The Blue Danube Discovery 2021
8 Day River Cruise Budapest to Nuremberg
Starting at $2,399
Destinations & Sightseeing
Itinerary and Meals
Begin this timeless European river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historic Nuremberg, Germany. As you leave Budapest, you’ll sail past the splendid Parliament Building and, along the Danube River, you’ll see Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as a 58-mile stretch of the river runs between both countries. Enjoy an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while sailing. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and much more. In the heart of the Wachau Valley wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. Join in a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets, beautiful Patrician houses, and baroque architecture. Sail further up the Danube River to discover the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII. Here, you can become acquainted with some of Germany’s famous beers! The last stop on this memorable river cruise vacation is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg. During guided sightseeing, marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary Gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. Take free time to make a wish at the striking fountain on the Hauptmarkt (Main Square)—a perfect ending to a memorable Danube River cruise vacation!
Destination & Sightseeing
|Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation):||Onboard welcome reception|
|Day 2 Vienna:||Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava|
|Day 3 Vienna:||Guided sightseeing|
|Day 4 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk:||In Dürnstein choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; on board wine tasting|
|Day 5 Passau:||Guided walk|
|Day 6 Regensburg:||Guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria|
|Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg:||Onboard lecture; choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; onboard beer tasting|
|Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation):||Your cruise ends this morning|
- In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
- Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.