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Morning light in Budapest
$1,299
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A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)

4 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Explore the St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Enjoy Budapest
  • Visit Benedictine Abbey
  • Take a walk to Bratislava Castle
Activities:
River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Through the natural beauty of Austria’s Wachau Valley, with stops in quaint towns and iconic cities, you’ll fall in love with this river cruise along the Danube River. Board your ship in Vienna and set sail for Melk, where you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one …
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Hungarian parliament, Budapest
$2,109
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A Taste of the Danube with trip in Budapest and Vienna

Westbound - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Explore the Bratislava
  • Visit different sites in Vienna
  • Take a tour of Melk
  • Take a tour of Budapest
Activities:
Adventure Options, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin with spending two nights in Budapest enjoying the highlights of this vibrant capital.Board the Avalon Illumination and head upriver to Bratislava. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey sitting high above the breathtaking views of the Danube River and surrounding …
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Explore Prague's colorful streets
$4,807
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Active & Discovery on the Danube with a Trip in Prague

12 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • See the art collection in Vienna
  • Meet with the locals in Linz
  • Join the walking tour of Budapest
  • Explore Grein and its history
  • Explore Prague
Activities:
Land, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experienceeach destination along the Danube River with different excursions which you can select based on your preference.Start by exploring Budapestexperience the city’s people and places on an exceptional guided tour. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, or see …
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Taste the delightful street treats of Prague, such as trdelnik, or chimney cakes
$4,807
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Active & Discovery on the Danube with a trip in Prague

11 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • See the art collection in Vienna
  • Meet with the locals in Linz
  • Join the walking tour of Budapest
  • Explore Grein and its history
  • Explore Prague
Activities:
Land, River Cruise, Urban Exploration, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experienceeach destination along the Danube River with different excursions which can be selected based on personal preference.Start by exploring Budapest, the city’s people and places on an exceptional guided tour. Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle, or see …
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Budapest, the capital city of Hungary
$5,328
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Active & Discovery on the Danube, Salzburg and Munich

Budapest-Munich - 12 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Explore Grein and its history
  • See the art collection in Vienna
  • Meet with the locals in Linz
  • Join the walking tour of Budapest
Activities:
Adventure Options, River Cruise, Village Visit
Activity Level:
Relaxed
This active discovery cruise begins in Budapest where you can stroll the streets for classic sightseeing with a local guideand experience the city’s people and places on an exceptional guided tour.Attend a Medieval Knights Tournament at a Visegrád castle in Vienna, thentour Mauthausen …
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Explore Budapest from the serene Danube
$3,629
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Active and Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)

9 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Discover Engelszell Abbey
  • Enjoy bike tour
  • Explore Grein
  • Visit the Museum of Fine Arts
Activities:
River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River invites you to experience culture and cuisine in creative ways that are perfect for you. With Avalon Choice, you can select the experiences that are …
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Explore Romania's capital city, Bucharest
$3,969
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Balkan Discovery

9 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Enjoy sightseeing tour of Mohács.
  • Explore a walking tour of Osijek.
  • Be amazed with fortress of Golubac
  • Travel over the city of Bucharest.
Activities:
River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark your ship in Budapest, the lively Hungarian capital and cruise to Pécs, where you’ll visit underground burial chambers with fascinating murals, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The next stop is in Croatia, with guided sightseeing of Osijek. Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, …
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Enjoy the tranquility of Durnstein
$3,148
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Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020

8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Be amazed of St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Explore the City of Three Rivers.
  • Visit the iconic Heroes’ Square.
  • Enjoy the city of Budapest.
Activities:
River Cruise, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Begin the European river cruise in Budapest. Set sail on the Danube, take pictures of the impressive Parliament Building as you leave Budapest, and head for Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. Enjoy a guided walk through the delightful Old Town and visit the gothic St. Martin’s Cathedral. …
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Misty morning skyline of Linz, Austria
$2,549
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Danube Symphony

6 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Hike up to Mount Pöstlingberg
  • Uncover the Wachau Valley
  • Visit St. Martin’s Cathedral
  • Explore Austria’s medieval square
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Embark on Avalon Illumination in Deggendorf and sail to the lovely city of Linz for guided sightseeing, including Austria’s largest medieval square and the towering marble Trinity Column. Sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Krems and explore the small village. You may choose to …
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Explore beautiful Amsterdam
$6,399
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Magnificent Europe

Eastbound - 15 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Visit Siegfried’s Museum
  • Go to the Bishop’s Residenz
  • See the Bavarian town of Rothenburg
  • Go to Benedictine Monastery
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore magnificent Europe as you'll go throughAmsterdam to Budapest, where you can see the amazing culture of Central Europe. Continue your journey in the dramatic Rhine Gorge and don't miss the chance to see the charming wine town ofRüdesheim. There’s guided sightseeing in …
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Enjoy a quiet moment on the banks of the Danube
$7,199
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Magnificent Rivers of Europe 2021

Westboud - 16 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Visit the Benedictine Monastery
  • See the Bavarian town of Rothenburg
  • Go to the Bishop’s Residenz
  • Explore Siegfried’s Museum
  • Roam around the city of Vienna
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Explore magnificent Europe as you'll go throughBudapest to Amsterdam, where you can see the amazing culture of Central Europe.Sail through the picturesque views of the Wachau Valley and the dramatic Rhine Gorge. Visit Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey and Würzburg’s baroque …
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La Petite district in Strasbourg
$3,599
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Romantic Rhine

Northbound - 8 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Tour Mechanical Musical Museum
  • Join an excursion to Black Forest
  • Visit La Petite France district
  • Explore Mainz' architecture
Activities:
River Cruise, Village Visit, Wine Tasting
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Board on Avalon Illumination and join this romantic Rhine river cruise that will take you from Basel to Amsterdam. Choose your preferred excursion between visiting the famous Black Forest or a calmingvisit to Badischer Winzerkeller.Visit the ruins of Heidelberg’s castle, towering …
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Explore the Bulgarian city of Veliko Tarnovo
$4,769
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The Danube from Black Sea to Budapest

Bucharest-Budapest - 11 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Explore the Museum in Constanta
  • Explore Veliko Târnovo
  • Enjoy the Vidin’s fortress
  • Appreciate the archaeological sites
Activities:
River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Experience the magnificent view as the journey travels over to thebeautiful Danube River going to Budapest. Take a look at thewide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures including theArc de Triomphe as well as the historical Royal Palace Square. Feel relaxed as the Avalon Illumination …
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Admire the architecture of Belgrade
$4,769
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The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest

11 Day Itinerary aboard Avalon Illumination
  • Visit the Museums in Constanta
  • Explore Veliko Târnovo
  • Enjoy the Vidin’s fortress
  • Marvel at the archaeological sites
Activities:
River Cruise
Activity Level:
Relaxed
Enjoy a relaxing cruise exploring the history and culture of eastern Europe on this delightful cruise. Depart from Bucharest, known for its wide, tree-lined boulevards and historical treasures, including the Arc de Triomphe—built in honor of WWI soldiers—and the historical Royal Palace …
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2020
EmbarksDays 
Sep 038Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
Sep 108Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
Sep 1612Active & Discovery on the Danube with a Trip in Prague
Sep 1612Active & Discovery on the Danube, Salzburg and Munich
Sep 169Active and Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)
Sep 249Active and Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)
Oct 018Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
Oct 088Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
Oct 229Active and Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)
Oct 254A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)
Oct 284A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)
Oct 298Danube Dreams (Westbound) 2020
2021
EmbarksDays 
Apr 308A Taste of the Danube with trip in Budapest and Vienna
May 024A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)
May 054A Taste of the Danube (Eastbound)
May 0712Active & Discovery on the Danube with a Trip in Prague
May 0711Active & Discovery on the Danube with a trip in Prague
May 159Active and Discovery on the Danube (Eastbound)
May 276Danube Symphony
Jun 159Balkan Discovery
Jun 2111The Danube from Black Sea to Budapest
Jun 2111The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest
Jul 0116Magnificent Rivers of Europe 2021
Jul 168Romantic Rhine
Jul 238Romantic Rhine
Jul 3015Magnificent Europe
Sep 109Balkan Discovery
Sep 1611The Danube from Black Sea to Budapest
Sep 1611The Danube from the Black Sea to Budapest
Sep 2616Magnificent Rivers of Europe 2021
Oct 1115Magnificent Europe
Oct 238A Taste of the Danube with trip in Budapest and Vienna
Max Passengers: 166

Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships, the Avalon Illumination came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama Suites with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites is more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Ship Type: River Cruiser/Canal Boat
Line Class: River Cruise
Year Built: 2014
Year Last Refurbished: -
Capacity: 166 passengers
Decks: 4
Length: 443 ft
Outside Cabins: 83
Number of Crew: 47
Cat. E
Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT.
Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
Cat. D
Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT.
Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
Cat. B
Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT.
Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
Cat. A
Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT.
Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
Cat. P
Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT.
Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets
Royal Suite
Royal Suite: 300 SQ. FT.
Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, Marble countertops in the bathroom, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Full shower with glass door, Luxurious mattress toppers, European-style duvets.
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Travelers currently booked on departures from March 14-June 30, 2020 can rebook to any voyage departing before December 31, 2022, with no rebooking fees. Plus, receive a travel credit of $200 per person redeemable for future travel. 
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2020
For new reservations made from March 24, 2020, forward travelers have the option to cancel their trip up to three days prior to departure and normal cancellation penalties will be waived. Deposits remain non-refundable. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
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