Receive $499CAD Airfare + Save up to $1,700CAD Per Couple on Select Active & Discovery River Cruises

    2022 Departure | Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Germany, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary—stopping at some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way | Deggendorf to Budapest | Offer expires May 30, 2022

    Receive $499CAD Airfare + Save up to $1,700CAD Per Couple on Select Active & Discovery River Cruises with Avalon Waterways

    Price: $3,247CAD Per Person

    (Featured price is per person, cruise only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy in cabin category E, on the departure date indicated, and includes taxes and fees and the Avalon $850 per person discount.)

    Savings: $850CAD Per Person + Receive $499CAD Airfare from select Canadian gateways

    Groups: Groups will receive a $1,600CAD Per Person discount in lieu of $499CAD airfare and $850CAD Per Person savings

    Departure Date: November 2, 2022

    Return Date: November 9, 2022

    Video: Go Ahead Rock The Boat


    Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way.

    Below are three types of included shore excursions for you to experience.


    Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.


    We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests - from cooking classes, to painting workshops - to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.


    Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go - from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.


    • 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom
    • Daily included port excursions
    • All meals included while on ship (including Captain’s & farewell dinners)
    • Complimentary beer and wine with lunch and dinner

    Photo: Map of Danube Dreams (Eastbound) Itinerary

    Danube Dreams (Eastbound) Itinerary

    Day 1: Deggendorf, Germany (Embarkation)

    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.

    Evening cruise to Passau

    Meals Included: Dinner

    Day 2: Passau - Schlögen Oxbow 

    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 Schlögen Oxbow. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Overnight docking in Linz

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 3: Linz, Austria

    Legendary and Lovely Linz

    Visit the Adventure Center 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 Pöstlingberg for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

    Evening/overnight cruise to Ybbs

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Photo: Wachau Valley

    Day 4: Ybbs - Excursion to Melk - Wachau Valley

    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    Classic: Visit the Lower Austrian little town of Ybbs. Admire the fine architecture of the Babenberger and its romantic old town, 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 Dürnstein.


    A King’s Ransom and Castle Ruins

    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.

    Overnight cruise to Vienna

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 5: Vienna

    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—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg monarchy. Spend free time strolling on the pedestrian Kärntnerstrasse—the most famous shopping avenue in central Vienna. Take a bike ride through the city and stop in a local café 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.

    Overnight docking in Vienna

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Photo: Vienna

    Day 6: Hainburg, Austria

    Natural Beauty in Austria

    Enjoy some free time in the village of Hainburg or take a Guided Optional Excursion to discover the natural beauties of this area. During lunchtime enjoy a short cruise to Bratislava

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    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.

    Overnight cruise to Budapest

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Photo: Avalon Panorama Suite

    Day 7: Budapest, Hungary

    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 cafés and pubs, or take a hike through the hills above the Danube.

    Overnight docking in Budapest

    Meals Included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

    Day 8: Budapest (Disembarkation)

    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

    Don't wait! Offer expires May 30, 2022!

    Terms And Conditions

    Book a select 2022 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for $499 round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $199 or $299/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). $499 air will be based on the lowest available priced itinerary at the time of air booking. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost. Does not apply to intra-vacation air. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit, Peace of Mind Credit and select $850/$500 per person land promo. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between January 5 and May 30, 2022 for travel on select cruise departures in 2022. Pre-assigned seating is limited and may not be available on all flight segments. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air or Custom Tours. Groups of 8 or more do not qualify for this offer. Please call for Group options. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) subject to airfare differentials between originally booked airline fare and re-booked air itinerary. Airline baggage fees may apply; contact your travel advisor for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330-days prior to last travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Pre-assigned seating may not be available on all air segments. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.

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