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15 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam 2020

15 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam

Magnificent Europe (Westbound) River Cruise (WBA)

Starting from $5,949
Ship(s): Avalon Imagery II, Avalon Impression, Avalon Panorama, Avalon View

River Cruise Description

Enjoy countless thrilling stops along this 15 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam 2020, where you will be immersed in the thrilling culture of Central Europe in a new way as you embark on this incomparable European river cruise excursion. Your Avalon Waterways river cruise journey will begin with three stops in Europe to visit some of this region’s most vibrant capital cities of Budapest in Hungary, Bratislava in Slovakia, and the “City of Music” of Vienna in the country of Austria. A Local Guide will allow for a leisurely experience as he shows you the must-see sites that each city is waiting for you to experience. You will have ample time to explore on your own as well. Experience the infamous Heroes’ Square in the lively city of Budapest and stroll through the charming streets of Bratislava’s Old Town, with its winding curves and incredible bronze sculptures. Stop to rest in a Viennese café for a delightful treat. Cruise along the waters of the incredible Rhine Gorge as you soak in the unforgettable colorful views of the Wachau Valley. Stop to tour the magnificent Benedictine Abbey that resides in Melk and tour the baroque Bishop’s Residenz in the city of Würzburg. Delight in a taste of famous Wachau Valley wines throughout this portion of your journey.

Continue your river cruise through Europe seeing the best of each city. Adventure through charming town like Dürnstein with is white and blue baroque-styled Stiftskirche in Passau, famous for its enchanting and narrow cobblestone roads and its spectacular St. Stephen’s Cathedral. Enjoy the city of Bamberg with its town hall that straddles the rushing waters of the River Regnitz. Delight n guided tours in the historic cities of Nuremberg, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of the most-well preserved historic cities in Germany, boasting its timeless medieval structures. In the enchanting Rhine River Valley town of beautiful Rüdesheim, delight in a peaceful stroll along the cobblestone streets of the Drosselgasse lined with charming shops, restaurants, and busy taverns. Visit the 2,000-year-old city of Cologne, Germany, which straddles both sides of the Rhine River and lined with gorgeous gothic architecture. Here, go for a peaceful guided walk to experience the sight of its famous twin-spiraled cathedral. Close your European river cruise adventure with a stop to experience the energy and lively atmosphere of Holland’s capital of Amsterdam. Enjoy the gems of this 700-year-old city from an unforgettable perspective as you sail along the elegant Grachten by way of canal cruise. This 15 day Avalon river cruise from Budapest to Amsterdam 2020 is truly a unique experience that will give you a taste of European culture that you will remember for a lifetime.

River Cruise Promos

FREE AIR + $500 Off per couple

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.

Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit and the $250pp land promo. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFYFY

FLY FREE AIR from Select US cities

*Book a select 2020 Avalon Waterways Europe river cruise to receive free round-trip economy class trans-Atlantic air from ATL, BOS, BWI, CHS, CLE, CLT, DEN, DFW, DTW, EWR, IAD, IAH, JFK, LAX, MCI, MIA, MCO, MSP, OKC, ORD, PDX, PHL, PHX, PIT, RDU, SAN, SEA, SFO, SLC, STL, TPA. Other gateway cities available from $200 to $1,075/person additional (inclusive of taxes/fees). Free air offer is based on lowest-priced economy class Flex airfare available for booking at time of reservation and scheduled to coincide with cruise itinerary; pre-assigned airline seats are limited and may not be available on all air segments. Alternate schedules may be available at an additional cost.
 Quotes available online or by calling a Travel Professional. Limited to new bookings for US originating travelers and economy class Flex air tickets; must be booked & under deposit between May 1, 2019 - March 9, 2020. A $550 non-refundable deposit is due at time of booking. Offer does not apply to instant purchase air, Group Air (groups of 10 or more) and group air contracts. Offer is combinable only with the Welcome Back Credit. Promotional discounts do not carry forward on voluntarily changed air bookings; other promotions at time of change may be available. Once ticketed, air reservations subject to change/cancellation penalties of between $300 per ticket and 100% of ticket value. Changes to ticketed air reservations (including itineraries involving free round-trip trans-Atlantic air) also subject to airfare differentials between originally ticketed air itinerary and re-ticketed air itinerary. Additional airline baggage fees may apply; visit www.iflybags.com for details. Air schedules are available approximately 330 days prior to return travel date. Flight schedules, routings and air carriers are at the discretion of Globus family of brands. Additional restrictions apply; see Travel Terms for details. Air tickets are non-commissionable. Offer is capacity controlled and may be withdrawn at any time. Offer available from participating GFOB offices only. CST#2017032-20. PRMYFX
(Promotion price shown is per person, double occupancy.)
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Avalon Choice

Avalon has designed included activities with a choice of experiences. We invite you to select the tours, activities, and events that interest you most, so you can experience your cruise your way. There are 3 types of included shore excursion on every Europe cruise:

Classic
Your local expert is ready to guide you through the history and heritage of local destinations. You’ll marvel at the legends, lore, and spectacular architecture of iconic and historic sites.
Discovery
We’ve found inspiring and interactive activities to speak to your interests — from cooking classes, to painting workshops — to immerse yourself in each culture you explore.
Active
Embark on energetic excursions to keep you in motion and on the go — from a guided jogging tour of Amsterdam, to biking, paddling, and hiking your way through scenic locales.
  • Plus independent exploration options and use of Avalon's exclusive AvalonGO APP.

River Cruise Itinerary

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Day 1 Budapest, Hungary (Embarkation)

Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding

Flights into Budapest must arrive by 3:30pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5pm. Meet your crew at an evening welcome reception.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Budapest

The Pearl of the Danube in the Heart of Europe
Classic
Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, including the iconic Heroes’ Square.

Explore Budapest on your own this afternoon. Be sure to try a slice of cream cake in one of the many cafés. Consider a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Bratislava, Slovakia

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture
Classic
Join a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Old Town’s cobblestone streets to Town Hall. Visit the gothic halls of St. Martin’s Cathedral—Hungary’s centuries-old coronation church, OR:
Active
Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike to lofty Bratislava Castle.

During your free time, consider taking a bicycle from the ship to explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Vienna, Austria

Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture
Classic
Venture into the Habsburg Empire with a morning 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.

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—the Habsburg empire summer home for 300 years. Take a tram to Austria’s Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Dürnstein–Wachau Valley

Fairytale Castles, Kings, and Cobblestones
Classic
Join a Guided Walk, and hear the legendary tale of King Richard the Lionheart—who was imprisoned in the castle above the village during the Crusades, OR:
Active
Take a Guided Hike up to the castle ruins to take in the spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.

Later, stretch out on the Sky Deck as you sail through the Wachau Valley past vineyards, castles, and charming villages on your way to Melk.

Melk
Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of the frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ of Melk’s Benedictine Abbey.
Discovery
Later, enjoy a Wine Tasting on board as you prepare to sail to Passau.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Passau, Germany

The Three Rivers of Medieval Passau
Classic
Join an afternoon Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

Alternatively, you may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg, the city of Mozart, or a full day Guided Optional Excursion to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Regensburg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
Classic
Join a Guided City Walk and see the Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria—built in 179 AD as the entrance to Castra Regina fortress.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg or spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Roth.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons
Discovery
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.
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;
Classic
Choose a Guided Tour of Nuremberg’s medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR;
Classic
Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 9 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Classic
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the former home to imperial dynasties, and see its Romanesque cathedral, Old Town Hall, and seven hills crowned with churches.
Discovery
Attend an onboard lecture to learn about European history and culture.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 Würzburg

A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road
Classic
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

Join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian town of Rothenburg. You’ll see the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists. Or, opt to spend your free time exploring the city or enjoying a local winery. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment.

Day 11 Main River Village Experience

Hidden Gems and Bavarian Beauty of the Main River Village
Classic
Join a Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village.

Spend free time riding a bike through the beautiful villages on the Main river shores. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you cruise to Rüdesheim.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge–Boppard

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Discovery
Later, based on your departure, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Discovery
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
Active
Take a Guided Hike through the vineyards with your Adventure Host, and enjoy the view with a cable car ride back down.

This afternoon cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei—where mythological siren lured ill-fated sailors to shore.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Cologne

Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland
Classic
Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne—explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral, OR:
Discovery
Join a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne’s important Jewish heritage sites.

Be sure to try a Kölsch pale lager, locally brewed in Cologne for more than a hundred years!

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Amsterdam, Holland

Colorful Canals of Amsterdam
Classic
Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam’s “Golden Age.”

In the afternoon consider joinging an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or choose an Optional City Biking Tour to discover the countryside. You might also consider a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Explore the colorful cafés, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Amsterdam (Disembarkation)

While your Central Europe vacation ends with breakfast this morning, take note of the many wonderful memories you will carry with you for the rest of your life. And the colorful photos you took during your cruise will be important reminders of your fabulous vacation.

(Breakfast)

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