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The Blue Danube Discovery
- Christmas 2024

7 night Christmas River Cruise from $5614 per person share twin
in a Deluxe Stateroom
Flights are additional
Departs 04 Dec 24

Sale Period

until 31 Dec 23 unless sold out prior

 

7 night Christmas River Cruise from
$5614
per person share twinin a Deluxe StateroomFlights are additionalDeparts 04 Dec 24

Christmas River Cruise 2024

Budapest to Nuremberg

Sail along the Danube River on a winter cruise with exciting stops and panoramic views in Austria and Germany, and conclude in historic Nuremberg, Germany. At this time of year, the towns and cities are festively lit and decorated, each in its own particular style and taste. Christmas markets abound, and the strains of carols and aroma of gingerbread fill the air.

Deal Includes:

 7 night river cruise
✔ Gourmet cuisine with regional wine & beer
 Avalon's renowned onboard service & relaxed luxury
 Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
 Gratuities to Cruise Director, Local Guides & Excursion Drivers
✔ Professional Cruise Director & Avalon Adventure Host available as your guide for fitness activities and active excursions

Cruise Itinerary:

  • DAY 1:   BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
    Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. With a free day to explore before your cruise, take time to take photographs on the Royal Palace grounds in this treasure trove of historical architecture. Enjoy the warmth and glow of Christmas tradition before boarding your Suite Ship. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VIENNA (D)
  • DAY 2:   VIENNA, AUSTRIA
    Vienna Waltzes on the Beautiful Blue Danube Enjoy sailing the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia and see the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view. DISCOVERY - Enjoy an Austrian Cookie Tasting 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 (B,L,D)
  • DAY 3:   VIENNA
    Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions CLASSIC - Explore 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 iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral. Spend free time on your own to enjoy the Christkindlesmarkt, or relax by the fire's glow in a Viennese cafe. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace - summer home of the Habsburg Empire. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO KREMS (B,L,D)
  • DAY 4:   KREMS
    Christmas Magic in the Austria's Wine Country CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walk to explore this small valley town, seemingly untouched by the new world. During lunchtime, sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Melk. MELK Frescoes Above and Vineyards Below CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)
  • DAY 5:   PASSAU, GERMANY
    Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." Later spend some free time in Passau's charming Christkindlmarkt near magnificent St. Stephen's Cathedral. Alternatively, join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg-the city of Mozart and learn how Austrians celebrate Christmas. Meet your ship back in Passau after your full-day selected activity for sailing. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)
  • DAY 6:   REGENSBURG
    Christmas Magic in Bavaria 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. Take time to browse Regensburg's sparkling Christmas markets. Enjoy hot-mulled wine, candied almonds, gingerbread, or bratwurst. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B,L,D)
  • DAY 7:   NUREMBERG
    Legends and History Lessons DISCOVERY - Enjoy a Christmas Traditions Lecture on board. 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. Spend free time on your own to browse the spruce stalls of the Christmas Markets of Nuremberg. Sample Favourite Bavarian fare-from dozens of bratwurst varieties, gingerbread, mulled blueberry wine, and countless other culinary delights of the Christkindlmarkt. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN NUREMBERG (B,L,D)
  • DAY 8:   NUREMBERG (DISEMBARKATION)
    Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

Was $6189 now from $5614 per person share twin Deluxe Stateroom Cat D
Price based on  04 Dec 2024 departure.



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Terms and Conditions

All cruise packages are based on Twin share, inside cabin and costs are per person. Availability is current as at 3 Nov 23 and deals are available until date shown or until sold out. Space is strictly limited and is subject to availability at time of booking. On board credit where shown is per cabin & must be spent on board and is not refundable in cash. All passengers are bound by the individual cruise lines terms & conditions, please ask your consultant for a full copy. Current Deals must be paid in full at time of booking or deposit dates as shown. All passengers must have a valid passport with more than 6 months validity at the end of their holiday. Travel insurance should be taken out at time of booking to cover in the event of any unforeseen cancellation, we recommend that you purchase a policy that includes cover around Covid-19. Included airfares are based on special non refundable economy fares, ground transfers are not included unless specified, any hotels included are on a room only basis unless specified. Hotels in certain destinations in Europe, USA and Asia may require local tourist taxes or resort fees payable at check in, We aim to give an indication of these where possible, but unfortunately you cannot pre pay this aspect of the hotel rate and must settle at check in. ESTA Visas are required for Itineraries visiting USA ,Canada, India, China, Vietnam & Sri Lanka. Visa costs are not included. If travelling on a non NZ passport other visas + NZ re-entry permits may also be required, please check with applicable embassy. Vaccination and health requirements are the responsibility of the passengers. For Full Avalon T&C as your consultant

Sale Period

until 31 Dec 23 unless sold out prior

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