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The Legendary Blue Danube

7-Night Danube Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest

Avalon Legendary Danube
2021 & 2022 Departure Dates & Pricing

Numemberg to Budapest - 8 days (WNB)

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Ship - Envision, Imagery II, Tranquility II, View
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Detailed 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.


Day 2: Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Legends and History Lessons

Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with your Adventure Host.

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 Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.


Day 3: Regensburg

Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle

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.


Day 4: Passau - Linz, Austria

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.

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


Legendary, Lovely Linz

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.

Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.


Day 5: Melk - Wachau Valley

Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below

CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:

ACTIVE Join your 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.


Viennese Waltzes on 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.


Day 6: Vienna

Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions

Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

CLASSIC Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join a Guided OPTIONAL Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—summer home of the Habsburg Empire.

Enjoy free time this afternoon to take a tram to visit Vienna’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also borrow a bike from ship to explore Vienna’s square or the banks of the Danube.

Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.


Day 7: Budapest

War Heroes and Hot Water

CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

This afternoon, select from a variety of Guided OPTIONAL excursions or spend free time soaking in one of Budapest’s famous thermal baths. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube, or enjoy Budapest’s cafés, pubs, or nightlife.


Day 8: Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Departures & Pricing


  • A valid passport is required for travel. Passports must be valid at least 6 months after the last day of travel.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • In the event of water level problems on stretches of any river, it may be necessary to operate part of the itinerary by motorcoach.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • For reasons of navigation and passenger safety, the cruise operator and the Captain of the ship reserve the right to modify the itinerary of the cruise.

Departure Dates

Start City

Rates are in $ USD and are PER PASSENGER sharing twin cabin.

Cruise fares are capacity controlled and are subject to change at any time without notice.

From Nuremberg
Cruise Embarkation Date

Category E Lower Deck fwd w/ fixed windows

Category D Lower Deck aft w/ fixed windows
Category B Middle Deck aft w/ french balcony
Category A Middle Deck fwd w/ french balcony
Category P Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Upper Deck w/ french balcony
Jul 6, 2021
Imagery II
Jul 27, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Imagery II
Sep 15, 2021
Sep 22, 2021
Sep 29, 2021
Oct 18, 2021
Imagery II
Dec 5, 2021
Imagery II
Apr 22, 2022
May 26, 2022
Jun 30, 2022
Tranquility II
Jul 7, 2022
Aug 6, 2022
Sep 3, 2022
IMPORTANT: Dates, Prices & Itineraries are subject to change.
Port charges: Additional $196 per passenger.
For Single Traveler: Single Supplement applies. Please call to inquire.
Transfers at Start/End of Program are available for purchase. Inquire for details.
Prices Include:
• 7-night Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest in selected category
• Full board meals, including Welcome Reception, Captain's reception and farewell dinner
• Daily Afternoon Tea
• Daily Night Fare
• Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and regional wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel
• Daily guided sightseeing program conducted by Certified Local Guides
• Special onboard and onshore experiences presented by entertainers, artisans and experts, designed to enrich your cruise
• Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
• Taxes
Prices Do Not include:
• Individual arrival and departure (airfare; transfers)
• Travel insurance
• Port charges
• Gratuities to onboard crew and Cruise Director
• Other personal expenses

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