Winding through ten fascinating countries, no other river offers a more encompassing view of the Old World. Yet passing clifftop castles, hillside vineyards, ancient villages, and even older forests, this wondrous waterway renews the soul. And flowing through four vibrant capital cities, the Danube is truly a bucket-list-maker’s dream.

With such great depth, the Danube is just as fitting for the first-time river cruiser as it is for the seasoned and off-the-beaten-path traveler. Offering countless views, one-of-a-kind excursions, and unexpected ports of call, no one goes the distance along the Danube like Avalon Waterways. So whether you’re testing the waters or diving into your next cruise, welcome aboard.


Avalon Waterways offers tons of amazing itineraries to Europe and beyond. Here are some of the more popular itineraries for this promotion! If there is something else you have in mind or would like more information on one of these tours, please fill out the form below and one of our amazing travel consultants will get in touch with you!


8 Days – Linz to Budapest

Whether you’re an art lover, a foodie, a history buff, or an energetic adventurer, your Active & Discovery cruise on the Danube River offers just-right included activities and excursions to suit your interests. With Avalon Choice®, you can select the experiences that are perfect for your interests and pace. From Classic to Active to Discovery inclusions, you can explore and experience each destination your way—from Linz to Budapest. Whether you prefer browsing the art collection of the Habsburg Empire, sipping local vintages at an Austrian wine tasting, or joining a canoe excursion, your Active & Discovery Danube River cruise is packed with Avalon Choice® inclusions for every preference and pace in every place we go. Whether you prefer classic sightseeing with an expert Local Guide, an active excursion by bike, hike, or canoe, or a creative experience in culinary or performing arts, you’ll find the perfect way to spend your day.

WAS: $4,593

NOW: $4,243*

*Based on July 15, 2022 sailing date in cabin category E


8 days – Deggendorf to Budapest

Cruise along the peaceful Danube River through Hungary, Slovakia, Austria, and Germany—discovering some of Central Europe’s most splendid capitals and charming towns along the way. Begin this timeless European river cruise in Budapest, where guided sightseeing acquaints you with the highlights of the vibrant capital of Hungary. Set sail on the Danube and enjoy the magnificent views along the delightful Danube River!

WAS: $3,973

NOW: $3,623

*Based on April 7, 2022 sailing date in cabin category E


15 days – Amsterdam to Budapest

Get immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation starting in Amsterdam. Head on to Germany for a guided city walk in Cologne. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Volkach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal which connects the Main and Danube Rivers. Your first stop in Austria is the lovely town of Melk, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Get acquainted with two capital cities: Vienna, Austria, and lively Budapest, Hungary. This truly is a magnificent European river cruise to remember!

WAS: $8,691

NOW: $8,041

*Based on August 20, 2022 sailing date in cabin category E


The itineraries above are just samples of popular routes on the Danube River. Avalon operates all over the world with tons of amazing itineraries to suit your needs! For more information, fill out the form below and one of our agents will get in touch with you!

*Featured price is per person, cruise only, in Canadian dollars, based on double occupancy, on the departure dates indicated, and includes taxes and fees and the Avalon $350 or $650 per person discount. Book a select 2022 Avalon Europe river cruise to qualify for free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from YYZ, YUL, YOW, YVR & YYC. Other gateway cities available from $199 to $299/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free 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 $350pp or $650pp cruise promo. Limited to new bookings for Canada originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under land and air deposit between April 20 and August 23, 2021 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; visit 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. Offer may be withdrawn at any time.