Your Cruising Itinerary

Day 1: Nuremberg, Germany (embarkation) 

Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding
Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.
Explore your ship this evening and enjoy dinner on board. (D)

Overnight docking in Nuremberg

Day 2: Roth. Living heritage and history lessons

Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions.

  • Classic: Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its halftimbered
    houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR:
  • Classic: Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s 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: Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the MainDanube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

Afternoon/overnight cruise to Regensburg. (B,D)

Day 3: Regensburg - magical Regensburg — Bavaria’s medieval miracle

  • Classic: Join a Guided City Walk of the 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.

  • Discovery: Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau.

Evening/overnight cruise to Passau. (B,L,D)

Day 4: Passau - 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,” OR:

Join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg— the city of Mozart—or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov.

Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion.

Linz, Austria - 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.

Overnight cruise to Melk. (B,L,D)

Day 5: Melk - Wachau Valley - striking frescoes and breathtaking views of the Wachau Valley

  • Classic: Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnifi cent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:
  • Active: 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.

Vienna  - Vienna waltzes and the beautiful Blue Danube 

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.

Overnight docking in Vienna.  (B,L,D)

Day 6: Vienna - royal collections, amusing attractions, and culinary confections 

  • 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 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 the 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.

Evening/overnight cruise to Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 7: Budapest, Hungary - the pearl of the Danube in the heart of Europe

  • Classic: 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. 

Overnight docking in Budapest. (B,L,D)

Day 10: Budapest (disembarkation)

Your holiday ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Special interest cruises

Looking to enrich your adventures while you sail? A Jewish Heritage cruise is available to help you
delve deeper into what you’re passionate about. Call for itinerary modifications and inclusions.

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.

Departure dates and prices 2020 - The Legendary Danube : 7% discount on all dates

Avalon brochure price in black from £2266
Travel 55 discount price in red from £2108 
Telephone Avalon Waterways reservations on 0330 808 5036 and quote our Travel 55 code TR55A

Nuremberg - Budapest: tour code WNB - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Price from Dates Price from
May 2, 9, 12, 16, 19, 21, 23, 30 £2676
Aug 8, 11, 22, 23, 25, 29 £2608
Jun 2, 6, 13, 20, 27, 30 £2676
Sep 5, 8, 12, 15, 19, 26, 29 £2881
July 4, 11, 14, 18, 25 £2608
Oct 3, 6, 10, 17, 20, 24, 31 £2266

Special Interest Cruise: Jewish Heritage Aug 13
Prices shown above are for the cruise only. This means you have the freedom to arrange your own flights and transfers to suit your needs. Alternatively we can take care of everything for you.
Complete holiday price including flights, transfers and private home pick-up service (within 100 miles)
from £2,751pp - based on Oct 28 departure from London Heathrow.
Sailing on Avalon Suite Ships® Artistry II, Envision, Imagery II, or Visionary. Gratuities to Local Guides & excursion drivers are included. Extra nights before and after your cruise may be available, please call for details and prices. Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation details and prices. Triples not available. Note: responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

†From price based on cruise without flights and transfers, Oct 28 departure. All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.

In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.

Upgrade pricing:

Category/deck - E Indigo nil : D Indigo £149 : B Sapphire £849 :  A Sapphire £899 : P Royal £999 : Royal Suite Royal Deck £1699

All holidays subject to Avalon Waterways Holidays Terms & Conditions

Please check tour details with the operator at time of booking as Cennet Ltd cannot be held responsible for any errors showing on it’s website

Avalon Waterways
The Legendary Danube

8 days

Your discount prices start from only £2108 - 7% discount

Board your Avalon cruise ship in Nuremberg for a cruise journey that explores Regensburg, one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities and later indluge in a beer tasting on board. Admire Melk’s ornate 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and experience some of the world’s finest music, art, culture and historical sights in imperial Vienna.

This beautiful 8 day Legendary Danube cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0330 808 5036 and quote the Travel 55 code TR55A.

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0330 808 5036  and quote code TR55A you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

Included for every Avalon guest

  • Spacious outside deluxe accommodations with enhanced soundproofing and Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM for a great night’s sleep. (See deck plans for additional stateroom amenities.)
  • Large private bathroom featuring full shower with glass door, hairdryer & premium L’Occitane® bath products
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner on board daily indicated by breakfast (B), lunch (L), and dinner (D) on the itinerary pages
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner are included daily on board your vessel
  • A professional Cruise Director who delivers educational commentary as you travel through interesting landscapes, and who assists with requests and additional excursions 
  • An Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions
  • Friendly, English-speaking staff who deliver consummate personal service throughout your journey
  • Complimentary regional wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner on board 
  • Onboard meals, including daily four-course à la carte dinners with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts, and Avalon Fresh® healthy cuisine options
  • Included sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
  • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
  • Onboard local entertainment
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship

Your choice

Avalon knows there is more than one way to explore new destinations.

In addition to included Active, Discovery, and Classic excursions and activities, they offer Guided Optional Excursions designed to personalize your experience even more. And they are there with plenty of free-time suggestions to help you get the most out of every adventure.

Active Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike through Melk’s lovely Austrian countryside.
• Join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.
• Spend free time sampling local dishes, libations, and confections.

Onboard dining offerings and choices

Welcome and farewell cocktails with sparkling wine and canapes

Daily choices of regional recipes, familiar favorites, and Avalon Fresh® vegetarian and healthy cuisine including fresh, local ingredients at every meal

Daily full breakfast buff et with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items, and complimentary sparkling wine and juices

Choice of daily early-riser and late-riser continental breakfasts

Daily lunch buff et with pasta & carving stations and complimentary beer, wine, and soft drinks

Choice of alternative fare at the Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) or light lunch in the Panorama Lounge

Enjoy our Panorama Bistro for a casual dinner option with a buff et of select dishes and beverages

Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats and sandwiches

Daily four-course à la carte dinners in the main dining room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrées, desserts or cheese, after-dinner premium coffees or tea, and complimentary wine (including from the region), beer, and soft drinks

Complimentary room service available for Continental breakfast

FlexDining® with flexible seating-times to better accommodate your schedule, and more options for menu items and venues, including our Main Dining Room, Panorama Bistro for a casual select buff et, Sky Grill for al fresco favorites, complimentary continental breakfast via room service, and made-to-order picnic lunch boxes for independent on-shore excursions

More cruise options

Extend your adventure by adding Prague to your cruise. Include 2 nights accommodation in Prague, sightseeing, and transfer to ship.

Begin your adventure in Prague - 10 days from Prague to Budapest.

This cruise itinerary is also offered as part of the following cruises:
Jewels of Central Europe 
Enchanted Europe 
Heart of the Danube 
Magnifi cent Rivers of Europe 
Iconic Rivers of Europe 
Danube Splendors 
European Masterpiece

Call for details.

Private home pick up service

Your Avalon experience begins long before you reach the ship. Fom the moment you close your front door, their private VIP pick-up service will arrive to take you to the airport (within 100 miles) in air-conditioned comfort in plenty of time for your flight.

Your driver will load and unload your luggage for you, so you can make your way to the departure lounge feeling relaxed. And when you return, a driver will be waiting for you in arrivals, ready to load your bags and take you back home again.


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