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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg 2020

8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg

The Blue Danube Discovery River Cruise (WBN)

Starting from $2,749
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Envision, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Tranquility II, Avalon Visionary

River Cruise Description

Embark on this timeless and unforgettable 8 Day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg 2020 vacation in lively Budapest, Hungary, and cruise along the Danube River with thrilling stops in Austria and Germany.

As you depart from Budapest, you’ll cruise past the incredible Parliament Building. Further along the Danube River you’ll see Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river travels between both countries along its 58-mile long stretch. Delight in an incredible view of the rolling beautiful landscapes of Bratislava as you sail along. Vienna, Austria, will show you its majestic St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the striking Habsburg Palace, the stunning and historic Vienna Opera House, and much more.

In the heart of the Wachau Valley wine region sits Dürnstein–a 16th-century town with enchanting cobblestone roads and its baroque Stiftskirche with its brilliant blue façade. In Melk, tour Austria’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and delight in a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s decadent famous wines.

You’ll enjoy the beauty of Passau on a guided city walk, with its narrow avenues, gorgeous Patrician houses, and historic baroque architecture. Cruise further up the waters of the Danube River, and you’ll discover the medieval barricades of Regensburg–the only German city left un touched by bombing during WWII. Here, we’ll delight you with an array of Germany’s famous beers!

Your final stop on this unforgettable European river cruise vacation is the thousand-year-old historic city of beautiful Nuremberg. During guided sightseeing in this area, you’ll be awestruck at the medieval structures, astonishing gothic churches, and the beauty of the Imperial Castle. In your free time, be sure to make a wish at the gorgeous fountain on the Hauptmarkt (Main Square)—a perfect way to conclude your memorable 8 Day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg 2020 vacation of a lifetime!

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FLY FREE AIR from Select US cities

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY

$750 Off per Stateroom

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive $375 off per person on the cruise/land or cruise only price. Booking must be made, under deposit and discount applied between July 3, 2019 - March 9, 2020 for travel at select times in 2020. Not applicable to custom tours. Discount will apply to individual members of groups adding a name and non-refundable per person deposit within the promo window. Not applicable on TBA space. Offer reliant on space availability at time of booking and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer combinable only with Welcome Back Credit. Applies to new 2020 bookings only and offer will not be applied to pre-existing bookings. Full cancellation penalties will apply. Additional restrictions may apply; see Travel Terms & Conditions for details. May be withdrawn at any time. Offer applies to participating GFOB offices only. PRMW0735
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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May 28, 2020Avalon Envision$3,599Call Us!
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Greetings from one of the most energetic cities in Europe! Budapest, the capital of Hungary, is a stunning city that is located on the Danube River. Your biggest decision today will be where to explore first, as you have a free day of sightseeing. Experience local cuisine, take in some noted landmarks and enjoy an evening stroll along the banks of the Danube. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm

(Dinner)

Day 2 Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

Why not get the day started right with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Relax and take in the beauty of the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Enjoy a cup of coffee or a drink on the Sky Deck as you sail, watching the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.  After dinner in Vienna, you might like to participate in an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Vienna

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions
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.

Perhaps you’d like to participate in a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace–a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. At your leisure this afternoon, you can take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. Maybe 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, you’ll be treated to live entertainment on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Dürnstein 

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein
Classic
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart–who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
Active
Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Relax on the Sky Deck with a cup coffee or a cocktail  as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk.

MELK
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
Discovery
JoinEnjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Passau, Germany

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 you might consider taking a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You’ll meet back at your ship in Passau to sail to Regensburg.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Regensburg

Magical 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.

Consider taking a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

Discovery
Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

In the late afternoon you’ll have fun with a Beer Tasting on board. After dinner, you’ll be treated to live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons
Discovery
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.
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 Sightseeing 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation

Your extraordinary 8-day river cruise vacation concludes today after a delicious breakfast in Nuremberg.

(Breakfast)

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