Board your Avalon Suite Ship® in Budapest and enjoy an overnight sailing to Vienna. Then cruise from Austria to Germany as you sail to Passau, then the Bavarian city of Regensburg to see the 12th-century Old Town Hall. Your Germany vacation continues as you cruise to Nuremberg, where you can choose from two guided excursions—classic city sightseeing, or a tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds of WWII notoriety. Your picturesque European river cruise continues to Nuremberg from where you will join a full day excursion to Munich. Sail to Frankfurt for your choice of two included guided tours, and on to Rüdesheim and through the magnificent Rhine Gorge. Your European river cruise takes you to the splendid Strasbourg, France, with its gothic cathedral towering above its stained-glass and murals, before cruising to the beautiful Breisach, Germany—gateway to the magical Black Forest. Enjoy a day of storybook surroundings, sumptuous bakery specialties (such as Black Forest Cake), and a glimpse into authentic Bavarian life through the generations. Your river cruise on the Danube, Rhine, and Main Rivers comes to an end in Basel, Switzerland, but your memories of this tremendous adventure through many of Europe’s most beautiful destinations will last a lifetime.
Day 1 Budapest (Embarkation): onboard welcome receptionDay 2 Budapest—Vienna: cruisingDay 3 Vienna: guided sightseeingDay 4 Dürnstein—Wachau Valley—Melk: choice of guided tour, or hike up to the castle ruins in Dürnstein; scenic cruise through the Wachau Valley; guided tour of the Benedictine Abbey in Melk; wine tasting on boardDay 5 Passau: guided walkDay 6 Regensburg: guided walk beer tasting on boardDay 7 Nuremberg: choice of guided sightseeing, or Nuremberg Rally Grounds tourDay 8 Nuremberg. Excursion to Munich: full day guided tour in MunichDay 9 Bamberg: guided tour, see the Old Town Hall Day 10 Würzburg: guided tour, visit to the Bishop’s Residenz Day 11 Main River Village: guided tourDay 12 Frankfurt: choice of guided tour in Frankfurt, or guided tour in SeligenstadtDay 13 Boppard–Rhine Gorge—Rüdesheim: time at leisure in Boppard; cruise through the Rhine Gorge; visit to Siegfried’s Mechanical Musical Instrument Museum in Rüdesheim; special treat Day 14 Strasbourg: guided tour, visit to La Petite France district and the gothic cathedralDay 15 Breisach. Excursion to Black Forest: choice of excursion to Black Forest, or guided tour in ColmarDay 16 Basel (DISEMBARKATION): your vacation ends this morning
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.