Board the Avalon Imagery II and visit this thousand-year-old city of Nuremberg with a local. Sail toward Regensburg and enjoy the many buildings recognized as having historic interest, including Porta Pretoria, the gates to an ancient Roman fort built in 179 AD. Here, follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz Museum. Passau is known for its narrow winding streets lined with Patrician houses and the magnificent Italian baroque St. Stephen’s Cathedral. In Melk, visit Austria’s majestic Benedictine Abbey. This European river cruise vacation continues in the Hungarian capital of Budapest.
Visit the Altes Rathaus and Porta Pretoria in Regensburg
Join the the tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks such as the Imperial Palace
Marvel at the Benedictine Abbey on a tour in Melk
Join a sightseeing tour of Budapest's iconic Heroes’ Square
strong>Classic: Join a guided city walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.
Follow the traces of the oldest Jewish community in Southern Germany and visit the Document Neupfarrplatz Museum. Also, choose to join a guided optional excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.
This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as the ship cruises toward Passau.
strong>Classic: Join a guided city walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.
Alternatively, join a full-day guided optional excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.
Sail to Linz this afternoon or join the ship after a selected full-day excursion.
Enjoy a free afternoon to linger in Linz. Take a bicycle from the ship and cycle along the Danube, or follow one of Linz’s many nature trails for a bird’s-eye view of the city and river below.
Ask about today’s energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
Classic: Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks and discover its Jewish history, which goes back over 800 years.
Join a guided optional excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years.
This afternoon, enjoy free time to take a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. Also have the choice to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna, or ride along the banks of the Danube at leisure.
Later, relax on board with live entertainment as the ship sails to Budapest.
Daily four-course a la carte dinner in the Panorama Dining Room with choice of appetizers, soups, salads, entrees, and desserts. Includes selections of regional recipes, Western dishes, and vegetarian options.
Enjoy a tasting menu with a view in the Panorama Bistro - a less formal "sit-down" atmosphere while lingering over several satisfying selections
Captain’s welcome & farewell receptions and dinners with sparkling wine and canapés
Panorama Lounge featuring premium spirits and Avalon specialty cocktails, along with local entertainment special guests
Cocktails available on the Sky Deck
Fresh fruit available throughout the day
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.
Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences.
Initial deposit is $450, and most travelers will call our office and pay the deposit with a credit card.
Final payment is due 100 days prior to departure by check, money order, Visa, MasterCard, Discover/Novus, and American Express. All final payments by credit card may be subject to a surcharge and maximum of $20,000 charge
The trip might have been the absolute best of our lifetime (thus far). We particularly want to commend our guide Peter in the Guilin area-he was so incredibly attentive, energetic, enthusiastic-and absolutely dedicated to ensuring that our meals were 100% vegetarian.