Sit back and relax as you'll take the Europe river cruise vacation wherein you will travel along the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube Rivers. See the rock of the Lorelei and ancient castles standing majestically on cliffs as you go along the Rhine Gorge, which is known as the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River. Never miss the opportunity to see the beauty of Bishop’s Residenz in Würzburg and marvel at medieval Bamberg. Create beautiful memories as you enjoy this river cruise from Remich to Budapest.
Explore the beauty of Roman Trier and see the Porta Niagra
Enjoy the breathtaking views through the Rhine Gorge and visit the museum
Take a guided sightseeing tour of Würzburg and visit the Old Main Bridge
Be amazed at the architectures of Bavarian town of Roth
Never miss the breathtaking wiews of the Wachau Valley
Active: Join your Avalon Adventure Host for an early morning jog on the banks of the Moselle River in beautiful wine country.
Classic: Take a guided sightseeing tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dated from 144-152 AD. Starting from Porta Nigra walk through the city center OR join a history-focused Roman Trier guided tour to learn more about the history of Roman civilization in this Moselle River city, and visit the ruins of a 20,000-seat amphitheater, and imperial baths.
This afternoon, take a guided optional excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.
Later, enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel.
Start the day with a morning stretch with the Avalon Adventure Host, and dock in Roth for a day of fascinating excursions.
Classic: Enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the Bavarian town of Roth—with its half-timbered houses, market square, and 1535 hunting lodge Schloss Ratibor OR choose a guided tour of Nuremberg—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle OR take a guided tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.
Discover: Enjoy an onboard lecture about the Main-Danube Canal—linking these two rivers to make a vital connection enabling navigation between the North and Black seas.Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.
Classic: Join a guided city walk through Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”
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 your ship in Linz after your selected full-day excursion.
Enjoy some free time 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.
Classic: Venture into the Habsburg empire this morning on a guided city tour of Vienna’s gilded landmarks. See the Imperial Palace complex—the winter residence of the Imperial Family, the historic Vienna Opera House, and stunning St. Stephen’s Cathedral.
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. You may also decide to borrow a bike from the ship to explore the streets and squares of Vienna or ride along the banks of the Danube at your leisure.
Later, relax on board with live entertainment as you sail 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 designedincluded activitieswith 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
Beyond expectations! Then again we weren't sure what to expect. Lovely stay at the lodge, met other like-minded travelers (many had their trips planned by Adventure Life) and the owner was a gracious hostess. It felt like you were one happy family, visiting with a favorite aunt.