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Magnificent Europe — Eastbound 2016 / 2015 / 2017

15 days from Amsterdam to Budapest (WAB)

  • Cruise Overview
  • Day By Day Itinerary
  • Included Highlights & Features
  • Dates & Prices
Magnificent Europe – Eastbound Magnificent Europe – Eastbound

Cruise Overview

See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting river cruise between Amsterdam and Budapest. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, and is conducted by Certified Local Guides. Cruise through the scenic canals of Amsterdam and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock. Spend time in magnificent Cologne, the charming wine village of Rüdesheim, medieval Bamberg, historical Nuremberg, and magical Vienna. Attend a beer tasting in Bamberg and enjoy inside visits of Würzburg's Bishop's Residenz, and St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready to capture the scenic beauty, quaint towns, fascinating architecture, and historic buildings dotting the landscape as you sail along.

Highlights & Sightseeing

Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk

Day 4 Rhine Gorge - Rüdesheim: cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treat

Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz

Day 7 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; beer tasting

Day 8 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 9 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche

Day 10 Passau: guided walk

Day 11 Dürnstein Excursion to Göttweig Abbey: guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; guided visit of Göttweig Abbey

Day 12 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 13 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral

Day 14 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes Square

Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

Meals

Superb dining with meals on board featuring full breakfast with complimentary sparkling wine, lunch with complimentary soft drinks, and dinner including complimentary wine, beer, or soft drinks; a welcome reception, Captain's reception, and farewell dinner; one sitting with open seating arrangements

NOTES:

  • Departure October 28 is offered as an exclusive Music Cruise, including special concerts and performances at no additional cost. Our Music Cruise includes excursions to a classical concert in Vienna, a visit to Mozart's Salzburg birthplace, and the countryside where "the hills are alive with the sound of music."
  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change becomes necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.