Magnificent Rivers Of Europe (Westbound)

07/12/2020 through 10/30/2020
07/12/2020 through 11/18/2020
Avalon Waterways

Amazing views on the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers await on your European cruise. Embark in Budapest and sail to Vienna-the City of Music-for a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein to walk in the steps of Richard the Lionheart or choose guided hike to his castle prison. Explore the magnificent Benedictine Abbey above Melk, and enjoy an onboard wine tasting of Wachau Valley vintages.

Cruise to Passau to tour Germany’s “City of Three Rivers.” Visit the Bavarian town of Regensburg and join us for a beer tasting on board. In Roth, select a city tour, sightseeing in Nuremberg, or a tour of the notorious Nuremberg Rally Grounds. Join a guided excursion to Munich to see Nymphenburg Palace. In Bamberg, see its Romanesque cathedral amid seven hills crowned with churches. Enjoy a beer tasting on board before sailing for the quaint Bavarian town of Volkach. Visit Kitzingen in Bavaria’s largest wine-producing area.

Explore Würzburg along the famed Romantic Road, followed by a visit to a Bavarian Main River Village. In Frankfurt, take a guided excursion to Heidelberg Castle. Visit the Rhine Valley town of Rüdesheim and hear the sounds of oom-pah-pah in a Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum! Take a hike up the vineyard hills with a cable-car ride down, or enjoy a coffee or wine tasting (based on your departure). Cruise through the stunning Rhine Gorge on your way to Koblenz, then to Cologne-with its gothic cathedral and soaring twin steeples. Take a guided city tour or a walking tour of Cologne’s historical Jewish sites.

Your cruise through Germany concludes in Amsterdam with a guided canal cruise past stately homes of the city’s Golden Age.

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Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest-Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 3 Vienna: guided tour

Day 4 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on board

Day 5 Passau: guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: guided walk

Day 7 Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; beer tasting on board

Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 10 Volkach-Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 11 Würzburg: choice of guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz, or guided hike

Day 12 Main river village: guided tour

Day 13 Frankfurt. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 14 Rüdesheim-Koblenz: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; free time in Koblenz

Day 15 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 16 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Itinerary

Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)
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Day 2 Vienna, Austria
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Day 2 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 3 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 3 Vienna
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Day 4 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 4 Evening/Overnight Cruise To Passau
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Day 4 Dürnstein
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Day 4 Active Join A Hike Up To The Castle Ruins With Your Adventure Host For A Spectacular View Of The ...
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Day 4 Melk
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Day 4 Discovery Enjoy The Flavors Of The Wachau Valley With A Wine Tasting On Board
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Day 4 Classic Take A Guided Tour Of Melk’s Magnificent Benedictine Abbey To Marvel At Its Frescoed Ceil...
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Day 5 Passau, Germany
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Day 5 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 6 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 6 Regensburg
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Day 6 Classic Join A Guided City Walk And See The Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) And Porta Pretoria-buil...
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Day 6 Evening/Overnight Cruise To Roth
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Day 6 Regensburg
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Day 7 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 7 Evening Cruise To Nuremberg
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Day 7 Discovery Later, Indulge In A Beer Tasting On Board
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Day 7 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 7 Classic Take A Guided Tour Of The Historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used By The Third Reich
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Day 7 Roth. Excursion To Nuremberg
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Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion To Munich
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Day 8 Breakfast|dinner
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Day 9 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 9 Bamberg
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Day 10 Volkach
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Day 11 Classic Take A Guided Sightseeing Tour Of Würzburg-"pearl Of The Romantic Road"- With Its Old Mai...
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Day 11 Würzburg
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Day 11 Evening/Overnight Cruise To Main River Village
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Day 11 Active Enjoy Incredible Views Over The Northern Bavaria City Of Wurzburg On A Hike Up To Mighty H...
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Day 12 Main River Village
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Day 12 Classic Join A Guided Walking Tour Of A Picturesque Village
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Day 12 Afternoon/Overnight Cruise To Frankfurt
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Day 12 Main River Village
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Day 13 Frankfurt. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 14 Overnight Cruise To Cologne
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Day 14 Active Take A Guided Hike Through The Vineyards With Your Adventure Host, And Enjoy The View With...
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Day 14 Koblenz
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Day 14 Rüdesheim
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Day 15 Breakfast|lunch|dinner
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Day 15 Cologne
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Day 16 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 16 Classic Explore The Iconic Waterways Of Amsterdam With A Guided Canal Cruise Past Stately Homes O...
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Day 16 Overnight Docking In Amsterdam
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Day 16 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 17 Breakfast
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Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
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Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
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Day 17 Your Cruise Ends With Breakfast This Morning.


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