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The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only

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The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only - Avalon Waterways
The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only - Avalon Waterways
Di "Although I rated tour good for what we actually did do, there was about 2/3 of the Danube cruise omitted due to low water which severely impacted on the cruise aspect. Cancelling the cruise from Budapest to Vienna past Bratislava was only very partially compensated for by offering the free musical concert in Vienna ( after bus ride to Vienna). What some of us wanted, and did not get from Avalon, ..."
Excellent
17 reviews
Starts
Budapest
+6 Destinations
Danube
Ends
Nuremberg
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Highlights

  • Cruise along the mighty Danube and admire the scenery
  • Discover the historic Budapest, Vienna and Nuremberg
  • Visit the remarkable Melk Abbey or join a wine tasting
  • Stroll the streets of Passau & see it's Baroque landmarks
  • Indulge in variety of food & enjoy onboard entertainment
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Berth / Cabin, Stateroom / Suite
Max Group Size
160
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
River Cruise, Discovery
Start in Budapest and end in Nuremberg ! With the river cruise tour The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Nuremberg and through Budapest, Hungary and 7 other destinations in Europe. The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.

17 Reviews

Excellent
65%
Good
24%
Average
6%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
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  • C
    Written on January 22, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    We didnt have low water issues. We loved the Danube cruise. Did alot on our own and saved 1000s. Avalon exceeded expectations. Only peculiar events were when docked aside other river boats. No big deal as we only spent nights on board. Views were... Read more

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  • NJ
    Written on December 17, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    We had some trouble because the level of the river was low, and so a lot of our tour ended up being bus rides, and not on the boat as we were expecting. We received a partial refund for this, but it was not nearly enough to cover the amount of trip lost.... Read more

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  • EH
    Written on November 6, 2018
    3.5 - Good

    The tour checked off what it needed to do, but fall short of expectations on delivering a high end experience.

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  • JB
    Written on November 4, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Despite the conditions of the river and sometimes weather most things we enjoyed. Sometimes a little rushed going from a meal to a scheduled tour. Free time in most places pretty limited. Some items at breakfast not hot enough. Food presented was on the... Read more

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  • C
    Written on October 10, 2018
    1.0 - Bad

    My husband and I were to board the ship "Illumination" on October 10th sailing from Budapest. We would be on our flight as I type but checking in 24 hours ago for our Lufthansa flight ago we realized that there was a problem. We then noticed that an email... Read more

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  • RV
    Written on October 4, 2018
    5.0 - Excellent

    Our Blue Danube tour with Avalon was an experience of a lifetime. Although water levels were low and this required some tweaking to the itinerary, they managed it very well without detracting from the experience. Accommodation on the Avalon ship was of a... Read more

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  • KK
    Written on September 15, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    I thought it very good. I will not repeat it, as it is an extreme indulgence. The tours were quite good. It would be excellent to include scientifically oriented discussions, e.g., on the changes to Weinbau due to global warming.

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  • DS
    Written on September 12, 2018
    4.0 - Good

    Although I rated tour good for what we actually did do, there was about 2/3 of the Danube cruise omitted due to low water which severely impacted on the cruise aspect. Cancelling the cruise from Budapest to Vienna past Bratislava was only very partially... Read more

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  • SR
    Written on September 11, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    A wonderful cruise. Too bad the low water level on the Danube River created difficulties with the embarkation point and final destination. The crew and cruise director made a great effort to make as much of the itinerary work as possible. Avalon is a... Read more

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  • WM
    Written on September 4, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Low water in the Danube didn't help.

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY
  2. Day 2: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  3. Day 3: VIENNA
  4. Day 4: DÜRNSTEIN
  5. Day 5: PASSAU, GERMANY
  6. Day 6: REGENSBURG
  7. Day 7: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
  8. Day 8: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers
  • Additional Services

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  • Flights

  • Insurance

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About the countries

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Currencies

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Forint
Hungary
Euro
Austria and Germany

Plugs & Adapters

Hungary, Austria and Germany

Visa

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Vaccinations

These are only indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel to be 100% sure.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Hungary. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Hungary. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Tick-borne encephalitis
Recommended for Hungary, Austria and Germany. Ideally 6 months before travel.

Policies

Location
Budapest is the starting point and Nuremberg is the endpoint.
Hold my space
TourRadar can request Avalon Waterways to hold spaces for you for up to 48 hours without any credit card details.
Deposit
TourRadar only requires a deposit of $99 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 24 May 2019 the full payment of $2,399 is necessary.
Cancellation policy
No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $2399 for The Blue Danube Discovery – Cruise Only, but the deposit of $99 is non-refundable.
Credit Cards
The following cards are accepted for Avalon Waterways tours: Visa - Master Card - American Express

Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 660 km.
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • 214 km
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • 66 km
  • Durnstein (Austria)
  • 23 km
  • Melk (Austria)
  • 147 km
  • Passau (Germany)
  • 110 km
  • Regensburg (Germany)
  • 78 km
  • Roth (Germany)
  • 23 km
  • Nuremberg (Germany)

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