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Blue Water Holidays - ABTA - ATOL - CLIA
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.

Cruise Only
7 nights from £2189pp

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 - Nuremberg (Germany)

Embark your ship in Nuremberg. 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. 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

Disembark after breakfast. (B)

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

Price Includes

  • 7-night full board cruise
  • 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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2021 Departures £ price per person based on 2 people sharing

  • May
    • May 11th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2223
      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: £2223 Blue Water Price from: £2372 Blue Water Price from: £2748 Blue Water Price from: £2748 Blue Water Price from: £2748 Blue Water Price from: £3547
    • May 14th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2223
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2223 Blue Water Price from: £2372 Blue Water Price from: £2748 Blue Water Price from: £2748 Blue Water Price from: £2748
    • May 21st - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2897
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2897 Blue Water Price from: £3647 Blue Water Price from: £3697 Blue Water Price from: £3747
  • June
    • Jun 8th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2189
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2189 Blue Water Price from: £2338 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £2714 Blue Water Price from: £2714
  • July
    • Jul 27th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2646
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom
      Blue Water Price from: £2646 Blue Water Price from: £2795
  • September
    • Sep 15th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £3068
      Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £3068 Blue Water Price from: £3818
    • Sep 22nd - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon View From: £2394
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite Cat A Panorama Suite Cat P Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2394 Blue Water Price from: £2543 Blue Water Price from: £2919 Blue Water Price from: £2919 Blue Water Price from: £2919
    • Sep 29th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Envision From: £2394
      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: £2394 Blue Water Price from: £2543 Blue Water Price from: £2919 Blue Water Price from: £2919 Blue Water Price from: £2919 Blue Water Price from: £3718
  • October
    • Oct 18th - Nuremberg to Budapest - Sailing on: Avalon Imagery II From: £2577
      Cat E Deluxe Stateroom Cat D Deluxe Stateroom Cat B Panorama Suite
      Blue Water Price from: £2577 Blue Water Price from: £2726 Blue Water Price from: £3476

Price Information

  • Please note pricing is fluid so subject to change daily
Map for The Legendary Danube