Your Cruising Itinerary The Legendary Danube

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.
Meals included: Dinner

Overnight docking in Nuremberg

Day 2: Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Legends and History Lessons. Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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 Tour 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: 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.

Day 3: Regensburg

Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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.

Evening/overnight cruise to Passau.

Day 4: Passau

Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet. Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  • 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. 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)

Included meals: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner

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 2022 The Legendary Danube : 7% discount on all dates

Prices shown exclude flights and transfers, call Avalon to add flights

Avalon brochure price in black from £1450

Travel 55 discount price in red from £1349

Telephone Avalon on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest : tour code WNB - cruise price without flights and transfers
Dates Delux Stateroom Panorama Suite Royal Suite
April 22
May 11 £1582
May 26 £2357
June 6
June 30 £2270
July 7
August 6
September 3
SOLD OUT £3714

Prices include daily excursions, full-board dining and gratuities but exclude flights. Book your flights with us and we'll also include overseas transfers and ATOL protection. 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 7% discount

2022 discount prices from £1349

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.

This beautiful 8 day Legendary Danube cruise comes with a 7% discount when you book direct with Avalon Waterways on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55

Travel 55 in association with Avalon Waterways. To book a luxury cruise call direct on 0330 0588 237 and quote the code TRAVEL55 you will then receive a 7% discount from the Avalon brochure price. 

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.

Your Ship - Avalon Artistry II

If image is everything, the Avalon Imagery II is the real thing. Added to Avalon's all-suite-ship fleet in 2016, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstanding traditions. Passengers can choose from two full decks of Panorama SuitesSM, featuring wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform the living space into river cruising's only Open-Air BalconySM. At a spacious 200 square feet, our Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, affording the incomparable opportunity to awaken each morning with Europe's splendid scenery at your feet. Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, an expanded Fitness Center, elevator, alternative light menu options in the Panorama Bistro or al fresco grill lunch at the Sky Bistro. Relax to your heart's content on the an expansive Sky Deck's premium lounge chairs, take a dip in the whirlpool, get cool in the shade on deck, and play deck games too! Your image just got a lot more relaxed.


Avalon ImageryII

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