Avalon Waterways
Avalon Tranquility II

From Budapest to Amsterdam, 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.

Your river cruise adventure begins with visits to three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest, Hungary; Bratislava, Slovakia; and Vienna, Austria. A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. See the famous Heroes’ Square in Budapest, stroll through Bratislava’s Old Town with its winding streets and bronze sculptures, and stop in a classc Viennese café for a decadent treat.

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Magnificent Europe – Westbound 2019
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 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 3 Bratislava: guided sightseeing, visit St. Martin’s Cathedral

Day 4 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 5 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley–Melk: choice of guided walk,, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting

Day 6 Passau: guided walk

Day 7 Regensburg: guided walk;

Day 8 Roth–Nuremberg Excursion: choice of guided sightseeing of Roth; or guided sightseeing in Nuremberg, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

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

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; special treat; cruise through the Rhine Gorge

Day 13 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 14 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation): 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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