See the highlights of Central Europe on this enchanting cruise between Budapest and Amsterdam. Guided sightseeing in each city is conducted by Certified Local Guides and shows you the highlights. In Regensburg we - ll introduce you to some of Germany's famous beers, and there's wine tasting in Austria's Wachau Valley. Visit Vienna, charming Dürnstein, Regensburg, Nuremberg, medieval Bamberg, pictureque Rüdesheim, and Cologne. Also enjoy inside visits of Bratislava's gothic St. Martin's Cathedral, the amazing Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig, and Würzburg's Bishop's Residenz. Cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge past the legendary Lorelei rock, and glide past quaint towns, beautiful scenery, and historic buildings along the Danube, Main and Rhine Rivers. Your vacation concludes with a scenic cruise through the delightful canals of Amsterdam.
Highlights & Sightseeing
Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): welcome reception
Day 2 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes' Square
Day 3 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin's Cathedral
Day 4 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 5 Excursion to Göttweig Abbey - Dürnstein: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey of Göttweig; guided walk in Dürnstein, see the Stiftskirche; wine tasting
Day 6 Passau: guided walk in Passau
Day 7 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
Day 8 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town
Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 11 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 12 Rüdesheim - Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge
Day 13 Cologne: choice of guided walk or Jewish Heritage walk
Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 15 Amsterdam (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 December 19 is offered as an exclusive Festive Time Cruise, including special holiday features at no additional cost. Experience the holiday season the European way! Enjoy the jolly atmosphere on your festively decorated ship as you delight in the sights, smells, and tastes of local customs and traditions.
- 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.