The Legendary Danube

8 Day River Cruise from Nuremberg to Budapest with Avalon

Read 24 reviews and enjoy exclusive savings on Avalon's 8 Day The Legendary Danube. 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...read more

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River Cruise Starts In
Starts In
Nuremberg
River Cruise Ends In
Ends In
Budapest
Trip Budget
Budget
Premium
River Cruise
Trip Style
River Cruise
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Countries Explored:
Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Hungary
Trip Operated By:
Avalon
Avalon
442 Reviews
Trip Reviews:
4.5 out of 5
24 Reviews
Trip Code:
WNB

Itinerary

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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 onboard the ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship this evening and enjoy dinner on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (D)
2 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
Living Heritage and History Lessons Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. 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. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B/L/D)
3 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. 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. Discovery - Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B/L/D)
4 Passau
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" 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)
5 Melk - Wachau Valley
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley 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 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)
6 Vienna
Royal Collections, and 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. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn 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 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)
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 cafes, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B/L/D)
8 Budapest (Disembarkation)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Avalon Inclusions

Avalon Suite Ships
Avalon Suite Ships
Float along Europe's most famous waterways in relaxed luxury aboard one of Avalon's award-winning Suite Ships. Read more
Our Vision. Your View
Our Vision. Your View
With the only Open-Air Balconies in river cruising, experience Europe with a view like no other in a Panorama Suite. Read more
Exclusive Meets Inclusive with Avalon
Exclusive Meets Inclusive
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You First with Avalon Waterways
You First
Avalon's attentive staff aboard each vessel will make you feel right at home. You'll be taken care of every step of the way. Read more
Avalon Choice
Avalon Choice
Personalise your cruise to make it your own with Avalon Choice. Select whichever included excursions interest you the most. Read more
From View to Table
From View to Table
Savour regional cuisine and familiar favourites using the freshest local ingredients throughout your river cruise. Read more

Reviews (24)

8 Day The Legendary Danube reviews from past clients of Global Journeys.

Rating 4.5 out of 5
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“Prague to Budapest - a great way to spend 10 days of your life!”
- NSW, Australia Aug 2019

Thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. The staff on board were amazing, the included tours were fabulous. Food was great and not too much. When the cruised finished, we were able to stay on board until 4pm in the afternoon. This was great as we had accommodation in Budapest and unable to get into the room before 2pm. Would absolutely recommend this holiday to all my friends - we will be back!

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“Our First River Cruise”
- VIC, Australia Aug 2018 2 Helpful Votes View Photo

It was our first ever river cruise and we had medium expectations. Well, we simply loved the whole experience. Everything was perfect. The food was exceptional, the cabin was large with a balcony which we enjoyed and we were surprised how well the bathroom was designed. The cruise manager, Hendrick, was confident, humorous, organised and left us with no doubt that we were in good hands. We have been back home for five days and tonight we are already planning our next Avalon river cruise.

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“A busy yet well organised holiday on the Danube River.”
- NSW, Australia May 2018 5 Helpful Votes

This river cruise base cost included many off shore excursions. However, to get maximum value, the extra off shore activities are an extra cost. This needs to be taken into account when working out the total cost of the trip, but does add flexibility. Avalon is clearly trying to be the best company to travel with on the waterways of Europe. This is our second cruise with this group and we will be booking our next trip with them.

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“Danube River Cruise (Avalon Expression)”
- New Zealand Sep 2017 4 Helpful Votes

Another very proficient Avalon cruise. All very good. Maybe, too late in the year as the weather was cold (30 Sept - 10 Oct). Our only complaint was that the quality of food provided at dinner was not as good as on our earlier Romantic Rhine Cruise. The vegetarian fair was particularly poor. Breakfast and lunch were fine. Table service was not attentive and to get a wine glass refilled was often difficult.

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“Our first river cruise and it was extremely good”
- NSW, Australia Apr 2017 9 Helpful Votes

The trip was very well organised, the included tours good, the range of optional excursions quite varied and most were good, the crew were magnificent and very friendly, the food magnificent and in no short supply by any means. The cruise director was very professional and helpful (even organised a short ANZAC day event for the Australians and New Zealanders). The cabins and beds were very comfortable and well sound insulated, and the floor-to-ceiling door sliding open to allow full view uninterrupted...read more

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Deck Plans

Category P
Panorama Suite
Royal Suite
Royal Deck (Level 3)

Cabin Types

Category E & D Stateroom
Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom  Category E & D Stateroom Layout  

  • Deluxe Stateroom (172 sq ft)
  • Twin Windows
  • Comfort Collection Bed with Egyptian super-combed cotton linens, woolen blankets & European style duvets
  • Private bathroom featuring full shower, hairdryer & premium L'Occitane bath amentities
  • Spacious three-door closets and easy under-bed luggage storage
  • Flatscreen satellite with movie channel
  • In-room safe, writing Desk/Vanity & direct-dial telephone
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi access
  • Individual thermostat
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Complimentary bottled water

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Wednesday 20 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
Thursday 21 May 2020 Thursday 28 May 2020 5,048 per person 1,577 per person 3,471 per person Enquire
Tuesday 26 May 2020 Tuesday 02 Jun 2020 5,048 per person 1,289 per person 3,759 per person Enquire
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Tuesday 01 Sep 2020 Tuesday 08 Sep 2020 5,433 per person 1,592 per person 3,841 per person Enquire
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Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 Wednesday 23 Sep 2020 5,433 per person 1,304 per person 4,129 per person Enquire
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Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 4,792 per person 1,855 per person 2,937 per person Enquire
Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 Wednesday 04 Nov 2020 4,278 per person 1,834 per person 2,444 per person Enquire
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Wednesday 20 May 2020 Wednesday 27 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,390 solo traveller 6,199 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 21 May 2020 Thursday 28 May 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
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Thursday 30 Jul 2020 Thursday 06 Aug 2020 7,391 per person 1,382 solo traveller 6,009 solo traveller Enquire
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Wednesday 12 Aug 2020 Wednesday 19 Aug 2020 7,391 per person 1,382 solo traveller 6,009 solo traveller Enquire
Thursday 27 Aug 2020 Thursday 03 Sep 2020 7,589 per person 1,678 solo traveller 5,911 solo traveller Enquire
Tuesday 01 Sep 2020 Tuesday 08 Sep 2020 8,186 per person 1,702 solo traveller 6,484 solo traveller Enquire
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Wednesday 16 Sep 2020 Wednesday 23 Sep 2020 8,186 per person 1,414 solo traveller 6,772 solo traveller Enquire
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Thursday 08 Oct 2020 Thursday 15 Oct 2020 7,987 per person 1,406 solo traveller 6,581 solo traveller Enquire
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Wednesday 21 Oct 2020 Wednesday 28 Oct 2020 7,192 per person 1,951 solo traveller 5,241 solo traveller Enquire
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Saturday 31 Oct 2020 Saturday 07 Nov 2020 6,395 per person 1,919 solo traveller 4,476 solo traveller Enquire
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Cabin Upgrades

Optional cabin upgrades. Upgrades priced per person.

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Deluxe Stateroom E  (Prices Shown) $ 0
Deluxe Stateroom D $ 249
Panorama Suite B $ 1,449
Panorama Suite A $ 1,499
Panorama Suite P $ 1,599
Royal Suite S $ 2,899

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