THE BLUE DANUBE DISCOVERY FOR WINE LOVERS CRUISE

Wine Lovers Cruise on the Blue Danube

$3726.00 ‘SPECIAL VALID UNTIL APRIL 02,2019’

OCTOBER 30-NOVEMBER 07, 2019

INCLUDES AIR from St.John's, all taxes & 7-NIGHT CRUISE

Grab your husband,boyfriend, significant other,or your best friend and experience this spectacular WINE LOVERS CRUISE ON THE DANUBE!

Explore:

  • Germany
  • Austria and
  • Hungary
  • WINE TASTINGS some of Wachau valley’s famous wines,
  • FOOD AND WINE TASTINGS, WINE LECTURES
  • and visiting the Medieval towns and fairy-tale castles OF CENTRAL EUROPE.

Visit Vibrant Budapest, Vienna,(overnight docking in Vienna) Durnstein, Regensburg, Roth and Nuremberg.

Whether you are a weekend sipper, or a wannabe sommelier why not take a cruise where winding rivers and world class wines flow?Cruising with a A master of wine, -the most respected title in the wine industry-you will be treated to lectures wine tastings and food and wine pairings , as you cruise down the spectacular river ways of Germany Austria and Hungary. So swirl and sip your way past the rolling vineyards .On board you will learn the perfect pairings for every delicacy from cheese to chocolate,while on land you;; walk along the hallowed halls of the ancient cellars of wine masters makers and merchants.

We'll introduce to the history rich hillsides and the even richer reds whites and rose wines they produce.

Vacation Overview

Begin this timeless Europe river cruise vacation in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, sail along the Danube River with exciting stops in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historical Nuremberg, Germany.

A Master of Wine will travel with you on this cruise and will hold lectures, tastings and will introduce you to food and wine pairing.

As you leave Budapest, you’ll sail past the splendid Parliament Building, and along Danube River, you’ll have Hungary on your left and Slovakia on your right as the river runs between both countries for a 58-mile stretch. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, the Vienna Opera House, and much more. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. Discover one of Austria's most established and notable wine regions and, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous wines. You’ll love a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets, beautiful Patrician houses, and baroque architecture. Sail further up the Danube River, and you’ll come to the medieval walls of Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Here, we’ll introduce you to some of Germany’s famous beers!

The last stop on this memorable river cruise vacation is the 1,000-year-old city of Nuremberg. During guided sightseeing, marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. And in your free time, be sure to make a wish at the striking fountain on the Hauptmarkt (Main Square)—a perfect ending to a memorable river cruise vacation!

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Itinerary

Day 1 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY

Welcome to Budapest—Hungary’s Captivating Capital

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafés, and confections.

EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA

DinnerDinner

Day 2 VIENNA, AUSTRIA

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Relax on the Sky Deck to see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.

DISCOVERY Join an onboard lecture hosted by your Master of Wine while sailing to Vienna.
This evening in Vienna, you may choose to join an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

Breakfast Breakfast

LunchLunch

DinnerDinner

Day 3 VIENNA

Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and Culinary Confections
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 the 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 Dürnstein.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO DÜRNSTEIN

Breakfast Breakfast

LunchLunch

DinnerDinner

Day 4 DÜRNSTEIN

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein
CLASSIC Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
ACTIVE Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below, OR:
DISCOVERY Discover the fascinating world of wine within a labyrinth underneath the surface which is about 900 years old. While sipping a selection of different wines, you will learn how the wine production developed over the centuries till nowadays.
Enjoy sailing through the picturesque Wachau Valley.
DISCOVERY Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board hosted by your Master of Wine.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
Breakfast Breakfast

LunchLunch

DinnerDinner

Day 5 PASSAU, GERMANY

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 a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Český Krumlov.
Meet your ship back in Passau after your selected activities for sailing.
DISCOVERY Onboard food and wine pairing dinner hosted by your Master of Wine.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
Breakfast Breakfast

LunchLunch

DinnerDinner

Day 6 REGENSBURG

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
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.
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.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH
Breakfast Breakfast

LunchLunch

DinnerDinner

Day 7 ROTH. NUREMBERG EXCURSION

Living Heritage and History Lessons
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.
DISCOVERY Join an Onboard Lecture about the German region of Franconia famous for its wines.
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 Sightseeing 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.
EVENING CRUISE TO NUREMBERG

Breakfast Breakfast

LunchLunch

DinnerDinner

Day 8 NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.
Breakfast Breakfast

Vacation Highlights

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest–Vienna: cruising; onboard wine lecture

Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 4 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein, or visit a local wine cellar; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; wine tasting on board

Day 5 Passau: guided walk; onboard food & wine pairing dinner

Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 7 Nuremberg: onboard wine lecture; choice of guided sightseeing, or Rally Grounds in Nuremberg, or Roth guided tour

Day 8 Nuremberg (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

  • 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.


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