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The Blue Danube Discovery Avalon River Cruise With 2 Nights In Budapest

Sail on the Danube River onboard the luxurious Avalon Envision, enjoying the panoramic views throughout the ship. Your European vacation begins with two nights in Budapest with spectacular views and stops in Vienna, Dürnstein, Wachau Valley, Melk, Passau, Regensburg and Nuremberg.
SHIP: Avalon Envision®

The Blue Danube Discovery Avalon River Cruise With 2 Nights In Budapest

DEPARTURE DATE: October 9, 2023
Countries Visited: Austria, Germany, Hungary
Departure Port:Budapest, Hungary

OVERVIEW

This timeless European vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, before your Danube River cruise with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® for an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while sailing. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous Austrian wines. Take a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll arrive at the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary Gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. Your Danube River cruise concludes in Nuremberg.

Travel Dates & Pricing

TRAVEL DATEPRICETYPE
October 9, 2023from $6,355 CADPer Person

What's Included

  • Round trip air from Calgary
  • 2 night accommodations in Budapest
  • Budapest sightseeing tour
  • 7 night river cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg
  • Regional wine and beer with lunch and dinner onboard
  • Onboard enrichment activities
  • Onshore excursions with Local Guides
  • Special onboard entertainment
  • FlexDiningSM options to give you the freedom to choose when and where you dine on board
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (where available)
  • Complimentary computer use in public areas of the ship
  • Complimentary bottled water available daily
  • 24-hour self-serve beverage station offering complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, hot chocolate, and a selection of teas; cookies available throughout the day
  • Prepaid gratuities
  • Taxes and port charges

Itinerary

DAYDATEPLACE
1Mon Oct 9Budapest
2Tue Oct 10Budapest
3Wed Oct 11Budapest (Embarkation)
4Thu Oct 12Vienna
5Fri Oct 13Vienna
6Sat Oct 14Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk
7Sun Oct 15Passau
8Mon Oct 16Regensburg
9Tue Oct 17Roth, Excursion to Nuremberg:
10Wed Oct 18Nuremberg (Disembarkation)

Day 1 Budapest:
Welcome to Budapest!

Day 2 Budapest:
Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation):
Onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Vienna:
Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava, free time in Vienna in the evening

Day 5 Vienna:
Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 6 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk:
In Dürnstein choice of guided tour or a hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine tasting

Day 7 Passau:
Guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg:
Choice of guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria or bike with your Adventure Host

Day 9 Roth, Excursion to Nuremberg:
On board lecture; choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or hike with your Adventure Host or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation):
Your vacation ends this morning

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Just envision Europe’s most spectacular views passing your panoramic window like ever-changing picture postcards. The Avalon Envision brings this dream to life as part of the youngest fleet of ships on Europe’s waterways. Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to relaxed luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon’s signature window-facing “Beds with a View.” Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. Can you picture it?

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