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From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you'll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland's lively capital--both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst s... Read More

Duration: 15 Days
Arrive In: Amsterdam
Depart From: Budapest
Quality: Superior First Class
Pace: Leisurely
Breakfast: 14
Lunch: 13
Dinner: 14
Type: River Cruise
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  • Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof--with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam--with its many cafés and art galleries.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (D)
  • Day 2 AMSTERDAM Canals of Colorful

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of 's "Golden Age."

    You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR;

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.

    Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 4 RHINE GORGE--RÜDESHEIM Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.

    DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

    ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

    Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 5 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a

    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

    Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 6 WÜRZBURG A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz--with the largest known ceiling fresco.

    Enjoy the city on your own, or visit a local winery.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 7 VOLKACH Storybook Romance in a Timeless Town

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

    Join your Ship in and get ready for your afternoon activity.

    CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of with its half--timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 8 BAMBERG One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

    DISCOVERY Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 9 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG Living Heritage and History Lessons

    ACTIVE Go for an early Nordic Walking with your Avalon Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth--with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR;

    CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds--used by the Third Reich.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal--linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 10 REGENSBURG Magical --Bavaria's Medieval Miracle

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria--built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

    Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 11 PASSAU Go for Baroque in --Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers."

    You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.

    LINZ, AUSTRIA

    A Legendary Love of Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

    This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 12 MELK--WACHAU VALLEY Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk's Benedictine Abbey.

    Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon.

    VIENNA

    Vienna Waltzes and Blue Danube Beauty

    Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 VIENNA Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and the Waltz

    CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of 's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex--the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral.

    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace--the Habsburg family summer home for 300 years, or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.

    You may also take a tram to Austria's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby.

    Later, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 14 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes' Square.

    The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 15 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION) Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
Tour Inclusions Close
Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise
Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
Day 4 Rhine Gorge--Rüdesheim: scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim
Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk
Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
Day 7 Volkach: walking tour
Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board
Day 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
Day 10 Regensburg: guided tour
Day 11 Passau--Linz: guided tour in Passau; free time in Linz
Day 12 Melk-Wachau Valley--Vienna: guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna
Day 13 Vienna: guided tour
Day 14 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes' Square
Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning
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Name: Magnificent Europe (Eastbound)

Brand: Avalon

Quality: Superior First Class

Tour Type: River Cruise

Start City: Amsterdam

End City: Budapest

Notes: In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Key Differences: AW_Always_Included_Europe_2020

Price Details: Port charges: $364Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only. Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:in single room from $249 to $367, in twin room from $160 to $242 Extra nights per person in Budapest:in single room from $252 to $368,in twin room from $153 to $204 All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:Category / Decks / PriceD / Indigo Deck / $398B / Sapphire Deck / $2,298A / Sapphire Deck / $2,398P / Royal Deck / $2,598Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4,398NOTE:Special Interest Cruise: Beer Tasting October 27

Launch Date: 2002-05-19 08:00:00

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  • Day 1 AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof--with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam--with its many cafés and art galleries.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (D)
  • Day 2 AMSTERDAM Canals of Colorful

    CLASSIC Explore the iconic waterways of with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of 's "Golden Age."

    You may like to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Muiderslot Castle, or a Guided Optional Biking Excursion to the Dutch countryside.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 3 COLOGNE, GERMANY Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland

    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled gothic cathedral, OR;

    DISCOVERY Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites.

    Don't miss the chance to enjoy free time over a glass of Kölsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RÜDESHEIM

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 4 RHINE GORGE--RÜDESHEIM Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country

    This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.

    DISCOVERY Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:

    ACTIVE Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat.

    Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 5 MAIN RIVER VILLAGE Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of a

    Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

    Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main River shores.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WÜRZBURG

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 6 WÜRZBURG A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz--with the largest known ceiling fresco.

    Enjoy the city on your own, or visit a local winery.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 7 VOLKACH Storybook Romance in a Timeless Town

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.

    Join your Ship in and get ready for your afternoon activity.

    CLASSIC Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of with its half--timbered houses and cobblestoned streets.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 8 BAMBERG One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.

    DISCOVERY Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

    Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 9 ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG Living Heritage and History Lessons

    ACTIVE Go for an early Nordic Walking with your Avalon Adventure Host.

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of the Bavarian town of Roth--with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor, OR;

    CLASSIC Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg's medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;

    CLASSIC Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds--used by the Third Reich.

    DISCOVERY Enjoy an Onboard Lecture about the Main-Danube Canal--linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black Seas.

    AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 10 REGENSBURG Magical --Bavaria's Medieval Miracle

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria--built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

    You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.

    Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

    This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 11 PASSAU Go for Baroque in --Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

    CLASSIC Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers."

    You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

    Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz.

    LINZ, AUSTRIA

    A Legendary Love of Art, Music, and the Linzer Torte

    This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own.

    OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 12 MELK--WACHAU VALLEY Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley

    CLASSIC Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk's Benedictine Abbey.

    Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon.

    VIENNA

    Vienna Waltzes and Blue Danube Beauty

    Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 13 VIENNA Royal Collections, Amusing Attractions, and the Waltz

    CLASSIC Venture into the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of 's gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex--the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral.

    Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace--the Habsburg family summer home for 300 years, or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to fascinating Bratislava, capital of Slovakia.

    You may also take a tram to Austria's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby.

    Later, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.

    EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 14 BUDAPEST, HUNGARY The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe

    CLASSIC Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes' Square.

    The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savor a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST

    (B,L,D)
  • Day 15 BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION) Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.

    (B)
  • Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception
    Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise
    Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour
    Day 4 Rhine Gorge--Rüdesheim: scenic cruise through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried's Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim
    Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk
    Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop's Residenz
    Day 7 Volkach: walking tour
    Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board
    Day 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board
    Day 10 Regensburg: guided tour
    Day 11 Passau--Linz: guided tour in Passau; free time in Linz
    Day 12 Melk-Wachau Valley--Vienna: guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna
    Day 13 Vienna: guided tour
    Day 14 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes' Square
    Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): your cruise ends this morning

Name: Magnificent Europe (Eastbound)

Brand: Avalon

Quality: Superior First Class

Tour Type: River Cruise

Start City: Amsterdam

End City: Budapest

Notes: In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary. Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.

Key Differences: AW_Always_Included_Europe_2020

Price Details: Port charges: $364Gratuities to Local Guides & Excursion Drivers are included on Avalon portion only. Avalon offers the opportunity for solo travelers to sail with no single supplement (subject to availability). Please call for single accommodation price. Triples not available.Extra nights per person in Amsterdam:in single room from $249 to $367, in twin room from $160 to $242 Extra nights per person in Budapest:in single room from $252 to $368,in twin room from $153 to $204 All prices per person based on double occupancy. Cruise price based on Category E in a deluxe outside stateroom on Indigo Deck. See below for upgrade pricing.To upgrade to a higher category, add per person:Category / Decks / PriceD / Indigo Deck / $398B / Sapphire Deck / $2,298A / Sapphire Deck / $2,398P / Royal Deck / $2,598Royal Suite / Royal Deck / $4,398NOTE:Special Interest Cruise: Beer Tasting October 27

Launch Date: 2002-05-19 08:00:00

Questions? Give us a call 1-866-650-6654 Get call in code
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  • Day 1 : AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND (EMBARKATION) Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

    Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm.

    Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm.

    During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof--with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses.

    Spend free time exploring the colorful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam--with its many cafés and art galleries.

    OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM

    (D)
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