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The Legendary Danube with Jewish Heritage

Nuremberg-Budapest - Example 8 Day Cruise aboard Avalon Imagery II
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Board the Avalon Imagery II and visit this thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg with a local. Sail toward Regensburg and enjoy the many buildings recognized as having historic interest, including Porta Pretoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Here, follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz Museum. Passau is known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. This European river cruise vacation continues in the Hungarian capital of Budapest. 

Day-by-Day Summary

Day 1 : Nuremberg, Germany | Embark
Day 2 : Roth Excursion to Nuremberg
Day 3 : Regensburg
Day 4 : Passau | Linz
Day 5 : Melk | Wachau Valley | Vienna
Day 6 : Vienna
Day 7 : Budapest, Hungary
Day 8 : Budapest | Disembark

Highlights

  • Visit the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria in Regensburg
  • Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
  • Marvel at the Benedictine Abbey on a tour in Melk
  • Join a sightseeing tour of Budapest's iconic Heroes’ Square

Ship

Avalon Imagery II

Places Visited

Activities

Trip Type

  • Small Ship

Activity Level

Relaxed

Trip Snapshots

Evening light over Nuremberg Take a quiet moment in Passau Evening in Vienna, Austria Budapest, the capital city of Hungary Melk Abbey, Lower Austria
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Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany | Embark

Welcome to Germany! The 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 the ship this evening and enjoy dinner on board.

Day 2 Roth Excursion to Nuremberg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Visit the Adventure Center for today’s activities with an Adventure Host.

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.

Classic: Choose a guided tour of Nuremberg with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral and Kaiserburg Castle.

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.

Day 3 Regensburg

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Classic: Join a guided city walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

Follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz Museum. Also, choose to join a guided optional excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as the ship cruises toward Passau. 

Day 4 Passau | Linz

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Classic: Join a guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.

Alternatively, 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 the ship after a selected full-day excursion.

LINZ, AUSTRIA
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.
 

Day 5 Melk | Wachau Valley | Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Classic: Take a guided tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ.

Active: Join an Avalon Adventure Host for a morning hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.

Enjoy a coffee or a cocktail on the Sky Deck as the ship sails through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna. 

VIENNA
This evening, choose to attend an optional excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

Day 6 Vienna

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.

Classic: Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks and discover its Jewish history, which goes back over 800 years.

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. Also have the choice to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at leisure.

Later, relax on board with live entertainment as the ship sails to Budapest. 

Day 7 Budapest, Hungary

  • Ship
  • 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner
strong>Classic: Enjoy a guided city sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Discovery: Take a Jewish Heritage tour in the city with the most populous and active Jewish community in central Europe.

Take time to explore the city’s cafés, pubs and nightlife at leisure. 

Day 8 Budapest | Disembark

  • 1 Breakfast
The cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
 
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Flexible Rebooking Policy
Travelers currently booked on departures from March 14-June 30, 2020 can rebook to any voyage departing before December 31, 2022, with no rebooking fees. Plus, receive a travel credit of $200 per person redeemable for future travel. 
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2020

Flexible New Booking Policy
For new reservations made from March 24, 2020, forward travelers have the option to cancel their trip up to three days prior to departure and normal cancellation penalties will be waived. Deposits remain non-refundable. Some restrictions may apply. Contact us for more details.
Applies to all departures up to Dec 31, 2020

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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
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Avalon Deluxe Stateroom: 172 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Complimentary bottled water, Individual climate control, Mirror in the bathroom, Full shower with glass door, Vanity, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets.
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Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, In-room safe, contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Luxurious mattress, European-style duvets.
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Cat. P
Panorama Suite: 200 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, In-room safe, Contemporary design, Marble countertops in the bathroom, 6-person sitting area, Writing desk, Sofa, Memory foam mattress, European-style duvets
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Royal Suite
Royal Suite: 300 SQ. FT. Comfort Collection Beds, Bedside tables with reading lamps, L'Occitane bath products, Under-bed luggage storage, Telephone, Well-stocked minibar, Marble countertops in the bathroom, Wall-to-Wall Panoramic Window with Open-Air Balcony, Full shower with glass door, Luxurious mattress toppers, European-style duvets.

Notes

Throughout the Ship:
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Panoramic windows
  • Elegant, contemporary design & decor
  • Friendly, English-speaking crew & Cruise Director
  • Sky Deck with whirlpool, shade awnings, game area, and premium lounges
  • Covered Observation Lounge
  • Club Lounge with 24-hour self-serve beverage station with complimentary cappuccinos, lattes, tea, hot chocolate & premium coffees, as well as treats throughout the day

Suites & Staterooms:
  • Comfort Collection Beds with choice of mattress firmness
  • Egyptian super-combed cotton linens
  • Bathrobes & slippers
  • Premium L'Occitane bath products
  • Large bathroom featuring a shower with glass door
  • Flatscreen satellite TV with free movie channels
  • Individual climate control and in-room safe
  • USB Ports
  • Complimentary bottled water daily
  • And, much more.

Health & Fitness:
  • Bikes
  • Canoe, kayak and jogging excursions
  • Maps for hiking, biking, and jogging routes
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Fitbits®
  • All through your Avalon Adventure Host

Dining:
  • FlexDining for more venue and seating options, including flexible seating times in our Panorama Dining Room
  • Avalon Fresh healthy cuisine options at every meal
  • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with every lunch and dinner
  • Early and Late Riser breakfast options
  • Daily full buffet breakfast with made-to-order egg station, hot and cold menu items
  • Daily lunch buffet with pasta or carving stations
  • Alternative light lunch at Sky Grill on the Sky Deck (weather permitting)
  • Daily Afternoon Tea featuring tea, coffee, sweet treats & sandwiches
  • Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes, and vegetarian options.
  • Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
  • Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
  • Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
  • Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
  • Fresh fruit available throughout the day
Notes:
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
  • Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences.
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