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From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. On to Germany where there’s a guided city walk in Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture.
Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers. First stop in Austria is Melk for a visit of its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. And in the last days of your vacation, local experts will introduce you to two capital cities: Vienna, Austria, also known as “The City of Music” for inspiring the creative genius of Mozart, Beethoven, and Strauss; and lively Budapest, Hungary, with its unique energy and countless must-see sites. This truly is a river cruise to remember!
This cruise is by our cruise partner, AVAL
Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): Onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam: Canal cruise
Day 3 Cologne: Choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 4 Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim:Scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim
Day 5 Main River Village: Guided walk
Day 6 Würzburg: Guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz
Day 7 Volkach: Walking tour
Day 8 Bamberg: Guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board
Day 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: Choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
Day 10 Regensburg: Guided tour
Day 11 Passau—Linz: Guided tour in Passau; free time in Linz
Day 12 Melk–Wachau Valley—Vienna: Guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna
Day 13 Vienna: Guided tour
Day 14 Budapest: Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): Your cruise ends this morning
Day 01: Depart North America [IFM]
Overnight flight to Amsterdam, the capital and most populous city of Holland.
Day 02: Arrive Amsterdam [IFM/D]
Transfer to the waiting Cruise Vessel to begin a 15-day adventure on the Rhine, Danube and Main Rivers. Enjoy a‘Welcome Reception”. Overnight onboard the vessel.
Day 03: Amsterdam [B/L/D]
Canals of Colorful Amsterdam
You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside. Evening/Overnight Cruise to Cologne.
Day 04: Sailing - Cologne, Germany [B/L/D]
Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.
Don’t miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager–locally brewed for over 100 years!
This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
Day 05: Rhine Gorge - Rudesheim [B/L/D]
Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.
Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
Day 06: Main River Village [B/L/D]
Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a Main River Village
Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.
Day 07: Wurzburg [B/L/D]
A perfect day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road.
Enjoy the city on your own, or visit a local winery.
Day 08: Marktbreit- Volkach [B/L/D]
Storybook Romance in a Timeless Town.
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Join your Ship in Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity.
Day 09: Bamberg [B/L/D]
One Thousand years of History in the City of Seven Hills.
Your choice of Tours before enjoying live entertainment performances later, while sailing this evening.
Day 10: Roth, Excursion to Nuremberg [B/L/D]
Living Heritage and History Lessons.
Choice of tours today.
Day 11: Regensburg [B/L/D]
Magical Regensburg - Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.
Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner
Day 12: Passau [B/L/D]
Go for Baroque in Passau—Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.
LINZ, AUSTRIA - A Legendary Love of Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte
This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own.
Day 13: Melk - Wachau Valley, Austria [B/L/D]
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon.
VIENNA - Vienna Waltzes and Blue Danube Beauty
Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening.
Day 14: Vienna, Austria [B/L/D]
Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and the Waltz
Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg family summer home for 300 years, or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava, capital of Slovakia. You may also take a tram to Austria’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.
Day 15: Budapest, Hungary [B/L/D]
The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.
Day 16: End of Cruise [B]
Your cruise ends this morning with breakfast this morning.
Per Person, Double - from $8,255.00, Cat. "D/E" cruise only
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Initial Deposit per person - $2,000.00
Final Payment per person - February 21, 2020