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Vienna to Nuremberg

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Spending a morning in Dürnstein, quite possibly the prettiest village on the Danube. Admiring autumnal shades of gold and russet as we cruise through the Wachau Valley. Learning more about the fascinating city of Nuremberg, with its beautifully restored old town.


The glorious autumn colours of Bavaria and the Wachau Valley provide a scenic backdrop for this week-long Danube river cruise. We’ll start in Vienna, enjoying this beautiful city without the summer crowds, and end in historic Nuremberg, painstakingly rebuilt after the war. In between, there’s time to explore pretty Dürnstein, with its striking blue belltower; visit the splendid baroque abbey at Melk; and tour the oldest monastic brewery in the world (perhaps sampling a beer while we’re there).

Your holiday includes:

4 excursions and visits

  • City tours of Vienna and Nuremberg
  • Visits to Melk Abbey and Weltenburg Abbey


  • 7 nights cruise on MS River Discovery II
  • International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Heathrow. Supplements may apply from other airports
  • 20 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 6 lunches (days 2-7) 7 dinners (days 1-7)


  • Unlimited wine, beer, soft drinks and mineral water during lunch & dinner
  • Welcome reception party and gala dinner
  • Farewell gala dinner
  • Onboard entertainment
  • Wi-Fi included on board
  • Portable audio headset system on excursions
  • Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Titan cruise director, tour manager and entertainer
  • Porterage


  • VIP outbound 4

    Day 1 - UK - Vienna

    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Vienna. Upon arrival, embark our river cruise ship, where light refreshments are available. We remain in port overnight.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDI DAY 2

    Day 2 - Vienna - Dürnstein

    A morning tour of Vienna reveals some of the city’s most beautiful buildings, including the neo-Gothic City Hall, the Museum of Art History (housed in a spectacular neo-classical palace), and the grand State Opera House. Vienna is famous for its coffee house culture - we’ll call in at a traditional café to warm up with a drink and a slice of cake. We leave Vienna at lunchtime, arriving in Dürnstein later this evening.

    • Vienna city tour (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDI DAY 3

    Day 3 - Dürnstein - Melk

    Historic Dürnstein nestles around a curve in the river, and is a lovely town for a wander. Explore its medieval lanes, looking out for the 16th-century Town Hall and fairytale-like Schloss Dürnstein, or join us for an optional orientation tour and winery visit, where we’ll sample a few local blends.

    We set sail for Melk early afternoon, enjoying beautiful autumn colours as we glide past the hillside vineyards of the Wachau Valley.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDI DAY 4

    Day 4 - Melk

    We’ll pay a visit to Melk’s Benedictine abbey this morning. This imposing complex was once a palace, and is now home to a richly decorated church (look out for the intricate frescoes on the grand dome) and a library filled with priceless books.

    • Visit to Melk Abbey (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDI DAY 5

    Day 5 - Passau

    Sitting at the confluence of the Danube, Inn and Ilz rivers, Passau is nicknamed the ‘Three Rivers City’. We’ve got the morning to discover its charms - enjoy a coffee in one of the sunny squares, browse the artisan shops along ‘Artists’ Alley’, or join us for an optional walking tour around the town.

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDI DAY 6

    Day 6 - Regensburg

    Once the capital of Bavaria, Regensburg is one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities, with 1,500 listed buildings. Our morning excursion takes us to the Benedictine Weltenburg Abbey. Founded in AD 600, it’s the oldest monastery in Bavaria and home to the world’s oldest monastic brewery - one of its beers is a three-time winner of the prestigious World Beer Cup.

    We’ll cast off after lunch, sailing along the Main-Danube Canal. Crossing the European watershed, this waterway links two mighty rivers, making it possible to sail from the North Sea and Atlantic Ocean right the way to the Black Sea.

    • Visit to Weltenburg Abbey (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • RDI DAY 7

    Day 7 - Nuremberg

    A morning tour introduces us to the lively city of Nuremberg, where you’ll be able to see the castle and churches painstakingly rebuilt after being destroyed during the war. We’ll gain a greater insight into the city’s history along the way - from its royal heritage to its Nazi links, there’s a lot to learn. The rest of the day is free to explore at leisure.

    • Nuremberg city tour (morning)

    MS River Discovery II (4-star)

  • VIP Inbound 2

    Day 8 Nuremberg - Munich - UK

    We transfer to Munich airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

    Arrive Home

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Danube Delights and the Beauty of Bavaria River Cruise

Vienna to Nuremberg

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