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    Magnificent European river cruise
    15 days | 14 nights
    From $6,000* pp
    Exclusive $3,550* per person discount^
    An epic adventure on the magnificent rivers of Europe. Take a classic two-week cruise, sailing the Netherlands, the mighty Rhine River, and the charming Main River. Cross the Continental Divide through the Main-Danube Canal to cruise on the Danube River. Ask your personal travel manager about other Avalon Waterways cruises.
    Your cruise includes: Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise includes:

    Your cruise includes:

    • River cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam aboard Avalon Impression
    • 14 nights accommodation in a deluxe stateroom
    • Breakfast daily, 13 lunches and 14 dinners
    • Complimentary sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, or soft drinks with lunch and dinner
    • Avalon Choice sightseeing styles (active, discovery and classic) with headsets and expert local guides
    • Complimentary bicycles available for use on shore
    • Onboard local entertainment
    • A professional Cruise Director and an Avalon Adventure Host for fitness activities and active excursions
    • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the ship
    Your cruise highlights:

    Your cruise highlights:

    • Guided city sightseeing tour of Budapest
    • In Melk take a guided tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey
    • In Bamberg, 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
    • In Amsterdam, explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a guided canal cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age”
    Valid for travel
    14 Apr 2020 departure, subject to availability.
    Offer expires
    23 Sep 2019 unless sold prior

    Itinerary

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    Day 1

    Budapest, Hungary

    Welcome to Hungary. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with time for photographs, cafes, and confections.

    Day 2

    Budapest, Hungary

    The Pearl of the Danube in the heart of Europe. Enjoy a guided city sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square. The afternoon is free to enjoy Budapest on your own. Be sure to savour a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafes. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.

    Day 3

    Bratislava, Slovakia

    Join a guided sightseeing tour of old town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral-Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church.
    Or, follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle. Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.

    Day 4

    Vienna, Austria

    Venture into the Habsburg Empire with a morning guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Join a guided optional excursion to Schonbrunn Palace-the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years. You may also take a tram to Austria’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an optional excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

    Day 5

    Durnstein-Wachau Valley, Austria

    Join a guided walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart-who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, or take a guided hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below. Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.
    Take a guided tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey. Later, enjoy a wine tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.

    Day 6

    Passau, Germany

    The Three Rivers of Medieval Passau. Join an afternoon guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.” Alternatively, 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.

    Day 7

    Regensburg, Germany

    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. Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

    Day 8

    Roth, excursion to Nuremberg, Germany

    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. 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 choose a guided tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle. You can also join a guided tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds-used by the Third Reich. Tonight, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg

    Day 9

    Bamberg, Germany

    One thousand years of history in the city of Seven Hills. 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. Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about European history and culture.

    Day 10

    Wurzburg, Germany

    Take a guided sightseeing tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco. 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. Alternatively, spend your free time exploring the city or enjoying a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.

    Day 11

    Main river village, Germany

    Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of the Main River Village. Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. 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. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rudesheim.

    Day 12

    Rudesheim-Rhine Gorge, Germany

    Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Or enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim. This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei-where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.

    Day 13

    Cologne, Germany

    Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland Start the day with a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host after an early sailing to Cologne. Take a guided city walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Or, 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 Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!

    Day 14

    Amsterdam, Holland

    Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.” In the afternoon you may join an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savoury and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an optional city biking tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a guided optional excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time on your own to explore the colourful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

    Day 15

    Amsterdam, Holland

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    Advertised prices are person twin share, tour only and correct at time of publication and are subject to availability and change at any time without notification due to fluctuations in charges, taxes and currency. Offer is valid on new bookings only. ^Bonus is included in the advertised price and based on a $3,400 per person discount plus an exclusive $150 per person additional discount. A deposit of $500 is due within seven days of booking. Not combinable with any other offer except Welcome Back Credit. Other conditions apply. Please contact your personal travel manager for full terms and conditions.

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