Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In Budapest (Westbound)

07/26/2020 through 10/10/2020
07/26/2020 through 10/29/2020
Avalon Waterways

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 views, 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 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

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

Day 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; beer tasting on board

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

Day 11 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board

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; 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 cruise 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. Excursion To Nuremberg
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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 Remich, Luxembourg. Excursion To Trier
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Day 17 Remich (Disembarkation)
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