The Blue Danube Discovery (8 Days)

Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
Budapest, Hungary to Nürnberg, Germany

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DAY 1
01 Nov 2020
Budapest, Hungary

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, cafés, and confections. (Dinner)

DAY 2
02 Nov 2020
Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon 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 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 3
03 Nov 2020
Vienna, Austria

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace, a Habsburg Empire summer home. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit the 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 4
04 Nov 2020
Dürnstein, Austria
Melk, Austria

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein. 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. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 5
05 Nov 2020
Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet. Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 6
06 Nov 2020
Regensburg, Germany

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria's Medieval Miracle. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 7
07 Nov 2020
Roth, Germany
Nürnberg, Germany

Living Heritage and History Lessons. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

DAY 8
08 Nov 2020
Nürnberg, Germany

Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)

The Blue Danube Discovery map

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What's Included

Included

  • Services of a professional Cruise Director | Onboard lectures | Complimentary Wi-Fi access | Activities & Nightly piano music | Sightseeing with Local Guides | Headsets for all guided shore excursions | Superb dining with all meals on board daily featuring full breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner | Quality wines from Europe's most famous wine regions with every dinner | One sitting with open seating arrangements

Not Included

  • Airfare | Gratuities | Any items of a personal nature | Anything not specifically noted as included

About Us

When designing its new ships, Avalon Waterways started with the traveler instead of the ship. This is a river cruise company that invites innovation, imagination and a relentless desire to create a smart use of space be its guide. The result? More space. Bigger views. More comfort … All thanks to one-of-a-kind Panorama SuitesSM on the industry’s only Suite Ships®. The Suite Ships of Avalon are revolutionizing the river cruise industry. For instance, on these signature vessels, Avalon brings an unprecedented level of thoughtfulness and attention to detail to every aspect of the Panorama Suites, providing travelers an oasis to escape to, not escape from. Even better? Avalon doesn’t offer travelers just a few Panorama Suites on each ship. Instead, 80 percent of the guest rooms on Suite Ships are Panorama Suite (they’re 30 percent larger than the average river cruise room). In designing its ships, Avalon has refused to see space as a barrier. That fact couldn’t be truer when looking at the company’s inspired indoor/outdoor space. For instance, Avalon’s Open-Air Balconies®, a completely new concept, make full use of the intended balcony experience – in any weather condition, in any season – without compromising room space. How? Giant wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling windows with a 7-foot opening. Avalon has considered every detail of the cruise experience. But perhaps it’s what the company hasn’t done that makes it so unique. It hasn’t filled ships to capacity with people. In fact, because the river cruise line made its rooms so spacious, there’s more room for less people. Simply put, Avalon Waterways is built differently

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Terms & Conditions

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

Cruise-only fares are per person, based on double occupancy in US dollars, unless otherwise noted. Pricing and itinerary are subject to change without notice. Restrictions may apply.

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Shore Excursions

Budapest, Hungary - 01 Nov 2020

Vienna, Austria - 02 Nov 2020

Vienna, Austria - 03 Nov 2020

Passau, Germany - 05 Nov 2020

Regensburg, Germany - 06 Nov 2020

Nürnberg, Germany - 07 Nov 2020

Nürnberg, Germany - 08 Nov 2020

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