Magnificent Europe

08/09/2020 through 09/29/2021
08/09/2020 through 10/16/2021
Avalon Waterways

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and in 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 colorful city is loved for its vibrant mix of sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany for a guided city walk in Cologne-the stunning 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, offering the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim. Enjoy guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Volkach, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and sail the Main Danube Canal which connects the Main and Danube Rivers. Your first stop in Austria is the lovely town of Melk. Visit its magnificent Benedictine Abbey, then sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley. Your local experts will also 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 magnificent European river cruise to remember!

Included Features:

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; 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 Residence

Day 7 Volkach: walking tour

Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; on board lecture

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

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 Benedictine 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 vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Amsterdam, Holland (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Amsterdam
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Day 3 Cologne, Germany
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Day 4 Rhine Gorge – Rüdesheim
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Day 5 Main River Village
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Day 6 Würzburg
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Day 7 Volkach
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Day 8 Bamberg
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Day 9 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 10 Regensburg
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Day 11 Passau
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Day 12 Melk – Wachau Valley
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Day 13 Vienna
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Day 14 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation)
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