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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

Danube Dreams

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia and Hungary, stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capital cities and charming towns along the way

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £1498pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Budapest
  • Bratislava
  • Melk Abbey
  • Passau

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Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way.

Passau, Germany, is called the City of Three Rivers as it lies at the confluence of the Danube, Inn, and Ilz rivers. Walk through the city with a local guide and admire the Patrician houses and baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, walk around the Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square. Enjoy the magnificent views as your river cruise takes you through the picturesque wine region of the Wachau Valley. Stop in Melk to visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Dürnstein to see the famous blue and white Stiftskirche and taste some of the local wines. Vienna makes an immediate impression with its lavish Hofburg Imperial Palace and neo-renaissance Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour of this magical city and then take time to explore on your own.

In Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, a guided walk takes you through the delightful Old Town and to the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. In Budapest a local expert shows you all the must-see sights. Then to round out this timeless European river cruise, take a stroll along Váci utca, the main shopping street, or take pictures from Fishermen’s Bastion, which provides the best panoramic views of Budapest. Your Danube River cruise is sure to make your dream a reality and fulfil your wish to experience the Danube’s legendary beauty and remarkable destinations along the way.

V146 Operated by Avalon Waterways

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Deggendorf - Budapest

Day 1 - UK - Deggendorf (Germany)

Fly from the UK and embark ship in Deggendorf. Evening cruise to Passau. (D)

Day 2 - Passau - Schlögen Oxbow

Join a guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along the Ilz River. Spend a little free time before sailing to Linz to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. Dock overnight in Linz. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Linz (Austria)

Take a guided walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, and the towering white–marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day guided optional excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Alternatively, feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Evening and overnight cruise to Melk. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Melk - Wachau Valley - Durnstein

Take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles and charming villages on your way to Dürnstein. Join a guided walk and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, or join a guided hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship. Overnight cruise to Vienna. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Vienna

Visit Austria’s largest art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, including the Kunstkammer's remarkable collection of more than 2,100 valuable objects, which were collected through the centuries by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg. Venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a guided optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time why not stroll through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse - the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. Later 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. Dock overnight in Vienna. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Enjoy a leisurely morning sail to Bratislava. Take a guided city walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. Overnight cruising to Budapest. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

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 cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube. Dock overnight in Budapest. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Budapest - UK

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

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Budapest - Deggendorf

Day 1 - UK - Budapest (Hungary)

Fly from the UK to Budapest and embark ship. Dock overnight in Budapest. (D)

Day 2 - Budapest

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. Evening and overnight cruising to Bratislava. (B, L, D)

Day 3 - Bratislava (Slovakia)

Take a guided city walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall and fantastic St. Martin’s Cathedral. Enjoy some free time to take Nordic walking sticks from the ship and hike to Bratislava Castle. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. Overnight cruising to Vienna. (B, L, D)

Day 4 - Vienna

Visit Austria’s largest art museum, the Kunsthistorisches Museum, including the Kuntskammer’s remarkable collection of more than 2,100 valuable objects, which were collected through the centuries by the emperors and archdukes of Habsburg, or venture into the Habsburg empire with a morning guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. You may decide to take a guided optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, the former imperial summer home and vast gardens with a history spanning 300 years of the Habsburg monarchy. In your free time, why not stroll through pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse - the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna, or take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café to enjoy authentic Austrian confections of Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. Later 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. OVernight cruising to Durnstein. (B, L, D)

Day 5 - Dürnstein - Wachau Valley - Melk

Join a guided walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart who was imprisoned in the castle during the Crusades, or join a guided hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube and the Wachau Valley below. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk. 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 flavors of the Wachau Valley at a Wine Tasting on board. Evening and overnight cruising to Linz. (B, L, D)

Day 6 - Linz

Take a guided walk through the city’s historic and beautiful sites along the shore of the Danube and see Hauptplatz, Austria’s largest medieval square, and the towering white-marble Trinity Column. Consider a full-day guided optional excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or visit the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Feel free to enjoy the afternoon on your own to bike along the banks of the Danube with a picnic from the ship, or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. Dock overnight in Linz. (B, L, D)

Day 7 - Schlögen Oxbow - Passau (Germany)

This morning, cruise through the Schlögen Oxbow, a particularly beautiful horseshoe-shaped bend of the river. Join a guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along the Ilz River. Spend a little free time before sailing to Deggendorf to walk the cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley or peek into St. Stephen’s Cathedral to possibly catch a concert rehearsal. Evening and overnight cruising to Deggendorf. (B, L, D)

Day 8 - Deggendorf - UK

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

For navigational reasons the Captain of the ship reserves the right to modify the cruise itinerary. Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • July
    • Jul 16th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £1958
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1958 Blue Water Price from: £2107 Blue Water Price from: £2807 Blue Water Price from: £2857 Blue Water Price from: £2956
    • Jul 23rd - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £2468
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2468 Blue Water Price from: £3228 Blue Water Price from: £3278 Blue Water Price from: £3318 Blue Water Price from: £4768
  • August
    • Aug 6th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £2474
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2474 Blue Water Price from: £3225 Blue Water Price from: £3384 Blue Water Price from: £4774
    • Aug 13th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £2242
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2242 Blue Water Price from: £2391 Blue Water Price from: £3092 Blue Water Price from: £3141 Blue Water Price from: £3241
    • Aug 13th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2028
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2028 Blue Water Price from: £2177 Blue Water Price from: £2927 Blue Water Price from: £3059
    • Aug 18th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Impression From: £2175
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2175 Blue Water Price from: £2936 Blue Water Price from: £2926 Blue Water Price from: £3025
    • Aug 20th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2205
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2205 Blue Water Price from: £2956 Blue Water Price from: £3055 Blue Water Price from: £4755
    • Aug 20th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £3000
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3000 Blue Water Price from: £3850
    • Aug 25th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Impression From: £2160
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2160 Blue Water Price from: £2910 Blue Water Price from: £3010
  • September
    • Sep 3rd - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £3147
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3147 Blue Water Price from: £3913 Blue Water Price from: £3897 Blue Water Price from: £3997
    • Sep 10th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £3132
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3132 Blue Water Price from: £3832 Blue Water Price from: £3882 Blue Water Price from: £3982 Blue Water Price from: £4982
    • Sep 17th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £3000
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3000 Blue Water Price from: £3149 Blue Water Price from: £3960 Blue Water Price from: £4000
    • Sep 24th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £3006
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3006 Blue Water Price from: £3155 Blue Water Price from: £3906 Blue Water Price from: £4006
  • October
    • Oct 1st - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2894
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2894 Blue Water Price from: £3596 Blue Water Price from: £3744 Blue Water Price from: £4944
    • Oct 1st - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £2733
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2733 Blue Water Price from: £2882 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3767 Blue Water Price from: £3732 Blue Water Price from: £4932
    • Oct 8th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £2465
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2465 Blue Water Price from: £2614 Blue Water Price from: £3365 Blue Water Price from: £3463
    • Oct 8th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2465
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2465 Blue Water Price from: £2614 Blue Water Price from: £3315 Blue Water Price from: £3365 Blue Water Price from: £3464 Blue Water Price from: £4914
    • Oct 15th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2659
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2659 Blue Water Price from: £3508
    • Oct 15th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £2432
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2432 Blue Water Price from: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3183 Blue Water Price from: £3282 Blue Water Price from: £4732
    • Oct 22nd - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Passion From: £2335
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2335 Blue Water Price from: £3036 Blue Water Price from: £3086 Blue Water Price from: £3186 Blue Water Price from: £4636
    • Oct 28th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2081
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2081 Blue Water Price from: £2782 Blue Water Price from: £2967 Blue Water Price from: £2931 Blue Water Price from: £4381
    • Oct 29th - Budapest to Deggendorf - Sailing on: Avalon Illumination From: £2079
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2079 Blue Water Price from: £2841 Blue Water Price from: £2830 Blue Water Price from: £2929 Blue Water Price from: £4379
  • November
    • Nov 4th - Deggendorf to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £1799
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1799 Blue Water Price from: £2499 Blue Water Price from: £2549 Blue Water Price from: £2648 Blue Water Price from: £4348

Price Information

  • Please note: Pricing is based on a fluid system so subject to daily change.
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