Jewels Of Central Europe With 2 Nights In Paris (Westbound) 2020
Countries:
Austria, France, Germany, 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 from Budapest to Luxembourg—with a two-night stay in Paris! Your Central European river cruise begins with the spectacular views of Budapest—the “Pearl of the Danube.” Cruise to Vienna, “The City of Music,” for guided sightseeing of the 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. Tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey high above Melk. Enjoy a guided city walk through te “City of Three Rivers”—Passau—before sailing to Regensburg.
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 3 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 4 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 5 Passau: guided walk

Day 6 Regensburg: guided tour; beer tasting on board

Day 7 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

Day 8 Nuremberg. Munich excursion: guided sightseeing in Munich, see the Marienplatz

Day 9 Bamberg: guided walk, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board

Day 10 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 11 Main River Village: guided walk

Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge: visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 13 Bernkastel: guided walk; wine tasting

Day 14 Trier: choice of guided city sightseeing, or “Roman Trier,” see the Porta Nigra

Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation)–Paris: transfer to Luxembourg City to board the high-speed train (first class) to Paris

Day 16 Paris: guided sightseeing, Seine river cruise

Day 17 Paris: 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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