2013: The Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only from Budapest to Nuremberg (WBN0) - Tranquility
8 days from Budapest to Nuremberg
The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Board your vessel in Budapest and sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. Also take a guided walk in the charming town of Durnstein and see the baroque Stiftskirche; visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk and marvel at its beauty. Enjoy a wine tasting in Melk and a beer tasting in fascinating Nuremberg. Disembark in Nuremberg for the conclusion of this marvelous vacation!
Highlights & Sightseeing
Guided walk, see the Stiftskirche
Guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey; wine tasting
Main Danube Canal:
Cruise in the canal
B: full buffet breakfast L: lunch D: dinner
Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast, soft drinks with lunch, and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included on board your vessel.
? In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
? Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
? Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); the responsibility for obtaining a visa rests with the traveler.
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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation)
Welcome to Hungary! This afternoon, board your river cruise vessel at 3 pm and meet your crew at a welcome reception. (Dinner)
Day 2 Budapest-Vienna, Austria
A day to relax on board and marvel at the beautiful scenery on both banks of the Danube. Hungary is on your left as you cruise upriver and Slovakia is on your right. The two countries share the Danube for a 58-mile stretch, with the border in the middle of the river. Vienna, Austria's capital, is known as the "City of Music" and inspired the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 3 Vienna
Once the center of the mighty Habsburg Empire, Vienna has much to offer: lavish Hofburg Palace, the impressive Vienna Opera House, the majestic Ringstrasse, and awe-inspiring St. Stephen's Cathedral, to name just a few of the sights you will enjoy during your city tour. You do not rush through Vienna-you waltz, taking your time to savor each classic sight and sound. Shop in the Karntnerstrasse and enjoy Sachertorte or Apfelstrudel in a neighborhood cafe. An optional concert is available during your stay. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 4 Durnstein-Melk
Durnstein, known for the magnificent baroque Stiftskirche with its blue facade, is situated right in the heart of the Wachau wine region. Above town are the ruins of the castle where England's King Richard the Lionheart was imprisoned in 1192. This afternoon: Melk, whose magnificent BENEDICTINE ABBEY dominates the town from its
commanding hill site and is one of Europe's largest monasteries. The view you have from the terrace over the Danube and surrounding countryside is breathtaking! This evening you'll be able to sample some of the Wachau Valley's FAMOUS WINES. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 5 Linz-Passau, Germany
Linz, Austria's third-largest city, lies on both banks of the Danube and is an important industrial town and busy river port. An optional full-day excursion to Salzburg takes in the popular Sound of Music sights. Passau, ideally located at the confluence of the Rivers Inn, Ilz, and Danube, is a city of graceful arcades and cobblestone streets. St. Stephen's Cathedral houses one of the world's largest church organs with more than 17,000 pipes. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 6 Regensburg
Regensburg is one of Germany's best preserved medieval cities. Architectural highlights on your guided tour include the Old Town Hall and Porta Pretoria-gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. The city is the capital of Upper Palatinate, a bustling university town, and one of Bavaria's cultural centers. It is here you will find Germany's oldest restaurant, the 12th-century Historische Wurstkuche (Old Sausage Kitchen). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 7 Nuremberg
Although Nuremberg suffered extensive damage during WWII, much of it was restored to its original style. Marvel at this historic city with its fabulous gothic churches and elegant patrician houses-all explained by a local expert. Nuremberg's traditions include famous Lebkuchen, toy making, and metal working. After dinner we'll introduce you to some of Germany's FAMOUS BEERS. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation)
Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (Breakfast)
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- Avalon Waterways
- Offer valid through 6/30/2013
- 8 Days
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Prices shown are "starting at" prices and do not include airfare.
Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.
Extra nights not available.
Prices shown above include cruise in Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck.
To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:
Category / Decks / Price
B / Sapphire Deck / $549
A / Sapphire Deck / $599
P / Royal Deck / $749
Avalon Suite / Royal Deck / $1,299
Category / Decks / Price
D / Indigo Deck / $149
B / Sapphire Deck / $799
A / Sapphire Deck / $849
P / Royal Deck / $999
Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $1,699