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8-Day Legendary Danube River Cruise

Oct 28, 2020 - Nov 4, 2020


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Join our very own Cathy Price on this enchanting Danube river cruise vacation from Nuremberg to vibrant Budapest, that takes you to three countries. 


THE LEGENDARY DANUBE

OCTOBER 28 - NOVEMBER 4, 2020

AVALON ENVISION
AVALON WATERWAYS


COUNTRIES: GERMANY | AUSTRIA | HUNGARY


/_uploads/images/branch_tours/The-Legendary-Danube-Avalon-map-273.pngFrom the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube river cruise takes you to three countries, and the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns, can be experienced right from your stateroom or atop the sky deck of your ship. In Nuremberg, Germany, board your river cruise vessel docked on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Next, reach Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many listed buildings of historic interest, and Porta Pretoria, gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. And here you’ll taste local sausages at one of Germany’s oldest restaurants and we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers. 

Next stop is Passau, known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses, and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you will visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to the romantic sounds of Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise vacation ends in Budapest, the capital of Hungary.

CRUISE FARES:

$2714 CAD | Category E - Deluxe Stateroom
$4013 CAD | Category B - Panorama Suite
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$3914 CAD | Category E - Deluxe Stateroom
$5213 CAD | Category B - Panorama Suite
PER PERSON, BASED ON SINGLE OCCUPANCY


BONUS: FREE Prepaid Gratuities + Two FREE Drink Vouchers

INCLUSIONS:
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Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
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Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes and vegetarian options.
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Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
/_uploads/images/branch_tours/bullet.png Complimentary bottled water daily in room
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3 types of included shore excursion (Classic - Discovery - Active)
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And much more!


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CATHY PRICE
MARITIME TRAVEL
188 Charlotte Street, Sydney, NS B1P 1C5
P: 902.539.4800  E:
cprice@maritimetravel.ca




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Prices were valid at time of publishing, are in Canadian dollars, cruise only and includes port tax.
Airfare available upon request at an additional cost.
Non Refundable deposit of $250.00 per person is required in order to hold space.
Final payment due date will be July 30th, 2020.  Terms & conditions may apply.

Please note that 2020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification.

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Itinerary

Sail onboard the new Avalon Envision built in 2019

Day 1 NUREMBERG, GERMANY (EMBARKATION).
Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Welcome to Germany. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Nuremberg must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Explore your ship this evening and enjoy dinner on board. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (D)

Day 2 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG. Living Heritage and History Lessons Start the day with a Morning Stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions. CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR: CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR: CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich. DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal— linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. AFTER-NOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,LD)

Day 3 REGENSBURG. Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk of Old Town to see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. DISCOVERY Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)

Day 4 PASSAU. Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers meet CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers,” OR: Join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov Sail to Linz this afternoon, or join your ship after your selected full-day excursion. LINZ, AUSTRIA The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK (B,L,D)

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/austria-melk.jpgDay 5 MELK–WACHAU VALLEY. Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR: ACTIVE Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. VIENNA Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA (B,L,D)

/_uploads/images/branch_tours/vienna-city-hall-200.jpgDay 6 VIENNA. Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a Guided City Tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You may also decide to borrow a bike from ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure. Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST (B,L,D)

Day 7 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY. The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. Take free time to enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (B,L,D)

Day 8 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION). Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Prices were valid at time of publishing, are in Canadian dollars, cruise only and includes port tax. 
Airfare available upon request at an additional cost.
Non Refundable deposit of $250.00 per person is required in order to hold space.
Final payment due date will be July 30th, 2020.  Terms & conditions may apply.

Please note that 2020 departures are subject to itinerary and price modification.
Promotional offers are subject to availability at time of booking and are subject to change or be withdrawn at any time.