Danube Splendors

05/22/2019 through 05/17/2020
05/22/2019 through 06/04/2020
Avalon Waterways

Explore the best river views of Germany, Austria, and Hungary to explore the splendors of Europe’s history and beauty on the Danube. Board you Suite Ship® in Nuremberg and cruise to the German town of Roth. Enjoy guided sightseeing of the Bavarian town’s timbered houses and Schloss Ratibor hunting lodge, built in 1535. Or, take an excursion to tour Nuremberg’s historic sites, including Kaiserburg Castle or the Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Enjoy sightseeing in Regensburg to see the 179 AD entrance to Castra Regina fortress, and a guided walk through the “City of Three Rivers”-Passau-before sailing to the lovely Austrian city of Linz. Cruise to Melk to tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey or hike the hillsides above the Wachau Valley. On to Vienna, “The City of Music,” to explore the historic Habsburg Empire-including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Your Central European river cruise continues to Budapest-the “Pearl of the Danube,” with its iconic Heroes Square and spectacular architecture, thermal baths, and vibrant night life.

Tour the historic Hungarian towns of Mohács and Pécs, and sail through the remarkable landscapes of the Balkan states of Croatia, Serbia, Bulgaria, and Romania. Visit the most preserved Croatian fortress in Osijek, and attend a performance by young students of the Franjo Kuhac music school. In Serbia, take a guided tour of Belgrade, and visit Lepenski Vir for a guided tour. See ancient archaeological finds and the amazing Danube Gorge before cruising through the narrow Iron Gates Gorge. You’ll cruise through Bulgaria with guided sightseeing in Vidin, Rousse, Veliko Trnovo, and Arbanassi. Such marvelous sights include Belogradchik’s remarkable rock formations and Bucharest’s Royal Palace Square. Your Danube River cruise concludes here in Bucharest for an overnight stay in “The Paris of the East.”

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Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 3 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 4 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 5 Melk–Wachau Valley: choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or guided hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley

Day 6 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 7 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 8 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 9 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs, or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 10 Osijek: guided sightseeing; concert performance

Day 11 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour

Day 12 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramatic Iron Gates gorge

Day 13 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 14 Rousse–Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi: choice of full day guided sightseeing, visit Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Trnovo and the Ethnographical Museum and Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided sightseeing of Rousse

Day 15 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Bucharest

Day 16 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 3 Regensburg
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Day 4 Passau
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Day 5 Melk-wachau Valley
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Day 6 Vienna
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Day 7 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 8 Budapest
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Day 9 Mohács
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Day 10 Osijek, Croatia
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Day 11 Belgrade, Serbia
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Day 12 Donji Milanovac. Excursion To Lepenski Vir-iron Gates Gorge
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Day 13 Vidin, Bulgaria
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Day 14 Rousse. Excursion To Veliko Trnovo & Arbanassi
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Day 15 Oltenita, Romania (Disembarkation) – Bucharest
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Day 16 Bucharest
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