Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest after enjoying two nights in the “Pearl of the Danube.” Your Danube River trip embarks with an overnight cruise to Vienna, and cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. Your Germany vacation continues as you cruise to Nuremberg, where you can choose from two guided excursions—classic city sightseeing, or a tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII notoriety. Your picturesque European river cruise continue to Nuremberg from where you will join a full day excursion to Munich. Sail to Frankfurt for your choice of two included guided tours, and on to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise takes you to the splendid Strasbourg, France, with its gothic cathedral towering above its stained-glass and murals, before cruising to the beautiful Breisach, Germany—gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into authentic Bavarian life through the generations. Your river cruise on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers comes to an end in Basel, Switzerland, but your memories of this tremendous adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations will last a lifetime.
Day 1 Budapest: welcome to Budapest! Day 2 Budapest: guided tour, see Heroes’ SquareDay 3 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 4 Budapest—Vienna: cruisingDay 5 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 6 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 boardDay 7 Passau: guided walkDay 8 Regensburg: guided walk beer tasting on boardDay 9 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 10 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full day guided tour in MunichDay 11 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall Day 12 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s ResidenzDay 13 Main River Village: guided tourDay 14 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in SeligenstadtDay 15 Boppard—Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: time at leisure in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat Day 16 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 17 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 18 Basel (DISEMBARKATION): your 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.