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Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery

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Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Avalon Waterways
Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Avalon Waterways
Di "Although I rated tour good for what we actually did do, there was about 2/3 of the Danube cruise omitted due to low water which severely impacted on the cruise aspect. Cancelling the cruise from Budapest to Vienna past Bratislava was only very partially compensated for by offering the free musical concert in Vienna ( after bus ride to Vienna). What some of us wanted, and did not get from Avalon, ..."
Excellent
26 reviews
Starts
Budapest
+6 Destinations
Danube
Ends
Prague
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Highlights

Start in Budapest and end in Prague ! With the river cruise tour Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery, you have a 12 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Prague and through Budapest, Hungary and 7 other destinations in Europe. Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Max Group Size
160
Travel style
River Cruise, European Christmas Markets

26 Reviews

Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Average
8%
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0%
Bad
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  • JS
    Written on May 3, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    We were looked after very well. It was unfortunate, we had mechanical problem. Tony over came the problem by organising coaches and taking us out on excursions as best as possible. In Prague, Helena was our tour guide, we had many many tour guides, but... Read more

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  • C
    Written on January 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We didnt have low water issues. We loved the Danube cruise. Did alot on our own and saved 1000s. Avalon exceeded expectations. Only peculiar events were when docked aside other river boats. No big deal as we only spent nights on board. Views were... Read more

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  • NJ
    Written on December 17, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    We had some trouble because the level of the river was low, and so a lot of our tour ended up being bus rides, and not on the boat as we were expecting. We received a partial refund for this, but it was not nearly enough to cover the amount of trip lost.... Read more

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  • EH
    Written on November 6, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The tour checked off what it needed to do, but fall short of expectations on delivering a high end experience.

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  • JB
    Written on November 4, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Despite the conditions of the river and sometimes weather most things we enjoyed. Sometimes a little rushed going from a meal to a scheduled tour. Free time in most places pretty limited. Some items at breakfast not hot enough. Food presented was on the... Read more

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  • C
    Written on October 10, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    My husband and I were to board the ship "Illumination" on October 10th sailing from Budapest. We would be on our flight as I type but checking in 24 hours ago for our Lufthansa flight ago we realized that there was a problem. We then noticed that an email... Read more

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  • RV
    Written on October 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our Blue Danube tour with Avalon was an experience of a lifetime. Although water levels were low and this required some tweaking to the itinerary, they managed it very well without detracting from the experience. Accommodation on the Avalon ship was of a... Read more

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  • KK
    Written on September 15, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I thought it very good. I will not repeat it, as it is an extreme indulgence. The tours were quite good. It would be excellent to include scientifically oriented discussions, e.g., on the changes to Weinbau due to global warming.

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  • DS
    Written on September 12, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Although I rated tour good for what we actually did do, there was about 2/3 of the Danube cruise omitted due to low water which severely impacted on the cruise aspect. Cancelling the cruise from Budapest to Vienna past Bratislava was only very partially... Read more

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  • SR
    Written on September 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    A wonderful cruise. Too bad the low water level on the Danube River created difficulties with the embarkation point and final destination. The crew and cruise director made a great effort to make as much of the itinerary work as possible. Avalon is a... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
  2. Day 2: BUDAPEST
  3. Day 3: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)
  4. Day 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  5. Day 5: VIENNA
  6. Day 6: KREMS
  7. Day 7: PASSAU, GERMANY
  8. Day 8: REGENSBURG
  9. Day 9: NUREMBERG
  10. Day 10: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)–PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
  11. Day 11: PRAGUE
  12. Day 12: PRAGUE

Avalon Waterways Ships

  • Avalon Illumination
    Avalon Illumination
    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Illumination came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Imagery II
    Avalon Imagery II
    One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstan… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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    Very efficient and reliable. It is a pleasure doing business with this organization.

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About the countries

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Austria and Germany
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Czech Republic

Plugs & Adapters

Hungary, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Hungary, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Budapest is the starting point and Prague is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Avalon Waterways to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 95 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 28 August 2019 the full payment of $4,078 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 95 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $4078 for Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
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The following cards are accepted for Avalon Waterways tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 898 km.
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • 214 km
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • 61 km
  • Krems an der Donau (Austria)
  • 28 km
  • Melk (Austria)
  • 147 km
  • Passau (Germany)
  • 110 km
  • Regensburg (Germany)
  • 89 km
  • Nuremberg (Germany)
  • 250 km
  • Prague (Czech Republic)

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