The Legendary Danube

From the beauty and charm of Prague to the elegant grandeur of Budapest, you'll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise. Get to know Prague over three nights and visit the Hradcany Castle grounds and the Jewish Quarter. Tuck into authentic Czech dumplings and shop for hand-cut crystal; then drive to Nuremberg and set sail for medieval Regensburg and Passau. Enjoy guided sightseeing, music and art in Vienna and the historic sights of Budapest


Multiple itineraries are available:

Day 1


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Fly to Prague where you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 2


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Included today: Guided sightseeing, see the Astronomical Clock and visit Hradcany Castle grounds. Prague is a 1,200 year old city preserved in time. See its best-known treasures on a guided walking tour, including the Old Town's astronomical clock, Hradcany Castle grounds, St Vitus Cathedral and the Charles Bridge. Browse the shops for hand-cut crystal or art books, mingle with the locals in Wenceslas Square, an important meeting point and the site of famous demonstrations against the communist regime, or watch performers on Charles Bridge.

Day 3


Meals included

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

A free day for you to explore the city at leisure. Perhaps visit the Communist Museum; sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner; stroll along the banks of the Vltava River; discover the Jewish Quarter; or wander around Prague's medieval Old Town, dating from the 10th century. Your Cruise Director will have lots of suggestions for things to do.


InterContinental Prague

This first class hotel overlooking the Vltava river, is the ideal base to explore Prague’s historic sites. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Located on the banks of the Vltava River, the hotel is an easy walk from Old Town, Charles Bridge, the Jewish Quarter and Prague Castle. 

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Café
    • Health Centre and Fitness Centre
    • Salt water indoor swimming pool
InterContinental Prague

Hilton Prague

This centrally-located hotel is an ideal base from which to enjoy the attractions of the spectacular city of Prague. Three restaurants, two bars and a health club await you after a day's sightseeing. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • A 15 minute walk from the Old Town Square and Wenceslas Square and close to major attractions. The airport is 25 minutes away.

  • Facilities
    • Restaurant
    • Sky Bar & Lounge
    • Café Bistro
    • Swimming pool
    • Sauna
Hilton Prague

Four Seasons Hotel Prague

The hotel blends Renaissance, Classical and Baroque architectural styles to create an opulent stay in the Old Town of Prague, moments away from Charles Bridge. Official rating: 5 stars.

  • Location
    • Less than a minute's walk from the metro station and 5 minutes' walk from iconic Charles Bridge.

  • Facilities
    • Spa
    • Vitality pool
    • Italian restaurant
    • Room service
    • Bar

Prices & cabin details

Choose departure airport and date for prices


Staterooms available



"Very well organised and consistently aiming to please..."

20/06/2017 - Trusted Customer

"Great hospitality, could have he'd more inclusive excursions."

19/06/2017 - Trusted Customer

"A very happy experience "

17/06/2017 - Trusted Customer

Yes we would we found how much more friendly a small ship with less than 200 people on can be this was our first River Cruise. We are finding the big cruise ships are now very impersonal and when the ship docks it takes so long to disembark 3 or 4 thousand people and if more than one ship is in port it is so crowded so its river cruises for us from now on. Your staff are fantastic your service was brilliant thank you very much

I have said all I want thank you very much

"Very disappointing"

13/06/2017 - Trusted Customer

By ensuring that all of your passengers get a drink at the Captain's welcome before he and his crew/staff, and not after he had left. About 8 of us were left out despite being in the middle of the room. Very indifferent food, sometimes overcooked and sometimes undercooked. Very mundane selection of salads, but we appreciated the hot plates. Chaotic tours, mainly leaving only 25 minutes and once only 5 minutes, to look for ourselves. Uniformed guides/cruise director as to closures of sites to be seen. Leaving members of coach party when not on time to leave. Always in a hurry, and why did we end up in Lintz when we could have spent so much more time in Passau, or other site of great interest? On the plus side, the ship/boat was great. Excellent rooms , bathrooms and common areas. Your staff/crew were excellent - always cheerful ad helpful.

"Excellent accommodation with friendly service...."

12/06/2017 - Trusted Customer

Excellent accommodation with friendly service.

It was an expensive holiday, but certainly good value. However, we were surprised when we received an email a week before departure with last minute deals that would have saved us almost £1500 for the identical holiday.

"They kept me well informed and up to date on any changes..."

31/05/2017 - Mr Raymond Ainsworth

They kept me well informed and up to date on any changes

The whole team worked very hard to make this a special experience for us

"An enjoyable experience."

30/05/2017 - Mrs Valerie Wilson

Service excellent all round. Ship facilities very good. Information well up-to-date. Cruise Director Christine was outstanding in every way. She was readily available, patient and very-well informed. However, the one disappointment was being handed envelopes for gratuities when the Avalon brochures emphasised that all gratuities were included in the price of the cruise. Also, it would be helpful if all maps were provided with scales and all maps had Post Offices marked on them.

A wonderful cruise although there was some wasted time in Prague.

"Disappointing, as it was only average..."

20/05/2017 - Trusted Customer

Disappointing, as it was only average

We found it pretty average, butler expecting above average for the price

"Excellent cruise Director,very good service, Ridiculously expensive drinks "

20/05/2017 - Mr Michael Hemery

yes I would definitely recommend them

Avalon were discounting the prices of the cruise within a fortnight of Purchase.Info on particulars differed in two respects from actual and gratuities were suggested contrary to the sales info.

"No complaints after a lovely holiday."

14/05/2017 - Trusted Customer

Christine was a superb cruise director and all the staff on the boat were courteous and efficient. The food was excellent.

"Excellent holiday cruise in every way. Highly recommended "

12/05/2017 - Mrs shirley barber

From being collected by car from home to returning after the holiday everything went like clockwork. Both drivers were on time and took care of us. The staff on board were friendly and good fun. They presented me with a surprise birthday cake on the first night which was wonderful and very thoughtful. The cruise director Christine was so efficient. Her dedication to detail to make our holiday go according to plan was amazing. All accommodation, food and facilities in the hotel in prague and the ship was perfect. The tour guides were informative especially Helena in Prague. I have already recommended Avalon to several friends

A repeat of all comments previously. Just an excellent cruise. It was our first river cruise and was an outstanding holiday

"I went on a Rhine Cruise in 2015, then saved madly to do the Danube...."

12/05/2017 - Mrs Vanessa Johnston

I went on a Rhine Cruise in 2015, then saved madly to do the Danube. Loved the size of boat,staff,food,etc

I only purchased trips......therefore I did the ones I felt were important or value for money.

"River cruising with Avalon is the way to go, recommend this to all!"

04/05/2017 - Kev Harris

From start to finish, the holiday was good. I had a slight blip when booking online, however this was quickly fixed over the phone. The car to pick us up from home arrived in plenty of time and the travel to our destination went very well. The reason for not giving 5 stars is because almost all of the trips away from the ship seemed to include going to a church or monastery, this is not my cup of tea, especially when there are so many other places to see. The walking tour around Passau was excellent and our guide made it very interesting with the enthusiasm she exuded. I would definitely holiday with Avalon again and would recommend Avalon to anyone who has not tried a river cruise before. If like us, the only cruise you have done before is ocean going and you did not enjoy it, try river cruising, it is much better.

"excellent start to finish"

30/04/2017 - Mrs Sandra Villier

every part from booking direct with Avalon, pick up at Prague airport, hotel, cruise director, organised tours, ship food and staff all worked effortlessly and to a high standard Only the weather didn't play ball not a thing that could be controlled by Avalon!


"We were looked after exceedingly well from the time we locked our front door until…"

12/11/2016 - Trusted Customer

We were looked after exceedingly well from the time we locked our front door until the time we returned well

The cruise director Istvan turned the cruise from a river cruise into an excellent one with his humour and perfect organisation

"My service feedback with Avalon Cruises"

12/11/2016 - Trusted Customer

crew and cruise director top class

could have had less time in prague and more time in vienna and budapest

"My service feedback with Avalon Cruises"

11/11/2016 - Trusted Customer

looked after from start to finish

enjoyed every minute of the cruise.View from the stateroom at night on the Danube in Budapest was magic

"My service feedback with Avalon Cruises"

11/11/2016 - Trusted Customer

Just enough info. Did not get bombarded with irrelevant advertising etc.

Could not fault it. Great time.

"Price paid gave excellent value Chauffeur service excellant Budapest airport signage confusing for BA lounge access"

11/11/2016 - Trusted Customer

Price paid gave excellent value Chauffeur service excellant Budapest airport signage confusing for BA lounge access

cabin , staff and food excellent

"Excellent service from booking to completion of cruise. No extras to be added on, staff…"

10/11/2016 - Trusted Customer

Excellent service from booking to completion of cruise. No extras to be added on, staff and crew were superb.

We didn't book this as an 'operatic cruise', but what a delightful surprise! Many of our fellow travelers, from North America and Australia, had chosen it as such, but we only found out when we were in Prague. Delightful throughout, despite low river levels ruling out Nuremberg. Avalon went all out to ensure that the cruise covered all promised areas. We would thoroughly recommend!

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