Magnificent Rivers Of Europe (Eastbound) 2020
Countries:
Austria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary
Embark:
Disembark:
Ship:
Avalon Artistry II
Your cruise through Germany begins in Amsterdam with a canal cruise on its iconic waterways. More magnificent views await as you sail to the dynamic city of Cologne—with its signature gothic cathedral and soaring twin steeples. Take a guided tour of the city or choose a walking tour of Cologne’s historical Jewish sites. Take in the peaceful charm of Boppard, sail through the stunning Rhine Gorge to Rüdesheim in the Rhine Valley’s wine country. Join a hike up the vineyard hills with a cable-car ride back down, or enjoy a coffee or wine tasting on board. In Mainz, take a guided excursion to magnificent Heidelberg Castle—and the world’s biggest barrel of wine. Visit a Bavarian Main River Villag, then cruise to Würzburg—the “Pearl of the Romantic Road.
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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–Rüdesheim: free time in Boppard; special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim

Day 5 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 6 Main river village: guided walk

Day 7 Würzburg: guided tour, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 8 Kitzingen—Volkach: guided tours; beer tasting on board

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 Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour; lecture on board

Day 12 Regensburg: guided walk; beer tasting on board

Day 13 Passau: guided walk

Day 14 Melk–Wachau Valley–Vienna: guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk, or morning hike; scenic cruising through the Wachau Valley; free time in Vienna

Day 15 Vienna: guided sightseeing

Day 16 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ Square

Day 17 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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