The Blue Danube Discovery

Westbound from Budapest to Nuremberg

10 Days: Sunday, August 4–Tuesday, August 13, 2019


Airfare through Avalon could be as low as $299!

Call 617-338-1111 for immediate booking!

Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany. As you leave Budapest, you'll sail past the splendid Parliament Building, and along Danube River, you'll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and much more. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In the beautiful town of Melk, visit Austria's majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe's largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley's famous wines. You'll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets, beautiful Patrician houses, and baroque architecture. Sail further up the Danube River, and you'll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Here, we'll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers! The last stop on this memorable river cruise vacation is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg. During guided sightseeing, marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. And in your free time, be sure to make a wish at the striking fountain on the Hauptmarkt (Main Square)—a perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

*After deadline, call 617.338.1111 for availability

  • Includes
    • Round-trip airport/hotel/cruise ship transfers when air is purchased through Avalon Waterways
    • One night pre-cruise accommodations in Budapest
    • Deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection Beds℠
    • Vienna: guided sightseeing
    • Dürnstein: guided walk; Wachau Valley cruising; Melk: guided visit of Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board
    • Passau: guided walk
    • Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board
    • Nuremberg: guided sightseeing
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi
    • Panoramic windows
    • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
    • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area and premium lounges
    • Covered Observation Lounge
    • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station
    • Onshore & Onboard experiences with regional customs, cultures & tastings with local artisans, experts & entertainers
    • Sightseeing with expert local guides and headsets for guided shore excursions
    • Elevator
    • FlexDining® for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating time options
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
    • Daily full buffet breakfast
    • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
    • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
    • Daily four-course a la carte dinner
    • Captain's welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Day-By-Day Itinerary
    • DAY 1 Overnight flight from Boston
    • DAY 2 Arrive Budapest, overnight hotel accommodations
    • DAY 3 Budapest (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
    • DAY 4 Cruise Budapest–Vienna
    • DAY 5 Vienna
    • DAY 6 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk
    • DAY 7 Passau
    • DAY 8 Regensburg
    • DAY 9 Nuremberg
    • DAY 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation), return flight to Boston
  • Avalon Impression

    Avalon Impression Cruise Ship

    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Impression came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This gorgeous ship features two full decks of Panorama Suites℠ with Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Windows that transform the living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony℠. With 200 square feet, Panorama Suites℠ are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording you the incomparable opportunity to wake each morning facing the splendid passing scenery. Onboard amenities include an alternative light dining option in the Panorama Bistro, a Fitness Center, complimentary Wi-Fi access, and a spacious Sky Deck with premium lounge chairs, whirlpool, and light al fresco lunches at the Sky Bistro on the Sky Deck.

  • Route Map

    Avalon Blue Danube Discovery Cruise Route Map

    Avalon Blue Danube Discovery Cruise Route Map

  • Weather

    Average Minimum and Maximum Temperatures in Budapest, Hungary

    Average min and max temperatures in Budapest, Hungary

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  • *Pricing and Deposit

    From $3,654 per person double occupancy for Category E

    This rate reflects a $500 per person Avalon Waterways promotional discount.

    Cabin upgrades available: Additional $199-$1,299 pp/do

    Includes cruise taxes and port charges, pre-paid gratuities and Avalon Waterways insurance.

    Price does not include airfare. Airfare price available at time of booking. This cruise is eligible for the $299 special air promotion. For this cruise the single supplement can be waived. However, the $500 discount and the $299 air promotion will not apply.

Last updated 8/9/2019 1:24:33 PM

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