This magnificent deluxe cruise reveals the best of Europe along the Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. Enjoy a canal cruise past Amsterdam's 16th-century merchant houses and through the impressive Main Danube Canal. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock, visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim, and have fun at a beer tasting in Nuremberg. You - ll also see the sights with Certified Local Guides in Cologne, Bamberg, Nuremberg, Grein, and Vienna. See the Stiftskirche in Dürnstein, and the Bishop's Residenz - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - in Würzburg. While on board, be sure to have your camera ready for the majestic scenery and charming towns you - ll pass on this memorable vacation!
Highlights & Sightseeing
Cruise: deluxe 12-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 sightseeing
Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 7 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall
Day 8 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; beer tasting
Day 9 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche
Day 10 Linz - Grein: guided walk in Linz and Grein; visit Grein's historical theater
Day 11 Dürnstein: guided walk, see the Stiftskirche
Day 12 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 13 Vienna (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning
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
- Departure July 15 is offered as an exclusive Wellness Cruise, including lectures and special features at no additional cost. Cruise into total body wellness as you start your mornings with an exercise program on the Sky Deck (weather permitting) featuring stretching and yoga, attend helpful lectures on healthy lifestyles, and enjoy healthy but delicious dining options, crafted daily on board.
- 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.