Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In Budapest & 2 Nights In Paris (Westbound) 2020
Rivers:
Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Mosel/Moselle River Cruises
Countries:
Austria, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Luxembourg
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Artistry II
Explore Germany, Austria, and Hungary on your European river cruise with timeless views from four magnificent rivers. Cruise on the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers—with a two-night stay in Budapest before your cruise and two nights in Paris after your cruise.

Begin with two nights in Budapest, the “Pearl of the Danube,” with guided sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes Square and spectacular architecture.

Enjoy guided sightseeing of Vienna’s historic Habsburg Empire—including the Imperial Palace, Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Visit delightful Dürnstein and Melk—charming towns in the vineyard-rich Wachau Valley. Hear the tale of Rihard the Lionheart in Dürnstein, and tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey high above Melk.
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Tour Highlights

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; beer tasting on board

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

Day 10 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: excursion to Munich, guided sightseeing, 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; special treat; 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)–Paris: transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (first class) to Paris

Day 18 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise

Day 19 Paris: your vacation ends this morning: your cruise 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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