The Blue Danube Discovery 2018

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The Blue Danube Discovery 2018 - Avalon Waterways
The Blue Danube Discovery 2018 - Avalon Waterways
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Start in Budapest and end in Prague ! With the river cruise tour The Blue Danube Discovery 2018, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Prague and through Budapest, Hungary and 10 other destinations in Europe. The Blue Danube Discovery 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
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  • FD
    Written on October 13, 2017
    3.5 - Good

    3 days in Prague wasn"t the experience it should have been due to the location of the hotel being on the opposite side of the river from the old town. The hotel was good but the location limited the experience. Shuttles were provided but times weren't helpful. Ours ,Andel , was not listed in their promotions. The included tours were underwhelming, mostly any place that didn't "t require an entrance fee. Free time on the tours was not enough to explore further. The focus was on optional tours at additional cost. Food was excellent Restaurant service was excellent Cruise Director was mediocre - suggesting concerns be referred to our travel agent. Beds and linens good . Cleanliness average - dirty dishes on 3 occasion s and hair in the eggs... Would Not travel Avalon again! Last river cruise 4 years ago ws on the Rhine with AMA...better experience all round.
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  • KW
    Written on July 26, 2017
    3.0 - Average

    We recently returned from the Legendary Danube cruise. Most of the tours were predominately motor coach. We saw some beautiful places, but our comfort was not at the top of the list. The dining room air conditioning was not able to keep up with the heat. Our entire table poured sweat every dinner and guests had to fan themselves and use their ice water glasses on their foreheads. Staff commented they were working on it, yet this continued everyday of our trip. As for the bus tours, it was near 90 degrees everyday and 2 of our drivers refused to turn on air conditioning or open a window. It was down right dangerous. Often we would smell raw sewage in our bathroom and room. The smell was strong enough to wake us in our sleep, and make me gag while showering in the morning. The internet was not dependable- as well as the television. Nuremburg is not worth the stop, but we definitely loved our 3 days in the hotel in Prague. Salzburg and Budapest are also beautiful. The staff was kind, pleasant and apologetic, but ineffective at solving problems.
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  • AR
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    We just came off an Avalon Waterways cruise - the Legendary Danube. Everything was great! We enjoyed our land tour on Prague for 4 days (included city tour) and the float along the Danube for the next 7 days was nothing less than spectacular. The people were the frosting on the cake - met some great folks (both guests and crew). For us, it was a great way to see 4 awesome countries and cities, villages & everything in between. Thank you all!!
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  • KG
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Last year my mom and I did the Capitals of Central Europe which was Prague to Budapest. Absolutely incredible. I'd do the exact same itinerary in a heartbeat. The whole ship experience was fantastic and the history and things we saw...out of this world. I'm a travel agent and I recommend Avalon above all other river cruise companies. I sell them with full confidence!
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  • MD
    Written on July 27, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Meals were fantastic, terrific staff
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  • LD
    Written on July 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    After 14 ocean and sea cruises, I thought this was the best. The food was better and it was friendlier.
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  • J
    Written on July 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Lovely and luxurious!
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  • IR
    Written on July 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    The best fluvial cruise Ever!
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  • HW
    Written on July 26, 2016
    5.0 - Excellent

    Good food, active itineraries, friendly staff. An overall great way to see Europe!
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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary
  2. Day 2: Budapest
  3. Day 3: Budapest (Embarkation)
  4. Day 4: Budapest–Vienna, Austria
  5. Day 5: Vienna
  6. Day 6: Dürnstein–Melk
  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
  13. Day 13: Prague

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    • March 29, 2018

      Does Avalon offer a senior discount on their cruises?

      Avalon does not offer any senior discounts, however, we recommend signing up to be a TourRadar member if you haven't already and that way you can be notified of any sales on at the time to ensure you do not miss out.

    • April 1, 2017

      Where can I find more detailed information about this tour?

      A trip note - which contains essential information about your trip will be given to you. Information such as the daily itinerary, where to meet on the first day, what time the trip starts, how to get to the joining point hotel, included activities, visa information, etc will be mentioned in there. Please contact us for this.

    • August 1, 2016

      Is the price per person or per couple?

      All the pricing on our site is per person twin share.

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    • Elvio18th May 2018
      When our chosen tour date was full other dates were suggested. The staff was patient in guiding us with regards to our many questions related to dietary needs and other information related to the trip. The staff was friendly and respectful on every phone call.



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    Austria and Germany
    Czech Republic

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    Hungary, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic


    Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.


    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.


    Budapest is the starting point and Prague is the endpoint.
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    TourRadar can request Avalon Waterways to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
    TourRadar only requires a deposit of $250 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 23 August 2018 the full payment of $2,509 is necessary.
    Cancellation policy
    No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2509 for The Blue Danube Discovery 2018, but the deposit of $250 is non-refundable.
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    Covering a total distance of approx 1,215 km.
    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • 214 km
    • Vienna (Austria)
    • 66 km
    • Durnstein (Austria)
    • 23 km
    • Melk (Austria)
    • 147 km
    • Passau (Germany)
    • 89 km
    • Salzburg (Austria)
    • 146 km
    • Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic)
    • 70 km
    • Passau (Germany)
    • 110 km
    • Regensburg (Germany)
    • 78 km
    • Roth (Germany)
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