You’ll treasure every moment of this memorable Danube River cruise from fascinating Nuremberg to exciting Budapest. From Nuremberg, set sail for medieval Regensburg, where a Master of Wine joins you, continue to sail to Passau, Vienna, and Budapest, with guided sightseeing in each city. As an added feature, we’ll take you to wine cellars in the center of Budapest for a special wine tasting in a unique atmosphere and you will be delighted by wine tastings and a food and wine pairing dinner hosted by the Master of Wine. Sail through the fascinating Main Danube Canal and witness the scenic beauty as you cruise past quaint towns. Attend a beer tasting, tour Melk’s splendid Benedictine Abbey, and experience the music, art, culture, and historical sights in romantic Vienna—a memorable vacation!

City Highlights

Cruise: deluxe 7-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSMDay 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): welcome to Germany! onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Nuremberg–Roth: choice of Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour or guided sightseeing in Roth; on board wine tasting and lecture by Master of WineDay 3 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tastingDay 4 Passau: guided walk; special on board food and wine pairing dinnerDay 5 Melk–Vienna: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine and chocolate tastingDay 6 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 7 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen’s Bastion and Heroes Square; visit a wine cellar and enjoy wine tastingDay 8 Budapest (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.