The Blue Danube Discovery (WBN)

Find the vacation dates that work for you, click "Reserve Now" for a vacation quote. You'll be able to select the number of people traveling, add Travel Protection, and also get an air-inclusive vacation price. You'll find we offer competitive and hassle-free air-inclusive vacations where you receive free airport transfers and flights coordinated with vacation dates.

The price listed does not include your airfare, taxes or fees. Once you click "Reserve Now", you will be able to receive an air quote and a final cruise quote.

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At Avalon with a group of 8+ you can earn discounted or even free travel. Depending on the size of your group, you could even take over an entire date for this tour. Contact us today to find out more.

Reservation Process

Photos displayed represent the first ship in the list. Visit the Ship Details tab to view other ship photos (when applicable).

2016
2017
September 2016
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Thursday

29 Sep 16

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Tuesday

11 Oct 16

Departure #60929
Panorama

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October 2016
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Sunday

09 Oct 16

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Friday

21 Oct 16

Departure #61009
Expression

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Thursday

13 Oct 16

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Tuesday

25 Oct 16

Departure #61013
Panorama

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Saturday

22 Oct 16

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Thursday

03 Nov 16

Departure #61022
Vista

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Sunday

23 Oct 16

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Friday

04 Nov 16

Departure #61023
Expression

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$5,638$5,388

Thursday

27 Oct 16

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Tuesday

08 Nov 16

Departure #61027
Panorama

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$5,488$5,238

Sunday

30 Oct 16

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Friday

11 Nov 16

Departure #61030
Impression

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November 2016
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Wednesday

02 Nov 16

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Monday

14 Nov 16

Departure #61102
Passion

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$5,188$4,938

Wednesday

09 Nov 16

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Monday

21 Nov 16

Departure #61109
Illumination

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$5,188$4,938

Port charges:
$147

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $190 to $500, in twin room from $110 to $255

Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $190 to $315, in twin room from $110 to $175

Prices shown above include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Luminary
Category / Decks / Price
B / Sapphire Deck / $649
A / Sapphire Deck / $699
P / Royal Deck / $799
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,399

Expression/Illumination/Impression/Vista/Panorama/Visionary/Artistry II/Passion
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,049
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,099
P / Royal Deck / $1,199
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,899

NOTES:
  • Departure November 9 is offered as an exclusive Beer Tasting Cruise, including special features at no additional cost. A visit to Europe is enhanced when it includes a discovery of the regional beers! Enjoy onboard tastings, visit historic breweries, and learn about European beer-brewing techniques during fascinating onboard lectures. Prost!
  • Departures October 30, November 2 & 5 are offered as an exclusive Wine Appreciation Cruise, including special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. Your palate will applaud as you learn what to look for in a good wine. A distinguished wine authority will teach you the ropes as you visit a wine village and attend tastings to test your newfound talent.
  • Due to closure of the Main Danube Canal, departure April 20 will disembark the ship in Passau with modifications to the itinerary.

2017 Vacation Information Available - View Details


April 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Sunday

23 Apr 17

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Friday

05 May 17

Departure #70423
Expression
$3,939$3,545
$5,088$4,579
$5,838$5,254
May 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Wednesday

10 May 17

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Monday

22 May 17

Departure #70510
Impression

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Wednesday

24 May 17

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Monday

05 Jun 17

Departure #70524
Impression
$4,338$3,904
$5,288$4,759

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June 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Thursday

01 Jun 17

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Tuesday

13 Jun 17

Departure #70601
Artistry II
$4,089$3,680
$5,288$4,759
$5,988$5,389

Sunday

18 Jun 17

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Friday

30 Jun 17

Departure #70618
Expression
$4,039$3,635
$5,188$4,669

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July 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Wednesday

05 Jul 17

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Monday

17 Jul 17

Departure #70705
Impression
$4,188$3,769
$5,138$4,624
$5,888$5,299

Sunday

16 Jul 17

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Friday

28 Jul 17

Departure #70716
Panorama
$4,188$3,769
$5,138$4,624
$5,888$5,299
August 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Sunday

13 Aug 17

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Friday

25 Aug 17

Departure #70813
Expression

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September 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Wednesday

27 Sep 17

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Monday

09 Oct 17

Departure #70927
Passion
$4,139$3,725
$5,288$4,759

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October 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite

Sunday

22 Oct 17

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Friday

03 Nov 17

Departure #71022
Panorama

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November 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite
December 2017
Cat D, E
Cat A, B, P
Royal Suite



Special Interest Cruises Available

The Blue Danube Discovery for Beer Enthusiasts - 7/16/2017
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The Blue Danube Discovery & Jewish Heritage - 8/13/2017
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The Blue Danube Discovery for Wine Lovers - 10/29/2017
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Festive Time on the Blue Danube Discovery - 11/27/2017, 12/11/2017
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Port charges:
$168

Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included.

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Extra nights per person in Budapest:
in single room from $175 to $326, in twin room from $101 to $172

Extra nights per person in Prague:
in single room from $179 to $310, in twin room from $99 to $163

Prices shown above include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.

To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:

Luminary
Category / Decks / Price
B / Sapphire Deck / $649
A / Sapphire Deck / $699
P / Royal Deck / $799
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,399

Expression/Illumination/Impression/Vista/Panorama/Visionary/Artistry II/Passion
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $199
B / Sapphire Deck / $1,149
A / Sapphire Deck / $1,199
P / Royal Deck / $1,299
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,899

NOTES:
  • Departure July 16 is offered as an exclusive Beer Tasting Cruise, including special features at no additional cost. A visit to Europe is even better when it includes a discovery of the regional beers! Enjoy onboard tastings, visit historic breweries, and learn about European beer-brewing techniques during fascinating onboard lectures. Prost!
  • Departure August 13 is offered as an exclusive Jewish Heritage Cruise, including special lectures and features at no additional cost. Explore sites important to Jewish history, like the world’s second-largest synagogue in Budapest, the WWII Terezin ghetto, Prague’s Jewish Museum & Cemetery, Regensburg’s Document Museum, and more. (NOTE: Kosher foods not available.)
  • Departure October 29 is offered as an exclusive Wine Appreciation Cruise, including special lectures and tastings at no additional cost. Your palate will applaud as you learn what to look for in a good wine. A distinguished wine authority will teach you the ropes as you visit a wine village and attend tastings to test your newfound talent.
  • Departures November 27 and December 11 are offered as exclusive Festive Time Cruises, Experience the holiday season the European way! Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local customs and traditions.

Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.


Travel Terms & Conditions
The purchase of any travel services offered by Avalon Waterways, constitutes a contractual arrangement between you (the Traveler) and Avalon Waterways, and represents your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions. Please ensure that you read carefully and understand the Terms & Conditions prior to booking. These Terms & Conditions cover Deposit & Final Payment information, Air-Inclusive Deposits & Final Payment, Revisions & Revision Fees, Air Arrangements, Participation, Travelers Who Need Special Assistance, Young Travelers, Smoking, Price Policy, Visas and Passports, Hotels & Accommodations, Baggage Allowance, Travel Documents, Not Included in the Land Price, Refunds, Service Inquires After the Vacation, Holidays, Safety, Photos & Pictures, Optional Excursions, and Responsibility.
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Important Notes

  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change.
  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is required for Avalon Waterways to reserve space for you. View Terms & Conditions for limited exceptions.
  • The following charges are not included in the land/cruise vacation price unless otherwise noted: airfare to and from the start of your vacation; intra-vacation air, unless specified in the itinerary; airline baggage fees including checked and/or excess baggage fees; Federal inspection fees for the Federal U.S. Customs and Immigrations; International Air Transportation tax; agricultural tax; other per person taxes imposed by government entities; airport taxes and fees, including the September 11th Security fee up to $11.20 per person, passenger facility charges up to $18 per person, Federal domestic flight segment fees up to $4.00 per segment, and U.S. and international arrival and departure and other government-imposed added by the airline and applicable at time of booking; port taxes; passports; visas and vaccinations; tips to your Cruise Director, Local Host, driver, Local Guides, and/or ship's crew; gratuities on ferries, trains, and cruise ships; laundry; telephone; minibar; alcohol, beverages, and food outside of the contracted Avalon menu as presented at a hotel or restaurant or onboard your vessel (these extra items will be billed to you before leaving the hotel, ship, or restaurant); airport transfers on non-qualifying flights; optional excursions; additional activities and excursions purchased online; porterage at airports and train stations; Travel Protection; and all other items of a personal nature.

Booking your Vacation with Air
Our volume buying power saves you money. We may be able to provide you with flight arrangements from your gateway city. Avalon Waterways offers 2 air options: Flex Air and Instant Purchase Air. For Europe vacations with return air outside of 331 days, Flex air is available under the Early Airfare Price Guarantee. Early Airfare Price Guarantee locks in a price that is guaranteed not to increase. Flight schedules are unavailable with Early Airfare. Schedules will be confirmed when your air departure date is within 331 days to departure. At that time the best air price will be utilized and a new invoice with the air cost and confirmed schedule will be sent. The identity of the carrier, which may include the carrier’s codeshare partner, will be assigned and disclosed at this time. If the guaranteed price is the lowest, the schedule with the lowest fare per contract classes of service will be booked. Any voluntary change to the confirmed flights negates the guaranteed price and is subject to air pricing at the time of the change.

For air departure dates within 331 days, you'll be offered a choice of carriers and flight schedules as well as price points to choose from when selecting your flights. Your schedule will be provided to you at the time of booking (schedules are subject to change by carriers). Flex Air allows flexibility if you want to make changes to your vacation schedule. Instant Purchase Air may offer additional airline options but has more restrictions. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Guaranteed air-inclusive prices: air is only available to passengers traveling from the United States and only available when booked in conjunction with a land vacation. An additional $300 per person non-refundable air deposit is required for Flex Air booked in conjunction with any land vacation (i.e. air-inclusive vacation). Air can only be booked by Avalon Waterways in conjunction with a vacation package. Instant Purchase Air requires air payment in full at time of booking (i.e. air-inclusive vacation) plus non-refundable service fee ($30 per person for North America, $50 per person for International air). Once booked, Instant Purchase Air is non-refundable, and non-changeable. Some vacations may only offer one Air type option. Early Airfare Price Guarantee is not available with Instant Purchase Air. However, once your airfare is confirmed and Avalon Waterways has received your full land and air deposit or full air payment as noted above, your air-inclusive vacation price is guaranteed.

Air-Inclusive Vacations — Applicable Taxes & Fees
Air-inclusive vacations include government-imposed taxes and fees applicable at the time of booking and will be shown as a Total Amount. Additional airline fees for baggage may apply. At the time of booking your air-inclusive vacation online, carrier Websites will be provided to check baggage fees, or you can visit www.iflybags.com for up-to-date baggage pricing/restrictions. For return travel from some countries, international travelers are required to pay entry and/or exit fees at the airport. These fees will be collected by the local government and are payable by the traveler at time of travel. Your confirmation booking information will contain information about these fees.

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