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The Blue Danube Discovery 2018

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The Blue Danube Discovery 2018 - Avalon Waterways
The Blue Danube Discovery 2018 - 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
16 reviews
Starts
Budapest
+9 Destinations
Danube
Ends
Prague
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Highlights

  • Cruise along the Danube in a luxury vessel
  • Marvel at the bridges of vibrant Budapest
  • See the grand architecture of Mozart's Vienna
  • Sample the local plum dumplings and Pilsner in Prague
  • Visit German medieval cities Nuremberg and Regensburg
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Stateroom / Suite
Max Group Size
160
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
River Cruise
Start in Budapest and end in Prague ! With the river cruise tour The Blue Danube Discovery 2018, you have a 13 day tour package taking you from Budapest to Prague and through Budapest, Hungary and 9 other destinations in Europe. The Blue Danube Discovery 2018 includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.

16 Reviews

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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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  • MU
    Written on September 1, 2018
    3.0 - Average

    We only had two days of sailing for the whole trip. The rest we were either in a coach going to look at churches or docked in a big city like Vienna or Linz both places we were there two nights with ships on either side of us so we couldn’t even open the... Read more

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary
  2. Day 2: Budapest
  3. Day 3: Budapest (Embarkation)
  4. Day 4: Budapest–Vienna, Austria
  5. Day 5: Vienna
  6. Day 6: Dürnstein–Melk
  7. Day 7: Passau, Germany
  8. Day 8: Regensburg
  9. Day 9: Nuremberg
  10. Day 10: Nuremberg (Disembarkation)–Prague, Czech Republic
  11. Day 11: Prague
  12. Day 12: Prague
  13. Day 13: Prague

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  • Accommodation

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  • Guide

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  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Good by past passengers

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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
    Kč
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    Czech Republic

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    Hungary, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic

    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 and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
    Hepatitis B
    Recommended for Hungary and Czech Republic. Ideally 2 months before travel.
    Tick-borne encephalitis
    Recommended for Hungary, Austria, Germany and Czech Republic. Ideally 6 months before travel.

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    Location
    Budapest is the starting point and Prague 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 $250 to confirm this Avalon Waterways booking. The remaining balance is then payable 90 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 18 March 2019 the full payment of $0 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 $0 for The Blue Danube Discovery 2018, but the deposit of $250 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 1,204 km.
    • Budapest (Hungary)
    • 214 km
    • Vienna (Austria)
    • 66 km
    • Durnstein (Austria)
    • 23 km
    • Melk (Austria)
    • 147 km
    • Passau (Germany)
    • 89 km
    • Salzburg (Austria)
    • 146 km
    • Cesky Krumlov (Czech Republic)
    • 70 km
    • Passau (Germany)
    • 110 km
    • Regensburg (Germany)
    • 89 km
    • Nuremberg (Germany)
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