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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 £2376pp

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

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Save up to £1,500 per couple Save up to £1,500 per couple when you book your 2020 river cruise along the Danube before 31 July 2019.

The Legendary Danube 2020 Special Offer

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.

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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: £2985
      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: £2985 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £3835 Blue Water Price from: £3885 Blue Water Price from: £3985 Blue Water Price from: £4860
    • May 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2985
      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: £2985 Blue Water Price from: £3134 Blue Water Price from: £3835 Blue Water Price from: £3885 Blue Water Price from: £3985 Blue Water Price from: £4860
    • May 26th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2860
      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: £2860 Blue Water Price from: £3009 Blue Water Price from: £3710 Blue Water Price from: £3760 Blue Water Price from: £3860 Blue Water Price from: £4860
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2860
      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: £2860 Blue Water Price from: £3009 Blue Water Price from: £3710 Blue Water Price from: £3760 Blue Water Price from: £3860 Blue Water Price from: £4860
    • Jun 18th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2860
      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: £2860 Blue Water Price from: £3009 Blue Water Price from: £3710 Blue Water Price from: £3760 Blue Water Price from: £3860 Blue Water Price from: £4860
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2342
      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: £2342 Blue Water Price from: £2491 Blue Water Price from: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3242 Blue Water Price from: £3341 Blue Water Price from: £4791
    • Jul 3rd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £2390
      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: £2390 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3240 Blue Water Price from: £3289 Blue Water Price from: £3389 Blue Water Price from: £4839
    • Jul 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2592
      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: £2592 Blue Water Price from: £2741 Blue Water Price from: £3442 Blue Water Price from: £3492 Blue Water Price from: £3591 Blue Water Price from: £4791
    • Jul 16th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2792
      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: £2792 Blue Water Price from: £2941 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3692 Blue Water Price from: £3791 Blue Water Price from: £4791
    • Jul 30th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2941
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2941 Blue Water Price from: £3642 Blue Water Price from: £3692 Blue Water Price from: £3791 Blue Water Price from: £4791
    • Jul 31st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2390
      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: £2390 Blue Water Price from: £2539 Blue Water Price from: £3240 Blue Water Price from: £3290 Blue Water Price from: £3389 Blue Water Price from: £4839
  • August
    • Aug 12th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2941
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2941 Blue Water Price from: £3692 Blue Water Price from: £3791 Blue Water Price from: £4791
    • Aug 13th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2342
      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: £2342 Blue Water Price from: £2491 Blue Water Price from: £3192 Blue Water Price from: £3302 Blue Water Price from: £3341 Blue Water Price from: £4791
    • Aug 27th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2660
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2660 Blue Water Price from: £2809 Blue Water Price from: £3510 Blue Water Price from: £3596 Blue Water Price from: £3660
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £3065
      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: £3065 Blue Water Price from: £3214 Blue Water Price from: £3915 Blue Water Price from: £3964 Blue Water Price from: £4064 Blue Water Price from: £5064
    • Sep 10th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3190
      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: £3190 Blue Water Price from: £3339 Blue Water Price from: £4040 Blue Water Price from: £4090 Blue Water Price from: £4189 Blue Water Price from: £5064
    • Sep 16th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3190
      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: £3190 Blue Water Price from: £3339 Blue Water Price from: £4040 Blue Water Price from: £4091 Blue Water Price from: £4189 Blue Water Price from: £5064
    • Sep 24th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3190
      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: £3190 Blue Water Price from: £3339 Blue Water Price from: £4040 Blue Water Price from: £4090 Blue Water Price from: £4189 Blue Water Price from: £5064
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2997
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2997 Blue Water Price from: £3146 Blue Water Price from: £3847 Blue Water Price from: £3898 Blue Water Price from: £3997
    • Oct 9th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2845
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2845 Blue Water Price from: £2994 Blue Water Price from: £3693 Blue Water Price from: £3744 Blue Water Price from: £3844
    • Oct 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2273
      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: £2273 Blue Water Price from: £2422 Blue Water Price from: £3123 Blue Water Price from: £3181 Blue Water Price from: £3272 Blue Water Price from: £4722
    • Oct 28th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2000
      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: £2000 Blue Water Price from: £2149 Blue Water Price from: £2850 Blue Water Price from: £2900 Blue Water Price from: £2999 Blue Water Price from: £4449
    • Oct 31st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £2048
      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: £2048 Blue Water Price from: £2197 Blue Water Price from: £2898 Blue Water Price from: £2948 Blue Water Price from: £3047 Blue Water Price from: £4497

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
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