Magnificent Rivers Of Europe (Westbound)

09/17/2019 through 10/29/2020
09/17/2019 through 11/17/2020
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 Mainz, 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 Mainz. 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 3 Vienna
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Day 4 Dürnstein
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Day 5 Passau, Germany
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Day 6 Regensburg
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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 9 Bamberg
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Day 10 Volkach
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Day 11 Würzburg
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Day 12 Main River Village
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Day 13 Mainz. Excursion To Heidelberg
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Day 14 Rüdesheim
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Day 15 Cologne
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Day 16 Amsterdam, Holland
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Day 17 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)
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