This timeless European vacation begins with two nights in vibrant Budapest, Hungary, before your Danube River cruise with exciting stops in Austria and Germany. In Budapest, Hungary’s lively capital, marvel at the eight bridges spanning the river and enjoy an introduction to the city by a local expert who shows you the must-see sights. Embark on your Avalon Suite Ship® for an amazing view of the landscapes of Bratislava while sailing. Vienna, Austria, offers stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral, the Habsburg Palace, and the Vienna Opera House. In the heart of the Wachau wine region is Dürnstein, a 16th-century town with charming cobblestone streets and the baroque Stiftskirche with its luminous blue façade. In Melk, visit majestic Benedictine Abbey, one of Europe’s largest monasteries, and enjoy a tasting of some of the Wachau Valley’s famous Austrian wines. Take a guided walk through Passau, with its narrow streets and beautiful Patrician houses. Further up the Danube River, you’ll arrive at the medieval walls of Regensburg—the only German city not bombed during WWII. Your last stop is the thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg, where you’ll marvel at the medieval fortifications, extraordinary Gothic churches, and the Imperial Castle. Your Danube River cruise concludes in Nuremberg.
|October 9, 2023||from $6,355 CAD||Per Person|
|1||Mon Oct 9||Budapest|
|2||Tue Oct 10||Budapest|
|3||Wed Oct 11||Budapest (Embarkation)|
|4||Thu Oct 12||Vienna|
|5||Fri Oct 13||Vienna|
|6||Sat Oct 14||Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk|
|7||Sun Oct 15||Passau|
|8||Mon Oct 16||Regensburg|
|9||Tue Oct 17||Roth, Excursion to Nuremberg:|
|10||Wed Oct 18||Nuremberg (Disembarkation)|
Day 1 Budapest:
Welcome to Budapest!
Day 2 Budapest:
Guided tour, see Heroes’ Square
Day 3 Budapest (Embarkation):
Onboard welcome reception
Day 4 Vienna:
Scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava, free time in Vienna in the evening
Day 5 Vienna:
Choice of guided sightseeing or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 6 Dürnstein-Wachau Valley-Melk:
In Dürnstein choice of guided tour or a hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; choice of guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk or hike with your Adventure Host; onboard wine tasting
Day 7 Passau:
Day 8 Regensburg:
Choice of guided walk, see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria or bike with your Adventure Host
Day 9 Roth, Excursion to Nuremberg:
On board lecture; choice of guided sightseeing in Roth or hike with your Adventure Host or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour
Day 10 Nuremberg (Disembarkation):
Your vacation ends this morning
Just envision Europe’s most spectacular views passing your panoramic window like ever-changing picture postcards. The Avalon Envision brings this dream to life as part of the youngest fleet of ships on Europe’s waterways. Avalon continues our outstanding commitment to relaxed luxury and excellence with the Envision. Passengers can choose from two full decks of award-winning Panorama Suites with wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows that transform your living space into a unique Open-Air Balcony. The 200-square-foot Panorama Suites are more than 30% larger than the industry standard, with Avalon’s signature window-facing “Beds with a View.” Onboard amenities include complimentary Wi-Fi access, a state-of-the-art Fitness Center, an Adventure Center for bikes and active gear, and an Avalon Adventure Host to assist with active excursions and activities. Enjoy exceptional onboard cuisine, including Avalon Fresh menu options, premium coffee and spirits, and versatile FlexDining venues, including the casual Panorama Bistro, al fresco Sky Grill, or elegant glass-walled Dining Room. Library books, cards, and board games are favorites in the Club Lounge, and our Observation Lounge affords the perfect vantage point to watch the world go by. The expansive Sky Deck beckons with a whirlpool, premium lounge chairs, shade system, and deck games-against a backdrop of Europe’s most spectacular scenery. Can you picture it?
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