The Legendary Danube With Jewish Heritage

08/12/2020 through 08/11/2021
08/12/2020 through 08/21/2021
Avalon Waterways

From the rich history of Germany to the unique culture of Hungary, this Danube River cruise travels through three countries rich in scenic beauty, charming towns, and historical locales. A historian will deliver fascinating lectures on board your ship to shine light on the rich Jewish heritage of your destinations.

In Nuremberg, Germany, board your Avalon Suite Ship® on the Main Danube Canal and visit this thousand-year-old city with a Local Guide. Select a guided tour of Nuremberg or Roth, or visit the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Cruise to Regensburg, the only German city not bombed during WWII. Lovers of architecture will enjoy the many buildings recognize as having historic interest, including Porta Pretoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Here, follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz museum.

Next stop is Passau, known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses, and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, you’ll visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, which sits high on a bluff. Take in the breathtaking views before continuing through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna, the “City of Music.” Your European river cruise vacation continues in the Hungarian capital of Budapest-“The Pearl of the Danube.” Take a Jewish Heritage tour in the city with the most populous and active Jewish community in central Europe. A legendary European river cruise to remember for a lifetime!

Included Features:

Day 1 Nuremberg (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture onboard

Day 3 Regensburg: Jewish history guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria

Day 4 Passau–Linz: guided walk in Passau; free time in Linz

Day 5 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

Day 6 Vienna: Jewish history guided sightseeing

Day 7 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square; Jewish heritage tour

Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning


Day 1 Nuremberg, Germany (Embarkation)
Day 2 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
Day 3 Regensburg
Day 4 Passau
Day 5 Melk – Wachau Valley
Day 6 Vienna
Day 7 Budapest, Hungary
Day 8 Budapest (Disembarkation)

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