Blue Danube Discovery from $3,049

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 7 nights luxury accommodation in an outside stateroom
  • Personalized service from a highly trained Cruise Manager during both cruise & land programs
  • Internet and Wi-Fi access
  • Sun deck pool with swim-up bar and walking track
  • Fitness room, massage services & hair salon
  • Daily entertainment including cultural performances
  • All onboard dining in a variety of venues
  • Regionally inspired cuisine made with locally sourced ingredients
  • The Chef’s Table specialty restaurant
  • Welcome Cocktail, Welcome Dinner, La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs Dinner, Captain’s Cocktail & Gala Dinner
  • La Chaîne des Rôtisseurs exclusive dining experience
  • Unlimited fine wine, beer & soft drinks with lunch & dinner
  • Unlimited sparkling wine & fresh juice with breakfast
  • Sip & Sail Daily Cocktail Hour with complimentary wine, beer, spirits & soft drinks
  • Immersive tours in every destination
  • Bike tours and hikes
  • Knowledgeable guides
  • Personal headset for easy exploration
Blue Danube Discovery

Experience this 7-night cruise from Budapest to Nuremberg! Discover a wealth of art, history and cultural treasures as you cruise to some of Europe’s most famous destinations. Spend 7 nights in luxury accommodations as you cruise on the Blue Danube, thru Austria, Germany, Hungary and Slovakia. Journey to Bratislava, Vienna, Passau and the 2,000-year-old town of Regensburg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Along the way, visit magnificent cathedrals and Baroque abbeys, sample Vienna’s sinfully rich sachertorte cake, experience the breathtaking scenery of the Wachau Valley wine-making region, and traverse Europe’s Continental Divide.

 

 

 

 

 


VIEW ITINERARY

*(Itinerary may be in reverse depending on cruise dates)

NUREMBERG TO VIENNA

DAY 1: EMBARKATION – NUREMBERG, GERMANY

 

Embark your ship in Nuremberg. Tonight, meet your fellow travelers ob board. (B,D)

 

DAY 2: NUREMBERG

 

Famous for its ancient castle, gingerbread and toy manufacturing, Nuremberg was also home to the infamous WWII-era Zeppelin Field and subsequent War Crimes Trials. You have two choices of excursions: one focusing on the medieval highlights and the second focusing on WWII. Enjoy a guided tour through this well-preserved medieval city, showcasing the Imperial Castle, famous town wall and the legendary fountain of the Market Square. Or turn back the pages of a darker history with a guided tour of the city’s most important WWII sites, including the coliseum. You’ll also visit the Nuremberg Trials Memoriam, and Courtroom 600 if the courtroom is not in session. Later in the afternoon, cruise through the manmade marvel, the Main-Danube Canal. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 3: REGENSBURG

Regensburg is one of Germany’s best preserved medieval cities, and you’ll discover why on a guided walking tour showcasing the city’s architectural highlights, including the Old Town Hall and the Porta Praetoria. As an alternative option, sample some Bavarian specialties—beer, sausage and pretzels. If you prefer a more active adventure, join a bike tour to Walhalla where you will see the Neoclassical white marble temple built to honor the memory of famous Germans. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 4: PASSAU

Discover the 2,000-year-old city of Passau in one of three ways. Enjoy a walking tour and marvel at Gothic and Italian Baroque architecture and St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Guests looking for a more active morning can choose between a guided bike tour along the Danube River, or a guided hike up to the Veste Oberhaus Fortress for panoramic views overlooking three rivers. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 5: LINZ, AUSTRIA

Opt for a full-day excursion to Salzburg, Mozart’s birthplace, where you’ll tour such places as the historic center and Mirabell Gardens. En route to Salzburg, stop at Mondsee, home of the famed Basilica St. Michael and site of the wedding scene in “The Sound of Music.” Alternatively, you can choose two morning excursions in Linz. Join a walking tour through the old city center and by the Mozart House, where he composed the Linz Symphony in only three days. Or go on a guided bike tour along the city’s famed “Culture Mile” and the Danube. During the afternoon, you have three more options of excursions. Choose a half-day tour in Salzburg or take a scenic drive through the beautiful Austrian Lake District with a stop in St. Wolfgang. You can also choose to visit the charming mountain town, Český Krumlov, located just over the Czech-Austrian border. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 6: MELK – DÜRNSTEIN – KREMS

Cruise to Melk, where you can visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Europe’s most revered monasteries. You can also join a guided bike tour through the UNESCO-designated Wachau Valley that will take you to Dürnstein where you’ll meet the ship. For those not biking, you’ll cruise through the Wachau Valley to Dürnstein. Once here, you have a choice of excursions. Join a walking tour along Dürnstein’s cobblestone streets to the luminous blue facade of the Baroque Stiftskirche, before enjoying a local wine tasting. For a more active adventure, hike up to the fortress where Richard the Lionheart was once held. You may also choose to visit a local apricot grower, where you’ll enjoy the finest apricot treats in the region. Later set sail to Krems, where you can choose between wine tasting or a walking tour. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 7: VIENNA

Experience the regal elegance of Vienna with one of three different excursions. Join a city tour that takes you by the majestic Opera House and the former Imperial Palace of the Habsburg Emperors. Afterwards, visit Vienna’s historic city center, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and see St. Stephen’s Cathedral and the world famous Spanish Riding School. Alternatively, join an exclusive tour to a famous Viennese café for a taste of sachetorte, a sinfully rich chocolate cake, and sekt, an Austrian sparkling wine. For those who prefer to get more active, you can cycle along the Danube and through the Donaupark. During the afternoon, enjoy free time or bike to the majestic twelfth-century Klosterneuburg Monastery. (B,L,D)

 

 

DAY 8: VIENNA – DISEMBARKATION

Bid farewell to Vienna as you prepare for your homeward flight. (B)

 

 

Pricing & Departures

 

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Jul 3, 2021 from $3,299
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Aug 28, 2021 from $3,249
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Apr 29, 2022 from $3,599
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Jun 10, 2022 from $3,899
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