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15 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Remich 2020

15 Day Avalon River Cruise from Budapest to Remich

Jewels of Central Europe (Westbound) River Cruise (WBR)

Starting from $6,946
Ship(s): Avalon Artistry II, Avalon Tranquility II

River Cruise Description

On your 15 Day Avalon River Cruise From Budapest to Remich 2020, you will sail along the Danube, Main, Rhine, and Moselle Rivers on this European river cruise vacation. Board your vessel in fabulous Budapest, Hungary, then explore some of Austria and Germany’s most intriguing cities before your cruise comes to a close in Luxembourg. Starting in Budapest, you’ll sail past the majestic Parliament Building on the Danube River, to the elegant Vienna capital of Austria.

In the quaint village of Dürnstein, in the heart of the Wachau Valley, you’ll enjoy a guided walk and visit to Melk’s beautiful Benedictine Abbey. On your European river cruise, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the historic German towns of Passau, Regensburg, and Nuremberg, and take an excursion to Munich, the capital of Bavaria.

On the banks of the Main River, you’ll find small charming villages tucked away behind defensive walls and tall towered gates. These striking Bavarian villages are a photographer’s dream. Visit Würzburg and the remarkable Bishop’s Residenz, then cruise into the Rhine River and stop in Rüdesheim—a classic Rhine Valley town.

Later on your 15 Day Avalon River Cruise From Budapest to Remich 2020, sail the wide, serene curves of the Moselle River Valley, famous for its scenic views, and arrive in the delightful wine village of Bernkastel surrounded by Germany’s largest stretch of vineyards.

Before you leave on your European river cruise, you’ll be introduced to some of the decadent and famous Moselle wines. In Trier, Germany, which is believed to be even older than Rome—having been occupied over a thousand years prior to the arrival of the Romans—a Local Guide will take you through the sights, including the incredible Porta Nigra, the only fortified gate from the original Roman settlement that still stands today. Your final stop on your 15 Day Avalon River Cruise From Budapest to Remich 2020 will disembark from your river cruise vessel in Luxembourg and take home many long-lasting memories of this fabulous European river cruise!

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*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 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
(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:

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.
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.
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

Welcome to Budapest, Hungary’s bustling capital spanning the banks of the blue Danube River. Flights into Budapest must arrive by 2 pm.
Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. Enjoy exploring Budapest at your leisure. Be sure to visit the many cafés and confections.


Day 2 Vienna, Austria

Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

You’ll want to get a good start to your day by participating in a Morning Stretch with your Avalon Adventure Host. Relax as your sail the Danube, which shares dozens of miles with Hungary and Slovakia. Sit on the Sky Deck with a cup of coffee to view the rolling landscape and red-rooftops of the Slovakian capital of Bratislava come into view.  This evening in Vienna, consider joining an Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Vienna

Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions
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

Consider taking a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. Enjoy free time in the afternoon by taking a tram to visit Austria’s Prater amusement park or one of the many museums nearby. You might like 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. Tonight you’ll be treated to live entertainment on board

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Dürnstein

Fairytale Castles, Kings, Cobblestones of Delightful Dürnstein
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:
Join a Hike up to the castle ruins with your Adventure Host for a spectacular view of the village, Danube, and the Wachau Valley below.
Ornate Architecture and Scenic Splendors
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ.
Enjoy the flavors of the Wachau Valley with a Wine Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Passau, Germany

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet
Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers”.

Or consider joining a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov. You’ll meet your Avalon ship back in Passau after your full-day selected excursion.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Regensburg

Magical Regensburg—Bavaria’s Medieval Miracle
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.

Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.  Explore Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets in the afternoon.

Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons
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.
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 Sightseeing 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich

A King’s Palace and Town Halls in Modern Munich
Take a full-day Guided Tour of the highlights of fascinating Munich. See Nymphenburg Palace—a former residence of German monarchs, along with the old and new Town Halls of Marienplatz.

(Breakfast, Dinner)

Day 9 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
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.
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
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Würzburg—”Pearl of the Romantic Road”— with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop’s Residenz—with the largest known ceiling fresco.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Main River Village Experience

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

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Rüdesheim–Rhine Gorge

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country
Based on your departure date, enjoy either a Coffee Tasting or a Wine Tasting.
Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience, OR:
Take an open-air Cable Car Ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

Kick back on the Sky Deck this afternoon as you sail through the beautiful Rhine Gorge.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Bernkastel

Gracious German Vineyards of the Moselle Valley
Take a Guided Walking Tour of the charming wine village of Bernkastel—with its medieval marketplace and 17th-century half-timbered houses, OR:
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike to nearby castle ruins.

In the afternoon you’ll have time at your leisure to explore, perhaps biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

Join a Wine Tasting to experience the tradition of legendary German wine making.

After dinner you’ll be treated to live entertainment on board while sailing.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Remich, Luxembourg. Excursion to Trier

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Trier—Germany’s oldest city with ancient Roman remnants dating 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.

Consider taking a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City—with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture in its deep gorge terrain.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Remich (Disembarkation)

While your Jewels of 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. Flights should not leave Luxembourg City airport before 8 am.


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