Avalon Waterways
Avalon Illumination

From Holland to Romania, with a host of exciting stops along the way, this river cruise vacation across Europe is truly an adventure!

Amsterdam, Holland’s lively capital, is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals with countless museums, cafés, shops, and restaurants to explore. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany for a guided city walk in the 2,000-year-old Cologne. Sail through the dramatic Rhine Gorge, the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River and stop in delightful Rüdesheim. Ther’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting the Main and Danube Rivers.

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Iconic Rivers Of Europe – The Rhine, Main & Danube – Eastbound 2019
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: Austria, Bulgaria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Amsterdam (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 3 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim; enjoy a special treat

Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 6 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 7 Marktbreit. Excursion to Rothenburg: guided sightseeing in Rothenburg

Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

Day 9 Roth–Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth; or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 10 Regensburg: guided walking tour; special treat

Day 11 Passau–Linz: guided walking tour in Passau

Day 12 Melk–Wachau Valley-Vienna: guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley

Day 13 Vienna: guided tour

Day 14 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 15 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 16 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 17 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour

Day 18 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorge

Day 19 Cetate–Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: visit to the cultural port in Cetate; excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 20 Excursion to Veliko Tarnovo and Arbanassi–Rousse: choice of full day guided tour, visit to Tsarevet’s Fortress in Veliko Tarnovo, and the Ethnographic Museum and the Church of the Nativity in Arbanassi; or guided tour in Rousse

Day 21 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Bucharest: guided sightseeing in Bucharest

Day 22 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of water level problems or any problems of a technical nature, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or to alter the program.
  • Included visits and special features are subject to change. If a change is necessary, a substitute will be offered.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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