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Itinerary

Tour Itinerary

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship. In Nuremberg, Germany, board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. And here you’ll taste local sausages at one of Germany’s oldest restaurants and we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers. Next stop is Passau, known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses, and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

Countries Visited

Austria , Germany , Hungary

  1. Day 1
    NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

    Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    Explore your ship this evening and enjoy dinner on board.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG

    (D)

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    Meals:   Dinner
  2. Day 2
    NUREMBERG
    Legends and History Lessons

    Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

    ACTIVE Start your day with a bike ride together with your Adventure Host around the port area of Nuremberg, OR

    CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, Gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

    (B,L,D)


    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  3. Day 3
    REGENSBURG
    Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

    Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  4. Day 4
    PASSAU
    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.

    Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

    LINZ, AUSTRIA

    Legendary, Lovely Linz

    Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  5. Day 5
    MELK–WACHAU VALLEY
    Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

    ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a walk along the Danube river and around Melk, 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.

    Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.

    VIENNA

    Viennese Waltzes on the Beautiful Blue Danube

    This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)

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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  6. Day 6
    VIENNA
    Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions

    Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

    ACTIVE Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:

    CLASSIC Explore the Habsburg empire this morning on a 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, OR:

    CLASSIC After a short walk of Vienna, join a Guided Visit of Austria’s largest museum, the legendary Kunsthistorisches Museum (Museum of Fine Arts).

    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg Empire.

    Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from ship to explore Vienna’s square or the banks of the Danube.

    Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  7. 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, select from a variety of Guided Optional or spend free time soaking in one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube, or enjoy Budapest’s cafés, pubs, or nightlife.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)


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    Meals:   Breakfast   Lunch   Dinner
  8. Day 8
    BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)


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    Meals:   Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

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Accommodations

Port charges:
$210

Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability).

Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.

Nuremberg: Le Meridien Grand Hotel
With the lustrous flair of a classic grand hotel, enhanced with state-of-the-art technology and convenient features, this 190 room historic legend has been hosting international luminaries for almost 125 years. Located in the heart of the ancient city centre, museums, shops, the city's famous market and the Imperial Castle are all just a short stroll away. All air-conditioned guest rooms feature flat screen TVs, in-room safes, Free Wi-Fi Internet access, USB mobile charging ports and elegant Art Nouveau-style marble bathrooms which skillfully highlight the fusion of classic and modern style. There is a Brasserie style restaurant serving authentic German cuisine as well as an Art Deco-style Atelier bar/lounge offering 1920s charm and a large selection of drinks and cocktails.
Address:
Bahnhofstrasse 1-3
Nuremberg , Germany
Budapest: InterContinental Budapest
Few would argue the InterContinental Budapest is in the city's best location: right on the Danube across from Castle Hill and the Royal Palace. With the Chain Bridge and the Parliament just steps away, there's no shortage of superb sightseeing opportunities. The Váci Utca shopping street, Central Market Hall and the Gellért Baths are also nearby.
Address:
Apaczai Csere Janos utca 12-14
Budapest , Hungary

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Questions & Answers

Question: How many suitcases can I take with me on my trip?

Each person is allowed one "check-in," and one "carry-on." Remember to take all valuables with you as "carry-on", because electronic equipment, cameras, laptops, jewelry, business documents and money are not covered by the airlines' liability, so always carry them aboard with you.

Question: Is Airfare Included in the Price?

Airfare from your point of origin to and from the trip is not included in the land price.

Customer Reviews

Overall Rating
4.5
Accommodations
4.6
Itinerary
4.3
Professional Staff
4.9
Repeat with Operator
4.4
Value for Money
4.1

Ratings based off 16 reviews - currently showing 5 reviews with comments only

This was our very first River Cruise and Avalon Waterways was an excellent choice. No complaints what so ever.

The river cruise was wonderful. Unfortunately the river was too low for us to dock to Nuremberg, Roth and Budapest. Our cruise director Valentin had to make major accomodations for these glitches which he did wonderfully. Avalon Cruise Lines will be refunding some money because of these changes, which was very unexpected but shows what a responsible company they are. Our city tours had knowledgeable and easy to understand guides. .

2nd crusie with Avalon (Rhine/Moselle in late September and Prague to Budapest in late May). For Legendary Danube, recommend sailing from Prague to Budapest rather than reverse direction as it's a better build of experiences - Budapest is wonderful ending to journey. We were on Avalon's newest ship, Envision and like our previous boat,there are numerous public spaces with excellent viewing and cabin/bath size generous compared to competition. Food is very good with the lunch buffet and afternoon tea and cake being highlights. Wait staff is excellent as is the entire crew. We've had very knowledgeable cruise directors on both cruises who handled itinerary changes due to water levels professionally and with a sense of humor. The local guides are some of the best we've experienced in Europe. We will definitely cruise with Avalon again.

I'm glad we did not pay for the balcony room since it was low tide, the ship was docked most of the time. The bad part was the windows in our room (left /port side) was always a foot away from the port wall every time the ship is docked. Something to consider which sides you want to see when docked ,The street (or wall) or the water view . They did not switch sides, we were always on the wall. On Big Cruise Ships, port or starboard side is about the same.

Everything about this trip went smoothly. All the staff whether during booking, at the hotel or on the ship were very helpful, and courteous. This was our third trip booked through Affordable Tours and Globus (Avalon Waterways), and I can foresee another trip next year, possibly Italy? Thanks, to all who helped make this so effortless and enjoyable.

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