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+44 1756 706500

The Legendary Danube 2020

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.

Fly Cruise
7 nights from £2000pp

River Cruise Holiday
  • Nuremberg
  • Melk Abbey
  • Vienna
  • Budapest

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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.

V105 Operated by Avalon Waterways

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The Legendary Danube

Day 1 - UK - Nuremberg (Germany)

Fly from the UK to Nuremberg and transfer to your ship. Explore your ship this evening and enjoy dinner on board. Dock overnight in Nuremberg. (D)

Day 2 - Roth

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, or 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. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. Cruise to Regensburg this afternoon. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - 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 4 - 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 to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion. The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music 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 this evening. (B,L,D)

Day 5 - 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. Moor overnight in Vienna. (B,L,D)

Day 6 - 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 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 7 - Budapest (Hungary)

Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. 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 cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.(B,L,D)

Day 8 - 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
  • 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
  • Complimentary tea and coffee
  • Daily afternoon tea
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • All tipping and gratuities
  • Port and airport taxes
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Services of a professional Cruise Director
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2020 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 20th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £3355
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3355 Blue Water Price from: £4105 Blue Water Price from: £4205
    • May 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3376
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3376 Blue Water Price from: £4077 Blue Water Price from: £4127 Blue Water Price from: £4227
    • May 26th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3288
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3288 Blue Water Price from: £3989 Blue Water Price from: £4039
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3301
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3301 Blue Water Price from: £3450 Blue Water Price from: £4150 Blue Water Price from: £4200 Blue Water Price from: £4300
    • Jun 18th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3475
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3475 Blue Water Price from: £4225 Blue Water Price from: £4325
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3073
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3073 Blue Water Price from: £3222 Blue Water Price from: £3923 Blue Water Price from: £3973 Blue Water Price from: £4072 Blue Water Price from: £4772
    • Jul 3rd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £3084
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3084 Blue Water Price from: £3233 Blue Water Price from: £3935 Blue Water Price from: £3983 Blue Water Price from: £4083 Blue Water Price from: £4783
    • Jul 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3222
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3222 Blue Water Price from: £3923 Blue Water Price from: £3973 Blue Water Price from: £4072 Blue Water Price from: £4772
    • Jul 16th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3335
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3335 Blue Water Price from: £4036 Blue Water Price from: £4086 Blue Water Price from: £4185 Blue Water Price from: £4885
    • Jul 30th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3222
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3222 Blue Water Price from: £3923 Blue Water Price from: £3973 Blue Water Price from: £4072 Blue Water Price from: £4772
    • Jul 31st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £3246
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3246 Blue Water Price from: £3395 Blue Water Price from: £4096 Blue Water Price from: £4146 Blue Water Price from: £4245 Blue Water Price from: £4945
  • August
    • Aug 12th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3219
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3219 Blue Water Price from: £3368 Blue Water Price from: £4218 Blue Water Price from: £4918
    • Aug 13th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3410
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3410 Blue Water Price from: £4111 Blue Water Price from: £4221 Blue Water Price from: £4260 Blue Water Price from: £4960
    • Aug 27th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3416
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3416 Blue Water Price from: £4117 Blue Water Price from: £4202 Blue Water Price from: £4267
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £3465
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3465 Blue Water Price from: £3614 Blue Water Price from: £4315 Blue Water Price from: £4363 Blue Water Price from: £4463 Blue Water Price from: £5163
    • Sep 10th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3365
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3365 Blue Water Price from: £3514 Blue Water Price from: £4265 Blue Water Price from: £4364
    • Sep 16th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3365
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3365 Blue Water Price from: £3514 Blue Water Price from: £4215 Blue Water Price from: £4266 Blue Water Price from: £4364
    • Sep 24th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3514
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3514 Blue Water Price from: £4265 Blue Water Price from: £4364
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3297
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3297 Blue Water Price from: £3446 Blue Water Price from: £4147 Blue Water Price from: £4198 Blue Water Price from: £4297
    • Oct 9th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £3345
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3345 Blue Water Price from: £3494 Blue Water Price from: £4193 Blue Water Price from: £4244 Blue Water Price from: £4344
    • Oct 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3023
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3023 Blue Water Price from: £3172 Blue Water Price from: £3873 Blue Water Price from: £3931 Blue Water Price from: £4022 Blue Water Price from: £4722
    • Oct 28th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2899
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2899 Blue Water Price from: £3600 Blue Water Price from: £3650 Blue Water Price from: £3749 Blue Water Price from: £4449
    • Oct 31st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £2798
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2798 Blue Water Price from: £2947 Blue Water Price from: £3648 Blue Water Price from: £3698 Blue Water Price from: £3797 Blue Water Price from: £4497

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
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