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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Legendary Danube 2019

From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise holiday takes you to four countries and the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

Fly Cruise
9 nights

River Cruise Holiday
  • Prague
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Melk
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

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From Prague to vibrant Budapest, this Danube river cruise holiday takes you to four countries. And the scenic beauty along the way as you cruise past quaint towns can be experienced right from your stateroom or while sipping wine atop the Sky Deck of your ship.

Enjoy two nights in Prague, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities. Stand in front of Old Town’s medieval Astronomical Clock, which amazes as an intricate art piece and visualisation of time unlike anything else in the world. Travel to Nuremberg, Germany, to 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 CE. Passau, known for its narrow, winding streets, offers 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 holiday ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, with guided sightseeing and free time to explore this vibrant city on your own.

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The Legendary Danube

Day 1 - UK - Prague (Czech Republic)

Fly from the UK to Prague and transfer to the hotel for a 2-night stay.

Day 2 - Prague

Take a guided city walk to visit Hradčany Castle grounds; see St Vitus Cathedral and Old Town’s astronomical clock. Take time to mingle with the locals, watch street performers in Wenceslas Square or browse the market stalls at Charles Bridge. In the evening, you might like to attend an optional folklore dinner show, sampling traditional Czech cuisine in an authentic Prague setting. (B)

Day 3 - Prague - Nuremberg (Germany)

The morning is free to explore Prague on your own to enjoy the stunning architectural beauty of the city. You might choose to join a guided optional excursion to reveal the secrets of Prague as your expert local guide takes you to Charles Bridge and Malá Strana - two of Prague’s most romantic and picturesque spots. This afternoon, board your Suite Ship in Nuremberg and enjoy a dinner on board. (B,D)

Day 4 - Roth

Start the day with a morning stretch with your Avalon Adventure host and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. Choose a guided tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral and Kaiserburg Castle, take a guided tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds - used by the Third Reich. 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. This afternoon cruise to Regensburg. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - Regensburg

Join a guided city walk of Old Town to see the 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. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. Later, indulge in a beer tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. Cruise overnight to Passau. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - Passau

Join a guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” or join a full day guided optional excursion to Salzburg - the city of Mozart - or a full day guided optional excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion. 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. Cruise to Melk overnight. (B,L,D)

Day 7 - Melk (Austria) - Vienna

Take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ, or join your Avalon Adventure host for a morning hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside. Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the sky deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. 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. Dock overnight in Vienna. (B,L,D)

Day 8 - Vienna

Venture into 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 historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a guided optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace - a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure. Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 9 - Budapest (Hungary)

Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafes, pubs and nightlife at your leisure. (B,L,D)

Day 10 - Budapest - UK

Disembark after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK (B)

Key: B - Breakfast, L - Lunch, D - Dinner

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 2-night hotel stay in Prague
  • Return flights from the UK
  • Overseas transfers
  • Private VIP home pick-up service within 100 miles
  • Guided shore excursions
  • Complimentary wine, beer and soft drinks with lunch and dinner during the cruise
  • Complimentary tea and coffee during the cruise
  • Daily afternoon tea during the cruise
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi during the cruise
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
Map for The Legendary Danube 2019