Jewels Of Central Europe – Westbound

08/20/2019 through 09/21/2019
08/20/2019 through 10/10/2019
Avalon Waterways
Avalon Imagery II

On this Europe river cruise vacation, you’ll sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers. Start with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, and then see some of the most intriguing cities of Austria and Germany.

Before you embark on your European river cruise, experience the unique energy of Budapest, the capital of Hungary, on a guided tour of the city and time to explore on your own. Sail past the impressive Parliament Building on the Danube River, to Austria’s elegant capital of Vienna. There’s a guided walk in the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, and a visit to the magnificent Benedictine Abbey of Melk. You’ll be introduced to the treasures of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Bavaria’s capital, Munich.

On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small towns tucked away behind defensive walls and towered gates. Along the Rhine River, stop in Rüdesheim, a quintessential Rhine Valley town. Later, cruise the wide, peaceful curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its picturesque scenery, and arrive in the wine village of Bernkastel. Before you leave, we’ll introduce you to some of the famed Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, believed to be even older than Rome a Local Guide will show you the sights, including the Porta Nigra, the only surviving fortified gate from the original Roman settlement.

Your European river cruise ends in Remich, Luxembourg, with treasured memories of the Jewels of Europe to take with you until you sail again!

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Days 1 Budapest: welcome to Hungary

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 4 Budapest–Vienna: cruising

Day 5 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 6 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 7 Passau: guided walk

Day 8 Regensburg: guided tour; beer tasting on board

Day 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing or Nuremberg Rally Grounds Tour

Day 10 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, see the Marienplatz

Day 11 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall

Day 12 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 13 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 14 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 15 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting

Day 16 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra

Day 17 Remich (Disembarkation): your vacation ends this morning

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary
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Day 2 Budapest
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Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation)
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Day 4 Vienna, Austria
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Day 5 Vienna
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Day 6 Dürnstein
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Day 7 Passau, Germany
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Day 8 Regensburg
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Day 9 Roth. Nuremberg Excursion
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Day 10 Nuremberg-excursion To Munich
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Day 11 Bamberg
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Day 12 Würzburg
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Day 13 Main River Village
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Day 14 Rüdesheim-rhine Gorge
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Day 15 Bernkastel
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Day 16 Grevenmacher. Excursion To Trier
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Day 17 Remich (Disembarkation)
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