2021 Season

The Legendary Danube with Jewish Heritage

cruise: WNB-T2 8 Day River Cruise Nuremberg to Budapest
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!



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

cities and locations

Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. Plus, we offer independent exploration options and the use of our exclusive AvalonGO APP on most of our cruises. 

Below are 3 types of included shore excursions for you to experience.


  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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