Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

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. In Germany, enjoy a guided city walk in 2,000-year-old Cologne. There’s guided sightseeing in Würzburg, Bamberg, Nuremberg, and Regensburg, and you’ll sail the Main Danube Canal connecting th Main and Danube Rivers.

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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 Boppard–Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim: scenic cruising through the Rhine Gorge; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum; enjoy a special treat

Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk

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

Day 7 Marktbreit: guided tour

Day 8 Kitzingen–Volkach: guided tours

Day 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall

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

Day 11 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 12 Regensburg: guided walking tour; special treat

Day 13 Passau–Linz: guided walking tour in Passau

Day 14 Melk–Wachau Valley: guided tour of the Benedectine Abbey in Melk; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley

Day 15 Vienna: guided tour

Day 16 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 17 Budapest: day at leisure

Day 18 Mohács. Excursion to Pécs: choice of guided tour in Pécs, visit the underground tombs; or sightseeing in Mohács, visit St. Nicolas watermill

Day 19 Osijek: guided tour; concert performance

Day 20 Belgrade: lecture on board; guided tour

Day 21 Donji Milanovac–Iron Gates: visit Lepenski Vir archaeological site; cruise through the dramaticIron Gates gorge

Day 22 Vidin. Excursion to Belogradchik: guided tour in Vidin, excursion to Belogradchik, see the rock formations

Day 23 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 24 Oltenita (Disembarkation)–Brasov: transfer to Sinaia, visit Peles Castle

Day 25 Brasov: Brasov guided tour; visit Bran Castle

Day 26 Brasov–Bucharest: transfer to Bucharest and guided tour

Day 27 Bucharest: your vacation ends this morning



  • In the event of technical or water level issues, it may be necessary to operate the itinerary by motorcoach or alter the program, including hotel overnight when necessary.
  • Guided Tours, Optional Excursions, activities, sailing and docking schedules may be contingent on weather conditions or other issues outside of our control and could therefore be subject to change at any time.
  • Please check visa requirements with your local consulate(s); responsibility for obtaining visas rests with the traveler.
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