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Festive Season on the Legendary Danube

Over the course of eight days, guests have the opportunity to venture through and take part in Christmas celebrations spanning Germany, Austria and Hungary.

Throughout this festive itinerary – guests will embark on daily Classic Excursions, a handful of Enrich Activities as well as Optional Excursions across historical sites and cultural staples.

Acting as your home for the week, is the extravagant Avalon View – a timeless floating hotel proudly featuring Avalon’s innovative panoramic features.

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  • Cruise Line: Avalon Waterways
  • Ship: Avalon View
  • Duration: 7 Nights
  • Departure: December
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Festive Season on the Legendary Danube Cruise Itinerary

This festive season, take up the opportunity to expand your Christmas spirit during this adventure designed by Avalon Waterways. On this itinerary, guests are conducted across Germany, Austria and Hungary – stopping at coveted tourist attractions as well as a range of festive celebrations.

Day 1

Arrive to Nuremberg (EMBARK)

Arrive in Germany to meet up with your spectacular suite ship – home for the next 7 nights.
All guests must board the ship by 5pm.

Day 2


Spend your first day on one of two Classic Excursions arranged by Avalon. Either embark on a guided tour of Nuremberg’s tourist highlights or pay a visit to the Nuremberg Rally Grounds.
This afternoon, spend your free time browsing the city’s breathtaking Christmas Markets.

Day 3


Today’s Classic Excursion sends guests on a guided city walk around Regensburg’s historical highlights. Afterward, guests enjoy a free afternoon to explore this port’s festive markets.
Back on board – a Discovery Excursion provides guests with an informative lecture on Germany’s Christmas Traditions.

Day 4


Guests join a guided city walk as part of today’s Classic Excursion – concluding with free time to explore Passau’s charming Christkindlmarkt. Alternatively, you may wish to embark on a full day Optional Excursion to Salzburg.

Day 5

Melk / Wachau Valley / Vienna

Today’s Classic Excursion in Melk brings guests on a guided tour of the magnificent Benedictine Abbey.
Later, guests enjoy a Discovery lecture about Christmas Traditions back on board during the day’s sailing portion.
This evening, in Vienna, guests can join an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert.

Day 6


Join a guided tour of Vienna’s landmarks for today’s Classic Excursion. Later, spend your free time exploring the Christkindlmarkt or join an Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace.

Day 7


Embark on a Classic Excursion sightseeing through Budapest. As we dock overnight in Budapest – you may wish to continue adventuring through the evening into the city’s nightlife.

Day 8

Depart Budapest (DISEMBARK)

This morning, after a hearty breakfast, disembark your ship and begin journeying home.

Festive Season on the Legendary Danube Cruise Ships

Avalon View

Choose from two full decks of our signature Panorama Suites, complete with wall-to-wall and floor-to-ceiling windows. Recline in your very own open-air balcony whilst enjoying show-stopping views from your very own bed.

443ft in Length
24hr Self-service Drinks
Complimentary Wi-fi

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Festive Season on the Legendary Danube Deals

Explore during the festive season with Avalon Waterways

7 Nights

Festive Season on the Legendary Danube

  • Nuremberg (EMBARK)
  • Nuremberg
  • Regensburg
  • Passau
  • Melk / Wachau Valley / Vienna
  • Vienna
  • Budapest
  • Budapest (DISEMBARK)
£3,452pp Est. Price per person
  • Avalon View

Festive Season on the Legendary Danube Cruise Review

“This cruise ended up being a really nice way to prepare for the family’s Christmas Celebrations – we were already feeling very festive and energised by the time we returned. We genuinely had a lovely adventure – there was always something new to see.”

Declan Powell, Salford

Festive Season on the Legendary Danube FAQ

Find answers to some of the most common questions about river cruising here.

How many staff members are working aboard the Avalon View?

The Avalon View features a total of 47 working crew members.

How many countries are featured in this itinerary?

This itinerary traverses ports across three countries: Germany, Austria and Hungary.

How many suite options are available for booking?

Guests can choose between booking suites in categories (in order of ascension) – E, D, B, A, P or the luxurious Royal Suite.

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