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Be spoiled on the Imagery enjoying 12 unforgettable nights on the The Blue Danube Discovery cruise exploring Europe - Rivers. Your ship sails from Budapest and visits 8 ports in 4 countries before finishing at Prague. This 4 star cruise from Avalon Waterways has forward departures, but is unfortunately sold out for this departure.

Day Date Port of call Arrival Departure
1 Fri 29 Jun 2012 Budapest, Hungary
The Blue Danube Discovery Budapest is the capital and largest city of Hungary, situated on both banks of the river Danube. Originally with the cities of Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank, it became a single city with their unification in 1873. The city’s rich and colourful history, its extensive World Heritage Site including the Danube River banks, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, and the Millennium Underground Railway, have resulted in its becoming an important tourist centre in Central Europe. Explore the city on foot and see the historical traces on her grand buildings, and in cobbled streets.

In summer the seasonal beaches are open, while for the rest of the year there’s a total of 80 geothermal springs that have given rise to the medicinal thermal baths. The architecture of the buildings alone makes them worth visiting. The Faust Wine Cellar in Buda Castle is renowned for its wine tasting, so explore the castle and then relax with a glass of wine. If possible, see: a Folk Dance Show; the Hungarian State Opera House modelled after the Vienna Opera House; the domed neo-gothic Parliament; St Stephen’s Basillica; and the Central Synagogue, the second largest in the world.

Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. It is also home to the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Labyrinth and Mathias Church. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. As in other cultures, the Hungarian approach to food combines pride in their own traditions with a readiness to accept outside influences. The result is a vibrant restaurant scene where an Asian-Hungarian fusion restaurant may well be of genuine interest. Children enjoy the Amusement Park, the Zoo and the incredible Palace of Miracles.

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2 Sat 30 Jun 2012 Budapest, Hungary
The Blue Danube Discovery Budapest is the capital and largest city of Hungary, situated on both banks of the river Danube. Originally with the cities of Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank, it became a single city with their unification in 1873. The city’s rich and colourful history, its extensive World Heritage Site including the Danube River banks, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, and the Millennium Underground Railway, have resulted in its becoming an important tourist centre in Central Europe. Explore the city on foot and see the historical traces on her grand buildings, and in cobbled streets.

In summer the seasonal beaches are open, while for the rest of the year there’s a total of 80 geothermal springs that have given rise to the medicinal thermal baths. The architecture of the buildings alone makes them worth visiting. The Faust Wine Cellar in Buda Castle is renowned for its wine tasting, so explore the castle and then relax with a glass of wine. If possible, see: a Folk Dance Show; the Hungarian State Opera House modelled after the Vienna Opera House; the domed neo-gothic Parliament; St Stephen’s Basillica; and the Central Synagogue, the second largest in the world.

Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. It is also home to the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Labyrinth and Mathias Church. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. As in other cultures, the Hungarian approach to food combines pride in their own traditions with a readiness to accept outside influences. The result is a vibrant restaurant scene where an Asian-Hungarian fusion restaurant may well be of genuine interest. Children enjoy the Amusement Park, the Zoo and the incredible Palace of Miracles.

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3 Sun 1 Jul 2012 Budapest, Hungary
The Blue Danube Discovery Budapest is the capital and largest city of Hungary, situated on both banks of the river Danube. Originally with the cities of Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east bank, it became a single city with their unification in 1873. The city’s rich and colourful history, its extensive World Heritage Site including the Danube River banks, the Buda Castle Quarter, Andrássy Avenue, and the Millennium Underground Railway, have resulted in its becoming an important tourist centre in Central Europe. Explore the city on foot and see the historical traces on her grand buildings, and in cobbled streets.

In summer the seasonal beaches are open, while for the rest of the year there’s a total of 80 geothermal springs that have given rise to the medicinal thermal baths. The architecture of the buildings alone makes them worth visiting. The Faust Wine Cellar in Buda Castle is renowned for its wine tasting, so explore the castle and then relax with a glass of wine. If possible, see: a Folk Dance Show; the Hungarian State Opera House modelled after the Vienna Opera House; the domed neo-gothic Parliament; St Stephen’s Basillica; and the Central Synagogue, the second largest in the world.

Suburban Buda and its historic castle district offer medieval streets and houses, museums, caves and Roman ruins. It is also home to the Fishermen’s Bastion, the Labyrinth and Mathias Church. The dynamic Pest side boasts the largest parliament building in Europe, riverside promenades, flea markets, bookstores, antique stores and café houses. As in other cultures, the Hungarian approach to food combines pride in their own traditions with a readiness to accept outside influences. The result is a vibrant restaurant scene where an Asian-Hungarian fusion restaurant may well be of genuine interest. Children enjoy the Amusement Park, the Zoo and the incredible Palace of Miracles.

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4 Mon 2 Jul 2012 Vienna, Austria
The Blue Danube Discovery Vienna, Austria's capital city, has a population of around two million and is located at the easternmost extension of the Alps in the Vienna Basin. Architectural styles range from classic to modern, and include some of the world’s best known examples of Art Nouveau. A fascinating feature of the city is that the number of high rise buildings is kept very low, which results in the numerous parks and gardens, with many statues of famous people such as Mozart and Strauss. The city is also home to opera houses and venues that hold concerts featuring Viennese music aimed at tourists. Of interest are many museums and residences of famous composers, including Beethoven's. Add to this clubs, like Flex Vienna on the Danube Canal, which are considered amongst the best in the world. Vienna is the last Great Capital of the Nineteenth Century Ball.

The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. Few cities in the world glide so effortlessly between the present and the past. Its historical face is easily recognised due to the grand imperial palaces, bombastic baroque interiors, and palatial museums, flanking magnificent squares. In contrast, Naschmarkt is Vienna’s biggest open-air market, offering an international experience full of flavours and Austro-Asian tastes. Vienna is also home to renowned palatial coffee houses that serve delicious coffee and the well-known Sacher torte. Between coffee breaks explore the Schonbrunn and Imperial Palaces.

Peterskirche is characterised by its copper-clad dome dating to the 18th century. Look for it just off the Graben between the Hofburg - where the Habsburg rulers lived - and the Plague column. Walk to the top; the view is worth it! There are also some impressive day tours to fascinating venues. These include: Burg Liechtenstein - the castle featured in the ‘Three Musketeers’; the hidden gem of Austria Seegrotte - now home to Europe’s largest underground lake; the medieval village of Heiligenbrunn with its wine culture; and even Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

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5 Tue 3 Jul 2012 Vienna, Austria
The Blue Danube Discovery Vienna, Austria's capital city, has a population of around two million and is located at the easternmost extension of the Alps in the Vienna Basin. Architectural styles range from classic to modern, and include some of the world’s best known examples of Art Nouveau. A fascinating feature of the city is that the number of high rise buildings is kept very low, which results in the numerous parks and gardens, with many statues of famous people such as Mozart and Strauss. The city is also home to opera houses and venues that hold concerts featuring Viennese music aimed at tourists. Of interest are many museums and residences of famous composers, including Beethoven's. Add to this clubs, like Flex Vienna on the Danube Canal, which are considered amongst the best in the world. Vienna is the last Great Capital of the Nineteenth Century Ball.

The historic centre of Vienna is rich in beautiful architecture, including Baroque castles and gardens, as well as the late-19th-century Ringstrasse lined with grand buildings, monuments and parks. Few cities in the world glide so effortlessly between the present and the past. Its historical face is easily recognised due to the grand imperial palaces, bombastic baroque interiors, and palatial museums, flanking magnificent squares. In contrast, Naschmarkt is Vienna’s biggest open-air market, offering an international experience full of flavours and Austro-Asian tastes. Vienna is also home to renowned palatial coffee houses that serve delicious coffee and the well-known Sacher torte. Between coffee breaks explore the Schonbrunn and Imperial Palaces.

Peterskirche is characterised by its copper-clad dome dating to the 18th century. Look for it just off the Graben between the Hofburg - where the Habsburg rulers lived - and the Plague column. Walk to the top; the view is worth it! There are also some impressive day tours to fascinating venues. These include: Burg Liechtenstein - the castle featured in the ‘Three Musketeers’; the hidden gem of Austria Seegrotte - now home to Europe’s largest underground lake; the medieval village of Heiligenbrunn with its wine culture; and even Mauthausen Concentration Camp.

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6 Wed 4 Jul 2012 Melk , Austria
The Blue Danube Discovery Melk is a city in the federal state of Lower Austria next to the Wachau Valley along the Danube. It takes around 15 minutes to cross from one end of town to the other, so don’t be afraid to wander and explore every street and laneway you see. One of the world's most famous Benedictine sites, the Melk Abbey, is located above the town on a rocky outcrop overlooking the Danube River. Its tower is one of the few remaining medieval features that survived the Baroque renovation. With its treasure trove of paintings and sculptures, a library of 2,000 ancient volumes, and a 15th century school that caters for 900 pupils, the abbey is truly amazing. It is also home to a large water garden and circular gazebo with baroque music playing.

Take the time to dine at the famous Zur Post Restaurant, where one can savour the beauty of the area, home to a range of historical architecture. The Old Bakery with its bay windows and the 400 year old wooden roof is one of several architectural gems. Stroll down Sterngasse lane, once the main road, to see picturesque buildings with frescoes and inner courtyards. For a glimpse of old Melk seek out the vine-covered Haus am Stein, built in the 15thC, the oldest building in the city. Interestingly, the old grapevine that covers much of the building is protected by law.

Additional places of interest include the town hall built in 1575, although the facade of the town hall was redesigned 150 yrs ago. Of special interest is its attractive gate made of wood and copper. The house that towers high above on a rock was used as a studio by the famous painter Walter Prinzl. In the centre of the Rathausplatz square see the Kolomannbrunnen fountain with a statue of St. Koloman, a gift of the abbey. Not to be forgotten is the Old Post Office, now used as a convention centre. Its beautiful baroque period facade and picturesque courtyard make it one of the city’s most beautiful buildings.

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7 Thu 5 Jul 2012 Linz, Austria
The Blue Danube Discovery Linz is the third-largest city in Austria and the capital of the federal state of Upper Austria. Covering both banks of the Danube River, it lies 30 km south of the Czech border. Stroll through the marvellous old quarter of the town, and be astonished by this progressive development of the city. Historical buildings, including the castle built on the site of the old fortress Lentia, the concert hall and university contrast with some rather modern architecture. As an introduction, many take a ride on the Postlingbergbahn, a tram that takes visitors on a trip uphill from where they can admire the entire city. It also provides the chance to get familiar with Linz as it crosses a large area.

The city, where Mozart composed the Linz Symphony, is now home to a vibrant music and art scene. The Ars Electronica Centre is both a museum and research facility that has become a world centre for new-media arts and electronically-oriented artists. It also has impressive educational displays that include a 3D presentation on deep space and a 3D virtual journey through mountains, and even through the human body. Art lovers will delight in the Lentos Modern Art Museum, one of the most important modern art museums in Austria. To learn about the local history of culture visit the Linz Castle, built in the 17thC, which today is home to the the Upper Austrian provincial Museum, with its continuous program of special exhibitions.

Visitors can view many splendid town residences and chapter houses while exploring the little lanes of the old town that lie directly at the foot of the castle. Many inner courtyards hide discretely behind arched gates, contrasting with the spacious baroque main square. Linz is also a city of churches. With its 134m tower and space for 20,000 people, the New Cathedral is Austria´s largest church. If time permits visit the Botanical Gardens, with over 8,000 plant species, so that something is always in bloom.

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7 Thu 5 Jul 2012 Passau, Germany
The Blue Danube Discovery Passau is a town in Lower Bavaria, Germany, at the junction of three Rivers: the Danube, the Inn from the South, and the Ilz coming out of the Bavarian Forest to the North. During the Renaissance and early modern period it became one of the most prolific centres of sword and bladed weapon manufacture in Germany. Today it is notable for its gothic and baroque architecture. The setting of the Old Town created by Italian baroque masters in the 17th century shows soaring towers, picturesque places, enchanting promenades and romantic lanes. Passau with its unique charm and atmosphere is one of the most beautiful and spectacular German cities on the Danube.

The town is dominated by the Oberhaus Fortress (1219), as well as the Cathedral, which not only incorporates the remains of an earlier Gothic structure, but is home to one of the largest church organs in the world. With 17,774 pipes and 233 registers it is played at concerts for visitors. The Bishops’ Palace and numerous fine churches in varied styles recall the era of the prince-bishops, while the Gothic Town Hall has paintings depicting episodes in the town’s past. Adjacent to the town hall is the Scharfrichterhaus, an important jazz and cabaret stage.

Another famous highlight is the Glass Museum that has the world’s largest collection of Bohemian glass, and visitors will also get to see the world’s biggest collection of cooking books. Take a walking tour of the old city, including the steep street called Hell’s Avenue, and be amazed at the history of this city. See the markers on the buildings for the numerous floods caused by the three rivers. Some of the marks date back to the early 16th century. In addition to horrible floods, old town Passau has seen the Romans, Charlemagne's troops, the Crusaders, the Turks, and Napoleon's legions.

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8 Fri 6 Jul 2012 Regensburg, Germany
The Blue Danube Discovery Regensburg is a city in Bavaria, Germany, situated at the junction of the Danube and Regen rivers. The large medieval centre of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Home to two thousand years of living history with some of Europe's most important architectural and cultural monuments, plus fascinating museums and art collections, make this an attractive place to spend some time. It is sometimes called "the northernmost city of Italy" due to the lively places and streets with lovely outdoor cafes during Summer. Buses are frequent and run until around midnight, but as the city is reasonably compact it is best explored by foot.

The Stone Bridge is the oldest preserved stone bridge in Germany, and affords the best view of the town. Also of historical interest are the remains of the Roman Fortress walls and the Porta Praetoria, the largest preserved Roman Building in Germany. The History Museum in the former Minorite monastery houses art and cultural history collections from the Stone Age to the 19th century, as well as extensive exhibitions of the Romans and the Middle Ages. The Thurn and Taxis Museum is also well worth a visit. Regensburg has a superb variety of places to eat, from snacks to traditional brewery fare and international cuisine.

The medieval townscape of the former free imperial city is noted for its red roofs, churches, towers, turrets and townhouses from the 12th to 14th centuries. Built in stone, they were a symbol of the wealth of what was then the richest town in southern Germany. The 12th century Dom (St Peter’s Cathedral), with its particularly impressive colourful stained glass windows dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries, is an example of pure German Gothic and counts as the main work of Gothic architecture in Bavaria. However, it is undoubtedly the genuine Bavarian hospitality that adds the ‘special note’ to this city‘s vibrant mix of art and culture.

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9 Sat 7 Jul 2012 Nuremberg, Germany
The Blue Danube Discovery Nuremberg, is a city in the German state of Bavaria, situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. In the Middle Ages the city expanded and increased in importance due to its location on a key trade route from Italy to Northern Europe. Nuremberg held great significance during the Nazi Germany era, as the site of huge Nazi Party conventions, and an important site for military production, including airplanes, submarines and tanks. But the old town of Nuremberg with its Gothic churches, splendid patricians' houses and romantic corners, result in an atmosphere of lively co-existence between medieval and modern, and between the past and the present.

The city was severely damaged in Allied strategic bombing, and on January 2, 1945 the medieval city centre was systematically bombed by Allied Air Forces. About ninety percent of it was destroyed in only one hour. Despite this, the city was rebuilt after the war and was to some extent restored, including the reconstruction of some of its medieval buildings. Between 1945 and 1946 German officials involved in the Holocaust and other war crimes were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg Trials. Numerous old buildings survived the war. The street Fuell with its sand stone houses is a typical merchant's street.

The craftsmen lived in timber-framed houses, many of which have also been restored. Also popular with tourists is the Nuremberg Tiergarten, one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. Here is also a dolphin lagoon, the first outdoor pool for dolphins in Germany, and very popular with families. Visit the Nuremberg Castle, the three castles that tower over the city, and a medieval market - just inside the city walls - famous for its handmade ornaments and delicacies. Above all, today, Nuremberg is an important industrial centre with a strong standing in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe.

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10 Sun 8 Jul 2012 Nuremberg, Germany
The Blue Danube Discovery Nuremberg, is a city in the German state of Bavaria, situated on the Pegnitz River and the Rhine-Main-Danube Canal. In the Middle Ages the city expanded and increased in importance due to its location on a key trade route from Italy to Northern Europe. Nuremberg held great significance during the Nazi Germany era, as the site of huge Nazi Party conventions, and an important site for military production, including airplanes, submarines and tanks. But the old town of Nuremberg with its Gothic churches, splendid patricians' houses and romantic corners, result in an atmosphere of lively co-existence between medieval and modern, and between the past and the present.

The city was severely damaged in Allied strategic bombing, and on January 2, 1945 the medieval city centre was systematically bombed by Allied Air Forces. About ninety percent of it was destroyed in only one hour. Despite this, the city was rebuilt after the war and was to some extent restored, including the reconstruction of some of its medieval buildings. Between 1945 and 1946 German officials involved in the Holocaust and other war crimes were brought before an international tribunal in the Nuremberg Trials. Numerous old buildings survived the war. The street Fuell with its sand stone houses is a typical merchant's street.

The craftsmen lived in timber-framed houses, many of which have also been restored. Also popular with tourists is the Nuremberg Tiergarten, one of the most beautiful zoos in Europe. Here is also a dolphin lagoon, the first outdoor pool for dolphins in Germany, and very popular with families. Visit the Nuremberg Castle, the three castles that tower over the city, and a medieval market - just inside the city walls - famous for its handmade ornaments and delicacies. Above all, today, Nuremberg is an important industrial centre with a strong standing in the markets of Central and Eastern Europe.

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11 Mon 9 Jul 2012 Prague, Czech Republic
The Blue Danube Discovery Prague (aka Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, located on the River Vltava in central Bohemia. Not surprisingly, nicknames for the city include: ‘The Mother of Cities’, ‘The City of a Hundred Spires’, and ‘The Golden City’, all of which explains its listing in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form, and subsequently contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to ultra-modern.

Here are listed a few of the most popular places to visit. Take a slow walk over Charles Bridge and absorb the statues, buskers and craft booths, as well as the stunning views. Don’t miss the magical Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock in the heart of Old Town with its structures dating back to the 13th century. Then there are the Carolinum, the Municipal House, and the Estates Theatre. The most historic section of Prague is the Lesser Quarter that features many Renaissance burghers' houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares. Also available is a spa located in a former Renaissance chapel.

Many famous churches, such as the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Church of St. Nicholas which features an organ that Mozart used to play can be explored. Prague Castle is a fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the Vltava River that reflects the city's "Bohemian Baroque" architecture. While there visit the Lobkowicz Palace, a small museum of remarkable and varied collections. One of the best attractions for children is the newly renovated zoo with huge open spaces for animals and great trails for visitors. Time permitting take the funicular railway to the Petrin Tower for fantastic views of the city.

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12 Tue 10 Jul 2012 Prague, Czech Republic
The Blue Danube Discovery Prague (aka Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, located on the River Vltava in central Bohemia. Not surprisingly, nicknames for the city include: ‘The Mother of Cities’, ‘The City of a Hundred Spires’, and ‘The Golden City’, all of which explains its listing in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form, and subsequently contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to ultra-modern.

Here are listed a few of the most popular places to visit. Take a slow walk over Charles Bridge and absorb the statues, buskers and craft booths, as well as the stunning views. Don’t miss the magical Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock in the heart of Old Town with its structures dating back to the 13th century. Then there are the Carolinum, the Municipal House, and the Estates Theatre. The most historic section of Prague is the Lesser Quarter that features many Renaissance burghers' houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares. Also available is a spa located in a former Renaissance chapel.

Many famous churches, such as the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Church of St. Nicholas which features an organ that Mozart used to play can be explored. Prague Castle is a fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the Vltava River that reflects the city's "Bohemian Baroque" architecture. While there visit the Lobkowicz Palace, a small museum of remarkable and varied collections. One of the best attractions for children is the newly renovated zoo with huge open spaces for animals and great trails for visitors. Time permitting take the funicular railway to the Petrin Tower for fantastic views of the city.

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13 Wed 11 Jul 2012 Prague, Czech Republic
The Blue Danube Discovery Prague (aka Praha) is the capital and largest city of the Czech Republic, located on the River Vltava in central Bohemia. Not surprisingly, nicknames for the city include: ‘The Mother of Cities’, ‘The City of a Hundred Spires’, and ‘The Golden City’, all of which explains its listing in the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. Prague suffered considerably less damage during World War II than some other major cities in the region, allowing most of its historic architecture to stay true to form, and subsequently contains one of the world's most pristine and varied collections of architecture, from Art Nouveau to ultra-modern.

Here are listed a few of the most popular places to visit. Take a slow walk over Charles Bridge and absorb the statues, buskers and craft booths, as well as the stunning views. Don’t miss the magical Old Town Hall and Astronomical Clock in the heart of Old Town with its structures dating back to the 13th century. Then there are the Carolinum, the Municipal House, and the Estates Theatre. The most historic section of Prague is the Lesser Quarter that features many Renaissance burghers' houses, baroque palaces, narrow lanes and spacious squares. Also available is a spa located in a former Renaissance chapel.

Many famous churches, such as the St. Vitus Cathedral and the Church of St. Nicholas which features an organ that Mozart used to play can be explored. Prague Castle is a fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the Vltava River that reflects the city's "Bohemian Baroque" architecture. While there visit the Lobkowicz Palace, a small museum of remarkable and varied collections. One of the best attractions for children is the newly renovated zoo with huge open spaces for animals and great trails for visitors. Time permitting take the funicular railway to the Petrin Tower for fantastic views of the city.

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From April to October Avalon Imagery provides 9- to 21-night cruises along the Rhine-Maine-Danube river system, from Amsterdam in the Netherlands to Bucharest in Romania, passing through Serbia, Croatia, Hungary, Austria, and Germany. A side visit extends to Prague in the Czech Republic. A pre-post tour in the east opens access to the Black Sea and Istanbul. The main 12-night cruises are between Amsterdam and Vienna in the west, and Vienna to Bucharest in the east. No other destinations, in such close proximity, hold greater attractions for travellers than in Europe. Luxury cruising past such a diversity of historical and cultural sites is impressive. The vessel docks in the heart of cities, where travellers are free to roam as they wish, or follow experienced tour guides.

Accommodation
The ship has four Junior Suites and 81 Staterooms, all outside, spacious and well-appointed. All suites have quality hotel-style bedding and linen with twin or queen-size beds and bed lamps, bathrobes and slippers, nightly turn down service, ample storage, flat-screen satellite TV with movie channels, complimentary Wi-Fi access, direct-dial telephone, writing desk, minibar, personal safe, controllable AC, hair dryer, shower and L’Occitane bath amenities. Eleven Indigo Deck cabins on the lowest accommodation deck have twin picture windows for viewing near the water line. Fifty-four cabins on Royal & Sapphire Decks have panoramic floor-to-ceiling French balconies (sliding glass doors with protective railings).

Food and Dining
Meals are served in a spacious open-seating dining room. Here you will be welcomed with sparkling wine and canapés, and sent off with a five-course farewell dinner. Breakfast is full buffet with made-to-order egg dishes, with complimentary sparkling wine and fruit juices. Lunch is also buffet-style at pasta and carving stations, and personalised orders are available. Dinners are four-course regional and Western affairs with complimentary regional wine, beers and soft drinks. Afternoon tea, coffee and sweet treats are served, and converse over social-hour drinks in the Main Lounge.

Entertainment
Guests have the service of a Cruise Director, and entertainment includes on-board lectures, activities and nightly piano music. The real entertainment focuses on shore excursions using headsets and led by local guides. Themed cruises feature wine-tasting, art, history and politics, Jewish heritage, provincial cuisines, Jazz and European music. Some cruises include land stays and all cruises offer land extensions.

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Be spoiled on the Imagery enjoying 12 unforgettable nights on the The Blue Danube Discovery cruise exploring Europe - Rivers. When: Ship: Imagery Category: Cruise Cabins from $ per person
The Blue Danube Discovery

Cruise summary

Cruise: The Blue Danube Discovery
Duration: 12 nights
Ship: Imagery
Star rating:
Departs: Budapest
Returns: Prague
Ports of call: 8
Forward departures:

What's onboard? ▼

  • Tour Director, English on board
  • French balconies on 2 decks
  • Outside deck, shaded
  • Gift shop
  • Gratuities onboard included
  • DINING
  • Dining, open seating, single sitting
  • Drinks with meals complimentary
  • Room service, breakfast
  • Drink packages
  • Hot drinks complimentary
  • ENTERTAINMENT
  • Main Lounge
  • Bar
  • Movie night
  • Lectures, nightly entertainment
  • ACTIVITIES
  • Shore excursions, audio headset
  • Hair salon
  • Fitness centre
  • Library
  • Internet corner
  • Wi-Fi in cabin complimentary
  • OTHER
  • Cabin power 220V
  • Laundry (pay)
  • Destination guidebook
  • Daily newsletter
  • No children under 8 y

What's included? ▼

  • Accommodation as booked
  • Land accommodation & travel as specified
  • Gratuities for crew & Cruise Director in Europe
  • Breakfast, lunch, four-course dinner
  • A local chef specialty dinner every cruise
  • Single sitting, open-seated dining
  • Soft-drinks at lunch, wine and beer at dinner
  • Self-serve coffee, hot/ice tea, hot chocolate, ice water
  • Five-course welcome dinner
  • Captain’s reception with sparkling wine & canapés
  • Afternoon tea, Night Fare
  • In-cabin continental breakfast at no charge
  • Use of ship facilities - indoor & outdoor
  • Entertainment - live music and/or shows, movies
  • Specialty lectures, workshops, classes & programs
  • Cruise Director & all English speaking staff
  • Guest Services for bookings etc.
  • Onboard newsletter
  • Maps and Nordic walking sticks
  • Shore excursions & meals as specified
  • Fully hosted shore excursions, wireless headsets
  • Internet access & Wi-Fi complimentary

What's excluded? ▼

  • Airfares, accommodation & transfers not specified
  • Shore & land excursions and meals not specified
  • Optional excursions in start/end cities (pre-book)
  • Drinks & Celebration packages (pre-order)
  • Room service menu items (unless specified)
  • Bar expenses & snacks
  • Passport & visa fees
  • Insurances of all kinds
  • Increases in third party charges or taxes
  • Gratuities in Egypt, Asia, South America
  • Gratuities for Globus tour Director, drivers, local guides
  • Items & services of a personal nature
  • Medical services, vaccination costs
  • Laundry and/or valet charges
  • Laundry charges
  • Phone/facsimile charges
  • Phone/facsimile on some ships (pay)
  • Children under eight years (for Family Travel, under 5 years)

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