Avalon Waterways
Avalon Artistry II

Amazing views on the Danube, Main, and Rhine rivers await on your European cruise. Embark in Budapest and sail to Vienna—the City of Music—for a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace, the world-famous opera house, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Sail to Dürnstein to walk in the steps of Richard the Lionheart or choose guided hike to his castle prison. Explore the magnificent Benedictine Abbey above Melk, and enjoy an onboard wine tasting of Wachau Valley vintages.

Cruise to Passau to tour Germany’s “City of Three Rivers.” Visit the Bavarian townof Regensburg and join us for a beer tasting on board.

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Magnificent Rivers Of Europe (Westbound) 2020
Countries: Austria, Germany, Holland (Netherlands), Hungary
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Tour Highlights

Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome reception

Day 2 Budapest–Vienna: scenic sailing, pass through Bratislava

Day 3 Vienna: guided tour

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 walk; beer tasting on board

Day 7 Nuremberg: lecture on board; choice of guided sightseeing in Nuremberg or Roth, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tour

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

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

Day 10 Volkach–Kitzingen: guided tours

Day 11 Würzburg: guided sightseeing, visit the Bishop’s Residenz

Day 12 Main river village: guided tour

Day 13 Mainz. Excursion to Heidelberg: guided tour of Heidelberg, see the Great Vat

Day 14 Rüdesheim–Koblenz: special treat; visit Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum or guided hike in Rüdesheim; free time in Koblenz

Day 15 Cologne: choice of Cologne highlights walking tour, or Jewish Heritage walking tour

Day 16 Amsterdam: canal cruise

Day 17 Amsterdam (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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