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01756 706500
+44 1756 706500

The Legendary Danube

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 £1947pp

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.

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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: £2839
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2839 Blue Water Price from: £2988 Blue Water Price from: £3839
    • May 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3639
      Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3639 Blue Water Price from: £3739
    • May 26th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2946
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2946 Blue Water Price from: £3095 Blue Water Price from: £3796
  • June
    • Jun 4th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2852
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2852 Blue Water Price from: £3001 Blue Water Price from: £3702 Blue Water Price from: £3852
    • Jun 18th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3184
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3184 Blue Water Price from: £3934 Blue Water Price from: £4034
  • July
    • Jul 2nd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2169
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2169 Blue Water Price from: £2318 Blue Water Price from: £3069 Blue Water Price from: £3168 Blue Water Price from: £4868
    • Jul 3rd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £2311
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2311 Blue Water Price from: £2460 Blue Water Price from: £3210 Blue Water Price from: £3310 Blue Water Price from: £5010
    • Jul 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2943
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2943 Blue Water Price from: £3644 Blue Water Price from: £3694 Blue Water Price from: £3793 Blue Water Price from: £4993
    • Jul 16th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2466
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2466 Blue Water Price from: £3167 Blue Water Price from: £3217 Blue Water Price from: £3316 Blue Water Price from: £4766
    • Jul 30th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2472
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2472 Blue Water Price from: £3173 Blue Water Price from: £3223 Blue Water Price from: £3322 Blue Water Price from: £4772
    • Jul 31st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2933
      Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2933 Blue Water Price from: £2983 Blue Water Price from: £3082 Blue Water Price from: £4782
  • August
    • Aug 12th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3040
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £3040
    • Aug 13th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2483
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2483 Blue Water Price from: £3185 Blue Water Price from: £3294 Blue Water Price from: £3333
    • Aug 27th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2885
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2885 Blue Water Price from: £3586 Blue Water Price from: £3671 Blue Water Price from: £3736
  • September
    • Sep 1st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £2848
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2848 Blue Water Price from: £2997 Blue Water Price from: £3747 Blue Water Price from: £3847
    • Sep 10th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2848
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2848 Blue Water Price from: £2997 Blue Water Price from: £3748 Blue Water Price from: £3847
    • Sep 16th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £3048
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3048 Blue Water Price from: £3197 Blue Water Price from: £3898 Blue Water Price from: £3949 Blue Water Price from: £4047
    • Sep 24th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3197
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3197 Blue Water Price from: £4047
  • October
    • Oct 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2974
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2974 Blue Water Price from: £3123 Blue Water Price from: £3823 Blue Water Price from: £3874 Blue Water Price from: £3973
    • Oct 9th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Artistry II From: £2670
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2670 Blue Water Price from: £2819 Blue Water Price from: £3570 Blue Water Price from: £3670
    • Oct 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2405
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2405 Blue Water Price from: £3106 Blue Water Price from: £3164 Blue Water Price from: £3254 Blue Water Price from: £4704
    • Oct 28th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2196
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2196 Blue Water Price from: £2897 Blue Water Price from: £2947 Blue Water Price from: £3046 Blue Water Price from: £4496
    • Oct 31st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Visionary From: £1882
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite Cat S Royal Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £1882 Blue Water Price from: £2583 Blue Water Price from: £2633 Blue Water Price from: £2732 Blue Water Price from: £4432

Price Information

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