerary

Day 1 | 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.

 

Day 2 | Budapest (B)
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing Tour, 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 cafés 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.

 

Day 3 | Budapest (Embarkation) (B/D)
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 ShipSM.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

 

Day 4 | Vienna, Austria (B/L/D)
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

 

Day 5 | Vienna (B/L/D)
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections

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. Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Dürnstein.

OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

 

Day 6 | Dürnstein (B/L/D)
Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein

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: 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 co$ee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

MELK
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendours

Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. Enjoy the flavours of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

 

Day 7 | Passau, Germany (B/L/D)
Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

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. Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

 

Day 8 | Regensburg. (B/L/D)
Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

Join a Guided City Walk and 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 Roth.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

 

Day 9 | Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg (B/L/D)
Living Heritage and History Lessons

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. Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg—with its 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.

EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

 

Day 10 | Nuremberg (Disembarkation) – Prague, Czech Republic (B)
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.

 

Day 11 | Prague (B)
Gothic Cathedrals, Grand Castles, and Great Cuisine

Take a Guided City Walk, and visit the Hradčany 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.

 

Day 12 | Prague. (B)
Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning.

Always Included

• Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board
• Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, mains, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
• Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
• Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
• Onboard local entertainment
• Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

FOR A COMPLETE LIST OF STANDARD INCLUSIONS AND FEATURES, SEE INSIDE BACK COVER.

Your Choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations. In addition to included ACTIVE , DISCOVERY , and CLASSIC activities, we o$er Guided Optional Excursions with options to personalise your experience even more. And we are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

• CLASSIC Join a Guided City Tour of Vienna to see the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and spectacular St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
• Join a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the Habsburg home and gardens at the spectacular Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna.
• Spend free time to sample local dishes, libations, and confections.

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THE LATITUDE OF ELEGANCE. THE LONGITUDE OF EASE
THE POSSIBILITIES ARE AS WIDE OPEN AS THE VIEWS

If you want to see the world, cruise down its legendary rivers. If you want to see more of the world, look no further than Avalon Waterways. Our Suite Ships feature one-of-a-kind Panorama Suites, with the widest opening windows in river cruising, the industry’s only Open-Air Balcony, and beds facing the incredible views.

Beyond our wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows is a world waiting to be explored—your way. Whether you want to enjoy a guided walking tour of one of Europe’s great cities, join a cooking class or paddle a canoe, our Avalon Choice selections of Classic, Discovery and Active excursions offer a wide range of possibilities. When you prefer to explore on your own, we can help you with all the recommendations, information and gear you need with our new Adventure Center and AvalonGO Mobile App. And when it’s time to refuel, your dining options on board are as wide open as your views, with our new FlexDining choices.

FLOWING PRAISE

Almost as rewarding as showing our travellers the sights along the world’s most famous rivers are the awards and accolades we receive from the most respected names in travel—such as Cruise Critic’s “Best Cabins” award for our Panorama Suites—our beloved “Beds with a View” cabin design. Join us on the legendary waters of Europe, Southeast Asia, or South America to see why the experts and our guests are raving about the Avalon difference.

REDEFINING THE WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY
OUR VISION. YOUR VIEW

We’ve mastered the art of blending luxury with comfort, and now—blurring the line between outside and in. Not only are our Panorama Suites on our Suite Ships 30% larger than the industry standard staterooms, our wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows open wider than any other, creating river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony and an open invitation to discover and dream. And speaking of dreaming in our Panorama Suites,SM we’ve turned our beds to face the window, giving you a bed with a view for the sweetest visions ever. Even if you’re a seasoned traveller, you’ve never seen Europe like this.

NORTH, SOUTH & YOUR WAY
CHART YOUR COURSE AND MAKE YOUR CRUISE YOUR OWN WITH AVALON CHOICE

Avalon has designed included excursions and onboard activities for a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the included tours, adventures, and events that interest you most, so you can enjoy your cruise your way.

CLASSIC – Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
DISCOVERY – We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities designed to speak to your interests—from cooking classes, to painting workshops—to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
ACTIVE – Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go—from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.

In addition, our selection of optional excursions allows you to personalise your experience to suit your individual interests, passions, and style. Or, enjoy plenty of free-time opportunities for independent adventures. We are there to help with suggestions, and our exclusive AvalonGO Mobile App brings it all to life.

YOU FIRST
THE ART OF MAKING YOU FEEL AT HOME

We don’t just reserve the warmth and comfort for your room on an Avalon river cruise—we carry our welcoming spirit throughout the entire ship and spill it onto shore. From the Captain and Cruise Director to your stateroom attendant and wait staff, we deliver exquisite service that’s professional, approachable, and informative. Our approach is never stuffy, but creates an atmosphere of relaxed luxury—like our casual and comfortable dress code that’s defined only by your individual preference. After all, your comfort is our top priority, both on and off the ship. Our friendly Local Guides are there to greet you at every port with engaging tales that bring you closer to your destination. Whether you’re on board or on shore, we take special care to ensure that you are perfectly taken care of every step of the way.

EXCLUSIVE MEETS INCLUSIVE
THE RIGHT INCLUSIONS ON BOARD AND ON SHORE

Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner. Onboard enrichment activities. Onshore excursions with Local Guides. Special onboard entertainment. Even a customised mobile app loaded with navigation and suggestions to fuel your free time. An exclusive experience features all the right inclusions, yet still leaves room for personalisation—like our FlexDining options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board. In addition to little luxuries like complimentary Wi-Fi and around-the-clock cappuccinos, Avalon gives you the greatest luxury of all—the freedom to customise your cruise with endless options and innovative tools.

SMALL DETAILS. BIG DIFFERENCE
THE AVALON TOUCH IN EVERY DETAIL

When it comes to the little touches, we think big—like your choice of firmness in our exclusive Comfort Collection beds and pillows, the plushest of towels, L’Occitane® bath products atop marble countertops, premium spirits at the upscale bar, and rich Lavazza coffees in the Club Lounge. You deserve the best of everything when you’re on holiday, including what you need to maintain your healthy lifestyle. On our ships, you’ll enjoy a state of- the-art fitness centre, free bicycles for use in select ports, and a bubbling whirlpool on the Sky Deck awaiting your return.

FROM VIEW TO TABLE
SAVOUR THE LOCAL FLAVOURS OF THE WORLD

From morning breakfast to elegant dinners, Avalon frees your taste buds from the ordinary. Using the freshest local ingredients, our talented chefs prepare mouthwatering recipes from the region through which you’re travelling and present them in a variety of inspiring settings. Our FlexDining approach to onboard dining dispenses with strict seating times and limited restaurant options. Choose the onboard dining venue that suits your mood—from a breezy al fresco lunch at the Sky Grill to an elegant four-course dinner in the glass-walled dining room. For a less formal “sitdown” atmosphere, take a more casual approach to fine dining while mingling over several satisfying selections in our Panorama Bistro. Whichever table setting you choose, you’ll savour local flavours and the familiar favourites you may crave—as well as our Avalon Fresh® menu options—throughout your holiday. On an Avalon cruise, every meal is part of the journey.

FRESH AIR. FRESH FARE
AVALON FRESH.® BRINGING AMAZING TO YOUR PLATE

Who says healthy cuisine can’t be inspiring? On an Avalon Waterways river cruise, you can take an indulgent holiday without drifting from your healthy habits. You’ll appreciate the choice to eat healthy at every meal with our Avalon Fresh® options—exclusive selections created in collaboration with Austrian chefs Leo and Karl Wrenkh, leaders in the emerging healthy dining movement. With the freshest ingredients from local farms and suppliers, we serve clean, surprising flavours with a dash of innovation. These creative yet wholesome options are available on board at every meal. Whether you’re looking for an energising juice at breakfast, an artfully crafted salad at lunch, or a high-protein plate at dinner, Avalon Fresh allows you to fuel your ventures—and nutritional values day or night.

THE ADVENTURE IS UP TO YOU
SETTING YOUR SPIRIT IN MOTION

Watching centuries of history slowly pass you by is an adventure in itself. But what if elevating your heart rate a few extra beats is more your speed? Meet your Avalon Adventure Host. In addition to included active excursions, your Adventure Host holds the gear, maps, and guidance for optional and free-time pursuits on board and on shore. With a visit to our Adventure Center, you can check out a bike for a scenic ride through town, grab Nordic walking sticks and hike to a hillside vineyard or castle, or join a jog or active walk through the great cities or the great outdoors. Whether you’re looking for an optional kayaking excursion or a complimentary yoga class on the Sky Deck, your Adventure Host can make it happen.

ACTIVE DISCOVERY CRUISES

Everyone travels to see new things, but many travel to do new things as well. With our Active Discovery river cruises, Avalon offers activities for travellers with varying interests and for all energy and fitness levels. From action-packed experiences and interactive discoveries, to traditional sightseeing, you can tailor a holiday to suit your interests and pace.

PACK YOUR PASSIONS
AVALON SPECIAL INTEREST RIVER CRUISES

When packing your polos and pashminas, there’s no reason to leave your passions and pursuits behind. Whether you’re a gardener or a golfer, we have your special interests in mind with opportunities to improve your green thumb and your game on the greens. Your appreciation for a well-crafted Pilsner—no need to leave it behind. Your insatiable appetite for the world’s most fascinating chapters of history—you can pack that too. Our Special Interest Cruises unite you with your pastimes—and other like-minded enthusiasts—both on the ship and off.

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