Sail along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers and through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and Main Danube Canal on this remarkable river cruise vacation. Your journey begins in Remich, Luxembourg, where you embark your river cruise ship. Guided sightseeing in each city shows you the highlights, with inside visits to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in charming Rüdesheim, the Bishop's Residenz in Würzburg, and Melk's Benedictine Abbey. Other highlights: pass the legendary Lorelei rock, and participate in a lively beer tasting. All of this and more awaits on this marvelous cruise vacation.
Highlights & Sightseeing
Cruise: deluxe 14-night cruise in an outside stateroom with Avalon's exclusive Comfort Collection BedsSM
Day 1 Remich (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or "Roman Trier" sightseeing, see the Porta Nigra
Day 3 Bernkastel: Guided walk; wine tasting
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
Day 8 Nuremberg: excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz
Day 9 Nuremberg-Roth: choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 10 Regensburg: guided walk; enjoy a snack at the Historische Wurstküche; beer tasting
Day 11 Passau: guided walk
Day 12 Melk - Vienna: guided visit of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk
Day 13 Vienna: guided sightseeing
Day 14 Budapest: guided sightseeing, see Fishermen's Bastion and Heroes" Square
Day 15 Budapest (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
- 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.
- In the rare event that the high-speed train is unavailable, alternative arrangements will be made.
- Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
- Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
- Arrival transfers are not included and are not offered for purchase with this cruise-only itinerary.