- Tour Highlights
- ~ Luxurious accommodations in category booked
- ~ All meals on board including sparkling wine with breakfast; wine, beer, and soft drinks at lunch and dinner
- ~ Daily sightseeing with headsets and expert local guides
- ~ Onboard entertainment
- ~ Wi-Fi throughout the ship
- ~ International air ticket
- ~ Safety net protection
- ~ Airport transfer
Happiness flows with Avalon Waterways. Cruise on Suite Ships with the widest stateroom views from your window-facing bed. Relaxed luxury flows throughout the ship in every detail plus personalize with Classic, Active, and Discovery excursions. Cruise Critic named Avalon’s staterooms the best in the business, and yes, we’re blushing a bit. But it’s only because we’ve taken such pride in bringing you river cruising’s only Open-Air BalconySM stateroom design, featuring beds with a view. Rest easy (literally) as you enjoy bigger views, more space and 24/7 access to open-air cruising. With Avalon, the award-winning views are as wide open as the possibilities.
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- Day 2
- Day 3
- Day 4
- Day 5: MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
- Day 6
- Day 7
- Day 8
- Day 9
- Day 10
- Day 11
- Day 12
- Day 13
- Day 14
- Day 15
ARRIVE AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (EMBARKATION)
Welcome to Holland. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding . Flights into Amsterdam must arrive by 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. During tulip season, you may take a Guided Optional Excursion to the gardens at Keukenhof-with more than seven million tulips, daffodils and hyacinths as well as other bulbs, planted each year. Outside of tulip season, consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to Zaanse Schans to see historic windmills and charming Dutch houses. Spend free time exploring the colourful streets, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam-with its many cafes and art galleries.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM
CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." This afternoon choose among the Guided Optional Excursions available.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO COLOGNE
ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host, OR:
DISCOVERY - Join a Guided Jewish heritage Walking Tour of Cologne, OR;
CLASSIC - Take a Guided City Walk of Cologne. This evening, enjoy live entertainment on board your ship.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM
RHINE GORGE – RUDESHEIM
This morning cruise through the dramatic Rhine Gorge and see the famous rock of the Lorelei.
ACTIVE - Take an open-air cable car ride to the Niederwald Monument. Ride or walk back down through the vineyards; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat, OR:
DISCOVERY - Tour the incredible Mechanical Music Museum for a one-of-a-kind instrumental experience; based on your departure enjoy a local special treat. Later, local musicians will join us on board for live entertainment.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
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.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO WURZBURG
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz. Enjoy the city on your own or visit a local winery.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN WURZBURG
You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to Rothenburg. Sail to Volkach and get ready for your afternoon activity.
ACTIVE - Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Walking Tour of Volkach.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG
ACTIVE - Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Walking Tour and see the Old Town Hall. Later, enjoy live entertainment performance while sailing this evening.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH
ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
ACTIVE - Explore Roth's Lauter valley with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Roth, OR:
CLASSIC - Choose a Guided Tour in Nuremberg, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided Tour of the historic Nuremberg Rally Grounds.
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.
AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG
ACTIVE - Explore Walhalla by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk and see Altes Rathaus (Old Town Hall) and Porta Pretoria. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to visit the Benedictine Monastery in Weltenburg. Alternatively, spend a free afternoon exploring Regensburg on foot or by bike through its charming streets.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU
PASSAU – LINZ, AUSTRIA
CLASSIC - Join a Guided City Walk to learn more about this beautiful "City of Three Rivers." You may join a full day Guided Optional Excursion to Salzburg or a full-day Guided Optional Excursion to Cesky Krumlov. Alternatively, cruise to the lovely town of Linz. This evening, feel free to explore Linz on your own. Later, enjoy live entertainment on board.
OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MELK
MELK – WACHAU VALLEY – VIENNA
ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Morning Hike through Melk's beautiful countryside, OR:
CLASSIC - Take a Guided Tour of Melk's Benedictine Abbey. Enjoy a coffee or cocktail on the Sky Deck as you sail through the picturesque Wachau Valley to wonderful Vienna this afternoon. Consider joining a Guided Optional Excursion to attend a Royal Waltz Concert in an elegant hall this evening.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN VIENNA
ACTIVE - Explore Vienna's Danube Island by bike with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Explore the Habsburg Empire with a morning Guided City Tour of Vienna's gilded landmarks. Join a Guided Optional Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace or choose a Guided Optional Excursion to Bratislava. Consider a tram ride to Vienna's Prater amusement park or to one of the many museums nearby. Later, enjoy live entertainment as you sail to Budapest.
EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BUDAPEST
ACTIVE - Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR:
CLASSIC - Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing tour of Budapest, including the iconic Heroes' Square. This afternoon choose among a wide offer of Optional Guided Excursions or enjoy Budapest on your own. Indulge in a piece of cream cake in one of the many cafes. Consider a scenic hike above the Danube.
OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST
DEPART BUDAPEST (DISEMBARKATION)
Your cruise ends with breakfast this morning.
~ Amsterdam Canal cruise
~ Rhine Gorge