The Blue Danube Discovery 2020
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises
Countries:
Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Tranquility II
Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany. As you leave Budapest, you’ll sail past the splendid Parliament Building, and along Danube River, you’ll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch. Enjoy an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while sailing. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and much more.

In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charmng cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Dürnstein—Wachau Valley—Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 5 Passau: guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 7 Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • 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); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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