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15 Day Avalon River Cruise from Remich to Budapest 2020

Avalon River Cruise from Remich to Budapest

Jewels of Central Europe (Eastbound) River Cruise (WRB)

Starting from $7,046
Ship(s): Avalon Imagery II

River Cruise Description

During this incredible European river cruise trip, you will cruise along the waters of the Moselle, Rhine, Main, and Danube rivers. This 15 day Avalon river cruise from Remich to Budapest 2020 vacation will allow you to see beautiful, culture-rich cities throughout Europe. Board your Avalon river cruise vessel to sail the spanning and serene curves of the Moselle River Valley, known for its charming views.

First, take a tour of Trier, Germany, thought to be even older than the great empire of Rome, as many remnants such as the incredible Imperial baths are still standing. The enchanting wine village of Bernkastel will intrigue you with its narrow roads and half-timbered homes from the Middle Ages that still stand today. Continue your 2020 Europe river cruise adventure on through the dramatic and picturesque Rhine Gorge, known to be the most stunning stretch of the Rhine River. Get a chance to visit the famous rock of the Lorelei along with the ancient castles that still stand as a stronghold 400 feet above the water along the cliffs. Tour the incredible Bishop’s Residenz in the lovely area of Würzburg and gaze in awe at medieval Bamberg, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Delight in a guided tour of the historic city of Nuremburg along with a journey to Bavaria’s capital of Munich. Along your Danube river journey, stop to visit one of Europe’s most well-preserved medieval cities—Regensburg, Germany—where you will get the chance to get a taste of some of Germany’s incredibly famous beers! Stop in Passau and adore the charm of its narrow and winding cobblestone streets, along with Melk’s outstanding 11th-century Benedictine Abbey, prior to arriving in the “City of Music” –Vienna—that was the inspiration to the brilliance of Beethoven, Mozart, and Strauss.

Enjoy an endless amount of opportunities to be captivated by the surrounding sights on this unforgettable European river cruise. End your trip with a final stop in the lively city of Budapest. A local expert guide will take you to experience the famous must-see spots. You will be left with vibrant and enchanting memories from this 15 day Avalon river cruise from Remich to Budapest 2020 vacation for years to come.

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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 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
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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 Remich, Luxembourg (Embarkation)

Welcome to Luxembourg! Your Suite Ship® is Ready for Boarding.

Welcome to Luxembourg, where your river cruise ship is docked on the Moselle River awaiting your arrival. Be sure your flight arrives by 3pm. Guests must be on board the ship by 5pm. Before dinner, meet your crew at a casual welcome reception. The Moselle River is some 312 miles long, rising in the Vosges Mountains of northeastern France and entering Germany at Trier. The day is yours to explore Remich—the Pearl of the Moselle—with panoramic views of surrounding forests and vineyards. Enjoy dinner on board and an evening cruise to Grevenmacher.

(Dinner)

Day 2 Grevenmacher. Excursion to Trier, Germany

Ancient Worlds, Old World Charm, and World-Class Wine
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:
Classic
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.

In the afternoon you may opt to take a Guided Optional Excursion to Luxembourg City with its dramatic views, ancient ruins, and modern architecture. IN the evening, you’ll enjoy live entertainment on board while cruising to Bernkastel.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 3 Bernkastel

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

You may want to spend some time this afternoon biking through the Renaissance-style village, or visiting a café to sample Apfelkuchen or other wonderful German desserts.

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

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 4 Rhine Gorge–Rüdesheim

Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country.

This morning, sail through the sensational RHINE GORGE, considered the most beautiful stretch of the Rhine River.

Discovery
Based on your departure date, 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 an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 5 Main River Village

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

‘(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 6 Würzburg

A Pearl of a Day on the Romantic Road
Classic
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.

Then, there’s time for you to relax, do some shopping, or visit a local winery. Later, have fun with onboard entertainment after dinner.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 7 Bamberg

One Thousand Years of History in the City of Seven Hills
Discovery
Attend an onboard Lecture to learn about European history and culture.
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.

In the afternoon, enjoy your free time by taking a stroll through this fascinating city.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich

A King’s Palace and Town Halls in Modern Munich
Classic
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 Roth. Excursion to Nuremberg

Living Heritage and History Lessons
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—with its medieval architecture, gilded fountain, gothic cathedral, and Kaiserburg Castle, OR:
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds—used by the Third Reich.
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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 10 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.

You might choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg.  Spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.

Discovery
Later, indulge in a Beer Tasting on board.

This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise toward Passau.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 11 Passau

Go for Baroque in Passau–Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet

Classic
Join a Guided City Walk through Passau to learn more about this beautiful “City of Three Rivers.”

Or, you may opt to join a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg—the city of Mozart—or to the picturesque Bohemian town of Cesky Krumlov.  You’ll sail to Linz this afternoon, or if you selected the all-day excursion, you’ll join your ship in Linz in time for dinner.

Linz
The Linzer Torte and a Legendary Love of Art and Music

Enjoy some free time to linger in Linz this evening. 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 12 Melk–Wachau Valley

Striking Frescoes and Breathtaking Views of the Wachau Valley
Classic
Take a Guided Tour of Melk’s magnificent Benedictine Abbey to marvel at its frescoed ceilings, statues, incredible library, and ornate pipe organ, OR:
Active
Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Guided Hike through Melk’s beautiful countryside.

Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to Vienna.

Vienna
Vienna Waltzes and the Beautiful Blue Danube

This evening, you may choose to attend an Optional Excursion to a Royal Waltz Concert for an unforgettable evening of music in an elegant hall.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 13 Vienna

Royal Collections, and Amusing Attractions
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.

You might opt to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schönbrunn Palace—a Habsburg Empire summer home for 300 years. This afternoon, enjoy some free time and perhaps 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 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.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 14 Budapest, Hungary

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

Enjoy Budapest’s famed thermal baths during your free time today. You can also take a scenic hike in the hills above the Danube. Why not  explore the city’s cafés, pubs, and nightlife at your leisure.

(Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Day 15 Budapest (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 photographs you took during your river cruise will be long-lasting reminders of your fabulous trip.

(Breakfast)

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