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8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest 2020

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The Legendary Danube River Cruise (WNB)

Starting from $2,948
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Envision, Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Visionary

River Cruise Description

This 8-day Danube river cruise takes you on a journey through three countries, from the abundant history of Germany to the one-of-a-kind culture of Hungary. Experience the breathtaking beauty as you sail past charming towns from the comfort of your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship.

Your 8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest begins in Nuremberg, Germany where you can visit this thousand-year-old city with a tour guide before boarding your river cruise ship. Your next stop, Regensburg, the only city left standing during the bombings of WWII. There are many listed buildings of historic quality and significance for the architectural admirers to enjoy, including Port Pretoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Here, you’ll visit one of Germany’s oldest restaurants where you will get a chance to taste some of Germany’s finest local sausages and be introduced to the country’s famous beers. The next stop on your Danube river cruise journey will take you through the narrow twisting streets of Passau, lined with Patrician houses, and visit the glorious Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey in Melk, Austria, one of the largest monasteries in Europe, which resides up on a bluff.

Soak up these heart-stirring views before continuing through the beautiful painted landscapes of the Wachau Valley on your way to Vienna, the “City of Music” and romantic sounds.

Your Danube river cruise excursion of Eastern Europe will come to a close in Budapest, the capital of Hungary, where you will have the opportunity to enjoy guided sightseeing and free time to journey through this lively city on your own.

River Cruise Promos

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

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
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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May 20, 2020Avalon Artistry II$3,798Call Us!
May 21, 2020Avalon Envision$3,798Call Us!
May 26, 2020Avalon Imagery II$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 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)

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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. While embarking on your 8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest, make sure to explore your ship during your first evening on board and enjoy a decadent dinner that is prepared for you.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons

While on your 8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest, you can begin the day with a Morning Stretch led by your Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of thrilling excursions.

Classic
Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, busy market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR:
Classic
Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg—with its historic medieval architecture, striking gilded fountain, impressive gothic cathedral, and lovely Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of the famous Nuremberg Rally Grounds—facilitated by the Third Reich.
Discovery
Enjoy an Onboard Lecture that will teach you about the Main-Danube Canal—the point that links these two rivers to create an important connection that enables navigation between the North and Black Seas.
Discovery
Later, delight in the tastes of local brews with a Beer Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Regensburg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
Classic
Participate in a Guided City Walk and get a look through Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—constructed in 179 AD as the door to the Castra Regina fortress.

While on your 8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest, you might opt to join a Guided Optional Excursion to see the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend an afternoon free to explore Regensburg on foot on a stroll, or by bike through its enchanting streets.

Discovery
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board your cruise vessel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Passau

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
Classic
Join a Guided City Walk to educated yourself about this stunning “City of Three Rivers”.

Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the famous city of Mozart—or to the scenic Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. Cruise to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship following your chosen full-day excursion.

Linz
The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music

Delight in an afternoon free to further explore in Linz. Take a bicycle from your cruise ship and cycle along the shores of the Danube, or follow along one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the lively city and bustling river below.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Melk–Wachau Valley

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley 
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s wonderful Benedictine Abbey to gaze at its frescoed ceilings, statues, astonishing library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s lovely countryside.

Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the charming Wachau Valley to Vienna.

Vienna
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

This evening on your 8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for a remarkable evening of music in an elegant and sophisticated hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Vienna

Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions
Classic
Endeavor into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. Get a look at the Imperial Palace complex—the winter home of the Imperial Family, the remarkable Vienna Opera House and splendid St. Stephen’s Cathedral.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to the famous Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. During your afternoon on your 8 Day Avalon River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest, delight in free time to travel by way of tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many incredible museums nearby. You may also choose to take a bike from your ship to explore the lively streets and charming squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure. Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you cruise to Budapest.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing experience, including a visit to the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s renowned thermal baths. You may also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube for extravagant views of the valley below. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife as you wish.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation)

Your eight-day river cruise will come to an end today in Budapest after a delicious breakfast.

(Breakfast)

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