8D Blue Danube Discovery | 2021 season | Free Upgrade to Suite
Budapest - Nuremberg
Mode of Travel
River Cruise Vessels
Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds
7 Breakfast, 6 Lunch, 7 Dinner
Discover The Pearl of Danube in Budapest, Austrian and German Gems and treasures untold in Vienna
DAY 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION) (D)
Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafes, and confections. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA
DAY 2: VIENNA, AUSTRIA (B,L,D)
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
DAY 3: VIENNA (B,L,D)
Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions CLASSIC - 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 Schonbrunn Palace-a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. 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, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DURNSTEIN
DAY 4: DURNSTEIN (B,L,D)
Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Durnstein CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR: ACTIVE - Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Enjoy coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. DISCOVERY - Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
DAY 5: PASSAU, GERMANY (B,L,D)
Go for Baroque in Passau-Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart-or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
DAY 6: REGENSBURG (B,L,D)
Magical Regensburg-Bavaria's Medieval Miracle Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk and see 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. Alternatively 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 Roth. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH
DAY 7: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG (B,L,D)
Living Heritage and History Lessons DISCOVERY - 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. CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth-with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR: CLASSIC - Choose a Guided Sightseeing of Nuremberg-with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich. DISCOVERY - Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG
DAY 8: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION) (B)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
Add Prague and/or Budapest to your cruise.
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