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Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

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Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only - Avalon Waterways
Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only - Avalon Waterways
Riaan "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 very high standard, as was the catering. All staff went the extra mile to make our stay a very memorable one. Hotels we stayed in in Budapest and..."
Good
28 reviews
Starts
Budapest
+6 Destinations
Danube
Ends
Nuremberg
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Highlights

Start in Budapest and end in Nuremberg ! With the river cruise tour Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only, you have a 8 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Nuremberg and through Budapest, Hungary and 6 other destinations in Europe. Festive Season on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Berth / Cabin
Max Group Size
160
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
River Cruise, European Christmas Markets
Operator
Avalon Waterways

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: BUDAPEST (EMBARKATION)
  2. Day 2: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  3. Day 3: VIENNA
  4. Day 4: KREMS
  5. Day 5: PASSAU, GERMANY
  6. Day 6: REGENSBURG
  7. Day 7: NUREMBERG
  8. Day 8: NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)

Travel guide

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What's included

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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

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Avalon Waterways Ships

  • Avalon Imagery II
    Avalon Imagery II
    One of 2016's two new additions to the youngest fleet on Europe's waterways, the Imagery II continues all of Avalon's outstan… Read more
    Built
    2016
    Guests
    65 - 130
    Crew
    37
    Length
    110 m / 361 ft
    Suites
    52
    Staterooms
    12
    Gross Tonnage
    2022 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph
  • Avalon Impression
    Avalon Impression
    Part of Avalon's cutting-edge fleet of Suite Ships®, the Avalon Impression came onto the river cruising scene with a bang. This g… Read more
    Built
    2014
    Guests
    84 - 166
    Crew
    47
    Length
    135 m / 443 ft
    Suites
    67
    Staterooms
    16
    Gross Tonnage
    2775 gt
    Beam
    12 m / 39 ft
    Cruising Speed
    12 kn / 22 kph / 14 mph

28 Reviews

Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
7%
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  • Written on October 9, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    Our guide was nice but did not have the exuberance that I expected. I think he needed to be more out going and friendly.

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  • Written on June 18, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Everything and everything was just perfect

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  • Written on June 3, 2019
    5.0 - Excellent

    Great accommodations and service!

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  • JS
    Written on May 3, 2019
    4.0 - Good

    We were looked after very well. It was unfortunate, we had mechanical problem. Tony over came the problem by organising coaches and taking us out on excursions as best as possible. In Prague, Helena was our tour guide, we had many many tour guides, but... Read more

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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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About the countries

Useful things to know before you go

Currencies

Ft
Forint
Hungary
Euro
Austria and Germany

Plugs & Adapters

Hungary, Austria and Germany

Visa

Here is an indication for which countries you might need a visa. Please contact the local embassy for help applying for visas to these places.

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.
Payment(s)
For any tour departing before 17 January 2020 a full payment is necessary. For tours departing after 17 January 2020, a minimum payment of $250 is required to confirm your booking with Avalon Waterways. The final payment will be automatically charged to your credit card on the designated due date. The final payment of the remaining balance is required at least 95 days days prior to the departure date of your tour. TourRadar never charges you a booking fee and will charge you in the stated currency.
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Payment methods
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 648 km.
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • 214 km
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • 61 km
  • Krems an der Donau (Austria)
  • 28 km
  • Melk (Austria)
  • 147 km
  • Passau (Germany)
  • 0 km
  • Passau (Germany)
  • 110 km
  • Regensburg (Germany)
  • 89 km
  • Nuremberg (Germany)

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