Winding through 10 countries, the Danube River offers an encompassing view of the Old World. With such great depth, this river is just as fitting for the first-time river cruiser as it is for the seasoned and off-the-beaten-path traveler.
Avalon Imagery in Budapest, Hungary. Photo courtesy of Avalon Waterways.
Making a Splash for First-Time River Cruisers
There's no better place for travelers to dip their toes into river cruising than along the Danube River. No other river in the world flows through four capital cities, making it an easy waterway to get to and navigate for a quick, "test the river cruise waters" escape.
Avalon offers a number of "short & suite" itineraries for those looking to give river cruising a try:
Avalon Waterways' 4-day A Taste of the Danube itinerary visits three (3) capitals and three (3) countries in just three (3) nights for as little as $874, giving first-time river cruisers an incredible opportunity to sample river cruising and several Blue Danube delights without breaking the bank.
Avalon’s 6-day Danube Symphony vacation sails down the most beautiful stretch of the Danube River, including the Wachau Valley (a world heritage site) with its vineyard-clad hillsides and picturesque villages.
Seasoned Travelers Anchor Themselves to the Danube
Not only is the Danube River Europe's second longest river, it also sails through nearly a dozen countries where more than a dozen languages are spoken along its banks.
Avalon offers a number of 8- to 9-day Danube itineraries including:
The Legendary Danube itinerary is a classic Danube cruise visiting Europe's most historic sites from Nuremberg to Budapest, including ancient Bavarian towns. Along the way, travelers will enjoy regional wine and music in Germany, Austria and Hungary.
Perfect for travelers who have already traversed the upper Danube, Avalon Waterways' Balkan Discovery carries travelers from Budapest to Bucharest to discover the beauty and lure of the Balkan States of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria and Romania with thrilling views and experiences along the way.
And, for travelers wanting to drift back to the Danube, Avalon Waterways offers a completely customizable Active & Discovery on the Danube vacation. This itinerary takes travelers to six new ports with a choice of nearly three dozen "Active," "Discovery" and "Classic" excursions throughout their journey.