The delightful Danube sets the stage for this incredible journey as you sail through beautiful scenery and quaint towns. Board your vessel in Budapest where a Master of Wine joins you as you sail westward, with guided sightseeing in magical Vienna, Passau, and medieval Regensburg. You have the choice of taking a guided walk in the charming town of Dürnstein, and see the baroque Stiftskirche. Visit the awe-inspiring Benedictine Abbey in Melk and enjoy wine tasting in Melk and beer tasting in fascinating Regensburg. There’ll be a special onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Disembark in Nuremberg for the conclusion of this marvelous vacation!

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Budapest–Vienna: cruising; onboard wine tasting and lecture by Master of WineDay 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing; special onboard food and wine pairing dinnerDay 4 Dürnstein–Melk: guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey and wine tastingDay 5 Passau: guided walkDay 6 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 7 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth, or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning


Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions with sparkling wine and canapésWelcome dinnerDaily Afternoon TeaDaily Night FareFarewell dinnerComplimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; soft drinks with lunch; and wine, beer, or soft drinks with dinner are included daily on board your vessel


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.