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Festive Time on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only

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Festive Time on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only - Avalon Waterways
Festive Time on 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, ..."
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15 reviews
Starts
Budapest
+5 Destinations
Danube
Ends
Nuremberg
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Highlights

Start in Budapest and end in Nuremberg ! With the river cruise tour Festive Time 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 Time on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only includes accommodation as well as an expert guide, meals, transport.
Age range
8 to 99 year olds
Accommodation
Stateroom / Suite
Max Group Size
160
Transportation
Ship
Travel style
River Cruise, European Christmas Markets

15 Reviews

Excellent
67%
Good
20%
Average
7%
Rather Poor
0%
Bad
7%
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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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  • JG
    Written on August 25, 2018
    4.5 - Excellent

    Despite the trials of low water at either end of the cruise, crew worked very hard to make the best of everything, Thoroughly enjoyed and would go again

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Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Arrive in Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
  2. Day 2: Budapest–Vienna, Austria
  3. Day 3: Vienna
  4. Day 4: Dürnstein–Melk
  5. Day 5: Passau, Germany
  6. Day 6: Regensburg
  7. Day 7: Nuremberg
  8. Day 8: Nuremberg

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  • Accommodation

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Guide

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Meals

    Rated Excellent by past passengers
  • Transport

    Rated Excellent by past passengers

Not included

  • Flights

  • Insurance

  • Optional

  • Additional Services

Videos

  • Western Europe Travel Guide
  • Seine River Cruise Vacations
Western Europe Travel Guide

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  • Terence31st October 2018
    This is the second year running I have booked a tour through this company. TourRadars website was informative and easy to use. Email feedback from them was first class. Will definitely use them for future bookings.

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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 $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 14 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 Festive Time on the Blue Danube Discovery - Cruise Only, 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 648 km.
  • Budapest (Hungary)
  • 214 km
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • 66 km
  • Durnstein (Austria)
  • 23 km
  • Melk (Austria)
  • 147 km
  • Passau (Germany)
  • 110 km
  • Regensburg (Germany)
  • 89 km
  • Nuremberg (Germany)

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