Avalon Waterways
Avalon Tranquility II

From Amsterdam to Budapest, and many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless river cruise vacation. Amsterdam is Holland’s lively capital—both historical and modern. This popular city is set amongst sophisticated architecture and classic squares and canals. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten. On to Germany where there’s a guided city walk in Cologne—a 2,000-year-old city known for its gothic architecture.

Sail through the dramatic hine Gorge, the most beautiful view of the Rhine River, and stop in the charming wine town of Rüdesheim.

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Magnificent Europe (Eastbound) 2020
Rivers: Danube River Cruises, Main River Cruises, Rhine River Cruises
Countries: Austria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary, 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 cruise through the Rhine Gorge; special treat; choice of visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum, or cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument in Rüdesheim

Day 5 Main River Village: guided walk

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

Day 7 Volkach: walking tour

Day 8 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall; lecture on board

Day 9 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg: choice of guided tour in Roth, or guided tour in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 10 Regensburg: guided tour

Day 11 Passau—Linz: guided tour in Passau; free time in Linz

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

Day 13 Vienna: guided tour

Day 14 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 15 Budapest (Disembarkation): 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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