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Avalon Magnificent River Cruise Budapest to Amsterdam

From Budapest to Amsterdam, and in many exciting stops along the way, you’ll be immersed in the culture of Central Europe in a unique way on this timeless European river cruise holiday. You’ll begin by visiting three of Europe’s vibrant capital cities: Budapest (Hungary), Bratislava (Slovakia), and Vienna (Austria). A Local Guide will show you the must-see sites in each city and you’ll have plenty of time to explore on your own. Enjoy guided tours in historic Nuremberg, Volkach, Würzburg, and Regensburg—one of Germany’s best-preserved medieval cities. This European river cruise would not be complete without a visit to Holland’s lively capital of Amsterdam. See the treasures of this 700-year-old city from a unique perspective—on a canal cruise along the elegant grachten.

Itinerary

  • DAY 1: BUDAPEST, HUNGARY (EMBARKATION)
  • Welcome to Hungary. Your Suite Ship is Ready for Boarding. Flights into Budapest must arrive by
  • 3:30 pm. Guests must be on board ship by 5 pm. The day is yours to relax and enjoy the city with
  • time for photographs, cafes, and confections. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN BUDAPEST (D)
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  • DAY 2: BUDAPEST
  • The Pearl of the Danube Visit the Adventure centre for today's activities with your Adventure Host.
  • ACTIVE - Hike up to a magnificent viewpoint in Budapest with your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC -
  • Enjoy a Guided City Sightseeing, 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 CRUISE
  • TO BRATISLAVA (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 3: BRATISLAVA, SLOVAKIA
  • Castles, Vineyards, and Cosmopolitan Culture ACTIVE - Follow your Avalon Adventure Host on a hike
  • to lofty Bratislava Castle, OR: CLASSIC - Join a Guided Walking 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. Alternatively, in your free time take a bicycle and a picnic from the ship to
  • explore the local sights along the Danube. Later, enjoy live entertainment onboard. OVERNIGHT
  • CRUISE TO VIENNA (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 4: VIENNA, AUSTRIA
  • Royal Collections and Amusing Attractions 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. See the Imperial Palace complex-the winter residence of the Imperial
  • Family, the iconic Vienna Opera House and stunning St. Stephen's Cathedral. Join a Guided Optional
  • Excursion to Schonbrunn Palace-summer home of the Habsburg empire. Consider a tram ride to
  • Vienna'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. OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO
  • DURNSTEIN (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 5: DURNSTEIN-WACHAU VALLEY
  • A King's Ransom and Castle Ruins 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, OR: 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. 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: Frescoes
  • Above and Vineyards Below ACTIVE - Join your Avalon Adventure Host for a Hike through Melk's
  • beautiful countryside, OR: 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO PASSAU (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 6: PASSAU, GERMANY
  • Where the Danube, Inn, and Ilz Rivers Meet 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. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO REGENSBURG (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 7: REGENSBURG
  • Bavaria's Medieval Miracle 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-built in 179 AD as
  • the entrance to Castra Regina fortress. You may 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. This evening, enjoy live entertainment after dinner as you cruise
  • toward Roth. EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO ROTH (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 8: ROTH. EXCURSION TO NUREMBERG
  • Legends 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. Tonight, relax onboard with live entertainment as you sail to Bamberg.
  • EVENING/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO BAMBERG (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 9: BAMBERG
  • The City of Seven Hills. ACTIVE - Your bike is ready! Hop on and bike along the canals in Bamberg
  • with your Adventure Host, OR: 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.
  • AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO VOLKACH (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 10: VOLKACH
  • Storybook Settings ACTIVE - Bike along the Main Danube Canal with your Adventure Host, OR:
  • CLASSIC - Join a Walking Tour of the quaint town of Volkach with its half-timbered houses and
  • cobblestoned streets. You may choose to join a Guided Optional Excursion to the beautiful Bavarian
  • town of Rothenburg. See the local sights and enjoy the fairytale atmosphere that has inspired artists.
  • Alternatively, enjoy a relaxing afternoon while cruising to Kitzingen. OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN
  • KITZINGEN (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 11: WURZBURG
  • A Perfect Day in the Pearl of the Romantic Road ACTIVE - Enjoy an easy bike ride along the river with
  • your Adventure Host, OR: CLASSIC - Take a Guided Sightseeing Tour of Wurzburg with its Old Main
  • Bridge, towering fortress, and baroque Bishop's Residenz-with the largest known ceiling fresco. This
  • afternoon enjoy a leisurely sailing afternoon. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO MAIN RIVER
  • VILLAGE (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 12: MAIN RIVER VILLAGE
  • Beauty on the Main River Join your Adventure Host for today's special activities. CLASSIC - Join a
  • Guided Walking Tour of a picturesque Bavarian village. Later, enjoy onboard entertainment as you
  • cruise to Rudesheim. AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO RUDESHEIM (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 13: RUDESHEIM-RHINE GORGE
  • Eat, Drink, and Be Merry in Wine Country ACTIVE - Enjoy a hike with your Avalon Adventure Host
  • through the picturesque vineyards of Rudesheim, 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. 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. AFTERNOON CRUISE TO ENGERS
  • (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 14: COLOGNE
  • Prost! Celebrate in the Rhineland Ask about today's energizing or relaxing Adventure Host activities.
  • ACTIVE - Enjoy a bike ride like the locals in Cologne with your Adventure Host., OR: DISCOVERY - Join
  • a Guided Walking Tour of Cologne's important Jewish heritage sites, OR; CLASSIC - Take a Guided
  • City Walk of Cologne-explore the Old City and see its soaring twin-steepled Gothic cathedral. Spend
  • free time over a glass of Kolsch pale lager-locally brewed for over 100 years!
  • AFTERNOON/OVERNIGHT CRUISE TO AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 15: AMSTERDAM, HOLLAND
  • Colorful Canals of Amsterdam ACTIVE - Start your day joining your Adventure Host on an early
  • morning walk in Amsterdam, OR: CLASSIC - Explore the iconic waterways of Amsterdam with a
  • Guided Canal Cruise past stately homes of Amsterdam's "Golden Age." In the afternoon you may join
  • an Optional Culinary Walk through Amsterdam to sample savory and sweet Dutch specialties. Or
  • choose an Optional 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. Spend
  • free time on your own to explore the colourful cafes, galleries, bridges, and canals of Amsterdam.
  • OVERNIGHT DOCKING IN AMSTERDAM (B,L,D)
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  • DAY 16: AMSTERDAM (DISEMBARKATION)
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Departure Dates

For travel 8 Jul 2023 - 22 Jul 2023

*From $13,900.00 NZD twin share per person Panorama Suite Flights additional

16 Nights From

$13,900*

Includes

  • As per itinerary. Gratuities included.
  • Meals included: Breakfast - 15, Lunch - 14, Dinner - 15
  • Transport: State-of-the-art, luxurious river cruise vessels with modern services and amenities
  • Accommodation: Deluxe outside accommodations with Avalon’s exclusive Comfort Collection Beds

 

 

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