Magnificent Rivers Of Europe With 2 Nights In Budapest (Westbound)

07/17/2019 through 10/27/2020
07/17/2019 through 11/17/2020
Avalon Waterways

Begin your European vacation your way with a two-night stay in the Pearl of the Danube-Budapest. Join in guided sightseeing, including iconic Heroes Square, with free time to explore and enjoy this beautiful and historic city.

Amazing views on the Danube, Main, and Rhine Rivers await on your European River cruise. Embark in Budapest and sail to Vienna-the City of Music-to see the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein where you may take a guided hike to the castle prison of Richard the Lionheart. Next, visit the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk.

Cruise to Passau for tour of Germany’s “City of Three Rivers.” Visit the Bavarian town of Regensburg to see medieval sights, and join us for a beer tasting on board. In Roth, take a guided tour of the town, a sightseeing excursion to Nuremberg, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Join a guided excursion to Munich to see Nymphenburg Palace. In Bamberg, tour its Romanesque cathedral amid the seven hills crowned with churches. Enjoy a beer tasting on board before sailing for the quaint Bavarian town of Volkach. Visit Kitzingen in Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area.

Explore Würzburg along the Romantic Road, then visit a Main River Village. In Mainz, take an excursion to Heidelberg Castle, then cruise to the Rhine Valley village of Rüdesheim. Hear the sounds of oom-pah-pah in a Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum! Take a hike up the vineyard hills with a cable-car ride down, or enjoy a coffee or wine tasting (based on your departure). Cruise through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz, then to Cologne-with its gothic cathedral and soaring twin steeples. Take a guided city tour or a walking tour of Cologne’s historical Jewish sites.

This Avalon YourWay cruise through Germany concludes in Amsterdam with a guided canal cruise past stately homes of the city’s Golden Age.

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Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Budapest-Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 5 Vienna: guided tour

Day 6 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 11 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 12 Volkach-Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 13 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 14 Main river village: guided tour

Day 15 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 16 Rüdesheim-Koblenz: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or guided hike in Rüdesheim; free time in Koblenz

Day 17 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 18 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 19 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 3 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Vienna, Austria
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Day 5 Vienna
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Day 6 Dürnstein
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Day 7 Passau, Germany
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Day 8 Regensburg
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Day 9 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 10 Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
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Day 11 Bamberg
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Day 12 Volkach
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Day 13 Würzburg
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Day 14 Main River Village
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Day 15 Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 16 Rüdesheim
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Day 17 Cologne
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Day 18 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 19 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
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