Are you considering a Danube River Cruise and wondering what the experience will be like? We’re here to tell you, it’s a wonderful way of traveling that makes the journey as fun and interesting as the destination.

We recently partnered with Avalon Waterways on their 8 Day Legendary Danube Cruise which typically goes from Nuremberg, Germany to Budapest, Hungary, passing through Austria, with the option of visiting the Czech Republic for a day!

8-Day Danube River Cruise Itinerary

In this post, we are going to dive more into detail for each day of the 8-day itinerary, sharing the different excursions we did and experiences we had.

Day 1: Vilshofen, Germany

It was a cool experience and a great way to experience a little German culture with groups of friends and jet skiers milling about at the beach bar. 

Day 2: Explore Regensburg, Germany

Regensburg is one of the best-preserved cities in Germany as it was not bombed during the Second World War.

Day 3: Passau, Germany

Like Regensburg, Passau was filled with pastel-colored buildings, alleyways, and large squares. My favorite view was this one looking back on what they call the Mother Church at the end of a hilly street lined with cafes.

Day 4: Linz / Salzburg / Cesky Krumlov (Austria & Czech Republic)

Today you could choose to join a guided tour of Linz in the morning and a hike to Postlinbnerg viewpoint in the afternoon or take one of the optional excursions to Salzburg Australia or Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic.

Day 5: Melk – Vienna, Austria

Kalyra and I joined the guided tour of Melk Abbey. Founded in 1089, this is a Benedictine abbey above the town of Melk on a rocky outcrop with a gorgeous location overlooking the Danube and adjoining the Wachau Valley.

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