Danube Dreams River Cruise with Avalon – Save up to $4,000 per couple*




8 days

Deal Type

River Cruise

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Embark on a serene journey along the Danube River with Avalon through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary, pausing at some of Central Europe’s most captivating capitals and quaint towns.

👉🏻 Exclusive Savings of up to $4,000 per couple while earning up to 10,682 Qantas Frequent Flyer points when you travel on this Danube river cruise with Avalon. 

Begin in Passau, Germany, the “City of Three Rivers” with a guided tour of Patrician houses and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Linz, Austria, wander through Hauptplatz, the largest medieval square in Austria.

Cruise through the picturesque Wachau Valley, stopping in Melk to visit the Benedictine Abbey and in Dürnstein to see Stiftskirche and sample local wines.

In Vienna, renowned as the “City of Music,” visit Hofburg Imperial Palace and Vienna Opera House. Enjoy a guided tour and leisure time.

In Bratislava, Slovakia, stroll through the Old Town and visit the Gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral.

In Budapest, Hungary, see key landmarks expertly showcased by a local guide. end your trip with a stroll along Váci utca, or capture stunning vistas from Fishermen’s Bastion.

This Danube River cruise promises an exploration of timeless beauty and remarkable destinations to cherish forever.✨



Included Items

  • 7 Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches
  • 7 Dinners
  • Transport: State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
  • Signature Suite Ships℠ with spacious deluxe accommodations including Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
  • Gourmet cuisine with all meals onboard, including regional wine & beer with lunch & dinner
  • Choice of included daily onshore excursions, from immersive experiences to active adventures to sightseeing with Local Guides
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship (where available)
  • Professional Cruise Director and friendly staff (English speaking) who deliver renowned onboard service and relaxed luxury
  • Panoramic windows throughout the ship
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate and premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

Tour Company

Avalon Waterways

Tour Location


Deal Type

River Cruise


Danube Dreams

Danube Dreams

More Information

Cruise Itinerary +


Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Munich must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship and enjoy dinner on your first evening on board.

Meals Included: Dinner


Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet.

ACTIVE: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host for Hiking from Oberhaus along a trail down to the valley and along Ilz River, OR:

CLASSIC: Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.

Before sailing to Linz, take a little free time to explore Passau’s cobblestone streets and galleries of Artists’ Alley. Maybe stop at St. Stephen’s Cathedral to catch a concert rehearsal. This afternoon, cruise to Linz through the Danube’s dramatic horseshoe bend called Schlogen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner




Legendary and Lovely Linz: Visit the Adventure Centre for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

CLASSIC: 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 to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You may otherwise spend the afternoon on a biking picnic along the banks of the Danube or hike through Linz’s beautiful nature trails to POstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Frescoes above and vineyards below.

DURNSTEIN: A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

CLASSIC: Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Walk through the doors of Austrian history with a guided sightseeing tour of Artstetten Castle, OR:

CLASSIC: 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 Durnstein.

ACTIVE: Alternatively, experience the Wachau Valley from a unique perspective, join your Adventure Host for a bike ride along some of Wachau’s bike trails.

ACTIVE: Join a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:

CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle here during the Crusades.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Viennese Waltzes on the Blue Danube.

ACTIVE: Explore Vienna’s Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC: Explore the Habsburg empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-Winter residence of the Imperial Family, the grand Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, OR:

CLASSIC: After a short walk of Vienna, join a Guided Visit of Austria’s largest museum, the legendary Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts).

You may decide to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace-the former imperial summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. Spend free time strolling in the pedestrian Karntnerstrasse-the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local cafe to enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel. This evening, enjoy an unforgettable musical performance with an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Cathedral Coronations and a Crowning Castle.

ACTIVE: Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR:

CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk, including the quaint streets of Old Town, Town Hall, and the sight of royal coronations at St. Martin’s Cathedral.

Enjoy free time to discover on your own Bratislava, the beautiful capital of Slovakia, rich in history and culture, but also a green city with its forests and parks just a hop away from the city centre.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


War Heroes and Hot Water.

ACTIVE: Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or take in the beauty of Budapest while enjoying some free time 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.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

Meals Included: Breakfast


Ship Information +

Operated by one of Avalon Waterways’ river cruising Suite Ship’s, Avalon Passion, Avalon Impression or Avalon Expression.

Gracing Europe’s waterways with style and relaxed luxury as only Avalon can deliver, these Avalon ships live up to their name. Avalon guests experience this passion for new discoveries aboard this home-away-from-home to find two full decks of Panorama Suites, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that create river cruising’s only Open-Air Balcony. Spanning 200 square feet, the ships Panorama Suites are 30% larger than the industry standard. It’s the perfect place to stretch out on your window-facing Comfort Collection bed with the world at your feet.

Host a private cocktail party in the spacious sitting area-comfortably accommodating six guests. On board, passengers enjoy free Wi-Fi access, complimentary computer use in public areas, a Fitness Center with state-of-the-art equipment, an elevator, and an expansive Sky Deck with shade system, premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, deck games, and the delightful Sky Bistro for al fresco lunches of light grill fare.

Suites & Staterooms

  • Open–Air Balconies and Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows in all Panorama SuitesSM
  • Comfort Collection BedsSM with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Soft & firm pillows
  • Nightly turn-down service
  • Bedside tables with reading lamps
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • Full-size closet and mirror
  • Additional under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with wide selection of free movie channels and English-speaking TV
  • Direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary filtered water
  • Well-stocked mini bar
  • USB Ports
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L’Occitane® bath products & hairdryer
  • Large bathroom featuring shower with glass door
Panorama Suite

Panorama Suite


  • Chef-prepared onboard meals with regional cuisine and familiar favourites
  • Seasonal cuisine featuring the freshest local ingredients
  • Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Spacious, open-seating Panorama Dining Room
  • Daily breakfast buffet with full range of classic breakfast items, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and daily a la carte specials
  • Complimentary room service for Continental breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Daily lunch buffet featuring regional specialties, classic dishes, healthy Avalon Fresh® options and rotating chef’s features including carving & pasta stations. Alternatively, you may dine al fresco at our Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather and itinerary permitting) or enjoy a light lunch in the Panorama Lounge.
  • Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, and sweet treats
  • Four-course dinners with choice of appetisers, soups, salads, entrées and desserts or cheese
  • Linger over several selections from the Panorama Bistro’s tasting menu for a less formal “sit-down” atmosphere
  • Complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
  • Avalon FlexDining® flexible dining times with menu & venue options
  • Vegetarian options at every meal, as well as vegan, low calorie, low fat, high fiber, low cholesterol, high energy and allergy-free selections
  • Panorama Lounge & Bar with premium spirits, cosy seating, panoramic windows & dance floor
  • Welcome & farewell cocktails with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Included Happy Hour every evening featuring house beer, wine, cocktails and a drink of the day
  • Cocktails with a view on the Sky Deck
  • Specialty coffees, espresso drinks and beWell Essence flavoured and infused water available throughout each day
Dining Room

Dining Room

Fitness & Wellness

  • Active shore excursions, both included and optional
  • Fitness Center
  • Avalon Adventure Center
  • Your place for active gear* and activities through your Avalon Adventure HostSM, including:
  • Bikes
  • Maps for hiking, biking and jogging routes
  • Canoe and kayak excursions
  • Fitbits®
  • Walking sticks
  • Binoculars
  • Daypacks
  • Yoga mats
  • Fitness bands
Fitness Centre

Fitness Centre

Booking Terms & Conditions

Advertised price based on 11 November 2024 departure in Cat D cabin, price is per person twin share and reflects the $2,000 per person saving*. Pricing is correct as of 24 June 2024, subject to availability at the time of booking. Offers may be withdrawn or prices updated by the supplier at any time, so please enquire with our expert consultants for the latest pricing, terms and conditions. Single supplement may also apply. Special Offer: Offer valid for new 2024 and 2025 bookings made and deposited by 09/09/24 or until sold out. Offer applicable to Category D. Offer is strictly limited and subject to availability until sold out. Not combinable with other earlybird offers, except Welcome Back Credit and/or $100pp Second Tour Discount (may be applied when multiple cruises are booked at the same time for travel within the same calendar year). Offers can be withdrawn or amended at any time without notice. Additional restrictions may apply. Tour Code: WDB.

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